Snorkeling Around Belize City

Home to the longest coral reef system in the Western Hemisphere, Belize is without a doubt one of the most sought after snorkeling destinations in the region.  Belize City not only has easy access to this reef, but there are several other atolls and designated marine sites that allow snorkeling and encourage visitors to explore what lies beneath the surface of the sea.

Although it is possible to rent equipment and go alone, for snorkeling in Belize City a guided tour with a knowledgeable local is recommended.  This not only ensures you see the top sites, but it saves you money over hiring a boat charter to get you to the barrier reef and includes the cost of your snorkeling equipment.

Wherever it is you choose to snorkel, you can expect to see coral, of course, but also sponges, urchins, sea grass, sea cucumbers, sting rays, manta rays, barracuda, snapper, sea turtles, and even sharks on occasion.

Snorkeling Services

If you looking for someone that offers snorkeling gear, excursions or similar services, you might want to check with Goff's Caye Beach and Snorkeling Excursions. Experience Belize as it was meant to be; not only does this operation take you to some of the most peaceful snorkeling sites in the country, but they go the extra mile and create a tour package that will wow you. They are located in southern Belize City.

A second company worth knowing about is Ecological Tours & Services. Considering doing some snorkeling when you visit Belize by cruise ship? Get in touch with this tour guide, an operation that specializes in offering shore excursions for cruise ship passengers -- and snorkeling is one of the most popular options.

Take a look at the table just below for information about 2 firms that provide snorkeling related services.

Snorkeling Services In Belize City
Name Phone Location
Ecological Tours & Services (501) 223-4874 Downtown Belize City
Goff's Caye Beach and Snorkeling Excursions -- Downtown Belize City

For more information concerning snorkeling, including helpful suggestions and tips for both "old pros" and beginners, check out our extensive Caribbean snorkeling article.

Being so close to the Great Belize Barrier Reef, it is hard to imagine anyone would overlook a snorkeling trip during their time in Belize City.  Don't miss out on your chance to experience one of the greatest natural wonders of the world.  

 

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