Paradise Islands

WHY WE LOVE THIS ADVENTURE

THE REEF LESS TRAVELLED

Appreciate the uninhabited and biologically rich South Water Caye Marine Reserve by sea kayak, as you explore nearly 6 miles of reef.

LOCAL KNOWLEDGE

Your trip will be led by Belizean guides who will show you the beauty and diversity of the intricate coral reef ecosystem.

WATER SPORTS

Learn the fundamentals of snorkeling, sea kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, and kayak sailing and learn something new.

MARINE LIFE

Visit protected mangrove islands and look out for manatees, seabirds, rays, and tropical fish, then learn more about them at a scientific research field station.

ECO-FRIENDLY ADVENTURE

Travel with an outfitter who is committed to eco-tourism through partnerships with local communities, environmental, and cultural education.

Lighthouse Reef

Your adventure starts at the Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport where your outfitter will meet you and shuttle you to the Tropical Education Center. This evening you will take part in a nocturnal tour of the Belize Zoo. The following day, your journey to the quiet Tobacco Caye begins and where you will be introduced to the fundamentals of sea kayaking, snorkeling, stand up paddleboarding, and sea kayak sailing with expert guides. Your adventures will take you to mangrove islands, beautiful coral reefs, calm cayes and a scientific research station to learn more about this barrier reef system. On your final day after an early breakfast, you will take a water taxi you back to the mainland and the Dangriga Municipal Airport for your trip home.

Adventurous Spirit

This is an active trip and your willingness to try new activities will be rewarded with lasting memories. Your trip leader will ensure that each day is full of excitement, all you need to bring is your curiosity and sense of adventure.

Stay Flexible

Each trip is unique and the itinerary is only the launching point for this adventure to unfold. The outfitter keeps the trip flexible, so that each day is outstanding. Small group sizes allow guests to help shape the trip.

Adventure Specialists

We’ve been connecting our clients to water adventures around the world since 1987. We partner with select outfitters who share our values and are pros at creating exceptional experiences. There is no fee for our service; we earn our commission from the outfitters we represent, and the cost of your expedition is the same as booking direct.

Beginnings

This adventure begins in Ladyville, Belize at Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport, where your outfitter will meet and shuttle you to the Bird’s Eye View Lodge in the Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary for your first night’s stay.

Endings

On your last day of adventure, you will have time to enjoy breakfast and a final chance to snorkel, explore or relax before taking a water taxi back to Belize City for your final night’s stay at the Belize Biltmore Hotel.

Price Includes

All lodging and meals, all adventure-related equipment, and all transportation (including to/from the airport).

Weather

December through April brings cool breezy days with lots of sunshine and temperatures between 71°F – 85°F. This time of year is also considered the dry season, so little rain is expected.

The Caribbean Ocean

Enjoy warm ocean temperatures around 75°F and mostly calm blue-green water. The protected waters of the reef are relatively shallow and have excellent water clarity and visibility to view the diverse marine life that you will encounter on the trip. Since this adventure takes place on the eastern most part of the Belize Barrier Reef, the trip may be affected by weather conditions; luckily, your guides know how to make the best of any weather!

Group Size

The group size is kept intimate with 6-25 participants and 2-6 local guides. This ensures that you will have the ideal size group for instruction and exploration.

Lodging

The first night of your trip, you will stay at a family owned lodge within a wildlife sanctuary and for the rest of your trip, you will stay at a basecamp amidst the natural environment. At basecamp, your accommodations will be tent walled cabanas with raised wooden floors, beds with all linens provided, and ample headroom to walk around inside the tent. Also, available at basecamp are freshwater showers, modern composting toilets, and solar powered refrigeration to create a well-appointed field camp.

Meals

All meals are included and will be an assortment of fresh seafood, grilled meats, tropical fruit, fresh vegetables, and Belizean cuisine. Most diets can be accommodated for during your trip and the outfitter works closely with any other lodges providing meals to assist in menu planning.

Length: 6 nights
Price: $1,979 per person
Season: November – April
Min. Age: 16 years old
Activity: Multi-Activity
Adventure Level: Strong

  • I cannot tell you how impressed I was with the Rivers & Oceans’ staff, their organizational skills, knowledge and simply being just nice people. Once I decided to go with them every detail of the adventure was planned, organized and implemented without a hitch.

    Steve G.

  • Absolutely wonderful. Rivers and Oceans is operated by people who truly care about your trip and have the personal experience to help you make the best choice. Now go see for yourself and let Rivers and Oceans lead you towards the adventure of a lifetime.

    Owen S.

  • The folks at Rivers and Oceans are great. Helped us find and book a trip and patiently answered many questions over the weeks preceding the trip. Thank you.

    Greg W.

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