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7 Best Watersport Excursions At Glover’s Reef Atoll, Belize

Nestled within Glover’s Reef Atoll’s untouched beauty lies an oasis of thrilling Belize watersports. Slickrock, a sustainable eco-lodge nestled on Long Caye within this pristine atoll setting, provides these exhilarating activities with guided instruction and the ability to experience all of them in a single all-inclusive vacation. This guide unveils the seven best water excursions in Belize, from vibrant reef explorations to riding the country’s best waves.

1. Snorkeling

The warm, clear Caribbean waters here invite both beginners and experienced snorkelers to explore vibrant reefs without the constraints of heavy gear or time limits. With immediate access to untouched snorkeling sites just moments offshore, enjoy the ease of discovering Belize’s marine wonders. 

Dive into this adventure effortlessly—no lengthy boat rides are needed. Whether by kayak, boat, or right off the shore, uncover the captivating marine life of Belize, learning snorkeling skills with provided training and occasional night snorkeling for an extra thrill.

2. Surfing

Surfing at Long Caye in Belize offers a unique opportunity as the country’s sole accessible and safe surf break. While the reef’s hard coral rubble might not suit novice board surfers, experienced guests can showcase their kayak surfing skills before transitioning to paddleboard surfing and eventually tackling board surfing. 

This wave caters to seasoned surfers, offering moderate to steep drops and a thrilling, fast inner section for long rides in optimal conditions. Boards are carefully selected and require approval from trip guides. Surfing lessons are occasionally available; however, children under 12 cannot use surfboards.

3. Paddleboarding

At Long Caye in Belize, you can learn paddleboarding in the calm lagoon—a great place for beginners to get the hang of controlling the board. Once comfortable, nearby surf spots have gentle waves perfect for newbies to catch and ride.

Paddleboarding is easy with the resort’s modern gear and guidance from experienced instructors. Beginners start on surf kayaks, then move to paddleboards, gradually building up to trying out surfboards—all taught by skilled guides.

4. Windsurfing

Discover the thrill of windsurfing in Belize, where ideal conditions await. With reliable winds and access to both open-sea waves and sheltered, serene waters near the resort’s pristine beach, you’ll have diverse options for your windsurfing adventures.

Long Caye in Glover’s Reef Atoll caters to both beginners and seasoned windsurfers. Basic instruction and a lineup of modern, stable beginner boards facilitate rapid skill improvement. The lagoon’s tranquil waters provide the perfect environment for beginners to grasp this exhilarating sport while enjoying plenty of wind to keep you gliding.

5. SCUBA Diving

Explore the mesmerizing underwater world at Glover’s Reef Atoll, a top-tier destination for deep-sea diving. With its expansive 56-mile wall and consistently exceptional visibility of over 100 feet, this remote atoll promises some of Belize’s most breathtaking dive sites.

Alongside experienced guides, immerse yourself in Belize’s vibrant marine life and stunning coral landscapes. Additionally, SCUBA certification courses in Belize are available for guests at an extra cost, catering to beginners and those seeking to advance their skills with tailored PADI courses.

6. Kayaking

Embark on an unforgettable Belize kayaking journey off Long Caye’s shore, where the shallow waters inside the Belize Barrier Reef and the remote offshore atolls provide endless opportunities for exploration. Kayaking tours cater to all levels, offering serene nature trips or adventurous experiences. 

Expert guides ensure an enriching time, from refining skills to learning techniques like kayak rolling. Explore offshore islands, reefs, and vibrant marine life, surf waves, fish from your kayak, and master various techniques with our skilled instructors.

7. Fishing

Surrounded by a National Marine Reserve, Glover’s Reef Atoll boasts Belize’s healthiest fish populations (according to the National Fisheries Department). Anglers enjoy self-guided spincasting or fly fishing, wading into waters teeming with jack, barracuda, and snapper. 

Kayak fishing equipped with modern gear offers access to prime spots. Within yards of the cabana, find grouper, dorado, permit, kingfish, and marlin. Long Caye provides a serene setting for anglers to hone their skills, practicing catch-and-release with the exception of the invasive Lionfish, which can be spearfished to help preserve the ecosystem.

All-Inclusive Adventure Vacation Packages

With Slickrock Belize Adventures, you can immerse yourself in these exhilarating experiences, discover vibrant marine life, and master thrilling new skills—all in one unforgettable journey at Glover’s Reef Atoll. The 4- and 8-night all-inclusive packages include a beachfront cabana, fresh Belizean meals, and guided instruction for the best activities at Glover’s Reef Atoll. View the example 8-night vacation itinerary here

Glover’s Reef Atoll is a haven for water enthusiasts seeking an array of experiences. With Slickrock, you can embark on an exploration of marine wonders, continual learning, and the thrill of pure adrenaline. These meticulously crafted, all-inclusive adventure packages promise to immerse you in the natural splendor of Belize’s best watersports. Start planning your getaway today!