Belize Ocean Wildlife Expedition with SEE Turtles

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Join us for a unique volunteer trip to Belize. Spend 4 nights at St. George’s Caye, participating in research on sea turtles, dolphins, and manatees, and explore reefs and marine protected areas including the beautiful Hol Chan Marine Reserve. An optional 2 night extension offers the opportunity to go cave tubing and rainforest hiking and visit the incomparable Tikal National Park in Guatemala. This trip will be led by marine mammal expert Eric Ramos.

Highlights
  • Help study and release sea turtles
  • Observe dolphins and manatees as part of a research program
  • Snorkel coral reefs
  • Visit Tikal National Park

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Reviews

95%
based on 4 reviews
  • Value 8.5
  • Fun 9.8
  • Staff 9.5
  • Safety 8.8
  • Organization 9
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Bev
10/10

Belize Ocean Wildlife Adventure

This trip was wonderful. We saw lots of sea life at the Hol Chan Marine Reserve observing turtles, sting rays, nurse sharks, and lots of fish. The divers for St. George Caye were very informative and wonderful people. Brad Nahill is a great organizer of the trip and very knowledgeable about the sea turtles and very experienced in his field.
I also enjoyed going inner tubing into the caves and going to the Ruins in Guatemala.
It was an exciting trip with lots of good people to experience it with. I recommend it highly.

How can this program be improved?
I can't think of anything.
Yes, I recommend this program
Julia
10/10

Belize 2016

This was one of my all time favourite trips. Started by visiting Tikal in Guatemala and then cane tubing which was loads of fun. We then headed to St George’s caye and it was stunning. We stayed in a converted wooden house which was very comfortable and had everything you needed. There were many storms in the evening and watching he thunderstorms in the dark was very therapeutic. The snorkelling and Work that the staff do has a great impact on the research of marine life and was so interesting. The snorkelling and dolphin/ manatee watching parts were amazing and so many different marine creatures were seen. If you love the ocean this trip is a must. The staff were so nice, the island was peaceful and steeped in history and my fellow travellers were real friends! Belize is a must see destination on those bucket lists!!!

How can this program be improved?
None needed. Food was amazing, accommodation was basic but comfortable and the experience was a once in a lifetime experience.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Chris
8/10

See Turtles Belize Adventure

I went on the SEE Turtles adventure to Belize in July 2017. It was a fantastic experience, with ALOT of contact with nature, animals and conducting actual conversation work. Everyday we were out on the boat, following dolphins, snorkeling with sea turtles, coral reefs, sting ray and many other marine animals. The staff were highly knowledgeable, and there were no end to the number of activities to do. If you are the type of person that can't sit still on vacation and enjoys exercise and nature experiences I can highly recommend this! Beyond this, it really feels like you are contributing to the protect of species and doing something 'productive' with your vacation while not losing the relaxation and fun.

How can this program be improved?
Not much to be improved, just be aware that you are on an island with a generator in a humid Caribbean environment - there are plenty of fans but no air con!
Yes, I recommend this program
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Gregg
10/10

Paradise

This was an incredible opportunity to see so much of Belize. Staying on the small St. George's Key was rustic, but delightful. There was so much to see and do, it all went by way too fast. The turtle research was hands-on and helps build our understanding of these magnificent animals. We had plenty of time to snorkel the reefs in calm, warm water. We had informative lectures every night and were able to work side-by-side with a variety of researchers work on dolphins, manatees, turtles, and conch. I would highly recommend this trip as a great entrée to Belize. By all means, do take the optional extension inland for amazing birding, ruins, and jungle hikes.

How can this program be improved?
More time on St. Georges, please.
Yes, I recommend this program

About SEE Turtles

SEE Turtles offers trips to participate in sea conservation projects in Latin America and the Caribbean. Projects are focused on protecting sea turtles and inspiring travelers to take an active role in the preservation of their natural habitat....