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“Great snorkelling and exploring!”
Review of Snake Cayes

Reviewed 11 February 2012

We visited the Snake Cayes during a recent visit to Punta Gorda. We hired a local guide ($550 BZE) in town that took us out for the day. Due to rough waters we snorkelled around the farthest Snake Caye (East) and seen a variety of marine life including a nurse shark, barracuda, jelly fish, lobster, and numerous other colourful fish. After snorkelling around the island we headed back to the West Snake Caye for lunch on the beach. Due to the rough water we decided to explore the island a bit more and even had pictures with a small boa that our guide found. Visiting the Cayes was a great opportunity to experience the marine reserve and well worth the ride on the choppy waters.

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Reviewed 4 May 2009

The Snake Cayes are a group of cayes (islands) off coast of Toledo.

They are perhaps best known as one of the best permit fishing spots in the world. Here is shallow, glassy clear water, shoals of 20 or more permit can be spotted, usually with jacks mixed in. You will get more shots at permit here in a day than you can get in a week in most other countries.

Snake Cayes (don't be put off by the name, snakes are not in evidence) is equally good as a family outing destination for snorkelling, casual fishing and a shore lunch, eating the fish you caught. Turtles can often be seen here, it's one of the best turtle spots in Belize.

Most easily reached from Punta Gorda or from the charming fishing village of Monkey River, which also has very simple accommodation, and two more comfortable fishing lodges, Steppingstones and Monkey River Retreat. To contact the Monkey River Tour Guides Association, monkeyriverguides@gmail.com

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