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Snorkel the Perfect Tropical Isle Silk Caye with Turtles, Rays and Sharks provided by Splash Dive Shop

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Snorkel the Perfect Tropical Isle Silk Caye with Turtles, Rays and Sharks

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 29/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Belize protocol requires guests to arrive at pickup points or at our dive center wearing masks, apply hand sanitizer and be subject to temperature measurement. You must wear your mask except when eating, drinking or have a snorkel in your mouth. Masks are available for sale for US$ 2.50 to $ 7.50.
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Updated 29/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Departure Point
Splash Dive Centre, 2287 Placencia Peninsula Road, Placencia 00000, Placencia, Belize
Duration
8h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Pickup and Drop off along the main road in Placencia Village.
  • Park Fees.
  • Taxes.
  • Licenced Snorkel Guide.
  • Lunch and Snacks
  • Use of Snorkel Vests or Life Jackets (available on request)
  • Towels
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
Exclusions
  • Pickup and Drop off outside of Placencia Village (can arrange for US$ 10.00 per person)
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Splash masks for sale for prices ranging from US$ 2.50 to $ 7.50.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Infant meals not included.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
26Reviews
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Lauren E wrote a review Feb 2020
Seattle, Washington28 contributions7 helpful votes
Our 2 families traveling with 4 children (ages 6-9) had a wonderful experience with Splash Belize today on our snorkeling trip to Silk Caye. Luis was amazing with our young girls and very patient. He was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. One member of our group went diving
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from SplashRalph, Co-Owner at Snorkel the Perfect Tropical Isle Silk Caye with Turtles, Rays and Sharks
Responded 22 Feb 2020
Silk Cayes is a great spot for families with snorkelers and/or divers to experience marine life on the barrier reef in Belize and our guides especially enjoy showing kids how to find all the good stuff. This marine reserve was established to support sustainable marine life for all to enjoy. Thank you for a great review and we hope we will see you down this way again.
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Kaarina M wrote a review Feb 2020
North Vancouver, Canada23 contributions3 helpful votes
We were very happy to have taken the tour with Splash. We went to Silk Caye in a large fast boat, which meant a smoother faster and sun sheltered ride than many of the other tour boats. Half the folks aboard were going to dive and the rest of us were snorkelling. They dropped
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Response from Ralph C, Co-Owner at Snorkel the Perfect Tropical Isle Silk Caye with Turtles, Rays and Sharks
Responded 14 Feb 2020
Thank you for sharing your experience with Splash on Trip Advsor. There is so much to see at Silk Cayes that you can go again and again. As you pointed out, there is not much shade on the caye so reef safe sun screen is a must. The alternative destination is Laughing Bird Caye which has a large palapa which lets you get out from under the sun and is a great snorkel destination.
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Debbie L wrote a review Feb 2020
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We spent a full day with Slash Dive Shop, going to Silk Caye and doing 3 snorkels. The diversity of this coral reef is incredible, and the variety of fish is impressive. We saw many varieties of tropical fish, rays, Nurse sharks and turtles. There were only 8 people on our
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Ralph C, Co-Owner at Snorkel the Perfect Tropical Isle Silk Caye with Turtles, Rays and Sharks
Responded 14 Feb 2020
Thank you for sharing your experience with Splash on Trip Advisor. At Splash we work with a low ratio of maximum of 4 snorkelers per snorkel guide so you get that personal attention and get to see all of the good stuff. Silk Cayes is a great destination with the third snorkel excursion an almost certain close encounter with the rays, sharks and huge turtles. The ride can be bumpy when we encounter rough seas. Our boats can handle the waves but as Debbie points out the ride is sometimes a bit rough. One tip - when the seas are rough, lean forward rather than sitting straight up and it is a lot easier on the body. It is definitely worth the ride to get out to Silk Cayes.
