Activity Information

Explore Belize Guided Tours  Activities List

All bookings require 24-48 hours cancellation notice to avoid being charged in full.

Please make request for any specialty dietary needs at time of booking.

Island Adventures

All tours will include pick up and drop off on your dock, except those that depart from town.  Full day trips include water, soda, rum punch, beer, and snacks unless otherwise noted. 

Please take beach towel, sunscreen, hats, bug spray, gear (if you have your own), park fee in cash, and any spending money as required.  Some people also like to carry a clean, dry, change of clothes.  *denotes a favorite!

        Hol-Chan & Shark Ray Alley Marine Reserve-

The Hol-Chan Marine Reserve was established in 1987 and is FULL of marine life.  If you only do one thing, this should be it.  The Hol-Chan channel is about 30’ deep (45 min- 1 hour in the water).  Shark Ray Alley is about 12’ deep (30-45 min the water).

½ day snorkel- Speed boat departs your dock at 8:15 or 1:30. Approximately 3.5 hours.

½ day dive- Dive the channel, snorkel Shark Ray. Great 1st dive before deeper dives.  Approximately 3.5 hours.

*Full day catamaran sail snorkel- Departs your dock at 8:15 returns 4:30-5:30.  Includes; taxes, park fee, gear rental, beverages, snacks.  After snorkeling you will go to Caye Caulker and enjoy about 2.5 hours on the island where you will be able to have lunch on your own.

Semi-Full day power catamaran snorkel- Departs Wet Willies dock (in town by the circle) 9am returns 3pm.  Includes; taxes, park fee, gear rental, beverages, lunch.  This boat serves lunch on board after snorkeling.  It then goes to Caye Caulker, you will have about an hour on the island to explore.

 

Mexico Rocks Marine Reserve-

Mexico Rocks has large coral formations.  Depth is 9-15’.  Mexico Rocks is a great stop on a full day fishing trip or a fishing/snorkel/Beach BBQ day.

½ day snorkel- Speed boat departs your dock at 8:15 or 1:30. Approximately 2.5 hours (45min- 1 hour in the water).

½ day dive- Speed boat departs your dock at 8:15 or 1:30.  Approximately 2.5 hours (45min- 1 hour in the water).

Full day catamaran sail snorkel- Departs your dock at 8:00 returns 4-5:30.  Snorkel Tres Coco’s Channel before heading to Mexico Rocks.  Then sail to Habaneros for a delicious Beach BBQ lunch.  Includes; taxes, gear rental, lunch, snacks, beverages.

*Full day speed boat- Departs your dock at 8:15 returns 4-5:00.  1st snorkel stop is Mexico Rocks then on to Basil Jones for a second.  After head north to Robles for a delightful Beach BBQ.  Includes; beverages, lunch, taxes, gear.

Bacalar Chico Marine Reserve-

Bacalar Chico is typically accessed on the leeward side of the island, allowing you the opportunity to view the pristine flora, fauna, and wildlife (often there are manatee in the channel!) while meandering through the mangroves.  Snorkel Barracuda Reef and Rocky Point before heading north to the deserted beaches for a fabulous Beach BBQ Lunch.  Includes; beverages, snacks, lunch, gear.

*Full day group trip- Depart your dock at 8:15 return 4:30.

 

4 stop snorkel

Full day speed boat- Departs your dock at 8:00 returns 2:30-4:30.   Snorkel Hol-Chan channel, Shark Ray Alley, Coral Gardens, and the northern Channel (often sightings of manatee!) before heading to Caye Caulker for 1-2 hours to explore and have lunch on your own.

 

Coral Garden and Manatee Watch

Snorkel coral garden and look for manatee in the northern channel!

½ day speed boat- Departs your dock at 8:15 returns 11:45.

 

 

Catamaran Charter Sail

If you are traveling with a group this is the way to go! Starting at $120US pp with 12 pp min.  Departs your dock 8-8:30 returns 4:30-5.  Includes; taxes, gear, beverages, snacks.  You can decide if you want to head south for Hol-Chan/Shark Ray or North for Mexico Rocks.  Typically it’s 2-4 snorkel stops and will either sail to Caye Caulker for some time to explore and lunch on your own or north towards Robles with a stop for lunch on your own.

