The winds finally cooperated so we could snorkel at Paradise Cove before we came home. We visited twice before that but the waves were not conducive to snorkeling. The owner gave us an introduction and advised us where to go to see the sea life. Many fish at the reef balls to see and sea turtles further out. No manta rays while we were there. We did not venture beyond the reefs to deeper water where there is more to see apparently. Depending on the tide, a flotation belt might be wise which I did rent. A nice little shop for buying souvenirs on site. The menu was limited in the restaurant/bar. Definitely the best place on the island for snorkeling. The beach area was damaged by the last hurricane.
Quick email replies, and your reviews made selection easy. We were warmly met on time and place (Grand Celebration cruise) by Mr Parker with a nice mini bus. He advised us the weather canceled our snorkel trip and we can select a refund or a bus tour. Owner Barry was on top of everything by phone. Tour was nice. We look forward another opportunity with safer water conditions. BTW, because of another mis-informed couple that we picked up at Harley store, I recommend NOT using a third party and book directly with deadman's reef.com.
My family and I wanted a good snorkeling experience and Paradise Cove delivered. It was isolated so there were only a handful of people at the beach. We saw sea turtles, stingrays, and barracudas. I would go back anytime.
We visited Paradise Cove and had great time. Water was even warm enough for Florida residents to snorkel in December. Saw many sea turtles in close protected waters and nice reef at the drop-off 50 yards off shore. Kayaking was also cool we used a glass bottom one. Down side was some annoying no seeums and couple oil rigs off shore in distance but still a great place to go. Great Beach, food, beer, and excellent customer service await.
This has been by far one of the best experiences we have had while on vacation! This is a family owned business and you can see the pride Barry and his family have in providing guests with a once in a lifetime experience. if you want to experience marine wildlife in their natural habitat this is the place to go! The entire place was really nice and clean and the staff were extremely polite and helpful. The beach was beautiful and quiet which was exactly what we were looking for. Their prices were very reasonable for the experience you get. We will definitely be returning here on our next trip to Freeport.