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Belize Adventure Activities: Activity HolidayBelize Adventure Week is one of our most popular vacations, Belize's premier sport activity holiday. In just 8 days you experience inland adventure activities as well as a full range of sea sports. Belize's most active vacation, groups form lifetime friendships. This is the best adventure travel single traveling trip in the country.

 

Underground River Running | Whitewater Kayaking | Ziplining | Surfing

Exploring Mayan Ruins | Waterfall Rappelling | Sea Kayaking

Scuba Diving | Windsurfing | Kiteboarding | Sport Fishing | Kayak Fishing

Surf Kayaking | Paddle Boarding | Kayak Rolling | Snorkeling

Sport Orientations | The Buddy System | Slickrock Sport Activity Gear

Mopan River whitewater, San Ignacio area, Belize

River Running

We run two rivers by kayak (hard shell sit-on-top, whitewater, or inflatable). First we paddle the Mopan. This stretch contains all the perfect elements in which to learn whitewater kayaking. Although safe and easy, it provides plenty of challenges. Complete instruction in the use of our whitewater kayaks is covered before setting out, with no experience required. You can read more on our Belize river page.

We run the incredible Caves Branch River underground in rafts and kayaks.

 

Next we paddle underground through three miles of caverns on the Caves Branch River. Our journey through the darkness is punctuated by views through collapsed windows into the surrounding jungle. We negotiate a one-quarter-mile portage, where everyone pitches in to get the gear to the opening of the next cave. You can also visit our Caves Branch River page for more info.

 

Related blog post: Exploring the Caves Branch River

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hiking to Antelope Falls, Bocawina National Park, Belize

 

 

Waterfall Rappelling

New this season, we just couldn’t pass up adding this activity to our most adventurous package. The 90-minute walk up to the top of the falls can be a bit of a challenge for some, but you can go as slow as you need to. There are ropes and stairs along the 600-foot climb to help make the journey a bit easier.

 

 

 

Belize waterfall rappelling

 

 

Once there, you are graced with an incredible view that goes all the way to the sea. Spending over an hour swimming in the most refreshing pool you have ever experienced, we next break into small groups to rappel the falls just below. We descend 300 feet right through Antelope Falls.

 

Complete instruction is given and the guides are thoroughly trained to make sure your downclimb is safe. If you wish to simply watch others, that’s fine too, the pool alone is worth the hike up. Guest under 100 pounds will have to do another rappel, see “Height and Weight Limits”.

 

 

Tikal Mayan ruins

 

 

Mayan Ruins

Our trip takes us through an area rich in Mayan artifacts and archaeology.We explore Xunantunich which is perched high on a hill with a view to Guatemala. This complex was a major ceremonial center during the classic period of the Maya. Visit our Belize Mayan Ruins page for more info on Xunantunich and on all of the ruins in Belize.

 

 

 

 

Portaging the Caves Branch River, Belize.

 

 

 

 

Ziplining

The Mama Noots zipline is the longest in Central America. It starts at the back of the resort and ends with the final line passing close to the restaurant up front. In addition to 9 stages of zipline, the course includes a short rappel and a swinging bridge through the canopy. Safety is paramount with redundant safety features and expert guides. Platforms have solid railings for leisurely “catch your breath” breaks while taking in the incredible views. One of the zipline stages is 2,300 feet long and is the longest single run in Belize. You can get going about 50 mph! If you are just a little bit nervous, it’s no problem to go tandem with a guide.

 

Sea kayaking Belize at Glovers Reef Atoll.

Sea Kayaking

Paddling the clear, 80-degree waters of the Caribbean is every kayaker’s dream. Our private island at Glover’s Atoll is perched on a ring of coral surrounded by the open sea, providing an unbeatable setting to learn and practice sea kayaking. We paddle daily to snorkel from our boats and to visit nearby islands.

 

Related blog post: Belize's best outdoor adventure center At Glovers Reef, Belize you can snorkel right off the shore.

 

Snorkeling

Of all the highlights of your visit, exploring the underwater world will be the most memorable. The pristine reefs of Belize are world-renowned, and those at Glover’s National Marine Reserve are the best in the country. The remarkable clarity of the water here makes this an ideal location for snorkeling and diving. Guests can snorkel the reefs right off our island, or use the sea kayaks to access the many patch reefs. For more information on snorkeling in Belize, visit our web page.

