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Caye Caulker: 7-Stop Snorkeling in the Belize Barrier Reef

1. Caye Caulker: 7-Stop Snorkeling in the Belize Barrier Reef

Meet your group at 9:00 AM at the local partner's office located on Caye Caulker. Get geared up, listen to a quick briefing on what to do and not to do to ensure the day is fun-filled and safe. Belize Barrier Reef is the second-largest coral reef after the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and the largest of its kind in the Northern and Western hemispheres. Several rare and endangered animal species are found in the area, as well as the world’s largest population of West Indian manatees and plenty of sea turtles. The snorkeling begins with manatees and turtles. Then, witness corals that have been protected for over 30 years at the Hol Chan marine reserve. The Hol Chan Marine Reserve was established as a marine protected area in 1987 and offers spectacular coral formations, plus a rich abundance and diversity of marine life.  After Hol Chan, dive with sharks in the Ray Alley. Stop for lunch onboard at 12:00 PM. After that, take the chance to explore an amazing shipwreck, coral gardens, and more turtles. The tour ends at 3:00 PM with two bonus sightseeing stops to see seahorses.

Caye Caulker: Hol Chan Marine Reserve Small-Group Tour

2. Caye Caulker: Hol Chan Marine Reserve Small-Group Tour

Discover the wide variety of lush marine life in the Hol Chan Marine Reserve. Get your heart racing by snorkeling with sharks and stingrays on the second-largest barrier reef in the world. Receive GoPro pictures after your tour to relive your experience with friends and family. Meet your group at the meeting point on Caye Caulker island, then take a 30-minute boat ride along the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef to the Hol Chan Marine Reserve. Hol Chan has been a marine reserve since May 2, 1987, and covers almost 7 square miles (18 square kilometers). Some areas are only about 5 feet (around 1.5 meters) deep, while the channel is about 30 feet (just over 9 meters) deep. Once at the reserve, choose whether to observe the abundant marine life from the boat or take the adrenaline rush of jumping in and exploring the amazing underwater world. If snorkeling, keep on the lookout for brain coral, star coral, sharks, stingrays, turtles, pufferfish, eels, parrotfish, angel fish, barracuda, and even the seasonal manatee. Spend around 45 minutes exploring the vast variety of fish species at the first site. Follow this with the opportunity to snorkel with sharks and stingrays in Shark Ray Alley, then enjoy snorkeling with the majestic sea turtle. At the end of the tour, head back to the peaceful island of Caye Caulker where you began.

Caye Caulker: Local Reef Half-Day 3-Stop Snorkeling Tour

3. Caye Caulker: Local Reef Half-Day 3-Stop Snorkeling Tour

Swim with harmless sharks, stingrays, eels, and many fish at the second largest barrier reef in the world. Discover many different marine species such as lion fish, parrotfish, lobsters, angelfish, tarpon, seahorses, and so much more. Embark on an exciting three-hour trip from San Pedro.  The coral reef is lush and contains many different types of colorful corals. The three snorkeling stops are guided, ensuring all guests get the most out of their journey into the underwater world. Life jackets and life rings are always present in the water for extra safety. Enjoy some of the local fruits and cuisine on the island, which boasts a relaxed atmosphere and is filled with friendly locals.

Belize City: Mayan Temple Exploration, Cave-Tube, & Zipline

4. Belize City: Mayan Temple Exploration, Cave-Tube, & Zipline

Immerse yourself into the Belizean culture and journey back into 1000 years of history of the Mayan world on a guided day tour. Explore the wonders of the Mayans, their cave systems, the local flora, and enjoy cave tubing and ziplining. Begin with a pickup from your hotel in Belize City or by taking the ferry from Caye Caulker/San Pedro to Belize City. After meeting your guide, explore the Mayan Temple Altun ha, hike to the top and hear fascinating facts about the site and the Mayan world from your guide. Head deeper into the jungle towards the cave systems with a 15-20 minutes hike following a trail to the cave entrance. Enjoy a lesson on plant identification, insect identification, and all their medicinal uses and local beliefs throughout history in Belize. Cave tube down a river through several caves and marvel at the stunning surroundings and Mayan artifacts. Lastly, zipline over the jungle canopy before returning to Caye Caulker/San Pedro/ Belize City in the evening after a truly memorable Belizean experience.

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What people are saying about Caye Caulker

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 51 reviews

An incredibly knowledgeable and eco-friendly company. From fitting of snorkel equipment, boarding boat, description/name of sea life, tailoring to varied snorkeling levels, preparation of fresh food on board to the final name signing on walls/ceiling of tour “office”…this company had it all! We saw manatee, nurse sharks, sea turtles, sting rays, a variety of fish and corals and even a moray eel!

This trip was absolutely amazing! Rene and Adeva were the perfect tour guides. They had history and stories of the islands and of course the sea life was just beautiful! They were very knowledgeable about everything. I would take this trip again in a heartbeat. Definitely recommend! -Elizabeth

This tour was awesome! Renee and Art were super knowledgeable about all the marine life we saw and helped us spot a lot of really cool fish and other creatures. We had a great time!

Had Kyle and Salam, they were amazing and the snorkeling was beautiful! Would highly recommend this company they really took care of us!

It’s was amazing. Saw a manatee, an eel, the coral reef was full of life. An experience I will never forget.