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Belize Lodge-to-Lodge Sea Kayak, Snorkel and Stand Up Paddleboard Journey In The Southwater Caye Marine Reserve

Belize Lodge-to-Lodge Sea Kayak, Snorkel and Stand Up Paddleboard Journey In The Southwater Caye Marine Reserve


6 Days / 6 Nights
$2179 USD or $2599 CAD
When: Weekly, November through April
Starts: Belize International Airport
Ends: Dangriga
Activities: Stand-up Paddle Boarding Snorkeling Sea Kayaking (Paddling) Sea Kayak Sailing Fishing Birding

Trip Highlights

Explore the incomparable southern barrier reef of Belize by sea kayak, paddleboard and snorkel.

At night, stay at comfortable family-run island lodges, enjoy fresh seafood and delicious local cuisine on this unique lodge to lodge sea kayaking journey.

Experience the true island culture of Belize in an area that is seldom traveled and remains unspoiled.

Visit the Smithsonian Marine Research Station and paddle amongst mangrove forests that rise from the sea. 

No previous paddling experience required

Trip Itinerary

Day 1
Stay: Tropical Education Center
Meals: Dinner

Arrive at the Belize International Airport, where you are met by an Island Expeditions' representative and transferred to the Tropical Education Center, Transfers from the airport, lodging and dinner are included.

Days 2-3
Stay: Tobacco Caye Paradise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Waking up to the sounds of the tropics is a pure delight with the chatter of parrots and parakeets  overhead. We travel the scenic Hummingbird Highway through the rainforest to the coast and then by water taxi to the southern barrier reef of Belize. To begin, guides provide professional instruction - teaching sea kayaking, snorkeling, and safety in tropical waters before heading out on the water.   

We stay two nights on Tobacco Caye within a 17,878 acre Marine Reserve of protected coral reefs, mangroves and small coral islands. This is our tropical paradise to snorkel, sea kayak and paddleboard. For our stay on Tobacco Caye we are spoiled with delicious Caribbean cuisine and the  friendly, laid back ‘Island Culture’ of Belize.

Days 4-6
Stay: Lesley Cottages at Southwater Caye
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We paddle and sail sea kayaks along the barrier reef into the heart of the Southwater Caye Marine Reserve for days of adventure and discovery. Staying on beautiful Southwater Caye we have plentiful time to kayak, snorkel, paddleboard and enjoy the spectacular scenery and marine life of the seldom traveled southern barrier reef.

Day 7
Stay: N/A
Meals: Breakfast

After an early breakfast our water taxi carries us back to the mainland town of Dangriga where the trip finishes with time to make domestic or international flight connections.

The Places We Stay

Tropical Education Center
Tropical Education Center - Belize Zoo Forest Cabanas

The Tropical Education Center is situated on 89 acres in a beautiful tropical savanna adjacent to the renowned Belize Zoo. Throughout the property are nature trails with raised boardwalks and wildlife observation platforms.  Accommodations are simple yet comfortable with true Belizean character. Your stay at TEC also includes a special night with the wildlife of Belize at the renowned Belize Zoo. 

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. 

IZE Belize
IZE Belize

Southwater Caye is one of the true gems of Southern Belize. IZE Belize's private cottages overlook the reef crest on an  gorgeous island covered in white coral sand and coconut palms. Southwater Caye has has excellent off the beach snorkeling and swimming, productive sand flats for flyfishing and an over-the-water Tiki bar where we gather to take in the beauty of another sunset over the Maya Mountains.


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$2179 USD
$2599 CAD
Includes taxes and fees. Per person based on double occupancy.
6 Days / 6 Nights
Family Pricing
$200 Deposit to secure your space

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