Adventure Sports Equipment

The quality of your experience rests on quality equipment

Our Adventure Island water sports center is based out of our private island at Glover’s Reef, one of the world’s best snorkeling destinations. We have the only surf center in Belize, the only Vela kitesurf school in the country, as well as fantastic sea kayaking, diving, windsurfing, kayak surfing, kayak fishing, and paddleboarding!

We also have a full inland sport program. Belize Adventure Week is one of our most popular vacations, Belize’s premier sport activity holiday. The half-week jungle itinerary includes whitewater kayaking on the Mopan River, underground kayaking through the Caves Branch river, ziplining on the longest zipline in Central America, waterfall rappelling, and an exploration of Xunantunich Mayan ruin

Sea kayaking and kiteboarding at the same location!

We have all the best toys
Peter McDermott

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. This is a safety issue, and your well-being is our number one priority. Attendance at the orientation in Belize City on the evening of Day 1 is also required, as there is not enough time to repeat everything multiple times. The first night is the perfect time to get a lot of information imparted as we are all just waiting for the activities to begin the next day.

Guests with extensive experience in a particular sport may receive a special, abbreviated orientation so they can get started earlier, but this is not always possible for every sport. 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. Guides are responsible for everyone and can’t guide more than one thing at a time.

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.

[photo credit at top of page: Gordon Roth]

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“The trip was fabulous. The guides were knowledgeable, helpful, friendly, fun and patient. The equipment was top-notch. The setting was gorgeous. We enjoyed all the varied activities available. It was great as a family of 6 with various ages and interests to be able to do some things together but also to split up and enjoy activities independently, but still be close by. And our lead guide MJ was amazing. I am sure we are not the first people to wax poetic about him, but he really did a phenomenal job. I was very impressed with his ability to make people of all ages and skill levels feel comfortable. He was fantastic with all my kids – ages 7 to 16. He never seemed hurried or harried, took everything in stride and seemed to really enjoy himself. My entire family thought he was instrumental in making the trip the success that it was. ”

Paula Pessner, Seattle, WA

Adventure Island at Glover's Reef, December 2014

Belize Watersport Equipment

 

Island Sports Equipment

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

  • 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:

  • Amaruk by Necky

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

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
  • 10′ 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 L and 180 L by JP Funster
  • 150 L and 170 L Go by Starboard
  • 133 L Starboard
  • 105 L Flow 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

Advanced sails, all by Neil Pryde:

  • 2016 Alpha 5.8
  • 2016 Firefly 4.1, 4.5, and 4.9
  • 2016 Zone 5.0
  • 2015 Fusion 6.1
  • 2015 Hellcat 6.2 and 7.2
  • 2015 Fusion 6.7

Kid’s Windsurf Gear:

  • Board and 1.5, and 1.8 sails by Ezzy

Windsurf Dry Land Trainer

Kitesurf Kites:

  • 2 meter trainers by Ocean Rodeo 2015
  • 4, 7, 9, 12, 14, 15 meter kites by Cabrinha 2015-2016

Kiteboards:

Surf (directional) by Cabrinha:

  • 2010 5’ 7” S-Quad
  • 2010 6’ 3” Thruster

Twin tips, by Cabrinha:

  • 2010 130x40, Caliber
  • 2011 136, 144 Prodigy
  • 2012 135, 145 Rival
  • 2014 165 Spectrum
  • 2016 141 Tronic
  • 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

Our kayak beach at Glover's Reef
Keith Fialcowitz

Let's go get some bonefish!
Cully Erdman

Surf ski, Long Caye in the background
Susan Mack

Surf board quiver
Cully Erdman

Surf board quiver
Cully Erdman

Paddle to Middle Caye on our SUP Cruisers
Meg Griffiths

Sea kayaks at Glover's Reef, Belize
Adam Burgraff

Kiteboarding Long Caye, Belize
Lucy Wallingford

Surf kayaking right off of our shore
Lucy Wallingford

Kite instructor inflating a kite for a lesson
Cully Erdman

Jungle Sports Equipment

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

Whitewater on the Mopan River in Belize
Henry Georgi