Belize Lighthouse Reef Kayak Adventure: 9 Days / 8 Nights Itinerary
“This is the best adventure trip I have ever had! Thank you for introducing me to a tropical paradise I have only ever dreamt about. I was totally enthralled by the Belize coral reefs – The clarity of the water & the variety of corals & fish was outstanding & revealed new treasures every day. I learnt so much about the country and culture as well as the exquisite natural environment. The guides were superb and ran the whole trip in an unassuming yet efficient manner with a high degree of professionalism. A huge amount of work must go on behind the scenes to achieve such a smooth operation.”
| Departures 2017-18: Dec 18, 22, 26, 30 Jan 12, 16, 26, 30 Feb 09, 13, 23 Mar 09, 13, 23, 27 Apr 06, 10, 20
* These dates have a reverse itinerary with the Inland Component first, followed by the lands portion.
|Group Size: 6-22|
|Guides: 2-6 Leaders|
Sea Kayaking (paddling & sailing)
Scuba Diving (optional, cost not included in trip price)
The Blue Hole Snorkeling
Snorkeling, beaches and swimming
Intertidal exploration, reef and mangrove ecology
Natural & Cultural History
Bird’s Eye View Lodge
“Halfmoon Caye really was idyllic. The Kayaking & snorkeling was fantastic – the most luxurious tent I’ve ever been in. I really enjoyed the nature. What a privilege to
have such an arrangement with the Audubon Society Park Service.”
Typical Daily Itinerary:
|Important Note: For those who are connecting with their international flights on the last day of the trip it is important your flight is scheduled to depart after 3pm. If you are planning on staying an extra night in Belize we can make reservations for you at the Biltmore Hotel or add on an extra night at our lodge in the Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary.
NOTE: Due to the remote location of the Lighthouse Reef Basecamp, the activities on the reef portion of this trip are weather dependent. This itinerary is a ‘guide’ and must remain flexible and open to changes at the trip leaders’ discretion. We hope you bring a spirit of adventure with you, and allow us to adjust the sails.
|Night 0: Birdseye View Lodge||Nights 1-6: Half Moon Caye Basecamp||Nights 7: Biltmore Plaza Hotel (optional at extra charge)|
At the start of the trip we pick you up on arrival at the Belize International Airport on Day 0. On the last day of the trip we can drop you off directly at the Belize International Airport or the Biltmore Plaza Hotel. All transportation by land and water from Day 1 to Day 7 on the trip is included.
Optional diving is available for certified divers on certain days of the trip.
Scuba Diving Rates… (2014)
BC and Reg Rental $15 US
Two Dives $125 US
Three Dives $165 US
While at our base-camp on Half-moon Caye, our guests have unrestricted use of the following equipment: Double Kayaks (outfitted with special sails), Single Kayaks, Complete Research Library, On the island, we are in communication with the mainland via satellite phone and VHF Marine radio.
1. Comprehensive pre-trip information package
2. All meals, accommodation, and transfers described in the itinerary
3. Professional Guiding Services
4. Unlimited use of our Equipment and facilities
5. Government Fees & Taxes
What’s Not Included…
1. Post-trip transfer to Belize International Airport
3. Fishing Licences
4. Scuba Diving
5. International Flights and Airport Departure Tax
6. Extra costs due to late Arrivals, lost baggage and other circumstances beyond our control
Single Traveler Pricing
Many of our guests travel on their own. Our style of trip is ideal for single travelers combining the benefits of group camaraderie and group security with lots of individual flexibility in what you want to do each day. Single supplement options vary by trip style. Standard trip pricing is based on double occupancy. Solo guests can request either to share twin accommodations with another traveler or request single accommodations for an additional fee. If you are willing to share and we are able to match you up – no problem and no extra cost. If we cannot match you up then we have a simple, affordable $149 US / $189 CAD supplement fee . This fee will be applied at the time of booking, but will be reimbursed just before your departure if we are able to match you up.
Should you prefer private accommodations, we can provide you with your own room and the following charges apply.
Lighthouse Reef $340 US / $425 CAD
NOTE: The number of single rooms available on most departures is limited, and may not be available at each location. If we are not able to provide your own room throughout the trip, we will pro-rate the supplement fee.
Eltringham, Peter. 2002. Belize: The Rough Guide .London. Penguin Publishers. Perottet, Tony. 2000. Belize: Insight Guide Singapore. Houghton Mifflin Publishers. -Great photographs and written by a Belizean!
Rabinowitz, Alan. 2000 Jaguar, One Man’s Struggle to Establish the First Jaguar Sanctuary New York. Island Press.
Getting to Belize City:
American Airlines: Toll Free: 1-800-433-7300 website: www.aa.com
US Airways: Toll Free: 1-800-622-1015 website: www.usairways.com
Delta Airlines: Toll Free: 1-800-221-1212 website: www.delta.com
United Airways: Toll Free: 1-800-421-4655 website: www.united.com
Southwest Airlines – via Houston, TX Toll Free: 1-800-435-9792 website: www.southwest.com
WestJet (Canada): Toll Free: 1-888-937-8538 (United Kingdom): Toll Free: 0-800-279-7072 website: www.westjet.com
Still have questions? Please give us a call toll free in North America at: 1-866-383-9453 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Booking: The booking requires a 30% deposit by Visa or MasterCard (for Canadian Credit Cards) with the balance due 60 days prior to trip departure. Non Canadian Credit Cards are charged the full trip fee payment in US dollars or a Bank Wire Transfer in Canadian Dollars at the time of booking.
The trip dates do sell out so please book early to get the trip dates you want.