Belize Sailing Adventures
Manatee Watch & Snorkel at Goff Caye
About 28 miles South of Ambergris Caye is the Swallow Caye Reserve, a dedicated habitat for the manatee. You can observe these gentle creatures from the boat, then onto Goff Caye for some snorkeling and a beach BBQ. This makes for an enjoyable day in the sun at a very leisurely pace.
Duration: Full Day
Departure Time: 8:30 a.m.
Return Time: 5:00-5:30 p.m.
Snorkeling Gear: Fins, Mask, Snorkel included
Included: Cold bottled water, sodas, fresh fruit, transportation to & from site, licensed guide.
What to Bring: Camera, cell phone, personal medications (for the day), light jacket or windbreaker, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, beach towel, swimsuit, cash for park fees (if applicable), and tipping your guide.
Note: The tour & gear rental can be put on a credit card, park fees need to be paid in cash.
Manatee Watch Day Sail
Description: Located about 28 miles south of Ambergris Caye, is Shallow Caye Reserve which is dedicated to saving the manatee. We start the day by making our way to Swallow Caye, where we will view this endangered West Indian Manatee in their natural habitat from the boat. Please note there is no swimming with the Manatee, and by government regulations we are not allowed to feed or touch them. Currently there are approximately 1,000 manatee living in Belize, but thanks to strong protection from the government, the manatee population is slowly growing.
Belize has the most manatees of any country in Central America. Manatee are herbivorous mammals that are commonly called “Sea Cows” by the local people. Belize is home to the West Indian Manatee that can grow up to 13 feet, and weighing up to 1,300 pounds. Manatees enjoy lazy days in the warm waters, as they feed on water plants and rest on the shallow bottom or on the surface of the water.
After spending some time watching the manatee, we head over to Goff’s Caye to do a little snorkeling along this magical reef. Here our guides will prepare a delicious beach lunch for you to enjoy, while you relax and do a little snorkeling along the pristine white beaches.
On the way back to San Pedro enjoy a cold beverage, as we make our way to our quaint little sister island Caye Caulker. Here you can enjoy a nice walk through town, and do a little exploring. Once everyone has had a little time to relax and do a little window shopping, we board the boat again and enjoy another 30 minute boat ride back to Ambergris Caye.
On this tour, you'll get to view the endangered manatees in their natural habitat.
We start our day off, by making our way to Swallow Caye, where we will be viewing the endangered West Indian Manatee in their natural habitat from the boat. By government regulations, there is to be no swimming with the Manatee (as we have done in the past). This regulation was enacted in an attempt to allow the manatee to reproduce and prosper undisturbed, in their natural environment.
After you have spent some time observing these beautiful creatures, we make our way to Goff’s Caye. Here you will enjoy a little snorkel on this magical reef, while our guides prepare you a delicious beach BBQ. Enjoy relaxing on the islands sandy beaches, until your hearts content.
After lunch we make our way to Shark Ray Alley, where you will be able to swim with sharks & sting rays. Shark Ray Alley has been rated as one of the best animal dives in the Caribbean, by Skin Diver Magazine. You won't want to miss this.
Before returning to San Pedro, we make a brief stop on the island of Caye Caulker. Here you will be given some time to browse the various gift shops, enjoy a cold beverage in a local restaurant or snorkel along the waters edge.