St. George's Caye

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Destination
Type of Destination
Caye (Island)
District/Region
Caye (Island)
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Description
Highlights
  • Belize's First Capital
  • Battle of St. George's Caye
  • History
  • Snorkeling & Swimming

About Location
St. George's Caye was previously known by the Spaniards as "Cayo Cosina", or "Kitchen Cay". It was settled as a town in 1650, and was the largest settlement in what was then British Honduras in the 17th century and 18th century; however, its importance was eventually eclipsed by the growth of Belize City. St.George's Caye was Belize's first capital in the 1700s. From 3 September through 10 September 1798, British settlers fought and defeated a small Spanish fleet sent to drive them from the area; this battle is marked as a national holiday in Belize each September 10 as the Battle of St. George's Caye.
 
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Tours & Shuttles
$
150
/ Person
Departs From:
Caye Caulker
Provider:
Tour consists of visiting the Mangrove island of Swallow Caye and view the gentle sea cows in their natural habitat. We also visit the historical island of St. George's Caye; followed ... moreby 2 snorkeling areas.

Snorkeling Sites:
Caye Chapel Aquarium 
Caye Chapel Channel
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