One attraction that Ambergris Caye has to offer is the Ambergris Caye Resort Pier and Marina. It is located and associated with the Exotic Caye Beach Resort, but it often used by just about every resort guest that is aware of it. There are many things that can be done and this is the jump-off point for the majority of the aquatic attractions that Ambergris Caye has to offer.
Ambergris Caye has a lot to offer the person that has come to make more of the ocean than the beach. There are boat rentals that are both hosted and non-hosted. There are specific tours that can last anywhere from an hour to a few days. Beyond that, there are a variety of sporting activities and aquatic things to do in addition to wildlife and natural activities.
The fun starts at or near the pier with things that go from just walking on the pier to fishing and beach events. Anyone that wants to venture a little further can go scuba diving off the coast or even snorkeling. The same diving events can be extended to boats where the scuba diving is done further offshore. The scuba tours can last from a few hours to a few days and even go as far as the coast of the mainland.
For those who like boating, but not being in the water, there are several tours that take explorers around the ocean for them to enjoy the air and sea or go up the coast of mainland Belize and explore the smaller waterways that travel north. There are, of course, fishing events that go anywhere from the beach and pier to boats that go several miles out for bigger game.
The Sea and the Air
There are those that wish for a little more air time than others and there are adventurous things for them too. These may include para-sailing and even parachuting. That brings us to several airborne events, including plane tours, helicopter tours and sports events like the aforementioned parachuting and para-sailing. Air tours may go as far as the mainland and into the mountains a bit or may just circle Ambergris Caye.
Almost every event that a person can do during the day can be done at night also. Snorkeling during the day is a completely different experience than snorkeling at night. Only the best trained scuba divers will take on a night dive, but it can be done and is an adventure worthy of the entire trip in itself. Plane tours that showed the majestic mountains of Belize during the day can become tours of the quiet specks of light that make up the cities of Ambergris Caye.
The pier itself is a different world during the day and during the night. What was once a quiet bustling sea port becomes a little bit rowdy and takes on a new feel. The sunset is a must see at least once during any stay on Ambergris Caye and the Ambergris Caye Pier and Marina is one of the best places to take in this view.
Whether a person is staying at the Exotic Caye Resort or another resort or even those that have recently moved to the growing paradise that is Ambergris Caye, they absolutely must see the Pier and Marina once during the trip. This is simply one of those things that cannot be missed. One will never know what they have missed until they step foot onto the wooden planks that lead to another world.