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Sandra V wrote a review Feb 2020
Ontario, Oregon42 contributions10 helpful votes
These guys were so awesome. Kyle, Rudy and captain Alan were so fun and so knowledgeable. They went above and beyond to make sure we saw many things without disturbing the wildlife. My husband and I are wildlife biologists and it's important to us to maintain distance with the
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Response from SplashRalph, Co-Owner at Snorkel the Perfect Tropical Isle Silk Caye with Turtles, Rays and Sharks
Responded 8 Feb 2020
A great review by a pair of biologists!!!!!! Thank you for sharing your experience with Splash on Trip Advisor. Our guides are specifically directed to not harass or handle sea life and to encourage our guests to be very careful around coral and other marine life.
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Sharon M wrote a review Feb 2020
11 contributions4 helpful votes
Splash did a good job and we had a great experience. The ride out to the island went smoothly, it was nice that we could sit in the shade. Once on the island we were surprised to see so many other people--it was SUPER crowded and not what we were expecting, but this was not the
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from SplashRalph, Co-Owner at Snorkel the Perfect Tropical Isle Silk Caye with Turtles, Rays and Sharks
Responded 5 Feb 2020
Thank you for a very ecology centered review. Splash does try to promote green policies and is the only PADI Green Start dive center in Placencia which requires us among other things to employ reusable catering utensils and biodegradable soap. Sharon makes a very good point about sunscreen. You should avoid sunscreens with high content of Titanium Dioxide. This mineral does not biodegrade and is found to react in warm seawater to form hydrogen peroxide which is harmful to all sea life. Oxybenzone and octinoxate, the two chemicals recently banned in Hawaii and are believed to cause coral bleaching. Silk Cayes is a very popular destination so can be very crowded at times. Pompion Caye and Laughing Bird Caye are much less crowded but do not have the third snorkel excursion with the rays, sharks and turtles.
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Curiosity610763
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Excellent snorkeling in Belize
My wife and I were picked up in Placencia, checked in at the Splash base, a very nice office with shade, juice, and
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STEVE W
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MONKEY RIVER
It was a great tour and delivered everything promised and then some. We saw plenty of monkeys, crocodiles, turtles
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Lesleyonanothertrip
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The best crew and experience.
The BEST CREW! We (a group of 15) took a catamaran tour to snorkel at Laughing Bird Caye, Belize. The beauty was ou
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Classclown
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Ask for Rene as your snorkel guide
We were snorkeling at Ranguana Caye as an activity on our Nat Geo/Linblad cruise In Belize on the the Quest. We ha
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Kathy194017
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Interesting Tour of the Monkey River
Splash did a great job in helping me book this trip and communicating what I needed to know. We were picked up b
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Kathy194017
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Interesting Tour of Cockscomb!
First, I have to commend the Splash Dive shop. We had another similar tour scheduled farther in advance that cance
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Megan S
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Loved this dive team!
Our group absolutely loved our time diving with Splash at Silk Caye and Pompion Cay! The dives were absolutely exce
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meln0ah
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Fantastic Snorkel/Scuba
My family of 4 had a fabulous snorkel/scuba diving adventure with the Splash team. 3 of us snorkeled - the water w
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robertpV8878VV
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Awesome Trip
We saw everything we expected to and more. We saw plenty of monkeys on the boat ride and while we heard them, we d
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donaldk323
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Not perfect
They clearly did not know we were coming as they didn't think they had any snorkelers when we showed up. Once that
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LightPacker186362
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Lots of good sightings
We saw the howler monkeys, crocs, and a boa constrictor! Excellent guide, Will. He is a native of the Monkey Rive
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tsutley
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Jungle tour with Percy Gordon- now that’s Authentic!!
We had a great trip along the Monkey River with Percy. Highly recommend this guide and this tour operator, Barebone
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Brad G
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Great adventure outting!!
My wife and I took the a Monkey River Tour on our recent trip to Placencia, Belize and really liked it. We had bea
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Pareducks
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Great tour went with Nite winds Tours
Bert was the captain of our boat and was very personable. Made the trip fun! Picked up our guide up in monkey river
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akaj78
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Fun tour
Fun tour saw everything they say you will. Nothing like hearing howler monkeys live. Just a short stroll on a dirt
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  • Duration: 8h
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