Day 1: Our day will begin with an early morning departure from St. Louis, flying to Dallas Texas before arriving in Belize by mid-afternoon. Once in Belize we will take a boat out to Calabash Caye where we will be spending our week.
Day 2: Wake up to watch the sunrise over the blue Caribbean waters. After breakfast, we will snorkel right off of the caye in the turtle grass beds. This will give us a chance to get acclimated to our surroundings while providing us with ample opportunity to see hundreds of different marine species. The afternoon will take us to a new snorkel stop which will have a new variety of marine life to explore. After snorkeling all day, we will return to the caye in time to watch the sunset over the horizon.
Day 3: Once again we will head out to explore the fascinating mysteries of the reef. Today we will explore the reef area where Loggerhead sea turtle sightings are common. During the afternoon we will go on a beach walk to investigate the various species that live on the beaches. At night, we may go on a night seining to study the nocturnal marine life.
Day 4: Today we will head out to Half Moon Caye, the site of the famous Blue Hole National monument. The Blue Hole was made famous by Jacques Cousteau. This area is home to hundreds of marine species that can be observed in a single glance. Various species of sharks and rays are known to frequent this area.
Day 5: This morning we head to the mangroves to explore the biome in which the majority of marine species get their start. Here we are likely to encounter giant starfish, upsidedown jellyfish as well as thousands of species of juvenile fish. The mangroves are also known for their abundance of invertebrates and the mysterious batfish.
Day 6: Today is our last day to collect a few more rays of Caribbean sunshine before we pack our bags, say goodbye to our hosts and get ready to come home.