Snorkeling in Bunaken, Manado

enjoy the relaxing atmosphere and amazing underwater life on your doorstep

If you want to experience snorkeling around Bunaken then you have come to the right place.
We are based on Bunaken Island where the snorkeling is only 5-minutes away.
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Bunaken Marine Park has an amazing diversity of fish and coral life. You are bound to see some green and hawksbill turtles as they often come up to the surface to breathe. Other marine life you might see are parrotfish, pufferfish, batfish, butterfly fish, snapper, box fish, clown/anemonefish and trumpet fish.

The water here is clear, blue and between 28-30C at the surface most of the time. The reefs are shallow (1-5m) on top of the wall and sometimes you can see all the way down to where the divers are. If you are lucky you may even see an eagle ray or reef shark from the surface.

We have a few different options for snorkelers. You can go off the beach directly in front of our resort which is good for snorkelers who are comfortable in the water already. Going with our boat means our crew can look out for your safety.

Some of our Favourite snorkeling spots around Bunaken are Fukui, Lekuan sites, Tanjung, Tanjung Parigi, Bunaken Timur, Muka Two Fish and Siladen.

CLICK ON THE TAB BELOW FOR DETAILS ABOUT SNORKELING OPTIONS

Option #1 - Snorkelling from the beach

Just 50m swim from our beach you will find our beautiful house reef. Here you will see lots of different types of soft and hard coral, parrot fish, butterflyfish, unicorn fish, moray eels, turtles and more.

The tides and currents are constantly changing here so our staff will check the conditions are safe before you head out.

  • It is safer for snorkelers who are not strong swimmers or need a lifejacket to go with our boat.

Prices

  • Private Snorkel Guide: Rp50,000/trip
  • Rental Dive Equipment (mask, snorkel & fins): Rp90,000/day

Option #2: Snorkeling with the dive boat

Snorkeling from the boat means our staff can look after your safety. If there is a current or you get tired/cold our dive boat will come and pick you up. On the dive boat there is fruit, cookies, tea and coffee provided. Life jackets are available on request. You can request a private snorkel guide to give you a tour and make it extra fun!!

The dive boat goers out twice per day that you can join:

  • Morning trip 2 sites (8am-12:30pm)
  • Afternoon Trip 1 site (2:30pm-4pm)

Prices

  • Private Snorkel Guide: Rp50,000/trip
  • Rental Dive Equipment (mask, snorkel & fins): Rp90,000/day
  • Morning or Afternoon trip: Rp100,000/trip, per person

Option #3: Private Snorkel Boat

Rent a private boat for half-day (Morning or Afternoon) to visit 4 or 5 different snorkeling sites around Bunaken and Siladen Island.

When you want the boat to go to the next site just jump on the boat and our captain will take you there.

On the boat there will be fruit, cookies, tea and coffee. You can request a private snorkel guide to give you a tour and make it extra fun!!

Prices

  • Private Snorkel Guide: Rp50,000/trip
  • Boat rental: Rp500,000/trip (max 8 pax)

Option #4: Dolphin Tour with snorkelling

Our Dolphin Tours are 6am-10.30am. The early start is because Dolphins are more active in the area early in the morning.

In Bunaken the Dolphins are wild so we can’t get into the water with them, but they do like to ride and play in front of the boat which is a magical sight. Sometimes spinner dolphins can also be seen travelling in schools of 200 individuals, another magical sight!

Please note that the Dolphins are not guaranteed but our captain and crew will do their best to find them for you. After searching for Dolphins you can enjoy snorkeling a few sites around Bunaken and Siladen Island.

You can request a private snorkel guide to give you a tour and make it extra fun!!

Prices

  • Breakfast (if not staying at our resort): Rp50,000
  • Dolphin Tour: Rp750,000 per boat
  • Rental Dive Equipment (mask, snorkel & fins): Rp90,000/day
  • Private Snorkel Guide: Rp50,000/trip

CONTACT US ABOUT SNORKELING IN BUNAKEN

HOW DO I BOOK?

Complete the form with your dates and any other requests, and we will reply back within 24 hours with availability and prices.

When you are happy to book, all we ask is for a deposit and we will hold your booking for you.

Please send us your flight details so we can organise the airport pickup.

If you have any other queries about deposits and payments, you may find the answer on our Prices page, and our FAQ page may help with other queries.

 

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU IN BUNAKEN IN THE NEAR FUTURE!!