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Snorkeling at Laughing Bird Caye

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    What to Expect
    Come and snorkel one of the best snorkel spots on the Belize Barrier Reef, Laughing Bird Caye. This is one of the most popular Inner Reef dive destinations and is just a short boat ride from Placencia which makes a great family excursion. There is an abundance and variety of coral habitats and marine life for Snorkelers and Scuba Divers to explore. Splash boats leave Placencia at 9:00 AM for the 30 to 40 minute ride to paradise.

    If snorkeling, your guide 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 on the island. Then, you would head back into the water for more underwater exploration. There are lots of areas with healthy corals and abundant aquatic life to check out before heading back to Placencia.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We provide complimentary pickup and drop off up in Placencia Village but charge US$ 10.00 per person for pickup and drop off up the peninsula.
    Departure Time
    9 AM
    Return Details
    Splasn Dive Center
    • Pick Up and Drop Off along the main road in Placencia Village.
    • Park Fees.
    • Taxes
    • Licensed Snorkel Guide.
    • Lunch and Snacks.
    • Towels.
    • Lunch
    • Snacks
    • Bottled water
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Use of snorkeling equipment
    • Pick Up and Drop Off outside of Placencia Village (can arrange for US $10.00 per person)
    • Gratuities.
    • Alcoholic Beverages.
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
    • Infant meals are not included.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 7 September 2019

    We loved our snorkeling adventure with Captain Brent and our snorkel guide, Ruth! They were so kind, accommodating, and ensured we had the best time. Pictures do not do Laughing Bird Caye justice. It's really incredible out there! We saw so many colorful fish and...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank sehforsythe
    SplashRalph, Co-Owner at Splash Dive Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2019

    Thank you for a great review. Laughing Bird Caye is a national park and a world heritage site so your are absolutely correct when you say pictures do not do it justice! Patty and I really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience...More

    Reviewed 11 August 2019 via mobile

    We had an excelltent time with our tour guide Melvin and our boat captain Brent. They were both very knowledgeable and passionate about the area and were very friendly. Thanks to their expertise we were able to see some of the most beautiful treasures Belize...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Nat45678
    SplashRalph, Co-Owner at Splash Dive Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2019

    Thank you for a great review and for being sensitive to our environment. Splash wants to teach the world about the world about the beauty of Belize and to protect and preserve this special place. We hope you will become an ambassador for Belize to...More

    Reviewed 1 July 2019

    I communicated with Ralph at Splash to plan for my trip in Placencia. I advised him that I was not a swimmer but had my own snorkel equipment & had snorkeled several times in the Great Barrier Reef & did fine. I was concerned about...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    1  Thank Sylveredtoo
    Ralph C, Co-Owner at Splash Dive Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2019

    Hi Sylvia Thank you for a great review and for hitting all the high points that are important to us for our guests - safety, quality of the experience and having a great time. We hope we will see you down this way again.

    Reviewed 26 January 2019

    We were there in 2011 on our own sail boat.We spend the all day plus an overnight on the mooring that are installed in order not to anchor in the coral. I have snorkled for over 4 hours in a row to make sure that...More

    Date of experience: February 2018
    1  Thank Ghislaine B
    SplashRalph, Co-Owner at Splash Dive Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2019

    I certainly agree with Ghislaine that Laughing Bird Caye is a great snorkel destination! Is is a National Park and a World Heritage Site. As part of our give back to the community policy, every year Splash arranges a cleanup on the north end of...More

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    18 April 2019|
    Response from Ghislaine B | Reviewed this property |
    Hello, It was a small yatch type of boat. It was about 10 or 12 feet long. There used to be 5 or 6 persons on board not more. But I have no idea where the boat was leaving from in Plasancia, Belize.
    Marc B
    6 February 2019|
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    Response from Ghislaine B | Reviewed this property |
    HI, I can't answer that question as we were on our own saliboat. Check this service out on Internet in Placencia, Belize.
    Marc B
    6 February 2019|
    Response from Ghislaine B | Reviewed this property |
    Hello; I don't remember any lounge chairs on this island. It's a protected park among numerous one in Belize's water for the protection of the coral reff. Yes, there is lots of shaded place underneath the palm trees. There... More
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