Belize Adventures Start Here

Belize is so much more than beautiful beaches. Belize boasts the second largest barrier reef in the world, ancient Mayan ruins, jungles and wildlife reserves. There's no shortage of adventure options, but we have a few recommendations!

SCUBA Diving

The Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System lies off the eastern coast of Belize and is the longest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere and the second longest in the world. Belize Underwater hosts incredible scuba diving and snorkeling in the best dive sites in the country. Visit the Blue Hole, South Water Caye, Glover's Atoll, or Turneffe Island. Not certified? We also offer Discover SCUBA where you spend a few hours learning to dive, then you go on a real SCUBA dive, all in one day!

Snorkeling

Experience the Belize Barrier Reef from above! Belize Underwater will take snorkelers out to any of our dive sites, but we also offer a shorter snorkeling-only option. Snorkeling the Belize Barrier Reef is a must-do during your visit!

Fly Fishing

Go fly fishing with Lincoln Westby and his team of guides at Blue Horizon. Try your hand at a grand slam and hook a permit, tarpon and bonefish on the same day! Half day and full day tours offered. If you've never fly fished before, we also offer Discover Fly Fishing with a short casting lesson before a half day on the water!

Reef Fishing

Picture your group anchored out on the second largest barrier reef in the world catching a variety of ocean species. All fishing gear and refreshments (soda, water and ice) and a lunch are included. Whether you prefer trolling along the outer cayes or spin casting anywhere along the coast you will get to experience it all. The fishing guides are equipped with rods and tackle (we suggest that spin casters bring their own gear). Full day experience includes going to the island and cooking your catch! For a small plating fee, Hopkins Bay will cook your catch for you.

Private Island Day

A day at Thatch Caye is an unforgettable experience. We cater to travelers who are looking for an off the beaten path paradise with a fun, community vibe. Whether your utopia includes adventure on the open water or sun, sand and drinks, you'll be right at home at Thatch Caye. We're a friendly island that welcomes boaters and yacht moorings. From the Coco Lounge to the Starfish Bar, you'll see that this island is a true destination. Our island resort has everything you'll want and more. Take a ride on the dive boat and get dropped off at Thatch Caye private island resort. Spend the morning (8 am to 1 pm) enjoying Thatch Caye's facilities.

Mayan Ruins

Explore the history of the Maya and their traditions and be guided by an indigenous Maya from the region. Enjoy the orange farms, banana farms and a good view of our Maya Mountains, during the three hour drive through the Hummingbird Highway, one way. Then cross the Mopan River on a ferry. The reward for climbing to the top of El Castillo is a spectacular view of the Cayo District and Petén Guatemala. The tour guide will stop for lunch at a local restaurant. On the way back, enjoy the fresh dip at the inland Blue Hole.

Zip Lining & Waterfall Rappel

Enjoy zip lining through the dense jungle and enjoy a true rainforest experience with some of the most experienced zip line guides in Belize. Soar with the birds on the longest zip line course in Belize and Central America through the pristine canopy of the jungle. After zipping on the longest zip line in Belize, fill up with a delicious lunch. You will then venture on a guided hike to the waterfall where you rappel one hundred feet down.

Cockscomb Basin & Jungle River Tubing

World renowned for being the first jaguar reserve with over 128,000 acres of lush tropical rain forest. Explore the jungle trails of this flora & fauna sanctuary with a naturalist tour guide, home to all five of Belize’s cats: Jaguar, Puma, Margay, Jaguarundi, and Ocelot. After your hike, tube-float down the South Stann Creek for a unique close-up look at the jungle and then take a short hike to the waterfall for a cool dip to conclude your visit. Afterwards enjoy a short picnic lunch before heading back.

Horseback Riding

Ideal for both experienced and non-experienced riders. Leaving from Outback Stables, guests will pass through a citrus grove before entering into the hills that surrounded the Maya Mountains. The trail winds over Pine Forest Hills with beautiful views of the second highest peak in Belize. The trail makes its way over mounds of rock that are the remains of an ancient Maya Civilization until you reach the bank of the Sittee River. Take a break and a swim before hitting the trail again.

Bioluminescence

This experience exposes guests to one of Belize’s Natural Wonders. This fascinating boat ride meanders through a jungle tunnel and mangrove ecosystem leading to Anderson’s Lagoon, where one experiences the mystical glows of nature! You'll be mesmerized by the Dinoagellates which are tiny unicellular marine plankton also known as fire plants. Witness the water coming alive in various neon colors while jellyfish and fish dart around the boat. SEASONAL. Only offered January to May.

Half Day Chocolate Factory Tour

Visit a traditional Mayan family operation led by Julio Sacqui, a master chocolate maker who offers two-hour farm-to-factory tours including a trip to the cacao plantation. The full process is explained right through to the finished bar of dark chocolate.