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.


Featured Trip

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.



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.

Sulawesi and Borneo, Indonesia

Learn all the details about this Sulawesi & Borneo snorkeling trip.

Travel to some of the lesser visited and remote areas of the Coral Triangle and experience the amazing bio-diversity of the reefs in Sulawesi and Borneo. Snorkel Bunaken National Park and a stingless jellyfish lake. Although this is a snorkeling focused 15 day trip, you also get a wonderful overland trip to see orangutans, proboscis monkeys, sun bears, and you will see some stunning landscapes topsides! Click here for full details about this trip.

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 - 2020

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

Join Galen & Nicole traveling to arguably the best snorkeling spot on earth, Raja Ampat, the world's epicenter of marine biodiversity. We will be staying at Misool Eco Resort, in the middle of a 500 square mile protected marine reserve. You can snorkel right from the beach in Misool's wonderful house reef, plus go on two snorkeler only boat trips every day, enjoy fantastic food, or hit the spa, all in a tropical wonderland. Click here to see the full details about this spectacular trip.

Misool Eco Resort, Raja Ampat, Indonesia - 2021

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

Here is yet another opportunity for you to visit the outstanding Misool Eco Resort in Raja Ampat Indonesia, this time in 2021. This ten day trip includes seven nights at MER with unlimited house reef snorkeling and two snorkel boat trips per day for six days. 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.

Visayan Islands Philippines - Three Resorts

Read all about this Philippines snorkeling trip.

Visit three fantastic waterfront resorts in the heart of the Philippines, and snorkel the best reefs the country has to offer. This 13 day, remarkably affordable small group adventure will not leave you wanting for sea life, with vast schools of sardines, turtles, eagle rays, and the chance to see rare creatures like frogfish. And when you take a break from snorkeling you get to see the beautiful landscape of the Chocolate Hills and take a boat tour to watch fireflies at night! Learn more about this exciting trip here.



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.

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.

Cuba Liveaboard - Gardens of the Queen

Click here to find out all the details of this Cuba Liveaboard snorkeling trip.

The Gardens of the Queen (Jardines de la Reina) National Park in Cuba is home to the healthiest reefs in the Caribbean. This snorkeling trip takes place on the Jardines Aggressor II liveaboard yacht that will spend a week touring the chain of islands that makes up the park. You can expect to see abundant reef fish and healthy hard and soft coral gardens along with mangroves full of life and large fish, sharks and other creatures. Click here to find out all the details about this unique trip.



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.

Philippines & Palau

Philippines & Palau Snorkeling Trip

This combined 15 day Philippines resort based reef snorkeling exploration, with a Palau liveaboard tour, may be one of the ultimate lifetime opportunities to see stunning healthy coral reefs and amazing sea life, both small and large, from colorful nudibranchs to sharks and rays. From a beautiful resort in the Philippines you will explore the house reef, and have 12 boat tours of neighboring reefs. And then in Palau take a day to explore the culture and do some viewpoint hiking before boarding your liveaboard yacht that will circumnavigate the Palau archipelago, stopping at some of the best snorkeling spots in the world. Click here to learn all the details about this wonderful trip.

Palau Liveaboard

Get all the details about this Palau liveaboard snorkeling trip.

Visit the fantastic Palau archipelago on this liveaboard yacht trip! Our partner Ben has created this new trip to these Pacific islands on the fringes of the Coral Triangle. This seven day adventure on the Palau Aggressor II liveaboard is focused entirely on snorkeling the best that the Palau archipelago has to offer: coral gardens, manta rays, sharks, abundant fish life and interesting topography. Don't miss your chance to snorkel this fantastic destination! Click here to read more about this outstanding trip opportunity.

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.



South Africa Snorkeling Trips

South Africa World Map

You might not think there is a lot of snorkeling to be had in South Africa. But there is one trip that is legendary for the opportunity to see big species. Read about that below.

Sardine Run & Land Safari - South Africa

Read more about this Sardine Run snorkeling trip.

Snorkel with the largest marine migration on earth off the coast of South Africa, and be witness to huge sardine bait balls being fed on by great numbers of dolphins, sharks, whales, and diving sea birds. Then spend three days touring Kruger National Park, the largest animal reserve in Africa, to see Lions, Elephants, Buffalo and other big animals. Click here to see full details about this trip.



Snorkeling Trips by Date

2020

Belize Liveaboard

  • January 18-25
  • January 25 - February 1
  • February 29 - March 7
  • March 7-14
  • April 18-25
  • April 25 - May 2

Raja Ampat - Misool Eco Resort

  • January 31 - February 12
  • February 12-21

Philippines - Three Resorts

  • February 16-28

Cayman Islands Liveaboard Photography/Freedive Workshop

  • March 14-21
  • November 21-28

Philippines & Palau

  • March 15-29

Alor & Komodo

  • March 21 - April 4
  • June 6-20
  • June 27 - July 11
  • July 4-18
  • July 26 - August 9
  • August 29 - September 12
  • October 10-24
  • November 7-21

Palau Liveaboard

  • March 29 - April 5

Sulawesi & Borneo

  • April 11-25

Wakatobi Resort

  • May 3-11

Alami Alor Resort

  • May 3-13
  • May 12-22
  • August 8-16

Cuba Liveaboard

  • May 23-30
  • May 30 - June 6

Sardine Run & Safari - Africa

  • July 1-14

Philippines Liveaboard

  • July 20-27

Komodo Resort

  • September 5-14

Tonga & Fiji

  • September 12-26

Sulawesi & Raja Ampat

  • October 24 - November 7

Raja Ampat - Papua Explorers Resort

  • 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

Wakatobi

  • April 15-23

Alami Alor Resort

  • April 15-25
  • August 7-15

Raja Ampat - Misool Eco Resort

  • April 24 - May 3

Alor & Komodo

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

Komodo Resort

  • September 5-13

Misool Raja Ampat Liveaboard

  • October 26 - November 7


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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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