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Belize Adventure Week is our most active of our adventure toursOf all of our adventure travel tours, Belize Adventure Week is our most popular of our multi-sport tours in Belize. No other Belize multisport trip provides so much action! If you are searching for the cost for windsurfing in Belize, for example, consider that by choosing one of our multi-sport adventure packages, it is easy to stay within your budget, because everything is included.

 

Included/Not Included | Domestic Flight Reservations

Extending Your Stay on the Island | Note on Tipping

The Boat Ride | Combining This Trip With Our Other Packages

Belize Adventure Package Parameters

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Caves Branch River run, Belize


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Included

- 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)

- 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

Not Included

- Flights to and from Belize

- Flights to Dangriga, Belize on Day 1 - see Domestic Flight Reservations

- Taxis to airport at end of trip

- The last night's dinner in Belize City for both First Half and Full Week guests

- Alcoholic beverages in restaurants, and any alcohol except for 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) (see how to choose snorkeling gear)

- 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

 

Related blog post: Wetsuit or diveskin?

 

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Kayaking the Caves Branch River, Belize

Belize Adventure Package Parameters

Grade:
Participants should be able to perform two continuous hours of moderate exercise without becoming overly fatigued.

Age Limits:
Min.-10*; max.-70; no exceptions permitted to age limits (see * below)

Weight Limits:
Minimum weight: There is a 100 lb. limit for the Antelope Falls rappel; Bocawina Falls will be substituted. Kids under 18 doing Bocawina Falls must be accompanied by a parent.

Maximum weight: Sometimes prospective guests ask if we have boats that can hold a person of 240 lbs, for example. This is difficult to answer because it depends on the fitness of the individual. In general, persons over 200 lbs will not be able to do every sport we offer, unless they are young and very active already. Here are our best estimates for weight limits for each sport: river kayaks: 225 lbs; sea kayaks: 225 lbs; surf kayaks: 200 lbs; windsurfing: 225 lbs; fishing kayaks: 225 lbs; kitesurfing: 210 lbs, surfing: 200 lbs.

Height Limits
Our gear does not extend to accommodate every single height. We do have 2 sea kayaks for "tall" men, but they do not work for very tall people. We asked Sam Sturman, our tallest guest ever, to write about his experience on the island; here is his explanation of how our program works for very tall people:

"I attended the adventure island trip on February 8, 2013. It was an amazing week. What is unique about my experience is my height: 6’ 9” and weight 235 lbs. and a 36 inch inseam. I wasn’t able to fit into a sea kayak because you have to sit in the seat and then put your legs in and my legs wouldn’t fold up that much. I was able to use one of Slickrock's fishing kayaks and that worked fine for paddling and going off on snorkeling adventures. I wasn’t able to do surf kayaking because my legs were too long for the kayak and my bent knees interfered with my ability to paddle. I tried using a ‘Versa Board’ that looks much like a paddleboard, but I as unable to ride the waves. I did paddle out and watched the wave surfers. If you are over 6’ 4” you are going to have to understand that your height might be a factor in certain activities.

I went to the island to snorkel, paddleboard, and sea kayak and my expectations were met. In spite of the limitations of my height, the Adventure Island trip was one of the best experiences I have ever had. I plan on returning."
Sam Sturman, Moab, UT

Adventure Island at Glover's Reef, February 2013

Group Size:
Min.-4; max.-12

Minimum Trip Size:
All packages that include a jungle component have a minimum size of 4 participants. If you have a date you are seeking for this itinerary that is not offered, we may add this date for you if you have a group of 4 or more, please inquire.

Deposit:
$450/person, payment of deposit implies acceptance of our Reservations and Cancellations policy.

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*Children ages 10 and 11 may not be able to participate in all activities. It is at the discretion of the guide, based on safety reasons, to assess the child’s physical capabilities for each activity. If the guide decides that it is unsafe for the child to participate, a parent will either have to sit the activity out with the child, or hire a Belizean babysitter at a cost to the parent of $25 US/day. This assessment can only take place after the guide has met the child and also is weather-dependent (high water due to rain can drastically alter the difficulty level of our activities.)

