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Mesoamerican Reef (Belize Barrier Reef)

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Private Day Tour: Silk Cayes and Turtle Alley Snorkeling Adventure

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A bit of a risk, but well worth it!

Having visited Belize City from a cruise (don't bother!) my wife returned to the ship whilst me and my twin sons (10 yrs old) paid for a small open boat trip to the little island... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed April 4, 2015
West Chiltington, United Kingdom
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West Chiltington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2015

Having visited Belize City from a cruise (don't bother!) my wife returned to the ship whilst me and my twin sons (10 yrs old) paid for a small open boat trip to the little island near the reef by a local guy selling this trip at the quayside. I thought the island would be close, but the boat went out... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2014

We choose this destination to be away from crowded anchor places and yes, you are more or less alone. The combination wind without waves and the challenging scattered reefs and cays makes it a challenging and wonderful sailing destination. However, do not go there when you expect lonely white and virgin postcard beached. 99% of the islands are mangroves and,... More 

6 Thank Ben G
Torrington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2013 via mobile

We have snorkled in Belize on two different trips. Tobacco Cay had amazingly clear water. On Tobacco Cay we had AC as our guide. the wind had shifted and we were able to snorkle outside the barrier reef. The Coral seems to be perpendicular to the main reef and is in ridges. So you snorkle up and down the ridges.... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

I spent five days at the Sapodilla Keys last January and thought I was in heaven until I went snorkelling. There is a steady stream of plastic garbage flowing across the fascinating underwater life. I even watched our crew throwing plastic wrappings from fishing lures in the water. It is very sad to see such a gorgeous area being despoiled... More 

4 Thank PeripateticCanuck
Arcata, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2011

I have never experienced such a beautiful underwater world. Snorkeling off Caye Caulker, Tobacco Caye, and from the edge of a sailboat, you can see dozens of aquatic species such as eagle rays, nautilus, incredible tropical fish, nurse sharks, and more. Taking the Ragamuffin sailboat tours out into the Reef was an amazing opportunity to have unforgettable experiences and make... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2009

I'm not a diver, but believe me, you can see tons as a snorkeler. I've snorkeled the Belize Barrier Reef many times. At Glover's Reef Atoll, Laughing Bird Caye, and just off the beach at my friends house. So many amazing fish and corals! And I've heard from divers that the Belize Barrier Reef is some of the best diving... More 

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