Belize Vacation Articles

Our Belize adventure tours have appeared in many articles throughout the years

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Our Water Sports Center at Long Caye, Glover’s Reef (actually, that’s our composting toilet) was featured on the cover of Outside Magazine’s December 1998 issue!

(We are fairly certain this is the only bathroom ever to grace the cover of Outside!)

Men’s Health, 50 Guy Trips That Will Change Your Life
August 2010

“Travel should transform. Our purpose is to squeeze the maximum amount of joy, hilarity, challenge, and accomplishment out of our alotted time. What better way to do that than to travel to places that won’t just be a change of scene, but rather, can provoke a change in you? We accumulated 50 such transformative travel experiences. maybe it’s time to get lost, and find yourself.”

Boston Globe, Finding Your Limits: Good Sports Taken to Extremes on a Caribbean Cay
April 22, 2007

“Such are the nuances of adventuring on the edge, metaphorically and literally, on a private island that sits on a flank of the continental shelf. There are release forms to sign and mandatory safety sessions to attend. But the bottom line at Slickrock is delightfully old-fashioned. You are responsible for your own actions. The rewards can be the stuff of dreams.”

National Geographic Adventure, Wild Islands! Where to Get Lost
February 2007

“Somewhere out there is a little slice of paradise with your name written in the sand. Whether you want to kiteboard across an archipelago or dive off a luxe live-aboard, these ten island base camps–from Bora-Bora to the British Virgin Islands–will satisfy the explorer and escapist in you. No time to overland it to your place in the sun? Slickrock’s Adventure Island on Glover’s Reef Atoll is just two hours by boat from Belize City.”

US Airways, Belize Unplugged
October 2006

“We slow down as the island comes into focus. Conversations stop, iPods turn off, and we all stick our heads out the windows to get a better look. ‘It doesn’t seem real,’ someone whispers. While many private islands make a lot of noise about forgetting the outside world, this one means it.”

Paddler, Pampered Paddling: Where to Get Coddled in Your Kayak
July/August 2006

“The next day we sample the Mopan River’s Class III rapids before traveling to Long Caye on Glover’s Reef, one of only four coral atolls in the western hemisphere. The island is the exclusive domain of Slickrock, and it’s a kayaker’s dream. A thatched roof shelters a fleet of sea kayaks and surf boats, and the island provides perfect opportunities for both, not to mention world-class fishing, snorkeling, scuba and wind-surfing. The sheltered lagoon stretches for miles to the east and north, while the windward shore sports an active surf break.”

Deseret News, Belize: World-class diving attracts adventurers, but that’s not all there is to do
June 25, 2006

“When you walk into the cabana you see two narrow beds, a plank floor and a ceiling made of palms. The windows have shutters — but no glass or screens. Your first impression is “Scout Camp.” But by the next day you are thinking “Heaven.” You’ve realized why people come to Belize. They come here so they can fall asleep to the sound of waves and wake up to the sun shining pink on the mangrove trees.”

National Geographic Traveler, Unplugged Islands
May/June, 2005

“I settle into a daily routine centered around the natural world. During the new moon, a hatch of baby sea turtles erupts from the sand, struggling frantically to get to the ocean. We put them in buckets and release them beyond the surf. One morning, as I sit on my porch sipping coffee, I spot an osprey diving for its breakfast. Then I see porpoises leap from the water in a synchronized dance. As the tides go out, I watch crabs and octopuses crawl through tidal pools. I can sit all morning and think of nothing in particular, no schedules, no plans for the day. I just stare. The longer I’m here, the more I surrender to this timeless existence.”

New York Times, Far From the Bubblin’ Crowd
October 31, 2004

“Experienced divers exploring such popular Caribbean spots as Little Cayman’s Bloody Bay Wall or the Wreck of the Rhone in the British Virgin Islands have become well acquainted with the telltale sign of underwater traffic jams: circles of dive boats moored at the busiest destinations. Avoiding the crowds may require making an extra plane connection, but the compensations for the added travel are less crowded, more tranquil wonders above and below water. Here are four somewhat off-the-beaten-track destinations that should guarantee more fish life than fellow divers.”

