Extraordinary Snorkeling Trips

Guided Snorkel Travel
to the Most Alive Reefs in the World

Snorkeling Trips

Join the amazing snorkeling trips below, to experience some of the most abundantly alive reefs in the world. Come home with beautiful memories and lifelong new friends. These group snorkel vacations are arranged and led by two different companies that are friends of ours (we are just promoting them, not running them). We join one or two of these trips each year ourselves. We wish we could go on all of them!

  • Professionally Guided - Effortless Planning & Travel
  • World's Best Snorkeling Destinations - See the Last Remaining Reefs Full of Life
  • Snorkelers Only - 100% Focused on Snorkeling Spots (Not Diving), and Friendly Camaraderie

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These trips tend to fill quickly. But don't be discouraged. New trips, and new dates are regularly added. The first thing to do is sign up for our newsletter. New trips are announced there first. Second, use the contact form near the bottom of this page and let our trips partner Ben know what you are interested in. You will get first notice of new dates from them. Ben can also help your group with custom trips.

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Featured Trip

Roatan & Utila Liveaboard

Roatan & Utila Liveaboard Snorkeling Trip

Tour the stunning islands of Roatan, Utila and Cayos Cochinos off the coast of Honduras. These islands are part of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the second largest barrier reef in the world. From your comfortable liveaboard yacht, your group of 16 snorkelers will explore shallow reefs and walls with gorgeous gorgonian fans, see schools of reef fish, and even have a good chance of seeing juvenile Whale Sharks. You will have up to five snorkeling sessions every day! You are bound to come away from this trip with life long snorkeling friends. Learn more about this exciting Caribbean trip here.



The trips are organized in two ways, by world location with a mini description, or further down there is a list of the trips by date. Click on each trip for a full description.

Snorkeling Trips by World Location


Coral Triangle Snorkeling Trips

Coral Triangle World Map

Many of these snorkeling safaris are focused on the Coral Triangle, a marine area in the western Pacific Ocean that is the epicenter of marine biodiversity of the world, including nearly 800 types of coral, and 2200 species of colorful fish, and six of the seven types of marine turtles. The Coral Triangle region includes the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Timor-Leste, Papua New Guinea & and Solomon Islands.

Alor and Komodo, Indonesia

Click to learn more about this wonderful Alor & Komodo Snorkeling Trip.

Join this fantastic resort based snorkeling safari to Alor and Komodo in Indonesia. This affordable, 15 day small group snorkeling trip will visit two distinct and biologically lush areas of the Coral Triangle, with the opportunity to see a variety of interesting marine life, vast coral fields and walls, and some interesting top side attractions like Komodo Dragons! Read all about the 2020 trip options on this page. And see a slightly different itinerary for the 2021 trips here.

Alami Alor Resort, Indonesia

Click to learn more about this wonderful Alami Alor Resort snorkeling trip.

Alami Alor Resort is a wonderful place to base yourself for exploring the astounding reefs of Alor, Indonesia. This 9 or 11 day trip includes two boat snorkel trips per day to the best reefs in the area along with unlimited house reef snorkeling. The resort has six well-appointed waterfront bungalows and a common space for meals and discussing your snorkel day with your fellow travelers. Don't miss your chance to visit this untouched place! Learn all about this unique snorkeler only trip here.

Komodo Resort, Indonesia

Click here to read all about this Komodo Resort snorkeling trip.

Explore the abundant reefs of Komodo National Park from a secluded island resort. This affordable 9 day trip offers the chance to snorkel with Manta Rays at some of the numerous cleaning stations in the park. You can snorkel the house reef anytime, but you get two boat snorkeling sessions per day over your stay at the resort as well. Also included is a land tour to see Komodo Dragons in their natural habitat. Click here to read all about this great trip.

Borneo and Sulawesi, Indonesia

Sulawesi and Borneo are the destinations for this unique combination trip to Indonesia.

