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Belize Coral Gardens and Shark Ray Alley Snorkel Adventure Excursion

Belize, Belize City (Excursion ID S1603)

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  • Round-trip boat ride from your Belize cruise ship terminal!
  • English-speaking snorkel shore excursion guides!
  • Guided snorkel at both Coral Gardens and Shark Ray Alley!
  • The Snorkel set includes varied-sized fins, sanitized snorkel, a silicone mask, and a vest!
  • Complimentary cold bottled water!
  • Great snorkeling with lots of tropical fish and incredible marine life!
Spend your stop in Belize exploring the beautiful blue waters, snorkel the reef, and get up close to some of the local resident sting rays. The reef is teeming with over 250 species of fish, colorful hard and soft coral, and native marine life.

You'll meet your Belize shore excursion guide just outside your Belize cruise ship tender terminal, from where it is just a 2-minute walk to the boat's pier. Hop onboard the boat for a 45-minute boat ride that takes you to the island of Caye Caulker. This narrow island is the second largest in Belize at 5 miles in length and 1/2 mile in width. It's divided in two by a narrow channel with a sandy beach, which is known by all as "The Split".

Back on board your snorkeling excursion boat, you'll be given your snorkel equipment with safety and usage instructions. A short ride gets you to Shark Ray Alley for your first snorkel. This is a 45-minute guided snorkel and you'll swim with harmless stingrays and nurse sharks. Both the rays and nurse sharks are accustomed to humans and are not aggressive. You may even be able to touch one with your guide's supervision. The water here is waist-deep so if you prefer not to snorkel you can stand and have them swim around you.

The next snorkel spot is at Coral Gardens, a short boat ride away. This spectacular part of the world's second-largest coral reef is alive with colorful fish, coral, sponges, and marine life. The water is crystal clear and you'll be able to see beautiful coral formations like elkhorn, staghorn, and pencil coral flourishing amongst yellow sponges and purple sea fans. This is another 45-minute guided snorkel. Please note that guests will be snorkeling off the boat in deep water so you will not be able to stand on the bottom.

You'll then head back to Caye Caulker where you'll have a few minutes to stretch your feet. There is lunch available to purchase, at your own expense, the cost is around $10 USD per person, please inform your guide you want lunch when meeting them.

When the time comes to an end, the boat will take you back to your Belize cruise port to catch the tender back to your ship.
Times are approximate. The order of stops may be reversed depending on crowds and weather conditions.

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Belize Coral Gardens and Shark Ray Alley Snorkel Adventure Excursion Reviews

A great snorkeling shore excursion adventure at the Belize barrier reef's Coral Gardens, and visit the resident rays at Shark Ray Alley! You will definitely get a glimpse at the diverse marine life just feet below the Caribbean Sea!

4.8/5

12 Reviews

Great time !!
     5/5  (Visited on March 2019)
12
Started late so we didn’t have much time to snorkel but the crew was super nice. A memorable experience! Will be back again. Thanks to Elmer and Dave and the crew (names forgotten 😕)
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Ontario Canada
Stingrays and Sharks
     5/5  (Visited on March 2019)
28
What a great day spent with this touring company...had FUN snorkeling and had lunch on Caye Caulker with some time to check out a few shops. We can't wait to come back to Belize!
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Canada
Amazing
     5/5  (Visited on March 2018)
17
Long boat ride to and from where you swim in the open waters to snorkel and swim with the Sharks and sting rays. Crew was so nice and kept everyone involved and safe.
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VAN BUREN ar
Guides had tons of info about life in belize
     5/5  (Visited on September 2018)
64
Took a few minutes to get started, but the guides were worth the wait. Jose, mark, Daniel, and diana were quick to calm any anxiety regarding what we were doing. Only thing I can think of is that if you wear glasses and want to see wear a full face mask not just the goggles.or wear contacts. Dont be like me and go blind lol.
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Belize
Snorkel with Nurse Sharks, Stingrays, Fish etc
     5/5  (Visited on July 2018)
98
We had a great time!! The guides Mark, Moore and Daniel went above and beyond on the excursion. Mark was able to make a noise from the boat and a dolphin came to surface. We also got to stop at a fishing boat which was fishing for lobsters and crabs. We got to see and touch the live lobsters they had caught. In the ocean Mark and Moore snorkeled with us and showed us all kinds of ocean life. Then we swam to a different area and got to swim with the nurse sharks and stingrays! We got to see and swim with a lot of nurse sharks and stingrays. We had lunch at Caye Caulker Beach. The food was and service was good.
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Camas, WA
Great once it got going...
     4/5  (Visited on January 2018)
109
There was about a 10 - 15 minute walk after leaving the port to get to the meeting place. They did have someone meet us and take us on that walk. There were a bunch of different people going on different excursions. This caused a lot of confusion with all the guides. They took us on and off a boat trying to get it all squared away. Unfortunately, my mom at this point was too stressed to go on the excursion and wanted to go back to the ship. ( It also didn't help that she tripped and fell on the walk to the excursion and skinned her knee up pretty bad. The sidewalks and roads can be uneven. ) I found someone that worked there that was kind enough to make sure my mom got back to the ship safely. Once we got loaded onto the right boats everything was great after that. Be prepared for a long, sometimes rough boat ride to Caye Caulker, but it is beautiful and you get to go through the mangroves. Dennis was our captain and Natalie was our guide. They were great and very informative. The island is amazing and we stopped there first to pre order lunch at the restaurant. ( You have to pay for this, it's not included. ) We then got back on the boat and went to snorkel with the nurse sharks and rays. This was really fun! They come swimming up in this dark cloud from a distance and then you see them and it's so cool. These are not tiny nurse sharks either, they are large lol. After we finished at that spot, we got to go to another spot and snorkel through and around the reef. Natalie guided us along the way and pointed out fun things to see. Then we went back to the island to eat our lunch which was very, very good and fresh. I had beef fajitas and conch fritters. It was 40 american dollars for 3 dishes and 2 sodas and a water. I thought it was reasonable. Then we had time to shop at the shops or play at the beach which was great. We got back on the boat and went to another spot where you get to feed the Tarpons. They are these really neat huge fish that you get to feed. Just don't be stupid like me and stick your hand over the side to point one out lol because one jumped out of the water and chomped onto my hand. Had some teeth mark scratches but nothing crazy thank God lol. Then we had another 45 minute boat ride back. I definitely recommend this excursion but you should know it's a very long day. We had to be up at 6am in order to be off the ship as soon as we were able and then we didn't get back until about 45min. before the last boat tender to the ship which was about 3:45pm. Knowing all of this it is a great excursion and Natalie and Dennis were great.
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United States
Loved it.
     5/5  (Visited on February 2015)
111
This was more than what my son could of asked for. He was able to snorkel for the first time. Swim with sharks and take pictures of a sea turtle for his mom. He had a blast.
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Corpus Christi
Could have been better
     3/5  (Visited on June 2017)
106
Was told we had to pre order our lunches before we went out. Which weren't even ready when we got back. The shark and sting rays are the best part. The other snorkel area was awful, it looked dead. It is also a 45 min boat ride each way 😐
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Desoto, Texas
Best Snorkel Trip Ever!
     5/5  (Visited on May 2017)
114
What can I say about this trip, except that it was excellent, wish I could give it 20 stars! The snorkel sites we went to were breathtaking, Caye Caulker beach is the perfect little spot for lunch, and the staff made the entire trip even better! Garrett, Nelson and James were phenomenal!!!! Definitely recommend this trip!
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Deerfield Beach, FL
Amazing time
     5/5  (Visited on May 2016)
97
This was an excellent excursion thanks to Nelson and his crew. Was met outside the port and walked a few blocks to the docks where they organized everyone with equipment and into groups. We were a group of about 11 guests. The boat ride is about 30 to 40 min, however it was great and Caye Caulker beautiful. We stopped at Godfrey's Seaside Grill for restroom break and to order food (optional) for after snorkeling. We went to swim with the Stingrays & Nurse Sharks and then to the coral garden. All was amazing and well organized. After we had some time at Caye Caulker to relax, eat or shop. Do bring something to cover up while on the ride back on the boat since it doesn't have any shade and by the return everyone has had a lot of sun. Nelson made sure we were back with plenty of time to get back to the ship and even had some time to shop. Thank you Shore Excursioneer for an excellent time.
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Arkansas
Amazing best day ever!
     5/5  (Visited on March 2016)
105
Amazing snorkel trip and caye caulker is just simply a dream!!!! Our guides were friendly and answered lots of questions about life in Belize and the ocean life we got to see, very informative and fun guys .
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New Orleans, LA
Best Day!
     5/5  (Visited on January 2016)
107
Thanks to Nelson, Hulky (Dennis) and Daniel for a fantastic day! Best snorkeling you'll experience in the Caribbean. 30 minute boat ride (can be rough) is absolutely gorgeous...in the middle of nowhere, there's a house in the water! Then 2 stops to see Antler coral, Brain coral, Horse-eyed Jack and so much more..we saw Sea Turtles, too! Then we went to another spot to swim with Nurse Sharks and Rays...Unbelievable experience! After that we stopped to feed some Tarpon (a little extra excitement). Then they brought us to Caye Calker for the lunch we ordered before we went snorkeling. Fantastic little cantina with good fresh food! My adult daughter stayed on the boat because she doesn't like to snorkel and she had a great time, too! Best Excursion Of Our Trip!
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