Belize Multisport Adventure Week - Additional Information
Adventure Travel Tour- River Kayaking, Mayan Ruins,
- Accommodations listed in itinerary (booked double occupancy if possible) includes all bedding
- All transport and meals in itinerary
- Cold beer, soda, juice, and water (other alcoholic beverages are available in Belize)
- Guides and support staff
- All kayaks, windsurfers, boards, and accessories
- Sports instruction & guided activities (except as listed below), including beginning kitesurfing
- Park entrance fees and fishing licenses
- Sales and hotel taxes, all other fees associated with travel package
- Slickrock T-shirt
- Flights to and from Belize
- Flights to Dangriga, Belize on Day 1 ($66 with Slickrock discount - see “Domestic Flight Reservations” below)
- Taxis to airport at end of trip
- The last night's dinner in Belize City for Full Week guests
- Alcoholic beverages in restaurants, and any alcohol except for beer
- Any services not listed in itinerary
- Fees for advanced kitesurfing
- Snorkeling gear (mask, fins, snorkel, wetsuit or diveskin) (see how to choose snorkeling gear)
- Any extra expenses due to late arrivals or delays
- Belize int’l departure tax: approx. $40
Related blog post: Wetsuit or diveskin?
Participants should be able to perform two continuous hours of moderate exercise without becoming overly fatigued.
Min.-10*; max.-70; no exceptions permitted to age limits (see below)
Minimum weight: There is a 100 lb. limit for the Antelope Falls rappel; Bocawina Falls will be substituted. Kids under 18 doing Bocawina Falls must be accompanied by a parent.
Maximum weight: Sometimes prospective guests ask if we have boats that can hold a person of 240 lbs, for example. This is difficult to answer because sometimes a heavy person is very fit and sometimes they are not fit at all, and this does make a huge difference. In general, persons over 200 lbs will not be able to do every sport we offer, unless they are young and very active already. Here are our best estimates for weight limits for each sport: river kayaks: 225 lbs; sea kayaks: 225 lbs; surf kayaks: 200 lbs; windsurfing: 225 lbs; fishing kayaks: 225 lbs; kitesurfing: 210 lbs, surfing: 200 lbs.
Our gear does not extend to accommodate every single height. We do have 2 sea kayaks for "tall" men, but they do not work for very tall people. We asked Sam Sturman, our tallest guest ever, to write about his experience on the island; here is his explanation of how our program works for very tall people:
"I attended the adventure island trip on February 8, 2013. It was an amazing week. What is unique about my experience is my height: 6’ 9” and weight 235 lbs. and a 36 inch inseam. I wasn’t able to fit into a sea kayak because you have to sit in the seat and then put your legs in and my legs wouldn’t fold up that much. I was able to use one of Slickrock's fishing kayaks and that worked fine for paddling and going off on snorkeling adventures. I wasn’t able to do surf kayaking because my legs were too long for the kayak and my bent knees interfered with my ability to paddle. I tried using a ‘Versa Board’ that looks much like a paddleboard, but I as unable to ride the waves. I did paddle out and watched the wave surfers. If you are over 6’ 4” you are going to have to understand that your height might be a factor in certain activities.
I went to the island to snorkel, paddleboard, and sea kayak and my expectations were met. In spite of the limitations of my height, the Adventure Island trip was one of the best experiences I have ever had. I plan on returning."
Sam Sturman, Moab, UT
$450/person, payment of deposit implies acceptance of our Reservations and Cancellations policy.
Small Trip Surcharge:
All trips have a minimum requirement of 4 adult guests; however, we will run a trip for two to three adults for a surcharge of $300/person. When you sign up for a trip, please be aware you will be charged this additional fee if fewer than four adults sign up. We will bill you two weeks prior to departure for this additional fee if it applies.
The reason for the small trip surcharge on Belize Adventure Week is that we don't break even on this package until we reach four guests. During the inland portion of this itinerary we are driving hundreds of miles in a 15-passenger van. With gas at $6/gallon in Belize (June 2013 rate) and staff costs the same regardless of how many are on the trip, we run this trip at a loss for 2 or 3, even with the surcharge.
