Stuart Cove’s Island Boutique

The World’s Best Snorkeling Adventure!

Bahamas Island Boutique

Our modern store offers a unique blend of shopping for the watersports enthusiast or the casual visitor. We offer a wide selection of top quality diving, snorkeling, and watersports equipment.

We also have:

  • Bags
  • Belts
  • Hats
  • Jewelry
  • Pareos
  • Sandals
  • Swimsuits
  • Sun block
  • Sunglasses
  • Towels
  • Watches
  • Original gifts from the islands

Be sure to pick up your Stuart Cove’s logo resort wear as a memory of your trip.

Snorkeling Adventure in the Bahamas

The World’s Best Snorkeling Adventure!

Snorkel Adventure Trip AM or PM $79 per Adult
$39 per Child (4-11 Years)
Bubble Watcher Passenger onboard $48 per Adult
$37 per Child (4-11 Years)

Additional Information

Snorkel Bahamas Half Day

Snorkel Adventure TripsSnorkeling SitesDetailed ItineraryHelpful Information

Stuart Cove’s Snorkel Trips

The Snorkel Bahamas Adventure takes you to an undersea extravaganza of living coral and
tropical marine life. In just minutes you will be swimming with schools of colorful fish in the
shallows of Nassau’s famous reefs, Hollywood movie sets, or mysterious sunken shipwrecks.

Each trip takes advantage of multiple and diverse underwater sites. You captain will choose two of the clearest and calmest locations to begin your snorkeling adventure. Then if the weather permits and your fellow passengers have the nerve – it’s off to snorkel with one of the most magnificent and misunderstood creatures of the sea – sharks! Sharks are one of the most fascinating marine animals you will ever see. Snorkel with your guide as the sharks swim calmly below you, or if you prefer, watch from the boat.

Your program includes complimentary round trip transportation from your hotel, use of mask, fins, snorkel, and snorkel vest. Your boat comes with fresh drinking water and ice.

Excludes: Wetsuit ($12 rental), snacks, other beverages besides water, and tips to crew.

Note: Children under the age of 4 are not permitted on the boats

Pricing and Reservations (AM and PM Trips)

Snorkelers

$79 USD per Adult
$39 USD per Child (4-11 Years)

Bubble Watcher Passenger onboard

$48 USD per Adult
$37 USD per Child (4-11 Years)

Snorkel Trip Schedule
What's Included
Optional Wetsuit Rental
Optional SeaBob DPV Rental

Includes complimentary transfers from your hotel or cruise ship

Typical Morning Transfer Schedule
Typical Afternoon Transfer Schedule

All prices are correct as of the revision date listed at the bottom of this page. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Location #1 – A Shallow Reef

Our first stop is a beautiful shallow reef. At these sites, typically the bottom is at 10-25 feet. We choose the exact site at the time of the trip based on any specific requests from you, our guest, and the weather conditions. Our goal is to find you the calmest water with the most marine life each day.

Typical Shallow Reefs For Snorkeling

  • Nari Nari – Sculpture Garden
  • Little Elvis
  • Goulding Cay
  • School House

Location #2 – A Shallow Reef or a Shipwreck

The next location you will visit is either a different shallow reef or one of our shallow shipwrecks. The location chosen is the one that will provide you the best overall experience for the given conditions that day. We have dozens wrecks to choose from, and conditions depending, we often will snorkel on or near a wreck.

Location #3 – Sharks (Optional)

If the weather permits, we will stop at a 3rd location to allow you to experience an incredible thrill – snorkeling with Caribbean Reef Sharks. Don’t worry…. it sounds scarier than it really is.

The location we visit is one where shark feeding takes place with scuba divers. When you visit as a snorkeler – a bait box is lowered on a rope to a depth of 40 feet. That box creates a scent trail that will attract the animals to the area. However, because the scent is at depth – the sharks stay close to the bottom. We then enter the water snorkeling and stay on the surface observing these magnificent creatures in their natural environment from above.

Once you exit – you will be able to debunk a myth created by Hollywood and share with your friends what you learned first hand about sharks. Stuart Cove’s Snorkel Bahamas is also a great cruise ship activity for Nassau, Bahamas with pick ups on Paradise Island, Atlantis and all Nassau Hotels.

