Snorkeling

Of the countries where we travel, all are located on one ocean or two, so wherever waters are calm, you will find snorkeling on our trip itineraries. Some places, like Costa Rica and Panama, you expect to snorkel. We can also suggest places you may have never considered.

WHERE MANY SNORKELERS GO

The Galapagos is snorkeling heaven for beginners and aficionados alike. Who can come home from their Galapagos tours and say they didn’t snorkel? You can’t, even if you have never snorkeled before. At some locations, you may be joined by marine iguanas and turtles grazing on pastures of algae, sea lion pups, Galapagos green sea turtles or Galapagos penguins at another, be passed by vast schools of colorful tropical fish, golden and spotted eagle rays, and in colder waters, sea horses. Some species that are the province of divers elsewhere may be seen by snorkelers in the Galapagos. Manta rays, fur seals, Galapagos sea lions, marine iguanas and green sea turtles are a spectacular and unexpected pleasure for a snorkeler accustomed to just seeing tropical fish. Visibility is better in some locations such as Genovesa Island, where snorkelers may be fortunate enough to observe some moray eels. Many snorkelers prefer the archipelago’s wet season between January and April when water temperatures are warmer and seas are calmer. Some vessels provide snorkel equipment, but many Galapagos passengers prefer to bring their own. Snorkeling is especially good on the northern tip of Floreana Island where some 50 different species of fish are found including moray eels, green sea turtles, marbled rays and white-tipped reef sharks. Isla Lobos on the west side of Isabela Island is an excellent spot to snorkel with sea lions. Travelers to Brazil compare Florianopolis and its surroundings to the Hawaiian Islands. Our 8-day Brazil multisport trip spends a day on Campeche Island where the snorkeling is divine, and the waters are popular with sea lions and sea turtles. Depending on the time of year, you may encounter the shallow-swimming southern right whales or migrating Magellanic penguins.

WHERE FEW SNORKELERS GO

An hour by boat from Colombia’s Caribbean coast lies Corales del Rosario y San Bernardo Natural National Park, the country’s only marine national park. Comprised of 30 islands with pristine, white sand beaches, the archipelago is surrounded by sea prairies and shallow, clear waters. Here you will snorkel in an area of multicolored sea grasses inhabited by 215 different tropical fish and innumerable invertebrates as well as 52 species of coral and 45 sponge varieties. This blissful experience is a day-trip from the walled-city of Cartagena, and included in our 6-day Cartagena and Tayrona National Park Colombia tour. If you love snorkeling and have never tried warm-river snorkeling, you have a treat in store. You can experience river snorkeling on either the Cardosa River during our 12-day Brazil’s Northern Beaches tour or on some of the world’s clearest waters, the Rio Sucuri, south of the Pantanal, on our 13-day Water Paradises of Brazil trip. It doesn’t get much more blissful than snorkeling in Panama. Some of the best spots on the Caribbean side are at the Isla Bastimentos Marine National Park at the country’s north end and the Kuna Yala on the south end where snorkeling is best around the region’s most the remote islands. On the Pacific side,there are numerous locations including the little-visited Azuero Peninsula and Coiba National Marine Park, comprised of many islands on the Pacific.

