The Silk Cayes are three small islands known as the "Queen Cayes". Trip to these islands are done from Placencia.
Join us Snorkeling at Silk Cayes in Turtle Alley
The Silk Cayes and Turtle Alley are about an hour away from Placencia, almost on top of the Barrier Reef. Upon arrival, we will be greeted by the Park Ranger who will brief on the Dos and Don’ts of the island.
From there, your guide will then step in and give you a short intro to snorkeling adventure at hand. Next is a quickly guided snorkel for about an hour, where your guide will assist and guide you around the reef systems while pointing out various creatures of interest, then it's back on the island.
The Highlight of the Trip
Once on the beach, you get to enjoy a freshly prepared meal (can be a packed lunch or a beach bar-be-cue, depends on the day). After lunch, you can swim or relax on the beach until you are ready for the next snorkel adventure.
When you're ready, we will load up and take the boat over to a nearby patch reef. There you will enter the water from the boat, and the guide will take you along the patch reef.
As you go along, you will eventually end up at the place we call "Turtle Alley". Here you will have a 90% chance of a close encounter with huge Loggerhead turtles and/or Rough Tail Stingrays, as well as Nurse Sharks and Eagle Rays. Don't worry, they are all Harmless. Keep your hands to yourselves and enjoy the encounter.
Once that is done, we load up and head back to Placencia, all in a great day of fun.
Included in your Tour
- Park fees, Lunch (Beach Bar-be-cue), Water, Sodas or juice
- Guide and Snorkel Gears.
Please bring along: Sunscreen and towels.
- Depart at 9 a.m from our dock on the lagoon side of Placencia
- Travel time: 1-hour boat ride to the park
- Ranger briefing of the Parks Dos and Don'ts upon arrival.
- High possibility of seeing Turtles, Eagle rays, Nurse shark, Roughtail stingrays
Other islands great for Snorkeling.
Other snorkel charters available from Placentia to Laughing Bird Caye National Park, Pompion Caye, South Water Caye as well as half days at Lark Cayes or Bugle Cayes