You can borrow all the gear you need, walk a few yards from the shore and begin your underwater exploration.
Straight off Hirondelle Beach, a 30 metres gentle swim and you will marvel at the brightly coloured coral heads and the many reef fish. It’s impossible to keep count of the number of interesting and unusual fish you will find.
This underwater activity makes for a great experience at Bird Island; protected by the reef, snorkelling is easy and safe.
Good to know:
The best time for snorkelling is between October and April, when the sea is calm and clear. During the South East winds the sea is not usually suitable for snorkelling as the snorkelling spots are exposed to the wind making the sea choppier and visibility poor.
Fortunately, swimming on the west coast in front of the Lodge is unaffected, as this part of the island is sheltered from the South Easterly winds during this time of year and the sea is usually fairly calm.
Snorkelling gear at Bird Island Lodge is complimentary. Just ask at reception.