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Deep Sea Fishing (Half Day/Full Day)

27Jul

Want one of those pictures with you holding a fish as tall as you?  Go Deep Sea Fishing in our Caribbean Seas and catch yourself a Wahoo, Marlin, Dorado, Sailfish or maybe even a King Fish.

Aboard our 41’ boat with cabin, bathroom, kitchen, and fighting chairs, you will have all you need for full fishing adventure.  Our guides will also serve lunch on board while you wrestle fish and enjoy the Caribbean scenery.

Your captain will take you outside of the reef, catching the perfect wave to ride into the large swells of the Caribbean Sea.  Soon you will reach a location where the depth finder reads 300 feet, and then you are ready for deep sea fishing.

After reeling in enough fish for lunch or dinner, you will head back to San Pedro.  On the way back, you can slice up your catch for the freshest sashimi, ten minutes fresh, dipped into wasabi and soy sauce over ice.  Then, when you arrive back at Banana Beach, our chefs at El Divino Restaurant can prepare your catch however you wish, usually with a little coconut rice and local sides.

Maximum 6 persons

Included: Lunch, ice, water, sodas, tackle, and equipment.

Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave (Full Day)

24Jul

From the reef to the rainforest, your day begins with a flight over to the mainland where breakfast will be served, and then you will travel down the Western Highway and off through a feeder road at Teakettle Village, entering the rich jungle. There, you will gear up for a 45 minute jungle hike through the dense subtropical forest.  Along the way, you will most likely run into some of Belize’s amazing wildlife such as Tapir (the Belize national animal), Howler Monkey, Silky Anteater, and White Tail Deer just to name a few.

And then you reach the entrance of Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave (ATM).

 

When you arrive at base camp, which is used by the BVAR Archaeological Group, lunch will be served followed by a briefing on the cave. After gearing up with professional cave helmets, lights and water proof bags, you will explore this ancient cave.  Dive into the cave’s entrance and swim through the refreshing and crystal clear cave water into passages filled with jaw-dropping formations.  Guides will educate you about Cave Geology, Mayan Rituals and Ceremonies, and even explore the remnants left and evidence of their activities from centuries ago.  You may discover sacred Mayan fossils, and you just may scream, like you’re living an Indiana Jones movie.

 

Warning!  This tour is not for children afraid of the dark!

 

Remember to bring a change of clothes, water shoes, bug repellent, socks and camera are recommended.

 

Trip includes: Flights, breakfast, guides, lunch , park fees, water, sodas and beer.

2 person minimum.

Sailing, Mexico Rocks Snorkeling, Beach BBQ (Full Day)

24Jul

In one day you get to experience sailing, snorkeling, and a lovely beach barbeque on the Caribbean Sea.

This tour begins with a catamaran ride on a first class, 38’ Fountaine Pajot Athena Catamaran that combines high performance with style and comfort.  You will sail just six miles north to Mexico Rocks for your first snorkel stop.

Mexico Rocks is known for many conch, banded shrimp, 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.

Then you will sail to Habaneros, where you can snorkel while your guide prepares a delightful BBQ lunch for you.  Your lunch includes Tandori BBQ chicken, roasted potatoes, Thai Pasta salad, green salad and coconut brownies.  After a leisurely lunch you will head to the Ship Wreck for one last wonderful snorkel stop before we sail back to San Pedro.

Included: Lunch, beer, sodas, rum punch, and snacks. $8.00 US Gear Rental not included

Tikal Tour (Day Trip)

24Jul

Your trip begins with a flight from San Pedro to Flores on which you will enjoy a gorgeous aerial view of the island scattered coast of Belize and the jungle terrain of the mainland.

The Tikal National Park; on the border of Belize and Guatemala; covers an area of over 200 square miles (approximately 576 sq. km), and is the largest excavated site on the continent …as well as a must stop for any enthusiast of ancient civilizations.

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Tikal offers much to visitors: First, a remarkably well developed visitor’s centre, detailing the fascinating history of this once conquering city and centre of Mayan culture, awesome structures, including 5 temples soaring over 200 feet high, offering breathtaking views of a rain forest that seems to stretch forever (when you leave Tikal, you’ll know for certain that the ancient Maya were not scared of heights!), and one or two schools of coati mundis are always venturing in from the jungle and not afraid of visitors.

Exploring Tikal is an all day affair, but with so much to discover, Tikal is an excellent choice for large groups, couples and even the lone adventurer.

Included: Round trip air transportation from San Pedro to Flores, Guatemala and a picnic lunch.

