What you'll do
After collecting from your room we meet Lorenzo and Tony on the dock in San Pedro. These are the "new" generation of the oldest fishing family on the island. We have coffee and juice on the dock while they explain the days activities and regale you with stories of what a fisherman's life in the Caribbean was truly like! From there we cast hand nets for a few bait fish. Not as easy as it looks but with Lorenzo's expert help you will soon be a pro! These are very important for our next stop - Conch Graveyard. An outstanding example of collaboration between fisherman and tourism, thousands of Conch shells have been used to create an artificial reef. We snorkel this reef with it's myriad of marine animals and feed the resident turtles (with our bait fish of course!). On to our next stop with Lorenzo explaining how the fishing community was responsible for the creation of a world renown site - Shark Ray Alley. Here you snorkel with a massive community of Nurse Sharks. Being so close to these amazing sharks is mind altering! Season depending you will get to dive for conch and taught how to prepare them or check out Lorenzo's lobster pots before heading back. Departs 08.30, Returns 2.00pm
Hi, I'm Frank an Airbnb Superhost and a lover of the ocean, having spent most of my life in or on the ocean in many different parts of the world, from Africa to Asia to Central America. I am an avid diver and have been actively involved in Marine Conservation worldwide. From hosting reef surveys for the University of South Australia to Community Impact Education in Cambodia, I have experienced first hand both the positive and negative effects of tourism on the ocean and the people who depend on that same ocean for their livelihood.
Fresh fruit and pupusa's on board the boat, you are welcome to bring with any other snacks you like.
Coffee and Juice at the dock. Water and Soda on the boat. Feel free to bring anything else you require.
Entrance fee to Hol Chan National Marine Park is included.
Snorkel gear is provided but you are welcome to bring your own. Gear will be collected after the dock meeting.
Where you'll be
Conch Graveyard From hundreds of Conch shells littering the beaches to the creation of an artificial reef, home to thousands of marine creatures and turtles. Created by many fisherman over time, this unique place is not on any commercial tours and is a source of pride for the fishing families who made it happen. Shark Ray Alley A world renown site made possible by the local fishing community. Swim with sharks & rays and get the inside story.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.
Up to 5 guests ages 8 and up can attend. As long as you don't suffer from Aqua-phobia we can accommodate you.
This is a rare glimpse into the past, present and future of the fishing communities in Belize. Have an open mind and ask as many questions as you like.
Fisherman of Belize, the legacy lives
£62 / personNew experience
£62 / person