Blackbird Caye Snorkeling
The 12th most popular snorkel dive spot in Belize.
Friday 1 July 2016 06:29 GMT
East of Belize City in the Turneffe Islands, the snorkeling at Blackbird Caye is known for its loggerhead turtles, coral and manatees. It is located 35 miles east of Belize City . There are 70 dives sites all in about ten feet of water.
To reach the snorkeling in Belize by air, fly into Belize City International Airport (BZE) which is located west of Belize City. Since there are few hotels near the airport and the airport is pretty far from the sketchy Belize City, you will want to arrive as early in the day as possible to meet your connection. There are two small inter-island airlines that serve many other destinations off-shore of Belize. Note, even if you reserve a specific inter-island flight at a specific time, only after you check-in with the inter-island carrier are you really assigned to an actual flight at an actual time. While there is a ferry service from downtown Belize City to some islands, there are only informal taxis (in personally owned vehicles) from the airport along slow roads thru run-down neighborhoods to the ferry dock, which is located in a very sketchy area. Hence, the ferry service does not tend to be a very popular option with tourists. When you are departing from Belize, the departure tax is included in the airline ticket, but make sure to verify.
Overall, Blackbird Caye is the 12th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 44 snorkeling dives in Belize. Several of the better snorkeling spots are nearby Blackbird Caye including Blue Creek, Hollywood and Redezvous Cut.