Belize City Snorkeling Excursion Reviews

Belize City is home to turquoise waters and the largest coral reef in the Western Hemisphere.
Starfish Snorkel, okay value for money until we got to the island and everything was a crazy ...
Sail Date: August 2019
Starfish Snorkel, okay value for money until we got to the island and everything was a crazy upcharge.
Starfish Snorkel, okay value for money until we got to the island and everything was a crazy upcharge. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
This was an amazing time snorkeling on a private beach, however the beach was small and I wished ...
Sail Date: June 2019
This was an amazing time snorkeling on a private beach, however the beach was small and I wished that they had an actual bar out in the water so you can enjoy it even more. The crew on the private boat did an exactly job making sure to ... Read More
This was an amazing time snorkeling on a private beach, however the beach was small and I wished that they had an actual bar out in the water so you can enjoy it even more. The crew on the private boat did an exactly job making sure to inform us about how long the ride from the ship will take and how long we be able to enjoy the private beach after they pick up other passages from another cruise ship. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Lack of fish were seen.
Sail Date: June 2019
Lack of fish were seen. Crowds of people. Two decker boat at capacity
Lack of fish were seen. Crowds of people. Two decker boat at capacity Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Snorkelling wonders of the Barrier Reef.
Sail Date: June 2019
Snorkelling wonders of the Barrier Reef. Enjoyed the boat ride out to Cay, snorkelled healthy coral, but limited as to where we good go after guided tour. Alcohol only punch served.
Snorkelling wonders of the Barrier Reef. Enjoyed the boat ride out to Cay, snorkelled healthy coral, but limited as to where we good go after guided tour. Alcohol only punch served. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We took the Barrier Reef Snorkeling Wonders excursion.
Sail Date: April 2019
We took the Barrier Reef Snorkeling Wonders excursion. It was a four-hour tour which consist of a 45 minute boat ride each way to a SMALL private island, 30 minutes of rushed, crowded snorkeling with not much to see (fire coral way to ... Read More
We took the Barrier Reef Snorkeling Wonders excursion. It was a four-hour tour which consist of a 45 minute boat ride each way to a SMALL private island, 30 minutes of rushed, crowded snorkeling with not much to see (fire coral way to close for comfort) and then two hours of beach time with no amenities and limited seating available. Beautiful island but very rocky. Make sure you keep your swim shoes with you as you have to give up your fins before coming out of the water. It was very painful to walk back to our bags. Food and drink was available at extra cost. The tour did pick us up from the ship and deliver us back to the ship without the need to tender to get to the tour. Once back on ship we took a tender to the port to do some shopping. Very little to do around the Belize City port and shopping prices were high. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We did the Snorkeling Wonders Barrier Reef excursion to Rendezvous Caye.
Sail Date: April 2019
We did the Snorkeling Wonders Barrier Reef excursion to Rendezvous Caye. The best snorkeling I've ever done. Afterwards, there's time to play on the beach, snorkel on your own, or have a snack and some Belizean beer or old
We did the Snorkeling Wonders Barrier Reef excursion to Rendezvous Caye. The best snorkeling I've ever done. Afterwards, there's time to play on the beach, snorkel on your own, or have a snack and some Belizean beer or old fashioned Cola. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
They picked us up on a boat from the cruise ship and it was a 45 minute ride out to the snorkeling ...
Sail Date: March 2019
They picked us up on a boat from the cruise ship and it was a 45 minute ride out to the snorkeling tour. The snorkeling was great, beautiful coral reef, massive stingray and even saw a nurse shark. We got to snorkel for about 45-50 minutes ... Read More
They picked us up on a boat from the cruise ship and it was a 45 minute ride out to the snorkeling tour. The snorkeling was great, beautiful coral reef, massive stingray and even saw a nurse shark. We got to snorkel for about 45-50 minutes and then they took us to Starfish Island for some beach time. It was an absolute beautiful facility. Plenty of chairs, great beach, activities to do, restaurants and even a starfish cove where you can hold and take pics with starfish. We really enjoyed this excursion and would do it again in a heartbeat. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The boat ride from the ship was 45-60 minutes each way, and then we landed on a small caye for the ...