Availability: Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

Tikal Expedition & Jungle Resort (Overnight)

22Jul

The Tikal National Park, on the border of Belize and Guatemala, covers an area of over 200 square miles (approximately 576 sq. km ), and is the largest excavated site on the continent …as well as a must stop for any enthusiast of ancient civilizations.

You will begin your trip aboard a flight taking you from San Pedro to Flores, where you will enjoy an aerial view of scattered islands across the Caribbean and the terrain of the mainland.

Once you land, you will be taken to Hotel Isla de Flores where you will spend the evening.  Experience the charm of Isla de Flores with quaint shops and lake view restaurants.  You will be staying at the Hotel Isla de Flores with all the conveniences and amenities necessary.

Spend an afternoon and evening shopping, or just strolling on the cobblestone streets. And then finally…your day climaxes with dinner at one of the many fine restaurants.   In the morning, a guide will take you to Tikal National Park.

Tikal offers much to visitors as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  First, a remarkably well developed visitor’s centre, detailing the fascinating history of this once conquering city and centre of Mayan culture, awesome structures, including 5 temples soaring over 200 feet high, offering breath taking views of a rain forest that seems to stretch forever (when you leave Tikal, you’ll know for certain that the ancient Maya were not scared of heights!), and one or two schools of coati mundis are always venturing in from the jungle and not afraid of visitors.

Exploring Tikal is an all day affair, but with so much to discover, Tikal is an excellent choice for large groups, couples and even the lone adventurer.

Includes:

Tikal hotel stay at the jungle resort, entrance fees, air transportation, ground transportation, all meals, departure fees to and from Belize

Available on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

Itinerary:

Leave San Pedro (SPR) 2:00 p.m.

Arrive Goldson Int’l (BZE)  2:17 p.m

Leave Goldson Int’l (BZE) 3:00 p.m.

Arrives Flores (FRS) 3:45 p.m.

Transportation to Hotel Isla de Flores for overnight.

Itinerary (Following Day)

Pick-up at hotel/Tikal Tour 7:00 a.m.

Arrival at Tikal Park for tour 9:30 a.m.

Travel to Airport 2:00 p.m.

Leaves Flores (FRS) 4:00 p.m.

Arrive San Pedro (SPR) 6:00 p.m.

Also, on the way back from Tikal on the second day, you can choose either:

  • Xunantunich Ruins Tour
  • Cave Tubing Adventure
  • Cahal Pech Tour
  • Belize Zoo Tour

Inquire about this option and pricing as you customize your adventure with us!

(Includes departure fees only from Belize)

Departure Fee from Guatemala to Belize is $33.00US per person and is NOT included!!!

Diving Turneffe Atoll South Elbow (Full Day)

22Jul

Experience the ultimate in wall diving!  The “Elbow” at the southern most tip of the Atoll is where this diving trip begins.  Turneffe is one of three atolls (rings of coral reefs and coral islands that encircle a shallow lagoon) in Belize, and Belize has three of only four atolls in the western hemisphere.

The currents here supply a natural concentration of food which accounts for the huge numbers of fish and other marine life found here, also some of the largest gorgonians (sea fans) to be found anywhere.  The current provides a spectacular back drop to the explosion of marine life encountered as you drift along this unique dive site.

Your second dive is Billy Bob’s.  The formations here have created many exciting canyons, tunnels, and swim-throughs.  This area is heavily populated with the many reef fish that inhabit this part of the Caribbean and is well known for its spotted eagle rays and large grouper.

Lunch time is spent basking in the sun and enjoying a delightful picnic before embarking on your third dive.

Next stop – Myrtle’s Turtles – so called because of a large green turtle named Myrtle that appears here almost every spring.  Myrtle’s Turtle features a wall of coral that shelters a fantastic variety of tropical fish and invertebrates.  The growth of deep-water lace coral is especially impressive on coral ridges near the wall. Elegant stands of these deep red soft corals can lend both color and form to the foreground of wide-angle compositions. A little seaward and above the reef, schools of Spanish mackerels, horseeye jacks, cubera snappers and permits commonly feed in midwater. Also present may be small schools of eagle rays, creole mackerels and tuna.

Min. 8 persons

Aerial Trek & Cave Tubing (Full Day)

22Jul

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.

 

Entrance fee $5.00 not included

Minimum 2 persons

Horseback Riding & Cave Tubing (Full Day)

21Jul

For adventurous people of all ages, the day begins as you take a cruise from San Pedro by boat towards the mainland and up the Belize River.  As you enjoy the early morning sights and sounds on the river, you will be served a light breakfast.  Once at Manatee Lookout,  a private bus will take you along the Western Highway to Banana Bank Lodge, which has the largest equestrian ranch in the country.  Here you will get to ride on horseback through the jungle and along the Mopan River.

