Snorkeling the Barrier Reef at Goff's Caye
Belize City, Belize
- The Belize Reef: Set sail for the second-largest coral reef system in the world andndash; a 200-mile-long natural wonder teeming with hundreds of species of marine life.
- Snorkeling: Beginner or expert, you'll find spots perfect for exploring. Mask, snorkel, and fins are provided, so all you need to bring is your curiosity and a swimsuit.
- Beach time: After you've explored the reef, relax on the beach beneath a coconut palm with a complimentary rum punch and bottled water.
About this Belize City tour
The Belize Barrier Reef is the second-biggest in the world. Yet it has a low profile, and not just the kind ships would appreciate. This vast reef is little-known outside of diving circles. And it's a secret worth exploring, with over 100 different types of coral and somewhere in the neighborhood of 500 species of fish. It's truly a snorkeler's paradise, so andhellip; welcome to paradise.
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the best examples of a healthy reef system, sustaining everything from sea turtles, barracuda, parrotfish, angelfish, butterfly fish, and clown fish (Nemo, anyone?). If fortune is smiling on you, you may even spot the magnificent whale shark, docile creatures that can live up to 150 years and grow up to 60 feet in length. They are, in fact, sharks, but no worries andndash; they have no taste for humans.
Goff's Caye (pronounced "key") is your launching point to the reef. It's small only 1.5 acres. But there's a lot of "wow" packed into that little package: lush coconut palms, pristine white sand beaches, and impossibly turquoise, perfectly crystal-clear waters waiting to be explored. Of course, with a glass of (complimentary) rum punch and the shade of a coconut palm, you may just want to sit back and enjoy the view.
Rest in Belize
Long before it became a snorkeler's paradise, Goff's Caye served as a fishing camp, trade center, and cemetery during the 19th century. Those buried here include crew members from the HMS Blossom, who died of yellow fever during their visit to the island in 1830. You won't find any grave markers on the island, but they definitely found their paradise.
Cruise ship travelers: Please proceed pier side to meet your GoBe Rep. Look for our displayed logo sign. Staying at a hotel? Be sure you specify the name at check out so we can meet you in the lobby.
Travelers must consider their physical fitness level and medical history when determining whether this tour is appropriate. Participants must be able to swim.
Boat Tour, Water Sports, Wilderness/Wildlife, Family Friendly, Beach
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated strenuous. Travelers must consider their physical fitness level and medical history when determining whether this tour is appropriate. Travelers with pre-existing neck, back, knee and/or shoulder injuries, cardiac conditions, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, other heart or respiratory conditions or any other medical condition must take particular caution when selecting a tour categorized as "strenuous". If you have concerns, you must consult with your personal physician before engaging in any activity that may be too strenuous for you.
Suitable for all ages.
Special Medical Restriction
This tour is only suited to travelers in very good physical condition. It is not recommended to you if you suffer from seizures, have heart, back, neck, respiratory, or shoulder problems, recently had surgery, or are pregnant.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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