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

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Famous Coral Gardens & Shark Ray Alley Snorkel. Beach Break at Caye Caulker.

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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 including: 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 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 into 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 for 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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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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