Snorkel Inner Reef on our Placencia day trips to the Belize Barrier Reef System
Come and snorkel inner reef with our expert guides for the snorkeling trip of a lifetime, to one of the best snorkel spots on the Belize Barrier reef at Laughing Bird Caye. This is one of the most popular inner reef dive destinations and is just a short boat ride from Placencia and makes a great family excursion, with fun and adventure in one trip. Laughing Bird Caye is a National Marine Park, World Heritage Site and has an abundance and variety of coral habitats and marine life for scuba divers to explore. One of the Splash boats leaves Placencia almost every day at 9:00 am for the 30 to 40 minute ride to paradise.
The best snorkeling adventure tours on the Southern Belize Barrier reef system
If snorkeling, your guide (registered with Belize Tourism Operators) will take you on a tour of the abundant and varied coral and to meet the critters. Critters include spotted drum, huge lobsters, cleaner shrimp, arrow crabs, snapper, barracuda and more varieties of reef fish than you can count. On the east side of the island coral mounds separated by sandy patches rise to about 5 feet from the surface. These mounds have a variety of coral types which are home to lobsters, barracuda, lizardfish, angel fish, parrot fish, spotted drums, southern rays and a myriad of reef fish. On the west side your guide will find lobster, barracuda, lizardfish, Nassau grouper, angel fish, furry sea cucumbers, conch and lots and lots of colourful juvenile reef fish. To enjoy everlasting memories of this snorkel trip, we recommend purchasing/renting a digital underwater camera available from our store.
Around mid day you’ll enjoy a Belize style picnic lunch or a barbecue and relax on the beach after getting your fill of the beauty of the underwater world of Laughing Bird Caye. Then head back into the water for some exploration and you may even have time to circumvent the caye. There are lots of areas with healthy corals and abundant aquatic life to check out before heading back to Placencia.