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This is our most open itinerary. The following description of a typical sea kayak trip will vary according to the group's wishes and the weather.
[For those doing the Full Week trip but starting Tuesday, simply substitute Tuesday for Day 1, Wednesday for Day 2, etc.] Arrive at Belize International Airport. Taxi to the Belize Biltmore Plaza Hotel for 5:30 p.m. orientation, dinner, and lodging. Our guide will wait for everyone before starting the orientation, and attendance this evening is required. If arriving a day or more early, consult our Belize page for Belize City hotels and activities or our Other Things to Do in Belize page for multi-day excursions in other parts of the country. View from the Swing Bridge in downtown Belize City is at left.
After a group breakfast we walk to our private dock two blocks from the hotel. From here we travel 3 hours to Long Caye (65 miles), crossing the Belize Barrier Reef south of Tobacco Caye. To read more about our private boat, please visit the Glover's Reef Additional Information page. At right, dolphins seen on our way out to the atoll.
Arriving on the island, we unload the boat together and begin our tour of your new home for the week! Lunch is waiting for us, and after you move into your cabana. After settling in we meet for snorkel orientation, and then snorkel right off shore. From now on everyone can snorkel as much as they like, as long as they have a buddy to join them. Group snorkel excursions are also scheduled throughout the week. Visit our snorkeling page for more underwater images and a list of creatures we often see. You can also find a map of our Belize snorkeling sites on the same page.
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This morning we conduct the Belize sea kayak orientation, which starts off as an introduction on the beach, followed by a practice session in the water. Our expert guides cover paddle strokes, entering and exiting the kayak while in the water, and rescue techniques. After lunch, one guide takes a group paddling to a nearby patch reef to snorkel from the kayaks, while another guide offers windsurfing instruction.
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Certified divers may also begin diving, and fishermen can fish anytime. In fact, we pay for your fishing license so you can begin fishing right away. At left you can see our fishing kayaks, we have the only fishing kayak fleet in the country of Belize!
Scuba diving classes! The first Discover Scuba/Resort course is offered this morning for beginning divers. This course allows non-divers to learn to scuba dive and continue to dive for the remainder of the week. Others enjoy a morning paddle. Both windsurfing lessons and the kayak surfing orientation are offered in the afternoon. You may join one or both, then continue to practice these sports with or without a guide for the rest of the week. We have a near-constant breeze and a perfect set of waves breaking just off our shore. Our surf boards provide great action for experienced board surfers.
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Looking for a family adventure vacation? Kids love our island.
Paddle five miles round-trip to Middle Caye to tour the Marine Research Center, base for visiting marine biologists. You may also choose to stay on the island. With a buddy you can sea kayak, snorkel, surf kayak, windsurf, surf, or just relax. Kite boarders can also use the equipment they brought with them at any time, or take kitesurfing lessons at our new kitesurf school.
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On Tuesday Second Half guests fly to Belize City and taxi to the Belize Biltmore Plaza Hotel for a 5:30 p.m. orientation, dinner, and lodging. These guests are meeting our Belize Adventure Week guide and group on Day 4 of their trip. Our guide will wait for everyone before starting the orientation, and attendance this evening is required.
Full Week and First Half guests: Begin with a kayak rolling lesson followed by a snorkel around the island. In the afternoon Full Week guests practice their windsurfing, try their hand at sport fishing or paddleboarding. One of our guides also leads a paddle/snorkel excursion to "The Channel" snorkel spot.
First Half guests depart just after lunch, arriving in Belize City by 3 - 5 p.m. Our arrival time cannot be predicted since it depends on factors we cannot control. Therefore, guests should not make other plans for Wednesday night, and our last night’s lodging is included in the trip price. You will not get back in time to catch an international flight. After checking into the Biltmore, guests are on their own for dinner.
Second Half guests: After breakfast we take our private boat to Long Caye, arriving just in time for lunch. After getting settled into cabanas we complete the snorkel orientation.
Full Week guests: After an early morning kitesurfing lesson we paddle outside the reef to snorkel at a unique channel-and-groove site. After lunch we take a low tide walk off the eastern shore to find a myriad of starfish, sea urchins, and octopus.
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Second Half guests: We start with sea kayak orientation, see the description on Day 3. After lunch, all groups become one with the Glover’s and Adventure Week guides leading non-stop activities. Windsurfing, paddleboarding, rolling, and kayak surfing orientations are given for any guests who want them.
Our final full day is always the best. Get in more diving, snorkeling, paddling, or surfing. Other options include a downwind paddleboard trip to Southwest Caye, night snorkeling, full-moon paddling, and beginners can learn kiteboarding basics on our trainer kites. Our Belizean cooks prepare fantastic feasts for us, which we enjoy in between this wide array of activities. Please visit our Glover's Reef menu page.
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Snorkel to “The Wall”, where the ocean floor drops from 40 to 2,600 feet in less than a mile. After lunch we return to Belize City.
Our arrival time cannot be predicted since it depends on factors we cannot control. Therefore, guests should not make other plans for Saturday night, and our last night’s lodging is included in the trip price. You will not get back in time to catch an international flight. After checking into the Biltmore, guests are on their own for dinner.
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