The Caribbean is home to over 7,000 islands, 26 countries, and has some of the most exquisite views in the world. With white-sand beaches, coral reef formations, and crystal clear water, the Caribbean has become a haven for travelers looking to immerse themselves in island living.

With pristine water conditions, water sports are extremely popular throughout the Caribbean. Boating, jet-skiing, and diving are all favorites among travelers but snorkeling has got to be one of the most popular activities among tourists visiting the Caribbean. It's an up-close-and-personal way to see tropical fish, hover above the coral, and see the world from a fish's eyes. And while there are oodles of places to visit in the Caribbean, check out these five spots if snorkeling is at the top of the list!

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Aruba

The small island of Aruba shouldn't be defined by its size. It's home to some of the most glorious terrain and has more to offer than its beaches. There's a natural pool, cactus plantations, and even a National Park! However, if snorkeling is the end-game for a trip to the Caribbean, then be sure to check out The Arusun: Aruba Catamaran Sail With Snorkeling in Aruba.

With a five-star-rating from Trip Advisor and over 600 reviews, this snorkeling trip was rated Travelers' Choice in 2019. Snorkeling aficionados will hop on a 65-foot catamaran and explore the Caribbean Sea for two and a half hours. Two destinations worth traveling to in Aruba are the Antilla shipwreck and Boca Catalina Bay, which snorkelers will be able to see for themselves on this tour!

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

At the tip of the Dominican Republic, we can find the gorgeous region of Punta Cana. The country may be popular for its zip-lining through its lush jungle but snorkeling is also a top contender when visiting Punta Cana.

The Punta Cana Small-Group Sailing and Snorkeling Catamaran Tour is highly praised on Trip Advisor with five stars and 700 reviews. For three hours, small groups make this snorkeling experience personal and informational, getting loads of attention from the instructors. Travelers will explore the depths of Cabo Engaño, Bavaro Beach, and other spots while snorkeling. There's even a small break at a sand bar where they'll whip out a floatable bar!

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

The Cayman Islands consist of three islands: Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, and Cayman Brac. Grand Cayman is the largest of the three and will be a traveler's meeting point when looking to join the Cobalt Custom Charters cruise to snorkel. This snorkel adventure was rated number two out of 94 tours in George Town on Grand Cayman and has a five-star rating on Trip Advisor. 

This charter can last for up to four hours and will take snorkelers to the barrier reef, Starfish Point, and Stingray City! You'll be able to swim with fish, see the starfish for yourself, and even swim around stingrays. It's a gorgeous area with almost 300 stellar reviews and ends with a drink at a local beach bar! Cheers!

St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

St. Thomas is one of the many islands apart of the US Virgin Islands. St. Thomas is one of the bigger and more popular islands of the Virgin Islands and that's largely in part due to its stunning snorkel spots.

On Trip Advisor, Turtle Cove Catamaran Snorkel and Sail Adventure at Buck Island is highly rated (five stars) and lasts for three hours. If there are any turtle lovers or admirers out there, this is the snorkeling trip for you. The Buck Island National Wildlife Refuge is known for its green sea turtles at Turtle Cove and snorkelers will be able to see them in their natural habitat (along with tropical fish, of course!).

St. John, US Virgin Islands

On the island of St. John in the town of Cruz Bay, Palm Tree Charters takes snorkelers on the time of their lives. Out of 49 tours in Cruz Bay, Palm Tree Charters was ranked number one and has over 1,200 marvelous reviews!

Depending on the experience swimmers are looking for, there are hundreds of areas to pick from that this charter can make happen because it's a private charter. This means that snorkelers can have their freedom with amazing attention while exploring the Carribean Sea.