Snorkeling at Half Moon Cay or thru Stuart Cove in Nassau??
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I'd go while in Nassau. There really isn't much else to do or see there and the snorkeling is primo.
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All the people at Stuarts Cove were great. Our captain and his helpers were awesome. The only other thing to consider is it did take a little while to get out there as it is on the other side of the island. That didn't bother me as it was kind of nice to see things along the way. The boat ride to the snorkel sites was a bit choppy too so just something to consider. Like I said we were there in January so I don't know if the choppiness was due to the time of year or not. I would definitely recommend Stuart Cove they run a first class operation.
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HMC is not a good place to snorkel...it's a gorgeous beach, and they have a water play area for your kiddo
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Just be careful of Stuarts cove if not on a ship sponsored excursion...make sure you have plenty of time as their snorkeling trip does not leave right from the pier...it is a bit of a drive to get to their shop...if you have all day and night than no big deal, if you only have a few hours, you won't make it...This is true. They are honest about it too and will tell you if they don't think you can make it on time.
On the other hand we did another snorkel excursion from Nassau and had a blast...lots of fish to see & excellent crew. Sorry, I can't remember the name of the excursion though.
As others have said HMC is really just a beach day & the snorkeling isn't that great.
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Just be careful of Stuarts cove if not on a ship sponsored excursion...make sure you have plenty of time as their snorkeling trip does not leave right from the pier...it is a bit of a drive to get to their shop...if you have all day and night than no big deal, if you only have a few hours, you won't make it...
well we are supposed to be at port from 7am to 10pm, should that be enough time to do snorkeling thru stuarts cove??? I really hope so
Definitely not the kind of snorkeling you see on TV, but it was our first experience and it was a good time.