Embarking on an extraordinary journey aboard your multi-destination cruise and discover the unparalleled beauty of Harvest Caye and other near by islands in Belize. Picture yourself on stunning islands embraced by the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean Sea—a one-of-a-kind experience exclusive to Belize.

Harvest Caye, located near Placencia in Belize, offers an array of exciting excursions for cruise passengers to enjoy. Owned by Norwegian Cruise Line, this 75-acre eco-friendly cruise port is a popular tourist destination in the country. There are numerous activities available on the island itself, but for a truly authentic Belizean Experience, it’s worth taking ferry to the charming Placencia Village. Where you will find a host of captivating snorkeling experiences , island hopping or Seafood hunting adventure awaits. Learn More about Harvest Caye Island

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Ferry from NCL Harvest Caye to Placencia

To access the Placencia Village from Harvest Caye, cruise passengers must take the  ferry (tender). TIP: Tickets for the ferry can only be purchase at the excursion desk onboard the ship. While it is not mentioned on NCL website, the ferry is sanctioned by NCL, and they oversee the ticket sales, guaranteeing you a spot on the ferry. The ferry ride is about 15 to 30 minutes to or from Placencia. The cost of roundtrip tickets are about $25USD. The ferry docks at Placencia Municipal Pair, where your guide will be waiting for you. www.ncl.com/harvest-caye


Note: Placencia Tour Operators are not permitted to access the docking facilities at Harvest Caye, but will work to ensure you have an authentic Belizean Experience with in a given time frame. 

It is recommended to secure ferry tickets in advance, then make payment for your trip with us..

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Snorkeling and other Harvest Caye Excursions

Indulge in our exclusive private adventures, designed to provide cruise passengers with enhanced time flexibility. Immerse yourself in an unforgettable journey, ensuring you not only relish the adventure but also have ample time to catch the ferry back to your cruise ship.

Placencia Snorkeling excursions

Once in Placencia Village, a variety of captivating excursions await eager traveler's. Snorkeling enthusiasts can embark on the Placencia Snorkeling excursions, with the Silk Cayes being a popular choice. Located approximately an hour away from Placencia on the Barrier Reef, the Silk Cayes consist of three small islands, often referred to as the "Queen Cayes." These pristine islands offer exceptional snorkeling opportunities, allowing visitors to explore the vibrant underwater world teeming with marine life. Other snorkel charters from the village include visits to Laughing Bird Caye National Park, Lark Cayes, and Bugle Cayes, offering diverse and enchanting experiences.

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Fish and Snorkel

For those seeking a combination of fishing and snorkeling adventures, the Fish and Snorkel excursion is an excellent choice. Spend the morning engaged in bottom fishing or trolling around the inner reefs of the Placencia area or along the magnificent barrier reef. Catch a variety of fish, such as snappers, groupers, mackerels, king mackerels, barracudas, and with a stroke of luck, even Dorado or Wahoo. After the fishing expedition, head to one of the nearby islands to indulge in snorkeling while the morning's catch is being prepared and grilled for a delightful lunch.

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Straight Fishing

Avid and novice anglers can opt for the Straight Fishing excursion, where various fishing techniques such as trolling, spin casting, and bottom fishing are tailored to suit their preferences and deliver an unforgettable fishing experience.

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Monkey River Tour

Nature enthusiasts will find the Monkey River Tour to be a captivating river cruise. Navigate through enchanting mangrove tunnels and be on the lookout for incredible wildlife sightings, including crocodiles, manatees, iguanas, birds, howler monkeys, and occasional porpoises. This immersive tour offers a unique opportunity to connect with Belize's diverse ecosystems and witness the wonders of its natural habitat. Marine Life in Belize https://www.placenciasnorkeling.com/marine-life-of-belize/

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Seize the opportunity to make your cruise even more memorable by booking an excursion. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking landscapes, and let the warm tropical breeze guide you to the shores of this idyllic island paradise. Engage in the allure of small, hidden gems as you step onto the pristine beaches.

This list of drinks on the NCL premium beverage package includes spirits cocktails wine by the glass and bottle or back bottled or draught beer. They recently removed the $15 per drink cap and unlimited fountain soda and juices at all bars lounges restaurants. Harvest Caye has been excluded from Norwegian beverage packages.

Short answer: No. A band was put in place stopping guests from taking bottled water with them onboard the cruise ship. Guests can still purchase water packages in advance. NCL Water bottle packages are $16.95 for 6 liters, $29.95 for 12 liters and $24.95 for 24 liters.

They are two Cruise ship port terminals in Belize. At the Belize Tourism Village in Belize City docking is not possible. After the cruise ship has anchored in the bay of the coast, you will take the ferry to the cruise port. NCL Dock at Harvest Caye near Placencia, where cruise passenger makes their way on to the island by walking.

In comparison to other Central American countries, Belize is considered to be safe for visitors. With the commons crimes against tourism being theft. It is unlikely you will be a victim of gang-related problems or braking and entry faced be the Belizean Citizen.

More about NCL Harvest Caye (Island)

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Photo By: NCL

Cruise passengers visiting Harvest Caye, a stunning beach destination near Placencia, can expect an unforgettable experience. Owned by Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), this tropical oasis offers a variety of amenities and activities to cater to every guest’s preferences.

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Upon disembarking from the ship, passengers are greeted by a picturesque pool area complete with lounge chairs and a swim-up bar, where they can relax and soak up the Caribbean sun. The beach area provides ample space for swimming and enjoying the crystal-clear waters, while palm trees offer shade for those seeking a respite from the sun.

For adventure seekers, a zip line experience awaits at the lighthouse, providing breathtaking views of the surrounding area. Nature enthusiasts can explore a wildlife sanctuary, spotting animals such as butterflies and local wildlife.

A shopping village offers an array of shops, perfect for picking up souvenirs like t-shirts and seashells. Guests can also indulge in delectable cuisine at the various restaurants and grab refreshing drinks at the bars scattered throughout the port.

Harvest Caye serves as a gateway to numerous shore excursions, including visits to ancient ruins, kayaking through mangroves, or embarking on a thrilling zipline adventure. Those seeking relaxation can rent cabanas and enjoy the serene atmosphere by the pool or along the shore.

Local businesses in the area cater to the needs of cruise passengers, providing transportation services, answering any questions, and ensuring a seamless experience. The government and cruise lines work together to maintain the facilities, keeping the port clean, safe, and welcoming for visitors.

With its idyllic location, Harvest Caye is a prime destination for cruise passengers looking to immerse themselves in the natural beauty and vibrant culture of the Caribbean. The itineraries offer plenty of options for exploration, whether it’s discovering the region’s rich history, engaging in water activities, or simply enjoying the amenities and amenities provided.

Harvest Caye truly captures the essence of a tropical paradise, combining stunning beaches, lush rainforests, and an abundance of wildlife. It’s a destination that caters to people of all ages, ensuring an unforgettable trip for families, couples, and solo travelers alike.