Sail Date: March 2019
The boat ride from the ship was 45-60 minutes each way, and then we landed on a small caye for the day, Rendezvous Caye). We never actually went to Belize. The day was fun, but we left wondering if we had made the right choice. The ... Read More
The boat ride from the ship was 45-60 minutes each way, and then we landed on a small caye for the day, Rendezvous Caye). We never actually went to Belize. The day was fun, but we left wondering if we had made the right choice. The snorkling wasn't great due to lower visability, but we did see numberous huge conch. The staff was friendly and organized. The lunch was basic chicken and rice for $8. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Barrier reef snorkeling is an excursion from Belize City.
Sail Date: March 2019
Barrier reef snorkeling is an excursion from Belize City. You take a tender boat from the ship to a private island about 30 mins away. The island is very small and beautiful. They provide you with snorkeling equipment, split you into ... Read More
Barrier reef snorkeling is an excursion from Belize City. You take a tender boat from the ship to a private island about 30 mins away. The island is very small and beautiful. They provide you with snorkeling equipment, split you into groups about about 20-25 and then lead your around the reef. If you are inexperienced (like us), you can use a life vest to float. More experienced snorkelers were separated into a different group. Our group consisted of two guides who pointed out fish, coral, and other sea creatures (e.g., barracuda, sting ray) and sometimes picked them up so we could touch them (e.g., star fish). There are also several people in kayaks watching over us to make sure everyone is safe. Overall, it was a lot of fun. After snorkeling, you can swim, relax on the beach, or drink Belize bottled Cokes. The trip home on the tender as awesome too because everybody got some rum punch. Yes, I do mean everybody! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
I would rate the Snorkel and Starfish Island Getaway higher if I could.
Sail Date: March 2019
I would rate the Snorkel and Starfish Island Getaway higher if I could. It was so fun! The guides were great, the snorkeling was beautiful and the island was amazing! A must do!!
I would rate the Snorkel and Starfish Island Getaway higher if I could. It was so fun! The guides were great, the snorkeling was beautiful and the island was amazing! A must do!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We booked the Snorkelling and Starfish Island tour.
Sail Date: March 2019
We booked the Snorkelling and Starfish Island tour. It was a good value of money. The crew was great and was able to control and communicate properly. We saw the beautiful reef during snorkelling and then were able to chill out on the ... Read More
We booked the Snorkelling and Starfish Island tour. It was a good value of money. The crew was great and was able to control and communicate properly. We saw the beautiful reef during snorkelling and then were able to chill out on the beach on Starfish island for 2 hours thereafter. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We were picked up at the ships and went to the snorkeling site.
Sail Date: March 2019
We were picked up at the ships and went to the snorkeling site. Good boat and crew. Snorkeling is great on the barrier reef. Then went to small island where we bought burgers and beers and enjoyed the view. Then taken directly back to the ... Read More
We were picked up at the ships and went to the snorkeling site. Good boat and crew. Snorkeling is great on the barrier reef. Then went to small island where we bought burgers and beers and enjoyed the view. Then taken directly back to the boat. This is the 2nd time we booked this and enjoyed the experience a lot. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Belize was beautiful and the instructors were good at teaching beginners how to snorkel.
Sail Date: March 2019
Belize was beautiful and the instructors were good at teaching beginners how to snorkel. We went to Rendezvous Caye to snorkel.
Belize was beautiful and the instructors were good at teaching beginners how to snorkel. We went to Rendezvous Caye to snorkel. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Was not the Barrier Reef excursion that I expected...was VERY misrepresented.
Sail Date: March 2019
Was not the Barrier Reef excursion that I expected...was VERY misrepresented.
Was not the Barrier Reef excursion that I expected...was VERY misrepresented. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Took a boat ride to reef and snorkeled then went to small to relax on beach.
