Snorkeling the Barrier Reef at Goff's Caye
Tour Participation Requirements
Special Medical Restriction
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.
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