Caye Caulker Lobster Fest

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Type Of Event
Start Date
Monday, 1 Jul, 2024Annually
Entrance Fee
7/14/2023 - 7/16/2023

  • Beach Parties
  • Unique Lobster Dishes and Menus
  • Snorkeling
  • Live Music and Performances
  • Miss Lobster Fest Pageant
  • Biggest Lobster Competition
  • Family Games
  • Bartending Competition
  • Drinks, Games, Dance, Pageant, Lobster Galore
About Event

Caye Caulker Lobster Fest

The Caye Caulker Lobster Fest is the original Lobster Fest of Belize, boasting 18 and counting, that started in July of 1994 by the Islanders Veterans Football Club. The event is held annually to commemorate all the fishermen who have made Caye Caulker to what it is today. During the three days, you can expect full days of activities like greasy poles, drinking games and competitions, musical performances, educational and promotional boots and raves that will be an experience of a lifetime!

2023 Caye Caulker Lobster Fest

The events happening at the Caye Caulker Lobster Fest will be epic! On Friday, July 14, the opening ceremony starts at 7pm at the Palapa Gardens. It's on the beachfront going towards the split, you can't miss it. The "Waiting for Tonight" After Dance will feature some of the best DJs and entertainment such as DJ Khris, TLC Band and Evolution Sounds. On Saturday, July 15, there will be a beach party at 11:00 a.m., a Powder Party, and a Glow Party at 9pm. For the last day of the entire 2023 Lobster Festival, the beach parties and excitement continues with much music, entertainment and family games, including a live performance by Supa G!

Why should you attend the 2023 Caye Caulker Lobster Fest?

The 2023 Caye Caulker Lobster Festival will start from July 14 until July 16, lasting three days. During these three days, there will be loads of activities, parties and entertainment at Palapa Gardens. There will be plenty of food, drinks, and entertainment for everyone. If you are looking for an affordable and enjoyable experience at one of Belize’s Lobster Fests, then Caye Caulker is the place for you! Let's go Belizing at the 2023 Caye Caulker Lobster Fest!

How to get to the 2023 Caye Caulker Lobster Fest?

You can get to Caye Caulker by water taxi with San Pedro Belize Express or Ocean Ferry, or you can get there by flight with Tropic Air. If you are already on the island, then you can move around in a golf cart rental.
Suitable for:
What to bring?
  • Camera
  • Cash | Credit Card
  • Sunblock
  • Beachwear
Scuba Diving
Sun Tanning
Water Sports
Wind Surfing
Outline of Event
7/14/2023Day 1Full Day
7/15/2023Day 2Full Day
7/16/2023Day 3Full Day
Contact Information
Location Information
Palapa Gardens
Caye Caulker, Belize
Is Transportation provided?:
Transport Info.
Important Transportation/Pickup Information
1. Aircraft:
2. Water Taxi:
3. Taxi
4. Golf Cart/Rental

For a detailed description of these options, visit the FAQs section below.

To book a water taxi ticket, book with a trusted supplier on See the options here:
(Ocean Ferry Belize)
(Nautilus Express Water Taxi)
Frequently Asked Questions
Traveling to Caye Caulker from the mainland would require you to go by flight, water taxi, or a charter/rental. 1. Aircraft: a. There are domestic flights to Caye Caulker available via Tropic Air and Maya Island Air. If you would like to view the Maya Island Air flights schedule, visit If you would like to view the Tropic Air flights schedule, visit 2. Water Taxi: a. This option would require you to travel to the designated water taxi terminal in Belize City if you are traveling from the mainland. To book a water taxi ticket, book with a trusted supplier on See the options here: (Ocean Ferry Belize) (Nautilus Express Water Taxi) 3. Golf Cart/Rental a. Upon arrival at Caye Caulker, if you would like to move around the island and get to where the festivities are held, you can do so on a golf cart rental. To rent a golf cart, you can also book this through
The standard exchange rate in Belize is $1 USD = $2 BZD. Valid U.S. dollars are accepted countrywide.
Whats Nearby
Caye Caulker affectionately known as “La Isla Carinosa”, is the picturesque depiction of sandy beaches, cerulean seas and island living. The worry free and go slow ambiance of Caye ... moreCaulker makes it the ideal getaway for travelers to bask in the sun, relax, rejuvenate and soak up the island vibes.

This beloved island is five miles long and 1.2 miles wide with a population of less than 1,500 people.

A model town that makes it easy for you to immerse yourself in the Belizean culture, brilliantly displayed in its boutiques and inspiring handcrafted local art. Of course, being only a mile away from the Belize Barrier Reef makes it ideal for sea enthusiast; visitors can enjoy sailing, diving, snorkeling, windsurfing, fishing and other water activities.
Type of Destination:
Caye (Island)
Phone Service, Restaurants, Camping, ATM services, Banks, Sports Bars, Night Clubs, Public Parks, Market, Coffee Shops
Caye (Island)
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Destinations/Attractions Nearby
Tours & Shuttles
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Departs From:
Caye Caulker
Enjoy a short Boat ride to the Caye Caulker Marine Reserve where the beauty starts with the live reef and hundreds of Species of fish. The tour consists of 5 stops, The Shark and Ray ... moreAlley where you will get to swim along with the sharks, The Coral Garden where u get to see the beauty of colorful colors and fishes, The Tarpons and Sea Horse, and the South Channel.
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Departs From:
Caye Caulker
This Dive site is abundant in corals and you see marine life in a more natural habitat. Calm waters and it is protected from the deep blue of Turneffe Island, which is one of the largest ... moreislands in Belize. There are two Coral Wall Dives Here, one we dive 
along with a wall that is a bit slant for about 70ft/21m for 50 minutes after we go on our second dive for about 60ft/18m for 45 minutes. We also have a Surface Interval: Inner Reef for one hour and also Lunch is served after the underwater exploring.
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Departs From:
Caye Caulker
This Dive is for those who haven't been underwater for quite some time. After a long break, it's time for you to get back and discover much more of our beautiful underwater friends. ... moreAll tours are two tank dives 60ft to 80ft.
The first dive is 70 ft/21m for 50 minutes and the second dive is 60ft/15m for 45 minutes. 
There is also a surface interval at Shark/Ray Alley for an Hour.
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Departs From:
Caye Caulker
Esmeralda and Tackle Box Dive is a unique spot to see many marine friends. Here you get the chance to see large groupers, Dolphins, Lobsters, Nurse Sharks, and also the bright and ... moreeye-catching colors of the corals. If you're lucky you get the chance to see eagle rays as well. This tour has two dives, first dive we dive approximately 70ft/21m for 50 minutes between the canyons, and second, we dive approximately 60ft/18m for 45 minutes.
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Caye Caulker hosts a three-day event, usually on the weekend, for the lobster fest. The festivities are usually held at Palapa Gardens, Caye Caulker. Activities include beach volleyball tournaments at The Split, beach barbecues with loads and loads of lobster, beach parties, live entertainment and a whole lot of fun under the sun!