Kosi Bay Snorkeling Tour


Kosi Bay Mouth in the far north eastern corner of South Africa, offers a unique and world class snorkeling experience! Our snorkeling tours are conducted by highly experienced marine guides within the mouth section of the Kosi bay estuary. The systems freshwater needs are fed by groundwater and clear river systems from sand catchments. Together with the subtropical location, away from muddy river mouths, the water clarity when snorkeled on the correct tide is fantastically clear! With every pushing tide, clear nutrient rich water push into the calmness of the bay. Here an ancient sandstone reef form our perfect snorkeling area.

Snorkeling tours at Kosi bay mouth

Why snorkel with our experienced marine guides?

At Kosi bay mouth the quality of your snorkeling experience hugely depends on snorkeling at the exact correct tide to avoid strong currents and to have the best visibility that the day will offer. If snorkeling at Kosi bay mouth on the wrong tide the water will be green as the water will be flowing out of the system to the ocean. If snorkeling when the tide is pushing too hard, the current will be too strong to snorkel comfortably.

Our guides will arrange to meet you at the perfectly ideal time to give you the best Snorkeling conditions that the given day will offer.

Snorkeling in Kosi bay

What can you expect to see on our Kosi Mouth Snorkeling Adventures?

We often refer to our snorkeling tours at Kosi bay mouth as an experience "snorkeling with dragons". As experienced guides, not many destinations keep us as entertained and amazed as Kosi bay mouth! We always see something totally unexpected, sightings that can very easily be overlooked by the non experienced eye..

Highlights include ghost and double-ended pipefish, stone and scorpion fish, flutemouth, blue pete, zigzag sand wrasse, honeycomb rays, morey eels, lionfish, whitespotted rockcod, jumping bean, dusky cherub, emperor angelfish, queen coris, crescent-tail wrasse, bluebarred parrotfish, piano blenny, grunter, river snapper and lots more!

On average our marine guides will point out about 50 different species of fish!

Diving in Kosi Bay

What is included in our Kosi Bay Mouth Snorkeling Tour?

Our Snorkeling guide will meet you in the Kosi bay mouth parking area. From here you will be guided to our briefing area where you will be given a pre-briefing and given our "snorkel plan". Our guide will hand you a set of high quality snorkeling gear and give you a couple of basic tips to increase your enjoyment with the equipment in the water.

After the briefing our guide will go introduce you to the magical underwater beauty of Kosi bay mouth! We suggest that you follow him and look at what he is pointing out as his experience in the water will increase your sightings hugely..

After your time in the water you will return with your guide to the briefing area for a lovely cup of coffee/ tea or hot chocolate whilst identifying all your sightings in our fish id books.

Total duration of our snorkeling tour is 2 hours.

Snorkeling at Kosi Bay Mouth

Meeting point for our Kosi Bay Mouth Snorkeling Adventure..

Our snorkeling guide will meet you in the parking area down at Kosi Bay Mouth. Please note that you will have to collect your own permit to enter the park from either your lodge or from the Ezemvelo Kzn Wildlife office at 3rd lake. Alternatively let us know and we can try to arrange one for you at least one day in advance at an additional fee.

Snorkeling in Kosi baai

Cost and what to bring for your snorkeling adventure at the mouth..

The cost for our 2 hr Kosi Bay Mouth Snorkeling adventure is R300 per person.

All that you need to bring is your swimwear, sunblock and some happy holiday vibes!

Our guide will be taking some underwater photos that will be shared with you via our facebook page.

We would suggest that you bring some food and everything that you will need for the day as there are no shops down at Kosi bay mouth.

Snorkeling in Kosi baai

Snorkeling tour breakdown:

Cost: R300 per person.

Duration: 2 hours.

Meeting time: To be announced  on booking.

Included: Snorkel, fins, mask, cup of coffee/tea or hot chocolate.

What to bring: Towel, sunblock, food/drinks if you gona stay for the day and happy vibes.

Meeting point: Kosi bay mouth parking area.

Not included: You need to get your park entrance permit from your lodge or Ezemvelo office at 3rd lake.