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    Barrier Reef Snorkel

    Harvest Caye, Belize

    Duration 2 1/2 hrs

    Snorkel the azure waters adjacent to the of Belize's Barrier Reef, the world’s largest living barrier reef. This is a shallow water entry, well suited for beginners and intermediate snorkelers. Depart from the Harvest Caye Marina on one of our comfortable snorkel vessels for the short scenic ride to a beautiful site along the reef. This location is teeming with multitudes of colorful reef fish, co-habiting among the beautiful hard and soft coral formations, intermingled with sponges, sea fans, and delicate sea anemones.


    Possible sightings of spotted eagle rays and schools of larger fish are quite common, large starfish, queen conchs, and sea cucumbers also call this patch of the reef home. After snorkeling, re-board your boat and enjoy the return trip while listening to Caribbean rhythmic vibes. After returning to the pier, as you step off the boat, you can pick up your complimentary rum punch.


    Need to Know:

    Note: The minimum age to participate is 8 years. The maximum weight is 275 lbs. Pregnant women past 1st trimester, guests with preexisting respiratory or heart conditions, neck, back, or joint issues are not allowed to participate. All guests must be mobile and able to swim. Guests should consider their physical fitness level and medical history when determining whether this tour is appropriate. Guests with cardiac conditions should take particular caution when selecting a tour with snorkeling/swimming elements. Guests must be able to climb in and out of the boat on a 3 step vertical dive ladder. Guests should wear swimsuits under clothes, bring a towel, sunblock, hat or cap. Bring a camera, cash for souvenirs. Guests who go ashore do so with the understanding that they will be mixing with members of the general public.
    • Adult from: AUD$165.81 AUD
    • Child from: AUD$137.94 AUD
    DURATION 2 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Wave Runner Tour (Single; Driver Only)

    Harvest Caye, Belize

    Duration 1 hr

    Zip through Placencia Lagoon on a wave runner leaving a rooster tail in your wake and the mainland in your rear view mirror. After watching a short orientation video that will help maximize the experience, you will hop aboard a wave runner and tear off across the lagoon. The ride will be exhilarating from start to finish. To ensure that you see all the sights, a guide will lead the way with the wave runners following more or less caravan-style. The numerous mangrove-rimmed islands that you will spot scattered about are well-protected, as their ecologically important trees filter impurities from the water and stabilize the shoreline. The lagoon’s water is typically smooth enough so you can easily carve your way across the surface without encountering any wakes other than your own.

    HIGHLIGHTS
    • Tear across the typically smooth waters of Placencia Lagoon in a wave runner.
    • Enjoy an exhilarating ride and gorgeous natural scenery in every direction.


    HELPFUL HINTS
    • Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
    • Wear a swimsuit and bring a towel.
    • Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Price is for a single rider. The minimum age to drive alone is 18 years with a valid driver’s license. The maximum weight of the driver cannot exceed 450 pounds. Alcohol consumption is not permitted prior to the tour departure. The tour operator reserves the right to require a breathalyzer test to any participant prior to the tour departure.
    • Adult from: AUD$179.74 AUD
    • Child from: AUD$179.74 AUD
    DURATION 1 hr
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
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    Mayan Ruins & Spice Farm

    Harvest Caye, Belize

    Duration 6 hrs

    Discover the ancient Mayan archeological site of Nim Li Punit along with its treasures and visit the Belize Spice Farm and Botanical Gardens to see how they cultivate and harvest exotic spices.


    Board your air-conditioned bus for a scenic ride to the archeological site of Nim Li Punit, "Large Hat" in the Mayan Kekchi language. The site was so named due to a depiction on a Maya stela of one of its rulers wearing a very large headdress. This unique Mayan ceremonial site has a small museum and a welcome center where you can see some of the large stelas with well-preserved Maya drawings and writing, as well as artifacts. It also has a ball-court in the center of the complex and an observatory in one of the plazas. The entire site is shaded by a canopy of large trees, providing a comfortable environment for viewing this very interesting Mayan site.


    Head over to the Belize Spice Farm and Botanical Gardens and see how vanilla, nutmeg, maze cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, and black pepper are cultivated. As you travel through the farm via tram, you’ll see how these unique spices are dried and processed for packaging. Afterward, relax in the comfortable guest center where you will have the opportunity to purchase some of the spices that are grown here.


    Need to Know:

    Note: This tour may operate in reverse from time to time. Participants must weigh a maximum of 275 lbs. There are approximately 100 steps to negotiate. Good general health, no preexisting heart conditions, pregnant women past first trimester, must be able to walk up and down stone stairs unassisted and step in and out of farm tram. The minimum allowable age to participate in this tour is 5 years old. Credit cards and cash can be used to purchase handicrafts and spice products. Your tour will include an approximate 30-minute boat transfer to the Belize mainland and the transfer to Nim Li Punit is approximately 1 hour from the tour starting point. Guests who go ashore do so with the understanding that they will be mixing with members of the general public.
    • Adult from: AUD$193.67 AUD
    • Child from: AUD$151.87 AUD
    DURATION 6 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    • Age
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    Lagoon Zipline

    Harvest Caye, Belize

    Duration 30 min

    Whether you are a zipline novice or aficionado, satisfy your need for speed and adventure when you fly and experience the adrenaline-filled ziplines. You’ll be met at the keeper’s house, located at the base of the Flighthouse by the flight crew who will provide you with a safety orientation, assist with your equipment selection and fitting and a technical flight briefing covering the upcoming flight mission. Once outfitted and briefed, you’ll be transported up to your designated flight deck via the Flighthouse elevator where your adventure begins. Here, perched over 100 feet in the air you will experience the wind gusts as you soar 100 feet above the Manatee Lagoon. Consists of three zips crisscrossing Harvest Caye. Each zip is long enough for you feel the rush and enjoy the sensation.


    To enhance the thrill and excitement we have added an elevated suspension net bridge. Allowing you a bird’s eye view of guests below or to search the horizon and take in panoramic views of the Mayan Mountains on the mainland or the turquoise waters of the outer reefs.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Minimum age 8 years, minimum height 4 feet tall, maximum weight 250 lbs. Shorts or pants and shirts required. No bathing suits. Closed heel shoes required so shoes do not fall off on traverses. Shoe rentals available.
    • Adult from: AUD$90.57 AUD
    • Child from: AUD$62.70 AUD
    DURATION 30 min
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
    • Age
    • Height
    • Weight
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    Superman Zipline

    Harvest Caye, Belize

    Duration 30 min

    If soaring like Superman across the main beach of the island sounds like your idea of fun, then this is the activity for you. You’ll be met at the keeper’s house, located at the base of the Flighthouse by the flight crew who will provide you with a safety orientation, assist with your equipment selection and fitting and a technical flight briefing covering the upcoming flight mission. Once outfitted and briefed, you’ll be transported up to your designated flight deck via the Flighthouse elevator where your adventure begins. This 1,300 ft “Double Beach Superman Run” delivers a major adrenaline experience as you fly racing face down in a “Superman” position at 40 mph! Note the beach run can also be done in the regular seat harness that is used for the Lagoon Run Zip.


    No Experience Required. The flight crew will provide you with equipment and safety briefings. This is a tour the whole family will remember for years to come.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Minimum age 8 years, minimum height 4 feet tall, maximum weight 250 lbs. Shorts or pants and shirts required. No bathing suits. Closed heel shoes required so shoes do not fall off on traverses. Shoe rentals available.
    • Adult from: AUD$104.50 AUD
    • Child from: AUD$76.63 AUD
    DURATION 30 min
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Age
    • Weight
    • Height
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    Flighthouse Zipline Adrenaline Package

    Harvest Caye, Belize

    Duration 1 hr

    Specifically designed for those that have a compulsive desire for excitement and adventure, the Flighthouse Adrenaline Package combines both exhilarating activities to feed your need for speed: the Lagoon Run Adventure Zip consisting of 3 zips crisscrossing the Harvest Cay Lagoon and traversing of the suspension bridge; and the Superman Beach Zipline Run, zipping 1,300 feet at 40 mph, side by side in a face down “superman” position across the Main Beach and Caribbean Sea! Note the beach run can also be done in the regular seat harness that is used for the Lagoon Run Zip for those who prefer to sit.


    The Flighthouse tower is adrenaline junkie central. Currently the tallest building in all of Belize it has been specially designed to maximize the stunning views of the island, mainland and surrounding seas to allow you the opportunity to spring into thin air for the thrills of your life.


    The flight crew will provide you with equipment and safety briefings covering all the “flight missions”. Once outfitted and briefed, you’ll be transported to your designated flight deck by the Flighthouse elevator and launched into the wild blue wonder!


    Don’t think, just trust and launch yourself from the Flighthouse platform. Feel the adrenaline surge, the wind gust as you soar 100 feet above the Manatee Lagoon. Search the horizon and take in panoramic views of the Mayan Mountains on the mainland or the turquoise waters of the outer reefs.


    The experience concludes with the side by side “Superman Beach Run” racing face down for 1300 feet in a superman position at 40 mph! allowing you a bird’s eye view of island guests below.


    No experience necessary as our experience staff will provide all the information necessary to complete your mission.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Minimum age 8 years, minimum height 4 feet tall, maximum weight 250 lbs. Shorts or pants and shirts required. No bathing suits. Closed heel shoes are required so shoes do not fall off on traverses. Shoe rentals are available. Guests who go ashore do so with the understanding that they will be mixing with members of the general public.
    • Adult from: AUD$151.87 AUD
    • Child from: AUD$110.07 AUD
    DURATION 1 hr
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
    • Age
    • Weight
    • Height
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    Spice Farm & Botanical Gardens

    Harvest Caye, Belize

    Duration 5 hrs

    Depart from Malacate Pier on your air-conditioned bus for the scenic one hour bus ride to the unique and picturesque Belize Spice Farm and Botanical Gardens. Here you will have the opportunity to learn how some of the common spices that we utilize on a daily basis are grown and processed. See how vanilla, nutmeg, maze cardamom, cinnamon, cloves and black pepper are cultivated, as you travel through the farm on your Spice Farm Tram. After your farm tour, relax in the comfortable guest center where you will be offered a complementary fresh fruit juice and have the opportunity to purchase drinks and snacks and some of the various spices that are grown and processed here at the farm and locally produced handicraft.


    It's now time to head back to your ship docked at Harvest Caye, it's been an interesting, fun and educational adventure.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Participants must be at least 5 years of age and weigh maximum of 275 lbs. Good general health, no preexisting heart conditions, pregnant women past first trimester, must be able to walk up and down stone stairs unassisted and step in and out of farm tram. Guests should wear loose comfortable clothing, good hiking shoes, cap, sunglasses, cameras, insect repellents recommend in the rainy season. Credit card and cash for purchase of snacks, drinks, handicrafts,s and spice products. Guests who go ashore do so with the understanding that they will be mixing with members of the general public.
    • Adult from: AUD$151.87 AUD
    • Child from: AUD$124.01 AUD
    DURATION 5 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Wave Runner Tour (2 Guests; 1 Driver & 1 Rider)

    Harvest Caye, Belize

    Duration 1 hr

    Zip through Placencia Lagoon on a wave runner leaving a rooster tail in your wake and the mainland in your rear view mirror. After watching a short orientation video that will help maximize the experience, you will hop aboard a two-person wave runner and tear off across the lagoon. You can drive the personal watercraft or be the passenger. It’s up to you. Either way, the ride will be exhilarating from start to finish. To ensure that you see all the sights, a guide will lead the way with the wave runners following more or less caravan-style. The numerous mangrove-rimmed islands that you will spot scattered about are well-protected, as their ecologically important trees filter impurities from the water and stabilize the shoreline. The lagoon’s water is typically smooth enough so you can easily carve your way across the surface without encountering any wakes other than your own.


    HIGHLIGHTS
    • Tear across the typically smooth waters of Placencia Lagoon in a two-person wave runner.
    • Drive the wave runner or be the passenger, if you prefer.
    • Enjoy an exhilarating ride and gorgeous natural scenery in every direction.



