Kayaking Trip Itinerary - Belize Sea Kayak Adventures

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Kayak snorkeling BelizeOur sea kayaking tour changed into a multi-sport expedition once we discovered we had a top snorkeling destination! Not to mention the only surf spot in Belize, so suddenly we were an all-inclusive surf resort too! We offer daily sea kayaking tours, kayak snorkeling tours, Belize surfing, and all of the other sports we offer are guided every day.

 

To see other examples of a 5 - 16 day Belize itinerary we have created a special Suggested Belize Itineraries page. Visit this page for longer Belize tour packages.

 

Adventure Island at Glover's Reef itineraries

 

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This is our most open itinerary. The following description of a typical sea kayak trip will vary according to the group's wishes and the weather.

 

Full Week and First Half Kayak Expedition:

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Friday, Day 1

 [For those doing the Full Week trip but starting Tuesday, simply substitute Tuesday for Day 1, Wednesday for Day 2, etc.] Arrive at Belize International Airport. Taxi to the Belize Biltmore Plaza Hotel for 5:30 p.m. orientation, dinner, and lodging. Our guide will wait for everyone before starting the orientation, and attendance this evening is required. If arriving a day or more early, consult our Belize page for Belize City hotels and activities or our Other Things to Do in Belize page for multi-day excursions in other parts of the country. View from the Swing Bridge in downtown Belize City is at left.

 

 

 

Belize dolphins

Saturday, Day 2

After a group breakfast we walk to our private dock two blocks from the hotel. From here we travel 3 hours to Long Caye (65 miles), crossing the Belize Barrier Reef south of Tobacco Caye. To read more about our private boat, please visit the Glover's Reef Additional Information page. At right, dolphins seen on our way out to the atoll.

 

 

 

Snorkeling in Belize.

 

 

Arriving on the island, we unload the boat together and begin our tour of your new home for the week! Lunch is waiting for us, and after you move into your cabana. After settling in we meet for snorkel orientation, and then snorkel right off shore. From now on everyone can snorkel as much as they like, as long as they have a buddy to join them. Group snorkel excursions are also scheduled throughout the week. Visit our snorkeling page for more underwater images and a list of creatures we often see. You can also find a map of our Belize snorkeling sites on the same page.

 

Related blog post:

Snorkeling with a large school of fish-video

 

 

 

Sea kayak instruction in Belize.

Sunday, Day 3

This morning we conduct the Belize sea kayak orientation, which starts off as an introduction on the beach, followed by a practice session in the water. Our expert guides cover paddle strokes, entering and exiting the kayak while in the water, and rescue techniques. After lunch, one guide takes a group paddling to a nearby patch reef to snorkel from the kayaks, while another guide offers windsurfing instruction.

 

Belize kayak fishing

 

 

 

Related blog post: Learn to sea kayak with Slickrock Adventures

 

Certified divers may also begin diving, and fishermen can fish anytime. In fact, we pay for your fishing license so you can begin fishing right away. At left you can see our fishing kayaks, we have the only fishing kayak fleet in the country of Belize!

 

Scuba diving at The Wall, off Long Caye, Belize.

 

 

Monday, Day 4

Scuba diving classes! The first Discover Scuba/Resort course is offered this morning for beginning divers. This course allows non-divers to learn to scuba dive and continue to dive for the remainder of the week. Others enjoy a morning paddle. Both windsurfing lessons and the kayak surfing orientation are offered in the afternoon. You may join one or both, then continue to practice these sports with or without a guide for the rest of the week. We have a near-constant breeze and a perfect set of waves breaking just off our shore. Our surf boards provide great action for experienced board surfers.

 

 

 

 

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Sea kayaking off Long Caye, Glover's Reef, Belize.

Tuesday, Day 5

Paddle five miles round-trip to Middle Caye to tour the Marine Research Center, base for visiting marine biologists. You may also choose to stay on the island. With a buddy you can sea kayak, snorkel, surf kayak, windsurf, surf, or just relax. Kite boarders can also use the equipment they brought with them at any time, or take kitesurfing lessons at our new kitesurf school.