The shark experience is a unique chance to see these magnificent graceful creatures. As the apex predator of the ocean – their job is to ensure the health of the overall marine ecosystem by removing the weak and dying animals in the area. This ensures that only the healthy and strong survive. The greatest predator to sharks is man. As we said, this site and activity are optional, based on the weather. Anyone not comfortable going into the water on the shark stop may still participate in observing these magnificent creatures from the upper deck, and watch them from a distance while still getting great views!

Snorkel Trips Itinerary

Whether you are staying at the Atlantis Resort or looking for a cruise activity away from your ship, Stuart Cove’s snorkel trips offer the best in Bahamas snorkeling. Our Nassau snorkeling adventure is simply the best. Stuart Cove’s is a top provider of Nassau activities and has a worldwide reputation for offering quality programs for guests. Free hotel pickups to all Nassau resorts, condos and hotels.

Hotel Pick-Ups

Your adventure begins with complimentary transfers from your hotel. Stuart Cove buses will pick-up at all hotels in Nassau, Paradise Island, Cable Beach, and the cruise ships according to our schedule. We ask that you please be patient as the buses have several stops and may be a few minutes early or late based on the promptness of our other guests.

Typical Morning Transfer Schedule
Typical Afternoon Transfer Schedule

Includes complimentary transfers from your hotel or cruise ship

Note: Children under the age of 4 are not permitted on the boats

Check-In

Our home base is located on the southwest side of the island in the old “Flipper” movie set. This part of the island offers guests the ideal location for diving and snorkeling along with the most “natural” protection from wind and storms.

When you arrive at our facility, we will ask you to come into our boutique to check in. At this time, we will collect payment if you have not made a reservation in advance and ask you to sign a release form.

You will have the opportunity to stock up on suntan lotion, candy, snacks, water, and beverages that you may desire to bring with you on the trip. Your boat comes equipped with a cooler of ice and fresh drinking water.


Snorkel Vessel and Return to Hotel

Your snorkel adventure will take place on one of our custom built boats. Unless otherwise scheduled for a private charter, your snorkel adventure will go out on the “Zambezi”. This twin engine vessel was commissioned by Stuart Cove’s in 2001, and was designed with snorkeling in mind.

Snorkeling Boat Features

It offers a large upper sun deck for relaxing during the short rides between sites, a broad beam (width) so you have lots of room, and a large platform in the rear for easy entry and exit. It also has a work counter, fresh drinking water, a cooler for your snacks, fresh water showers, and storage for all snorkeling equipment on board to make the trip more comfortable.

The vessel was named for the Zambezi Shark, found off the coast of Africa. This species is a close relative of the Bull Shark found in the northern hemisphere. Don’t worry…. it’s not very common around our waters, we just thought it would be a cool name.

Return To Your Hotel

Pricing and Reservations (AM and PM Trips)

Snorkelers

$79 USD per Adult
$39 USD per Child (4-11 Years)

Bubble Watcher Passenger onboard

$48 USD per Adult
$37 USD per Child (4-11 Years)

Snorkel Trip Schedule
What's Included
Optional Wetsuit Rental
Optional SeaBob DPV Rental

All prices are correct as of the revision date listed at the bottom of this page. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Things To Remember

We accept MasterCard and Visa along with U.S. Travelers Checks and cash (US or Bahamian) for payment if you have not booked online in advance.

You should apply sunscreen 20 minutes before it is required to ensure maximum protection. So you may want to consider putting it on at your hotel before heading out.

During the winter months, the water is a bit cooler. Wetsuits are available for rent at Stuart Cove’s. The cost is $12 per person for a full body (long legs and long sleeves).

Besides keeping you warm – a wetsuit is a great way to add some additional floatation for a person who is not 100% comfortable in the water!

What to Bring
Pricing and Reservations (AM and PM Trips)

Snorkelers

$79 USD per Adult
$39 USD per Child (4-11 Years)

Bubble Watcher Passenger onboard

$48 USD per Adult
$37 USD per Child (4-11 Years)

Snorkel Trip Schedule
What's Included
Optional Wetsuit Rental
Optional SeaBob DPV Rental

All prices are correct as of the revision date listed at the bottom of this page. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Snorkel Photo Gallery