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Experience the natural wonders of Belize's marine world with an unforgettable snorkel trip that takes you to some of the most iconic and beautiful sites in the region. This adventure offers a unique opportunity to explore the mysterious Blue Hole, swim alongside vibrant coral reefs at Half Moon Caye, and discover the stunning underwater landscapes of Half Moon Caye Wall and the Aquarium.
The Great Blue Hole
The adventure begins with a thrilling boat ride (approx. 2.5hrs) from San Pedro, Belize, to the iconic Blue Hole. This marine marvel is a perfectly circular sinkhole that reaches depths of over 400 feet (124 meters). As you approach, the sapphire waters of the Caribbean Sea transform into a deep indigo, and you'll feel the excitement building. The Blue Hole is a world-renowned marine site, attracting divers and snorkelers from around the globe eager to explore its incredible underwater formations, including stalactites and limestone formations. Even if you’re not a diver, you can still appreciate the beauty of this natural wonder from the surface, surrounded by the sheer limestone walls and the possibility of spotting sharks and other marine life.
Half Moon Caye Snorkel
Snorkeling at Half Moon Caye is like entering an aquatic wonderland. This reef, located just offshore, features stunning coral formations teeming with colorful fish and other marine creatures. The vibrant coral gardens create a kaleidoscope of colors and provide a safe haven for a wide range of species, making it an ideal spot for snorkelers to encounter the underwater beauty of Belize.
Half Moon Caye Island
After the awe-inspiring snorkel to the Blue Hole and Half Moon Caye, your tour continues to the island of Half Moon Caye, a protected marine reserve and a UNESCO World Heritage site. This remote and pristine island is an essential nesting ground for the rare red-footed booby bird, and its white sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters make it a picture-perfect paradise. Relax and have lunch on the beach, explore the island's trails, or bird-watch to witness the incredible diversity of avian life.
The Aquarium is another incredible snorkeling destination within the Lighthouse Reef Atoll. This area is known for its calm and clear waters, making it perfect for exploring the diverse marine life that inhabits the coral gardens. Expect to encounter schools of tropical fish, sea turtles, and an array of vibrant coral species. The Aquarium is a photographer's paradise, with endless opportunities to capture the natural splendor of Belize's underwater world.
Enjoy the ride back with a picturesque view and a rum punch in hand!
Overall, The Blue Hole snorkel trip from San Pedro, Belize, is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that combines thrilling underwater exploration, stunning natural beauty, and a deep appreciation for the marine wonders of this Central American paradise. Whether you're an experienced snorkeler or a first-timer, this excursion promises an unforgettable journey into the heart of Belize's marine treasures.
- Snorkel equipment NOT included
- $40 park fee is NOT included
- 12.5% General Sales Tax is NOT included[/su_note]
- Continental breakfast
- Water and sodas
- Fruit and snacks
- Light alcohol upon return
- Free scheduled pick up by BOAT from the nearest pier to your hotel or accommodations within a reasonable distance
- Equipment rental
- 12.5% General Sales Tax
- US $40.00 Blue Hole Park Fee