Ever Blue Travel – Hon Mun Island Snorkeling Tour In Nha Trang
On our recent visit to coastal resort city of Nha Trang Vietnam, my son and I enjoyed the Hon Mun Island Snorkeling Tour arranged through Ever Blue Travel. When I visit any tropical beach destination around the globe, the first thing I try to book is a Snorkeling or Scuba Diving Tour.
Situated in the lobby of our beautiful hotel in Nha Trang, was a friendly tour excursion agent with Ever Blue Travel. Arrangements were made to head out the next morning to one of the most beautiful nearby islands known as Hon Mun.
Snorkeling at Hon Mun Island Nha Trang
Map of Nha Trang and Hon Mun Island
Hon Mun or also referred to as Ebony Island is a pristine scuba diving and snorkeling destination just minutes from Nha Trang town center and is also protected marine area in Vietnam. This island is managed by Marine Protected Area (MPA) Nha Trang.
Located on the south of Nha Trang Bay among a few other scattered islands, this is by far the favorite island for underwater enthusiasts!
Hon Mun Island Aquarium and Snorkeling Tour
Ever Blue Travel Shuttle Bus
Picked up at our hotel promptly by Ever Blue Travel, we made our way to the nearby marina to catch our speed boat across to the island. At the marina is also the Museum of Oceanography and our tour just happened to include a short visit to the Aquarium.
Museum of Oceanography Nha Trang
Halls lined with tanks full of beautiful tropical fish, with larger ones housing sea turtles, sharks and much more, the visit was interesting before heading onto our boat.
The weather was clearing from morning showers and overcast skies so the timing was perfect to board our speedboat!
Speed Boat Ride to Hon Mun Island
Nha Trang Marina and Princess Cruise Ship
Arriving at the Marina earlier, the skies were eerily dark and slightly raining. Showing in the distance is a Princess Cruise Ship having arrived in port early in the morning.
The marina was bustling with tour boats of all sizes and as we made our way onto the speed boats. It was a race across the bay to the island to see who would be the first in the water at Hon Mun Island!
With the skies clearing and the water turning clearer as we approached, I was looking forward to snorkeling in another part of the world!
Our Speedboats Racing to Hon Mun Island
As soon as our snorkeling equipment supplied by the tour operator was fitted to our liking, into the warm clear waters we went. The first thing I noticed was the remarkable shape of the coral for such a tourist bound destination.
Arriving at Our Snorkeling Location at Hon Mun Island
Beautiful coral surrounded the entire dive area which was a pleasant surprise compared to other destinations where the coral was smoothed over and ruined by tourists.
As luck would have it, my underwater camera which I had gone scuba diving with on prior trips, leaked! My camera was ruined and my chance of taking a few pictures of the beautiful coral was not to be.
How disappointing when one pays for an expense underwater camera and it leaks! Aarrggg!!!
The next 3 pictures below, give you an idea of just what to expect when taking this snorkeling tour out to beautiful Hon Mun Island.
Snorkeler Enjoying the Crystal Clear Waters at Hon Mun Island
The water was crystal clear and very warm when we visited in November. We were very comfortable in our bathing suits only! The island is surrounded with lovely coral reefs with beautiful colorful marine life surrounding the coral!
Beautiful Colorful Marine Life and Coral
After enjoying at least 1 hour snorkeling in the warm sea enjoying the view, we then boarded our boat and headed to a small floating fish farm scattered with a few floating homes for a brief pit stop and refreshment at the local floating store.
Enjoy Scuba Diving at Hon Mun As Well!
Ever Blue Travel Snorkeling Tour Includes Lunch
Our Ever Blue Travel Tour Guide
It was then on our way to another larger neighboring island for an excellent Vietnamese outdoor lunch along the shores of South China Sea then back to the marina to board our shuttle bus for a brief ride to our hotel.
Although the skies were cloudy and rainy at times, it was an enjoyable way to spend the morning on and in the water snorkeling and later enjoying lunch and meeting other travelers at the same time.
If your plans should take you to the coastal resort city of Nha Trang and you enjoy snorkeling or scuba diving, then definitely consider heading out to the island of Hon Mun, you won’t be disappointed!
Nha Trang Vietnam Skyline
Below, I have listed the official website to Ever Blue Travel for your convenience, where you can access much more detailed information on all the tours the company has to offer and much more.
I’ve also listed the Official Vietnam Tourism link below to their website page for your convenience. It’s filled with excellent information on everything this Beautiful City has to offer.
Safe and Healthy Travels! 🙂
Although our tour was in collaboration with Ever Blue Travel, rest assured all content and opinions are that of the author and reflect my personal experience only.
Did You Know …
“From the 10th-20th century, Vietnam issued round coins with a square hole in the middle.”