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Per Person $153 USD
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Snorkeling in Turtle Alley is like entering a whole new world. One moment you’re floating above beautiful turquoise water thinking “what could be better than this,” and the next, you’re dipping below the surface into pristine ecosystem filled with colorful coral, turtles, and fish. It’s truly magical!

As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Belize Barrier Reef is a part of the largest reef complex in the Atlantic-Caribbean region. Charles Darwin describes this pristine ecosystem as “the most remarkable reef in the West Indies.” Just imagine bright blue water buzzing with colorful coral and an array of tropical marine species.

This unparalleled snorkeling adventure will take you to one of the most sought after marine protected areas, Turtle Alley, where turtles, rays and docile nurse sharks meander through the reefs. You’ll start your day with a ferry ride from the cruise ship port to Placencia Municipal Pier. Here, you will gear up and board the boat for an hour ride to the reef. A safety briefing from your crew will have you ready to jump in and have a fun-filled day!

After we've anchored, and after a safety briefing, you'll be ready to snorkel around the coral reefs. Tag along on the tour or stay by the boat to hang out with the loggerhead turtles! Feel free to board the boat at any time to take a break.

After your day in the sun, head back to port where you can catch a ferry back to your cruise ship pier or explore the town a bit more.

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Scenic boat ride
  • Guided snorkel tour
  • Snorkel gear (fins, mask, snorkel, vest)
  • Park entrance fees
  • Purified water
  • Light snacks (fresh fruit, chips and salsa, and mini sandwiches)
  • Rum punch

Days of Operation

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Sun - yes

Departures (local time)

  • 11:00 AM (4 hrs) Cruise ship must arrive by 9 AM. Duration does not include ferry time from cruise pier to Placencia.

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

Taxi and Transfers Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• Entrance fees are included.
• Snorkel gear is included.
• The tour includes purified water, snacks (fresh fruit, chips, and salsa, mini sandwiches), and rum punch.
• We recommend bringing a towel.


• This tour is only available for guests on NCL and for ships that arrive by 9 AM.
• Tour requires a minimum of 4 to operate. There is a maximum of 24 participants per departure.
• You must be at least 6 years old to participate.
• Please note the cost of the water taxi is not included in the price of the tour. The water taxi is $25 per person round trip. You MUST purchase these tickets on board your cruise, and can do so from the first day you board your cruise. You must insist on pre-purchasing tickets as the shore excursion desk may tell you it is not possible to do so. Please purchase the earliest tender.
• This program is not recommended for guests with limited mobility.