In early 2020 we ran four awesome tours to Belize by liveaboard (check out the video below). We wanted to create a similar experience but based from a resort, ideal for anyone who doesn’t quite have the sea legs for a full week on a boat. Many of our tour leaders run regular trips in Indonesia but the general consensus was that Belize really does have amazing snorkeling and whilst it may not match the diversity in marine life compared to Asia-Pacific it must surely offers some the finest snorkeling reef you will find anywhere in the Caribbean.
This 8 night tour includes 7 nights at Turneffe Atoll and 1 night on Belize mainland for land tours. Turneffe Atoll is the largest coral atoll in Belize, located southeast of Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker, 30 kilometers from Belize City. It is one of three atolls of the Belize Barrier Reef, along with Glover’s Reef and Lighthouse Reef.
Improve your underwater photography skills on this tour, it will be escorted by photo-pro Alex Lindbloom who will be sharing hints and tips about how to improve your photographs above and below the surface.
Marine Life Guide
Upon arrival to Belize City, meet the group and your guide for transfer to the pier, where we board a speed boat for the 2 hours journey to Turneffe Island Resort.
Once we settle in, we will have a group dinner and orientation.
Our days will start with tea or coffee delivered to your bungalows. We then meet in the dining room for breakfast.
Around 9 am we board our private boats and head to one of the many snorkel sites in the area, most within 5 – 10 minute boat ride. We will spend 60 – 90 minutes in the water for each snorkel session. We will be accompanied by local snorkel guides who will give thorough site briefings before we enter the water. They will be available to help with anything we may need, and to point out interesting creatures and fish.
We then return to the resort for a delicious hot lunch, before we head out around 2.30pm for our second snorkel session of the day. Upon return to the resort, one has plenty of time to relax and enjoy the facilities before we meet poolside at around 6pm for h’ors d’oeuvres, followed by chef prepared 3 course dinner in the dining room.
One day will be spent on a full day snorkeling trip, with packed lunch, to Great Blue Hole, Half Moon Caye and Long Caye.
If you are worried about food, please, don’t be. Besides for the three mouthwatering hot meals served daily, there are all-day snacks available in the dining room and hors d’oeuvres served poolside every evening. One evening is a beach BBQ, another a traditional Belizean affair. Dietary requirements can be catered for with advance notice.
The resort has a gym, pool, paddle boards, kayaks and Hobie Cat, all of which are available for guest use at our leisure.
After an early breakfast we leave this little island paradise and return to mainland, where we drop our luggage at the Radisson Fort George hotel, before heading out for a land tour to Altun Ha- one of the most sacred Mayan ruins in the country.
We will enjoy our last group dinner together at the hotel restaurant.
After our hotel buffet breakfast, we check out and are transferred back to the airport for out departing flights.
Turneffe Island Resort in Belize is located on a private island. There are 22 guest rooms (including 10 private villas), each with a porch looking out on the water. In front of your accommodation is a wide stretch of beach which overlooks the beautiful Caribbean Sea.
There’s a pool, bar for sun-downers and relaxed dining area for tasty meals with all dietary requirements taken care of. The resort has fish ID books to consult and we will spend evenings sharing photos and stories of the days snorkeling.
Deluxe accommodations include the following:
- Beach level with direct beach access
- King bed or two twin beds
- Air conditioning and ceiling fan
- Mini bar / refrigerator
- Safe for valuables
- Hair dryer and toiletries
- Private, screened outdoor shower
- Private screened porch
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- 110-volt AC power (same as USA)
On this page you will find our tour dates, a contact form and details of payment schedule including deposit and final balance. If you have any further questions please complete the form and we will reply within 24hrs.
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26th Feb – 6th March 2022
3945 USD per person (twin/double share) in a Deluxe Room
4195 USD per person in a Superior Room – FULL
4695 USD per person in a Private Villa
Single Supplement – 1695 USD
25 February – 5 March
4145 USD per person (twin/double share) in a Deluxe Room
4395 USD per person in a Superior Room – FULL
4895 USD per person in a Private Villa
Single Supplement – 1795 USD
How to book your place
Initial deposit to secure your booking $400 per person
6 Months before departure interim payment of $1000 per person
Balance due 3 months before departure
7 nights accommodation at Turneffe Island Resort Deluxe Room with full board
1 night Radisson Fort George Hotel and Marina with full board
12 Snorkel Sessions at Turneffe Atoll including 1 x Snorkel Session at the Blue Hole
Round-trip transfers and connections
Complimentary activities include kayaks, paddle boards, pool and Hobby Cat
Complimentary Wifi (satellite-based, slow, depends on the weather)
Belize Mainland Mayan Tour
Escorted by a photo pro tour leader
Soft drinks and alcoholic drinks, laundry and general sundries