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Address: Placencia, Belize
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Pumpkin Caye and Reef Snorkeling

Pumpkin Caye is a very beautiful and relaxing private island. We enjoyed a fantastic lunch prepared by our guide, Mark. The beach and views are absolutely beautiful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2016
stacieallan1972
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Mesa, Arizona
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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Pumpkin Caye is a very beautiful and relaxing private island. We enjoyed a fantastic lunch prepared by our guide, Mark. The beach and views are absolutely beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Quiet, less crowded little island, beautiful and bucolic, perfect for a lunch stop. The view from the outhouse is the best I have ever seen!

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Punta Gorda, Belize
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

Mark from Cayequest is a great tour guide -very knowledgable and passionate about marine conservation. As an added bonus you get to have lunch on his families private island and feel like a real castaway. For a no crowd individual snorkelling day Mark from Cayequest is the man to go with. Highly recommended

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Gold Beach, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

This small caye is a privately owned. You must have a guide that has access and there are several. We went with Mark with Cayequestadventures. We had a wonderful lunch prepared by Mark from his catch of the day from the previous snorkel site, lounged on the beach, there is shallow areas for the kids and great snorkeling around the... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

We too stopped her for a lunch break on a Snorkel trip. The weather was a bit rainy and cloudy the day we went. So getting to the island was a bit of an adventure itself. it's a very small secluded island. Small walk path on the island outlined with conch shells..... a gazillion conch shells!! The island has no... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016

This great little private island was a stopover place for our snorkeling adventure. There were a couple structures, one which housed the kitchen area and an outhouse (working toilet!). There is also a little sandy beach area. Very pretty, it was a great place for lunch and rest.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

We went with Mark Leslie cayetours. The only people there were our group of 6 and the caretakers. The water was spectacularly clear, large rays came right up to the shore!,,

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Bedford, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

My family took the snorkeling trip on one of our first days in Placencia. The overall experience was wonderful as the guides were enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The snorkeling was fantastic, with a full hour in the morning and another half hour or so in the afternoon, each with a little different aspect of the reef. Lunch was great, and the... More 

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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Americans call this pumpkin caye but it's actually pumpion. We went snorkeling here and saw a ton of fish. It was a really nice spot with lots of fish and coral.

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Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Andria from Splash Dive shop was our guide to snorkel around Pompion (Pumpkin) Caye. She was a wonderful guide for first time snorkelers. The wind was against us at one point, and Andria helped pull me around the point to calmer water. She was wonderful, the island was beautiful and we experienced a few hours in paradise. Thanks, Andria!

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