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The tides in Belize are small, and there are few currents to speak of, so Belize is a great place to learn kayaking.
Belize kayaking trips have grown in popularity since our simple beginnings in 1986, when we were the first sea kayak outfitter in the county. The environment is perfect for these small, individual craft, whether it is for a self-supported, extended sea kayak trip or for day excursions out of a private island.
The shallow waters inside the Belize Barrier Reef are usually quiet and contain no strong tidal currents, and the swells of the open sea are stopped by the long reef offshore. The remote, offshore atolls also have excellent kayaking opportunities. The atolls of Belize: Glover’s Reef, Lighthouse Reef, and Turneffe Islands. All Belizean waters are clear and warm (80 degrees), just like the rest of the surrounding Caribbean Sea.
To learn more about Belize's premier sea kayak vacation, visit our Adventure Island at Glover's Reef page
When signing up for a guided sea kayak trip, make sure the company you select has a choice of kayaks for all bodytypes. Ideally you will be able to choose between singles and doubles, decked boats and sit-on-tops, boats for advanced kayakers and stable boats for beginners, and kayaks for small women and children, and also boats for tall men.
Sea Lion by Perception, Sealution II XL by Wilderness Systems, Magellan by Dagger, Spartan by Atlantis, Shadow by Perception, Eclipse by Perception, Eskia by Necky, Looksha IV by Necky, Elaho by Necky.
To see a complete list of gear that Slickrock Adventures provides on Long Caye, visit our island sports page.
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Belize kayak tour vacations provide an eco-sensitive method of exploring the off-shore islands and reefs, where one can still find mangrove swamps on the islands with hidden reefs teeming with tarpon and snook, and quiet patch reefs surrounded by colorful schools of tropical fish.
The barrier reef and atolls presents another exciting environment to explore by kayak, trips that take place when the weather is quiet allows one to snorkel from the sea kayaks over the walls on the outside of the reef that plunge into the dark depths. Turtles, porpoise, sharks, and huge groupers are commonly encountered here.
Long Caye at Glover's Reef
Snorkeling from the kayaks
Safety is all important, be sure that any kayak you use includes instruction, warnings about local tides, currents, and spots to avoid, as well as lifejackets, kayak flotation, bulkheads, bilge pumps, and sprayskirts.
Slickrock Adventures' sea kayak orientation session is pictured at left.