Hunting Caye Port Guide

The Hunting Caye Port is a small port situated in Hunting Caye, one of the palm-covered islands that make up the Sapodilla Cayes in the southeastern region of Belize. Hunting Caye is known for its attractive crescent-shaped coral sand beach and the splendid marine life that abound beneath its sparkling waters. Cruise passengers certainly won’t be disappointed to step off unto this attractive coral caye.


Hunting Caye Port is often included in the list of ports of call in a Caribbean cruise and it is most ideal for accommodating small yachts. The Hunting Caye port of call is the perfect start for a tour of the Sapodilla Cayes, which are six of the 14 cayes that make up the Sapodilla Cayes Marine Reserve. The SCMR comprises the south end of the Belize Barrier Reef and a declared UNESCO World Heritage Site. The port is also the base for the Belize Coast Guard and the marine reserve staff.


Hunting Caye is a protected marine reserve and an uninhabited island. Hence, commercialization and tourist activities are rather limited.  However, this allows for its visitors the chance to experience Belize at its best—beautiful and untamed.

Hunting Caye Attractions

Hunting Caye is a known destination for snorkeling and scuba diving. The lagoons and sea grass beds that surround it are home to conches, lobsters, and a host of marine life, including rays, dolphins and whale sharks. Its shallow patch reefs are ideal for snorkeling where visitors can view a vast array of fish and the corals that took thousands of years to form.


Right on the shores of Hunting Caye, visitors can enjoy basking under the sun on its coral sandy beaches. Visitors can just sit back, relax, and enjoy the stunning view of the surrounding cayes and its beaches, arranged in a unique “J” formation. If cruise tourists happen to visit Hunting Caye on summer, they might catch a glimpse of the nesting Hawksbill Sea Turtles.   


After a soak under the sun, visitors can take a swim in the sparkling aquamarine water or fancy a kayak trip up and around the caye. Fishing enthusiasts might want to try their luck in catching a prized permit, bonefish, tarpon, snook, snapper, jack, or grunt around the nearby cayes, mangroves, and banks.


At night, visitors can set up a camp on the beach and enjoy a cozy campfire while gazing up the stars. Then they will be lulled to sleep with the sound of soft lapping water on the shore. 

Bars and Restaurants

Hunting Caye visitors are offered with a menu drawn from the produce of the wide open sea. Lobsters, snappers, permit, and bonefish are just some of the prime catch. Visitors can make themselves fresh seafood dinner.


With all the wild beauty that Hunting Caye offers, cruise passengers should never miss this port of call. Disembark at the Hunting Caye Port and step into an untamed tropical paradise!

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