All inclusive, multi day Tropical Kayaking Adventures Tour Trips take place in the Coral Reefs and Islands of beautiful Belize and will give you a unique and wonderful active vacation experience you will soon not forget
The Epic Belize is a multisport journey taking you off-the-beaten path to rich coral reefs, jungle rainforests and remote Mayan villages – ideal for those looking for an active, adventurous vacation that encompasses the best of Belize.
This is an extraordinary journey through Belize packed with adventure and excitement. You’ll sea kayak, snorkel, dive, windsurf, hike through the rainforest, explore Mayan ruins and ceremonial caves and descend an incomparable tropical river through canyons and lush rainforest. On each stage of the trip, you’re teamed with the best guides in Belize – individuals whose knowledge and experience enable you to see and do what you never thought possible.
Activities: Sea Kayaking (paddling & sailing), Snorkeling, Mayan Ruins, Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP), Scuba Diving (optional, not included in trip fee), Whitewater Paddling and Waterfall, Repelling, Photography, Natural History and Interpretation, Hiking, Birding, Fishing.
Accommodations: Bocawina Rainforest Resort, Lodge at Big Falls, Expedition River / Jungle Camping, Glover’s Reef Basecamp at Southwest Caye
Epic Belize Adventure Trips Departure / End Dates 2018-19
Nov 30-Dec 9 Dec 21-30 Feb 1-10, Mar 1-10, 22-31 Apr 5-14
Trip Fee CAD: $2799.00 pp (plus $350 Gov fees and taxes) Based on 2 per room
Trip Fee US : $2325.00 pp (plus $308 Gov fees and taxes) Based on 2 per room
This Coral Islands SUP journeys by Stand Up Paddleboard between local island lodges in the Southern Barrier Reef …it is the only lodge to lodge SUP and snorkel trip in Belize! Stand Up Paddleboarding is one of North America’s hottest new sports, and the sheltered lagoons and turquoise waters of the Southern Barrier Reef are ideal for both novice and experienced paddlers.
SUP expert and enthusiast Norm Hann will be Guest Instructor and Trip Coordinator, working with our licensed Belizean guides. You will discover uninhabited islands, coral reefs, mangroves and abundant marine life by day. Nights will be spent in small, family run island lodges, dining on fresh Belizean fare and enjoying breathtaking sunsets from the hammock on your deck. This trip also includes an inland overnight adventure to the Tropical Education Center, with a specially-arranged (optional by donation) night tour of the Belize Zoo – a great introduction to native wildlife and Belizean ecology.
Explore Southwater Caye Marine Reserve on Belize’s Southern Barrier Reef, a United Nations’ designated world heritage site. Days will be spent exploring lesser traveled areas of the reef by Stand Up Paddleboard and snorkel, with nights at family-run island cabanas enjoying fresh seafood and local cuisine and a comfortable bed and shower. This trip is Ideal for those seeking the adventure of a guided SUP journey combined with the comforts of family-run island lodges. No previous paddling experience required. Motor boast supported.
Activities: SUP, Paddleboard Sailing, Snorkeling, Fishing, Optional Scuba Diving & Nocturnal Zoo Tour (at extra cost), Photography, Birding, Natural History Interpretation
Accommodations: Forest Bungalow, Rustic Island Lodges
Belize SUP Adventure Trips Departure / End Dates 2018-19
Dec 29-Jan 4 Feb 2-8*, 16-22* Mar 2-8 Apr 6-12
Trip Fee CAD: $1999.00 pp (plus $330.00 Gov’t Fees and Taxes) Based on 2 per room
Trip Fee US : $1660.00 pp (plus $290.00 Gov’t Fees and Taxes) Based on 2 per room
*These dates will have SUP special instructor Norm Hann and trip fees will increase $48 US and $100 CAD respectively
Join us for a 7 day, 6 night Bedizen, Caribbean adventure, kayaking from remote island lodge to lodge along the barrier reef. We’ll paddle and sail our kayaks along the barrier reef for about 5 to 11 miles a day, leaving us plenty of time to snorkel, fish and enjoy the beautiful warm, crystal waters of these tropical Bedizen out islands. We’ll explore many different regions of the reef by kayak including the inner and outer walls, patch and fringing reefs, mangrove ranges and protected lagoons.
