What to do in Caye Caulker

There is no shortage of things to do in Caye Caulker, Belize. Walks along the beach stroll through Caye Caulker Town for some shopping, and yummy bites will be sure to please. If you are more adventurous and want to swim with sharks, see Belize from above by plane, or just want to swim, Caye Caulker is sure to have you covered. Take at least three days to enjoy Caye Caulker on your trip to Belize. 

Caye Caulker Belize is a small island, only a short forty-five-minute boat ride from Belize City, or a scenic flight from Belize City to Caye Caulker is only ten minutes. Bask in the Caribbean sun, wade in the sea, and enjoy some fun adventures on and around the island. Caye Caulker is cut into half, with the southern half the inhabitants of Caye Caulker town and the north a bit wilder. Over the years, hotels and resorts have opened on the north side of the island, but the uninhabited areas are still wild. 

Some things to do in Caye Caulker 

Take a walk or bike ride on the wild north of the island.

The Split-to-Split ferry is just a $5 USD round trip to the north end of the island. Enjoy a relaxing bike ride up north where you can bird watch, enjoy some walks and shell collecting, bike ride, or relax with a nice lunch at El Ben Cabanas or pack a picnic to take along with you.

Enjoy Dolphin Sightings on a Boat to Blue Zen 

Take the boat to Blu Zen, a beautiful location for dinner; there are frequent boats ferrying passengers to the north end of the island for lunch and dinner. Dolphin sightings are common on this ride up the shoreline of Caye Caulker. 

A Nighttime Adventure for Crocodile Sightings 

The Crocodile Star Gazing Cruise from Tsunami Tours takes guests through the mangrove habitat of the crocodiles. Look for night birds and enjoy the stars. This unique tour is $45 USD per person and is a great way to enjoy the exotic nature of Belize. 

Nature Sighting with a South-end Boat Tour 

Island Birding Tsunami Tour early morning tour cruises to the south end of Caye Caulker forest reserve and take a guided tour in this mangrove forest. See many types of birds, including the Great Blue Heron, Osprey Hawks, and even the beautiful Rosette spoonbill at $75 USD per person.

Paddle Board or Kayak Through the Mangroves 

Paddle boarding around the mangroves Reef Break Surf Shop lessons on the paddle board and kite surfing. 

See Belize from Above 

Take a flight over the Blue Hole with Tsunami Tours and experience seeing the famous Blue Hole from a small plane flight. The pilot helps you get prime views of this natural wonder. 

Swim with Sharks and Turtles in Hole Chan and Shark Ray Ally 

Take a catamaran with Carlos Tours for the Hole Chan marine reserve and Shark Ray Ally, where you can swim with the sharks and rays in crystal blue waters. 

Go Diving of Course! 

As a kid, I remember most of the tourists who came to the islands were divers; Belize has some of the best diving in the world. Frenchies Diving is a great diving company in Caye Caulker; they have been around for ages. 

Snorkeling in Caye Caulker 

Blackhawk Tours has 5-stop snorkeling trips and 1-stop sightseeing tours from 9:30 to 3:00. Contact Blackhawktours760@gmail.com for more information.  

Fishing and Camping in Caye Caulker 

Knotty Tours knottytoursbze@yahoo.com deep sea fishing, spearfishing overnight camping, snorkeling, private and customized, +5016285114 WhatsApp 

For Something More Relaxing

Enjoy a spa day at Blue Zen, or a couple’s massage with Keidala. 

Pop over to Purple Passion for a pedicure and manicure. 

Bella’s Backpacker Sunday Funday Cruise

Enjoy playing outside games like corn hole, beer pong, volleyball, and water balloon toss, then go on the sunset cruise and swim while watching the sunset. It’s a great day! 

Iguana Reef has a great sunset celebration! 

Stingray feeding Iguana reef during sunset can’t be missed. The pelicans and stingrays come all the way up the shoreline for food. 

Tarpon are feeding at Iguana Reef during the day. They have a nice little beach area and a cool bar to hang out at. Seahorses sighting Iguana reef during the day. As a kid, I used to see a lot of seahorses around here before Iguana Reef was built. There is a seahorse breeding ground nearby. If you want to know where the sea horse breeding ground is, send me a message on Instagram, and I’ll ask some friends to show you when you’re there. It’s best not to make it too public because the babies need to grow without people all around them. 

Relax at Lazy Lizard 

The bar, the food, and the perfect place to swim make Lazy Lizard my chill spot when visiting. It’s a full-fledged tourist hot spot these days with some great renovations and a larger area for sitting and hanging out. 

Chill out at the Caribbean Brewing Company 

If you are looking for a beer and snacks, then check out the new brewery


The food is fabulous in Caye Caulker; if you like lobster, then make sure to go during the lobster season for a real treat. The stone crab is fantastic, and the hogfish are so well-priced! Restaurants in Caye Caulker have all that you could want when it comes to seafood. Yum! 

I was raised in Belize; my mother is still living on the islands; maybe she will be in Caye Caulker when you are there. It’s a great place to see.  Have fun and subscribe for more travel tips, local stories, and road trip ideas.