Day 1: Arrive in Belize City by mid-day and catch an in-country flight to Placencia where you will be met by The Northwest Passage guides who will provide a shuttle for you to our destination for the night. Spend the rest of the day settling in before an orientation and meet and greet with your fellow travelers, followed by our first taste of Belizean cuisine together at dinner.
Day 2: Today will begin with a simple breakfast followed by a 20 nautical mile shuttle to the outer cayes on the reef. Upon arrival at Middle Silk Caye, we will set up camp, have lunch, and get out in our kayaks for the first time. After some on-water paddling instruction, you’ll have the opportunity to snorkel and/or relax before dinner on the beach.
Day 3: Today, we venture to an isolated caye, then out to the barrier reef in search of sea turtles and potentially whale sharks. If the season is right there may be an optional chance to shuttle out from the reef to observe whale sharks. There is additional park fee of $30 should you wish to join. Dinner back at Middle Silk Caye.
Day 4: We’ll be packing up camp today and moving to Hatchet Caye, approximately 2 nautical miles away. Although the distance is short, there is plenty of paddling and snorkeling to round out the day before settling in for a good rest in preparation for the following day.
Day 5: An early start will be needed today for our paddle to Ranguana Caye where we’ll be spending the night. We will stop along the way to explore Round Caye and have lunch at Pompion Caye. Ranguana Caye is the quintessential Belizean caye and we will have all evening to soak it in.
Day 6 and 7: Our last two days will be spent making our way back toward Placencia and our home base. The schedule and distance on these days is dependent on appropriate wind and weather conditions. We will arrive back in Placencia in the afternoon of the 7th day, walk to our hotel, clean up and enjoy the last night celebrating together.
Day 8: Today we’ll wake up to breakfast before shuttling to the airport to say farewell and catch our flights home.
This itinerary is subject to change. As with all adventure travel, some activities are dependent on suitable wind and water conditions. However, we have many alternative activities available in the event that weather is not cooperative.