Outside, The Sporty 40, Classic Destinations in Mexico and Central America
2004 Annual

“At Slickrock, sea kayaking instruction is comprehensive but painless: No one’s barking orders, and by the second morning you can brave swells on the south side of the island or paddle straight out from the north side and into an 82-square-mile lagoon, inside Glover’s Reef.”

Newsweek, Travel/Belize
March 3, 2003

“Scuba divers have flocked to Belize—the English-speaking paradise between Guatemala and Mexico—ever since Jacques Cousteau explored the massive barrier reef and legendary Blue Hole. But landlubbers will also find plenty of earthly delights.”

National Geographic Adventure, The World’s 25 Greatest Adventures–And How to Do Them Now
February, 2003

“Maybe given a thousand lifetimes you could do it all…— all without sweating your schedule. But odds are, you don’t have a thousand lifetimes. Odds are, you have just a few weeks a year. Which is all the more reason to make sure you don’t miss the planet’s greatest experiences. And why, in the current climate of unrest and uncertainty, it’s more important than ever to be selective…. And that means playing it smart—especially in choosing a destination and finding an outfitter with local savvy. Here are 25 classic trips that are right for today, along with the outfitters who can get you there and back safely—in one lifetime or less.”

Islands, Where the Adventures Are
November 2001

“By now surely all island-lovers have heard of Ambergris Cay and Cay Caulker, off Belize’s barrier reef, the world’s second largest. But still farther east of the reef lie three atolls covering nearly 400 square miles of ocean; of those Glover Reef is the most distant…, the biologically richest site in the Caribbean.”

National Geographic Adventure, Island in the Rough
February 2001

“A primitive resort in Belize’s remotest atoll: proof that good thing happen when river guides run paradise.”

Newsweek, Doing It All on Vacation
September 4, 2000

“According to the Adventure Traveling Society statistics, active vacations have been increasing for decades and now multisports account for up to 14 percent of specialized adventure trips. Why would anybody want to cram so many sports into a single vacation? Many travelers are simply put off by the thought of spending a full week riding a bike, hiking a mountain or-God forbid-lying on a beach. ‘They want a little bit of everything, rather than just one week one sport,’ says Debbie Shroeder, a travel agent specializing in adventure trips. ‘People don’t want to feel they’ll get bored.’ “

Canoe & Kayak, Adventure In Belize A TO Z
August 2000

“With 10 guest cabins, a half-dozen tent palapas, solar showers, a composting toilet, three dozen sea kayaks, a bunch of sailboards and surf kayaks, a dive shop, and a freezer permanently loaded with Fanta sodas and Belikin beers, Erdman’s camp truly is about as close to paradise as the active leisure seeker can get.”

Windsurfing, AKA Belize, Island Off the Path
July 2000

“Anyone can go to a place like Maui or Aruba, where the conditions are always perfect, but traveling to a place with an unknown breeze is like investing in amazon.com rather than IBM. If you go to Aruba and the wind doesn’t blow, you’re bummed. You go to Belize and it blows; you’re stoked. And guess what; it blows there. Amazon just tripled!”

Paddler, 12 Top Jungle Rivers
January/February 1999

“When a team of British army adventurers first ran Belize’s Macal River in the early 1980s, little did they know that — despite the many Class VI portages — they had stumbled on a run destined to be a jungle classic.”

Continental, Paradise Found, Desert-Island Fantasy Comes True off the Coast of Belize
February 1998

“We were seeking the most enduring of travelers’ fantasies, the deserted tropical island in the middle of nowhere — a place to be a castaway, to sleep in a hammock under the stars and the palm trees, to eat fish you catch yourself, to drink coconut milk from the husk, perhaps to find romance.”

Outside, And After Your Vacation, Take a Vacation
September 1997

“Despite its name — Belize Adventure Week — Slickrock Adventures Inc.’s nine-day tour of this gorgeous little nation blithely involves as much hedonism as heroism. For four days, you’re expected to crisscross Belize on ‘every form of transportation imaginable.’

Islands, Belize: Kayaking the Cays
December 1991

“Coral gardens encircle the island, and at one point I find myself drifting over fan corals that wave back and forth in the current like a crowd watching a tennis match. A few minutes later I see a large conch shell on the bottom in about 20 feet of water, a faint trail in the sand behind it.”

[photo credit at top of page: Carol Cashion]

Our Belize island was featured on the cover of Outside magazine!