Snorkeling at Silk Caye

Listing Type
Tour/Activity
Tour Type
Aquatic
Departs From
Placencia
Intensity Level
Easy
$
135
/ Person
Trusted Provider
Ralph C
Response rate: 
94%
Response time:
several hours
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Location Details
Departure:
Splash Dive Center
About Listing
Features:
Caribbean Sea, Marine Life
Highlights
  • Nurse Sharks
  • Rays
  • Turtles
Description
Silk Cayes, also known as Queen Cayes, are a group of picture card perfect small coral islands ranging in size from a half to 4 acres.  Located just inside the Belize Barrier Reef, Silk Cayes have beautiful white beaches surrounded by turquoise seas and are occupied by about a dozen coconut trees!
Silk Cayes are part of a marine reserve established to protect the outer reef and cayes and have an abundance of aquatic life, fish stocks, coral reef biodiversity and healthy corals.
A typical day snorkelling includes a briefing by the park rangers before your licenced snorkel guide leads you into the water to take you on a tour of the abundant and varied coral and to meet the local residents. If you have not snorkelled before, no problem.  Our guides are happy to show you the ins and outs of snorkelling and show you the coral and those who inhabit it. Critters include spotted drum, huge lobsters, cleaner shrimp, arrow crabs, snapper, barracuda and more varieties of reef fish than you can count.
Around mid-day you’ll enjoy an authentic Belize style picnic lunch.  Often divers go out on the same boat and they join the snorkelers for lunch.  This makes Silk Cayes a great destination for families or couples when some are divers and some are snorkelers.
After lunch, head back into the water to explore the coral and meet more of the denizens who make Silk Cayes their home. 
But the best is still to come!  After the second snorkel expedition and the divers return to the caye, we all head to a spot just inside the barrier reef where local fishermen clean their catch and where you are almost certain to have the opportunity to snorkel with huge turtles, rays, and sharks.  Here is your chance for a great nose to nose photo with a very large turtle.
 
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Suitable for:
Kids
Teens
Adults
Families
Groups
Couples
Seniors
Recommended Age Range:
Under 10
11 - 20
21 - 30
31 - 40
41 - 50
Over 50
What is Included?
Things the supplier includes without any extra cost.
  • Tour
  • Park Fees
  • Transportation to the Island
  • Towels
  • Lunch
  • Beverage
  • Snack : Fruit (watermelon)
  • Tour Guides
  • Snorkel Equipment
What to bring?
Recommended items to bring on the trip.
  • Sunscreen
Rates
The base rates charged by the provider. This includes all taxes and applicable fees.
Capacity:
15 people
Minimum:
2 people
Minimum number of people.
Price
Unless otherwise indicated, prices are in US dollars.
Per
Price
Unless otherwise indicated, prices are in US dollars.
Person
$
135
Itinerary
Activity
Time
Duration
Snorkel at Silk Caye9:00 AM3:30 PM
Activities
Snorkeling
Transportation
Is Transportation provided?:
Yes
Transport Info.
Important Transportation/Pickup Information
We offer complimentary Pick Up and Drop Off in Placencia Village. Picks Ups are usually 30-45 minutes before the tour departs.
Splash Dive Center can also arrange Pick Up and Drop Off outsite of the village for 10 US. They are also 30-45 minutes before the tour departs.
 
Availability
Schedule
Dates
Start Time
Duration
Daily9:00 AM8 Hrs
Provider
 (3)
Splash Dive Center is an established and reputable tour company offering Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, and Fishing Tours throughout Belize. It was founded in 2000 by Course Director, Mrs. ... morePatricia Ramirez. In addition to providing their guests with premier service, they aim to make trips safe, educational, fun!

Splash Dive Center has been involved in the Placencia and Seine Bight Community. Additionally in local and international environmental projects to promote their love and protection for the oceans and the sustainable growth of Belize.
Account Type:
Tour Operator
Gold Certified:
Yes
Service Types:
Tours | Activities, Shuttles, Rentals/Charters
Payment & Cancellation
Cancellation Policy
Moderate
  • Cancellations made 90 days before will be fully refunded except for a service fee of 3%.
  • Cancellations made 15 days before will be refunded 50% of the amount paid.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
Terms & Conditions
I am aware that if I or anyone in my group present symptoms of covid-19, I may be subject to testing and possible quarantining and that I am liable for all related testing and/or quarantine costs. I am also of the inherent risk on inland adventure tours, road transport and water sports including scuba diving, snorkeling, boat travel, fishing and visiting the cayes. By signing this agreement, I release Splash Dive Center Ltd and related persons including guides, drivers, boat captains, crew, owners, and all related persons from all liabilities whatsoever for personal injury, property loss of wrongful death. I agree that I am giving up my right to sue the released parties but also any rights my heirs, assigns or beneficiaries may have to sue the released parties. I am fully aware of this document and releases, and sign it being conscious of its importance.
 
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Silk Caye snorkel
Our family of 4 had a great time with Splash! Everything went smoothly and we got to see a TON of fish, nurse sharks, sting rays and a turtle. Nice shop, equipment, and very nice boats. No concerns about safety at all. Thanks for an amazing trip, definitely recommend and would do it again!
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Awesome Time With Splash
Everyone was friendly and helpful. Especially Melvin - he was a great guide and very knowledgeable. Had a great time, even did a couple other tours with them.
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