I'd like to find out what the scoop is on snorkeling on Cat Island and specifically Bennett's Harbor? Will be staying nearby and we have kayaks, but do we need to rent a car to get to the best snorkeling places? Does anyone have a snorkeling map of Cat Island?
I'm looking at a NASA satellite map of Cat Island (no labels tho) and it looks as tho the reefs are on the windward side, correct? Is this where all the snorkeling action is?
And then I see this map, which is labelled, but doesn't have many reefs/snorkeling places identified:
And last but, not least I found this list of snorkeling places, and I can find a couple of the map, but not all:
Jumping Rocks Point – An underwater ledge with lobster and stone crabs awaits. Lots of sea fans adorn the top.
Dry Head – A multitude of hard and soft corals, lettuce corals and schools of grunts and yellow tails.
Naked Point – An underwater cave with plenty of stone crabs in a maze of small corals and ledges.
Lump of Limestone – Where friendly grouper hang out just five minutes swim from the beach.
Hazel’s Hideaway – Look for hard and soft corals with plenty of reef fish.
Greenwood Beach – Where you’ll find coral heads unlimited in size and color.
Bains Town – An expanse of sea fans and single coral heads dotted with elkhorn and brain corals.
Port Howe – This area is most noted for its proliferation of sponges and gorgonians.
Guana Keys – A chain of beautiful reefs close to a small island and only yards from the deep drop off.
Shipwreck – Old wreck half in the water and half above the water. Lots of marine life call this area home including lobster and sea fans.