 

Related blog post: We love to kitesail our kayaks to Middle Caye

 

 

Second Half:

 

On Tuesday Second Half guests fly to Belize City and taxi to the Belize Biltmore Plaza Hotel for a 5:30 p.m. orientation, dinner, and lodging. These guests are meeting our Belize Adventure Week guide and group on Day 4 of their trip. Our guide will wait for everyone before starting the orientation, and attendance this evening is required.

 

If arriving a day or more early, consult our Belize page for Belize City hotels and activities or our Other Things to Do in Belize page for multi-day excursions in other parts of the country.

 

Belize windsurfing

Wednesday, Day 6

Full Week and First Half guests: Begin with a kayak rolling lesson followed by a snorkel around the island. In the afternoon Full Week guests practice their windsurfing, try their hand at sport fishing or paddleboarding. One of our guides also leads a paddle/snorkel excursion to "The Channel" snorkel spot.

 

First Half guests depart just after lunch, arriving in Belize City by 3 - 5 p.m. Our arrival time cannot be predicted since it depends on factors we cannot control. Therefore, guests should not make other plans for Wednesday night, and our last night’s lodging is included in the trip price. You will not get back in time to catch an international flight. After checking into the Biltmore, guests are on their own for dinner.

Kitesurfing lessons are available at our Belize island

 

 

Second Half guests: After breakfast we take our private boat to Long Caye, arriving just in time for lunch. After getting settled into cabanas we complete the snorkel orientation.

Every week we spend time in our low tide pools finding sea urchins, starfish and other creatures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, Day 7

Full Week guests: After an early morning kitesurfing lesson we paddle outside the reef to snorkel at a unique channel-and-groove site. After lunch we take a low tide walk off the eastern shore to find a myriad of starfish, sea urchins, and octopus.

 

Related blog post: Island low tide walk

 

Second Half guests: We start with sea kayak orientation, see the description on Day 3. After lunch, all groups become one with the Glover’s and Adventure Week guides leading non-stop activities. Windsurfing, paddleboarding, rolling, and kayak surfing orientations are given for any guests who want them. 

 

 

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Kayak surfing Belize.

 

Friday, Day 8

Our final full day is always the best. Get in more diving, snorkeling, paddling, or shredding. Below is a photo of our favorite patch reef, "The Aquarium". This shallow reef is about one-half mile from our island, a fantastic short paddle. We spend about an hour exploring this underwater garden.

 

 

 

 

Related blog post: Belize and Mexico surf forecast

 

Paddleboarding Belize, right off our island shore.

 

Other options include a downwind paddleboard trip to Southwest Caye, night snorkeling, full-moon paddling, and beginners can learn kiteboarding basics on our new trainer kites. Our Belizean cooks prepare fantastic feasts for us, which we enjoy in between this wide array of activities. Please visit our Glover's Reef menu page.

 

Related blog post: Island moonlight

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loading our boat "Batfish" to return to Belize City.

 

 

Saturday, Day 9

Snorkel to “The Wall”, where the ocean floor drops from 40 to 2,600 feet in under a mile. After lunch we return to Belize City.

Our arrival time cannot be predicted since it depends on factors we cannot control. Therefore, guests should not make other plans for Saturday night, and our last night’s lodging is included in the trip price. You will not get back in time to catch an international flight. After checking into the Biltmore, guests are on their own for dinner.

Sunday, Day 10

Earliest day to fly home.

 

 

 

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Looking for an all inclusive trip to Belize? We specialize in sea kayaking trips and scuba diving trips in Belize, and this is our most open itinerary. You won't find a better spot for Belize kayaking trips anywhere in the country, this is the premier all inclusive sport resort in Belize. The actual day-by-day kayaking adventure will vary according the group's wishes and the weather. View a map of Belize to see a detailed map of Glover's Reef.

 

 

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