The five day Paradise Islands multi-sport trip is the perfect combination of vacation and adventure in the tropics. As we paddle and sail from Caye to Caye and lodge to lodge, traveling over 20 miles along the southern Barrier Reef of Belize, the itinerary will stimulate the active person yet still leave us ample time to relax and enjoy island life. Try world class snorkeling, stay in rustic Bedizen lodges on postcard-perfect tropical cayes and explore secluded mangrove islands, or kick back in a hammock while guides prepare delicious meals of seafood, Caribbean vegetables, tropical fruits and fresh baked bread.
After five glorious days on the water, we cross back to the mainland returning to the village of Dangriga for an evening of camaraderie and fun, where the beat of skin drums, along with traditional dances and songs bring to life the history of the Garifuna people of Belize. While your guides and our Bedizen hosts are preparing a delicious dinner, you can check into your comfortable seaside room and with a cold drink in hand enjoy the friendliness and warmth that are the hallmark of these small, yet-to-be-discovered lodges. Each trip begins with a thorough introduction to sea kayaking and snorkeling, so no previous kayak experience is required.
“It is quite difficult to put into words the amazing experience we had in Belize. We always have high expectations for our trips, but never before have I been so overwhelmed with how many times, this adventure had exceeded those. Thank you for your attention to detail the incredible guides and thank you! Belize, it is an amazing country!”
Cathy Spicer Paradise Islands
Activities: Sea Kayaking (paddling & sailing), Snorkeling and Fishing, Stand Up Paddle Boarding (on specific trip dates), Optional Scuba Diving (at extra cost), Photography & Birding, Natural History Interpretation
Accommodations: Forest Bungalow, Rustic Island Lodges
Belize Paradise Adventure Trips Departure / End Dates 2018-19
Nov 17-23, 24-30 Dec 1-7, 8-14, 15-21, 22-28 Jan 5-11, 12-18, 19-25, 26-Feb 2 Feb 9-15, 23-Mar 1 Mar 16-22, 23-29, 30-Apr 5 Apr 13-19, 20-26
Trip Fee CAD: $1799.00 pp (plus $320.00 Gov’t Fees and Taxes) Based on 2 per room
Trip Fee US : $1495.00 pp (plus $280.00 Gov’t Fees and Taxes) Based on 2 per room
Departing International flight reservations should be made for after 11:30 am on Day 7 (Departure Date)
Glover’s Reef and Mayan Caves combines an inland expedition of Mayan ruins and rainforest caves with the opportunity to explore and stay on a remote coral atoll.
Glover’s Reef is part of the world famous Belize Barrier Reef, a protected marine park and designated world heritage site thirty-six miles off the shore of mainland Belize. Perfect for active families and couples of mixed abilities, this adventure Basecamp offers flexibility and choices in daily guided activities, so traveling companions can do things together or separately.
Thirty six miles offshore of the Belize mainland lie a group of tropical islands cradled within a turquoise lagoon and surrounded by a living coral reef. Glover’s Reef Atoll is considered to be one of the richest tropical marine environments in the entire Caribbean. Our private island base of over 13 acres is perched on the southern edge of the atoll with a dramatic view facing east over the main reef crest and the open Caribbean. Based from our comfortable field camp we are fully equipped to spend six and a half days sea kayaking and kayak sailing, snorkeling, diving, and fishing. After our adventures each day we like to reward ourselves with a bounty of fresh seafood, island baking, tropical fruits and yes, even rich, decadent deserts! Glovers is ideal for those who wish to enjoy the comforts of a well-appointed field camp yet want an active and flexible day-to-day schedule.
On arrival in Belize, before heading out to Glovers, we have an opportunity to experience the diversity of the rainforest and the rich Mayan culture of the interior. Our itinerary includes a rare chance to visit the Xunantunich ruins and a Mayan cave hike in the lush rainforest.
“It is a beautiful and still unspoiled country with beautiful unspoiled people. We greatly enjoyed very good food, wonderful Bedizen tour guide stories, the kayaking, and snorkeling, idyllic sailing, deep sea fishing with huge results we will all swear to and subsequently ate, Hammocks, floating in inner tubes in a cave with headlights on, zoos, horseback riding, Mayan ruins, exquisite tours of wild flora, and fauna. (we were especially fond of the howler monkeys!) A great group of people we felt we had known forever but some of whose last names we still do not know, the secret life of coconuts, having perpetually salty sandy feet, cashew wine, fried jacks, rice and beans, wild drums and dancing. All in all, a true adventure to be reviewed, relived, relieved, rejoiced, and remembered.”