View our Snorkeling trip and tour options below:
7, 8 & 10 days $2,595
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling & Sea Kayaking
6, 7 & 10 Days $3350
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling
6, 7 & 10 Days $2,795
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
Mountain Biking & Hiking, Amazon Whitewater Rafting , Galapagos Islands , Sea Kayaking & More...
6, 7 & 10 Days $1,995
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
7 & 10 Days $3,295
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
8 & 10 Days $6,445
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
Rio City & Beaches , Corcovado, Sugar Loaf, Salvador, Chapada Diamantina, Praia Do Forte
10 Days $4295
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
7, 8 & 10 Days $3,195
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
Florianopolis - Outstanding Beaches , Guide Optional - Surfing, Wind Surfing, Kite Boarding , Hiking, Rafting, Nightlife
7 Days $1,925
Florianopolis , Daily Surfing & Yoga Instruction, Outstanding Beaches, One Highlight Hike, Nightlife Guide
8 & 10 Days $2,995
Wildlife, Biriding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
Colonial Cartagena, Tayrona National Park, Lost City of El Pueblito, Caribbean Snorkeling
10 Days $2,695
Arenal Volcano , Monteverde , Manuel Antonio National Park, River Rafting, Tabacon Hot Springs, More...
Self Guided - Flexibility , Arenal National Park , Monteverde , Manuel Antonio , Tabacon Hot Springs
7 Days $1,795
Tortuguero National Park, Manuel Antonio National Park, River Rafting, Pacific Beaches, Caribbean Beaches
The Coffee Region, Rafting, Hiking, Mountain Biking
10 Days $4195
Bogota , Cartagena, Rafting, Hiking & Biking , Lost City of El Pueblito
6, 7 & 10 Days $2,250
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
6, 7 & 10 Days $2,250
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
6, 7 & 10 Days $3,295
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
Pacuare River Rafting , Selva Bananito , Cahuita National Park, Rainforest Exploration, Caribbean Beaches
Arenal Volcano, Zip lines, Hanging bridges, Waterfalls, Tamarindo, Wildlife, Pristine beaches, Flexibility
6, 7 & 10 Days $2,095
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
8 & 10 Days $6,295
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
7, 8 & 10 Days $2,995
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
6, 7 & 10 Days $2,250
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
10 Days $6,960
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
10 Days $4,495
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
10 Days $5,795
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
Florianopolis , Hiking, Rafting, Paragliding, Sand Boarding, Horseback Riding, Outstanding Beaches, Nightlife Guide
6, 7 & 10 Days $2,375
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
10+ Days $3,945
Galapagos Islands , Amazon Jungle , Wildlife , Birding, Snorkeling , Hiking
11+ Days $3,945
Cotopaxi National Park, Papallacta Hot Springs, Otavalo Market, Galapagos Islands Cruise, Wildlife & Snorkeling
Lima and Cusco, Peru, Machu Picchu and Inca Trail, Galapagos Islands , Hiking, Rafting & More......
Machu Picchu, Galapagos Islands, Mountain Biking, Snorkeling, Hiking, Galapagos Wildlife, More....
Wildlife , Snorkeling & Sea Kayaking, Sierra Negra Volcano Hike, Mountain Biking
Wildlife & Birding, Snorkeling & Scuba Diving, Sea Kayaking & Mountain Biking , Luxury Tented Accommodations
6-10 Days $1,750
Live Onboard, Best Dives in Galapagos
Amazon Jungle Lodge, Sacred Valley of the Incas, Machu Picchu, Galapagos Island Cruise
6, 7 & 10 Days $2,295
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
7, 8 & 10 Days $2,775
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
6, 7 & 10 Days $1,850
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
10 Days $6,395
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
10 Days $2,395
Panama City, Panama Canal, Gamboa Rainforest, Monkey Island, Pedasi, Playa Venao
6, 7, & 10 Days $3,495
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking , Snorkeling
7 & 9 Days $3,950
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
10 Days $7,330
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
7 & 9 Days $4,495
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
6, 7 & 10 Days $2,195
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
6, 7 & 10 Days $1850
Wildlife, Hammerhead Sharks, Whale Sharks, SCUBA Diving, Wolf & Darwin Islands
9 Days $3595
Luxury Accomodations, Pacuare River & Lodge, Arenal , Sunset Cruises, Tabacon Hot Springs, Pacific Coast
8 Days $2,195
Panama City , Playa Blanca, JW Marriot, Golf, Spa, Snorkeling and More...
Cusco, Sacred Valley of the Incas, Machu Picchu, Galapagos Island Cruise, Wildlife
6, 7 & 10 Days $2,995
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling
10 Days $4,995
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
7, 8 & 10 Days 2995
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
7 & 10 Days $3,495
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
6, 7, & 10 Days $3095
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
6, 7 & 10 Days $2,095
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
10 Days $3,795
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
6, 7 & 10 Days $2350
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
6, 7, 8 & 10 Days $3,295
Wildlife, Birding , Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
7 & 8 Days $3,295
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
10 Day $7495
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking , Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
Panama City , Isla Bastimento, Bocas Del Toro, Boquete, Panama Canal
Panama City and Canal, Gamboa Rainforest Resort, All-Inclusive Pacific Coast Resort, Monkey Island & Gatun Lake, Family Trip
11 Days $2,375
Panama City and Canal, San Blas Islands, Chargres National Park, Boquete, Bocas Del Toro
6-10 Days $3,395
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
6, 7, & 10 Days $4,795
Wildlife & Birding, Snorkeling, Luxury Eco Hotel
11 - 20 Days $8,800
Glaciers, Icebergs, Whales, Penguins, Hiking, Kayaking, Camping, Diving, Snorkeling, Mountaineering, Alpine Crossing, Photography
6, 7 & 10 Days $2495
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
7 & 10 Days $3,995
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
Corcovado National Park , River Rafting, Rainforests, Manuel Antonio National Park
Poas Volcano , Volcano Arenal, Corcovado National Park, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve
10 Days $4,695
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, HIking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
10 Days $3,595
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
6, 7 & 10 Days $2,195
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
7 & 8 Days $3,995
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
7 & 8 Days $4,095
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
6, 7 & 10 Days $2,550
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
10 Days $7,550
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
6, 7 & 10 Days 3195
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
6, 7 & 10 Days $3,065
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
6, 7 &10 Days $3,195
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, HIking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
7 & 9 Days $3,150
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling
San Gerardo de Dota, Uvita, Bahia Ballena, Osa Peninsula, Corcovado National Park, Cano Island
One-of-a-kind Accommodations, Galapagos, Cloud Forest, Andes, Wildlife & Birding
Rio De Janeiro, Bonito , Pantanal
7 & 10 Days $3,340
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking
6, 7, 10 Day $1,995
Wildlife, Birding, Penguins, Hiking, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking