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sailing your sea kayak in Belize along the Belize barrier reef

Paradise Islands

A sea kayaking and snorkeling journey along Belize's Southern Barrier Reef, including Southwater Caye Marine Reserve and Glover's Reef Atoll.

A sea kayaking and snorkeling journey along Belize's Southern Barrier Reef, including Southwater Caye Marine Reserve and Glover's Reef Atoll.


6 Days / 6 Nights
$2399 USD
When: Weekly, November through April
Starts: Belize International Airport
Ends: Dangriga
Activities: Swimming Stand-up Paddle Boarding Snorkeling Sea Kayaking (Paddling) Sea Kayak Sailing Scuba Diving Fishing Birding

Trip Highlights

  • Stay at a unique atoll Basecamp and over-the water Cabanas at Tobacco Caye Paradise
  • Paddle and snorkel Glover's Reef Marine Reserve and the Southern Barrier Reef by sea kayak and SUP
  • Snorkel Belize’s most pristine coral reefs
  • Experience the true island culture of Belize in an area that remains unspoiled
  • No previous paddling experience required

Trip Itinerary

Day 1
Stay: Bocawina Rainforest Resort
Meals: Dinner

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

After breakfast we travel by boat charter 38 miles offshore of the mainland, to Glovers Reef Atoll. We check into our furnished tent cabanas, enjoy lunch al fresco, then guides provide professional instruction - teaching sea kayaking, SUP, snorkeling, and safety in tropical seas, before heading out on the water. From here we explore the Atoll by SUP and sea kayak with motorboat support. For the next 3 days, you can expect to be pampered by our staff with delicious food and enjoy perfect days of turquoise clear waters, coral reefs and a full range of activities to choose from each day.

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 from Tobacco 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 to the town of Dangriga, 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.

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$2399 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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