One of the best places for snorkeling is on the reef just in front of The Village Resort. The reef stretches along the full east side of Bunaken and is only a short swim away from the beach. It is almost completely covered with all kinds of hard and soft corals with an abundance of reefdwellers. The topreef drops steeply into a spectacular vertical wall, where you will be staring into the darkblue depth of more than 30 metres. Several different sized boats are available for snorkeling trips to other sites. Another option is to join the divers on the boat. Snorkeling gear can be rented at the dive center.
Canoes are an excellent way to see the mangroves up close. A good time is at sunrise and sunset when it is not so hot and you will be able to spot more wildlife.