Itineraries are custom made to suit the group leaders’ needs.  See bottom for mainalnd options.

Most itineraries include daily snorkeling, evening beach seine, lectures, and the night snorkel.  Some groups choose to do a mainland day trip or spend several overnights on the mainland.  We will make all these arrangements for you at discounted rates.

Below are sample itineraries.

One Professor free with 15 people

Two Professors free with 20 people.  Minimum group size 10 people (some exceptions made)

Included upon arrival: Transfers for group to and from airport, Marine park fees, Hotel tax, Sales Tax, Room, Meals (3 daily), plus snacks, drinks: always available.

Full Program of Boat time, Snorkeling, Lectures, Slide Shows, Beach Walk, Beach Seine, Classrooms, Library, Lab Equipment, Field Equipment.

New to all of this?  We can teach you to run a course!                                                      Come for a Preview!

Sample Itinerary: Average stay 7 nights

AM                                          PM                                           6:30 – 8:30

Arrive Settle in, Welcome beverage & Nacho’s Dinner/Orientation Next Day  Briefing
Buffet Breakfast, Pancakes, Fruit, juice, coffee,       Snorkel Tres Cocos Snorkel Pillar Coral’s             pseudo nocturnal community Coral Reef Fish slide show
Snorkel Mexico Rocks,6 miles North of town Lunch aboard RV Goliath, Submarine Cave Skin Dive, Playa Blanca drift snorkel Coral Reef slide show/lecture
Snorkel Soft Coral Garden and Tuffy(shipwreck, turtles common) Beach Habitat Investigation (beach walk from land) Night Beach Seine (fish/invertebrate collecting in the shallows)


Hol Chan National Marine Preserve &Turtle Rock Island

Dive w/ Loggerhead Turtles & Giant Horseshoe Rays

Lunch: Sandwich/ Snapper Fritters hot from the galley Shark Ray Alley. Night Snorkel at Reef    (We provide Lights if you bring duracell C batteries)


Mangrove Isles

and Coral Gardens

Mangrove: Take pictures w/ Batfish.

Coral Gardens: Largest stands of staghorn coral in the Caribbean

Lecture: the Future of Coral ReefsChicken Drop (Thurs. only)
Caye Caulker (Island 15 miles So. Bohemian Paradise) Snorkel Manatee Cut w/ manatees April to August.  Snorkel North Cut Wreck Lunch at Beach front Restaurant on Caye Caulker, In Water Practical Exam Farewell/ Last Night Dinner/ Free Time
Packing Depart
  • All Snorkels from the boat/ On board refreshments and select meals out included
  • Transfers to and from airport included
  • *Mainland Day Trips available at additional expense
  • *Scuba Diving available at additional costs
  • *Belize Exit Tax may or may not be included in your International ticket (currently $39.25 US) not covered by us.

Mainland options include:  Cave River Tubing, Belize Zoo, Zip lines, Tropical Forests of Guanacosta Park, Blue Hole Park and St. Herman’s Cave, Canoe Barton Creek with cave and Mayan artifacts.

Some mainland options can be done as day trips from San Pedro, others require overnight stays on the mainland.

Mayan Ruins:

Altun Ha, Lamanai, Cerros, Xunantunich, Tikal,  Plus –Annual  Mayan Archeology Conference, Belize City, early July

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

J. Cousteau September 12, 2009 at 2:06 pm

What a Great place ! Where do I sign up ?

Ken September 15, 2009 at 9:36 am

Just fill out the Contact Us page !

Ken October 7, 2009 at 1:55 pm

Individuals can participate by taking the course that will be offered next summer, Coral Reef Ecology. Credits are optional.

Ken March 27, 2010 at 7:52 am

Dear Suzan,

Yes! Not sure when this e-mail came in.
It is best to write to
for a more rapid response.

Thanks for your interest!

Maureen Gannon

Tropical Research and Education Center
San Pedro

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