Adventure Island Belize – Full Week
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.
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.
No Experience Needed
This trip is designed for those looking for an active vacation, although no experience is required. Each sport is introduced, taught, and guided by expert guides, and each sport is suitable for a complete beginner in good shape. People who are in decent physical shape and have a good attitude will do fine. Hundreds of our guests have commented that this is the best vacation of their lives. Come see for yourself why our guests return year after year!
[photo credit at top of page: Keith Fialcowitz]
PRIVATE ISLAND ADVENTURE OVERVIEW
Adventure Island Full Week
TRIP LENGTH: 9 nights (first and last in Belize City, 7 on the island)
PER PERSON: $2350 US (2017-2018 rates)
DAYS OF WEEK: Fri – Sun or Tue – Thu
SEASON: December – April
DEPOSIT: $450 per person
GROUP SIZE: Minimum 4, Maximum 24
Fri – Sat (Sun earliest departure) or Tue – Wed (Thur earliest departure)
2018: Apr. 10*, 13*, 17*, 20*, 24*
Dec. 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 28
2019: Jan. 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29
Feb. 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26
Mar. 3, 5, 8, 12, 15, 22, 29
Apr. 4*, 9*, 12*, 16*, 19*, 23*, 26*, 30*
*Kitesurfing not offered on this date
We are closed May – November due to rainy season, followed by hurricane season.
Age Limits: Min. 3; max. 80
Diving Age Limits: Min. 8
If you wish to bring children under the age of 3 on the Adventure Island at Glover’s Reef, this may be arranged by both talking to our office beforehand, and by hiring a babysitter, read more about that option below. Please note: we require that all kids visiting the island are already potty-trained.
If you are over 80 and wish to join us on the island, please contact our office to discuss.
MEETS: Belize Biltmore Plaza Hotel, Belize City
HOW TO GET THERE: 15 minute cab ride from Belize International Airport (approximately $30 US).
Guests are responsible for their own transportation to the Biltmore. There is no need to arrange a pick-up in advance, cabs are waiting when flights land.
SCHEDULE FOR ARRIVAL: We meet at 5:30 pm on Day 1 of your trip. Your international flight should land in Belize City no later than 4:00 pm to ensure you will be able to arrive in time for our trip meeting at 5:30. If you are late and arrive the next day, you will have to charter your own boat to the island.
Participants should be able to perform one hour of exercise without becoming fatigued.
If you have questions about a particular activity and whether it will be appropriate for you, please give us a call.
We do not offer individual days purchased separately, additional time on the island is booked in half-week increments. If you book more than 7 nights on the island, you will receive an additional discount. Visit our extended stay deals page.
ALL-INCLUSIVE PACKAGE OVERVIEW
- Accommodations listed in itinerary (booked double occupancy if possible); includes all bedding
- All transport and meals in itinerary
- Cold beer, soda, juice, and water (other alcoholic beverages are available in Belize City)
- Guides and support staff
- All kayaks, windsurfers, boards, and accessories
- Sports instruction & guided activities (except as listed below), including beginning kitesurfing
- 3-8 staff, depends on group size
- Park entrance fees and fishing licenses
- Sales and hotel taxes, all other fees associated with travel package
- Slickrock T-shirt
- Flights to and from Belize
- Taxis to and from Belize International airport
- The last night’s dinner back in Belize City
- Alcoholic beverages in restaurants, and all alcohol except beer
- Any services not listed in itinerary
- Fees and equipment for scuba diving or scuba courses
- Fees for advanced kitesurfing (not available in April)
- Snorkeling gear (mask, fins, snorkel, booties, wetsuit or diveskin, rashguard)
- Fishing gear (we provide fishing kayaks)
- Tips for staff (see Note on Tipping)
- Any extra expenses due to late arrivals or delays
- Belize int’l departure tax: approx. $40
Free Belize Map
Outdoor Trips for Active People
(7 full days):
- We use sea kayaks and paddleboards to access nearby snorkel spots and other islands in the atoll
- We also have surf kayaks and surf boards for our private wave
- Our fishing kayaks allow you to anchor near our shore, or you can just wade in to fish
- We have complete windsurfing rigs for all levels, and a land trainer on the beach to teach the basics
- You can learn to kitesurf at our kitesurf center, and boards are available for those who are already proficient
- Belize dive lessons and certified dives are at an additional cost.
Long Caye at Glover’s Reef
We first moved from Placencia, Belize out to Glover’s Reef Atoll in 1992. Our kayak adventure out of Placencia was run like a river trip, kayaking from island to island, camping out, and cooking over an open fire. We wanted a little more permanence on the island, but our goal was to create a facility that feels non-developed. Obviously when you build a building, that is development. But we created a resort that is just where we would want to go on vacation … five star camping!
On Long Caye, development means sixteen cabanas, a well-stocked kitchen, solar-powered water pumps, a composting toilet, a hammock palapa, a dock just for watching the surfers as well as the sunrise, three dozen sea kayaks, a bunch of sailboards, surf boards, and surf kayaks, a kitesurf center, and a dive shop (the only thing not owned by Slickrock).
There is no air conditioning, maid service, wifi or cell phone service, and no flush toilets (since we are an eco-resort, we flush nothing into the sea.) But there is a fridge permanently loaded with Fantas and Belikin beer, and your cabana sits just feet from the Caribbean Sea. It’s the best in adventure travel — right down to the fabulous Belizean guides who teach you to surf all day and then sit down with you for dinner.
Depending on your past experience, our island facility is either the most comfortable camp or the most rustic resort you have encountered. We maintain the island in as natural a state as possible, and there is no standard electricity or plumbing. Think Swiss Family Robinson, or Gilligan’s Island. Every cabana is right on the shore and the tropical breezes keep the temperature well below what they register on the mainland.
Each cabana has single or double beds, a solar-powered light, and a porch with hammocks and lounge chairs (see the island accommodations page for more photos and information).
Our dining hall features solar and wind-powered lights and music, propane stoves and solar-powered refrigerators to chill our water, beer, soda, and wine… as well as our extensive library.
We drink filtered rainwater, and we bathe with well water pumped by the sun (not heated, the showers are about 75 degrees). Composting toilets complete this ecologically friendly set-up. Our spacious island (13.5 acres) and idyllic facilities ensure your comfort without compromising the adventure of living on an undeveloped and uncrowded island. Best of all, there is a hammock waiting for you under the palms. See our island facilities page for more detail.
Every Adventure Island experience includes a Digital Detox. No phone calls or Facebook! Wake to the sounds of nature. You will experience a wonderful thing: Island Time.
Visit our private island page for more photos and maps of the island.
Belize Biltmore Plaza Hotel
The Belize Biltmore Plaza Hotel is where we stay the first and last night of the trip. We meet there late in the afternoon on Day 1, so that we are right by our dock to go out to the island the first thing the next morning. At the end of the trip, we don’t get off of the island in time to catch an international flight, so we stay there again. Both the first and last night are included in the trip price.
The Biltmore is a full-service hotel located in the suburbs of Belize City, on the international airport side of the city outskirts. The Biltmore has a business center, beautifully landscaped courtyard, swimming pool, restaurant, bar, gym, gift shop, tour desk, and internet cafe. It’s perfect for guests who arrive early, stay late, or who have just a few extra hours in the city.