Snorkeling Around Hopkins

Shore snorkeling is not popular in very many places in Belize, and this is especially true of Hopkins which is known for having slightly murky waters.  Fortunately, you don't need to rule out snorkeling as an option because of this.  All it takes is a boat and about a half an hour of patience and you'll be privy to some great snorkeling sites.

One of the destinations that is most accessible to snorkelers heading out of Hopkins is Glover's Reef Marine Reserve.   It is about 30 miles away, and one of the few sites where you can walk right in and have access to some great underwater sites.  Snorkeling is all about letting go of your worries and finding peace and calm in your surroundings, so finding a site like this that is easy to reach and doesn't take much work is an important part of the process.  If you're willing to travel a bit further a trip to the Belize Barrier Reef System is absolutely worth the trip.  

The easiest way to reach this site and many more in Hopkins will be to hire a snorkeling tour guide.  There are plenty of that will include some time snorkeling as part of your trip, but in order to make sure you see the best of the best, a guide that specializes in snorkeling is key.  

You may notice difficulty renting a snorkeling kit in Hopkins.  This is because so many people have access to the gear as a perk of staying at their accommodations, or they sign up for some sort of tour that includes the gear, that it is almost unnecessary for it to be available anywhere else.  Still, you'll have the best luck if you stop by a scuba diving shop.

When you do finally make it into the water, however it comes to be, the sites you can expect to see will of course vary from place to place.  The waters nearest Hopkins, however, are best known for Nassau grouper, octopus, sea turtles, and barracuda.  

Snorkeling Services

If you looking for someone that offers snorkeling gear, excursions or similar services, you can check with Happy Go Luckie Tours. A fun and friendly crew who love everything about sailing, this tour guide aims to make your adventures here some of the best of your life. They are located in the heart of Hopkins.

The following table summarizes information concerning a firm that offers services of interest to snorkelers.

Snorkeling Services In Hopkins
Name Type Phone Location
Happy Go Luckie Tours Snorkeling Tour Operator (501) 635-0967 Central Hopkins Belize

To learn more about snorkeling, including useful tips and suggestions for both "old pros" and beginners, check out our comprehensive guide to snorkeling in the Caribbean.

Wading in and snorkeling right away may not be ideal for visitors in Hopkins, but where there is a will there is a way, and it doesn't take too much work to make a snorkeling excursion happen around these parts. 


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