Placencia provides easy access to the Belize Barrier Reef, one of the largest and most impressive coral reefs in the world. This tour will allow you to fish and snorkel in an endangered but thriving ecosystem.
- 8 hrs
- Available Days:
- Every day
- 6:00 AM, 7:00 AM, 8:00 AM
- Hotel Transport Included
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
UNESCO categorizes this reef as a World Heritage Site. This is due in part to the fact that the Belize Barrier Reef is part of the habitat of several endangered species including manatees, whale sharks, and crocodiles. In addition, the Belize Barrier Reef is the home of a bustling population of intensely colorful tropical fish.
The reef is just a quarter of a mile from Ambergris Caye’s shore. This tour comes with trolling and spinning tackle, and an experienced fishing guide. Your guide will bring you to superior fishing spots where you’ll be able to reel in tasty specimens from sustainable species of fish. You have the chance to catch snapper, barracuda, grouper, king mackerel, and jack. When you’re ready to take a break from fishing, your guide will provide snorkeling gear so you can get a closer look at the reef.
At the end of the day your guide will clean your prize-winning catch. Ask your hotel kitchen if they can cook your fish, or grill it yourself at a beachside barbecue. Your fresh fish will be one of the most authentically Belizean meals of your trip.
The quick ride out to Hol Chan Marine Reserve makes this the most popular half-day tour for visitors staying at Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker. Set aside in 1987, this reserve covers an area of 3 square miles (7.8 sq km) and is found off the southern tip of Ambergris Caye. As a result, this area of the Belize Barrier Reef supports healthy populations of fish and colorful coral. Turtles, nurse sharks, grouper, jacks, reef fish, and barracuda are just a few of the species you might see here. The reef ranges from 10–30 feet (3–9 m) deep and most guides take snorkelers along the outer edge of the reef. While this site is great for beginner snorkelers, as well as divers, swimmers should pay attention to currents which can be strong throughout the reserve.
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