 

Our blog has a post on how to buy your mask, fins, and snorkel.

 

Bring your dive light for a night snorkel! Conditions don't permit this every trip, but what an amazing experience, to view the nocturnal creatures of the underwater world. Octopus, lobster, and basket starfish are often seen, not to mention the illusive Toad Fish, found only in Belizean waters!

 

Freediving enthusiasts: diving up to 45 feet is a breeze here, 80 degree water and 150 foot visibility! Bring your weight belts.

 

Related blog post: Glover's Reef hosts rare tropical fish

 

At the start of the Caves Branch River.

Singles Adventure Travel

 

Running the Caves Branch River

Although all of our packages have many guests solo traveling, Belize Adventure Week is probably the best trip for a single traveling alone. There is so much activity, and everyone is learning so many new sports together, that the entire group becomes one big family, regardless of who each person arrived with. This adventure vacation is also fine for a single woman traveling by herself, all you need to do after arriving at the International Airport is grab a 10 minute cab ride to the Biltmore and meet your group!

Our Belize dive shop offers complete PADI courses, from beginner to Dive Master.

 

Scuba Vacation

Scuba diving is available right on the island for both certified divers and novices. The remarkable clarity of the water at Glover's makes this an ideal location for scuba diving, which is available right on the island through our associates at Long Caye Dive Shop. There are 54 miles of wall diving within a 12-mile radius of Long Caye. The top of the reef wall varies from 35 to 80 feet. Glover's is especially well known for its variety of sponges and gorgonians. It is not uncommon to encounter dolphins, sea turtles and as many as 50 species of creatures in one dive.

 

All guests must be physically fit to dive. If there is any reason for doubt, bring a certificate of diving fitness from your doctor. Areas of concern for diving fitness include respiratory conditions, such as asthma; circulatory conditions (such as heart trouble); and recent major surgery. Please visit our Belize scuba page for more information on scuba diving training courses and Belize dive sites.Windsurfing Belize, off Long Caye at Glover's Reef.

Windsurfing Holidays

We offer beginning to advanced windsurfing with six complete rigs and a land trainer. The calm waters of the lagoon are an ideal place to learn. For experts our short boards provide big action in the channel surf. Steady winds are almost always present, and the 80-degree water means you get to windsurf in your bathing suit! Visit our Belize windsurfing page to see more images.

 

 

 

Kiteboarding in Belize, bring your own gear, we have perfect conditions!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kitesurfing

Bring your kiteboard to our island and experience perfect conditions, or take introductory kiteboarding lessons with our trainer kites. The flat water of the atoll, near constant winds (10 mph 95% of the time) and the 80 degree waters of the Caribbean all add up to a kiteboarder’s dream!

 

Advanced kiteboarding lessons are now available December - March through our Belize Vela Kiteboard School. Take professional lessons from a full-time instructor!

Bone fishing at Glover's Reef, Belize

Sport Fishing

Although our program emphasizes all of these other sports, fishermen will not be disappointed! There is no need to hire a private guide, you just wade in. The fishing (catch-and-release only) is excellent just off our island; it is common to pull in several bonefish per session. Many fishermen spincast off of our dock and catch permit, jack, and barracuda. See our Belize sport fishing page for information on what gear to bring.We have the only fully-rigged fishing kayaks in the country of Belize!

 

 

 

Kayak Fishing

Kayak fly-fishing is the hot new sport for dedicated anglers. Fishermen who yearn to fish at Glover’s can now use our top-of-the-line fishing kayaks as an alternative to wading in or fishing off our dock. Paddling one is easier than you might think, and we include this instruction. Fishing kayaks are wider than regular kayaks to prevent them from tipping over while casting, and they also use anchors and pontoons to stabilize the craft when fishing. And we even pay for your fishing license, so you can start fishing right away!

Surfing off Long Caye, Belize.

Surfing

We have the #1 surfable break in Belize! Board surfing at Long Caye is great for intermediate and advanced surfers. Although our wave is excellent for beginning surf kayakers, our break is not ideal for beginning board surfers. However, experienced surfers love this wave! Visit our Belize surfing page.

