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Reefs and Cayes Kayaking

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Setting out to kayak in the Carribean!
  • Paddle and sail your kayak in the Southwater Caye Reserve
  • Watch for stingrays, eagle rays, grouper, nurse sharks and more
  • Learn to paddle among the mangroves and sail your kayak in open water
  • Snorkel or dive the inner and outer walls of the barrier reef
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  • Small Group
Activity Level: Moderate

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Day 1: Arrive Belize

Arrive at the Belize International Airport where you will be met by an Island Expeditions representative and transferred to the Tropical Education Center, adjacent to the Belize Zoo. After settling into your forest cabanas you have a chance to meet your fellow travelers over dinner. At the Tropical Education Center, you can explore the surrounding savannah forest through their network of interpretative trails and wildlife viewing platforms. There is also an interpretative center, which details the diverse ecology of Belize, and is an ideal starting point for the adventure ahead.

Day 2-3: Tobacco Caye

  • Hotel
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Waking up to the sounds of the tropics is a pure delight with the chatter of parrots and parakeets  overhead. We travel the scenic Hummingbird Highway through the rainforest to the coast and then by water taxi to the southern barrier reef of Belize. To begin, guides provide professional instruction - teaching sea kayaking, snorkeling, and safety in tropical waters before heading out on the water.   
We stay two nights on Tobacco Caye within a 17,878 acre Marine Reserve of protected coral reefs, mangroves and small coral islands. This is our tropical paradise to snorkel, sea kayak and paddleboard. For our stay on Tobacco Caye we are spoiled with delicious Caribbean cuisine and the  friendly, laid back ‘Island Culture’ of Belize.

Day 4-6: Southwater Caye Exploring

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy plenty of time to kayak snorkel, fish and enjoy the scenery and marine life of Belize. Explore different regions of the reef including the inner and outer walls, patch and fringing reefs, mangrove ranges and protected lagoons. For divers you can arrange dives as requested and for those who’d like to try out diving you can arrange Discover Scuba courses with prior notice. As you explore by kayak, the routes often cross those of the fishermen who make their living from the sea and with this interaction we gain good company and an insight into a way of life that is very different from our own.

Staying on beautiful Southwater Caye we have plentiful time to kayak, snorkel, paddleboard and enjoy the spectacular scenery and marine life of the seldom traveled southern barrier reef.


Day 7: Return Home

  • 1 Breakfast
After an early breakfast your water taxi carries us back to the mainland and the town of Dangriga where the trip finishes. Any extra luggage that you have stored at the operations base, will be made available to you to repack and taxis can be arranged to your connecting flight to the Belize International Airport, or local bus stations to continue exploring Belize.

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Kayak the tranquil tropical waters of Belize Setting out to kayak in the Carribean! Snorkeling the reef at the Blue Hole Wandering around the reef crest at Turneffe Flats Galapagos wildlife Snorkeling with star fish! Handling an urchin while snorkeling at Turneffe Flats Starfish at Turneffe



Tropical Education Center

The Jungle Lodge
Double Forest Cabana
Abundant wildlife

Lodge at Tobacco Caye

Tobacco Caye Paradise
Tobacco Caye Paradise
Tobacco Caye Paradise

South Water Caye Lodge

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  • 6 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 6 Dinners
  • 6 Nights Accommodations
  • Arrival Transfer
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Professional, bilingual guide service as listed
  • Excursions and activities as listed
  • Meals not Included
  • International Flights
  • Departure Transfer
  • Airport Departure Tax
  • Optional Excursions
  • Gear Rental: Snorkeling Gear $20
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time


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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!
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