Snorkeling the Belize Barrier Reef

Belize Tours from Calico Jack's Village

Snorkeling the Belize Barrier Reef

The fabulous Belize Barrier Reef stretches from Cozumel in Mexico, along the entire coastline of Belize to the Bay Islands of Honduras. It is the longest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere and offers countless pristine dive sites.

The Barrier Reef offers access to some of the most spectacular wall dives, ocean drop-offs and amazing marine life anywhere in the world. Wall dives range from 30 to 120 feet with water visibility averaging 80 to 100 feet. The water temperatures are between 75 to 85 degrees year around.

Most of the snorkeling inside the reef is done from the beaches of small cayes. Licensed guides will take you to fabulous locations to see Belize’s marine life.

Inside the reef, you can see the smaller and more delicate tunicates, anemones and sponges that survive in the clear, calm waters. There are over 460 species of fish that inhabit the coral reefs. There are many species of coral of both the soft and hard type.

You should never touch the coral or any other type of sea growth. You will either damage it or it will damage you. Never bother the sea life especially green moray eels.

Note that Calico Jack’s works only with licensed tour operators. You can no doubt negotiate a cheaper snorkeling or diving expedition with an unlicensed or small operator in Placencia. However, you assume a much greater risk for your safety.

Tour price includes lunch, all gear and professional guide. Price varies depending on the operator, location and size of boat. Please contact us for more details.

For pricing and to make a reservation contact us at 501-832-2478 or at