Surfing kayaking just off our shore, we have a right-point wave, perfect for beginning kayak surfing

Kayak Surfing

When we say "Kayak Belize" we don't just mean sea kayaking! Our eastern shore is exposed to prevailing trade winds, which create ideal conditions for surf. The waves break on shoals of coral rubble, which generate a perfect "point" break and a great ride for our surf kayaks. Watching the action from our surf dock is a sport in itself as the surfers provide hours of entertainment for those relaxing with a cold soda or beer. For more information on kayak surfing we have a kayak surfing page. We have the best spot in Belize for family surfing vacations.

 

SUP Belize

 

 

Paddleboarding

Stand-up paddle surfing has exploded in popularity in just the past few years to become the fastest growing new water sport in the US. "SUP" entails standing on a longboard and propelling yourself with an extra-long, single-bladed, 5-6’ paddle. Our sheltered lagoon is a perfect place to try out this new sport, and our surf break allows experienced surfers to try out the SUP board on our surf break. Read about Belize paddleboarding elsewhere on our site.

 

We now have 5 ‘cruiser’ paddleboards in our collection. This style is designed for longer paddling tours and we can cover more distance efficiently. Our newest activity is to paddle downwind to neighboring islands. We will then be picked up by our motor skiff for the ride back to Long Caye.

 

We also use our paddleboards to access nearby snorkeling spots. We paddle everyday to nearby coral patch reef, some use sea kayaks and some paddle an SUP to go snorkeling.

Learning to roll a kayak in Belize

 

 

Kayak Rolling

Our island is the perfect place to learn the kayak eskimo roll. In addition to all of the other sports we offer, our staff can teach you to roll easily with the perfect conditions we have on the island. In addition to 80 degree water, we teach rolling while you wear your snorkel mask. Then you can see your paddle position, and no more water up in your nose! Easy!Sea kayak orientation in progress

 

 

Sport Orientations

Your guide will first provide instruction in all sports before you try them. Each orientation takes between 30 min. - 4 hours. Regardless of your experience and ability level, attendance in these instructional sessions is required if you plan to participate in the activity, since your guide has no way of knowing your experience level (sea kayak orientation in progress at left). This is a safety issue, and your well-being is our number one priority. Attendance at the orientation on the evening of Day 1 is also required.

 

Guests with experience in a particular sport may receive a special, abbreviated orientation so they can get started earlier, but this is not always possible. Our guides are guiding the whole group, not just one person, and they must balance their time between everyone so that everyone is safe in the water. If you have only one sport you are interested in, our guides will do their best to get to the orientation as soon as possible, but it may not happen the first day you are on the island, or maybe not even the second day.   

              

Persons interested in only one sport will have to adjust their expectations as this is a multi-sport trip, not a single-sport trip, and all sports require a guide or buddy, especially when the conditions are extreme. We find that guests who show up thinking they will only do one sport quickly realize the beauty of this location is that you can try so many things. You’ll want to do everything; there are few places on earth where you can experience this many sports in one week.

Going out for another surf session off Long Caye, Belize

 

The Buddy System

We use the buddy system for all sports so that no guest is alone in the event of an accident on the water. Single travelers will have no trouble finding a buddy. Guides offer guided activities 2 – 4 times/day. If guests wish to kayak, paddle, surf, windsurf, or sail when it is not being offered as a group activity they may do any sport with a buddy, regardless of what the rest of the group is doing. This is allowed after guests have completed the required orientation for each sport providing they have checked with the trip leader for his or her approval. This is primarily a guided trip, and guides have the authority to veto any guest outing based on safety considerations.

 

When on an unguided activity, guests are financially responsible for the Slickrock gear they are using. The fee charged for damaging or losing sport gear is provided in the liability form every guest signs before the trip.

 

 

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Adventure Week Sports Equipment

The quality of your multi sport tours in Belize rests on quality equipment

Jungle Sports Equipment

Our river kayaks are used on the Mopan and the Caves Branch Rivers.

 

We run the Caves Branch river in rafts and inflatable kayaks.

