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Belize - Glover's Getaway

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 3 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 18 people
Destination(s): Belize  
Specialty Categories: Canoeing/Kayaking/Rafting   Snorkeling  
Season: December - April
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 499 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 499 US Dollar (USD)

Thirty six miles off the shore of mainland Belize lie a group of tropical islands cradled within a turquoise lagoon and surrounded by a living coral reef. Glover's Reef Atoll is considered to be one of the richest tropical marine environments in the entire Caribbean. Our private island base of over 13 acres is perched on the southern edge of the atoll with a dramatic view facing east over the main reef crest and the open Caribbean.

Based from our comfortable field camp we are fully equipped to spend six and a half days sea kayaking and kayak sailing, snorkeling, diving, and fishing. After our adventures each day we like to reward ourselves with a bounty of fresh seafood, island baking, tropical fruits and yes, even rich, decadent deserts! Glovers is ideal for those who wish to enjoy the comforts of a well-appointed field camp yet want an active and flexible day-to-day schedule. Also available are optional Scuba certification courses, resort courses and equipment rentals.

The Setting: One of three atolls offshore of Belize, Glover's Reef was named after the pirate John Glover who used this remote offshore ring of islands and coral reefs as a base from which to raid Spanish merchant ships. The shallow waters offshore of Belize with innumerable coral reefs, mangroves and small islands were ideal waters for pirates and buccaneers to hide their raiding ships after plundering Spanish galleons laden with riches, destined for the Old World. Today, the attractions found within the atoll (20 miles long by 7 miles wide) are the clarity of the water and the remarkable profusion of marine life.

In 1993, the atoll was declared a marine park, and 25% of the area and lagoon was protected from fishing and harvesting. To continue the conservation efforts to preserve this extraordinary environment, the site was designated as a World Heritage Site, in 1996. We travel and explore this area by sea-kayak, paddling and sailing the shallow 82 square mile lagoon with an unequaled variety of over 700 patch reefs. The reefs of Belize have long been known as the richest in the Caribbean, and Glovers is the best in Belize!

Tour Itinerary:

Days 1-3: We depart early in the morning by charter boat out past the main Barrier Reef to our private base-camp on Southwest Cay, at Glovers Reef Marine Reserve. We are introduced to our new environment and get settled into our accommodation. Once settled, the guides provide instruction, teaching the fundamentals of sea kayaking, snorkeling and safety in the tropics. Then, we paddle out to a nearby patch reef and start to explore some of the 700 sites that Glovers Atoll has to offer.

Glovers is one of only four atolls in the Caribbean Sea, and is truly the most spectacular marine environment in Belize. Due to its isolation from the mainland, the waters are exceptionally clear with inspiring scenery and a fabulously rich reef system that offers the best kayaking, snorkeling and diving in the Caribbean. We spend the days exploring the atoll with both single and double kayaks (rigged for sailing). If all this sounds a little too busy, you always have the choice of just kicking back in a hammock and relaxing with a good book and a cold drink. Accommodation: (Tent-Walled Cabanas). Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Important note: It is advised that any other travel arrangements you have in and around our departure and arrival schedule for Glovers Reef should have some time flexibility as weather and other factors may cause delays in the transfers.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

-Fishing license - $12.50 USD.
-Scuba Diving Rates:
*BC and Reg Rental - $15 USD
*Single Tank Dive - $50 USD
*Two Dives - $75 USD
*Discover Scuba Course - $125 USD

About This Supplier
Location: Canada
Joined InfoHub: Jun 2006

Since 1987 Island Expeditions has pioneered Belize sea kayak and snorkel trips that have set the standard for others to follow. Who would have thought that when we first began our sea kayak and snorkel trips at little-known Glover's Reef Atoll that a decade later it would become both a treasured National Park and...

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