Ambergris Caye, Belize

The Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System

Enjoy a relaxing and ocean filled vacation!

The Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System lies about half a mile off the windward side of the island. It is the longest barrier reef in the western hemisphere and second longest in the world!

Marine Life living in the Barrier Reef

  • Rainbow Tropical Fish
  • Mackerel, Kingfish, Wahoo, Tuna, Sailfish and Malins
  • Polyps
  • Brain coral, Staghorn coral, Elkhorn coral, and Sea Fans

Airlines and Airfaire

These are Airfares for a Thursday to Thursday round trip from DFW airport to Belize City. Once in Belize City there is a 30 minute puddle jumper ride with a cost of $80 round trip.

  1. United: $539.01
  2. American Airlines: $1,000.01
  3. Delta: $844.01

Lodging and Hotels

  1. Captain Morgan's Retreat $179/night
  2. Las Terrazas Resort & Residences $309/night
  3. Sapphire Beach Resort $206/night

Excursions, Explore the Reef!

Belize Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley Snorkel Tour

Explore the underwater wonders of Belize’s most popular snorkeling sites with this 3-hour trip to Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley. Departing from Ambergris Caye, you'll swim with an amazing variety of fish, sea turtles, stingrays, and nurse sharks among the coral formations of the largest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere. $66.99

Belize Sea Trek Underwater Tour

Enjoy a unique underwater sightseeing experience on a 2.5-hour sea trek from Ambergris Caye in Belize. Don an air-tight helmet similar to those used by astronauts and walk on the sandy bed of the Caribbean Sea. Descend to a depth of 12 feet (4 meters) with an expert instructor and delight in the magnificent tableau of tropical marine life. Marvel at the feeling of buoyancy and the ability to breathe underwater as you stroll along the seabed past bright coral formations, exotic fish and stingrays. Enjoy the convenience of round-trip hotel transportation from your Ambergis Caye hotel on this tour. $114.25

Belize SNUBA Adventure Tour

Explore the amazing marine life of the Caribbean with a SNUBA tour of Belize's famed Hol Chan Marine Reserve or Mexico Rocks patch reef. Departing from Ambergris Caye, this 2.5-hour tour will take you to the SNUBA destination of your choice, where you will get an up-close look at Belize’s amazing coral reefs and sea creatures. With no scuba certification required, SNUBA allows you to explore underwater at depths up to 20 feet (6 meters) using a regulator-powered breathing hose. $107.00


Ambergris Caye relies heavily on boats for transportation not only around the island itself but for inter island travel, mainland travel, transportation of cargo and of course tourism. When Swimming or snorkeling on Ambergris Caye please.

BEWARE OF BOAT TRAFFIC and follow these safety guidelines:

1) Swim/snorkel between docks and in designated swim areas when available.

2) Do not attempt to swim out to the reef.

3) Consider not wearing jewelry when snorkeling or swimming.

4) If any vessel is heading in your direction signal to make yourself visible.

5) Use a life vest or diver down buoy for visibility when snorkeling or swimming.

6) Touching coral, plant life and dock posts may cause extreme allergic reactions.

7) Always have someone watching when snorkeling or swimming at night.

8) Do not dive from docks as there could be shallow water or obstructions under water.

9) Pay attention to the wind speed and direction when kayaking away from shore.

10) A kayak and/or paddle are useful to make yourself visible while in the water.

11) Your belongings should not be left unattended on the beach or dock.

We want your vacation on Ambergris Caye to be a memorable and enjoyable one so please be safe while exploring our natural wonders.