Top 21 Adventures on Ambergris Caye, Belize
Mahogany Bay Resort & Beach Club, Curio Collection by Hilton™ is located on Ambergris Caye — Belize's largest island. The island is known for its thrilling water sports, outstanding snorkeling and scuba diving, fishing of all types, fascinating aquatic life and marine reserves, and postcard-perfect tropical scenery.
The best of your Belize memories start with Mahogany Bay Resort's on-site concierge, Bookings. The adventure gurus at Bookings arrange excursions for every activity and attraction that Belize has to offer, including mainland day-trips and overnight fishing excursions. Set sail on the calm turquoise waters or suit up in your scuba gear and take the plunge. Take a dip in Shark Ray Alley and swim alongside friendly nurse sharks, stingrays, and sea turtles. Enjoy a bird’s-eye view from 300 ft above the Belize Barrier Reef on a parasailing ride. Go back in time on a mainland day-trip and explore Belize's enchanting ancient Mayan ruins.
Whether you're looking to catch a thrill or just chill, you can plan your perfect day at Bookings.
Hol Chan & Shark Ray Alley Snorkel
Jump in and get up close and personal with Caribbean marine life. The Hol Chan Marine Reserve snorkeling excursion is a truly memorable experience and an absolute do-not-miss for any trip to Ambergris Caye!
Mexico Rocks Marine Reserve Snorkel
Mexico Rocks is a special area of the Belize Barrier Reef where snorkelers enjoy calm, shallow turquoise waters making for easy up-close exploration of huge brain coral formations, sea plants, and an array of marine life.
Blue Hole 3-Tank Dive or Snorkel
This day trip to Lighthouse Reef Atoll and the Great Blue Hole is truly an iconic Belize experience, and one for the bucket list. The Blue Hole is only one of four spectacular sites you'll visit on this tour, plus the scenic boat ride is half the fun!
Caye Caulker Catamaran Sail + Snorkel
This catamaran island-hopping day trip is an excellent way to experience Belize's best snorkeling spots, swim with the sharks, and discover our charming little sister island as well!
Barrier Reef Local 2-Tank Dive
The Belize Barrier Reef is one of the world's best dive locations. A quick boat ride brings you to one of over 50 local dive sites just off of Ambergris Caye. Explore the abundant marine animal and plant life that call the reef home.
Fly Fishing the Flats
Fly fishing in Belize is truly world-class! Take advantage of our experienced and knowledgeable local fishing guides who will show you the local tips and tricks to make the most of your fishing expedition.
The Belize Barrier Reef provides an incredible fishing excursion. For a fun, challenging, and rewarding Belizean experience, set up a fishing trip today. Common species include jack, snook, barracuda, grouper, and wahoo.
Scenic Flight Over the Great Blue Hole
Not a diver or don’t have all day to visit the Blue Hole by boat? Not a problem — you can visit by air! Weekly scheduled flights will get you up close and personal with the Great Blue Hole.
Catamaran Sunset Sail
A sailing trip at sunset is a perfect way to end the day on Ambergris Caye. Hop on and enjoy rum punch, local beers, and light snacks as you watch the sunset dip below the horizon.
Lionfish Spearfishing Hunt
Lionfish hunting takes a bit of skill — holding your breath, knowing where to find them — but it's a ton of fun and has been named one of the world's "Best Marine Experiences" in various travel publications.
Parasailing the Belize Barrier Reef
If you have never been parasailing, Ambergris Caye is certainly an epic place to try it! It's a fantastic and carefree way to get a bird's eye view of the reef and San Pedro Town. Keep your eye out for dolphins in the waters below.
Lobster Fishing, Snorkel + Beach BBQ
There is something very special about being able to savor a dish that results from one’s own effort and skill. During lobster season (June 15 – Feb 15) we offer lobster fishing trips to several sites around seafood-rich Ambergris Caye.
Manatee Discovery + Tarpon Feeding
Our expert guides have all the secrets on where to find these gentle giants under the sea. This fun-filled day on the water will offer a series of snorkel sessions south of Ambergris Caye and a visit to Caye Caulker.
Cave Tubing, Zip Line, + Xunantunich Ruins
This full-day mainland trip is guaranteed to be make some of your best Belize memories. Learn about local ancient Mayan history, get your adrenaline on, and meander through a cave river on an inner tube. Does it get any better than this?
Lamanai Mayan Ruins Mainland Trip
Venture into the ancient past and explore the ancient Mayan ruins of Lamanai, one of Belize's top sites. Receive a lesson of Maya civilization, history, and culture at the Lamanai Museum followed by an adventurous jungle nature hike.
ATM Cave Maya Underworld Hike
Where most ancient ruins in the world would be roped off and isolated from visitors, the Actun Tunichil Muknal cave is a living museum that invites visitors in freely — if you dare. Think Indiana Jones meets archaeological expedition.
Black Hole Drop Rappelling & Hike
This sinkhole in the jungle of the Maya Mountains offers a 300 ft. drop into darkness. After you rappel down to the base, you are treated to a traditional Belizean lunch and a rest before your long climb back up to civilization.
The Belize Zoo
The Belize Zoo is an educational and rehabilitation center for orphaned, sick, or injured animals. Animals are released back into the wild if possible, others thrive as permanent residents. Great for kids and animal lovers.
Tighten up your laces and get ready to splash through some mud as you zip through the Belize jungle on an ATV. For adrenaline lovers, this experience will not disappoint.
Jungle Horseback Riding
One of the best locations to ride on a mainland day trip is through the rainforest along the Old Belize River. Enjoy the sound of birds, insects, and howler monkeys filling the air as you relax riding under the jungle canopy.
Altun Ha Ancient Maya City
Altun Ha is the name given to the ruins of an ancient Maya city on Belize’s mainland just six miles from the shores of the Caribbean Sea. This temple is also famously represented on the label of Belize’s official beer, Belikin.