There was something so very different
so far from my ken, my experience
sharing a tropical sunrise with her
with my beautiful wife, alone on the beach
Waking before the dawn, sitting together
watching the sliver of light rise
and consume the dark
warm breezes off the easterly shore, sunlight
wafting across us, moving inland
to wake the island
— poem by Raymond A. Foss (2008)
Photo: sunrise from the beach behind the surf dock
When you own an island 35 miles offshore in the middle of the Caribbean and you take guests out and back each week, it is a good thing to own your own boat. Many island resorts in Belize do not own a boat but rather use charters or rentals. By owning our own boat, we make certain it is maintained properly and therefore we minimize potential problems with transport to the island.
Another thing that sets us apart from other resorts in the region: our boat leaves directly from Belize City. All other boats that service Glover’s Reef where our island is located depart from the Dangriga area, which requires their clients to book an additional flight from Belize City to Dangriga, or submit to a long, unwanted drive from Belize City to the boat dock.
Batfish, Slickrock’s 41′ power boat, runs the 130-mile round trip to and from our island each Saturday and Wednesday. Powered by three 200 hp engines, and fully covered for our guests’ protection when crossing the open sea section of the run, Batfish makes the shuttle comfortable in all weather conditions. You arrive in Belize City and are on the island less than 24 hours later!
One cannot over-emphasize the importance of this aspect of our operation. Our captains are among the best in Belize. Bathrooms are available on board.
Check out this short 1 min video of the trip back from the island:
Usually, the only time a tropical island in Belize makes the news is when a hurricane hits (a rare event) but last week, when Discovery Channel’s new series, Alone In The Wild, featured TV celeb Jason Gardiner stranded alone on a Belize island for 5 days, it became a news story. Apparently, a highlight of his experience was finally catching and eating a fish after failing to do so for five days. Happily, you will experience no such deprivations on Adventure Island as our kitchen features a down-home, made-from-scratch cuisine that our guests rave about.