There is world class snorkeling along Belize’s Barrier Reef offshore of Ambergris Caye. The most popular destination is Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley, a 15 minute boat ride from our resort. We offer group or private snorkel trips to the marine reserve to swim among a variety of fish, beautiful coral formations, sea turtles, nurse sharks, sting rays, eagle rays, and other marine life. There are also other snorkel spots along the reef that guests can visit during their stay.
The temperate water, clear visibility, coral reef, and abundant marine life also lead to terrific scuba diving conditions. The Phoenix works with highly regarded local dive operators to set up small group and private trips to many different dive sites along the reef. We can also arrange scuba diving instruction or refresher courses. Ambergris Caye is also the main launching point for day trips to the world famous Blue Hole, a renowned dive site for more experienced divers.
The shallow water between the eastern side of Ambergris Caye and Belize’s Barrier Reef creates ideal reef fishing opportunities via half or full day private fishing trips. On half day trips your guide can filet your catch which you can bring to Red Ginger to cook for you for lunch or dinner. On full day trips your guide can prepare a private beach barbecue for lunch. Snapper, jacks, barracuda, and grouper are some of the fish you can catch and eat.
The shallow flats between the lagoon side of Ambergris Caye and the mainland of Belize represent one of the best fly fishing environments in the Caribbean for tarpon, permit, and bonefish. Our resort works with experienced local guides who provide full day flats fishing trips. For experienced anglers Belize offers the rare opportunity to catch a grand slam in one day. For less experienced anglers we can set up separate fly casting lessons or have your fly fishing trip focus on instruction initially. All rods, bait, and lures are provided for these trips.
One of our most popular full day tours is a private day trip via motorboat that combines snorkeling, fishing and a private beach barbecue. This trip is ideal for couples or families looking for a customizable and memorable experience on the Caribbean.
The Phoenix also provides complimentary use of paddle boards and kayaks, can set up para sailing or jet ski rentals, as well as wind surfing or kite surfing rentals or instruction. We also can arrange sunset or day long private or group catamaran cruises, dinner catamaran cruises, or a sunset crocodile tour on the lagoon side of Ambergris Caye.