The Snorkeling Adventure – Silk Caye

Like a dream slowly materializing, docking at Silk Caye Marine Reserve triggers unexplored senses… With every second upon arrival, the beauty of this little picturesque island (surrounded by miles of turquoise waters and resting in view of Belize’s Great Barrier Reef) is emphasized.

This is it, your snorkeling-adventure is about to begin. Right here, within the confines of this heaven-on-earth…


With feet planted onto its shores and a 360-degree view of the alluring body of water, you will be guided into the shallow shores. A sitting position is the preferred way to slip on fins and securing the snorkel masks.

Making-way toward deeper waters, a group usually consists of swimmers and first-timers of various ages. With life-vests fastened let-go and float atop the blue waters.

Magical coral formations compete with other marine life for appeal, each complimenting the other so beautifully!

Quick Facts About Silk Caye

  • Silk Caye Marine Reserve is located just 36 km. east of Placencia Village, Belize.
  • A legislated protected zone since 2003, Silk Caye makes up only part of the attraction of this region known as Silk Caye and Gladden Spit Marine Reserve.

This wonderland of the marine eco-system is home to numerous endangered species of corals, turtles and fishes, one of which can be spotted by your licensed tour guide during your snorkel!

It was a Loggerhead Turtle, about four (4) feet in length, slowly swimming.  Tour guides suspect these turtle’s age at around 45-years-old, in human-years!

Protected Marine Life includes:

  • Staghorn Coral
  • Fire Coral
  • Star Coral
  • Elkhorn Coral
  • Green Turtle
  • Loggerhead Turtle
  • Hawksbill Turtle
  • Goliath Grouper
  • Nassau Grouper
  • Great Hammerhead

(The gentle Whale Shark, a filtered eater, is a seasonal attraction for divers just outside of the Great Barrier Reef, in the Gladden Spit Marine Reserve.)

From schools of permit fishes to the docile nurse and lemon sharks, every second of our 45-minute circular tour of Silk Caye was filled with epic discoveries…

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