Laughing Bird Caye National Park

Laughing Bird Caye National Park

Laughing Bird Caye National Park
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Hilary J
Winsted, CT437 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2021 • Couples
What a stunningly beautiful place! We came with Seahorse Dive Shop for the day to snorkel, and wow! After the 12 mile, 45 minute (very bumpy!) boat ride to the caye, we set up under the large covered area and received a briefing from the park ranger. The caye is a World Heritage Site and is protected accordingly. There are restroom facilities and a small gift shop. You can swim off the beach in the crystal-clear waters. We snorkeled off the back of the island with our guide and saw many fish, lobsters, and colorful coral, though no larger sea creatures. I’m not sure I’ve ever been anywhere more beautiful!
Written 14 June 2021
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Kate
Washington DC, DC311 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2021
My husband and two teen-aged daughters spent the day relaxing on Laughing Bird Caye. It is a quintessential island paradise and I highly recommend a trip to visit. We snorkeled right from the shore. This is a great place for beginning snorkelers and even young kids! We traveled to the island with Captain Jak's tour. Our snorkeling guide, Moses, and captain, Nelson were excellent, excellent, excellent. They helped to make it a prefect day!
Written 23 June 2021
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Ralph M
26 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2021
My son and I wanted to to Laughing Bird and/or Silk Cayes. Could not book just two persons. I can understand a boat not having space to accommodate a group, but to refuse 2 people makes no sense. This seems to be the policy throughout Placencia. This is their main attraction and they push people away? Will never return there.
Written 5 August 2021
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K P
Madison, WI7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
We took a boat ride with The Splash tours. The island itself is idyllic. Think swaying palm trees, soft sand, turquoise water. If Robinson Crusoe were stranded here he would have no desire to leave. There is one bathroom on the island, and no food available unless you or your tour guide brings it. The guys at Splash in Placencia did a fantastic job with our snorkeling, then grilled lunch for our group.
Written 10 December 2022
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renaypan
Los Angeles, CA122 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
This UNESCO Heritage protected site is an absolute gem! The ranger provided a comprehensive briefing about the island, its history and park regulations. The reef area was beautiful - our guide Martin showed us large crabs, lobsters, pufferfish, Blue Tangs in crystal clear water . . . the list goes on. Best snorkel we had on the island - perfect weather as well!
Written 15 January 2023
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Rachel V
Raleigh, NC93 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
We loved our snorkeling trip to Laughing Bird Caye. Beautiful beach and clear water. A great place to try out snorkeling for the first time for kids - our 9, 11 and 13 yr olds loved it!
Written 13 August 2021
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Tx300aac
Dallas, TX62 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023 • Family
We had an ok day but I’ll blame it on the weather. It was rather choppy so we swallowed lots of salt water. My kids did not enjoy it because the rough water scared them. Again, not the fault of the tour company. The bathroom, outhouse, on the island was pretty rough but it’s a remote tiny island with no utilities so shouldn’t expect much.

Just know the weather forecast before you plan because weather refunds are not a thing in Belize
Written 7 June 2024
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Ella O
Salt Lake City, UT8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
Easy commute from Placencia and the island is idyllic! We used Go Sea tours and they provided lunch and plentiful rum punch. Our snorkel guide was friendly and let us go at our own pace. It may have helped that this was during the height of Covid because we had the guide and the island to ourselves.
Written 17 February 2022
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mike r
Wilmington, DE12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
A great example of what national parks should be like. Pristine waters surrounding a nice sandy beach Caye. Live in ranger will give you a 10-minute talk about the island and what you can and cannot do. Bathrooms on the island along with a large picnic shelter. Snorkeling around the Caye was excellent. Do what the ranger says, and this reef should stay healthy. Please do not touch the coral and wear reef safe sunscreen. Places as nice as this are disappearing all too quickly.
Written 27 May 2022
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William Berray
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
Make sure you have your booking contact watch the weather so you have a good ride out and back. The facilities are good and tours are served lunch.
The corals on the reef are varied and amazing especially since many are grown and transplanted due to a hurricane wiping the island clean a number of years ago. You'll see many colorful species of fishes up close.
Written 5 March 2022
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