Hilary Clark Cole & Alex Tilley (Of Tilley Endurables) www.tilley.com Glovers Reef & Mayan Caves
Activities: Sea Kayaking (paddling & sailing), Snorkeling, Scuba Diving (optional, cost not included), Yoga (on specified dates), Standup Paddleboarding (SUP), Birding, Cave Exploration, Fishing, Photography, Natural & Cultural History Interpretation
Accommodations: Cahal Pech Village Resort, Southwest Caye Glovers Base Camp
Dec 3-9, 10-16, 17-23, 24-30, 31-Jan 6 Jan 7-13, 14-20, 21-27, 28-Feb 3 Feb 4-10, 11-17, 18-24, 25-Mar 3 Mar 4-10, 11-17, 18-24, 25-31 Apr 1-7, 8-14, 22-28
Must book Belize departure flight no earlier than 3:00 pm for Day 7: (Earliest Fly Home Date)
Trip Fee CAD: $1699.00 pp (plus $260 Gov fees and taxes) Based on 2 per room
Trip Fee US: $1410.00 pp (plus $220 Gov fees and taxes) Based on 2 per room
From the Air, Lighthouse Reef Atoll is a Dazzling island necklace of white sand cayes encircling a sapphire blue lagoon. On the extreme edge of the Belize reef system, miles beyond the main barrier reef, these isolated atolls support the greatest diversity of reef types and marine life.
Formed over millennia, the coral reefs grew on top of the inundated Maya Mountains as sea levels rose (some 10,000 years ago as the last ice age retreated) and eventually formed an oval shaped wall of corals around a shallow sand and coral lagoon. Stunningly beautiful islands, a sheltered lagoon brimming with life and the dynamic interaction between the outer reef, open seas and inner lagoons are the prime attractions of our atoll basecamp on Half Moon Caye.
To get to Lighthouse, we travel by boat beyond the main barrier reef, past Turneffe Atoll – some fifty-five miles east of the mainland where the underwater walls of Lighthouse atoll rise 3000 feet from the surrounding depths of the sea. The inner protected lagoon provides a rare underwater habitat for snorkelers with miles upon miles of shallow, warm waters studded with corals and where the lagoon drops off to the open sea, precipitous walls, undersea ridges, canyons, tunnels and valleys brimming with life are the deeper realm of scuba divers.
Long difficult to access and out of reach for kayakers and snorkellers, Island Expeditions has pioneered the first-ever basecamp at Lighthouse Reef where we sleep in spacious walk-in tents, each with an ocean view. You may begin your day with a morning yoga class, and after each day’s activities our open-air dining pavilion and lounge is the perfect place to relax in comfort with fine meals, splendid company and conversation charged with the excitement of the day’s adventures.
“The trip looked a perfect fit for us and all the information was well presented and well detailed. Seeing a daily itinerary with pictures let us see what we were going to experience. I had high expectations for a classy, well planned expedition and I was not disappointed! Awesome Thank you.”
Suzanne Adams Lighthouse Reef
Activities: Sea Kayaking (paddling & sailing), Snorkeling, The Blue Hole Snorkeling, Scuba Diving (optional, cost not included), Yoga (on specified dates), Standup Paddleboarding (SUP), Birding, Cave Exploration, Fishing, Photography, Natural & Cultural History Interpretation, Intertidal exploration, reef and mangrove ecology
Accommodations: Birds Eye View Lodge, Halfmoon Bay Basecamp (Safari-style tent), Belize Biltmore Plaza
Dec 20-26, 24-30, 28-Jan 3 Jan 1-7, 11-17, 15-21, 25-31, 29-Feb 5 Feb 8-14, 12-18, 22-28 Mar 8-14, 12-18, 22-28, 26-Apr 1 Apr 5-11, 9-15, 19-25
Trip Fee CAD: $1599.00 pp (plus $350 Gov taxes and Fees) Based on 2 per room
Trip Fee US: $1328.00 pp (plus $308 Gov taxes and Fees) Based on 2 per room
Beyond the barrier reef, past Turneffe Atoll–some fifty miles and more eastwards of the Belize mainland– a coral atoll rises from the sea. Shimmering with white-sand cayes and lush green with groves of coconut palms, the lagoon provides a rare underwater habitat for snorkelers, with miles upon miles of shallow waters rich with corals. Where the lagoon drops off to the open sea; precipitous walls, undersea ridges and valleys brimming with life are the deeper realm of scuba divers. We will also visit the renowned Great Blue Hole with a motor supported kayak sailing excursion.
