Activities

Cave Tubing

26Jun

Upon arrival at the Caves Branch Archaeological Reserve, you will be equipped with inner tube, life vest, and head lamp.  You then hike down a trail to the river’s edge.  Your guide will brief you along the way, as you go on a very pleasant and comfortable hike through this pristine broad-leaf rain forest.  At the entrance of the cave, your guide once again briefs you and down stream you go, sitting quite comfortably on your inner tube.  Inside the caves, you will see stalagmites, stalactites and occasionally get a quick sighting of harmless fruit or fish bats.  At the exit of the cave, there’s a delightful down-river float in the open air, through mild rapids, past colorful rain forest and limestone cliffs.

At last, at the end of your cave tubing adventure, dry off and head back to San Pedro with a lovely boat ride back through the Caribbean.

Park fee of $5.00 USD is not included.

Lamanai and the New River Safari by Air

26Apr

After a 20 minute flight over picturesque vistas of northern Belize’s reef, coastline and lowlands, you will start one of the most interesting tours in the Orange Walk District of Belize.  A short drive from the Tower Hill Airstrip landing brings you to Lamanai Landings, where you board a riverboat and head up the New River.  While traversing the many little creeks and lagoons, it is easy to encounter hawks, kites and falcons. Dainty jacanas (also known as Jesus birds or lily trotters) lightly walk on the lily pads while the crocodiles bask in the morning sunlight.

At the entrance to the New River Lagoon, the ruins of Lamanai (Maya for Submerged Crocodile) rise into view.  Wile touring this site, huge masks depicting dead rulers and gods seem to materialize out of the rainforest, amid the chatter of bird life and the haunting call of the howler monkeys.  Your guide will point out the Copal and Ramon trees, which were of great importance in ancient times.

Return to Lamanai Landings and select your lunch from a range of buffet items at the Smoky Mermaid II, situated on the banks of the New River. After lunch you return to Tower Hill Airstrip and board your return flight to San Pedro, Ambergris Caye.

No minimum required.

Includes transportation, guide, fees, lunch, beverage. Does not include $5 US Park Fee

Snorkeling Caye Caulker & Catamaran Sail

23Dec

This delightful day begins as we gently sail to Hol Chan Marine Reserve on San Pedro’s first class cruiser, SEAduction, a 38’ Fountaine Pajot Athena Catamaran that combines high performance with style and comfort.

Hol Chan is Mayan for ‘little channel.” The entire reserve focuses on a cut through the reef (called a quebrada) which is little more than 25 yards (23 m) wide and 30 feet (9 m) deep about 4 miles southeast of San Pedro.

Due to its protected status, what was once a depleted fishing area has now been allowed to re-generate, providing an unparalleled diving/snorkeling experience for visitors and an important refuge for marine life along the northern section of the Belize Barrier Reef.

Over 160 species of fish have been identified at Hol Chan & Shark Ray Alley, along with nearly 40 species of corals, 5 sponges, 8 algaes, 2 seagrasses, 3 marine mammals and 3 species of sea turtle.  The large amount of fish life found with the Hol Chan “cut” accessible by snorkelers and beginning divers, the diversity of marine life encountered throughout the 4 zones of the park and the excitement and novelty of swimming with large numbers of nurse sharks and sting rays.

In waters as shallow as 5 feet, large schools of jacks, groupers, snappers and barracuda abound. Along each side of the cut grow healthy stands of corals and seagrass in shallow water, perfect for the beginner snorkeler. The more experienced swimmer can swim from one side of the cut to the other, experiencing shallow reef, drop offs over the steep sides of the “cut”, and seagrass and sand beds in the middle of the channel.

The sharks and rays hear the dive boats approaching and begin to school in anticipation of bait being thrown into the water. When you arrive, you will see the surface often boiling with rolling sharks and sting ray wings as they vie for the scraps.

These creatures have a great tolerance for divers and snorkelers. The rays, which have a ‘wing-span’ of two to four feet, swim directly towards you, mouths often turned up hoping for a hand held bit to be placed near their mouths.  You will often find them circling around you, as if performing for food. The docile Nurse Sharks average four to six feet in length and can be a bit more aggressive than the sting rays.

After that spectacular snorkel adventure, you will have worked up an appetite, and Caye Caulker is just the place for delicious local cuisine – and for shopping.  Caye Caulker has local art and clothing stores you will certainly want to take home.

