Coral Gardens of Caye Caulker
Coral Gardens is a small concentration of very colorful corals along the reef. This area is known for captivating, vibrant coral formatons that are living there. There is also a wide variety of marine life, such as manatees and fishes, that can be seen in the area. Dipping into the shallow reef of Coral Gardens, you will be able to see a rainbow of coral formations.
Duration: Half Day (morning or afternoon)
Morning Tour: 9:00 a.m. to Noon
Afternoon Tour: 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Snorkeling Gear: Fins, Mask, Snorkel
Included: Cold bottled water, fresh fruit at snorkeling intervals, 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, and tipping your guide.
Note: The tour & gear rental can be put on a credit card, park fees need to be paid in cash.
Coral Gardens Snorkeling
Description: Located a few miles south of San Pedro (offshore of Caye Caulker), you will find a small patch of very beautiful, colourful coral (thus the name) Coral Gardens. This area is known for its captivating, vibrant coral formations that are living along the reef here. There is also a wide variety of marine life, such as manatees and fish in the area. If you’ve ever wanted to see the rainbow colors of the Caribbean sea, then this is the snorkel spot!
The color variations, are simply amazing. Here you will see beautiful brown pencil coral, purple sea fans, bright orange stag horn and Elk horn, finger coral, and yellow tube sponge and beautiful marine life that the corals attract.
Protected by the barrier reef south of Ambergris Caye, Coral Garden is a coveted area of pristine waters, unique and fragile coral much like a flower garden only underwater.
Hidden in between the coral branches you will also find a spectrum of beautiful reef fish.
The depth is (8 to 12 feet), and is located about five miles south of San Pedro town, right off shore of Caye Caulker.
Coral Gardens is a small concentration of very colorful corals along the reef. This area is known for captivating, vibrant coral formations that are living there. There is also a wide variety of marine life, such as manatees and fishes, that can be seen in the area. Dipping into the shallow reef of Coral Gardens, you will be able to see a rainbow of coral formations.
Coral Garden is located in the Caye Caulker Marine Reserve and the only way to visit it is to book a guided tour. Most tours leave from Caye Caulker, include several stops in neighboring spots (Shark Ray Alley, South Channel) and last for about 2 hours.
Coral Garden is one of the very best snorkeling spots around Caye Caulker. Visibility is excellent in its shallow waters and you will love its photogenic coral maze teeming with fish. Even if you can only access it with a boat, unlike other neighboring spots you will be free to wander wherever you like once in the water.
No one will ever forget their first look at the “dancing fans” of Coral Gardens, and the teeming, exotic tropical fish that live among them. Those memories will never fade. The memories you’ll make as you explore the majestic Caribbean of Belize will forever be highlighted by the beauty you experience in this snorkel paradise suitable for any age and level of expertise.
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