*Children ages 10 and 11 may not be able to participate in all activities. It is at the discretion of the guide, based on safety reasons, to assess the child’s physical capabilities for each activity. If the guide decides that it is unsafe for the child to participate, a parent will either have to sit the activity out with the child, or hire a babysitter at a cost to the parent of $25 US/day. This assessment can only take place after the guide has met the child and also is weather-dependent (high water due to rain can drastically alter the difficulty level of our activities.)
Domestic Flight Reservations
Guests are responsible for their own transportatio to our Dangriga meeting on Day One. Tropic Air will give you 15% off the $78 one way fare from BZE to DGA (June 2014 rate.) Simply tell them you are with Slickrock. Contact Tropic directly for discount: tropicair.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, 011-501-226-2012.
No number of days is enough time on our island!
We do not offer individual days purchased separately. If you book two trips back-to-back (trips with overlapping overnight accommodations with Slickrock) you will receive substantial discounts equal to approximately 10% off the first trip and 20-25% off the 2nd trip. Discounts are also available for return guests and groups of 4+. Visit our Discount Travel Deals page for full information. These discounts are not available for those booking through an agent eligible for commissions, only for those booking directly, and also not available in addition to any other discount.
# of Nights
Days of Trip
Cost for Package, per person
Adventure Island at Glover's Reef Full Week + Adventure Island at Glover's Reef Full Week
|16||Friday - second Saturday or Tuesday - second Wednesday||$3745|
Belize Adventure Week +
Adventure Island at Glover's Reef Full Week
|15||Saturday - second Saturday||$3995|
Adventure Island at Glover's Reef Full Week + Adventure Island at Glover's Reef First Half
|13||Friday - second Wednesday||$3125|
Adventure Island at Glover's Reef Full Week + Adventure Island at Glover's Reef Second Half
|12||Tuesday - second Saturday||$2895|
Belize Adventure Week +
Adventure Island at Glover's Reef First Half
|12||Saturday - second Wednesday||$3475|
Adventure Island at Glover's Reef Full Week + Belize Adventure Week First Half
|12||Saturday - second Wednesday||$3515|
Adventure Island at Glover's Reef Second Half + Belize Adventure Week First Half
|8||Tuesday - Wednesday||$2565|
To see how it works to combine our packages with each other or with tours on your own to make one long, seamless multisport adventure package, visit our Sample Belize Itineraries page.
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The importance of this aspect of our operation cannot be over-emphasized. We own our boat and take care of the maintenance and repair. There is no additional charge for this ride, it's part of the all-inclusive package.
Long Caye is 65 miles from Belize City and the run takes about 3 hours; 45 minutes of this ride is an open-sea crossing between the barrier reef and the atoll. View our map of Belize, Central America to see our route; we cross the Barrier Reef at Tobacco Caye.
It is common to experience large swells and spray over this stretch. We hire professional captains who excel in all conditions, and we are confident in the safety of our passengers. Yet some guests, while safe, may feel concerned if they are not accustomed to traveling on the open sea, and those susceptible to seasickness should take precautions. Be assured that we do monitor the weather, and we will cancel the boat trip if conditions are deemed dangerous. When this happens, (and it does) we provide other activities.
Our 41’ boat has 3 engines and is covered for protection in any kind of weather. If you arrive late or have to leave early you will have to charter your own boat. The most affordable boats are 25-28’ in length and cost $700 (June 2014 price) for a one-way trip between Long Caye and Dangriga, Belize.
Other Information You Can Order From Us
There is even more information available by snail mail. Please request the information sheet for this trip. This flyer also includes:
What to do if late or delayed
Related blog post: What to bring for travel to Belize
Related blog post: Get special Slickrock discounts on gear before your trip to Adventure Island
Where to get your gear
Note on snorkel gear, sport footwear, and on dive skins and wetsuits
Related blog post: What to Bring to Belize: Notes from one of our past guests
You can also request the Belize Adventure Week sheet in printed or email form