Like to snorkel but not sure where to go in Elizabeth Harbour? There are now snorkeling maps available that provide the locations of our new buoys at popular snorkeling spots in the area, and the things you will see in each spot. This map will soon be available at hotels, businesses and the Port and the Ministry of Tourism offices in George Town. If you can’t wait to get one, you can see a sneak peak of the printed version below. We’ve also created an online interactive version that will now be available and updated on this website. This map features the location and lots of info about each snorkeling site, and it shows the locations of the snorkeling mooring buoy sponsors, which have committed an annual donation in support of keeping the buoys maintained and the maps printed!
We owe many thanks to those that have supported the Snorkeling Mooring Buoy Program. Please make sure to check out the program sponsors who donated time, funding, and materials to make it happen. The Elizabeth Harbour Conservation Partnership is dedicated to keeping Elizabeth Harbour the most beautiful in the region by engaging the community in our conservation efforts.
P.S.! We would really like to get feedback from a wide variety of users (or potential users) of the mooring buoy program. Please take 60 seconds to fill out this online survey. You could win an EHCP t-shirt!
We’ve made great progress this summer installing moorings and signs at locations around Elizabeth Harbour! Thanks to generous donations of time and materials, we now have signs up at Chat N’ Chill and Minns Water Sports and there are more to come! A huge effort has been made to get the moorings installed at the most popular snorkeling locations in the eastern end of the harbour off Higgins Landing, between Guana Cay and Elizabeth Island, Fowl Cay, at the two channel markers, and at “the Squeeze” blue hole off Crab Cay. And we will add before the end of the year at Mystery Cave and other locations! The moorings will make it easy and safe for folks to tie up at their favorite snorkeling spots, while also protecting the reefs and seagrass beds that make the harbour so special. We’re in the process of developing a brochure that will provide information about the moorings locations and how to take care of the harbour, so stay tuned. We welcome comments and suggestions, so please send us an email if you have one to: firstname.lastname@example.org For more information about the project, check out this previous post. Thanks to everyone who has made this effort possible so far!
Marcus Parotti and Jonathan Robinson installed the first mooring by Stocking Island.
Captain Cole pulls up to a new buoy!
Jonathan of Dive Exuma finishes an installation by Guana Cay.
The new dinghy mooring system underwater.
Jonathan Robinson, Catherine Booker, and Marcus Parotti after installing 8 moorings!
Dwayne Deveaux and Howard Bethel with a buoy at Fowl Cay.
Dwayne and Howard install a buoy at the coral nursery.
Basil Minns with a sign at Minns Water Sports.
Garvin Turtle installs a buoy at Fowl Cay.
Dwayne, Howard, Amy Mackey and Garvin Turtle.
Steven Cole, Robert Williams, and Semy of Good Hope, Ltd installed a sign at Chat N Chill.