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Coral Islands Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Belize

Coral Islands SUP with Norm Hann Expeditions

Explore Belize's Southern Barrier Reef on a standup paddleboard and snorkeling journey along Glover's Reef Atoll Southwater Caye Marine Reserve. Rated by Outside Travel as one of 'World's 30 Best Trips'

Explore Belize's Southern Barrier Reef on a standup paddleboard and snorkeling journey along Glover's Reef Atoll Southwater Caye Marine Reserve. Rated by Outside Travel as one of 'World's 30 Best Trips'


6 Days / 6 Nights
$2875 USD
When: December through April
Starts: Belize International Airport
Ends: Dangriga
Activities: Swimming Stand-up Paddle Boarding Snorkeling Birding

Trip Highlights

A one of a kind tropical SUP adventure paddling both Glover's Reef Marine Reserve and the Southern Barrier Reef.  This incredible trip designed in conjunction with Norm Hann of Norm Hann Expeditions (www.normhann.com).  All trip guides are trained and certified by Norm, as well.

  • Stay at a unique atoll Basecamp and over-the water Cabanas at Tobacco Caye Paradise
  • Paddleboard and Snorkel Belize’s most pristine coral reefs

  • Experience the true island culture of Belize in an area that remains unspoiled

  • Exclusive dates with Norm Hann as Trip Leader: January 25-31st & February 1-7th, 2025

Trip Itinerary

Day 1
Stay: Bocawina Rainforest Resort
Meals: Dinner is included on this night

Upon arriving at the International Airport, connect for a scenic 20-minute flight to the coastal town of Dangriga and then by road to Bocawina Rainforest Resort in the foothills of the Maya Mountains. Tonight, we dine in the rainforest at the acclaimed Wild Fig restaurant.

Days 2-4
Stay: Glover's Reef Basecamp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

This morning we travel by boat charter 38 miles offshore of the mainland to Glovers Reef Atoll basecamp. Your trip leader begins with reviewing fundamental skills of paddleboarding and throughout the trip works with each individual to fine tune existing skills. Efficient forward stroke development, downwinding and touring techniques are all covered. 

We head out each day to explore the wild beauty of Glover’s Reef; the waters are shallow and clear and you will see a tremendous variety of marine life, including southern stingrays, eagle rays, grouper, nurse sharks, and more. 

Days 5-6
Stay: Tobacco Caye Paradise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

For the next stage of the adventure we head to the 17,000 acre Southwater Caye Marine Reserve on the Southern Barrier Reef. Based fromTobacco Caye Paradise Lodge, our playground for the next two days is a fairy-tale setting of palm trees, coral islands, mangrove forests and abundant coral reefs. Each evening, back at our lodge, we take in the friendly laid back ‘Island Culture’ of Belize.

Day 7
Stay: N/A
Meals: Breakfast

In the morning we return by water taxi back to the mainland where our trip finishes in time to make domestic or international flight connections.

For those requiring an additional night or more in Belize.  Please visit our Flight & Hotel Package page for options. 


The Places We Stay

Glover's Reef Atoll, Belize, all inclusive glamping
Glover's Reef Marine Basecamp

On the water's edge, with dramatic views over the main reef wall and the open Caribbean Sea, is our dining area, with large raised verandah, lounge and resource library. The enclosed outdoor verandah is where your island guides give their fun and informative talks on the surrounding ecology each morning.

The camp is powered by solar generated electricity with freshwater showers, modern compost toilets and solar powered refrigeration. Guests sleep in comfortable wall-tent cabanas with beds, wooden floors, a night stand, lighting and can be outfitted for singles, doubles and family sizes.

Delicious meals featuring Creole and international cuisine are prepared and served buffet style in our open air dining area by our much beloved cooks.

Tobacco Caye Paradise
Tobacco Caye Paradise

Looking  over the Belize Barrier Reef, Paradise Lodge has private "over the water" beach cabanas on beautiful Tobacco Caye. The small, locally owned lodge is a perfect staging point to explore the many islands, mangrove ranges, and spectacular snorkeling in "Tobacco Cut" just south of the island. 

Bocawina Rainforest Lodge & Adventures
Bocawina Rainforest Lodge & Adventures

This boutique lodge in the midst of a 7000 acre Bocawina National Park offers guests a quintessential tropical rainforest experience. Over 150 species of birds, howler monkey, wild peccary, jaguars and ocelots have been recorded in close proximity to the lodge.  Enjoy the beautiful tropical landscaping on the property and dine in style at the acclaimed Wild Fig restaurant.

Dates and Prices

Start Date   -

End Date

Jan. 25   -
Jan. 31
Feb. 01   -
Feb. 07
Feb. 08   -
Feb. 14

Start Date   -

End Date

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$2875 USD
Includes taxes and fees. Per person based on double occupancy.
6 Days / 6 Nights
$300 Deposit to secure your space

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