Snorkel Silk Caye & Turtle Alley
About our Snorkel Silk Caye & Turtle Alley
Located just 36 km east of Placencia Village, 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!
The first thing you’ll notice when you get to the Silk Cayes is that the water is incredibly clear, almost as transparent as glass. Standing on the sugar-white soft sandy beach, you’ll see nothing in every direction, only an open ocean. But as you wade deeper into the water, you’ll start to see why people from around the planet travel to these remote islands to go snorkeling.
Coral thrives in the Silk Cayes, not just one kind of coral but an incredible variety of different corals with different shapes, colors, and sizes. And where there’s coral, there’s lots of marine life. Fish and small marine animals use the coral to hide from predators or as a spawning ground, and where the small prey goes, so too, the predators follow.
Silk Caye and Turtle Alley Snorkeling in Belize
While exploring the reef, your guide will take you to Turtle Alley. Get a chance to meet Loggerheads, Sting Rays, Nurse Sharks, and Eagle Rays.These creatures are harmless and enjoy the company. Simply keep your hands to yourself and enjoy the encounter.
What is included:
Private guide, water, soda, lunch, snacks, all snorkeling gears, transportation to and from your accommodation, park fees
What to bring:
Sunscreen, Towel, Camera
What to wear:
Comfortable clothing, Swimsuit, Sun Glasses