Barrier Reef Snorkeling

Belize boasts the Western Hemisphere's longest continuous barrier reef, approximately 185 miles of coral formations with a large variety of marine life. The pristine Southern Barrier Reef offers several different snorkeling sites for beginners and experienced snorkelers. With visibility usually ranging between 60 ft/18/m to 100ft/30m snorkelers love Belize's shallow reefs, channels and gentle currents where they often have close encounters with eagle rays, tarpon, cleaner fish, stingrays, octopus and even dolphins.
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The majority of our snorkeling takes place a short 35 minutes away in the South Water Caye Marine Reserve where conservation and safety are the key words.  All trips are accompanied by a certified Belizean Tour guide who would love to share his passion and knowledge of the ocean with you.  The weather influences our choice of snorkeling sites.  When we snorkel the northern part of the Southern Barrier Reef, we usually make a stop at Man-of-War Caye where there are a variety of nesting birds like frigates and brown boobies.  On this trip entry and exit are directly from the boat, as opposed to the island based snorkeling where you can wade into the water from the beach.  This trip is ideal for agile and experienced snorkelers as snorkeling is done from the boat.  For less confident or new snorkelers, we can drop the snorkel teams off at an island where you can relax, explore the island or simply snorkel in the waters from the beach.

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  • Price Price: US $120
    per person
  • Intensity Intensity:
  • people Minimum: 1
  • Depart Depart: 8:30 am
  • Return Return: 1:00 pm


  • Towel

  • Fresh Fruits

  • Cookies

  • Juice

  • Water

  • Snorkel Guide

What to Bring:

  • Sunscreen

  • Hat

  • Sunglasses

  • Underwater camera

  • Bathing suit

  • Rashguard

  • Insect Repellent

  • Field guide

Other Information:

This adventure can be included in any of our packages. If you do not purchase a package, this tour may be booked a la carte for the listed price.

Intensity Key:

  • Easy
  • Moderate
  • Challenging
  • Very Challenging
[More general information about our tours]

Everyday, Hamanasi offers a barrier reef excursion and an inland excursion based on a preset schedule. These scheduled tours are included in package rates. Tours beyond the daily scheduled tours are not included in package rates but can be booked at the listed cost. All tours are accompanied by a licensed Belizean tour guide and include any permits needed. A PADI professional accompanies all dive trips. More information about our tours is available on our rates and policies pages.

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This is my 6th Belize dive adventure in the past 18 years and my best ALL around experience.

I’ve been to quite a few dive resorts. Hamanasi is hands down, the best so far. Thank you for a wonderful time.

Best dive experience we have ever had. Everyone top Notch. Best vacation ever!

Everything surpassed our expectations. We came here as new diver because we wanted an operation we could trust and we found that here.

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