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The Remote Reefs of Belize

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 9 day(s)
Group Size: 10 - 18 people
Destination(s): Belize  
Specialty Categories: Snorkeling  
Season: February
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 2950 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 3600 US Dollar (USD)

In this realm, dense schools of blue tangs, shoals of small silversides, brilliant yellow trumpet fish, lime green parrotfish, groupers, angelfish, and butterflyfish, all thrive in the colorful shelter of corals, sponges and gently swaying gorgonians. It is a foreign place, removed and distinct from our terrestrial existence. It is an intimate place, one of nature's most integral and approachable wilderness ecosystems. It is a place where childlike fantasy merges with evolutionary reality. And in the warm tropical seas off the coast of Belize, it is a place where we, as snorkelers, can all easily become active participants.

Day 1: Flight from Houston to Belize and transfer to Blackbird Caye Resort. Welcome drinks, registration and orientation. Includes: (D).

Day 2: Morning and afternoon visits to protected shallow reefs. Including visit to Blue Hole, Half Moon Caye and a night snorkel opportunity. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 3: T There are also a number of excellent shallow, protected patch reef areas within a short boat ride of the resort. In addition to the substantial coral heads, we typically view squadrons of reef squid, schools of snappers, inquisitive gray angelfish, and the massive southern stingray which can be up to five feet wide. For our group, the resort promises to reserve a boat to exclusively serve our snorkeling needs. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 4: Our program concludes with a small taste of the Belizean mainland where we have the opportunity to visit the internationally respected Belize Zoo. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 5: This program will be enjoyed by all snorkelers, from novice to expert. Joel will gladly provide any needed snorkeling instruction, from floating to freediving. Whenever possible we will seek out protected water for our snorkeling excursions, but at times the surface may be a bit choppy due to wind. Any hiking will be easy to moderate on well-marked trails. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 6: Belize's climate is mild, subtropical, with cooling Caribbean breezes. The average temperature of 79 degrees Fahrenheit varies little throughout the year. The rainy season extends from July to January, and the remainder of the year is usually very dry. We have chosen a time that should give us suitable weather conditions, but please note that storms over North America can affect Belize and other areas of the Caribbean. And as with any tropical destination, there will always be a chance of rain, mosquitoes, and sand flies. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 7: Although conceptually distant from the mainland, geographically it's only about one hour by covered launch from Belize City. The resort spreads out along a palm-lined sandy beach, and has a sturdy wooden pier used for boarding the boats. The location is ideal because it offers a variety of snorkeling opportunities easily accessible from the resort. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 8: After breakfast, transfer to Belize City by boat. Morning visit to the Baboon Sanctuary. Afternoon a visit to the Belize Zoo. In the evening, farewell drinks and dinner. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 9: After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the return group flight Belize-Houston. Includes: (B).

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

If the single person is willing to share a room, and we are able to match him/her with a roommate, the single supplement (US$650) does not have to be paid.

About This Supplier
Location: USA
Joined InfoHub: Jul 2000

M08317 is the only tour operator specialized in educational snorkeling programs. Snorkeling is a safe, easy, and enjoyable activity for participants of all ages and skill levels from young people to grandparents and is ideal for families. While we have many programs ready-to-go, we can also design and organize...

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