Come and snorkel one of the best snorkel spots on the Belize Barrier Reef, Laughing Bird Caye. This is one of the most popular Inner Reef dive destinations and is just a short boat ride from Placencia which makes a great family excursion. There is an abundance and variety of coral habitats and marine life for Snorkelers and Scuba Divers to explore. Splash boats leave Placencia at 9:00 AM for the 30 to 40 minute ride to paradise.
If snorkeling, your guide will take you on a tour of the abundant and varied coral and to meet the critters. Critters include spotted drum, huge lobsters, cleaner shrimp, arrow crabs, snapper, barracuda and more varieties of reef fish than you can count. On the east side of the island coral mounds separated by sandy patches rise to about 5 feet from the surface. These mounds have a variety of coral types which are home to lobsters, barracuda, lizardfish, angel fish, parrot fish, spotted drums, southern rays and a myriad of reef fish. On the west side your guide will find lobster, barracuda, lizardfish, Nassau grouper, angel fish, furry sea cucumbers, conch and lots and lots of colourful juvenile reef fish. To enjoy everlasting memories of this snorkel trip, we recommend purchasing/renting a digital underwater camera available from our store.
Around mid day you’ll enjoy a Belize style picnic lunch or a barbecue on the island. Then, you would head back into the water for more underwater exploration. There are lots of areas with healthy corals and abundant aquatic life to check out before heading back to Placencia.