Kayak vacation packages have grown in popularity since our simple beginnings in 1986, when we were the first Belize sea kayaking outfitter. The environment is perfect for these small, individual craft, whether it is for a self-supported, extended sea kayak trip or for day excursions out of a private island. The tides in Belize are small, and there are few currents to speak of, so Belize is a great place to learn sea kayaking.
Sea Kayaking is Part of the Kayak Travel Package
Sea kayaking Belize at our private island 35 miles off the coast is not available without purchasing one of our Belize vacation packages. Our island is located far out to sea, which is one of the reasons it is such a fabulous place; we experience none of the crowding found in other parts of Belize. There is no way to visit our island only for the day, a 5-night package (3 nights on the island) is our minimum as our private boat charter only goes to and from the island two days a week. Packages include hotels and meals in Belize City before and after the trip, transport to and from the island, accommodations and meals on the island, soda and beer on the island, and windsurf and other sports gear and instruction. We specialize in Belize multisport trips; we aren’t just a kayak resort! For a complete summary of all the sea sports we offer, visit our adventure sports page.
Each sport has a mandatory orientation session where we introduce our gear to you. Once you have had the orientation session, you are free to use the gear anytime you like, as long as you have a buddy. The buddy system is different for each sport, and that’s explained during the orientation. For example, a buddy while sea kayaking is someone kayaking with you, but in a separate boat, but a buddy while windsurfing is a person on shore paying attention to your location and notifying us if you need assistance. During scheduled activities, guides are on hand monitoring your progress and a buddy may not be necessary, since the guide is effectively your buddy.
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Island Kayaking Adventures
The shallow waters inside the Belize Barrier Reef are usually quiet and contain no strong tidal currents, and the swells of the open sea are stopped by the long reef offshore. The remote, offshore atolls also have excellent kayaking opportunities. The atolls of Belize: Glovers Reef, Lighthouse Reef, and Turneffe Islands. All Belizean waters are clear and warm (80 degrees), just like the rest of the surrounding Caribbean Sea.
To learn more about Belize’s premier sea kayak vacation, visit our Adventure Island at Glover’s Reef Full Week page.
For Your Kayak Adventure – Be Sure You Have Access to Good Gear
When signing up for a guided sea kayak trip, make sure the company you select has a choice of kayaks for all body types. Ideally you will be able to choose between singles and doubles, decked boats and sit-on-tops, boats for advanced kayakers and stable boats for beginners, and kayaks for small women and children, and also boats for tall men.
Safety is all important, be sure that any kayak you use includes instruction, warnings about local tides, currents, and spots to avoid, as well as lifejackets, kayak flotation, bulkheads, bilge pumps, and sprayskirts.
At right you will see Slickrock’s single, decked boats. In addition to this we have doubles and sit-on-tops as well. Starting at the top of the image:
Sea Lion by Perception, Sealution II XL by Wilderness Systems, Magellan by Dagger, Spartan by Atlantis, Shadow by Perception, Eclipse by Perception, Eskia by Necky, Looksha IV by Necky, Elaho by Necky.
To see a complete list of gear that Slickrock Adventures provides on Long Caye, visit our island sports equipment page.