We booked with Hicato Tour (the friendly Ecuadorian guide is called Carlos) and paid 30 Bel $ per person, everything included.
The boat is adequately called Reef Rat.
From 10 till 5 pm, you stop at several reefs, at an island for lunch and at a shipwreck.
Caye Caulker and Amergris Caye are probably the two most famous off the coast of Belize City. I stayed on Caye Caulker and did a snorkel tour from one of the local operators - absolutely amazing! Visibility was good and I saw sting rays, manta rays, eels and even a shark (I think) that zoomed by out of the corner of my eye. The guys on the boat thought they saw it too!! August was the wrong time to visit - extreme humidity and blatantly bothersome thick sand flies. Roland is a local Garafuna that lives in a little shack on Caye Caulker. I hope he's still there after a hurricane swept by there a few years back. These people are very poor. I hung out with him for a day and he crafted me a tiny wooden seahorse as time went by, knowing that I didn't really have that much extra money to spare for him. Roland will carve anything any size for you if you're looking for a true souvenir. You get to spend many hours together and really absorb what it's like for these people to live there. A great adventure!
Do a beach barbeque with a tour group. I recommend Rocque and Jerry who can be found at Sol Caribe. It is the best meal you will have all week. Combines cooking out, fishing and snorkeling.
A really fun day that has a bit of everything. You can try spear fishing. The snorkeling is great and you get fed the freshest fish.
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