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Trip Leaders for a World of Difference in Belize

Quality leadership is an integral part of any great trip and distinguishes Island Expeditions trips from the rest

Quality leadership is an integral part of any great trip and distinguishes Island Expeditions trips from the rest

Our leaders - far and away the most experienced in Belize - are consummate professionals who take great pride in sharing and creating incredible travel experiences with you. With backgrounds as naturalists and teachers, fishermen and explorers, they provide invaluable insights into the areas and cultures we travel.

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You are venturing into the wilds with our team of guides and support stat who are trained to North American standards in First Aid, food safety, Swiftwater Rescue and sea kayak or paddleboard instruction. Perhaps most important, IE guides' consideration for your safety, their enthusiasm, fun nature and complete dedication to you're experience set the tone for each trip.

Wasani Miranda operations manager for Belize sea kayak and adventure trips in Belize

Wasani Miranda - Operations Manager
Your Belize trip is in capable hands with Wasani. Her role is to ensure that everything needed for your trip is exactly where it needs to be at the right time.

Budge Casamiro

Budge Casamiro - Sea Kayak Guide
 A fisherman and sea kayak guide, Budge hails from the coastal town of Dangriga.

Our most experienced guide for whitewater river adventures in Belize, Central America.

Pedro Chub - Jungle  & River Guide
Pedro, a Kekchi Maya from southern Belize is our lead river and jungle guide. 

Mayan sea kayak and snorkel guide on the Belize Barrier reef near Southwater caye

Venancio Ack - Sea kayak and River Guide

At a young age Venancio began working with IE as a porter on our remote river trips, he has developed into an exceptional leader on both the sea and in the rainforest.

All inclusive adventure basecamp manager for sea kayaking, SUP and snorkelling adventures.

Steve Barnes - Glover's Reef Basecamp Manager
Steve is the consumate host and is always on hand to ensure that you have everything you need for your vacation of a lifetime!

Logistics manager for Belize Adventure and snorkelingTours for trips to the Belize Barrier Reef and outer atolls

Rio Palacio - Logistics Manager
Rio provides invaluable support making sure supplies and equipment reaches the most remote locations we travel.

Terrance Avila

Terrance "Roo" Avila

Terrance was born on the sea, fishing and diving for most of his life.  Roo's calm deameanor and inspiring leadership style make him a very popular leader on Belize's outer atolls.  To go fishing or diving with Roo is an experince to remember.

Andy Aspinall

Andy Aspinall

Andy is a British Ex-Pat, and naturalized Belizean who brings a lifetime of experience to our operation and to the country of Belize.  He is an accomplished dive instructor, sea kayaker, whitewater paddler, rock climber, spelunker, and all around adventurer.   Andy is currently our operations manager and master logistics coordinator, and involved in many aspects of our operation.

Byron Sabal

Byron Sabal

Born in Dangriga, Byron has grown up fishing and diving from his family's island at Billy Hawk Caye on Belize's central barrier reef.  Byron has grown up around Island Expeditions, as his father guided for us for many years.  He has learned many important skills and is thrilled to show you the wonders of the meso american barrier reef system.   

Luis Gonzales

Luis Gonzalez

Originally from El Salvador but he grew up San Ignacio, Cayo District. He became involved in the tourist industry early,  working throughout Belize.  Luis is a real natural in the water and is more than happy to share his vast knowledge of the Belizean waters and outer atolls.  His dedication and passion for a job will put you at ease on the water or at camp. 

We could not have been happier with our guides. amazing training, personalities, concern for our welfare, everything perfect!
Colin A.
Paradise Islands
Absolutely loved our guide Venancio. We had a 9 year old on the trip and he was exceptional at looking out for him, encouraging him and talking in language that made sense for him too.
Kim R.
Paradise Islands
Our guides were patient, funny and helped the group mesh into one happy family! They seemed to be having as much fun as the rest of us and it was clear they truly enjoy their jobs.
Paul & Lori K.
Lighthouse Reef
Bol's cooking was amazing! I met another person who had been at Half Moon Caye the week before us and we spent 15 minutes chatting about how much we loved Bol! The food was wonderful. He always would greet us as we walked past the kitchen and really made us feel like family.
Holli B.
Lighthouse Reef