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Snorkeling away from the crowds

Take a Snake Keys snorkel tour with TIDE. It’s not the reef, but there’re some remarkable coral gardens and unlike the areas around Caye Caulker and Ambergis, there isn’t much... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2016
United States
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Reviewed 13 February 2016

Take a Snake Keys snorkel tour with TIDE. It’s not the reef, but there’re some remarkable coral gardens and unlike the areas around Caye Caulker and Ambergis, there isn’t much wear or damage to the coral here. The area is a protected marine reserve and is home to an impressive array of fish. Most snorkel trips visit the ranger stations... More 

1 Thank NickB-0001
gulf shores
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254 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 317 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2014

My wife and I visited in April 2014. We drove From Belmopan to Punta Gorda purposely to snorkel the Snake Cayes. We are glad we did. We took a private full day snorkel trip from Punta Gorda ($250.00 USD) to the Snake Cayes. Our tour was set up by Lee the owner of Tranquility Lodge. On the way to the... More 

3 Thank nohassle1956
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2013

One of the snorkel trips we did from Sabal Beach was to the Snake Cayes. Was a great 1/2 day trip and we had the island to ourselves!

1 Thank Steve M
Duluth, Minnesota
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2013

We used Blue Belize Tours to guide us at Snake Caye for our snorkeling trip. I've only snorkeled about four other times, but this was by far the best. We were the only ones on Snake Caye the entire day. Our guide went in the water with us, so he was able to point out things that slipped past our... More 

4 Thank smullen4677
Punta Negra
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2012

The Snake Cayes are a great spot to head for a snorkel or shallow dive from Punta Negra or Punta Gorda. They are in a marine reserve so you are assured of seeing a lot of marine life. Definitely stop in at the ranger's station at Abalone Caye on the way to the Snake Cayes. the view from the tower... More 

2 Thank SabalBeach
Saskatoon, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 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.... More 

2 Thank rlk679
Placencia, Belize
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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... More 

3 Thank Belizequeen

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