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Glover's Reef Arrival & Departure Notes

Essential Information that you need to review prior to your departure

Essential Information that you need to review prior to your departure

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On Arrival in Belize

It is best to arrive before 3:00 PM. The Belize International Airport (BZE) is easy to navigate.  After immigration, you collect your bags and move through the customs area.  The whole process can take up to an hour.  Porters are standing in clear view, but it is a very short distance to where we meet you.  Please be aware porters are not employed by the Airport Authority, they can be pushy and they will charge $2 to $4 for each bag - you are not obligated to use their services.


"I will be arriving into the Belize International on the scheduled Day 1 of my Glover's Reef tour."

After passing through Customs, immediately exit the Airport building to your right and re-enter the airport and look for the Maya Island Air desk.  A flight will be pre-booked under your name from the Belize International Airport to Dangriga.  After a short 20 minute flight, an IE representative will meet you just outside of the doors. Please be patient as road conditions and late arrivals may cause slight delays.  We are aware of our guests’ flight arrivals, however, if you do not see our driver within twenty minutes, please contact our Dangriga office at 522-3328 or 522-0078 to let us know your status.

“I will be arriving into Belize earlier than Day 1”

Whether traveling independently before your trip or arriving by any port other than the International Airport, please contact our Dangriga Office at +501-522-3328. Typically, we will book a domestic flight to Dangriga, where you will be picked up and brought to your first night's accommodation at Bocawina Rainforest Resort. If you are arriving into Dangriga overland or any other form of transportation, we will need to coordinate the timing of your pick up and transportation to Bocawina Rainforest Resort.

Departure from Belize

You will stay on the cayes for the last night of your trip. The following morning after breakfast, our charter boat will bring you back to the mainland - usually arriving before noon.  On your return to Dangriga the group will be taken to our Operations Base.  Here you can pick up the luggage, change, and then make your connections for further travel in Belize or your international flight home.  

Travel note:  For those making connections home on this day, international connections departing Belize should be booked after 3pm.  You will require a 20 minute flight from Dangriga to the International Airport and we are happy to make this reservation for you in advance. We will have a vehicle waiting to take you to the Dangriga airstrip. If you are unable to find a return flight after 3pm on the departure day, we have Flight & Hotel Packages available.