Glover's Reef Atoll, Tobacco Caye, Man of War Caye and South Water Caye are accessed by boat from Dangriga. These cayes are less visited than those off the northern coast of Belize and present several opportunities for fishing, diving and snorkeling.
Glover's Reef Marine Reserve
Glover's Reef Marine Reserve is one of Belize's four atolls (ring-like formation of coral islands surrounding a lagoon) and was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. It is the most remote of the atolls, 70mi/113km southeast of Belize City, surrounding as 80sq.mi/211sq.km lagoon. Several shipwrecks are found on along the eastern edge of the atoll. The most popular activities with visitors are diving, snorkeling, windsurfing, fishing, kayaking and camping.A handful of resorts are found on Southwest Cayes and Northeast Caye in the Glover's Reef Marine Reserve, catering to fishing and diving enthusiasts. All resorts offer fishing trips and excursions to nearby diving sites. Middle Caye is in the center of the marine reserve and is the site when research on the atoll is conducted. The cayes and dive sites of Glover's Reef are often visited on day excursions from the mainland.
Man Of War Caye
Pelicans, brown boobies and the magnificent frigate bird nest on Man of War Caye, a bird sanctuary featuring three types of mangrove forest. Trips depart for the caye regularly from Dangriga.
South Water Caye & Marine Reserve
This half-moon shaped island measures 15ac/6ha and is often referred to as Water Caye. South Water Caye is a coral island comprised of pine and palm trees that rests atop the barrier reef, presenting several nearby diving opportunities. South Water Caye hosts three resorts catering to diving and fishing enthusiasts, and several excursions are offered. The South Water Caye Marine Reserve protects the waters and reef around the island and was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996.
Tobacco Caye is a small islet measuring 4ac/1.6ha. Popular activities on the caye are relaxing, fishing and snorkeling right offshore of the caye. Several dive sites are within a short boat ride and diving trips are offered from the caye, as well as fishing excursions.Tobacco Caye caters to travelers on a low to medium budget and has a few options for accommodations, but does not offer any shops or services apart from what is available at the hotels. Tobacco Caye attracts travelers looking for a remote and secluded experience.