Carriacou - Healthy Marine Life for Snorkeling or Not Worth the Trip?

by Chloe

I was wondering if any of you knowledgeable snorkelers know if Carriacou is worth the trip for good snorkeling? Is there healthy marine life to see there?

Thanks to Nicole's help, we had decided to go to St. John for our first ever Caribbean trip which sounded perfect, then sadly (thoughts with all those that live there), of course we need to look for an alternative.

Bonaire is on the list, but we thought perhaps Carriacou would still have that 'lush' feel. We've been to lots of arid islands in the past, so really looking for that tropical feel. The dream is to be able to snorkel from the beach, feel safe on the island, see parrotfish and color in general, hopefully rays and turtles too.

Many thanks.

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Nov 05, 2017
by: Anonymous

I have not been there since this hurricane season, but several years ago I had the pleasure of anchoring in some beautiful coves and it was a favorite snorkel spot. White sandy bottoms make for gorgeous aqua waters and seeing the local sea life beautifully.

Nov 07, 2017
by: Chloe

Thank you to the person who responded above. Great to know and really useful. Would love to see some colorful tropical fish, and I've heard mixed reviews about the area (although positive for turtle sightings). Thanks again and much appreciated.

Feb 25, 2018
If it’s anything like the rest of the Grenadines...
by: Ironjay

If it’s anything like the rest of the Grenadines you should be happy... We went on a catamaran cruise out of Bequia in August last year and the snorkeling was great. Turtles, all sorts of rays, huge starfish...

The scenery above water was nice as well, laid back non-touristy Caribbean.

I have been to the British Virgin Islands, St Martin, and Curaçao. I always think Curacao is the better of the three (maybe because we go there every year) but I would go back to the Grenadines in a heartbeat. Even with no a/c in late August.

Jul 12, 2018
Carriacou specifics?
by: Asele

Does anyone have any more specific information on snorkeling spots for Carriacou? I can find a lot of information on Sandy Island off its coast but not much about Carriacou itself. Thanks.

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