Long difficult to access and out of reach for kayakers and snorkelers, we have pioneered the first-ever basecamp at Lighthouse Reef. We sleep in spacious walk-in tents (every window has an ocean view) and after each days activities our open air dining pavilion is the perfect place to relax in comfort with fine meals and splendid company.
“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.”
Carlie Holland Lighthouse Reef
Activities: Sea Kayaking Instruction (first time to advanced), Sea Kayaking (paddling & sailing), Snorkeling, The Blue Hole Snorkeling, Scuba Diving (optional, cost not included), Yoga (on specified dates), Standup Paddleboarding (SUP), Birding, Cave Exploration, Fishing, Photography, Natural & Cultural History Interpretation, Intertidal exploration, reef and mangrove ecology
Accommodations: Bird’s Eye View Lodge, Half Moon Caye Basecamp, Belize Biltmore Plaza
Jan 19-27 Feb 2-10, 16-24 Mar 2-10, 16-24, 30-Apr 7 Apr 13-21
Trip Fee CAD: $1979.00 pp (plus $395 Gov fees and taxes) Based on 2 per room
Trip Fee US: $1645.00 pp (plus $350 Gov fees and taxes) Based on 2 per room
Lighthouse Reef, made famous by legendary underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau, has become known amongst divers as the ‘Aquarium’ due to the sheer abundance of marine life, crystal clear waters, and thriving coral reefs. Beyond the Barrier Reef, past Turneffe Atoll – some fifty miles and more eastwards of the Belize mainland – a coral atoll rises from the sea. Shimmering with white-sand cayes and lush green with groves of coconut palms, the lagoon provides a rare underwater habitat for snorkelers, with miles upon miles of shallow waters rich with corals.
Where the lagoon drops off to the open sea – precipitous walls, undersea ridges, and valleys brimming with life are the deeper realm of scuba divers. Includes exploration of the Mayan ruins of Lamanai. Long difficult to access and out of reach for kayakers and snorkelers, we will travel to the first pioneered ever basecamp at Lighthouse Reef.
We sleep in spacious walk-in tents (every window has an ocean view) and after each day’s activities our open air dining pavilion is the perfect place to relax in comfort with fine meals and splendid company.
Activities: Adventure and Learning, Rainforest River Travel, Swimming, Stand-up Paddle Boarding, Snorkeling, Sea Kayaking (Paddling), Sea Kayak Sailing, Photography, Archeology, Natural History Interpretation, Mayan Ruins, Birding
Accommodations: Biltmore Plaza Hotel, Lighthouse Reef Basecamp, Birdseye View Lodge
Belize Maya Reef Explorer Kayak Adventure Trip Departure / End Dates 2018-19
Dec 18-26, 22-30, 26-Jan 1, 30-Jan 7 Jan 11-19, 13-21, 25–Feb 2, Jan 27-Feb 4 Feb 8-16, 10-18, 22-Mar 2 Mar 8-16, 10-18, 22-30, 24-Apr 1 Apr 7-15, 19-27
Trip Fee CAD: $2149.00 pp (plus $395 Gov fees and taxes) Based on 2 per room
Trip Fee US: $1785.00 pp (plus $350 Gov fees and taxes) Based on 2 per room
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 3 pm.
Booking and Payment: Canadian Credit Cards. The booking requires a 30% deposit by Visa or MasterCard with the balance due 60 days prior to trip departure by E-Transfer from your on Canadian Bank.
Non Canadian Credit Cards are charged the full trip fee payment in US dollars or a Bank Wire Transfer in Canadian Dollars or a 3.5% fee if you wish to charge your Non Canadian Credit Cards credit card in Canadian Dollars at the time of booking.