Private Silk Cayes Snorkeling with the Turtles

Listing Type
Tour/Activity
Tour Type
Adventure
Aquatic
Cruise Excursion
Island
Marine
Nature
Departs From
Placencia
$
150
/ Person
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Response rate: 
58%
Response time:
24 minutes
Location Information
Departure:
Placencia
About Listing
Features:
Caribbean Sea, Marine Life
Highlights
  • Turtles
  • Upclose encounters with friendly Turtles stingrays, nurse sharks and eagle rays
  • Private Tour
  • Friendly and Experienced guides
  • For Novice and experienced alike
  • Kids friendly, Family Oriented
Description
In the Gladden Spit Silk Cayes Marine Reserve there are 3 small islands called the Silk (or Queen) Cayes around these islands and in the reserve one can snorkel for days and not get bored, but there is one spot in particular that we like to call Turtle Alley. Here huge loggerhead turtles come up to stare you in the face, stingrays zoom by and nurse sharks cruise around the bottom, all safe and harmless, unless provoked. These critters hang out in the area waiting for scraps of food which is, most time the unwanted parts of lobsters, fish, and conch, that fishermen catch and clean in the area, they toss the scraps in the water and it makes for a yummy dinner for the critters.

Tour starts in Placencia Village at our private dock, here you will meet up with your boat crew, we get checked in and fitted with gear, we load up on the boat which we already prepped and ready to go the captain gives a safety briefing, and we're off. the boat ride is about an hour out to sea, after the boat rise we get ashore the southernmost Silk Cayes, meet the park ranger as he gives us a briefing about the history and the do's and dont's of the park system. then your snorkel guides step in and talk about the first snorkeling adventure that will be around the island for about an hour, once done you get to enjoy a beach lunch which is usually a beach BBQ. Then we relax on the beach a bit and let the tummies settle. When the group is ready we get in the boat and we do a boat snorkel around a patch reef which will lead up to the area we call "Turtle Alley" and here is where you get to meet the fun critters, LoggerHead Turtles, Nurse Sharks, Stingrays, and Eagle Rays, we enjoy some encounters with them the get onboard the boat via a provided ladder. When everyone is accounted for we head on back to Placencia as we reminisce on the day of adventure.
 
Suitable for:
Kids
Teens
Adults
Families
Groups
Couples
Seniors
Recommended Age Range:
11 - 20
21 - 30
31 - 40
41 - 50
Over 50
What is Included?
Things the supplier includes without any extra cost.
  • Lunch
  • Water & sodas
  • Private guides, boat and captain.
  • Snorkel Gear
  • Park Fees
  • Fruits and snacks
What to bring?
Recommended items to bring on the trip.
  • Smile, Sun Block, Hat and towels
Rates
The base rates charged by the provider. This includes all taxes and applicable fees.
Capacity:
18 people
Minimum:
4 people
Minimum number of people.
Price
Unless otherwise indicated, prices are in US dollars.
Per
Price
Unless otherwise indicated, prices are in US dollars.
Description
Person
$
150
Private
Special Instructions for Rates
A private departure can be made for 3 or less persons if you pay for 3
 
Itinerary
Activity
Description
Duration
DepartureFlexible departure timeApprox. 6Hr
Activities
Snorkeling, Sun Tanning, Swimming
Transportation
Is Transportation provided?:
Yes
Transport Info.
Important Transportation/Pickup Information
Boat ride to and from Silk Cayes
 
Availability
Schedule
Dates
Daily
Provider
We specialize in small groups and private tours, while we are a young company we have many years of experience guiding in and around Placencia, service is our priority. Let us know ... morewhat's your pleasure and we will make it happen.

Conrad Villanueva Jr is the owner of this fine establishment, he is the son of a fisherman and early Placencia entrepreneur. Conrad Sr had grown up as a fisherman in Placencia, worked in many different aspects of the village and has always been a role model taking guys off the street and showing them the way of a fisherman. as time went by he decided it was not the life for his youngest son Conrad Jr. so he made sure Conrad Jr went to school but little did he know tourism would get so big even though he was one of the pioneers in the transition between fishing and tourism,and as such tourism grew and Conrad Jr. seized the moment and after schooling got back on the sea living the life of a tour guide soon enough earning the ranks of Scuba Instructor and working in all the major marine tourist destinations in the country for some of the biggest names in the diving industry learning, getting insights, teaching himself on how to provide better more personalized services. seeing the faults in other whilst trying to improve on those. Eventually Creating Placencia Wildside Adventures as a way to be his means to provide that service that he has seen lacking in the industry.
Tagline:
Embrace Your Wildside
Tour Operator License:
06-T097
Account Type:
Tour Guide and Operator
Languages:
Creole, English
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.
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