Isla Marisol Resort
Isla Marisol Resort offers 2 guided snorkeling trips each day, suitable for all ages and abilities. With over 700 patch reefs to explore at Glover’s Reef Atoll, a UN World Heritage Site and protected marine park, snorkelers typically never visit the same site twice. Snorkelers will see stunning coral gardens, schools of colorful fish, turtles, lobsters, flamingo tongues, and a variety of other sea creatures at an average depth of 5-15 feet.
Most snorkel sites are only 2-10 minutes from the resort, allowing for short boat trips and long luxurious snorkels. Snorkelers always have a dedicated snorkel boat and in-water snorkel guide.
Experience the underwater world safely at night! Guided Night Snorkel Trips are offered by special request.
Snorkel with the dolphins!
This tour is only 10 minutes away from the resort. You get the opportunity to swim with 10 or more dolphins.
Gear Rental option includes: mask, snorkel, fins, and wet-suit.
You can also inquire about gear rental at resort office. Daily: $20 Weekly: $100
*This tour requires a minimum of 6 persons. This tour can be arranged at the resort front desk. The resort organizes the tour with different guests to create group.
As with any wildlife excursion, sightings are likely but not guaranteed. Whale shark trips are half-day excursions to Gladden Spit Marine Reserve, and include 2 blue water snorkels suitable for all ages and abilities. A minimum of 6 participants is required to make the trip to Gladden Spit, which is approximately 40 minutes away. Trips may be postponed or cancelled due to inclement weather or unsafe sea conditions.
Strict regulations exist to protect both the whale shark and the snapper during this sensitive time. Whale shark tour operators require special licensing and tour guides are required to participate in specialized training. Access to the area is restricted to a certain number of boats and only during certain hours.
Whale Shark interactions at Isla Marisol Resort are amazing, The whale shark is the largest fish in the sea and can grow up to 60 feet in length. Though they are huge, whale sharks are gentle and curious and pose no threat to humans. These slow-moving fish are filter feeders, eating plankton that is made up by tiny plants and animals. Whale sharks are easily identified by white spots that cover their skin. Like a fingerprint, the patterns are unique and can be used to identify individuals. These gentle giants may live to be over 100 years old!
During the full moon from March to June, cubera snapper group together and spawn in Belize. Whale sharks visit Gladden Spit Marine Reserve to feed on the freshly released, nutrient rich, cubera snapper spawn. Divers and snorkelers visit from around the world to witness this amazing spectacle and love Diving with Whale Sharks.
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This tour requires a minimum of 6 persons. This tour can be arranged at the resort front desk. The resort organizes the tour with different guests to create group.
Blue Hole trips are full-day excursions to Lighthouse Reef Atoll, which is approximately 50 miles by boat from Isla Marisol Resort. The first snorkel is at the Great Blue Hole National Monument. Participants then visit Half Moon Caye for lunch. The second snorkel is done near Half Moon Caye Wall. For those not up for a second snorkel, there is the option of exploring the island and its nesting colony of red footed booby birds. Half Moon Caye was designated a bird sanctuary in 1928, making it Belize’s oldest site for wildlife protection.
Snorkelers of all ages and abilities are welcome. A minimum of 6 participants are required to make the trip to Lighthouse Reef Atoll, which is approximately 2 hours away.
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