WHY WE LOVE THIS ADVENTURE
THE REEF LESS TRAVELLED
Appreciate the uninhabited and biologically rich South Water Caye Marine Reserve by sea kayak, as you explore nearly 6 miles of reef.
Your trip will be led by Belizean guides who will show you the beauty and diversity of the intricate coral reef ecosystem.
Try out new skills and learn the fundamentals of snorkeling, sea kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, and sea kayak sailing.
Visit protected mangrove islands and look out for manatees, sea birds, rays, and tropical fish, then learn more about them at a scientific research field station.
Travel with an outfitter who is committed to eco-tourism through partnerships with local communities and environmental and cultural education.
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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 and where you will be introduced to the fundamentals of sea kayaking, snorkeling, stand up paddleboarding, and sea kayak sailing with expert guides. Your adventures will take you to mangrove islands, beautiful coral reefs, calm cayes and a scientific research station to learn more about this barrier reef system. On your final day after an early breakfast, you will take a water taxi you back to the mainland and the Dangriga Municipal Airport for your trip home.
This is an active trip and your willingness to try new activities will be rewarded with lasting memories. Your trip leader will ensure that each day is full of excitement, all you need to bring is your curiosity and sense of adventure.
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 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 an educational 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).
November through April brings cool windy days with lots of sunshine and temperatures between 75º F. This time of year is considered the dry season, so little rain is expected.
The Caribbean Ocean
Enjoy warm ocean temperatures around 80º F 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 6-13 participants and 2-3 local guides. This ensures that you will have the ideal size group 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: $1,979 per person
Season: November – April
Min. Age: 16 years old
Adventure Level: Strong