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Harvest Caye Laughing Bird Caye National Park Snorkeling Excursion

Harvest Caye, Belize (Excursion ID S3081)

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  • Duration
    3 hours 30 min
  • Activity Level
    Moderate
  • Minimum Age
    All Ages
  • Languages
    EN

Description


  • English speaking certified guide!
  • Complimentary bottle water and seasonal fruit snacks!
  • Entrance fee to Laughing Bird National Park!
  • Snorkeling is right from the beach as the island is part of the coral reef!

Come with us and enjoy your day at Laughing Bird Caye National Park. Snorkel and explore the reef, relax on the beach and enjoy yourself. Laughing Bird Caye is a beautiful Belizean isle situated on the western side of Victoria Channel and the beauty and the quiet will amaze you.

Your ship will be docked in Harvest Caye so you would need to take the tender to the mainland just a short 10-minute ride. Your guide would be waiting just inside the tender terminal for you after you cross. He will get you checked in, onto your boat and off you'll start your ride to Laughing Bird Caye to do some amazing snorkeling! 

PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO TIME, ALL GUESTS MUST BE ON THE FIRST TENDER. PLEASE PURCHASE YOUR TENDER TICKET EARLY TO ENSURE YOUR SPACE - THERE IS ONLY 61 PASSENGER CAPACITY ON THE TENDER.

The tender boats used to get you to the Laughing Bird Caye are from 23 feet to 42 feet in length. There are seats along the sides and removable ladders. Fully licensed and insured under the laws of Belize, and the captain and crew are experienced, so you can sit back and relax.

This tiny island was established as a National Park in 1991 and put on the World Heritage List in 1996, which means pristine, natural, exotic, and as tropical as it gets. The trip to Laughing Bird Caye is approximately 45 minutes with the ocean breezes and various cayes to spot along the way. Once you arrive at the National Park, guests will disembark to a large floating deck.

The Laughing Bird Faro is separated from the mainland, the barrier reef and other cayes by deep channels on all sides. The uniqueness of this structure contributes to both the abundance and variety of coral habitats and marine life. The Caye gets its name from the Laughing Gull (Larus artricilla) which you will see many of there.

The island itself has basic facilities, beach chairs, shaded palapas and vendors that sell soft drinks and bottled water. Your snorkeling gear (mask, sterilized snorkel tube and various sized fins) will be handed to you and the guide will be happy to explain how to use it to those new to the sport, feel free to ask for a flotation vest if you need it. If you did not bring your own snorkeling gear then you may rent a set (mask, sterilized snorkel tube/mouthpiece and fins) for an additional $10.00 USD fee.

You will also receive a briefing from the park ranger about the park, the do's and don'ts, the history, etc. before you start. You will enter the water right from the shore as it is actually part of the coral reef. You will be accompanied by a guide the entire time and he'll point out interesting marine life along the way. The part of the reef you will explore has a maximum depth of 8 ft (2 meters).

Marvel at the incredible world beneath the surface. Colorful coral, sponges, and tropical fish that will dart in and out of the coral reef system. The waters are warm and calm and you'll soon realize just how relaxed you are. The sergeant fish may come close out of curiosity and you'll notice parrot fish, trump fish, tuna, groupers and possibly an eagle ray, or two in the distance. You won't feel rushed and you'll be informed when it is time to get back to the island.

You'll have a little time to relax, take in the sun and enjoy some local fruit and bottled water, and then it's off to the dock in Placencia to take the ferry back to Harvest Caye and your cruise ship.


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Harvest Caye Laughing Bird Caye National Park Snorkeling Excursion Reviews

Do something different on your vacation and explore the National Park at Laughing Bird Caye. You'll have a chance to snorkel in the channels, relax on a floating dock, and enjoy the sounds of the island!

5.0/5

9 Reviews

North Adams MA
Outstanding
     5/5  February 2020
6
I cant say enough, we were hesitant in booking this tour given that Norwegian owns this island but everything went smoothly and wonderful, the guide was on time and at the meeting point, the live help is very courteous and professional, the booking process was easy and loved the fact they use Pay Pal, we took many different pictures and created new family memories, I 100% recommend this company.
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Las Vegas NV
A+ FANTASTIC TOUR
     5/5  February 2020
8
Easy to find, super fun and interesting tour, loved the sites and all the beautiful fish we saw. The staff was professional and always made us feel safe.
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Colorado
amazing
     5/5  July 2019
7
Beautiful private island that is a national park. People are only allowed to snorkel with a guide so there were only two groups which was very nice. Guide was amazing, showed us many things in the water and he was very knowledgeable about the reef. Provides us with delicious fruits and bottled water as well.
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Milwaukee, WI
Paradise!
     5/5  September 2019
3
Loved the snorkeling and the caye. This place looks like a paradise. We really loved the nature of this hidden place. The snorkeling guide was very helpful and gave us some great info showing us lots of cool stuff. I highly recommend this tour to everyone.
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Wayne, NJ
A unique experience
     5/5  November 2019
14
We loved this excursion, the guide and our time at Laughing Bird was amazing!! We really enjoyed this excursion. Thank you guys!!! But really listen to them when they tell you that you HAVE to buy a tender ticket and make sure you get on the first one. Harvest Caye is a private island with nothing on it, all the cool stuff is on the mainland a few minute tender boat ride away.
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Lake Jackson
This trip was awesome!
     5/5  December 2019
6
The guides made sure we were on the correct boat (we weren't at first, our fault), then we were off to Laughing Bird Caye. It is a very small island with plenty of sand and lounge chairs around. Their were only 6 of us on this excursion and we were the only folks on the island for much of our time there. A guide took us snorkeling around the entire island (at least, it felt that way LOL) but he never rushed us! We saw a nurse shark and lobsters plus tons of fish and lots of coral! It was a great, relaxing trip. We were treated to fruit and chips/salsa afterwards! Just be SURE to book a ferry ticket as soon as you board your cruise ship if you are docking at Harvest Caye. Go to the shore excursions desk to book it. We went to Customer Service who didn't help at all and told us that we couldn't book the ferry! As others have said, the ships want to keep you on Harvest Caye because they pull in a profit from sales there. In the future, I plan to book most of my excursions through shoreexcursioneer! The local guides treated us as first class whereas other groups didn't get the quality service that we did! It was awesome!
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Greenville, SC
Highlight of our trip! Best Snorkeling Ever!
     5/5  January 2018
111
This was the highlight of our trip. Laughing Bird Caye was gorgeous. The snorkeling, phenomenal. We went out with a guide, Tulu, and snorkeled around the entire island. We saw barracuda, lobster, nurse shark, and so many varieties of fish I couldn't possibly list them all here. Our group of eight was maybe one of three on the island, and we all knew we had found a very special, private, tropical paradise. I almost hate writing this, the reef was so unspoiled and untouched. If you are a snorkel lover and are considering this, don't hesitate to book it. It will be a day you never forget.
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Republic, SD
Stunning natural beauty!
     5/5  June 2017
98
The snorkel tour was a visit to heaven. Laughing Bird is a small island on top of a wonderful coral reef. We spotted turtles, an eagle ray and tons of colorful fish. This jewel in the Caribbean not to be missed. And the best part...no big cruise ship crowds!!!
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Boise, ID
Great place to snorkel
     5/5  June 2017
132
Loved the privacy of this excursion. It took us about 40 minutes to get to Laughing Bird Caye and the ride was smooth and relaxing. The water was so clear so we could not miss this opportunity to take picture of all the fish and coral. We snorkeled and relaxed on the beach, were we drank some local Rum. Our tour guide made sure we got back to our port in time and he was very helpful.
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