Travel to some of the lesser visited and remote areas of the Coral Triangle and experience the amazing bio-diversity of the reefs in Borneo and Sulawesi. Snorkel Bunaken National Park and a stingless jellyfish lake. Although this is a snorkeling focused trip, you also get a wonderful overland trip to see orangutans, proboscis monkeys, sun bears, and you will see some stunning landscapes topsides! Get all the details for this wonderful trip here.

Sulawesi and Raja Ampat, Indonesia

Read the details about this Sulawesi & Raja Ampat snorkeling trip.

This unique itinerary takes you to two wonderful areas of the Coral Triangle and Indonesia, Bunaken National Marine Park in north Sulawesi, and Raja Ampat. Siladen Resort in Sulawesi and Papua Paradise Eco Resort in Raja Ampat serve as your comfortable home bases for snorkeling the numerous abundant reefs nearby. In addition to unlimited house reef snorkeling, you also get two snorkeling boat trips per day at each resort. And, in between the two resorts, you get to explore a volcano and see wildlife in the rainforest in Sulawesi. Read all about this wonderful trip here.

Papua Explorers Resort, Raja Ampat, Indonesia

Click to learn all about this wonderful Papua Explorers Resort Raja Ampat Snorkeling Trip.

Raja Ampat should be at the top of your list of must-visit snorkeling destinations and this 9 day trip to the Papua Explorers Resort is the perfect way to get there. Visit the most abundant area of the Coral Triangle from this fabulous over water resort. It is located on the edge of Dampier Strait in the center of a Marine Protected Area. You will have three snorkeling boat trips per day plus unlimited house reef snorkeling. Get all the details and inquire about this great trip here.

Wakatobi Resort, Indonesia

Read all about this Wakatobi Resort snorkeling trip opportunity.

Join this once in a lifetime opportunity to snorkel Wakatobi, which is in the heart of the Coral Triangle in Indonesia. Wakatobi has high biodiversity in fish and corals making the reefs a pleasure to explore. This resort sits in a national marine park, and has perhaps the best house reef for snorkeling in the world. On this nine day trip you also get 12 boat based snorkel trips out to the best reefs in the area. And the resort, although remote, is a luxury experience in itself. Learn more about how to join this trip here.

Misool Eco Resort, Raja Ampat, Indonesia

Read the details about this Misool Eco Resort Raja Ampat snorkeling trip.

You should not miss this opportunity to visit the outstanding Misool Eco Resort in Raja Ampat Indonesia. Located in the epicenter of marine biodiversity and within a 500 square mile Marine Protected Area and No-Take Zone, the fish numbers cannot be beat. With the most types of fish and corals in the world, you will see something new on every snorkel. This 10 or 15 day trip includes 7 or 12 nights at MER with unlimited house reef snorkeling and many boat snorkel trips. Experience the abundance of the reefs of Misool, the most alive and biodiverse in the world. Get all the details about this trip opportunity here.

Misool Raja Ampat Liveaboard, Indonesia

Click here for all the information about this Amira Liveaboard snorkeling trip to Misool in Raja Ampat.

Don't miss this awesome liveaboard trip to snorkel the Misool region of Raja Ampat Indonesia! The luxurious Amira yacht is your home base for this 13 day adventure snorkeling the most biodiverse reefs in the world. Misool is home to the most fish species on the planet, partly thanks to the 500 square mile Marine Protected Area and No Take Zone. Learn all the details and inquire about this unique trip here.

Visayan Islands Philippines - Two Resorts

Click to learn all the details about this two resort trip to the Philippines.

This 13 day two resort snorkeling trip visits two of the main Visayan Islands in the Philippines. Your first resort is in Moalboal on Cebu Island and the second one is on the Anda Peninsula on Bohol Island. Both the Magic Island and Magic Oceans resorts boast wonderful house reefs that are open all the time, plus you get unlimited boat snorkels too. These resorts are in the Coral Triangle where you can see marine life in abundance over a range of healthy reefs. Learn all the details for this fantastic and affordable trip.