Then you will have the chance to lay back and relax, sail under the sunset and in the refreshing Caribbean breeze back to San Pedro.

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Robles Point Snorkel Paradise & Beach Barbecue

03Nov

Basil Jones, Robles Point, Mexico Rocks

This day is a snorkeling dream come true…

You begin the day as you head north to the more secluded part of Ambergris Caye. Your first stop will be the Basil Jones cut for snorkeling. Next you will head on to Robles Point where we stop at our own private piece of paradise. This spot is spectacular because Robles Point is where the Reef begins to meet land. From the beaches at Robles Point you can snorkel out to the Reef amid coral head and tropical fish.

After you have worked up a healthy appetite snorkeling, basking in the sun or exploring the deserted beaches you will get to feast on great Beach BBQ that has been prepared by your boat captain. After the lunch stretch out on the beach or in one of our hammocks, sip a cool drink and enjoy the fabulous view.

Finally as we head back towards San Pedro will make one more amazing snorkel stop at Mexico Rocks. This is a delightful day unlike any other….

Six miles north of San Pedro Town, you will find one of the most beautiful snorkel sites known as Mexico Rocks.  Unlike many of the snorkeling spots in Belize that are right on the barrier reef, Mexico Rocks is a star coral patch that is located in the shallow waters midway between the great barrier reef and the island of Ambergris Caye.

Mexico Rocks is known for many conch, banded shrimps, arrow crab, grunts, yellow tail snappers, and an assortment of Butterfly and Angelfish.  The site is protected from ocean swells and currents, so it makes for easier snorkeling, perfect for beginners.  Depth is only about 6 to 12 feet, so you can see everything up close. Water visibility in this area of the crystal clear Caribbean Sea is about 50 feet or more.

Includes:  Beach BBQ (fish, pasta salad, coconut rice and more), beer, sodas, rum punch, water and snacks.

Minimum: 6 persons

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Aerial Trek & Cave Tubing

18Oct

Enjoy a true bird’s eye view and fly through a tropical jungle!  Soar 65 to 70 feet from platform to platform at heights varying from 50 to 90 feet!  Aerial trekking through these rain forests offers views of Belizean wildlife you can’t get from the ground.  See birds, monkeys, and tropical plant life as you fly past.

Then you are off for cave tubing.  Upon arrival at the Caves Branch Archaeological Reserve, you will be equipped with inner tube, life vest, and head lamp.  You then hike down a trail to the river’s edge.  Your guide will brief you along the way, as you go on a very pleasant and comfortable hike through this pristine broad-leaf rain forest.  At the entrance of the cave, your guide once again briefs you and down stream you go, sitting quite comfortably on your inner tube.  Inside the caves, you will see stalagmites, stalactites and occasionally get a quick sighting of harmless fruit or fish bats.  At the exit of the cave, there’s a delightful down-river float in the open air, through mild rapids, past colorful rain forest and limestone cliffs.

At last, at the end of your cave tubing adventure, dry off and head back to San Pedro with a lovely boat ride back through the Caribbean.

Click here for more information.

AMBERGRIS CAYE TARPON FISHING

23Sep

You haven’t fished for tarpon until you’ve done it in Belize, specifically in the waters of Ambergris Caye.  With a consistently plentiful population of tarpon, fishing for them is ideal all year round.

Enjoy a half or full day of picture perfect fishing, as our guides take you through the Caribbean and the lagoon side of the island.  You may find Savannah Flats, a famed spot for tarpon fishing – one you will definitely want to ask your guide about.  Waters are three to eight feet deep, and most reel in tarpon ranging from 50-100 pounds.

Includes: fishing gear, water, and soft drinks.

Maximum 2 persons.  Four hours for half day; 8 hours for full day.

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Kayaking & Altun Ha Ruin

16Sep

If you have ever kayaked before, then you must bring your experience to the class two, three, and four rapids of the tropical Belizean rivers.  On an air kayak, you will carve your way through the cascading falls and breath-taking scenery, including parrots, parakeets, flycatchers, cormorants, herons, ducks, iguanas and kingfishers – not to mention a vast array of bromeliads (air plants), orchids, epiphytic cactuses and more.

