SNORKEL THE BELIZE
$140 Charter Price (1-4 People (7 Hours)
departs from Caye Caulker, a charming island 25 minutes from Belize City
via high speed ferry. (Detailed transfer instructions will be provided on
your voucher.) We love this opportunity to travel a little outside the
box. Instead of hopping from your cruise ship to a powerboat to a reef and
back, we sought out an experience that is failproof but so much fun.
Imagine arriving by water taxi to a long pier (which islanders refer to as a bridge) and, in the distance, a sign welcoming you to the island of Caye Caulker. As you get closer to the white sand beach, you see a golf cart and driver waiting with your name on a card. You hop on board, and the five minute ride along the beach is full of colorful people and properties.
Upon your arrival at this wonderful shop, you are greeted by a friendly smile and a well-organized business. You will be fitted with snorkel gear and readied for a 3-hour tour in waters second only to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Your itinerary will be comprised of three different and famous stops. The first, Shark and Ray Alley, is a narrow passage where sharks and rays and snorkelers swim together, each looking at the other.
Next you will travel to Caye Caulker Channel, part of the Caye Caulker Marine Reserve. This is a interesting and fairly uncrowded place to snorkel and along with some of your regular friends, you will often find some strange worms, including the feather duster worm.
On to the Coral Gardens where you will be dodging around large brain and elkhorn coral. It is amazing that these locations are only 5 minutes apart and 10 minutes from the shore by boat.
Your three-hour snorkel trip will return you to Caye Caulker, where you can roam a bit and choose a lovely beachside restaurant for lunch before taking the water taxi back to Belize City. The total trip time of 7 hours includes the time spent on the ferry.
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