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Island Expeditions: Sea Kayaking in Belize

With Island Expeditions you have the choice of sea kayaking from our Belize island base camps on Glover's Reef and Lighthouse Reef, or journeying between islands on a classic sea kayak expedition along the pristine southern Barrier Reef

Tropical sea kayaking in Belize means crystal clear waters, thousands of coral reefs, extremely abundant and varied marine life, camping on remote and undisturbed tropical cayes and enjoying balmy evenings under the stars. The water temperatures in Belize range from 78f - 80f during the months of December and January, warming to 80f - 82f in February through August.

On each Belize trip we begin with expert and personalized instruction covering the fundamentals of sea kayaking to get you started. On your adventure holiday you have the opportunity to learn paddle strokes, bracing strokes, self rescues and group rescues, then move on to hone advanced skills like kayak sailing or even learning to roll your kayak. On Island Expeditions trips you have a choice of double and single kayaks. Our double kayaks are rigged with sails enabling us to travel with the northeasterly tradewinds. Single kayaks, which are more agile and responsive, are selected for performance and stability, doubly important in Belize as we use our kayaks as a base to snorkel from.

Kayaking trips in the tropics differ from northern climates in that much of our exploration is under the water amongst the coral reefs. A typical day will include paddling/sailing from one location to another stopping along the way to snorkel. We take advantage of the northeasterly tradewinds to fill our sails for many exciting traveling days. The protection of the Barrier Reef and atolls along with shallow inshore waters provide one of the best places in the world for sea kayaking.  

Belize trips that include Belize sea kayaking, are as follows: