Great Blue Hole & Barrier Reef (Placencia Area)

Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours in Belize

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Enjoy magnificent aerial views of the Great Blue Hole of Belize on a private helicopter tour. Your 90-120 minute scenic flight departs from Placencia, you'll then wind across views of the spectacular Belize Barrier Reef System as well as the Turneffe Atoll island cluster and other natural wonders of the Caribbean. Followed by hovering above the world's largest ocean sinkhole, which boasts UNESCO World Heritage status.
Your adventure will begin once you board your private helicopter in Placencia. This unique flight-seeing ride takes you to see Placencia from the air as few people have seen it. Then you'll be ready for your 90-120 minute scenic helicopter tour over the Great Hole Hole and Belize Barrier Reef, which will begin with a bird's-eye view ofBelize Barrier Reef System and soon after the magnificent views of pristine drowned cays followed by the kaleidoscope of colors that make up the second-largest Barrier Reef in the world.Watch waves crest over the astounding coral reef and be on the lookout for the many marine creatures that live among it. Dolphins, sharks, stingrays, manatees, and crocodiles all have been spotted in the reef waters. Next up, you'll spot the spectacular Turneffe Atoll. This cluster of about 200 different cays, or islands, is roughly 30 miles (48 km) long by 10 miles (16 km) wide and features a brilliant Central Lagoon. As you fly further over the open sea, Lighthouse Reef will come into view. Imbedded in this atoll is the famous Blue Hole a spectacular dark blue circle formed by a collapsed cavern in the sea floor. At 1,000 feet (300 meters) across and 460 feet (140 meters) deep, it is the largest of its kind in the world. Both a Belize National Monument and a listed -UNESCO World Heritage site, the Blue Hole is an eye-popping natural wonder. You'll hover over it for an unbeatable aerial view of its extraordinary span and color.After touching down at the heliport, you can take amazing pictures of your helicopter.

What’s included

  • Live commentary on board
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly

What’s not included

  • Gratuities