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Adventure Island at Glover's Reef Itinerary: Full Week Fri - Sat, $2250 per person
Friday, Day 1: Meet us at the Belize Biltmore Plaza Hotel for 5:30 p.m. orientation, dinner, and lodging. Our guide will wait for everyone before starting the orientation.
Saturday, Day 2: After group breakfast walk to our private dock two blocks away. From here we travel two-and-a-half hours by boat to Long Caye (65 miles), crossing the Barrier Reef south of Tobacco Caye. After lunch, move into your cabana, explore the island, and snorkel right off our shore after the orientation.
Sunday, Day 3: Our sea kayak orientation is this morning: we cover paddle strokes, entering and exiting the kayak, 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. Certified divers may also begin diving.
Monday, Day 4: The first Discover Scuba/Resort course is often offered this morning for beginning divers. Others enjoy a morning paddle. Both windsurfing and kayak surfing orientations 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, and our surf boards provide great action for experienced board surfers.
Tuesday, Day 5: Paddle (or wind permitting, kite sail) five miles round-trip to Middle Caye to tour the Marine Research Center, base for visiting marine biologists. You may also choose “island time” and stay on the island. You can sea kayak, snorkel, dive, surf kayak, windsurf, surf, or just relax.
Wednesday, Day 6: Begin with a kayak rolling lesson followed by a snorkel around the island. Later in the day we continue to dive or to experience sport fishing. We also offer one-on-one paddle stroke clinics, or kayaking to The Channel to snorkel.
Thursday, Day 7: After an early morning surf session or early morning dive 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. “Hammock surfing” is another extremely popular activity. Dives are offered 3 times this afternoon and evening.
Friday, Day 8: Our final full day is always the best. Get in more diving, snorkeling, or shredding. Other options include paddling 12 miles round-trip to Southwest Caye, night snorkeling, reading from our island library, and full-moon paddling. Our Belizean cooks prepare fantastic feasts for us, which we enjoy in between this wide array of activities.
Saturday, Day 9: One final dive or snorkel to “The Wall”, where the ocean floor drops from 40 to 2,600 feet in under 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. After checking into the Biltmore, guests are on their own for dinner.
Sunday, Day 10: Earliest day to fly home, or continue to other spots in Belize for the rest of your trip.
Photo by Keith Fialcowitz
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