Incredible Belize Snorkeling Adventures
Belize is often referred to as one of the Seven Underwater Wonders of the World. The world’s second largest barrier reef runs parallel to its coast, at distances ranging from a few hundred feet at the northern tip of Ambergris Caye, to nearly forty miles at the southern-most tip of the country.
However, the barrier reef is not the only factor that makes Belize one of the world’s most popular destinations for scuba diving and snorkeling. Many of the small islands, known as “cayes,” that lie off the coast of the Belizean mainland have their own coral reefs, with spectacular underwater gardens teeming with sea life of all types. The clear turquoise waters (which average 79-84 degrees) and the proximity of the barrier reef make Ambergris Caye a favorite destinations for diving and snorkeling.
Must Do Local Snorkeling
- Hol Chan Marine Reserve
- Shark Ray Alley
Other Amazing Snorkel Options
Caye Caulker Sail & Snorkel
Begin the day by sailing to Hol Chan Marine Reserve, where the guides will show you around the spectacular snorkel area. Then head on to Shark Ray Alley and encounter sharks and rays in their natural habitat. Once back on board rinse off in the fresh water shower and settle in for the sail to Caye Caulker. When you reach Caye Caulker explore Ambergris Caye’s quaint sister island. After lunch, enjoy a leisurely sail back to San Pedro. Includes: Beer, sodas, rum punch and our famous homemade chips and salsa.
Mexico Rocks Snorkel & Robles Beach BBQ
Ambergris Caye is 27 miles long, and San Pedro is concentrated in only an 8 mile section. Robles is about 20 miles north of town. The day to Robles begins by traveling north along the coast of Ambergris Caye. The first stop is to snorkel at Mexico Rocks, with it’s coral formations and colorful small fish.
Then on to Robles, stopping on a pristine stretch of beach where the reef almost touches the island. Snorkel the reef or explore the deserted beaches in both directions while the guide prepares a delicious Beach BBQ. Lunch includes BBQ chicken, roasted potatoes, pasta salad and brownies. After lunch relax in a hammock under the shade of a coconut tree or go for another swim. Then it’s time to return to San Pedro. Includes: Lunch, beer, sodas, rum punch and snacks.
Coral Gardens Sail & Snorkel
This is a great day on the water… Begin by sailing to Coral Gardens for the first snorkel stop. The guides will navigate you through the coral and schools of fish in this favorite snorkel area. Then it is time to head onto the “Ship Wreck” for more spectacular snorkeling. Then board the boat, rinse off in the fresh water shower and settle in for a tasty picnic lunch while you sail the afternoon away.
After lunch you will have another chance to snorkel and possibly see the West Indian Manatee in it’s natural habitat. Includes: Lunch, beer, sodas, rum punch, water and snacks.