Belize City, Belize

Located at the base of the Yucatan Peninsula, Belize offers travelers a wealth of attractions. The country's dense rain forest is dotted with Mayan ruins. The forest is also home to a wide range of tropical wildlife, ranging from jaguars and ocelots to keel-boated macaws and howler monkeys. Offshore, the world's second largest barrier reef offers some of the finest diving in the world. And Belize's easygoing ways, a legacy of its past as a British colony, feels far more akin to a small Caribbean island than a Central American republic.

Note: Belize City is an anchorage port, guests transfer to shore via local tender.

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Points of Interest

  • Mayan Ruins
  • River Cruising
  • Cave Tubing
  • Belize Zoo
  • Bacab Eco Park
  • Ziplining
  • Snorkeling & Diving
  • Airboat Ride

More about Belize City, Belize Points of Interest

  • Mayan Ruins

    Belize was once home to the ancient Mayas. One of the earliest known Mayan cities dates to 2000 B.C., and at the height of the Mayan Empire, their population rose to as many as two million.

  • River Cruising

    Take a motorboat ride on the Old Belize River through the jungle. As you cruise the waterways teeming with crocodiles and iguana sunning on rocks, listen for the cries of howler monkeys and birds.

  • Cave Tubing

    Glide through the water beneath awe-inspiring stalactites and past dramatic cave formations as your trusty inner tube takes you through the sacred underworld of the ancient Mayans.

  • Belize Zoo

    Paths carved into 29 acres of jungle allow visitors to see more than 125 animals native to Belize, including jaguars, ocelots, peccaries, storks, howler monkeys, tapirs, crocodiles and more.

  • Bacab Eco Park

    This famed nature park features horseback riding and over 200 species of flora, as well as a diverse population of wildlife.

  • Ziplining

    Keep your eyes open wide and peer down at ancient caves as you soar across an exhilarating jungle zipline through the lush rainforest canopy of Belize.

  • Snorkeling & Diving

    Discover four amazing cayes (pronounced keys) which can be reached by boat from Belize City. Belize's Barrier Reef and its three atolls all feature superb wall dives and snorkeling.

  • Airboat Ride

    Skim across the marshy waters of Almond Hill Lagoon, where you may be lucky enough to spot a manatee before admiring the mangroves, water lilies and crocodiles of Indian Creek.

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Scenic Wildlife River Cruise

2 hours | Belize City | B Z E - 1 7 0
  • River Cruising

Cruise the crocodile-infested waters of the Belize River, teeming with manatees, howler and spider monkeys, several species of aquatic birds and other exotic wildlife. Enjoy the tranquil surroundings as you learn how for centuries Mayan Bushmen used the tropical flora growing along the riverbank to soothe and heal.

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Snorkeling Wonders of the Barrier Reef

4 hours | Belize City | B Z E - 8 3 0
  • Snorkeling & Diving

Enjoy a fast, scenic boat ride to this hemisphere's largest barrier reef and a beautiful private tropical island that provides the finest snorkeling in Belizean waters. High-quality snorkeling gear and Blast swim fins enhance the experience. A relaxed beach break with refreshments available for purchase rounds out the day.

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The Best of Belize Sightseeing

4 hours | Belize City | B Z E - 1 2 0

Discover the best of Belize City on this engaging guided tour that takes in the highlights of Belize's heritage and cultural diversity. View the Baron Bliss Lighthouse, the affluent government homes, the inside of St. John's Cathedral, Central America's first Anglican church, and ride a mini-train through a series of natural history displays.

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Altun Ha Mayan Ruins & City Drive

4.5 hours | Belize City | B Z E - 1 0 0
  • Mayan Ruins

Experience ancient ruins to modern-day city life on this half-day excursion. Take a driving tour of Belize City as your guide calls out the various points of interest around town. View beautiful landmarks and old colonial buildings mixed in with the modern that gives the old Belize capital its Caribbean charm. Next, head to the Altun Ha ruins for a tour of the Mayan ceremonial site situated in a lush rain forest. Once a thriving Mayan city and trade center, walk amongst the 13 structures that surround two plazas and its 60-foot Temple of the Sun God. For a panoramic vantage point and photo opportunities, climb up the steps to the tops of three main temples on the site and capture the views of the surrounding countryside. Afterwards, enjoy lunch on the way back to the ship.

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Xunantunich Mayan Ruins & Lunch

7 hours | Belize City | B Z E - 1 1 0
  • Mayan Ruins

Take a guided tour of Belize's amazing Xunantunich ruins, arguably the most architecturally significant Mayan ruins in the country. A traditional Belizean lunch is included on this excursion.

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Cave Tubing & Scenic Drive

5.5 hours | Belize City | B Z E - 7 3 0
  • Cave Tubing

Thrill to a tubing expedition down a jungle river on this half-day excursion. Float on a meandering current as it takes you under limestone arches through centuries old caverns and down small rapids on an enchanting ride in Mother Nature's playground.

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Altun Ha Mayan Ruins & Scenic River Cruise

6.5 hours | Belize City | B Z E - 1 0 5
  • Mayan Ruins
  • River Cruising

Enjoy a scenic river cruise on the Belize River. Then head out to the amazing Altun Ha ruins of the ancient Mayan civilization for a tour of the breathtaking grounds. At the end of your tour, enjoy a traditional lunch and some free time to shop for souvenirs.

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Caye Caulker Shark & Ray Encounter

5.5 hours | Belize City | B Z E - 8 1 5
  • Snorkeling & Diving

Jump into the aquamarine waters of Caye Caulker and snorkel with tropical fish and barracuda. Then, get ready to make unforgettable memories as you swim with nurse sharks and southern stingrays at Shark Ray Alley. Enjoy free time to explore the island and a rum punch on the return trip.

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Mayan Underworld Four Cave Tubing Combo with Lunch

5.5 hours | Belize City | B Z E - 7 3 5
  • Cave Tubing

Private Site Private Tour Ceremonial Cave has significant ancient Mayan Archeological tools, figurines and pottery, for guests that want Adventure and education, it is a great tour, Darknight Cave Tubing is great, a four cave Tour with tubes and life jackets waiting right where you start tubing. Interact with a Mayan Bush Doctor & Mayan Shaman, both bring knowledge that had been passed down for Generations.

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Howler Monkey Sanctuary & Creole Heritage

4.5 hours | Belize City | B Z E - 2 3 0

Engage in an immersive eco-tourism experience at the Community Baboon Sanctuary, where you'll explore the wonders of the Belizean rainforest and learn the local efforts to protect the native black howler monkeys. You will also learn about Creole heritage and culture through demonstrations of local traditions such as fly brush making, rice beating, and cashew wine tasting.

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Jungle Zipline Adventure, Cave Tubing & Lunch

6.75 hours | Belize City | B Z E - 4 0 5
  • Cave Tubing
  • Ziplining

The adventure for adrenaline lovers! Go ziplining through the lush Belizean jungle and then tubing in the cathedral-like crystal caves where stalactites form dazzling displays, leading to a sacred site of the ancient Mayans.

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