As part of our 30 Year celebrations at Island Expeditions, we are asking our guests to help share our 30 year story in Belize. If you have traveled with us we would love to hear and see the highlights from your trips to Belize. Just for doing that, we’ll send you an IE T-shirt or hat and you'll also be entered into a draw for a chance to win a free Amazon Kindle E-reader with popular travel eBooks, if you do!
A World Heritage Site is a place that is listed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as of special cultural or physical significance. Let’s take a closer look at the UNESCO designation and its impact on the Belize Barrier Reef System.
The Creation of the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System as a UNESCO World Heritage Site
As we celebrate 30 years, we wanted to take a moment and look back at the three decades we have been in Belize. In 1987, we were one of the first adventure travel companies to develop our unique brand of trips in Belize, that combined education and adventure on the longest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere.
The Early Days - Exploring the Belize Barrier Reef
Together with Norm Hann Expeditions we created a world-class stand up paddleboard experience in Belize. We are delighted with this special partnership with pioneer Norm Hann Expeditions, one of North America’s leading stand up paddleboard (SUP) instructors in the industry.
Our Lighthouse Reef Basecamp trips on Half Moon Caye are a great option for families, particularly if you are looking for a destination in Belize for the March Spring Break holiday season. There are no theme parks, kids clubs or zoos on Half Moon Caye, but we promise this will be a family vacation that will create treasured memories!
Here’s a story of how Island Expeditions started. We managed to catch up with IE founder, Tim Boys and learn more about the early days of the 3 Dudes heading to Belize. Find out more in this interview with Tim below.
We always get lots of great questions about Glover’s Reef Atoll, so we put together some of key facts and information where you can quickly find out more about one of our most popular vacation destinations in Belize.
Where is Glover’s Reef Atoll?
Glover’s Reef Atoll is an elliptical shaped reef measuring 20 miles long by 7 miles wide and located almost 40 miles offshore from the Belize mainland.
With prices starting at just $79 one way to Belize...we are excited about this recent news from Southwest Airlines. Starting on June 4, 2017, Southwest Airlines will offer a daily, year-round non-stop flight, from Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Belize City.
The direct flight will depart Ft. Lauderdale (FLL) at 11:30AM arriving in Belize City (BZE) at 11:45AM. For the return, the flight will depart Belize City at 12:40PM arriving into Ft. Lauderdale at 5:00PM. The flight time is approximately 2 hours, 15 minutes.
We had a wonderful chat with Georgette Metcalfe, one of our returning yoga instructors who will be joining us at the Lighthouse Reef Basecamp on Half Moon Caye for the 2017 season.