Outside Travel has rated our Belize Coral Islands SUP trip
as one of the 30 best trips for 2015
Our Coral Islands SUP journeys by Stand Up Paddleboard between local island lodges in the Southern Barrier Reef is the only lodge to lodge SUP and snorkel trip in Belize!
Stand Up Paddleboarding is one of North America’s hottest new sports, and the sheltered lagoons and turquoise waters of the Southern Barrier Reef are ideal for both novice and experienced paddlers.
The Coral Islands SUP is an exclusively designed trip between Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) expert Norm Hann Expeditions ( www.normhann.com ) and Island Expeditions; together creating the ultimate paddleboard experience for both novice and advanced paddlers. The huge SUP expertise and vision of Norm Hann Expeditions combined with Island Expeditions’ 30 years of paddlesports outfitting in Belize has resulted in a truly world-class tropical SUP adventure - specifically created for you, the Belize traveler:
Paddleboard along the Southern Belize Barrier Reef
The only lodge to lodge and island to island SUP and snorkel trip in Belize
Norm Hann has personally licenced and Paddle Canada Certified all the Belizean guides
Paddleboard Skill Sessions with Norm Hann
A once in a lifetime chance to paddle with Norm Hann himself and bring your paddling skills to that next level
Norm will be in Belize with Island Expeditions and be the official lead Instructor and trip coordinator on select departures
Learn from one of North America’s best instructors and have an unforgettable SUP experience that you’ll remember for years to come
Explore Southwater Caye Marine Reserve on Belize’s Southern Barrier Reef, a United Nations’ designated world heritage site. Days will be spent exploring lesser traveled areas of the reef by Stand Up Paddleboard and snorkel, discovering uninhabited islands, coral reefs, mangroves and abundant marine life. Nights will be spent in small, family run island lodges, enjoying breathtaking sunsets from the hammock on your deck, fresh seafood and local cuisine, and a comfortable bed and shower. This trip also includes an inland overnight adventure to the Tropical Education Center, with a specially-arranged (optional by donation) night tour of the Belize Zoo – a great introduction to native wildlife and Belizean ecology.
This trip is ideal for those seeking the adventure of a guided SUP journey combined with the comforts of family-run island lodges. (Previous paddling experience required).
Select trip departures with guest instructor Norm Hann, SUP expert and enthusiast ( www.normhann.com )
Visits small islands that see fewer visitors: Tobacco Caye, Southwater Caye and Billy Hawk Caye
Sheltered lagoons and protected turquoise waters – ideal conditions for exploring by SUP
Inland overnight adventure to the Belize Zoo’s Tropical Education Center; interpretative trails and specially arranged (optional by donation) nocturnal zoo tour.
Day 0 - Welcome to Belize! Meet your group, settle into your forest cabana. Optional nocturnal zoo tour. Day 1 - Travel through the Maya Mountains before visiting our first island, Tobacco Caye. Introduction to safety in tropical marine environment, followed by snorkeling and SUP sessions and instruction. Day 2 – Stand Up Paddleboard the lagoons and reefs of the South Water Caye Marine Reserve. Day 3 - SUP to Southwater Caye, the second island on this journey. Snorkeling stops along the way. Visit the Smithsonian Carrie Bow Caye Field Station. Day 4 - Discover the reef from a paddleboard, or through your snorkel mask. Day 5 - Paddle to Billy Hawk Caye’s Garifuna Fishing Camp for lunch and incredible off-shore snorkeling. Day 6 – Return by motor boat to mainland. Depart out of Dangriga, Belize today. Click here for a detailed trip itinerary
Denotes departure with SUP Guest Instructor/Trip Coordinator Norm Hann on staff
Price: $1904 USD + $275 Taxes & Fees $2069 CAD + $330 Taxes & Fees Per Person based on double occupancy *Trips with Guest Instructor/Trip Coordinator Norm Hann: $1984 USD + $275 Taxes & Fees $2169 CAD + $330 Taxes & Fees Per Person based on double occupancy ( Traveling as a Family? )
Duration: 6 Nights When: January through March - Contact our office for details Starts: Belize City Finishes: Dangriga Dates & Prices: Click Here for Dates & Prices
Group Size: 6-12 Guides: 2 Belizean Leaders, plus Trip Coordinator
Activities: Stand Up Paddleboarding, Sea Kayaking (Paddling), Sea Kayak Sailing, Snorkeling, Birding, Photography, Natural History Interpretation, Scuba Diving (optional, cost not included in trip price)