Then board a bus taking you to the Mayan pyramids of Altun Ha.  Altun Ha was the first Mayan site to be discovered in Belize, and on this tour, you will get to see first hand the gorgeous landscaping, genius ancient architecture, and Belize’s famous and ornately carved Jade Head of Kinich Ahau, the Mayan Sun God.

Climb the steps of the largest of Altun Ha’s temple-pyramids, the “Temple of the Masonry Altars”, which is 54 feet (16 m) high and is preserved on the logo of Belikin, Belize’s leading brand of beer.

 

*Includes: Round trip by boat, full guided tour, entrance fees, tax, and lunch.   Departs at 7:00am and returns at 5:30pm.   Additional US $25.00 per person for travel by plane.

Minimum of 2 people to confirm – click here for more information.

Kayaking & Altun Ha Ruin (Full Day)

31Jul

If you have ever kayaked before, then you must bring your experience to the class two, three, and four rapids of the tropical Belizean rivers.  On an air kayak, you will carve your way through the cascading falls and breath-taking scenery, including parrots, parakeets, flycatchers, cormorants, herons, ducks, iguanas and kingfishers – not to mention a vast array of bromeliads (air plants), orchids, epiphytic cactuses and more.

Then board a bus taking you to the Mayan pyramids of Altun Ha.  Altun Ha was the first Mayan site to be discovered in Belize, and on this tour, you will get to see first hand the gorgeous landscaping, genius ancient architecture, and Belize’s famous and ornately carved Jade Head of Kinich Ahau, the Mayan Sun God.

Climb the steps of the largest of Altun Ha’s temple-pyramids, the “Temple of the Masonry Altars”, which is 54 feet (16 m) high and is preserved on the logo of Belikin, Belize’s leading brand of beer.

 

*Includes: Round trip by boat, full guided tour, entrance fees, tax, and lunch.   Departs at 7:00am and returns at 5:30pm.   Additional US $25.00 per person for travel by plane.

Minimum of 2 people to confirm.

Kayaking & Guanacaste Park (Full Day)

31Jul

Splash through class two, three, and four rapids of the tropical Belizean rivers!  On an air kayak, you will carve your way through the cascading falls and breath-taking scenery, including parrots, parakeets, flycatchers, cormorants, herons, ducks, iguanas and kingfishers – not to mention a vast array of bromeliads (air plants), orchids, epiphytic cactuses and more.

Then trek to Guanacaste National Park, a fifty-acre parcel of tropical forest located on the north side of the Western Highway, just east of the Roaring Creek bridge.

The Park derives its name from the giant guanacaste or tubroos tree growing near the southwestern edge. This colossal old tree can reach a total height of over 130 feet, 30 to 40 feet of which is straight trunk that may have a diameter in excess of six feet.  Rich in nutrition, they shelter a large population of epiphytes, or airplants, among its branches, including several species of orchids, bromeliads, ferns and cacti.  And to view it in person is overwhelming.

*Includes: Round trip by boat, full guided tour, entrance fees, tax, and lunch.   Departs at 7:00am and returns at 5:30pm.   Additional US $25.00 per person for travel by plane.

Minimum of 2 people to confirm.

Kayaking & Aerial Trek (Full Day)

31Jul

Want to kayak through the cascading falls and breath-taking scenery on the tropical rivers of Belize?  Carve through these class two, three, and four rapids.  Parrots, parakeets, flycatchers, cormorants, herons, ducks, iguanas and kingfishers are just some of the river life you are sure to encounter along the way – not to mention a vast array of bromeliads (air plants), orchids, epiphytic cactuses and more.

On the second part of this tour, you get to feel like the king or queen of the jungle by sliding yourself through the rainforest hooked up with cables.  Soar from 50 to 90 feet in the air as you slide 65 to 70 ft distances from one platform to the other.  In this lush jungle setting, home to over 500 species of birds, you’ll experience a rush comparable to that of the grandest amusement park rides.  But, you’re in the heart of mother nature.

Guided by a professional and experienced team, you’ll be zipping through the air, high in the jungle canopy, ending with an awesome 80 foot rappel back to the rain forest floor.

 

*Includes: Round trip by boat, full guided tour, entrance fees, tax, and lunch.   Departs at 7:00am and returns at 5:30pm.   Additional US $25.00 per person for travel by plane.

Minimum of 2 people to confirm.