Belize Coral Gardens and Shark Ray Alley Snorkel with Caye Caulker Beach Break Excursion (S1603)

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  • Round trip boat ride from Belize cruise terminal!
  • English speaking certified snorkeling guide!
  • Guided snorkel at both Coral Gardens and at Shark Ray Alley!
  • Snorkel set includes varied sized fins, sanitized snorkel, silicone mask, and vest!
  • Beach Break time on Caye Caulker Island!
  • Bottle water!
  • Great snorkeling with lots of tropical fish and incredible marine life!

For those guests arriving into Harvest Caye, Belize please see our Harvest Caye Excursions.

This Belize snorkeling cruise excursion offers you some of the best snorkeling spots in Belize all in one tour - enjoy the Coral Gardens and the famous Shark Ray Alley.

Your guide and round-trip transportation will be waiting for you just outside your Belize cruise ship terminal building. The friendly guide will get your checking in and off on your adventure. Your boat ride will take about 35 minutes to the northeast to the Coral Gardens. This is an area of the coral reef that is "blooming" with color with fish, coral, sponges and amazing marine life. Your guide will pass out your snorkeling gear and demonstrate how to use it all - mask, snorkel, fins and flotation vest.

The guide will then assist you into the warm, clear aqua blue water on a guided snorkel. Here you will enjoy some of the best snorkeling on the world's second largest coral barrier reef. Some of the numerous varieties of coral you will see there include elkhorn, staghorn, pencil coral and more all growing among the yellow sponges and purple sea fans. Do not forget your camera for this. You will have about 45 minutes of snorkeling with your guide here before returning to the boat.

The second snorkeling location is just a few minutes away - Shark Ray Alley. Once again, your guide will assist you in the water for another unforgettable experience. You will be in the water with the harmless and docile stingrays and brown nurse sharks. Both of these marine creatures are accustomed to humans and the "snacks" of fish they are fed. They have been interacting with people for years and are non-aggressive and curious about the snorkelers. The guide will be in the water and you might be able to even pet one! If you would rather sit this part out on the boat, there is not a problem just to watch.

From Shark Ray Alley, the guide will take you to Caye Caulker Island for a break on the beach. The island is small with a population of just over 1,000 residents. The island dates back to about 1850's and started off as a sleepy fishing village. The island still has its quaint charm where you will find cafes, stores and food carts where you can purchase refreshments and lunch. There will be time to browse the shops or relax on the beach before heading back.

Your boat will take you back to your Belize cruise terminal at the end of the excursion.

A variety of boats are used with maximums ranging from 15 to 35 participants.

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Adults (11 years and up): $69.99$14.99$55.00$2.00
Children (5 to 10 years): $49.99$9.99$40.00$1.00
Infants (4 years and under): Free! -
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Belize Coral Gardens and Shark Ray Alley Snorkel with Caye Caulker Beach Break Excursion Reviews


Enjoy a combination of great snorkeling sites in one excursion - Coral Garden and Shark Ray Alley followed by a relaxing beach break at Cay Caulker Island.

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NoNickname Desoto, Texas
Best Snorkel Trip Ever!
     5/5 Visited in May 2017

What can I say about this trip, except that it was excellent, wish I could give it 20 stars! The snorkel sites we went to were breathtaking, Caye Caulker beach is the perfect little spot for lunch, and the staff made the entire trip even better! Garrett, Nelson and James were phenomenal!!!! Definitely recommend this trip!
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Shikkita Deerfield Beach, FL
Amazing time
     5/5 Visited in May 2016

This was an excellent excursion thanks to Nelson and his crew. Was met outside the port and walked a few blocks to the docks where they organized everyone with equipment and into groups. We were a group of about 11 guests. The boat ride is about 30 to 40 min, however it was great and Caye Caulker beautiful. We stopped at Godfrey's Seaside Grill for restroom break and to order food (optional) for after snorkeling. We went to swim with the Stingrays & Nurse Sharks and then to the coral garden. All was amazing and well organized. After we had some time at Caye Caulker to relax, eat or shop. Do bring something to cover up while on the ride back on the boat since it doesn't have any shade and by the return everyone has had a lot of sun. Nelson made sure we were back with plenty of time to get back to the ship and even had some time to shop. Thank you Shore Excursioneer for an excellent time.
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nola ladies New Orleans, LA
Best Day!
     5/5 Visited in January 2016

