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Lighthouse Reef Atoll Basecamp and kayaking on Half Moon Caye

Lighthouse Getaway

Embark on a four-night remote Basecamp Adventure to discover the vibrant coral reef and pristine white sand cayes of Lighthouse Reef.

Embark on a four-night remote Basecamp Adventure to discover the vibrant coral reef and pristine white sand cayes of Lighthouse Reef.


5 Days / 4 Nights
$1799 USD
When: Weekly, December through May
Starts: Belize City
Ends: Belize City
Activities: Stand-up Paddle Boarding Snorkeling Sea Kayaking (Paddling) Sea Kayak Sailing Scuba Diving Fishing Birding

Trip Highlights

  • All abilities welcome! 

  • Enjoy five days of luxury Basecamp living - sleep in comfortable, waterfront tent-walled cabanas; enjoy fresh, family-style meals; choose from daily guided reef activities. 
  • Snorkel the famous Blue Hole - an underwater sinkhole made famous by legendary explorer Jacques Cousteau.
  • Outstanding walk-in snorkeling from the beaches of Half Moon Caye. 
  • Visit Half Moon Caye’s red-footed booby colony - a protected nesting site and home to 4000 birds.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1
Stay: Half Moon Basecamp 
Meals: Lunch & Dinner

Meet an Island Expeditions representative at 8:30 am Biltmore Plaza Hotel lobby, make a quick stop at a local shop and head to our waiting motor boat charter. From here we embark on a boat journey that takes us beyond the main Barrier Reef to Lighthouse Reef Atoll and our basecamp on Halfmoon Caye. To begin, guides provide professional instruction - teaching sea kayaking, snorkeling, and safety in tropical waters before heading out to explore our tropical paradise.

Days 2-4
Stay: Half Moon Basecamp 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

“If there’s a heaven on earth, then this must be it” one guest wrote of Halfmoon Caye.  You’ll find empty beaches, a rare bird colony, untouched coral reefs and sleep with breathtaking views of a billion stars stretching over the ocean.  Over 3 perfect days we snorkel the Blue Hole, paddleboard, sail our kayaks and venture outside of the reserve for Belizean style fishing expeditions.

Day 5
Stay: n/a
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

For your last day at Lighthouse the choice is yours -  snorkel your favorite patch reefs, paddleboard or sea kayak around Halfmoon Caye. For a slower pace, you can swing in a hammock or walk the island trails to a secluded beach. After lunch, a motorboat charter picks everyone up for the return trip to the mainland, arriving late afternoon.

The Places We Stay

Lighthouse Reef Basecamp
Halfmoon Caye Basecamp, Lighthouse Atoll

We are privileged by special arrangement to stay within the Halfmoon Caye Natural Monument. Our basecamp within this pristine marine park is designed to provide maximum comfort with a minimal ecological footprint.

Sleep in seaside tent-cabanas furnished with wood-framed beds, nightstand, lighting and room to store your personal gear.  Tents can accommodate singles, doubles and families.

Meals are served in our comfortable dining room with spectacular view of the Caribbean Sea. Our central bathhouse has  modern eco-sensitive composting toilets, running water and solar warmed showers.

Dates and Prices

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$1799 USD
Includes taxes and fees. Per person based on double occupancy.
5 Days / 4 Nights
$300 Deposit to secure your space


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