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 snorkelling 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 kilometres from Belize City. It is one of three atolls of the Belize Barrier Reef, along with Glover's Reef and Lighthouse Reef. The atoll was officially declared a marine reserve in 2012.
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.
This group tour is exclusively for snorkelers. All trips are accompanied by at least one Snorkel Venture guide as well as local guides who are all well versed in the marine life and the reefs. Staff are available to help with water entry and exits, and all snorkel sessions have boat surface support to ensure our safety.
We'll be based at Turneffe Island Resort for a full week of fantastic snorkeling before heading back to mainland Belize for an afternoon of land touring. The tour includes 6 days of snorkeling (2 sessions per day generally lasting 90 minutes each).
The reefs around Turneffe Atoll are characterized by a shallow sandy area with a bunch of mixed coral heads covered in sea fans, sponges, and hard corals. Here the coral comes right up to the surface and it's ideal for getting close to marine life without the need to duck dive. Combined with clear waters and good visibility this makes the snorkeling great for underwater photography. The average depth where we'll spend the majority of our time is around three to ten feet. Here we have the best mix of healthy colorful coral and marine life. Aside from the clear blue water, very mild to absent currents, and vibrant scenery, one of the best things about the snorkeling Belize is that you never run out of reef of explore, they just kept going and going and going
On land we'll visit the archaeological site-Altun Haa. A large van picks us up from Fort Radisson Hotel and drives forty-five minutes through town, along rivers, and past local villages. Our private guide gives us an in depth tour of not only the ruins and what life was like back then, but also gives us some great anecdotes about life in Belize now. One of the unique things about this particular set of Mayan Ruins is that it is still not very well known about by tourists so you can wander around the site in peace and even climb the stone steps to the top of these iconic pyramids.
The tour starts at Belize City Airport (airport code BZE) on the 26th February 2022. Please arrange for your flight to arrive before 14.30. Local hotel connections can also be arranged.
You will be met at the airport arrivals area and transferred to Turneffe Island Resort on the 26th February 2022.
26th February - 5th March 2022 | Turneffe Island Resort Snorkel Week.
5th March 2022 | 8am depart Turneffe to Radisson Fort George Hotel and Marina. Bag drop off | Land tour Mayan Ruins.
6th March 2022 | After breakfast depart for Belize airport or onward connection. Tour Ends.
Snorkel boats for Turneffe to local sites we use these skiff style boats with a drop down ladder. The full day trip to Blue Hole the larger boats with sun shade and comfy seats.
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:
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
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
The tour starts and ends at Belize City Airport (airport code BZE). There are good connections from a variety of USA hubs including Miami, Houston and Florida. Get in touch for travel assistance to and from your home country.
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”I have looked for a just-snorkeling company for a long time and Snorkel Venture is it. Quality and attention to detail are important and Snorkel Venture makes the grade on both. Terrific leaders, know snorkeling and underwater photography — and very delightfully personable” Rebecca, February 2020
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