 

Inflatable Kayaks:
Extreme Padillac by Hyside

Whitewater Sit-on-Top Kayaks:
Big Yak by Ocean Kayak, Torrent by Perception

Hardshell Whitewater Kayaks:
Foreplay, Diesel, Ace by Wave Sports, Huck by Liquid Logic

 

 

 

 

 

Island Sports Equipment

Sea kayaking on Long Caye, Belize

 

Belize kayak fishing.

 

Fishing kayak

 

We have windsurfing gear for all ability levels.

 

We have a large fleet of surf kayaks.

 

Our windsurf dry land trainer.

 

Long Caye is the perfect place to learn to roll a kayak, the water is 80 degrees!

 

Kitesurfing Belize

 

 

 

 

Related blog post:

Our new children’s windsurfing rig

Sea Kayaks:
Singles:
Sea Lion, Eclipse and Shadow 14.0 (for small women) by Perception
Looksha-14, Looksha-17, Looksha IV, Elaho and Eskia (for tall men) by Necky
Tsunami and Sealution II XL by Wilderness Systems
Whistler and Squall GTS by Current Design

Doubles: Seascape II by NW Kayak, Amaruk by Necky

For more info on our single sea kayaks, visit our Belize Sea Kayaking page

Sit-On-Top Sea Kayaks:
Peekaboo by Ocean Kayak (kayak with window in hull)
Tarpon 160 by Wilderness Systems

Fishing Kayaks:
Tarpon 160i and Ride 135 by Wilderness Systems

Surf/Playboats:
Kaos by Dagger

Surf Skis:
Malibu Kayak 4.4

Surf Boards:
6’10” Epoxy Fish by Yancy Spencer
6’10” & 7’10” Funboards by Blue Surfboards
7’6” MBB Thruster by Channel Islands
9’0” & 9’2” Performance Epoxy Longboards by Colbalt
9’0” beginner hard-bottom foam board

Paddleboards:
10', 11', and 12' Bic Soft Tops
10' Whopper ASAP by Starboard
9’2", 10', and 10’6, custom boards
Versa by Liquid Logic
Rapidfire by Imagine
Mana by Naish

Cruisers (touring paddleboards):
12’6” Pau Hana Crossfit
12’ Bombora by Jimmy Lewis
12'6" Glide AST by Naish
11' Wing by Bic

SUP Paddles:
Surftech
Aquabound
Werner
Kialoa

Windsurf Boards:
Beginner:
Start by Starboard

Intermediate:
140 JP Funster
180 JP Funster
Go by Starboard
2009 133 L Starboard
45L JP Funboard
Flow 105 L by Mistral

Advanced:
2012 120 L X-Cite Ride by JP
2012 140 L Fun Ride by JP
2012 85 L Freestyle Wave by JP
2012 102 L Freestyle Wave by JP
2010 105 L by Exocet
2010 84 L by Exocet

Windsurf Sails:
Full range from 3.0 to 7.0: Ezzy, Naish, Sailworks, Northsails, Loftsails

Advanced sails:
2014 Alpha 5.8 by Neil Pryde
2013 Fusion 6.1, 7.2 by Neil Pride
2013 Hellcat 6.2, 7.2 by Neil Pryde
2012 Fusion 6.7 by Neil Pryde
2010 Firefly 4.1, 4.5, 4.9 by Neil Pryde
2010 Zone 5.0 by Neil Pryde

Kid's Windsurf Gear:
board and 1.0, 1.5, and 1.8 sails

Windsurf Dry Land Trainer

Kitesurf Kites:
2 meter trainers by Ocean Rodeo 2014
4, 7, 9, 12, 14, 15, 16 meter kites by Cabrinha 2013-2015

Kiteboards:
Surf (directional) by Cabrinha:
2010 5’ 7” S-Quad
2010 6’ 1” S-Quad
2010 6’ 3” Thruster

Twin tips, by Cabrinha:
2010 130x40, Caliber
2011 136, 144 Prodigy
2012 135, 145 Rival

Twin tips, by Open Ocean
2014 140    Mako

Harnesses:
Da Kine chest and seat harnesses; expert sailors should bring their own

Lifejackets:
Extrasport

Paddles:
Werner by NW Design

Kayak Helmets:
Protech