We start the trip by picking you up at the pier of your hotel at the time that you prefer normally 8 or 9 AM at your convenience. Along the way to Bacalar Chico Marine Reserve, we do some reef fishing to catch some fish which we will barbecue for lunch at the beautiful beach of Bacalar Chico by Rocky Point where the reef meets the coastline. Also along the way, we will stop at Mexico Rocks and Tres Cocos to do some snorkeling.
After lunch, we are going to snorkel at the Bacalar Chico Marine Reserve. We then head back to San Pedro Town.
This trip includes park fees, snorkeling equipment, water, sodas, rum punch, and BBQ lunch.
Price is $600.00 USD for up to 4 persons.
Note: Price remains the same for 1 - 4 persons.
The price is to rent the boat (25-foot long fast boat) for the day with a maximum of 4 persons.
Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve:
The park exhibits a high degree of diversity of habitats, encompassing swamps, grasslands, and various tropical forest assemblages including a medium semi-deciduous forest and a rare littoral, or beach, forest, which elsewhere in Belize has diminished due to coastal development. BCNPMR’s marine habitats include extensive tracts of mangrove and sea grass beds, patch and barrier reef, and the largest lagoon on the island of Ambergris caye, Laguna de Cantena. The reef lies within the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System, the world’s second longest barrier reef after the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. It stretches from the middle of the Yucatán Peninsula, down the entire coast of Belize, and terminates in Honduras. Rocky Point, within Bacalar Chico, is the only location in Belize where the barrier reef meets the shore. The point is ‘rocky’ because a fossilized Pleistocene reef lies exposed at the surface.
Within the park, all six species of cats native to Belize have been recorded, including the jaguar and puma. The forests are also home to a population of the endangered White-lipped Peccary. The mangroves and sea grass beds are home to manatees and crocodiles. Near Rocky Point lies the largest nesting beach for loggerhead and green sea turtles in Belize, and one of the largest for hawksbill turtles.