Experience the ultimate tropical paradise at this private Belize island resort with Caribbean beaches and the world's second largest barrier reef just a snorkel away. Stay in cabanas only steps away from azure tropical waters. Snorkel and swim among colorful coral, tropical fishes, sea turtles and rays, and take the resort's kayaks for a relaxing paddle. Two snorkel trips by boat are inc luded each day, and kayaking- and SCUBA-specific guided packages can also be arranged. Choose from our 5- or 8-day package to this lush Belize island resort, or stay longer to make it a custom Belize vacation. Ask our experts about extending your trip with a small ship cruise or a stay at a jungle lodge. read more Experience the ultimate tropical paradise at this private Belize island resort with Caribbean beaches and the world's second largest barrier reef just a snorkel away. Stay in cabanas only steps away from azure tropical waters. Snorkel and swim among colorful coral, tropical fishes, sea turtles and rays, and take the resort's kayaks for a relaxing paddle. Two snorkel trips by boat are included each day, and kayaking- and SCUBA-specific guided packages can also be arranged. Choose from our 5- or 8-day package to this lush Belize island resort, or stay longer to make it a custom Belize vacation. Ask our experts about extending your trip with a small ship cruise or a stay at a jungle lodge.
Day 1 - Belize City to Barrier Reef
Days 2 - 4 - Island Caye & Barrier Reef
Day 5 - Depart or Begin Trip Extension
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Day 1 - Belize City to Barrier ReefArrive at the Belize International Airport where you are greeted by a local representative and transferred to the Belize Tourism Village where you'll board a water taxi for the exhilarating trip to Belize's Barrier Reef. Weave through coconut-covered sand and mangrove islands to the outermost islands on the western side of Turneffe Atoll. Upon arrival check into your beachfront cabana and take a refreshing swim in the tranquil waters of the Caribbean. Dinner tonight is in the ocean-view restaurant as the sun sets over azure Caribbean waters.
Days 2 - 4 - Island Caye & Barrier ReefSpend your days snorkeling in one of the premier barrier reefs in the world. Snorkel from the beach in front of your cabana or join the two guided boat excursions in the morning and afternoon. A variety of excellent snorkel sites offer the opportunity to view colorful fish, beautiful coral, stingrays, eagle rays, barracuda, nurse sharks and much more. Fishing, kayaking and SCUBA diving are available at an additional charge. Keep as busy as you wish, or slow down and relax among the tropical palms that encompass the resort. The 8-day package includes three more days at the resort.
MEALS:breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 5 - Depart or Begin Trip ExtensionReturn to Belize City by boat. Upon arrival, a local representative will transfer you to the Belize City International Airport for your departure. Or continue your Belize adventure with an exploration of jungle and Maya ruins.
Alternative ItineraryThis trip can be booked as a 5- or 8-day package. Contact AdventureSmith for other options and rates, including 11-day packages and guided scuba diving and kayaking trips.
Itinerary NotesUse the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, wildlife or National Park regulation. The ability to be flexible makes this type of adventure travel unique.
Arrival & DepartureThe Belize Island Adventure begins and ends in Belize City. Please plan flights to arrive any time on day 1 and depart in the afternoon on the final day of the outlined itinerary from Belize City International Airport. Included transfers to the island are Wednesdays or Saturdays only. If traveling on non-specified transfer day, a private charter must be arranged. The transfer boat departs Belize City between 3:00pm & 4:00pm. Flights or transfers must arrive Belize City by 2:00pm in the winter months. Departure from the island is approximately 8:00am.
ActivitiesThe prices listed on this trip are for the standard snorkel package, which includes 2 guided snorkeling trips per day, except arrival and departure days. Other packages are available at added costs: Dive package including 3 dives per day; Dive/Snorkel package including 4 days of diving and 2 days of snorkeling; and Kayak package including 2 guided sea kayaking trips per day. Days included exclude arrival/departure days. Equipment not specified as included is available for rent. Trips to Belize's famous Blue Hole are available on Tuesdays (weather permitting, minimum of 6 guests) for $200 per person, and require an additional $40 per person National Park entrance fee. Instruction courses, private guides and private boat charters available at additional costs. Rental equipment fees are as follows:
Regulator - Weekly: $75 / Day: $15
BCD - Weekly: $75 / Day: $15
Mask - $15 / Day: $5
Snorkel - $12 / Day: $4
Fins - $15 / Day: $5
Wetsuit - Weekly: $60 / Day: $12
Dive Light - Weekly: $75 / Day: $15
Dive Computer - Weekly: $80 / Day: $17
Sealife Camera with Strobe - Weekly: $250 / Day: $50
Departs Any Day:Prices listed are per person, double occupancy, for a standard cottage-style cabana and the snorkel adventure package.
$1400 - 5 Day High SeasonHigh season rates apply November 2, 2013, through April 25, 2014.
$1340 - 5 Day Low SeasonLow season rates apply April 26 through August 16, 2014.
$2170 - 8 Day High Season
$2070 - 8 Day Low Season
IncludedAccommodations in a standard cabana at Blackbird Caye; all meals; guided activities (varies by package)- snorkel package rates as listed on this trip includes 2 guided snorkeling trips per day (equipment rental extra) except arrival and departure day; round-trip transfers on Saturday and Wednesdays; use of the resort’s kayaks
ExclusionsInternational airfare to/from the destination; excess baggage fees; the cost of obtaining passports; visas or tourist cards; airport arrival and departure taxes; hotel tax of $4.50 per person, per day; meals not specified in the itinerary; alcoholic beverages; personal expenses such as room service; personal communication charges; gratuities; dive/snorkel equipment rental. Blue Hole trip costs an additional $200 per person, with $40.00 Marine Reserve Fee for the trip to the Blue Hole and Half Moon Caye Monument. Blue Hole trip is on Tuesday’s weather permitting and requires a minimum of 6 guests.
Room ConfigurationSingle supplement rates are an additional 30% of package rates. Triple, group and child rates may be available, as well as upgrades to Superior Cabanas or Deluxe Cabanas. Call AdventureSmith Explorations for details.
Payment & CancellationIn order to confirm this trip, a deposit of $400 is required at the time of booking. A Reservation Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. The balance of the trip price is due 60 days before the departure date. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Cancellations are subject to the following per-person fees, based on number of days prior to departure:
90+ days prior - $100 cancellation fee
89-60 days prior - lose original deposit
59-31 days prior - 50% of total trip fee
30 or less days prior - No refund, no credit
Terms & ConditionsThis trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information is sent upon confirmation.
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