Sunset Catamaran sail

Enjoy the splendor of our natural beauty while enjoying rum punch and snacks on board.

Departs your dock 4:45 returns 7:15.

 

Manatee Snorkel-

First stop, Swallow Caye, where you’ll view the West Indian Manatee in their natural habitat from the boat.  After you’ll go to Goff’s Caye to snorkel the reef and have a delicious Beach BBQ for lunch.  After lunch snorkel with Sharks and Rays before stopping at Caye Caulker to browse.

*Full day- Departs your dock 8:00 returns 4:30-5:00.  Includes; beverages, lunch.

 

Leeward Adventure 

This houseboat departs and returns at the marina by the new football field on the west side (lagoon side) of the island in town.

Meander through the mangroves to a pristine sand bar where the air conditioned house boat, with a side and top deck, will anchor.  Then it’s time to play!  The houseboat has a slide, kayaks, fishing gear, paddle boards, kayaks, and water floaties. Enjoy your time in the water before being served a bountiful lunch.  After lunch you can get back in the water or relax on one of the spacious decks.  Boat will pick up anchor at 3pm.

Full day- 9am-4pm.  Includes; taxes, gear, beverages, mojito’s, snacks, lunch, dessert.

*Sunset- 4:45-7:00pm.  Includes; taxes, beverages, mojito’s, appetizers.

Wine and Tapas Sunset- 5:00-7:00pm.  Includes; Your choice of wine and gourmet tapas.

 

Crocodile Adventure

ACES offers an educational evening with their crew catching, tagging, and collecting scientific data on our local crocodile population.  This expedition takes you through mangrove islands at sunset and into the starlit night while searching for our islands extraordinary nocturnal wildlife in its natural habitat.  Ages 5+ are welcome. (Smaller children have a difficult time containing their excitement and get a little too noisy for croc hunting).

Their boat departs The Office Bar and Grill in town on the lagoon side at 6:30pm.  This expedition is 2-3 hours.  All proceeds go to the crocodile rescue, research, and education in Belize.

 

Diving

Local- Diving trips go out daily departing your dock at 8:00am or 1:00pm. The dive destination varies day to day.

3 tank-

2 tank-

1 tank-

Night dive-

 

The Great Blue Hole-

Three Amazing Dives or Snorkeling~ Blue Hole, Half Moon Wall and The Aquarium with lunch at World Heritage Site Half Moon Caye home to the nesting Red Footed Booby bird. The Blue Hole was made famous by Jacques Cousteau’s exploration in 1971 of which he declared it one of the top ten scuba diving sites in the world.  In 2012 Discovery Channel ranked the Great Blue Hole as number one on its list of “The 10 Most Amazing Places on Earth.  Max depth is 130’.  You’ll need to be open water certified and have been diving in the past 12 months.  It’s recommended to do a local shallower dive before going to the Blue Hole.  Snorkelers enjoy this trip as much as divers.  Lunch is served on Half Moon Caye which is home to the red footed Booby Bird Sanctuary where you’ll have time to take in the abounding wildlife.

Full day- Pick up on your dock 5:15am return 5-6:00pm.  Includes; breakfast, lunch, beverages, and boat transportation.

Dive-

*Snorkel-

 

Turneffe Atoll Dive

3 amazing dives.  Turneffe makes the scuba diving an adventure like no other dive destination in the Caribbean. The vastness and variety of marine life and coral formations are truly unmatched.  The isolation, lack of any large scale development and the natural attributes of the atoll make it the most biologically diverse coral atoll in the Caribbean. Sixty species of birds live or migrate through here. Turneffe mangroves are home to the largest population of American Crocodile in Belize.

Full day- Pick up on your dock 5:30am return 4:00pm.  Includes; breakfast, lunch, beverages, and boat transportation

*Dive-

 

Barrier Reef North Dive

Explore 3 fantastic Barrier Reef dive sites North of San Pedro.  You’ll travel as far north as 14 miles and have our surface intervals and lunch at Tranquility Bay.

