Laughing Bird Caye

Category
Destination
Type of Destination
Caye (Island)
Gold Standard
Yes
District/Region
Caye (Island)
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Description
Highlights
  • Palm Trees & The Beach
  • Marine Life, Coral Reef, Diving & Snorkeling

About Location
The picture of relaxation, the unspoiled Laughing Bird Caye National Park, is where many Belizeans go to unplug and enjoy the wonders of the Belize Barrier Reef. This small national park got its name from the Laughing Gull, which used to breed on the caye. Though you won’t see actual laughing birds, you might encounter the Brown Pelican, Green Heron, and the Melodious Blackbird.

The island itself sits on an ancient faro reef shelf formation, contributing to both the abundance and variety of marine life and diverse coral habitats. Due to its rich environment, protected status, and no-take zones, which have allowed resident fish populations to flourish, Laughing Bird Caye is a snorkeling and diving paradise. Conch, Spiny Lobster, snapper, and other animals are also plentiful.

“Great snorkeling at this spot. The park rangers live out here, which is incredible because it’s so isolated. They also have coral nurseries, and part of the island is a bird sanctuary. The rangers were super nice, inviting and provided some great education about the reefs. You can bring out drinks and food to grill and hang out as long as you want,” visitor Eric Love writes about Laughing Bird Caye in a Google review.

While built infrastructure doesn’t exist on the caye, the undeveloped nature adds to the experience and the beauty for those seeking a truly immersive experience. No overnight stays are allowed, but a day trip is just enough to relish in the peaceful beauty of the isle.  After a refreshing day in the water, spread out under the coconut palms for a picnic. And best of all, you can return the following day for more of the same.
 
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Tours & Shuttles
$
150
/ Person
Departs From:
Placencia
Provider:
This tour is a snorkeling and Fishing Combination tour We visit a minimum of 3 islands in one day, where guests get to snorkel at each island ( optional)... more
While moving from one island to another, we do some fishing ( trolling, bottom fishing or spin casting)
This tour departs at 9 am and returns at about 3 pm
Island Hopping tours are private charters, so it's just your group on board, along with the guides, captain and cook
Minimum of 3 people

Island Options are
- Silk Caye
- Laughing Bird
- Moho Caye
- Ray Caye
- Lark Caye
- Abigail Caye
-Scipio Caye
$
110
/ Person
Departs From:
Placencia
Laughing Bird Caye is a National Park and World Heritage Site. It has a long and narrow island known for its abundance of marine life and coral. The Laughing Bird Caye offers diverse ... moresites to ex; making it a great choice to snorkel, scuba dive or even beachcomber!Laughing Bird Caye is a National Park and a World Heritage Site and an excellent destination to experience marine life in Belize. Your licenced guide will take you on a tour of the abundant and varied coral and to meet the local residents. Critters include spotted drum, huge lobsters, cleaner shrimp, arrow crabs, snapper, barracuda and more varieties of reef fish than you can count. On the east side of the island coral mounds separated by sandy patches rise to about 5 feet from the surface. These mounds have a variety of coral types which are home to lobsters, barracuda, lizardfish, angel fish, parrot fish, spotted drums, southern rays and a myriad of reef fish. On the west side your guide will find lobster, barracuda, lizardfish, Nassau grouper, angel fish, furry sea cucumbers, conch and lots and lots of colourful juvenile reef fish
$
95
/ Person
Departs From:
Placencia
Provider:
Usually, our tours start from 9 pm roughly to 3 pm, giving you a little extra time so that you really enjoy yourself. We always take time in considering your needs and try to make ... moreyou fulfill your wishes. We will go snorkeling roughly to an hour depending on your age range, have lunch then after, a little walk on the island and chill in a hammock. We can also do a second snorkel if you want to if not, we decide to head back sailing-in nice and slow with the Caribbean breeze!
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