The Belize Barrier Reef

Category
Attraction
Type of Attraction
Aquatic Wonder, Barrier Reef
District/Region
Caribbean Sea
Description
Highlights
  • Second Largest Barrier Reef in the World
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Largest Reef in the Northern Hemisphere
About Location
As the largest and most intact reef system within the Northern Hemisphere, the Belize Barrier Reef System comprises seven (7) key marine reserve zones, over four hundred cayes (islands) and three (3) atolls. The reef’s crystal blue waters are a haven for its marine community and an enticing exploratory region for SCUBA divers and snorkelers.

The seven protected areas are (1) Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve, (2) Blue Hole Natural Monument, (3) Half Moon Caye Natural Monument, (4) South Water Caye Marine Reserve, (5) Glover's Reef Marine Reserve, (6) Laughing Bird Caye National Park, and (7) Sapodilla Cayes Marine Reserve.

Discover the over five hundred species of fish, seventy hard coral and thirty six soft coral species among the plenty of aesthetic views both above and below water. In 1996, this reef was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its significant habitats and natural development. Add the cultural appeal of Belize and skilled guides, and you’ve got yourself the dive trip of a lifetime.
 
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$
230
/ Person
Departs From:
Hopkins
Enjoy Belize's magnificent waterways to explore the turquoise waters of the largest living barrier in the world. Snorkeling through the refreshing waters witnessing an endless array ... moreof aquatic flora and fauna. Then go home to take a break before we head on an otherworldly adventure through the bioluminescent Fresh Water Creek Lagoon. Hold the stars in your hand as the water glitters of your skin, while aquatic fauna dart passes you with a green glow. All this at an amazing combo deal that will leave you with unforgettable memories.
$
75
/ Person
Departs From:
Dangriga
In this tour, you'll get to visit two islands, South Water Caye and Bird Island. You will also get the opportunity to snorkel in Belize's Barrier Reef and swim with the manatees.
$
50
/ Person
Departs From:
Dangriga
Bird Island is a protected island near Tobacco Caye. This island is home to a variety of birds and is surrounded by crystal clear water. In this tour, you'll be taken to see Bird Island, ... moreswim with the Manatees, & snorkel around the island.
$
30
/ Person
Departs From:
Dangriga
Explore the Belize Barrier Reef with our Double Snorkel Tour.
$
120
/ Person
Departs From:
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
Wake up to sunrise and join us at 9 am, or Sleep in, have lunch and join us for this awesome 1 tank dive at 2 pm. All we know is you will be happy you did, especially after our PADI ... morecertified Divemaster’s lead you through an epic swim through’s and point out magnificent Eels, nurse sharks and if your lucky dolphins.

Our group sizes are always kept for 8 or less.
$
95
/ Person
Departs From:
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
Our most popular morning activity, great choice! You will enjoy some amazing diving as you cruise only 7 min out to the Reef stretching from Mexico to Honduras. These dives can range ... morefrom 40′ – 100′ and are always guided and supervised by our PADI certified Divemasters.

We have time between dives for snacks, refreshments and washroom break’s back at the dive shop. Our groups are always kept for 8 or less.
$
60
/ Person
Departs From:
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
Wake up to sunrise and join us at 9 am, or Sleep in, have lunch and join us for this awesome 1 tank dive at 2 pm. All we know is you will be happy you did, especially after our PADI ... morecertified Divemaster’s lead you through an epic swim through’s and point out magnificent Eels, nurse sharks and if your lucky dolphins.

Our group sizes are always kept for 8 or less.
$
90
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$
145
/ Person
Departs From:
Hopkins
Travel on a short boat ride with our experienced guide as you journey to the many fishing spots along the Belize’s southern barrier reef. ... more

Belize’s coastline affords the ideal ecosystem for a wide variety of marine life to thrive. Rivers, mangrove lagoons and islands serve as nurseries for aquatic species. While abundant flats and the Belize barrier reef provide a playground for game fish to thrive.

Start your trip off by catching fresh bait with cast nets near the mangrove formations. Then venture further along the Barrier Reef where our local guide will lead you to the drop-offs ideal for catching king mackerel, barracuda, grouper, jacks, and a variety of snapper.
$
100
-
$
150
/ Person
Departs From:
Hopkins
Get the most bang for your buck with our fishing and snorkelling combination trip. Start your trip off by catching fresh bait with cast nets near the mangrove formations then spend ... morethe morning fishing along the barrier reef.

As the day warms up, stop for a lunch break at Bread & Butter Caye. From here, jump into the water for some world class guided snorkelling. This is a perfect day for those wanting to experience both fishing and snorkelling in one trip.
$
75
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$
110
/ Person
Departs From:
Hopkins
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Our snorkeling tour takes you on a 30-40 minutes boat ride to the Southern Barrier Reef which offers several different snorkeling sites within the reserve for beginners and experienced ... moresnorkelers.

Our experienced guides take you on an underwater adventure. Snorkelers often have close encounters with eagle rays, sea turtles, a wide variety of exotic fish, and even dolphins or friendly nurse sharks! Experience a bit of island life on this snorkel adventure as we normally stop at Bread and Butter Caye for some beach-combing.
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