Related blog post: Adventure Island at Glover’s Reef, Belize
PICTURE YOURSELF ON A PRIVATE ISLAND, lost in the Caribbean and forgotten by the world. No modern conveniences, no schedules, no problems. It sounds like a fantasy, but you can experience it yourself on Long Caye at Glover’s Reef, our adventure island retreat in Belize.
Each day we introduce a new sport. We begin by paddling to magical snorkeling spots. Another day finds us in surf kayaks shredding the waves just off our shore, or scuba diving the underwater “Wall”. At night we enjoy home-cooked meals featuring Belizean seafood.
Slickrock spares no effort to ensure that our tour is the best adventure sports trip in the entire Caribbean. In addition to the luxury of a secluded, private island, our gear is top-notch: we have surfboards, a fleet of 40+ sea kayaks, fishing and surf kayaks, paddleboards, and windsurfing gear for all ability levels. Our kitesurf school offers professional instruction and diving is also available just down the beach for certified divers and beginners.
Belize is famous for its reefs, and Glover’s Reef is considered the most pristine in the country. The atoll has been designated a National Marine Reserve and UNESCO World Heritage Site to protect it for future generations. Our Water Sports Center on Long Caye sits amidst this paradise, offering a backdrop few locations can match. We are the only adventure operation in Belize with a private island!
Our guides are among the most experienced professionals in the business. Our facilities are rustic, private, and comfortable; featuring thatch-roofed cabanas perched right on shore. We have a rainwater collection system for drinking water, unlimited showers pumped by the sun (air temperature), and ecologically-friendly composting toilets. Our menu consistently receives rave reviews, and cold beer and soda are included in the trip price. Our boat leaves right out of Belize City for our guests’ convenience.
Let us help you plan additional days, we are always happy to provide advice. We have specialized in adventure travel since 1977, and we first offered adventure tours in Belize in 1986.
Another beautiful day on Long Caye
"This is the best trip my husband and I have ever been on. The information received prior to the trip described exactly what to except and there were absolutely no surprises….Good job on the write up of all the activities and preparation to take for the trip. We loved the beauty of the island and the comfortable atmosphere. But what I found to be extraordinary were the 14 other guests on the island with us. The combination of all three made the trip unforgettable."
Adventure Island at Glover’s Reef, February 2012
Related blog post: Belize Adventure Week
Our most popular vacations are our all inclusive active trips to Belize: Looking for a trip to Belize that's all inclusive?
EXPLORE BELIZE BY PADDLE, SAIL, SURFBOARD, AND MORE! Belize Adventure Week -- our ever-popular, action-packed tour -- explores this fascinating country using a multi-sport format. Our trend-setting itinerary is the culmination of twenty- seven years of our Belize discovery. This trip packs fifteen sports into eight days!
You begin your adventure in western Belize where we kayak a whitewater river, hike on jungle trails, go waterfall rappelling and zipling in Bocawina National Park, explore the Mayan ruins of Xunantunich, and descend an underground river by hardshell kayak, finding our way with headlamps.
Mid-week we travel far out to sea to Slickrock’s exclusive Water Sport Center on Long Caye at Glover’s Reef, an underwater national park. Here we base from our private island, surrounded by coral reefs and the aqua-blue Caribbean Sea. We use sea kayaks to access snorkeling sites and other islands in the atoll. We also have top-notch surf kayaks, surf boards, and paddleboards to take advantage of our private wave, fully-outfitted fishing kayaks, and complete windsurfing rigs for all levels. World-class kitesurfing and scuba diving lessons are available just down the beach for both certified divers and beginners. Our island is also the perfect location for sport fishing, so bring your gear if you want to try out this fabulous fishing spot.
Our eco-resort is powered by the sun and wind, and your cabanas are perched right on the shore directly above the surf. Our huge open-air dining hall is the center of island life, where you enjoy cold drinks and home-cooked meals. Our composting toilets and showers pumped by the sun complete our eco-friendly set-up. Long Caye offers a backdrop few locations can match. We are the only adventure tour operator in Belize with a private island!
Inland our lodging is in a beach lodge and a wonderful jungle lodge, and their meals include a wide variety of foods, including fresh seafood, tropical fruit salads, and fresh baked breads. Cold beverages (beer and soda) during the activities is included in the trip price.
This trip is designed for those looking for an active vacation, and although no experience is required, some guests may find the activities strenuous (particularly the hike to the waterfall rappel and the portage on the Caves Branch River). People who are in good physical shape and have a good attitude will do fine. Hundreds of our guests have commented that this is the best vacation they have ever taken!
See the Adventure Island at Glover’s Reef page for more on our island activities.
Paddleboarding off Long Caye
"I liked day one in the jungle best – hike to caves and ride on top kayaks on Mopan River. It was a great combination of learning the history of the caves and the thrill of kayaking on the river in this amazing and beautiful setting.
On the Island, I really loved the opportunity to make a choice about my activity each morning after breakfast and then after lunch. Then the staff would look at the numbers and assign the number of staff needed to supervise/support. The flexibility was phenomenal."
Chris Richards, Millet, AB
Belize Adventure Week, February 2012