Detailed Glover's Reef Adventure 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 five days at our Southwest Caye Basecamp on Glover’s Reef Atoll, a protected marine park and designated world heritage site, located thirty-six miles offshore of mainland Belize. Paddle, snorkel, SUP and explore its turquoise lagoon and thriving coral reefs with some of the most experienced guides in the country. You will sleep in comfortable, ocean view 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 trip is ideal for those wanting to experience this remote, national treasure having activities planned each day, but with the option to stay back and relax in the hammock with a cold drink.
Day 1 to 4:
The trip starts at our Dangriga office on Day 1 at 9 am. Here you will check in with our Island Expeditions’ team and meet your fellow travelers before heading out to the reef. Due to the early morning check in time (this is when we load luggage and gear into the boat), we suggest that you arrive in Dangriga the night prior, or coordinate with our office to make sure you don't miss the boat! We can assist with domestic flights from Belize International Airport or other parts of Belize, as well as accommodation suggestions for the night prior to your trip.
We depart by charter boat to our private Basecamp on Southwest Caye, located on the Glover’s Reef Marine Reserve. Upon arrival, you’ll receive a camp orientation before settling into your ocean view tent cabana. Our guides will begin by showing you the fundamentals of sea kayaking, snorkeling, and tropical water safety. Once that’s done, you and your group will go paddling to a nearby patch reef and start exploring some of the 700 sites Glover’s Reef Atoll has to offer.
Our itinerary is flexible in order to accommodate individual and group preferences, as well as weather conditions. Activities include paddling, snorkeling the inner and outer walls of the reef, Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP), learning to sail a kayak and fishing. In the mornings we host informative sessions on the history of Belize, its unique marine ecosystem and the local culture. Just a stone’s throw from shore are excellent fishing waters, where guests can fly fish for bonefish or tarpon. Guests who prefer a more leisurely pace can always take time to kick back in a hammock and relax with a good book!
Accommodation: Glover's Reef Basecamp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
"Basecamp" Accommodations. These spacious safari style tents have ample headroom to walk around and are on raised wooden floors, with real wood-framed beds (6 inch foam mattress) configured with either double or single beds. All bed linen is provided.
Many guests choose to wake up early on this final morning and have a leisurely coffee on the dock. You may want to watch the sun rise over the atoll, then enjoy a hearty breakfast and get out on a paddleboard one last time. The boat charter departs around mid-morning to take you back to the mainland, arriving at approximately noon. Your trip finishes in Dangriga at our Operations Base. A picnic lunch is served, and our helpful staff will assist you with connecting to the next leg of your journey.
Meals: Breakfast, Packed Lunch
Travel note: For travelers who will be leaving Belize on Day 5, international connections out of the country require a departure after 3:00pm. To connect with Sunday afternoon departures from Belize a short domestic flight is required from Dangriga to Belize International Airport (BZE). Our office can confirm current pricing and book your arrangements. Flight & Hotel Packages are also available.
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.