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The Best Way to Visit and Explore Glovers Reef Atoll


We always get lots of great questions about Glover’s Reef Atoll, so we put together some of the key facts and information where you can quickly find out more about one of our most popular vacation destinations in Belize. 

Where is Glover’s Reef Atoll?

Glover’s Reef Atoll is an elliptical shaped reef measuring 20 miles long by 7 miles wide and located almost 40 miles offshore from the Belize mainland.

Transportation to Glover’s Reef

All trips to our Glover’s Reef Basecamp on Southwest Caye include transportation by charter boat from Dangriga. The transfer to Glover's Reef Basecamp typically takes 2 hours during fair weather conditions and longer during inclement weather conditions. 

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Night at Glovers Reef Basecamp  


Meals and Accommodation at Glover’s Reef 

Our Glover’s Reef Basecamp is located on the east side of Southwest Caye, to take advantage of the easterly trade winds that blow off the Caribbean Sea. To the back of the camp there is a shared modern composting toilet system, as well as a central shower building with fresh-water showers. The safari style tents are aligned along the eastern point to take in the cooling ocean  breeze. 

Map of Glovers Reef Basecamp

Map of Glover’s Reef Basecamp on Southwest Caye

The Basecamp is run primarily on solar and wind generated energy, with a small generator to supplement or recharge batteries when necessary. The dining pavilion is the center of all social activities and meals on the island. There is a resource library, games, and always drinks and juices on hand when you are thirsty.

Perched over the water, there is a thatch-roofed hammock palapa, which is a great spot to read a book and enjoy the breeze. This is a perfect area for early morning yoga sessions, or a place to get out of the sun in a nice covered environment.

Lunch on Glovers Reef

Lunch on the reef...

All meals are included at our Glover’s Reef Basecamp. Both Belizean and International cuisine are prepared by our guides and cooks. Many of our main courses such as lobster (in season), conch and many varieties of fish are gathered fresh from the sea each day. 

Exploring Glover’s Reef

Glover's Reef Atoll is thought to be the richest marine environment in the entire Caribbean Sea. Within Glover's Reef is a shallow lagoon with over 700 patch reefs.  This lagoon is unsurpassed for snorkeling, sea kayaking, Stand-Up-Paddleboarding, Scuba diving and fishing. All activities are included when staying at our Glover’s Reef Basecamp. 

Kayak sailing Belize

Kayak sailing at Glover’s Reef

Each day the itinerary is flexible in order to accommodate individual and group preferences. In the mornings and evenings, we host informative sessions on a range of topics. This allows our guides to share their vast knowledge of Belize, its unique marine environments, and the local culture with you. If you prefer a more leisurely pace can always take time to kick back in a hammock and relax with a good book.

Hammock time at Glovers Reef Basecamo

Time to relax...

On select trip departures, we offer complimentary sunrise yoga sessions with a guest instructor to start your day.

Trips to Glovers Reef Atoll

The following trips to visit Glovers Reef Atoll where you find huge savings right now on select departures:

Short on time?

If you have limited time to visit Glover’s Reef Atoll we offer a short 4 day/3 night Glover’s Getaway trip that departs Dangriga every Sunday from November through to April. The trip begins with an early morning boat charter out to our Glover’s Reef Basecamp on Southwest Caye.  You will have three days to discover and explore the Glover’s Reef Marine Reserve - a protected marine park and UNESCO World Heritage site, located thirty-six miles off the shore of mainland Belize. Paddle, snorkel and explore its turquoise lagoon and thriving coral reefs. 

The Glover’s Getaway combines well with independent travel, and is ideal if you are wanting a few days at this remote, national treasure while visiting in Belize.

If you go:

For more information on our trips to Glover’s Reef call now 1.800.667.1630 or email at info@islandexpeditions.com