Better Snorkeling on Bimini or Grand Bahama?

By Martha Lee

Is there better snorkeling on Bimini or Grand Bahama Island in the Bahamas? I am considering taking a ferry from south Florida (Fort Lauderdale or Miami) to the Bahamas for just a few days, and I have a choice of destination: Bimini or Freeport, Grand Bahama. Which would be preferable for snorkeling?

I’m considering going this fall, but am flexible and would prefer going when conditions are favorable for snorkeling. Or maybe these are not great destinations for snorkeling and I should go elsewhere? Honest evaluations of current reef conditions appreciated.

Thank you!


  1. A couple of years ago we did a seven day cruise that stopped at Bimini and we went snorkeling with this tour. It was the best all around snorkeling trip we have ever done. It included snorkeling plus feeding stingrays and also swimming with sharks. What more can you ask for?

  2. Thanks, Gary! I went on a ray/nurse shark snorkel trip from Grand Cayman, and I agree that it is really fun to try out this trip! But since I have already done this, I have booked for Grand Bahama. I will write to the Community with what I find there!


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