Activities on Ambergris Caye

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A one time quiet tropical island, Ambergris Caye's main town of San Pedro is fast becoming a bustling resort town.  There is still time to see much of the island as undeveloped as it stands now before it is completely overcome with condos.  When you arrive, you'll find the diving is without a doubt the top activity, but there is quiet a lot else to keep you busy.

Water activities are a top choice here, thanks to its location near the Belize Barrier Reef, which is the second largest of its kind in the world.  Scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing, pleasure sailing, and jet-skiing are all top choices.  On land, hiking and birding, sightseeing, dining, and nightlife are the activities that keep visitors busy in between trips into the sea. 

Bike and Scooter Rental

While Ambergirs Caye is golf-course free, you are still likely to see plenty of golf carts here. They are the preferred mode of transportion.

If you are considering feeling the wind in your hair, you will encounter a variety of different businesses that can help make it happen. Those wanting to get more information concerning this topic can do so here.

Diving

Ambergris Caye Diving

Ambergris Caye is well known for the colorful coral reef system found just off the coast. Exploring the wonders of this - the second largest barrier reef system in the world - is a must do for any diver visiting the area.

You'll find 15 dive services and at least 9 different dive sites to choose from. Visit this extended discussion dedicated to scuba diving in this area if you'd like to find more facts.

Fishing

GoFish Belize

In the past, Ambergris Caye was prized for the abundance of fish in the area. Today, tourist take up that pride and try their luck off the shores of the island.

If there are some avid fishermen traveling with you, they'll be pleased to know they can catch some fish with one of the 13 charter operators in this area. Readers can get more details about fishing in this area can do so here.

Sailing and Boating

Reef Runner

The following chart has some details regarding area firms that will help you spend some time on the open water.

Boating Opportunities On Ambergris Caye
Name Phone Location
Blue Tang Tours (507) 519-6000 0.9 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro
Cari'Bean Tours (501) 601-8586 0.2 mi. East-Northeast of Central San Pedro
Ecologic Divers Sailing (501) 226-4118 0.8 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro
El Gato (501) 226-2264 San Pedro
Reef Runner (501) 226-2172 San Pedro, Southern part of Ambergris Caye
Tanisha Tours (501) 226-2314 San Pedro

If you'd like to read about nearby marinas and charter operators read this page.

Shopping

RubiMoon Clothing

If there are some shopping aficionados traveling with you, they might enjoy exploring some of the area's 26 retail shops. Follow this link to see our article concerning shopping on Ambergris Caye.

Sightseeing

Hol Chan Marine Reserve

Another great activity is to soak in the area's sights and natural beauty. Interesting sights include at least one historic site and various other attractions of interest to vacationers. Click to read our page concerning area sightseeing and attractions.

Information concerning a firm that can provide a guided tour of some of the most enjoyable sites can be seen in the following table:

Sightseeing Services On Ambergris Caye
Name Type Phone Location
Belize Diving Adventures Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (501) 226-3082 0.1 mi. East-Northeast of Central San Pedro
Ecologic Divers Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (501) 226-4118 0.8 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro
Portofino Inland Trips Nature Tours (501) 226-5096 Central Ambergris Caye
Suya Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (501) 226-3219 San Pedro, Southern part of Ambergris Caye
Tanisha Tours Hiking Tour and Trip Operator (501) 226-2314 San Pedro, Southern part of Ambergris Caye

Snorkeling

If spending some time snorkeling sounds like fun there's good news -- you can easily find places to do so off the coast of Ambergris Caye. To read our guide to local snorkeling opportunities, go to this article.

Spas

Indulging in a trip to the spa just might be one of the highlights of your entire vacation. If you enjoy going to spas, you'll be pleased to discover there are a few options. Readers can find out more about this topic can do so by following this link.

Other Activities

KiteXplorer San Pedro

The table right below shows a few details concerning other activities.

Other Activities On Ambergris Caye
Name Type Phone Location
KiteXplorer San Pedro Windsurfing Operator (501) 635-4967 0.5 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro
Sail Sports Watersports Operator (501) 226-4488 San Pedro, Southern part of Ambergris Caye
San Pedro Fitness Club and Gym Fitness Centers and Instructors -- San Pedro, Southern part of Ambergris Caye
 

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