Full day- Pick up on your dock 8:00 return 4:00.  Includes; snacks, lunch, and beverages.

 

PADI Scuba Lessons

SCUBA Refresher course-

Discover SCUBA Diving- Previously known as the resort course, this course will introduce you to SCUBA in a highly supervised and relax manner.  You may earn credit toward PASI SCUBA Diver Certification with this course.

Referral- Training dives necessary for certification.

ELearning- Do your “book work” before you go on vacation (O.W. course)

Open Water Diver Course- Get open water certified.

Advanced Course- Advanced certification

Nitrox Certification-

 

Fishing

All fishing is chartered.  Reef and deep sea fishing is based on groups of 4 people.  Fly fishing is based on 2 people (only one person can fish at a time).  Pick up and drop off is on your dock unless otherwise noted.  The boat will supply beverages, rods, gear, and bait.

                     

Reef Fishing

This is the most popular type of fishing, catch and eat.  Typical catch includes; snapper, grouper, jack, grunt, and other bountiful reef fish.  Your guide will clean your fish at the end of your day.

½ day- Pick up is at 8:00 or 1:00.  Approximately 4 hours.

Full day- Pick up 8:00 return 4-5:00.

*Full day fishing, snorkel (may include lobster and conch catching), Beach BBQ- Your guide will cook a delightful BBQ with your catch on a private beach. Pick up 8:30 return 3:30-4:30.  All food and beverages included.

 

Fly Fishing

Catch and release, fly fishing is done on the flats (leeward, lagoon side of the island) where tarpon, bonefish, and permit are fished.  For many years fly fisherman and women have flocked to Belize for some of the best fishing in the world.

½ day- Pick up 7:00 or 11:00 Approximately 4 hours.

Full day- Pick up 7:00 return 3:00.

Deep Sea Fishing

Cruise west of the reef into the open water and troll for larger fish such as; yellow fin tuna, mahi-mahi, and wahoo.  Delicious eats!  Deep sea charters are done on boats that are 38’ or larger and have restrooms.

½ day- 8:00 pick up 12:00 drop off.

Full day- 8:00 pick up 4:00 drop off.

 

Mainland Adventures

Belize is incredibly diverse.  We have jungle, pine forest, caves, cayes, rivers, rainforest, mountains, and ancient ruins for you to explore.  During rainy season caves and rivers may flood.  Full day group trips will include round trip boat transportation, light breakfast, and lunch.  Private trips include your private van, private guide, all taxes, park fees, and gear rental, beverages and lunch.  Travel to the mainland will be at your expense.  When on a private, it’s your day, you set the pace. We work with only most qualified, reliable guides in the country!  Most mainland adventures are combined, doing 2 or 3 activities in a day. Private trips (recommended for most adventures) can be a combo of your choice.

 

Please take comfortable walking shoes that can get wet, clean dry clothes and a beach towel if you’re getting wet, light jacket or sweatshirt, bug spray, sunscreen, sun hat, and spending money.  Please make request for any specialty dietary needs at time of booking.

 

Lamanai Mayan Ruins Jungle Adventure-

Half of the adventure of this group trip is getting to and from the ruins.  At 6:45 you’ll board a boat on your dock and cruise to the Belize City area after picking up other guest joining this day trip.  During the 1.5 hour ride you’ll be served breakfast and beverages.  Near the city you’ll be docking and moving on to land transportation.  The bus ride to Tower Hill is about 45 min, allowing time to enjoy some of the northern country side.  Then, another 45 min. boat ride down the New River through the mangroves to Lamanai Ruins.  The river is thick with wild life.  Monkeys and birds are often encountered.  When you reach the ruins lunch will be served before a 2-3 hour guided tour.  The trip is done in reverse to get you back to the island.

Full day group trip- Pick up on your dock 6:45 return 4:30-5:30.

