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Snorkelling trips in Caye Caulker, Belize

[ 7 ] January 27, 2011 | Alison Adey

Caye Caulker boasts some of the best snorkelling and diving in the world. Tours leave the island every day, offering 3-day sailing trips, sunset cruises and countless opportunities for snorkelling.

We loved the Raggamuffin tours, which can be booked on the seafront. The Hol Chan snorkelling trip is one of the best we’ve seen and costs 90 Belize dollars for a full day. Not only will you visit 3 of the best snorkelling destinations in Caye Caulker, all food and drink is included so you can enjoy cerviche for lunch, cocktails at sunset and fruit in the morning.

Raggamuffin tours - Caye Caulker, Belize - Fabulous Travel Guide

Raggamuffin tours - Caye Caulker, Belize - Fabulous Travel Guide

Hol Chan Marine Reserve

Hol Chan Marine Reserve is one of the most popular snorkelling destinations on the island. Since no fishing is allowed, it’s teaming with schoolmaster snappers, blue-striped grunts, moray eels and angelfish. You’ll stop here for about an hour and you’re free to explore as much as you like.

Shark and Ray Alley

Always wanted to swim with sharks? Now’s your chance. Located 3 miles south of the marine park, Shark and Ray Alley guarantees a close encounter. Nurse Sharks swim in and out of the darkness and stingrays hover above the seabed. Keep an eye out for the huge barracudas – they seem to enjoy catching you off guard.

Coral Gardens

The Coral Gardens, 2 and a half miles west of Shark and Ray Alley, are a brilliant way to end the trip. Guides will accompany you as you swim with moray eels, dive into underwater caves and snorkel with schools of fish. Be careful not to touch any of the coral – or kick it with your flippers. You’ll be called ‘Coral Killer’ for the rest of the trip…

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About Alison Adey: I was previously Channel Editor for IPC's Homes network (Housetohome.co.uk; Idealhomemagazine.co.uk; Livingetc.com and Homesandgardens.com) but I bid them a fond farewell in December 2010 to embark on this trip. I also worked for Nowmagazine.co.uk as a features writer for two years. View author profile.

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