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Snorkel / Dive with Whale Sharks in Belize 2016 - 8 nts

Available only in the months of April, May and June

This amazing Belize itinerary is a great choice for anyone considering travelling to Belize in April, May or June. These are the months when the Whale Sharks come to Gladden Spit, an elbow in the reef off the Placencia coast, to feed on the spawning snapper. The Whale Sharks are known to come several days after the full moon up until the last quarter moon during these months. When these magnificent creatures are in a playful or curious mood they swim right up to the oceans surface and provide an incredible experience for snorkellers as well as scuba divers.

Gladden Spit is a dedicated marine reserve and boat numbers to the park are limited to protect these creatures. Whale Sharks are gentle giants and are the largest known fish on the planet, on average they grow up to 20 feet in length. They are filter feeders and pose less threat to humans than vice versa.

Best dates to see Whale Sharks in 2016

March / AprilMayJune
22nd - 2nd20th - 31st19th - 30th

Price Guide per person

We have selected a range of hotels in Placencia that can be booked with snorkel or dive trips to see the whale sharks. *Please note that availability for the whale shark trips are limited and early booking is recommended.

Chabil Mar - one bed villa (dbl occ)Fully Booked£2,365£2,365
Chabil Mar - two bed villa (quad occ)Fully Booked£2,095£2,095
Robert´s Grove - standard room (dbl occ)£2,175£2,175£2,025
Belizean Nirvana - one bedroom suite (dbl occ)£2,154£2,145£1,995

These prices are based on an average flight price of 600 per person. Around Easter flights to Belize are very busy and room prices are at a premium. Contact us for an accurate quote.


  • International flights via US
  • Internal flights from Belize City to Placencia
  • 1 night in US stopover hotel
  • 7 nights in Placencia Hotel (as listed above)
  • 2 day trips to snorkel or dive with Whale Sharks (includes lunch)
  • 1 day trip to snorkel or dive the Outer Cayes (includes lunch)

Example Day to Day Itinerary staying at Chabil Mar

Below is an example day to day itinerary, days snorkelling / diving the reef with Whale Sharks will vary depending on weather and sightings.

Day 1

Fly from London to US. Overnight in Airport Hotel (Room only).

Day 2

Fly from US to Belize City. Transfer down to Placencia on the coast (approx. 40 mins). Met and transferred to hotel (Room Only).

Day 3

At leisure, relax on the beach or stroll into Placencia town. Bicycles and sea canoes are available for unlimited use at all hotels. Overnight Placencia hotel (Room Only).

Day 4

Day trip to Gladden Spit for guided snorkel or dive with whale sharks (approx. 1 hour boat ride, lunch included). Overnight at Placencia hotel (Lunch included)

Day 5

At leisure, additional cost excursions could include searching for Manatees on the Placencia Lagoon or mainland daytrip to Mayan ruins or Cockscomb Wildlife Sanctuary. Overnight at Placencia hotel (Lunch included).

Day 6

Another full day trip to snorkel or dive with whale sharks (lunch included). Overnight at Placencia hotel (Lunch included).

Day 7

Full day guided snorkel tour or two tank dive to the outer cayes to explore marine life on the reef (lunch included), you will see an array of tropical fish and may also see Spotted Eagle Rays, Nurse Sharks and Turtles. Overnight at Placencia hotel (Lunch included).

Day 8

At leisure, relax on the beach or stroll into Placencia town. Bicycles and sea canoes are available for unlimited use. Overnight at Placencia hotel (Room Only).

Day 9

Transfer back to Belize City via short propeller flight (approx. 40 mins) to connect with overnight international flight to UK via US.

Day 10

Arrive in UK.

Whale Shark Beach bar in Placencia Whale Shark Barefoot Beach Bar Whale Shark with Diver One of the Cayes Fan Coral Coral Reef Laughing Bird Caye