Archive for the ‘Snorkeling Destination’ Category

National Parks

Monday, April 25th, 2011

There are some great snorkeling locations at our National Parks. Biscayne National Park, in Homestead, FL, just north of the Keys, is among our favorites.

Giant sponges, hard and soft corals and lots of colorful fish are some of the attractions at Biscayne National Park. What is your favorite National Park?

Reef Building

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

An artificial reef designed for snorkeling is under construction in the waters off of Pensacola Beach. Several reef modules are being installed about 450 feet into the Gulf, just east of the Portofino Resort. Construction should be finished in a few days, weather permitting. This site will be a nice addition to the snorkeling scene in this part of Florida.

Snorkeling Destination: Puerto Rico

Friday, January 28th, 2011

We’ve been snorkeling just about everywhere, but when we saw this piece, it reminded us that we haven’t been snorkeling in Puerto Rico is a long, long time.

Last time we were there, we kayaked in one of ┬áPR’s bioluminescent bays and snorkeled at Mona Island off the west coast of Puerto Rico. There is a lot to do in Puerto Rico – snorkeling is but one of many fun and entertaining things on offer.

We had so much fun the last time we were there, it’s a wonder we haven’t returned sooner. We need to find a free spot on the calendar so we can go back and enjoy snorkeling in Puerto Rico.

Eco Destination: St. John, USVI

Monday, December 20th, 2010

If you’re looking for an eco-tour destination, consider the U.S. Virgin Islands. We are big fans of St. John, where we feel like we are immersed in the natural, untamed beauty of the island. Instead of the high-rise hotels and heavy tourist trade you’ll find on the other islands, the vibe here is highly eco-friendly and there are countless places to find great snorkeling.

Eco-tours abound. You’ll have your choice of providers, but this article about a tour that goes to the Maho Bay Camp caught our eye. If you want to strike out on your own (as we generally do), you can certainly do it on St. John. But if you want someone else to organize your trip and take care of everything, this sounds like a good way to go.