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Paradise Islands: SUP Explorer

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Explore uninhabited islands, pristine coral reefs, rich fishing grounds, and labyrinth-like mangrove channels by Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) on this sunny Belize tour. Ideal for travelers looking for sea, sun, and snorkeling, this itinerary reaches the lesser-known cayes of the Southern Barrier Reef. Navigating Paradise Islands via SUP is the perfect way to explore: a flexible schedule and the path less traveled makes it an adventurous tropical vacation.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Arrive Belize
Day 2 : Hummingbird Route
Day 3 : Tobacco Caye
Day 4 : Southwater Caye
Day 5 : Southwater Caye
Day 6 : Billy Hawk Caye
Day 7 : Depart Belize

Highlights

  • Snorkel and Paddle through the shallow waters over the reef
  • View marine wildlife including stingrays, eagle rays, grouper and sharks
  • Visit a local Garifuna fishing camp on Billy Hawk Caye
  • Spend a night inland at the Tropical Education Center viewing wildlife

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Activities

Trip Type

  • Independent

Activity Level

Moderate

Trip Snapshots

A young woman explores via Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Snorkel the vibrant reef system in the pristine atolls Manta ray during on a snorkeling trip. Snorkel the vibrant reef system Isolated islands await your arrival on your Belize tour Pristine Belizean atolls Attach a sail to your kayak for peaceful drifting Kayak the tranquil tropical waters of Belize

Day 1 Arrive Belize

Arrive at the Belize International Airport and meet your guide. Transfer to the Tropical Education Center and settle into your forest cabana. Meet your fellow travelers over dinner and explore the savannah forest which winds through the network of interpretative trails and wildlife viewing platforms.

Day 2 Hummingbird Route

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Wake up to the sounds and scents of the tropics: the chatter of parrots and parakeets flying overhead. After breakfast, travel the Hummingbird Route through the Maya Mountains and meet up with a motor charter which will take you to your first island on the Southern Barrier Reef. Learn about the safety in a tropical marine environment and then, after a tasty Belizean lunch, learn the fundamentals of Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP). Begin your journey over the tops of submerged coral reefs, turtle grass beds, and through narrow mangrove channels to reach your first night's accommodation.

Day 3 Tobacco Caye

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Begin your day with a steaming mug of coffee and fresh tropical fruit, then enjoy an early morning swim or paddle before breakfast. Snorkel at Tobaccco Caye and the outer reef walls during the day and in the afternoon paddle to nearby cayes to explore the sheltered lagoons and mangrove channels. In the evening, return to Tobacco Caye and overnight.

Day 4 Southwater Caye

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
In the morning, paddle along one of the most beautiful sections of the entire reef system. The waters are shallow and clear, perfect for viewing a tremendous variety of marine life including southern stingrays, eagle rays, grouper, nurse sharks, and more. Land on the beach and check into your accommodations before enjoying an ice cold drink. Set out to explore the island before dinner, then settle in for the night.

Day 5 Southwater Caye

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Explore different regions of the reef including the inner and outer walls, patch and fringing reefs, mangrove ranges, and protected lagoons. Scuba divers can arrange diving trips as requested for an additional cost. Novice divers may also try their hand at Scuba with Discover Scuba courses. As you paddle, get to know the local fishermen who make their living from the sea.

Day 6 Billy Hawk Caye

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Paddle to Billy Hawk Caye (in the Blue Ground Range), a Garifuna fishing camp, and enjoy a local Belizean lunch followed by an afternoon of snorkeling. Return to Southwater Caye just in time to enjoy a drink and take in the sunset. In the evening, celebrate your final night in paradise with a farewell dinner and colorful island festivities.

Day 7 Depart Belize

  • 1 Breakfast
After an early breakfast, board a water taxi and travel back to the mainland town of Dangriga. From Dangriga, taxis can be arranged to take you to your connecting flight at the Belize International Airport. Or, take a local bus to continue exploring Belize!

Paradise Lodge

South Water Caye Lodge

Tropical Education Center

Per person starting at
$2,179

Notes

$395 single supplement
The number of single rooms available on most departures is limited, and is not guaranteed

Price includes $170 government fees and taxes.

Included:

*Comprehensive pre-trip information package

*All meals, accommodation, and transfers described in the itinerary

*Professional guiding services

*Unlimited use of equipment and facilities

*Use of waterproof dry bags

*Government Fees & Taxes



Excluded:

*Transfer back to Belize City

*Gratuities

*Fishing Licence

*Scuba Diving

*International flights and airport departure tax

*Extra costs due to late arrivals, lost baggage and other circumstances

Included

  • 6 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 6 Dinners
  • 6 Nights Accommodations
    • 1 Night Lodge
    • 5 Nights Camping
  • 6 Days Private Guide Service
  • International Arrival Transfers are included.
  • Gear Rental
  • Airport Departure Tax
    • Normally included in the price of your airline ticket.

Excluded

  • International Departure Transfers are excluded.
    Please contact us to arrange your international departure transfer.
  • International Flights

Recommended Budgeting

  • $160 Scuba Diving
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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
Meyer Smolen

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