View Full Version : Snorkeling Saba?

05-25-2019, 10:52 AM
Has anyone ever snorkeled Saba? We've been snorkeling Bonaire for 35 years and will return for 5 weeks this winter. However, I've read that the waters around Saba are also a marine park and that there really aren't any beaches. Sounds a lot like Bonaire on a much smaller scale. We're wondering if snorkel sites are accessible from the road as they are in Bonaire.

05-25-2019, 11:23 AM
Not really. Saba is a mountain-top sticking out of the ocean. There is some snorkeling in shallows in Saba, but I do believe it is boat access. From what I remember from my visits, there really isn't shore access around the island, like Bonaire.

05-25-2019, 03:07 PM
I agree with Susan. As I recall from our visit two decades ago, there isn't even a shore road around the island. There may be one or two beaches at road ends that could be snorkeled. There is no shore diving from Saba either.

05-29-2019, 12:27 AM
My famiy is from saba and i can assure you there are places to snorkle, Fort bay is the main bay where the ferry comes in, and wells bay all accessable by road. Depending on the tides/currents wells bay may have beautiful black sand beach,however it may be here today and gone tomorrow, and dont lay there if it is in because there is a rocky cliff that rises several hundred feet straight up. Ladder bay makes 1000 steps in Bonaire a joke, 800 steps give or take a few, You definately need water shoes because there really arent any beaches. There is also an area near the airport called the cove bay. Any diving definately requires a boat but the rides are usually very quick.