Stay on Turneffe Atoll, one of only three atolls inside the Belize Barrier Reef
Swim in areas with incredible underwater vistas that are home to a variety of marine life, including turtles, dolphins and tropical reef fish
Enjoy inviting warm and clear waters around the atoll, where you will often see the bottom of the sandy sea beds
Relax after a great days swimming in the beautiful Turneffe Flats resorts, where you'll enjoy views over the Caribbean Sea and all meals are included
Crystal clear seas, shallow reefs and a variety of wildlife both below and above the water make this an idyllic swimmer’s playground. If you enjoy swimming over coral reefs you’re in the right place. Belize is home to the second largest coral reef in the world with over 500 species of fish and 100 species of coral. We are based at Turneffe Atoll, which at 50km long and 10km wide is the largest in Belize. It’s also regarded as the most biologically diverse coral atoll in the hemisphere.
The land and seascape consists of a network of more than 150 islands and cayes that is made up of savanna and littoral forest. Here is home to many types of species of fish, lobster, conch and other invertebrates. In addition, at least three known important fish spawning aggregation sites have been identified around the atoll which is surrounded on all sides by open sea.
From swimming along the exterior of the atoll adjacent to pristine reefs to crossing lagoons in the interior at the atoll, this trip offers an incredibly rich swimming experiences. You can expect to see tropical reef fishes, rays, sea turtles, lobsters, dolphins and possibly manatees.
Our accommodation for the week is at the Turneffe Flats Resort, which is located towards the north of the atoll and has long been recognized as Belize's premier marine eco-tourism destination. When we’re not swimming, there’s time to relax at the resort which includes an oceanfront swimming pool, sea kayaks, beach and bar.
Who is this trip for?
This trip is for swimmers who want to explore both extended reefs and lagoons in a protected environment, where you can see the sea bottom most of the time. This remote location is ideally situated to discover both exciting swims and unusual wildlife.
Swimmers should have a basic understanding of open water swimming and be capable of completing the average daily swim distance of around 4½km prior to the start of the trip.
- Fully guided swimming holiday in the Turneffe Atoll, Belize.
- Swim guides and full safety escort on all swims
- Technique Advice & Video Playback
- 7 nights accommodation
- Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners
What's not included?
- Travel to and from the start of the tour
- Optional Tipping for Lodge Staff
- Alcoholic Beverages
Please note that the below daily itineraries are an example of the swims that may take place during the course of your trip, however, actual swim locations and distances will vary according to local weather and sea conditions. Your SwimTrek guides and local boat pilot will determine the most suitable swim locations each day and will communicate the plan with all guests as soon as possible.
The 'Belize Barrier Reef' trip is new for 2019. As soon as we have run our first trip, we will share some customer reviews here.