8 nights
Duration
Feb, Mar
Month
20 people
Max Group Size

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.

two snorkelers swiming over coral reef with silver fish swimming underneath

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 Guidemarine life guide Caribbean


This tour is partnered with The Reef-World Foundation. Find out how we support The Reef-World Foundation via this tour here.

 

Day 1 - Arrival

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. 


Day 2 - Altun Ha tour and transfer to Turneffe Island Resort

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. 

Mayan Ruins in Belize

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.


Day 3 - 8 - Snorkeling from Turneffe Island Resort

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.


Day 9 - Tour ends

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.

Turneffe Island Resort room

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)

Resort Guide

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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    Select your preferred dates of travel (if any)


    Tour Dates 2023

    17 – 25 February 2023

    24 February – 4 March 2023

    Tour Price:

    4445 USD per person (twin/double share) in a Deluxe Room

    4695 USD per person in a Superior Room

    5195 USD per person in a Private Villa

    Single Supplement – 1895 USD


    Tour Dates 2024

    16th – 24th February 2024

    23 February – 2 March 2024

     

    Tour Price:

    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


    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

    Includes:

    • 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

    Excludes:

    • International flights & visas
    • Tips
    • 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
    snorkelers above Caribbean coral reef
    aerial view of Turneffe island resort
    Snorkelers photographing coral reef
    dolphins swimming over seagrass in Blize
    Two snorkelers float above sea fans in the Caribbean
    Snorkeler diving down to photograph the reef
    Yellow sea sponge un Caribbean
    Moon Jellyfish
    Orange sea star on white sand with snorkeler
    Turneffe island resort room
    Aerial view of
    Turneffe island resort sun soungers
    Orange sea sponge in coral reef
    Caribbean sea fans with schooling fish and snorkelers
    roughtail stingray in belize
    Snorkel venture guest looking at his camera
    Coral reef and sky in Belize
    southern stingray in Belize
    pristine coral reef in Belize
    nurse shark in Belize
    Turneffe island resort sun soungers
    nurse shark swimming away
    large peacock flounder on seagrass
    happy snorkel venture guests snorkeling