In early 2020 we ran four awesome tours to Belize by liveaboard. 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 offer some of the finest snorkeling reefs 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 just 30 kilometers from Belize City. While the majority of the week will be spent exploring the area around Turneffe Atoll, we will have a day where we’ll venture out to snorkel in the Blue Hole, Halfmoon Quay, and Long Quay.
The reefs themselves are truly fantastic with a mixture of hard corals and layers of sea fans that actually break the surface at times. The visibility can be crystal clear allowing us to see all the way down to where the reef slopes into a vertical wall dropping into the blue abyss. Marine life is in abundance with everything from lobster colonies, schools of tangs and grunts, to groups of spotted eagle rays and even the occasional nurse shark can be seen cruising over the reefs.
Marine Life Guide
This tour is partnered with The Reef-World Foundation. Find out how we support The Reef-World Foundation via this tour here.
Upon arrival to Belize City, meet your driver and transfer to the Radisson Fort George for check-in. You can spend the day relaxing and enjoying the hotel facilities before meeting your tour leader and fellow tour members for dinner in the hotel restaurant.
Note: If you are joining the Feb. 24 – March 4 tour, you will still have an organized group dinner in the Radisson on this first night, however, your Snorkel Venture guide will not be present as they will still be at Turneffe Island Resort. You will meet them at the Island the following day.
After our hotel buffet breakfast, we check out and store our luggage at the hotel and depart for our guided tour to Altun Ha- one of the most sacred Mayan ruins in the country.
Note: If you are joining the Feb. 24 – March 4 tour this day tour will be organized and led by our partner Albert from A+ Adventures. Your Snorkel Venture guide will not be present for this day tour as they will still be at Turneffe Island Resort, you will meet them that afternoon at the resort.
Upon return to the hotel, we have lunch and then walk across the road to the marina where we board a speed boat for the 2-hour journey to Turneffe Island Resort.
Once we settle in, we will have a group dinner and an 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 2.30 pm 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 6 pm for h’ors d’oeuvres, followed by a 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 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, paddleboards, 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 the mainland. Here you can wait at the Radisson until it is time to be transferred back to the airport for your departing flight.
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 & Pricing (see below contact form), a Booking 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 24-48hrs.
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Tour Dates 2024
16th – 24th February 2024
23 February – 2 March 2024
4645 USD per person (twin/double share) in a Deluxe Room
4895 USD per person in a Superior Room
5395 USD per person in a Private Villa
Single Supplement – 1895 USD
Tour Dates 2025
14 – 22 February
$4,845 USD per person (twin/double share) in a Deluxe Room
$5,095 USD per person in a Superior Room
$5,5595 USD per person in a Private Villa
Single Supplement – $1,995 USD
How to book your place
Initial deposit to secure your booking is $400 per person
12 months before departure interim payment of $600 per person
6 months before departure interim payment of $1,000 per person
Balance due 3 months before departure
- 1 night Radisson Fort George Hotel and Marina with full board (all meals)
- 7 nights accommodation at Turneffe Island Resort Deluxe Room 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, paddleboards, a pool and Hobby Cat
- Complimentary Wifi (satellite-based, slow, depends on the weather)
- Belize Mainland Mayan Tour
- Escorted by a Snorkel Venture tour leader
- Mask, snorkel and fin rental
- International flights & visas
- Travel and health insurance
- Soft drinks and alcoholic drinks, laundry and general sundries
- Spa services
Please note our cancelation policy:
- 1 year or more: 150 USD penalty per person to switch to a credit note for use within 2 years
- 12 months or less: Loss of deposit and interim payment
- 90 – 28 days: 25% Refund (includes your final balance payment)
- 28 – 0 days: No Refund