KITEBOARDING IN CAYE CAULKER BELIZE
The constant trade winds make Belize a perfect location for Kiteboarding. Caye Caulker has a kiteboarding school taking advantage of the shallow water immediately in front of the island. Velento’s beach is larger enough for more experienced kiters to launch from between the docks, not for the beginners though!
SWIM WITH THE MANATEES
Manatees are lovable and gentle water creatures that spend their entire lives in the water. According to researchers, manatees can have a life span of up to 60 years and are found habitually in warm shallow waters. They only eat plants making them herbivores and at times can be seen just off the coast of Caye Caulker.
Belize has the region’s largest concentration of manatees by the count of the United Nations Environment Programme due to the fact that Belize has the largest coral reef in the western hemisphere and extensive mangrove swamps. In addition, Belize’s network of rivers and lagoons which is protected in part by the reef provides fertile feeding grounds and shelter for these amazing mammals.
CANOEING AND KAYAKING IN CAYE CAULKER BELIZE
The Mopan River connects with the Macal River to form the Belize River. You can rent canoes and power boats are also available for fishing in various rivers in the area. There are also tour companies which offer Class 1 and Class 2 rapids. The guides are certified by the local tourist board. You might see birds and large iguanas as you proceed along the river.
CAYE CAULKER SNORKELING TOURS
Carlos Tours runs a 1 day snorkeling tour of the Belize Barrier Reef run by Carlos Ayala, who has been running the tour and living in Caye Caulker for 15 years. The reef is the second longest in the world and is home to a wide variety of marine life including corals of all shapes, colours and sizes, sea turtles, sharks, rays, tropical fish, eels, lobster, crabs and, at the right time of year, manatees.
Carlos is a free diver meaning he can dive for extended periods without the use of oxygen tanks. Since 2002 he has combined this ability with his increasing interest in underwater photography and takes fantastic close up photos of everything you see on the tour with his underwater digital camera.
You can email Carlos at firstname.lastname@example.org
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