Half Day

Ambergris Caye Tarpon Fishing (Half/Full Day)

31Jul

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.

Island Flats Fishing (Half/Full Day)

31Jul

Ambergris Caye is second to nowhere in the world when it comes to saltwater flats fishing.  Not only is fish life abundant all throughout the Cayes of Belize, with the Barrier Reef and island coasts lined with mangrove, the scenery is, well, picture perfect.  Fish for barracuda in spots just a foot or two deep, sand as white as it gets, and clear Caribbean water.

Ambergris Caye, an island that started as a fishing village, has long been known as a world-class destination for saltwater flats fishing, and with our guides, you will spend a half or full day exploring the best fishing spots up and down the Ambergris Caye coasts.  Bonefish, permit, and tarpon are just a few of the targets for this ultimate angling experience.

And, when you hook your first bonefish, don’t be surprised at its power and strength.  Their trickiness alone makes first time flat fishers lifetime addicts.  Many fishermen dream of days like this, and plenty of catch is all but guaranteed.

And, you do not have to be an expert.  Fishing in Belize with our guides is perfect for beginners and professionals alike.

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

Includes: fishing gear, water, and soft drinks.

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.

Blue Hole & Barrier Reef Air Tour

27Jul

Don’t let the divers have all the fun!  See the beauty and wonder of the world’s second largest Barrier Reef and the famous Great Blue Hole from the sky aboard a Tropic Air Cessna Caravan.  This one-hour tour takes you flying over the Caribbean Sea to enjoy some of the most beautiful sites in the world from a bird’s eye view.  Sit back and enjoy as you are shown Turneffe Atoll, Lighthouse Reef Atoll, The Blue Hole, and Half Moon Caye.  You may be able to spot a shark or ray from the comfort and safety of your seat.

Blue Hole:
The Blue Hole is situated about 80km east of Belize City and is close to Lighthouse Reef.  Made famous by Jacques Cousteau, the Blue Hole is now a protected natural monument.  From the air, you can see the depth of the water (135m) through the change in color from turquoise to deep azure blue.  This is a spectacular photo opportunity, something you cannot see from the ground.  Caves underlie the entire reef and make for some of the most amazing sights from the sky.

Barrier Reef:
This is the world’s second largest barrier reef.  From the air you will see the wrecks of several ships that have been marooned on the reef.  Flying over Half Moon Caye you can see the lighthouse built in 1820 and may even be lucky enough to see the booby birds.  Here a total of 98 different species of birds have been recorded.  Your tour returns to San Pedro via the Southern Turneffe Islands and up along the main Reef passing over the main islands of northern Belize.

  • #172 plane – $530.00USD – takes 3 passengers
  • Airvan – $909.00USD – takes 7 passengers
  • Caravan- $1941.00USD – takes 11 passengers.

Glass Bottom Boat Tours & Snorkeling (Half Day)

24Jul

With over 80 feet of visibility in the crystal clear blue Belizean waters, you will be surprised at how much sea life you will see while cruising along the waters in a glass bottom boat.  Then, get up close and personal when your boat stops for snorkeling.

Choose one of the following tours:

 

Hol Chan & Shark Ray Alley. See the best variety of ocean splendor at the largest living Barrier Reef in the Northern Hemisphere.  Snorkel with our experienced guide.  Fun for the whole family!

Hol Chan is Mayan for ‘little channel.”

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 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.  Most likely, you will enjoy 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 grows healthy strands 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.

Tres Cocos & Mexico Rocks. Snorkel the Tres Cocos Reef, a natural break in the Reef with varied formations and a diverse marine life.