Originating in Guatamala, the Mopan inhabits populations of parrots, parakeets, flycatchers, cormorants, herons, ducks, and iguanas.  Kingfishers can be spotted along the banks and in the air, and a vast array of bromeliads (air plants), orchids, and epiphytic cactuses accent the wildlife diversity.

After the horseback ride, there will be a thirty minute nature walk where you will get to see a variety of tropical birds, spider monkeys, and Tica the Jaguar.

Then you will head to Jaguar Paw Resort by bus.  At Jaguar Paw, you will have a delightful lunch of local fare.  Then it is time to change into your bathing suit and head up the trail to Mouth of the Caves.  Here you will put on a head lamp and splash into the cool, refreshing waters of the River in an individual inner tube.  Then you begin your float through the cave systems once inhabited by the ancient Mayan people.  Once back at Jaguar Paw, you can change back into dry clothes before we begin the return trip to San Pedro.

This trip includes breakfast, lunch, beer, sodas, rum punch, water, and snacks.

Minimum 8 persons

By plane: additional $25.00 US per person plus cab fare.

$5.00 Us entrance fee is not included.

Diving Blue Hole, Half Moon Caye, Lighthouse Reef (Full Day)

21Jul

China has its Great Wall.  Paris has the Eiffel Tower.  And Belize has the Great Blue Hole.

If you’re a true adventurer, you’re not going to want to miss this opportunity.

Come aboard our boat and let us introduce you to some of the most spectacular diving accessible to you at the world famous Great Blue Hole and Lighthouse Reef, renowned for its sheer walls and impressive drop-offs.

This trip is a full day excursion that departs at 5:30 am and returns at 5:30 pm.  This adventure includes three spectacular dives.  Your first stop will be the Blue Hole, a 1,000 ft circular coral reef that drops 400 ft into an incredible cavern filled with stalactites and awe-inspiring natural formations.  A limited variety of fish species can be found here, Lemon and Black-tip Sharks, Horse-eye Jacks, and very rarely a Hammerhead Shark.

On your second dive, you will go to Half Moon Caye Wall and marvel at the abundance of its marine life.  Numerous varieties of sponge and sea fans compete for space, amongst a profusion of coral species that include Mountain Star, Giant Brain, Staghorn, and Lettuce Coral.  Turtles are common here and you can expect amazing encounters with many pelagics: Lemon, Black-tip, and Bull Sharks, with Pilot fish always in attendance, alongside the beautiful Spotted Eagle Rays.

After your second dive, a leisurely beach picnic lunch will be served on Half Moon Caye.  This Caye is a sanctuary for Red-footed Booby and Frigate birds.  There is an observation tower where it is possible to see all the nesting birds and observe the behavior of some of the 98 species of birds are recorded here.  Half Moon Caye has to be one of the most beautiful marine and terrestrial sites you will ever experience.

After relaxing on the palm-fringed beach, you are ready for your third dive at the Aquarium, so called because of the tremendous variety of fish found at this site, and their abundant numbers.  Various Angelfish and Butterfly fish, always found in pairs, flitting from coral head to coral head will surround you.  Millions of minnows swim in dense cloud like formations, occasionally being preyed upon by hungry Jacks, and single large Barracuda hover effortlessly in this fruitful hunting ground, an underwater video delight.

Included: Light breakfast, lunch, water, sodas, transportation, park fee, tax, tour guide.

Minimum 8 persons.

Lamanai & New River Lagoon (Full Day)

18Jul

Begin your day with a delightful breakfast of fresh fruit, cinnamon rolls, and fresh squeezed orange juice as you wind your way through the Northern River and enjoy the early morning sights and sounds.  At Bomba Village, you will board our private van to Tower Hill.  Along the way, you will pass through quaint villages and pass by fields of sugar cane.  Once at Tower Hill, your journey through the New River begins.  Along the river, you will encounter animals indigenous to the area such as the river otter, turtles, crocodiles, and monkeys.  As you make your way towards the Lamanai ruins, you will encounter a rich variety of bird life including the rare Jabiru Stork.

At Lamanai, experienced guides will navigate you through the trails of jungle to the temples, which majestically perch on the waters edge.  You may find yourself in a daydream of ancient times, as Lamanai was a prominent center of the Pre-Classic Period with the now restored Temple of the Jaguar Masks and the High Temple.  There, you can climb the structures and enjoy a surreal view of the New River you just traveled

At the site you will also enjoy a lunch of local cuisine.

Entrance fee $5.00 US per person not included.

Minimum 6 persons.