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Private Day Tour: Silk Cayes and Turtle Alley Snorkeling Adventure

From US$150.00
  • Private snorkeling cruise to Turtle Alley and the Silk Cayes from Placencia
  • Swim and snorkel off the shores of idyllic tropical islands
  • Protected marine reserve near Belize's barrier reef makes an ideal snorkeling spot
Private Day Tour: Silk Cayes and Turtle Alley Snorkeling Adventure
From US$150.00
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Private Day Tour: Silk Cayes and Turtle Alley Snorkeling Adventure
From US$150.00
Enjoy the marine life of Belize’s barrier reef on a private snorkeling adventure to the Silk Cayes and Turtle Island. Get personalized attention from your captain and guide as you cruise across aquamarine waters from Placencia to the tiny, protected islands ideal for snorkeling, and see how Turtle Alley got its name from an abundance of shelled creatures and harmless rays and sharks that gather to feast on fishermen’s scraps.
What to Expect
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.
Reviews (14)
1 - 5 of 13 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago
Simply Amazing!! Take this tour!

My husband, my son and his girlfriend and I took this perfect private tour yesterday with Conrad and Tulu. Left at 9am from their location in Placencia Village and headed out to Silk Caye (about an hour boat ride). Weather was perfect! Conrad (captain) and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Dawn S
Reviewed 4 January 2019 via mobile
Awesome! Book with these guys, you won't regret it!

We arrived in Harvest Caye on NCL and took the ferry to Placencia. I was incredibly nervous about booking a private tour and making it back to our ship on time. Conrad was awesome at responding to all of my emails prior to the trip...More

6  Thank ninamb1973
Reviewed 3 January 2019
Amazing tour!

Tulu and Lincoln took us on an amazing snorkeling adventure. It was the first time snorkeling for the 4 of us and we had a blast. We saw with sharks, stingrays and turtles. It was an experience I will never forget. I highly recommend this...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Dena C
Reviewed 2 January 2019
Highlight of our time in Belize!

We wanted to try a snorkeling excursion and was drawn to this tour since it was private and was a family run business. It exceeded expectations on multiple levels! On our way out to Silk Caye, we stopped as we spotted some dolphins, and were...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SuzC123
Reviewed 27 September 2018
snorkeling with the undersea life

A truly unforgettable experience for my wife and I. Conrad and Tulu took us out on their private boat after picking us up from our resort hotel. The ride was about an hour on a very safe boat. Its rainy season so the seas were...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank davidtx2018
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28 January 2019|
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Response from Dena C | Reviewed this property |
Our boat ride was in choppy waters, but the captain was skilled at handling it. It was a little rough, but the destination was worth it. I am not sure what their cancellation policy is.
Cindy C
16 January 2019|
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Response from Dena C | Reviewed this property |
My youngest daughter was 16 when we went on this tour. I am not sure what the minimum age requirement is.