Spearfishing in Belize

Experience the thrill of spearfishing in Belize and discover the secrets of the sea! This unique adventure allows you to snorkel and hunt for lobster or conch during their respective seasons. Equipped with a pole-spear for catching fish or a hook-stick for capturing lobsters, you’ll be guided by experts who will alert you when a tasty catch is nearby. Afterward, your freshly caught seafood will be prepared for a delicious lunch on the island. Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to relax, sunbathe, or continue snorkeling at your leisure.

During our hunting expedition, we’ll seek out various large fish, lobsters, and conch. If we venture deep enough, we may even find a crab or two. To embark on this free-dive spearfishing adventure in Belize, it’s recommended to have some prior experience. You’ll need a mask, fins, and snorkel, as well as a pole-spear or hook-stick for capturing your prey.

lobster season in belize

Included in hunting Trip

Park fees, Lunch, Water, Sodas or juice
Guide and dive Gears.

What to bring: Don’t forget to bring sunscreen and towels for your comfort.

Tour departure and travel time: We’ll depart at 9 a.m. from our dock on the lagoon side of Placencia, and the boat ride to the park will take approximately one hour.

Let’s Go Hunting!

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Seafood Season

Spearfishing is permitted in Belize, but certain regulations apply. The use of scuba equipment is only allowed for hunting lionfish. When it comes to spearfishing while free-diving, other regulations come into play. Certain marine species can only be caught during their designated seasons.

Lobster and Conch Season in Belize: https://www.placenciasnorkeling.com/lobster-season-in-belize/

Hunting and Island R&R

Spearfishing in Belize primarily takes place near the Cayes on the patch reefs. We will snorkel in shallow waters, searching for our prey. While exploring, we might come across the invasive lionfish, which we will remove to protect our reefs.

For a deeper dive and a chance to spearfish lionfish, consider a scuba diving trip. San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, and Caye Caulker also offer spearfishing opportunities, mainly on the reef. In Placencia, you’ll have the chance to spearfish in different types of environments.

Prepare yourself for the hunt and venture into the sea from the shore. You might encounter mangroves or explore the patch reef system while snorkeling. Hunting for conch will take you to vast seagrass beds, where you can simply dive down and pick one up with your hands.

Immerse yourself in the life of a lobster fisherman as we snorkel and hunt lobsters or spearfish for fish. Whenever we come across a conch or a delicious fish, we’ll seize the opportunity to add it to our grill. After the snorkeling and hunting session, we’ll relax on the beach or in the water while our morning’s catch is expertly prepared and grilled.

Once our seafood buffet is ready, we’ll enjoy the flavors of our fresh catch. Following lunch, you can either unwind for the remainder of the day or continue snorkeling, depending on your preference. Rum Punch is included, but please remember to order it before the trip begins.

If you need more information about spearfishing, feel free to get in touch with us. Belize boasts the largest barrier system in Central America, providing a remarkable location for snorkeling and spearfishing adventures.