Detailed Glover's Getaway Itinerary

Thirty six miles offshore of the Belize mainland lie a group of tropical islands cradled within a turquoise lagoon and surrounded by a living coral reef

Spend four days discovering Glover’s Reef Atoll - a protected marine park and UN world heritage site thirty-six miles off the shore of mainland Belize. Paddle, snorkel and explore its turquoise lagoon and thriving coral reefs. Stay at Southwest Caye Basecamp, where you will sleep in comfortable, safari-style tent cabanas and dine on fresh fish and local cuisine. Enjoy a flexible daily schedule on the reef, with activity choices geared to all abilities. This getaway combines well with independent travel, and is ideal for those wanting a few days at this remote, national treasure while vacationing in Belize.

Day 1 Accom
You’ll travel by water taxi beyond the main Barrier Reef to our remote Basecamp on Southwest Caye within Glover’s Reef Marine Reserve. We depart from Dangriga at approximately 8 am and typically arrive at Southwest Caye before 10 am. Your guides will introduce you to your new environment and you’ll have time to settle into your tent cabana. You’ll receive professional instruction, learning the fundamentals of sea kayaking, snorkeling, and tropical water safety. Then you’ll paddle to a nearby patch reef and begin exploring some of the 700 snorkel sites that Glover's Atoll has to offer.Glover's Reef Basecamp


Lunch & Dinner

Days 2 & 3 Accom

Consider starting your day with an early swim or participate in a sunrise yoga session with our resident yoga instructors (yoga is not available on all departures - please check our website or call for a current schedule of trips with yoga instructors). Our itinerary is kept flexible in order to respond to the desires and abilities of both groups and individuals. Activities on days 2 & 3 include: sea kayaking, snorkeling the inner and outer walls of the reef, and learning to sail a kayak. In the mornings and the evenings we host informative sessions on a range of topics - providing an opportunity for guides to share their knowledge of Belize, the marine environments, and local culture. Try your luck in a high stakes game of Hermit Crab racing to finish the day! You always have the choice of just relaxing in a hammock with a good book and a cold beverage.Glover's Reef Basecamp


Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 Accom
For your last morning on Glover's Reef the choice is yours. You may choose to don a mask, snorkel, and fins for a final visit to your favorite coral reef, or fly fish on the flats before a motor charter arrives to transport you back to the mainland. Arrival in Dangriga is at approximately 1:30 to 2:30 pm.



Breakfast & Lunch

Rendezvous with boat charter...
We depart in the morning on Sunday by charter boat out past the main Barrier Reef to our private Basecamp on Southwest Caye, at Glover's Reef Marine Reserve. The transfer to Glover's typically takes 1.5 hours during fair weather conditions and longer during inclement weather conditions.

Return to the mainland...
We depart Glover's Reef in the early afternoon and usually arrive back to Dangriga on the mainland at approximately 1:30-2:30 pm.

IMPORTANT NOTES:  It is advised that any other travel arrangements you have in and around our departure and arrival schedule for Glover's Reef should have some time flexibility as weather and other factors may cause delays in the transfers.

Please note all itineraries are subject to change depending on weather or safety considerations. Flexibility as our guest and as an international traveler is the key to an awesome experience.

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