- Round-trip from your cruise ship tender pier in Belize City!
- Bilingual (English and Spanish speaking), professional turtle snorkel excursion guide!
- The snorkel set includes varied-sized fins, a sanitized snorkel, a silicone mask, and a vest!
- Beach Break on Caye Caulker - approximately 1.5 hours!
- Two snorkel stops - Chapo's Turtle Garden Reef and Hol Chan Turtle Grass site!
- All Marine Park entrance fees and taxes!
- Complimentary sodas, bottled water, and rum punch!
- 1 experienced snorkel guide per each 8 shore excursion guests!
Looking for a unique Belize turtle snorkel shore excursion experience? Then come along to two snorkel spots where you will be able to swim alongside some majestic sea turtles in Belize! Then enjoy a unique beach break on the famous Caye Caulker Island!
You'll start this Belize Sea Turtle Snorkel Excursion right at your Belize cruise ship tender terminal. After greeting your English-speaking shore excursion guide. You'll be taken to a comfortable boat where the friendly crew and captain will be waiting to welcome you on board. The size of the boat will depend on the number of guests participating in the excursion on this particular day and the departure time.
Sit back and relax as you glide through the blue Caribbean water on your way to Chapo's Turtle Garden, a reef just one mile south of the famous Belize Hol Chan Marine Reserve. Hol Chan means "Little Channel" in Mayan. The area just off Ambergris Caye is known for its coral reefs and abundant marine life. Travel time in the boat will be approximately 55 minutes.
Along the way, you'll receive your snorkel equipment including snorkel, mask, fins, and an optional life vest. Once you're at Chapo's Turtle Garden, the guide will accompany you into the water and will point out areas of interest so you don't miss a thing. There will always be one guide for every 8 people to ensure fun and safety for all. Snorkeling time will be 45 minutes so there's no need to feel rushed. Chapo's is a regular hang-out spot for turtles. Your guide will give you tips and rules for getting close and snorkeling with sea turtles. Although sightings are never guaranteed, the chance of spotting them at these two locations is excellent!
During the snorkel excursion boat ride to the second Belize sea turtle snorkel site, the crew will serve cold sodas or bottled water. Your next stop will be at the Hol Chan Turtle Grass site. This sea turtle habitat is the best way to view these amazing creatures, in the wild. The water here is approximately 10-30 feet deep, depending on where you snorkel, but a guide will be with you to make sure you'll enjoy the waters safely. Relax and snorkel with the turtles for another 45 minutes as you experience this lovely world beneath the surface. You can return to the boat anytime, of course. An underwater waterproof camera is a good way to capture your moments while snorkeling with the sea turtles on this unique Belize Shore Excursion. Note that among some of the marine life you might see are some of the local nurse sharks or rays. These are harmless creatures that are used to interacting with humans daily. Your Belize turtle snorkel shore excursion guide will be by your side at all times.
Your last stop is just 15 minutes away. Caye Caulker is a lovely little rustic island with friendly people and a few unique little stores. You can lounge next to the sea in comfortable beach chairs, or walk around, swim, explore, shop, whatever you want to do. Guests can also purchase food and drinks from the Belizian local restaurant, approximately $10.00 USD per person. Enjoy approximately 1.5 hours on this quaint island and experience that laid-back tropical feeling.
Finally, your snorkel shore excursion boat will take you back to your Belize cruise ship tender terminal. Transportation back is approximately 1 hour, relax and enjoy a rum punch, soda, or cold water served by the Sea Turtle Snorkel Excursion crew.