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The new day begins. You get up from the bed, eat a hearty breakfast and head out carrying your water sports equipment wearing your water sports gear only to have the ear to ear smile on your face to be wiped out in an instant. The wind doesn’t blow.

Tomorrow’s another day! But what should you do now? There are so many other things to do in Ambergris Caye and Belize during windy day downtimes. Here are some of the following.

Things to Do When the Wind Doesn’t Blow

Ambergris Caye and Belize have a huge diversity of activities. We can organize any trip or tour as part of your total package price or you can wait until you get here and see what you fancy.

Diving

Ambergris Caye is lucky to have the 2nd longest barrier reef in the world on its doorstep. There are 100 of local dive sites just 15-30 minutes away. It is closely connected with Bottom Time, one of the best dive shops on the island.

For the more advanced divers, there are trips to the outer atolls of Belize such as Turneffe and the Elbow, fantastic wall dives with abundant fish life. The famous Blue Hole is also a must for the fanatic.

Snorkeling

The snorkeling here is spectacular. You can’t really go straight off the beach the best way to snorkel is to either take one of our kayaks or sailboats and snorkel close to the reef or we recommend taking an afternoon trip to Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley. Mexico Rocks and Bacalar Chico are other great snorkeling spots.

Parasailing

See the wonders of the reef from the air.

Bird watching

Belize has hundreds of species of birds. On this half day trip, you will visit two bird sanctuaries at Cayo Rosario and Little Guana Caye. Amongst the many exotic birds that you will see are Spoonbills and Pink Ibis, as well as pelicans and frigates.

Manatee Tour

A day boat trip to the drowned Cayes takes you to see the West Indian Manatee in its natural habitat. Although you won’t be allowed to snorkel with these creatures, the trip offers other snorkeling spots and a visit to Goff’s Caye.

Fishing

Whether its deep sea, reef or fly fishing, Belize will send you reeling. Marlin, permit, bone, tarpon, barracuda, tuna, snapper and more.

Mayan Ruins

Belize is blessed with several spectacular examples of Mayan settlements. The most popular ones are Altun Ha and Lamanai. Both of these can be visited on day trips via plane or boat. In nearby Guatemala lies the fantastic site of Tikal. If you are really into Mayan ruins, this is the one to see. Tropic Air offers day and overnight trips from San Pedro.

Mainland Adventures

Mainland Belize with its pristine jungles and many rivers offers the adventurous traveler a wealth of activities including cave tubing, white water rafting, rappelling, jaguar spotting, jungle walks, horseback riding, medicine trails, to name but a few.