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Bannister Island

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Address: Suite 207, Blake Building, Belize City, Belize
Phone Number: +(501) 220 - 9968
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Now named Starfish Island under new mgmt

First, this Island, formerly Bannister Island, is now under new ownership and management. You can tour here from Cruise Ships and from land. Tours from cruise ships range around... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
Laurelwright
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Highland Village, Texas
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Highland Village, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

First, this Island, formerly Bannister Island, is now under new ownership and management. You can tour here from Cruise Ships and from land. Tours from cruise ships range around 80.00 US. You can get this same tour on land for about half of the price if you know what to ask for. So, ask for snorkeling and a trip to... More 

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Durango, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We arrived on a Royal Caribbean cruise line, and took a tender to Starfish Island. The weather was AMAZING and the water was GORGEOUS! The island was clean and picture perfect! We had a blast laying on the beach, looking at starfish, collecting shells, and listening to music. The authentic food was DELIC and the drinks were great too. The... More 

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Miami, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Cruise to the Caribbean...Been there done that type of attitude....We were traveling with first time visitors to Belize that wanted to snorkel. RCCL offered a snorkel trip that had a visit to Starfish Island afterwards. Boy, what a pleasant surprise! I found myself having a grand time both on the snorkeling trip and once we got to the island. The... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We went snorkeling first and then went to the island. We were only there for an hour and I was glad. There was a beach but it wasn't the best i've seen. Better then nothing I guess. Snorkeling part of the tour was better but crowded. Should have done a full day snorkeling I guess.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

Yes, there are starfish - plenty of them. A recent change in management is evident. The very pleasant and well trained attentive staff will make your visit enjoyable. Spend the day relaxing on a hammock or chaise and enjoy the view while you await delivery of your favorite beverage. It's a private island with many of the amenities of a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I recently picked this trip as part of the Celebrity Equinox shore excursion pick list. It was the worst shore excursion I have ever been on and I have been on many including 3rd world countries which I have always loved. Firstly we were jammed into a boat which was overcrowded to get there - most people had to sit... More 

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New Iberia, Louisiana
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63 reviews 63 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We went here on an excursion from a cruise. This hands down was one of the most beautiful places we have ever been. We can understand why they have changed the name to starfish island because it was full of the largest most beautiful starfish we've ever seen. It was so relaxing and fun to just chill out. The beautiful... More 

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Indian Trail, NC
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55 reviews 55 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We went on a cruise and did this shore excursion through Carnival as we hadn't had any plans for the day. I'm so glad we did! This island used to be called Bannister's Island and as I understand it, it is now owned by Carnival and is called Starfish Island. To get to this island, you take a 20 minute... More 

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Houston
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We just got back off a cruise to Belize and took the Starfish Island and Barrier Reef Snorkle. It was a great tour and will definitely do it again. Starfish Island itself is beautiful secluded and very quiet. Both the food and drinks were good, and the staff on both the island and the boat for snorkling were terrific, very... More 

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Magnolia, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

We went to Starfish island for a half day of relaxation and beaching. The island is a short ride from town and has bathroom facilities, food, a great bar, medical hut, kayaks, a volleyball court, plenty of large beach reclining chairs and lots of shade if you want it. The water was a Lille cloudy and not a lot of... More 

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