Tours From The Island

Let’s Celebrate The Belize Barrier Reef

The Belize Coral Reef – the 2nd largest barrier reef in the world – is the crown jewel of Belize.  The miles and miles of rainbow corals that make our entire coast line what it is today.  Literally.  Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker started as patches of coral and built up over thousands of years.Keep reading »

My Eight Craziest Adventure Tours In Belize Plus One

Belize is full of adventure.  Such a small country, you can be at the 2nd largest reef in the world on one day and then deep within an inland cave the next.  It was my trip to the “Black Hole” that got me thinking about this list so I’ll start with that.  Adventure?  Me?  Keep reading »

Christmas Eve Sailing and Snorkeling with the Lady Leslie

This morning I called my family in Providence, Rhode Island and the phone was passed from person to person. Everyone asked the same question – “What are you doing for Christmas”?    With the kids going present-toy-candy crazy in the background, they always seem a little bit surprised (or maybe a bit wistful?) by my answers.Keep reading »

My 8 Favorite Sea Creatures in Belize

Belize has some ridiculously amazing creatures. Both above the water… A toucan in the Cayo District.  The National Bird. Fuego, the tapir, at the Belize Zoo.  The National Animal. This beautiful Howler Monkey outside of Belize City. And below the water. Many know Belize for the coastline, the amazing diving and snorkeling.  And for veryKeep reading »

Saturday in San Pedro: A Farmers’ Market & Crocodile Hunting

Waking up to the height of the yellow sulphur butterfly migration, it was a gorgeous day.  Blue and sunny with hundreds of yellow-green butterflies flitting by.  Was I able to capture them on camera?  Hardly… A cocoplum tree in the front yard seemed to be a quickly snacking stop…there were about 50 on the bush…maybeKeep reading »

WHAT A VIEW: Parasailing over the Reef and Ambergris Caye

My three biggest fears in life, in order are:  1.  Heights 2. Public Speaking and 3. Death.  But this was my second time parasailing and I felt like a pro.  No more nerves (though it was a breezy day) – I felt totally secure with the heavy duty sitting sling I had climbed into…and theKeep reading »

Snapshot Sunday: The Week ALL Over Belize

Instead of losing interesting in Instagram, I become more and more enamored.  Despite the fact that of the 400 million users, 90% are estimated to be below 35 years old.  I…miss that demographic by a few years.  But it’s such an easy, fun, fast way to share your pictures and follow what others are doingKeep reading »

Belize’s Black Hole Drop: Leave The Chicken at The Top

Belize’s Maya Mountains (that cover much of the lower left quadrant of the country) sit atop caves and hidden rivers…places discovered and undiscovered.  Yesterday, starting in Ambergris Caye (and returning there in the same day), I hiked deep into the jungle, dropped 300 feet into a limestone sink hole and lived to tell the tale.Keep reading »

Belize Game Fishing and The Big November Tournament

When you think big game fishing…I’m not sure you think Belize.  Fly fishing YES!  Always Belize.  Check out this article about 11 of the World’s Best Fishing Spots.  Belize is right there but for our “inshore slam” – the permit, the tarpon and the bonefish. But we have deep waters – just after our reef,Keep reading »

A Magical Manatee, Caye Caulker & The Changes At the Split

Yesterday was THE DAY to get in the water.  Hot and perfectly still in the morning, Carl of Imagine Tours met us at the gas station dock in town.  It was just four of us…and the day was ours.  We had one REAL goal.  To swim with a manatee. Lunch in Caye Caulker…especially Fried Chicken Friday atKeep reading »