Six miles north of San Pedro Town in North Ambergris Caye, you will find one of the most beautiful snorkel sites known as Mexico Rocks & Tres Cocos.  Unlike many of the snorkeling spots in Belize that are right on the barrier reef, Mexico Rocks & Tres Cocos 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.  Tres Cocos is named after three tall coconut trees on shore used to locate the site. The reef here gets as shallow as four feet.  Here you will find the most beautiful corals, colorful species of both large and small fishes, shrimp, parrotfish, fairy basslet, sea urchins, spider crabs, lobster and many other small critters of the sea.  You will also see magnificent elk horns, sea whips and sea rods that make good protection for the juvenile fishes.  The highlights of this trip are the mountains of brain coral, which grow up to 20 feet.  On the sandy seabed, you might even see stingrays, eagle rays, and peacock flounder.  Nurse shark are common sights as well.

Mexico Rocks & Tres Cocos 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.

Diving & Snorkeling Hol Chan Shark Ray Alley (Half Day)

21Jul

This trip is where snorkelers and divers are joined in one boat to enjoy Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray alley.  Divers do 1 shallow tank dive at Hol Chan and snorkeling at Shark Ray Alley.

Off the southern tip of Ambergris Caye is Belize’s oldest marine reserve, the Hol Chan Marine Reserve. 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.

Snorkeling Coral Garden & Hol Chan (Half Day)

16Jul

If you’ve ever wanted to see the rainbow of colors from Caribbean coral with your own eyes, this is the trip for you!  You will certainly be amazed with the color variations of the corals: beautiful brown pencil coral, purple sea fans, bright orange stag horn and Elk horn, finger coral, and yellow tube sponge and beautiful marine life that the corals attract.

Protected by the barrier reef south of Ambergris Caye, Coral Garden is a coveted area of pristine, unique, and fragile coral just like a flower garden underwater.  Hidden in between the coral branches you will also find a spectrum of beautiful reef fish.

The depth is 8 to 12 ft., and Coral Garden is located about five miles south of San Pedro town, right outside of Caye Caulker.

The next stop takes you to Hol Chan, the most popular snorkeling site in all of Belize.  Off the southern tip of Ambergris Caye is Belize’s oldest marine reserve, the Hol Chan Marine Reserve. 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.

Equipment not included.

Minimum 2 persons.

Snorkeling Mexico Rocks & Tres Cocos (Half Day)

16Jul

Six miles north of San Pedro Town in North Ambergris Caye, you will find one of the most beautiful snorkel sites known as Mexico Rocks & Tres Cocos.  Unlike many of the snorkeling spots in Belize that are right on the barrier reef, Mexico Rocks & Tres Cocos 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.  Tres Cocos is named after three tall coconut trees on shore used to locate the site. The reef here gets as shallow as four feet.  Here you will find the most beautiful corals, colorful species of both large and small fishes, shrimp, parrotfish, fairy basslet, sea urchins, spider crabs, lobster and many other small critters of the sea.  You will also see magnificent elk horns, sea whips and sea rods that make good protection for the juvenile fishes.  The highlights of this trip are the mountains of brain coral, which grow up to 20 feet.  On the sandy seabed, you might even see stingrays, eagle rays, and peacock flounder.  Nurse shark are common sites as well.

Mexico Rocks & Tres Cocos 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.

Snorkeling Hol Chan & Shark Ray Alley (Half Day)

14Jul

The Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley are the most popular diving/snorkeling sites in all of Belize.  Off the southern tip of Ambergris Caye is Belize’s oldest marine reserve, the Hol Chan Marine Reserve. 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.

$8.00 US Gear Rental not included

Mini Speed Boat Around the Island Adventure

03Jul

Tour the Caribbean Sea and the Belize Barrier Reef in your own personal mini speed boats.  With our fleet of up to 6 mini speed boats, you can scream across the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea at speeds of up to 35 mph, all while passing by bright coral, sting rays, and schools of tropical fish.

For this “Around the Island Adventure,” you will explore the opposite side of Ambergris Caye, or as locals call it, the Lagoon Side. You will carve your way through island patches and mangroves in your own mini speed boat, and then shoot back to the Caribbean Sea side through the San Pedro River.