Visayan Islands Philippines Liveaboard

Philippines Liveaboard Snorkeling Trip

The well-appointed Atlantis Azores liveaboard yacht will be your home for this tour of the Visayan Islands in the Philippines. In the abundant and biodiverse Coral Triangle, this area boasts very clear and calm water and many marine sanctuaries and preserves where the sea life thrives. You will be snorkeling fringing reefs with healthy hard and soft corals, schooling fish, turtles, clownfish and anemones, pelagics, nudibranchs, and sharks. You will have six nights aboard the yacht and one night at the Atlantis Dumaguete Resort. All meals and drinks are included. Learn all the details about this wonderful trip.



Caribbean Snorkeling Trips

Caribbean Sea World Map

The Caribbean Sea is basically located between North and South America, to the east of Central America. A widespread range of islands and barrier reefs make up the Caribbean. While not as biologically diverse as the Coral Triangle, the Caribbean still offers some stunning snorkeling opportunities, in selected areas that are still very healthy. Big soft corals like sea rods and sea fans are a wonderful feature of Caribbean snorkeling, as are numerous hard corals, and a nice variety and size range of fish and other creatures.

Roatan & Utila Liveaboard

Roatan & Utila Liveaboard Snorkeling Trip

Tour the stunning islands of Roatan, Utila and Cayos Cochinos off the coast of Honduras. These islands are part of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the second largest barrier reef in the world. From your comfortable liveaboard yacht, your group of 16 snorkelers will explore shallow reefs and walls with gorgeous gorgonian fans, see schools of reef fish, and even have a good chance of seeing juvenile Whale Sharks. You will have up to five snorkeling sessions every day! You are bound to come away from this trip with life long snorkeling friends. Learn more about this exciting Caribbean trip here.

Belize Liveaboard - Glovers Reef & Turneffe Atolls

Learn all about this Belize Liveaboard snorkeling trip.

Explore the incredible outer atolls of Belize, on this seven day liveaboard snorkeling adventure. Glovers Reef and Turneffe Atolls offer some of the healthiest remaining reefs in the Caribbean, with a great variety of soft and hard corals, colorful sponges, and abundant fish life. Your luxury private yacht will take you to three to four different snorkel spots each day, and will pamper you with service and all inclusive delicious meals. Learn more about this great trip here.

Snorkeling Photography & Shallow Freediving Workshop - Cayman Islands Liveaboard

Join this one-of-a-kind snorkeling photography workshop liveaboard trip to the beautiful Cayman Islands. A photography expert will be onboard, as well as a freediving expert to help you learn to safely make shallow dives to get closer to the reef and fish, for the best pictures. No matter your photography experience or what camera you use, you will come back with a much better understanding of how to take good pictures of the beautiful sea life on your trips. Click here to learn more.



Pacific Islands Snorkeling Trips

Pacific Islands World Map

There are countless Pacific Islands ranging over many thousands of miles. They are in geographic areas known as Micronesia, Melanesia, and Polynesia. Some are wonderful snorkeling destinations. These islands are known for having some beautiful coral gardens teeming with fish, along with high chances of snorkeling with large creatures like manta rays, sharks, and even whales.

Palau Resort & Liveaboard

Click here to read more about this wonderful Palau Resort and Liveaboard snorkeling trip.

Join Galen & Nicole on this Palau snorkeling adventure that combines a stunning resort stay, along with a seven night liveaboard cruise of the islands. Remote Palau is extremely abundant with sea life underwater, with over 500 corals, and 1500 species of fish, all surrounded by beautiful islands and culture. This trip will be a wonderful way to explore everything Palau has to offer, underwater and above. Learn all about this trip here.

Tonga Humpback Whales & Fiji Great Astrolabe Reef

Read more about this Tonga Humpback & Fiji Reef snorkeling trip.

Don't miss this amazing opportunity to snorkel with Humpback Whales from The Tongan Beach Resort and explore the abundant Great Astrolabe Reef from the Matava Eco-Resort in Fiji. This resort-based trip has it all. With ten full days of snorkeling boat trips split between Tonga and Fiji, you will get your fill of the best snorkeling these two places have to offer. In addition to the Humpbacks, you can expect to see beautiful coral gardens, massive schools of fish, sharks and manta rays. Learn all about this exciting trip here.



