A five day remote safari-style Basecamp adventure exploring the rich coral reefs and white sand cayes of Lighthouse Atoll
The Lighthouse Getaway allows you to explore and stay on remote Lighthouse Reef Atoll, a Belize national treasure.
Lighthouse is a tropical marine park and designated world heritage site located fifty-five miles off the shore of the Belize mainland and only accessible by boat charter. Spend four nights at our unique, all-inclusive Adventure Basecamp on Half Moon Caye - a National Monument managed by the Belize Audubon Society. This trip is well suited for families and couples of mixed abilities, offering a choice of guided activities on the reef and the flexibility for traveling companions to do things together or separately.
- Explore this pristine coral atoll, renowned for its abundant and diverse marine life and unparalleled sea kayaking, snorkeling and Stand Up Paddleboarding.
- 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 Blue Hole - an underwater cave and sinkhole in the middle of Lighthouse lagoon made famous by legendary explorer Jacques Cousteau.
- Visit Half Moon Caye’s red-footed booby colony - a protected nesting site and home to 4000 birds.
Meals: Lunch & Dinner
To start the first day of your trip, you’ll meet your Island Expeditions guide at 8:30am in the lobby of the Belize Biltmore Plaza Hotel. Your guide will escort you to a boat launch for a motor charter to Lighthouse Reef Atoll. Imagine traveling by sea through mangrove ranges and white sand cayes before traversing Belize’s predominant Barrier Reef. This seafaring journey will take you through the inner lagoons of Turneffe Atoll and 20 miles of open sea before reaching Lighthouse Reef Atoll. Your final destination is located at the furthest edge of the Belizean Reef System, 55 miles offshore and offers an experience you’ll never forget. In ideal weather conditions, this motor charter takes approximately two hours. Upon reaching Half Moon Caye (an island at the southern end of Lighthouse Reef Atoll) your guide team will orient you to your newest island setting. After settling into your accommodations and having lunch in an open-air dining pavilion, you will be taught some key sea kayaking and paddling techniques by your guides. You’ll then head out for your first sea kayaking and snorkeling adventure!
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Early risers may want to go for a swim, do some yoga - or just grab a cup of coffee and watch the tropical sunrise. After a healthy Belizean breakfast, everyone gathers to plan the day’s activities. The waters of Lighthouse Reef Atoll are exceptionally clear with a fabulously rich reef system, which offers some of the best kayaking, snorkeling, and diving in the Caribbean. Throughout your stay, you’ll have an opportunity to try a variety of activities as you explore this remote and magical part of Belize. Snorkeling at the ‘Aquarium’ is often a favorite guest activity. This location has a profusion of tropical fish and towering coral formations uncommon to other locations. You’ll also be taken on another snorkeling excursion to the renowned Blue Hole, made famous by the legendary explorer Jacques Cousteau. The Blue Hole is an underwater cave and sinkhole in the middle of the Lighthouse lagoon. In the mornings and evenings a favorite guest activity is to walk to the red-footed booby colony to watch the birds come in from the sea to feed their chicks.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
For your last day at Lighthouse the choice is yours - don a mask, snorkel, and fins to explore your favorite patch reefs; or simply enjoy walking the island trails. For a slower pace, you can swing in a hammock or beachcomb along the island’s beaches. After lunch, a motorboat charter picks everyone up for the return trip to the mainland, arriving late afternoon.
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