    HIGHLIGHTS • Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
    • Wear a swimsuit and bring a towel.
    • Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Price is per watercraft and not per person, so only one person in the party needs to book this tour. There is a maximum of 2 guest per watercraft, driver and rider. The minimum age to drive is 16 years with a valid driver’s license and that driver must be accompanied by an adult rider. Riders must be at least 8 years old and those between the ages of 8-17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The maximum combined weight of the driver and ride cannot exceed 450 pounds. Drivers cannot be switched. Alcohol consumption is not permitted prior to the tour departure. The tour operator reserves the right to require a breathalyzer test to any participant prior to the tour departure.
    • Adult from: AUD$221.54 AUD
    • Child from: AUD$221.54 AUD
    DURATION 1 hr
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
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    Nim Li Punit with Lunch

    Harvest Caye, Belize

    Duration 5 3/4 hrs

    Depart from the Malacate Pier on your air-conditioned bus for a scenic one-hour bus ride to the picturesque archaeological site of Nim Li Punit, or "Large Hat". Nim Li Punit is in the Mayan Kekchi language. This is the name given to this site, due to a depiction on a stela of one of its rulers wearing a very large headdress. This unique Mayan ceremonial site was built on a hillside overlooking the fertile Toledo lowlands where crops were grown to feed the Mayan rulers that occupied this temple. Here at this well-maintained site, there is a small museum and welcoming center where you can observe some of the large stelas and artifacts that have been preserved. Nim Li Punit, also boasts a well-preserved ball-court in the center of the complex, and a Mayan observatory is also located within one of the various plazas. This entire site is canopied over with large trees, providing a shady comfortable environment for viewing this interesting and beautiful archaeological site.


    After your tour, you will head to Spice Farm for a warm welcome, a delicious and traditional Belizean lunch. Here you will be able to purchase various local drinks and souvenirs. It's now time to head back to your ship docked at Harvest Caye, it's been an interesting, fun, and educational adventure, one filled with Mayan history and an excellent overview of Belize's natural wonders.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Participants must weigh less than 300 lbs. There are approximately 100 steps to negotiate. This tour is not recommended for guests who are pregnant and past their first trimester. The minimum allowable age to participate in this tour is 5 years old. Bring comfortable clothing, walking shoes, a cap or hat, and sunscreen. Credit cards and cash can be used to purchase handicrafts and spice products. Your tour will include an approximate 40-minute boat transfer to the Belize mainland and the transfer to Nim Li Punit is approximately 1 hour from the tour starting point. Guests who go ashore do so with the understanding that they will be mixing with members of the general public.
    • Adult from: AUD$151.87 AUD
    • Child from: AUD$124.01 AUD
    DURATION 5 3/4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Weight
    • Age
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    Southern Belize - Cultural, Sightseeing, & Booze Cruise

    Harvest Caye, Belize

    Duration 3 hrs

    Cruise the turquoise waters off Harvest Caye while the captain navigates the double-decker Big Sipper boat towards the fishing village Plascencia. To complement the beautiful tropical scenery, you will be treated to a live drumming and dance demonstration by costumed Garifuna, whose ancestors migrated to Belize centuries ago. The Garifuna language, dance and music is so valued and culturally important that UNESCO added it to its Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list. Along the voyage you will learn fascinating details of coastal Plascencia and watch for local marine life such as West Indian manatees & Dolphins. Complimentary rum/nonalcoholic drinks and Ceviche a local citrus seafood dish add to the festivities.


    HIGHLIGHTS

    • Scenic cruise on a double-decker boat along the shores of Southern Belize.
    • Introduction to the local Garifuna culture through live music and dance.
    • Wildlife watch for local and migratory birds, dolphins and manatee.
    • Complimentary drinks and Ceviche, a local citrus seafood dish.

    HELPFUL HINTS

    • Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
    • Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.


