BOAT RIDE TO ISLAND – MOVE INTO CABANAS – SNORKEL ORIENTATION
After breakfast at the hotel we walk two blocks to our dock (luggage is driven). The boat leaves around 8 or 9 a.m., arriving at the island just before lunch. It takes 3 – 3.5 hours to get to Long Caye (65 miles), crossing the Belize Barrier Reef just south of Tobacco Caye. For more about our Glovers transport, please see this page.
Once on the island we begin with an complete tour of our facility. Lunch is waiting for us, and afterwards you settle into your very own Belize cabana on the water. By 1:30 or 2:00 we are meeting for our first sport orientation: snorkeling! Everyone participates in this session, as well as the sea kayak orientation the next morning. These sessions are only offered once.
We start with a review of your gear and snorkel safety specific to our area (guests are responsible for providing their own snorkel gear, for our recommendations see our Belize packing list. We then break into smaller groups, each with their own guide, and swim to our closest snorkel spot for your first snorkel at Glover’s Reef.
From now on everyone can snorkel as much as they like, as long as you run your snorkel plan by us and have a buddy to join you. Group snorkel excursions are scheduled throughout the week, usually daily. Visit our Belize snorkeling page for more underwater images and a list of creatures we often see. We also have a map of sites for Belize snorkeling from shore which will show you how many snorkeling options we have close to the island.
Related Blog Post: Snorkeling is even stupendous right under our dock!