Water taxi from Dangriga
Arriving to Tobacco Caye
Taking part in the Intro to Snorkeling from Tobacco Caye involving snorkel skills assessment and guided snorkel
Snorkel amongst the mangrove props at Tobacco Range
Take a tour around the Smithsonian Research Station
No visit to Tobacco Caye is complete without a night snorkel, where you can see octopus, green moray eels and this happy Ballonfish
Head out for a full day tour at Glovers Reef Atoll
Snorkel the wall at Glovers Reef and swim over the shelf which descends 3500ft
Collect data in the field across a wide variety of sites within the South Water Caye Marine Reserve and Glovers Reef Atoll.
Use our classroom space and lab equipment to work on independent projects.
Wave goodbye and head back to Dangriga
Discover, Learn, Present and Share your time on Tobacco Caye.
Check out some awesome poster project summaries from previous student projects using our research projects and equipment!
A Typical 5 Day Itinerary
Day 1: Hop on the water taxi at Dangriga and spend a picturesque 30 minute boat ride traveling to Tobacco Caye. See the waves breaking on the Belize Barrier Reef and feel the excitement at arriving at Tobacco Caye. Settle in to your lodge and take a tour around the 4 acre island. After lunch attend the marine hazards lecture and pick up your snorkel gear. Enter a calm shallow patch right off of Tobacco Caye to practice and test snorkel skills. After passing the skills, take a guided snorkel over Tobacco Caye’s back reef. Get showered in time for dinner at the lodge. After a delicious meal attend the Intro to Marine Environment of Belize lecture led by the Station Manager.