Private tour-

Xunantunich Mayan Ruins

Xunantunich overlooks the Mopan River (which you will cross on a hand cranked ferry) near the western boarder of Belize.  It’s approximately 90 minutes west of Belize City, and is the best, most accessible ruins in the country.  The grounds are beautifully maintained and easy to traverse, the views are amazing, the ruins majestic, and the history is rich.  Because of its location, this site remains quieter with less traffic.  2-3 hours.  Best combined with 1 or 2 of the following; cave tube at Nohoch Che’en, zip line at Nohoch Che’en, Belize Zoo, or Cahal Pech.

Best combined on a Tour with 1 or 2 of the following; Cave Tube, Zip Line, or Belize Zoo

Cahal Pech

These ruins are minutes from the town of San Ignacio, about 85 minutes west of Belize City.  They are perched on top of the towns hill, and remain rustic in appearance.  It’s a smaller 2 acre site that has over 30 structures including small temples, buildings, ball courts, and an altar.

1-1.5 hours

Best combined with 1 or 2 of the following; cave tube at Nohoch Che’en, zip line at Nohoch Che’en, Belize Zoo, or Xunantunich.

 

Altun Ha

The smaller ruins of Altun-Ha are about 30 miles north of Belize City.  It was the most extensively used Maya site in Belize and a major ceremonial center.  The largest carved jade object in the Mayan world, The “Jade Head”, was found here.

45 minutes- 1 hour

Best combined with Baboon Sanctuary and/or Belize Zoo

 

Caracol

Caracol is the largest, most inaccessible ruins in Belize.  If you are up for a real Nat Geo adventure, this could be it.  Located in the Veca Plateau of the Cayo District, Caracol camp is at mile 46 of the Chiquibul (national park) road which connects the western highway to the western slopes of the Maya Mountains.  Visiting Caracol requires flights or 2 days to complete.

 

Cave Tubing

On the reserve land of Nohoch Che’en at Caves Branch outpost, 30 miles west of Belize City, you’ll begin this adventure by crossing the river and taking a light 40 minute hike to your drop in site.  Float in your tube through the subterranean site carved out of the limestone foothills of the Maya Mountains on the Caves Branch River.

1.5- 2 hours

Best combined with 1 or 2 of the following; zip line at Nohoch Che’en, Belize Zoo, Xunantunich, or Cahal Pech

 

 

 

Zip Lining

Sail through the canopy of Nohoch Che’en at Caves Branch outpost, 30 miles west of Belize City.  This site has 12 platforms and 6 wonderful zips that everyone will enjoy!

1.5 hours

Best combined with 1 or 2 of the following; cave tubing at Nohoch Che’en, Belize Zoo, Xunantunich, or Cahal Pech

 

 

 

Belize Zoo

“The best little zoo in the world” is a tropical education center started in 1983.  All animals are native to Belize and have been brought to the zoo because they can’t survive on their own in the wild or were born in captivity.  Over 150 animals representing over 45 species, all native to Belize.  Located about 35 miles west of Belize City.

1.5-2 hours

Best combined with 1 or 2 of the following; cave tube at Nohoch Che’en, zip line at Nohoch Che’en, Xunantunich, or Cahal Pech

 

 

 

Baboon Sanctuary

This sanctuary is home to the Black Howler monkeys.  It’s located south of the Boom junction on the Northern highway.  Best days to visit are Tues, Wed, and Thurs.

1.5 hours

Best combined with Altun Ha and/or Belize Zoo .

 

 

 

 

ATM (Actunichil Muknal) Cave- 

Adventure awaits in this Mayan underworld cave located south of Teakettle village between Belmopan and San Ignacio.  The tour begins with light swimming across a river, followed by a flat hike beside the river (and two more shallow river crossings) for about 30 minutes.  Once at the cave you’ll plunge into centote like water for a quick swim to the opening.  In the cave you’ll be hiking, swimming, and climbing, surrounded by majestic formations.  Inside you’ll see remains of pottery, bones, and a full skeleton, “The Crystal Maiden”.

Moderate to difficult and requires a full day.

Price includes transfer from Belize City to the site, park fee, equipment, and lunch.  Price does not include transportation from your condo to Belize City.