    Need to Know:

    Note: This tour includes limited walking, mainly at the guest's discretion. It is available to guests who utilize a collapsible wheelchair, can make their way on and off the coach and have a companion to assist them. Minimum age to participate is 12 years of age and children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult parent or guardian. Must be 21 to consume alcoholic beverages. ID will be required. Guests who go ashore do so with the understanding that they will be mixing with members of the general public.
    • Adult from: AUD$137.94 AUD
    • Child from: AUD$110.07 AUD
    DURATION 3 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Age
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    Ke’kchi Chocolate & Culture

    Harvest Caye, Belize

    Duration 6 hrs

    Depart from the Malacate Pier on your air-conditioned bus for a scenic 60 min. ride. You will first pass through the village of Mango Creek which began as a sawmill settlement in the 1940s and still has unpaved streets, then it's onto Belize's hinterlands, where you will observe the panoramic vista of the ancient Mayan Mountains. You will also pass several quaint Ke'kchi Mayan villages as well as pine and hardwood forest reserves on the way to the Akte'il Ha Cacoa Farm. You will learn how the Ke'kchi handcraft chocolate the traditional way from the pod to the bar. You will have a tour>

    You will have a tour of the organic chocolate farm and go through the chocolate-making process. You will have the opportunity to observe the hand grinding of the cacao beans.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Participants must be at least 5 years of age and weigh no more than 300 lbs. Must be able to walk unassisted and negotiate steps. Total walking 400 feet and approximately 40 steps. Bring cash or credit cards for purchase of drinks and souvenirs. Guests who go ashore do so with the understanding that they will be mixing with members of the general public.
    • Adult from: AUD$165.81 AUD
    • Child from: AUD$137.94 AUD
    DURATION 6 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Mayan Culture & Medicine Trail

    Harvest Caye, Belize

    Duration 5 hrs

    Come join us for an educational tour of an authentic Mayan Cultural experience and watch a renowned Mayan Shaman conjure medicine from jungle plants. Board your air-conditioned bus for an approximate 45 minute ride to an authentic Mayan village, located at the entrance to the famous Cockscomb Jaguar Reserve. This quaint Mayan village is home to a very gifted Mayan Shaman, Aurora Garcia Saqui. Artist, herbalist and traditional healer, she is a direct descendant of the world renowned Mayan Healer, Don Elijio Panti. Don Elijio bequeathed to Aurora much of his knowledge while she served as his apprentice for many years.


    Begin your traditional medicine journey, with a guided walk along a canopied jungle path used by the Maya to gather their medicinal plants and herbs. Along this tropical rainforest path, you will encounter many of the same plants Aurora uses in the traditional herbal remedies that she utilizes in her healing clinic. As you slowly walk along the trail, your knowledgeable Mayan guide will point out and explain many of these unique medicinal plants and trees.


    You will have a unique opportunity to experience first-hand the making of a Mayan herbal remedy by Aurora, she will explain the herb and its medicinal properties as she prepares and grinds it with a hand mill. You will also see a "smudge house", various bark and leaves used in curing many different illnesses, traditional dance costume and much more. You will also have an opportunity to sample the renowned Mayan Cocoa drink.


    Authentic colorful handmade Mayan craft items will be available for sale.


    This unique tour affords you a glimpse into the secret life of the Mayan. You will return home with a greater appreciation for where many medicinal cures originated.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Participants must be at least 12 years of age, weigh no more than 300 lbs. and be able to walk unassisted on a gravel trail. No pre-existing heart conditions. Guests should wear comfortable clothing and comfortable walking shoes, long sleeve shirts, and long pants recommended during the rainy season (June – Nov). Bring a camera, insect repellant, cash for souvenirs (no credit card machines), and a poncho during the rainy season. Guests who go ashore do so with the understanding that they will be mixing with members of the general public.
    • Adult from: AUD$151.87 AUD
    • Child from: AUD$137.94 AUD
    DURATION 5 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Age

Please note: The information in this document was current at time of printing. Tour descriptions and prices vary by ship and sailing date and are subject to change without notice. Log into My NCL for the applicable information specific to your cruise.

Printed on Thursday, June 30, 2022 at 04:23pm