Welcome to Lighthouse Reef

In addition to Half Moon Caye and Long Caye, uninhabited islands in the atoll include Northern Caye, Sandbore Caye, Saddle Caye and Hat Caye, some of which are popular with mosquitoes and crocodiles.

Top experiences in Lighthouse Reef

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Starting at $28.59

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Lighthouse Reef activities

$425 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Great Blue Hole & Barrier Reef (Grand Caribe Heliport)

Your adventure will begin once you board your private helicopter at our new Grand Caribe Heliport, Ambergris Caye. This unique flight-seeing ride takes you to see Ambergris Caye and Belize Barrier Reef from the air as few people have seen it. Then you'll be ready for your 65-80 minute scenic helicopter tour over the Great Hole Hole and Belize Barrier Reef, which will begin with a bird's-eye view of Belize 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.Your flight will continue north of Lighthouse reef atoll, overflying Northern Two Caye.After touching down at the heliport, you can take amazing pictures of your helicopter.

$45 Day Trips & Excursions

Full Snorkeling Tour

This is a 4 hour tour. Departing from downtown we go straight to the Lighthouse reef for 45 minutes of snorkeling with the drift.  It takes only 5 minutes to get there by boat and we jump in the water following our experienced guide that will show us the best of this beautiful, shallow reef (6 ft deep) We can see lots of colourful fish and many kinds of coral.  Then we get back on the boat and sail to the MUSA (Underwater Museum of Art) and Manchones reef that are 30 ft deep.  Here we will see even more marine life such as sting rays, turtles, hundreds of fish, lobsters, and more!Finally we will go to Playa Tiburon, a nice beach on the other side of the island where we will enjoy a delicious lunch: Tikin Xic style fish with salad, rice and spaghetti.  Drinks are not included and we also can serve chicken instead of fish, under previous request.We will have some free time to visit the Turtle Farm as an optional activity.

Lighthouse Reef in detail