Glover's Getaway & Kayak Rental Combo Arrival Notes
On Arrival in Belize
The Belize International Airport (Phillip Goldson International Airport—airport code BZE) is small and easy to navigate. You will disembark your plane directly onto the airport tarmac and will be directed to the terminal building and Immigration. After your passport is stamped, you collect your bags and move through the customs area. The whole process can take up to an hour, but is usually much quicker than that. After completing your check-in, porters are standing in clear view and are ready to assist you with your bags if you wish. Please be aware the porters are not employed by the Airport Authority, they can be pushy and they charge $1US for each bag - you are not obligated to use their services.
Rendezvous in Dangriga
Our Operations Base is located on the waterfront about 150 yards north of Pal's Guesthouse right on the beachfront in Dangriga, Stann Creek District, Belize. You can easily find us by asking locally for the "Canadian Kayakers". From the local bus station in Dangriga we are located 3 blocks north-east, across the Havana Bridge, on the waterfront. Arriving by domestic flight, it is best to organize a taxi ride to Pal's Guesthouse which is next door to our base of operations. If you need assistance locally, our Dangriga office can be contacted at 522-3328 or 522-0078. Please note, you should plan to arrive into Dangriga with ample time to pack and organize your gear and food. This is especially true for those booked on the Glover’s Getaway and Rental Package as you must have all of your gear and food organized before you depart to Glover’s Reef on Sunday morning. Please remember that stores and local markets are closed in Dangriga on Sunday morning.
We depart Dangriga early in the morning at approximately 8:00am on Sunday, by charter boat out past the main Barrier Reef to our remote Basecamp on Southwest Caye, at Glover’s Reef Marine Reserve. It is best you meet us at our Operations Base in Dangriga with your bags sorted by 7:30am at the latest. The transfer to Glover’s typically takes 1 and 1/2 hours during fair weather conditions and longer during inclement weather conditions.
Beginning the Rental Portion of Your Trip
At the end of the Glover’s Getaway portion of your combo, we will coordinate to have you dropped off at Tobacco Caye to start your self guided trip. Our Dangriga staff will coordinate to have your kayaks delivered to the caye to meet you there. Your camping gear and fresh fruits and vegetables will be loaded on the boat that comes out to Glover’s Reef, and will ride back into Tobacco Caye with you on the big charter boat. Please talk this over with the Operations staff if it is unclear.
IMPORTANT NOTE: 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 can cause some delays in the transfers.