Crystal Cave

Crystal Cave is considered one of the top 10 crystal caves in the world. A 45 minute trek through the jungle path leading to the cave entrance will be through a portion of Belize’s vast Broad Leaf Forest.  At the cave entrance, your journey begins into “Xibalba”.  With the help of your guide, nearly crawling past the calcite formations, you enter through a narrow descending pathway.  Once inside the main cave, you’re surrounded by spectacular crystal formations that cover the floors, walls and ceiling. Crystal cave was used by Maya shamans for ritual ceremonies that were performed thousands of years ago. You’ll see fire pits expose the ashes of ancient fires, charcoal pieces, beads, obsidian knives, ceramics, broken pottery, and a human skeleton that calcified in the limestone floor, all evidence of the flourishing ancient Maya civilization.

Moderate to difficult, requires a full day.

Price includes transfer from Belize City to the site, park fee, equipment, and lunch.  Price does not include transportation from your condo to Belize City.

Cave Kayaking at 5 Blue Lakes National Park

Are you looking for an unforgettable adventure? This full day trip is in one of the most spectacular areas of Central America off the Hummingbird highway.  The topography here is karst lime stone terrain – remnants of marine organisms compacted through the millions of years that have elapsed since the Cretaceous Period.  In the Maya Mountains nature has carved, sculpted, and adorned hundreds of miles of cave systems concealed from most of the world.  A 30 minute drive into the jagged mountains brings you to the put-in point. After a safety briefing you’ll be ready to get in the water. The first 30 minutes are meandering through the jungle, mountain spurs, and river banks thick with vegetation.  Then, a mountain wall appears, the river plunges underground, and you are in the first of three caves with stalactites looming above and glittering formations all around.

No paddling experience is needed.  Physical activity is light to moderate. Generally the cave is very open, but it does have some tight spaces.

Price includes transfer from Belize City to the site, park fee, equipment, and lunch.  Price does not include transportation from your condo to Belize City.

Zip Line Angel Valley 

Located on private land off the Hummingbird highway this zip is AWESOME!  Soar at speeds up to 47kph up to 1,000 feet in the air in the spectacular Mayan Mountains.  15 platforms, 8 zips.  AMAZING!!

Moderate difficulty

2 hours

Best combined with 1 of the following; Cave Tubing at Blue Hole National Park, or Blue Hole Inland

 

 

 

Cave Tubing at Blue Hole National Park

A brief 10 minute walk into the cave is followed by an amazing 1.5 hours of floating past stalactites, stalagmites, and sparkling calcium deposits.  After you’ll have some time to swim in the Blue Hole.

Easy- Moderate

2.5 hours

Best combined with 1 of the following; Zip Line at Angel Valley, or Blue Hole Inland

 

 

Water Fall Rapelling at Angel’s Valley

A one hour hike brings you 1,000 feet above Angel’s Valley.  Enjoy the view, a scene you’ll never forget, then take a dip in the pristine pools while your guides set up before descending 400’.  AWESOME!

Moderate to difficult

6 hours

 

Blue Hole Inland

Located 12 miles south of Belmopan off the Hummingbird highway, this National Park covers 575 acres of lush jungle.  You can hike some paths then take a dip in the crystal clear, refreshing sinkhole pool.

2-3 hours

Best combined with 1 of the following; Cave Tubing at Blue Hole National Park, or Zip Line at Angel’s Valley

 

 

 

 

Barton’s Creek Cave Canoe

Located south west of Belmopan, 45 minutes from San Ignacio, this canoe cave tour showcases Mayan artifacts, high ceilings, stalactites, and stalagmites.

2 hours

Best combined with Xunantunich

 

Horseback Riding in the Jungle

Birds, insects, and monkeys fill the air with sights and sounds as you ride through Belize’s rainforest.  Relax on your well trained horse while you ride under the canopy.  Located about 1 hour west of Belize City.

1-2 hours

Best combined with 1 of the following; cave tube at Nohoch Che’en, zip line at Nohoch Che’en, Belize Zoo, Xunantunich, or Cahal Pech