Snorkeling Trips by Date

2020

Alor & Komodo
  • June 6-20
  • June 27 - July 11
  • July 4-18
  • July 25 - August 8
  • August 29 - September 12
  • October 10-24
  • November 7-21

Philippines Liveaboard

  • July 20-27

Tonga & Fiji

  • September 12-26

Sulawesi & Raja Ampat

  • October 24 - November 7
  • November 5-19

Cayman Islands Liveaboard Photography/Freedive Workshop

  • November 21-28

Papua Explorers Resort - Raja Ampat

  • November 21-29

Philippines - Two Resorts

  • November 29 - December 11

2021

Philippines - Two Resorts

  • February 7-19

Belize Liveaboard

  • February 13-20
  • February 20-27
  • May 1-8
  • May 8-15

Roatan & Utila Liveaboard

  • March 6-13
  • March 13-20

Borneo & Sulawesi

  • April 3-17
  • October 22 - November 6
Alami Alor Resort
  • April 6-16
  • April 15-25
  • August 7-15

Palau Resort & Liveaboard

  • April 7-18
  • April 28 - May 9

Wakatobi

  • April 15-23
Misool Eco Resort - Raja Ampat
  • April 24 - May 3

Alor & Komodo

  • April 24 - May 8
  • May 1-15
  • May 8-22
  • June 26 - July 10
  • August 14-28

Philippines Liveaboard

  • July 3-10

Komodo Resort

  • September 5-13

Misool Liveaboard - Raja Ampat

  • October 26 - November 7

2022

Misool Eco Resort - Raja Ampat

  • February 5-19
  • April 7-16

Roatan & Utila Liveaboard

  • March 19-26
Palau Resort & Liveaboard
  • April 6-17


Get Notified When We Announce New Trips!

The best way to learn about new snorkeling trips is to sign up for our newsletter.

Next, let our trips partner Ben know what you are interested in, because new trips and trip dates are regularly being created based on interest. And if you have a group, Ben can help you create a custom trip.



What Are These Trips Like?

We are always looking to bring you exciting trips to some of the best places on earth, like the ones above. Many of our readers have experienced the best snorkeling holidays of their lives on these trips. If you have never gone on one of these trips you can get a general idea of some of the types of adventures we like to share below.

Liveaboard Snorkeling Trips
There is a world of difference going on liveaboard trips designed for snorkelers, instead of a mixed boat with divers, because most of the time the boat is really focused on the divers, the reefs are too deep, and snorkelers are sometimes treated like second class citizens! On a snorkeler only boat, every spot you visit, from remote atolls to barrier reefs, has shallow snorkeling at perfect depths. And instead of being limited to only an hour on the water because of diving schedules, you normally spend and hour and a half to two hours at each spot.

Liveaboard snorkeling trips usually have a small boat that takes you to the spots from the main boat numerous times a day.

And being able to be immersed in snorkeling two or three times a day, in a different amazing spot each time, for a week or two, is really a great way to explore the ocean. You get to see so many different ecosystems and types of fish and coral reefs. It's a very different experience than snorkeling tours that go out for a few hours in popular tourist areas. These are more like snorkeling expeditions.

Most of the time these types of snorkel trips are full service, where your food is prepared for you, your rooms are taken care of, and all you have to do is get in the water, rinse and repeat.

Group snorkeling trips are fun!

Resort Snorkeling Trips
There are also resorts with beautiful house reefs for snorkeling and small boats that can take you to wonderful nearby snorkeling reefs. You can choose whether you want to venture out or stay close each day. The best resorts are usually remote and include some meals with your stay. These spots make for great snorkeling trips too.

Resort based snorkeling group trips are a great way to go. A wonderful house reef to snorkel whenever you want and small boat snorkel trips everyday to see even more!

Snorkeling programs like these are hard to find though. But we have a couple fantastic partners we work with that create these types of adventures.

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