Coral Islands SUP
WHY WE LOVE THIS ADVENTURE
Discover the Belize Barrier Reef by paddleboard as you explore nearly 6 miles of calm water and coral reefs in the South Water Caye Marine Reserve.
Your trips will be with Belizean locals who will show you the beauty and diversity of the the islands, waterways, and marine life.
This adventure allows you to become skilled at the stand up paddleboard as you learn to navigate the gentle currents with expert instruction.
Visit a mosaic of protected mangrove islands and look for manatees, sea birds, rays, and tropical fish, then learn more about them at a scientific research station.
Travel with an outfitter who is committed to eco-tourism through partnerships with local communities and environmental and cultural education.
CORAL ISLANDS SUP
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Your adventure starts at the Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport where your outfitter will meet you and shuttle you to the Tropical Education Center. This evening you will take part in a nocturnal tour of the Belize Zoo. The following day, your journey to the quiet Tobacco Caye begins for your stand up paddleboard and snorkel adventures. After some instruction, you will have 5 days to explore beautiful barrier reef islands, cayes, and mangroves. On Day 3, you will paddle clear shallow water with a tremendous variety of marine life to Southwater Caye and visit a scientific field research station. On your final day, the outfitter will water taxi you back to the mainland and the Dangriga Municipal Airport for your trip home.
This trip requires that you be comfortable with two hours of moderate exercise. Stand up paddleboarding requires balance and stamina to navigate successfully. Experience is recommended and an easy going attitude is necessary.
Each trip is unique and the itinerary is only the launching point for this adventure to unfold. The outfitter keeps the trip flexible, so that each day is outstanding. Small group sizes allow guests to help shape the trip.
We’ve been connecting our clients to water adventures around the world since 1987. We partner with select outfitters who share our values and are pros at creating exceptional experiences. There is no fee for our service; we earn our commission from the outfitters we represent, and the cost of your expedition is the same as booking direct.
This adventure begins in Ladyville, Belize at Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport, where your outfitter will meet you and shuttle you to the Tropical Education Center. You will spend the night in the Forest Cabanas onsite and have the opportunity to take part in a nocturnal tour of the Belize Zoo.
On your last day of adventure after an early breakfast, you will take a water taxi back to the mainland to catch a flight home from the Dangriga Municipal Airport.
All lodging and meals, all adventure-related equipment, and all transportation (including to/from the airport).
December through April brings cool windy days with lots of sunshine and temperatures between 71-85ºF. This time of year is considered the dry season, so little rain is expected.
The Caribbean Ocean
Enjoy warm ocean temperatures around 75ºF and mostly calm blue-green water. The protected waters of the reef are relatively shallow and have excellent water clarity and visibility to view the diverse marine life that you will encounter on the trip.
The group size is kept intimate with 4-12 participants and 2 local guides. This ensures that you will have the ideal conditions for instruction and exploration.
All accommodations for the trip will be local lodges with Belizean character. On the first evening, you will stay in Forest Cabanas in the heart of the jungle and for the rest of your trip, you will stay in family-run island cabanas amidst the natural environment. These lodges are rustic but comfortable and carefully chosen to highlight Belizean culture and nature.
All meals are included and will include an assortment of fresh seafood, grilled meats, tropical fruits, fresh vegetables, and Belizean cuisine. Most diets can be accommodated during your trip, and the outfitter works closely with the lodges who are providing the meals to assist in menu planning.
Length: 6 nights
Price: $2,179 – $2,259 per person
Season: December – April
Min. Age: 16 years
Activity: Multi Activity
Adventure Level: Strong