Silk Caye, Placencia

4.6
#5 of 42 in Outdoors in Placencia
For some of the most memorable snorkeling of your life, head to Silk Caye. A sandy oasis in a sea of crystal clear, turquoise waters, the cay sits above the Gulf of Honduras. Designated areas in the protected marine reserve provide you with some of the most attractive coral in the world, with abundant species of fish, turtles, and sharks all calling Belize’s barrier reef their home. If you head just outside the reef on a dive, you'll have the opportunity to spot rare and elusive whale sharks. Our Placencia day trip planning website makes visiting Silk Caye and other Placencia attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • A beautiful location right next to the barrier reef. Had an oportunity to swim with at least 6 sharks and more rays as they were fed from a neighboring boat. The snorkeled around the entire island to ...  more »
  • We went out to this very small caye with Sea Horse Dive Shop and Tony as our guide. Tony was able to point out a Nudibranch floating out on the sea which was fortunate because it was so small we would...  more »
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