MOHO CAYE HALF DAY SNORKELING
LAUGHING BIRD CAYE
In the serene embrace of the Laughing Bird Caye, a remarkable story of conservation and natural wonder unfolds. Designated as a National Park in 1996, this island sanctuary serves as a haven for the charming Laughing gulls that grace its northern tip and for the vibrant marine life that calls its waters home.
Laughing Bird National Park is perched upon a unique reef system, known as a FARO. This intriguing term describes a reef structure that mirrors the grandeur of an atoll but resides within the protective embrace of a barrier reef lagoon.
Thanks to its protected status and diligent management, this marine reserve becomes a stage for extraordinary encounters. Here, sightings of sought-after, commercially fished species like lobsters and conch are not just excellent but nearly guaranteed.
Your journey to this pristine haven begins at 8:30 AM, departing from Placencia, and by 2:30 PM, you'll return, enriched by the marvels of Laughing Bird Caye. It's a mere 12 miles to the southeast of Placencia, a short 30 to 45-minute boat ride away, and an immersion into the beauty and biodiversity of Belize's coastal treasures.
per person and includes park fees, snorkeling gears, drinking water, snacks and guide.
Minimum of 6pax
ISLAND HOPPING TOUR
Southern Belize boasts a treasure trove of islands, each with its unique charm, waiting to be explored. Yet, there are simply too many to uncover in a single vacation. That's where our Island Hop tour comes in, extending the possibilities for you to uncover the wonders of multiple islands that grace the Placencia coast.
As you venture from one island to another, you'll encounter a delightful diversity. Some remain untouched, pristine and uninhabited, while others beckon with the promise of amenities like restaurants, bars, and a spectrum of water sports activities.
The cost and duration of this tour are flexible, adapting to your island preferences and group size. It's important to note that while this journey is a feast for the senses, lunch is not included. Instead, guests have the freedom to savor their own culinary delights at a restaurant on one of the islands, making each island hop a truly personalized and memorable experience.
per person and includes snorkeling gear, entrance fees, drinking water and guide fees.
suggested island combination based on closeness of location: 1.Raye Caye, King Lewey's Island
2. Moho Caye - King Lewey's Island
3. Laughing bird - Ray Caye
4. Silk Caye - Ray Caye
5. Laughing bird - Ranguana
Maximum 6pax $100 Per Additional Person
We had an amazing snorkeling trip today to Laughing Bird Caye, a nice 35 minute boat ride from Placencia. It was such a pleasure to get to know Warren and his crew, and a true treat to be guided by them. They arranged everything - equipment, water, towels, a terrific chicken lunch and fresh watermelon snacks.
Fantastic snorkeling! Not only did they have good equipment, but they were super patient with the kids and getting us all set up. They knew every fish in the sea, and gladly pointed them out to us, amazingly spotting lobsters and camouflaged lizard fish. Barracudas, furry sea cucumbers, groupers, needle fish, were just a sampling of what we saw. It was also terrific to learn about the local islands and Belize culture.
We highly recommend any trip with Sunny Side, and hope to come back again!