Laughing bird caye & lark caye Snorekling
Laughing Bird Caye National Park, a world heritage site along with Lark Caye together is truly a snorkelers paradise. This snorkeling trip from Placencia gives you more bang for the buck. White Sandy beaches lead off into shallow turquoise waters for great snorkeling. Take a long snorkel, around some great corals teeming with tropical fishes of different sizes, look out for lobsters, conch, coral, shrimps, the occasional ray or turtle, you just never know.
On our way back to Placencia, we will stop at a group of islands near the Peninsula called the Lark Cayes. This is a great place to see some more huge coral heads, the areas also don’t see as much traffic from tourists as the parks so there is always a lot to see. Cruise passenger or any looking for a half-day trip snorkeling Lark Caye will be a great choice.
Included in your snorkeling TRIP
Park fees, Lunch, Water, Sodas or Juice, Guide and snorkel Gears (mask, fins, snorkel), Transportation.
Please bring along: Sunscreen and Towels, Underwater Camera (GoPro).
Departure time: 9 a.m from our dock on the lagoon side of Placencia
Travel time: 45 munites boat ride to Laughingbird Caye National Park
snorkeling Photo Gallery
about laughing bird caye
Laughing Bird Caye is a beautiful Belizean isle situated on the western side of Victoria Channel, only 11 miles off the coast of Placencia Village in the Stann Creek District of Belize. The exact location of the island is 16°27′ North latitude and 88°12′ West longitude. Laughing Bird Caye is the southernmost island in the central lagoon of the Belize Barrier Reef.
This long narrow isle stands on an elongated ridge of reef known as a faro. A faro is an angular atoll on a continental shelf, also known as a shelf atoll. Like an atoll, a faro is steep sided and encloses a central lagoon. The Laughing Bird Faro is separated from the mainland, the barrier reef and other cayes by deep channels on all sides.
Your adventure begins in the morning at The Placencia Municipal Pier, where you will meet your captain and guide(s). Get fitted with snorkeling gear and climb aboard your boat. This vessel will transport you on a 45-minute (max) boat ride to the Caye.
Once on the island, you will listen to a briefing about the area and the park system, including the do’s and don’ts. Before getting into the water, your guides will assist with putting on and fitting your equipment. There will also be practice time for the beginners. You’ll spend the next hour to hour and a half enjoying the underwater scenery of this protected marine area and World Heritage site, live corals, great fish life and many different types of undersea creatures and critters.
Laughing Bird Caye vs Silk Caye; There is a lot more marine life to see during your snorkeling tour at Laughing Bird Caye. If close encounter is what you are looking for then the Silk Caye is the place you want to snorkel. It offer a 90% chance of swimming with sea turtles, Rays and at times a Nurse shark or two.