Meet your private captain and guide in central Placencia, and climb aboard the boat for a brief safety overview. Relax and enjoy the 1-hour ride out to the Silk Cayes, a set of small, remote islands fringed by coral reef and perfect for living out any deserted-island fantasy.
Slip on a provided snorkeling mask and fins, and splash into the calm, clear waters of this protected marine reserve with your guide. Explore the vibrant coral and fish that surround the cayes — including several endangered species — on a snorkeling dive that’s well suited to beginners. Recharge with a traditional Belizean lunch served on the beach, and enjoy time for a stroll on the silky white sand.
In the afternoon, ride to Turtle Alley, another great-for-snorkeling spot along the barrier reef. This area is known for as a popular gathering place for sea turtles, rays and harmless nurse sharks feeding on scraps left over by fishermen cleaning their catch. Stop for a another snorkeling dive to check out the vibrant marine life before the return trip to Placencia.