Sail Date: February 2019
Took a boat ride to reef and snorkeled then went to small to relax on beach. It was very good trip but when we got back to the ship, which had to be anchored out, there was some kind of a mix up and there was a boat left tied up to the ... Read More
Took a boat ride to reef and snorkeled then went to small to relax on beach. It was very good trip but when we got back to the ship, which had to be anchored out, there was some kind of a mix up and there was a boat left tied up to the docking port. We were left sitting on our boat for about a half hour in sun waiting for the other empty boat to move. When we got on board the ship's crew seemed confused when we asked why they did not clear the docking port for a half hour? Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Snorkeled for an hour then spent couple hours at Starfish beach.
Sail Date: January 2019
Snorkeled for an hour then spent couple hours at Starfish beach. Great excursion.
Snorkeled for an hour then spent couple hours at Starfish beach. Great excursion. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Some of the best snorkeling I have done!
Sail Date: January 2019
Some of the best snorkeling I have done! The Reef in Belize is alive and amazing array of sea life!
Some of the best snorkeling I have done! The Reef in Belize is alive and amazing array of sea life! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Amazing experience.
Sail Date: January 2019
Amazing experience. Best snorkeling ever. The best coral I have ever seen. Great crew. Cared for our group well.
Amazing experience. Best snorkeling ever. The best coral I have ever seen. Great crew. Cared for our group well. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
I can't recommend snorkeling in Belize City.
Sail Date: December 2018
I can't recommend snorkeling in Belize City. It is a VERY long boat ride to and from the snorkeling area at the marine preserve, the area where you snorkel is very crowded and chaotic.
I can't recommend snorkeling in Belize City. It is a VERY long boat ride to and from the snorkeling area at the marine preserve, the area where you snorkel is very crowded and chaotic. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
After the initial confusion as to where to start the tour (ship vs pier) the 45min ride to ...
Sail Date: December 2018
After the initial confusion as to where to start the tour (ship vs pier) the 45min ride to Rendezvous Reef was worth the clear waters and numerous fish and corals just off-shore. Unfortunately, due to the delay in the start of the tour, it ... Read More
After the initial confusion as to where to start the tour (ship vs pier) the 45min ride to Rendezvous Reef was worth the clear waters and numerous fish and corals just off-shore. Unfortunately, due to the delay in the start of the tour, it was cut short (barely time to relax after the snorkel swim) before having to head back to make our ship departure time. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Crowded but good amount of time snorkeling reef and then 2 hours at starfish island (chairs, ...
Sail Date: December 2018
Crowded but good amount of time snorkeling reef and then 2 hours at starfish island (chairs, hammocks, water toys).
Crowded but good amount of time snorkeling reef and then 2 hours at starfish island (chairs, hammocks, water toys). Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Booked the Barrier Reef snorkeling tour.
Sail Date: October 2018
Booked the Barrier Reef snorkeling tour. Excellent tour, only 10 people, knowledgable guides, three stops - the reef, Shark/ray alley and Caye Caulker for lunch. Great price and value.
Booked the Barrier Reef snorkeling tour. Excellent tour, only 10 people, knowledgable guides, three stops - the reef, Shark/ray alley and Caye Caulker for lunch. Great price and value. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
The guides was very nice and informative of the layout of the area.
Sail Date: October 2018
The guides was very nice and informative of the layout of the area. They are very safety oriented and and was very attentive to the new snorklers, like me and my husband. Very much enjoyed it. I would recommend this excursion.
The guides was very nice and informative of the layout of the area. They are very safety oriented and and was very attentive to the new snorklers, like me and my husband. Very much enjoyed it. I would recommend this excursion. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Long ride to island, but good guide and nice photos....
Sail Date: September 2018
Long ride to island, but good guide and nice photos.... loved it
Long ride to island, but good guide and nice photos.... loved it Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Snarky tour guide who had a disdain for Americans.
Sail Date: June 2018
Snarky tour guide who had a disdain for Americans. He did, however, know where to spot the fish, shark, manatee, etc.
Snarky tour guide who had a disdain for Americans. He did, however, know where to spot the fish, shark, manatee, etc. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line