Belize District Water activities

Our most recommended Belize District Water activities

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

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

Snorkel at the Hol Chan marine reserve and at Ray Alley, the second largest coral reef system in the world, on this day trip from Caye Caulker. Ride in a comfortable speedboat and use high-quality snorkeling equipment. Enjoy a delicious lunch with drinks and get GoPro photos and videos.  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. Embark on a cruise to the Belize Barrier Reef. Hop in the water to look for wildlife like turtles where the world’s largest population of West Indian manatees live. See corals that have been protected for over 30 years at the Hol Chan marine reserve. Feel the thrill of diving 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.

Belize Cave Tubing

3. Belize Cave Tubing

As your cave tubing tour begins, your friendly tour guide will take you through Belize City and onto the George Price Highway toward Jaguar Paw. This will include a brief history lesson as you make your way to your destination. At Jaguar Paw you will enjoy both the rainforest and the underworld of the Mayas as you hike for about 30 minutes through the rainforest. Your guide will point out different medicinal plants and their benefits that were once used by the Mayas and locals today. At the cave enjoy the refreshing cold river water as you float through the cave system and relax as you enjoy listening to rainforest come to life. When you are finished tubing, you will have time to sit and enjoy a delicious plate of local food along with natural juices or sodas before returning to the city.

Belize City: 5-Hour Cave Kayaking Tour

4. Belize City: 5-Hour Cave Kayaking Tour

Meet your guide at the Cruise Ship Terminal or at your hotel lobby, depending on the option selected. Relax as you board an air-conditioned vehicle that will set off for the caves on a 1-hour narrated tour of the country and local customs. For cruise passengers, choose to include an additional ziplining activity when booking and zoom across the lush rainforest canopy prior to the kayaking adventure. When you arrive at the national park, get kitted out with helmets, jackets, lights, paddles. Begin the forest nature walk to the riverside where the kayaks are located, making 3 river crossings along the way. Choose from a single or tandem kayak then get out onto the water.  As you begin to kayak, head upstream towards the caves, admiring the formations and practicing your paddling. Stop at a scenic location for a swim in a natural pool. Then, paddle downstream through a network of 5 caves encountering rapids, stalactites, stalagmites, and a waterfall along the way. Eventually, exit the caves and continue paddling downstream with sunshine hitting your face. Enjoy the scenery and listen to the birds, until you arrive at the parking lot. Finally, board the van and return to Belize City, with drop-off at Cruise Ship Terminal or at your hotel lobby, depending on option selection.

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

5. 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.

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What people are saying about Belize District

Checking in was a bit of a scramble as there was only one person working to fit all the travelers for snorkeling equipment. They also didn’t have us registered even though we reserved a month beforehand and had the tickets. They also didn’t ask for my email so I don’t think I’ll be getting the GoPro photos (but that’s fine—we brought our own). Other than the rocky start, the whole experience was incredible! Adiva and Charles were our guides and were such a delight to have leading the tour. It was my partner’s and my first time snorkeling which was very easy to learn and do. We were able to see and swim with nurse sharks, turtles, fishes and an abundance of coral. We were unable to snorkel with a manatee but were able to see it from above. Biggest tip is to reapply sunscreen every single time you return onto the boat and to use SPF 50 if possible.

Our first time snorkeling and we loved it! Saw turtles, manatee, sharks, and so much more! The crew was very friendly and knowledgeable. We would do it again!

The guides were tremendous and the snorkeling was excellent... sharks, turtles, manatees, eagle rays and even a barracuda. Wonderful experience

Great experience . Would definitely recommend! The tour guides made your we had an excellent time

Amazing, we see all the expected animals. Incredible guides!