Snorkeling Bonaire Is the Best!
Queen Angelfish in Bonaire
I have to say snorkeling Bonaire, is hands down the best! I have snorkeled in Florida, the Bahamas, Curacao, Aruba and Bonaire. Bonaire is "known" as a diving destination, but the snorkeling is amazing. The fish are fantastic as well as the corals. Bonaire has the largest varied species of fish I've seen in the Caribbean. There are shore entries along the whole west coast for snorkeling. My two favorite snorkeling spots are Windsock and Tori's Reef. There are over 60 snorkeling sites on Bonaire.
It is possible to see squid, sea horses, and various types of turtles. My favorite fish to see are the banded butterfly, french and queen angels. The south end of the island has a tremendous amount of soft corals and the reefs are very close to shore, so you see a lot in five feet of water!
The water is also crystal clear, so you can see the bottom, up to 100 feet on a good day. It is also really cool when you can spot pods of dolphin or a manta ray! You can also book guided snorkel trips, or snorkel off of a boat. I think it is one of the best places in the world!