Thanks to Nelson, Hulky (Dennis) and Daniel for a fantastic day! Best snorkeling you'll experience in the Caribbean. 30 minute boat ride (can be rough) is absolutely the middle of nowhere, there's a house in the water! Then 2 stops to see Antler coral, Brain coral, Horse-eyed Jack and so much more..we saw Sea Turtles, too! Then we went to another spot to swim with Nurse Sharks and Rays...Unbelievable experience! After that we stopped to feed some Tarpon (a little extra excitement). Then they brought us to Caye Calker for the lunch we ordered before we went snorkeling. Fantastic little cantina with good fresh food! My adult daughter stayed on the boat because she doesn't like to snorkel and she had a great time, too! Best Excursion Of Our Trip!
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d-8.jpg United States
Loved it.
     5/5 Visited in February 2015

This was more than what my son could of asked for. He was able to snorkel for the first time. Swim with sharks and take pictures of a sea turtle for his mom. He had a blast.
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Davita Camas, WA
Great once it got going...
     4/5 Visited in January 2018

There was about a 10 - 15 minute walk after leaving the port to get to the meeting place. They did have someone meet us and take us on that walk. There were a bunch of different people going on different excursions. This caused a lot of confusion with all the guides. They took us on and off a boat trying to get it all squared away. Unfortunately, my mom at this point was too stressed to go on the excursion and wanted to go back to the ship. ( It also didn't help that she tripped and fell on the walk to the excursion and skinned her knee up pretty bad. The sidewalks and roads can be uneven. ) I found someone that worked there that was kind enough to make sure my mom got back to the ship safely. Once we got loaded onto the right boats everything was great after that. Be prepared for a long, sometimes rough boat ride to Caye Caulker, but it is beautiful and you get to go through the mangroves. Dennis was our captain and Natalie was our guide. They were great and very informative. The island is amazing and we stopped there first to pre order lunch at the restaurant. ( You have to pay for this, it's not included. ) We then got back on the boat and went to snorkel with the nurse sharks and rays. This was really fun! They come swimming up in this dark cloud from a distance and then you see them and it's so cool. These are not tiny nurse sharks either, they are large lol. After we finished at that spot, we got to go to another spot and snorkel through and around the reef. Natalie guided us along the way and pointed out fun things to see. Then we went back to the island to eat our lunch which was very, very good and fresh. I had beef fajitas and conch fritters. It was 40 american dollars for 3 dishes and 2 sodas and a water. I thought it was reasonable. Then we had time to shop at the shops or play at the beach which was great. We got back on the boat and went to another spot where you get to feed the Tarpons. They are these really neat huge fish that you get to feed. Just don't be stupid like me and stick your hand over the side to point one out lol because one jumped out of the water and chomped onto my hand. Had some teeth mark scratches but nothing crazy thank God lol. Then we had another 45 minute boat ride back. I definitely recommend this excursion but you should know it's a very long day. We had to be up at 6am in order to be off the ship as soon as we were able and then we didn't get back until about 45min. before the last boat tender to the ship which was about 3:45pm. Knowing all of this it is a great excursion and Natalie and Dennis were great.
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Traveling Mom Corpus Christi
Could have been better
     3/5 Visited in June 2017

Was told we had to pre order our lunches before we went out. Which weren't even ready when we got back. The shark and sting rays are the best part. The other snorkel area was awful, it looked dead. It is also a 45 min boat ride each way 😐
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Jgjg Arkansas
Amazing best day ever!
     5/5 Visited in March 2016

Amazing snorkel trip and caye caulker is just simply a dream!!!! Our guides were friendly and answered lots of questions about life in Belize and the ocean life we got to see, very informative and fun guys .
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