Note on Tipping

Tips should reflect your satisfaction with crew performance and are not required. Tipping is often organized as a group tip (one guest collects the entire tip from all members of the group and presents it to the trip leader at the end of the trip). The trip leader then splits the tip between all staff members. Staff members include trip managers, drivers, guides, cooks, and island caretakers, however company owners are excluded from the tip. Tips may not be put on guest credit cards, cash is required as Belize is a cash-based society. The standard in the industry for each guest is 10-15% of the trip price.

 

Here is an example of the breakdown of how much cash one should bring for a family. You will likely bring most of it home, but we recommend you bring at least $2000 in US dollars for a family of 4. So that you can make adjustments as you see fit, here is how we arrived at this figure. It can be extremely difficult to get cash in Belize, you definitely want to bring it with you.

 

-Possible evacuation for medical emergency - $400

-Taxi to and from airport at beginning and end of trip - $60 total

-Rum and wine, if desired - $100

-Airport exit tax - $25 per person

-Dinner last night in Belize City - $20 per person

-Breakfast last morning in Belize - $10 per person

-Tips for staff at end of trip (standard amount is 10-15% of trip cost) $275 per person

-Presents for the poor people back home who didn't get to come with you - $100

Domestic Flight Reservations

Guests are responsible for thier own transportation to our Dangriga meeting. Contact the airline directly to reserve:

Tropic Air - tropicair.com, reservations@tropicair.com, 011-501-226-2012. Maya-Island Air - mayaislandair.com, info@mayaislandair.com, 011-501-223-1140.

 

Belize windsurfing, Glovers Reef

Extending Your Stay on the Island

No number of days is enough time on our island!

 

We do not offer individual days purchased separately. If you book two trips back-to-back (trips with overlapping overnight accommodations with Slickrock), you will receive an additional discount. Visit our Discount Travel Deals page for full information. These discounts are not available for those booking through an agent eligible for commissions, only for those booking directly, and also not available in addition to any other discount.

 

 

 

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Trip Combination
# of Nights
Days of Trip
Cost for Package, per person

Adventure Island at Glover's Reef Full Week + Adventure Island at Glover's Reef Full Week

Option 19 on Belize Travel Itineraries

16 Friday - second Saturday or Tuesday - second Wednesday $3995

Belize Adventure Week +

Adventure Island at Glover's Reef Full Week

Option 18 on Belize Travel Itineraries

15 Saturday - second Saturday $4440

Adventure Island at Glover's Reef Full Week + Adventure Island at Glover's Reef First Half

Option 17 on Belize Travel Itineraries

13 Friday - second Wednesday $3290

Adventure Island at Glover's Reef Full Week + Adventure Island at Glover's Reef Second Half

Option 16 on Belize Travel Itineraries

12 Tuesday - second Saturday $3055

Belize Adventure Week +

Adventure Island at Glover's Reef First Half

Option 15 on Belize Travel Itineraries

12 Saturday - second Wednesday $3735

Mopan River, near San Ignacio, Belize

Combining this trip with our other adventure travel tours

To see how it works to combine our packages with each other or with tours on your own to make one long, seamless multisport adventure package, visit our Sample Belize Itineraries page.

 

If you are arriving early and looking for recommendations for hotels in Belize, visit our Belize page.

 

Questions?

Send us an email: slickrock@slickrock.com or call 800-390-5715.

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Batfish, our boat that takes us out to Glover's Reef, Belize

The Boat Ride

The importance of this aspect of our operation cannot be over-emphasized. We own our boat and take care of the maintenance and repair. There is no additional charge for this ride, it's part of the all-inclusive package.

 

Long Caye is 65 miles from Belize City and the run takes about 3 hours; 45 minutes of this ride is an open-sea crossing between the barrier reef and the atoll. View our map of Belize, Central America to see our route; we cross the Barrier Reef at Tobacco Caye.

 

It is common to experience large swells and spray over this stretch. We hire professional captains who excel in all conditions, and we are confident in the safety of our passengers. Yet some guests, while safe, may feel concerned if they are not accustomed to traveling on the open sea, and those susceptible to seasickness should take precautions. Be assured that we do monitor the weather, and we will cancel the boat trip if conditions are deemed dangerous. When this happens, (and it does) we provide other activities.


Our 41’ boat has 3 engines and is covered for protection in any kind of weather. If you arrive late or have to leave early you will have to charter your own boat. The most affordable boats are 25-28’ in length and cost about $700 (June 2016 price) for a one-way trip between Long Caye and Dangriga, Belize.Contact us with questions about what water sports gear to bring

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