Harvest Caye, Belize Excursions

Harvest Caye is a 75-acre eco-friendly island port owned by Norwegian Cruise Line that offers something for everyone. You can relax on the white sandy beach, zip-line or visit the wildlife sanctuary. 

But if you want a true Belizean authentic experience you can take a ferry to Placencia Village, a quaint fishing town on the mainland. There, you can discover the rich marine life of the Caribbean Sea by  snorkeling, island hopping, fishing or the scenic Monkey River tour. You’ll be amazed by the colorful coral reefs, exotic fish, turtles, and more.

Don’t miss this opportunity to visit Placencia Village on your next cruise to Belize. You’ll fall in love with this tropical paradise and its friendly people.

Harvest Caye Belize

Here's how you get to mainland Placencia!

Placencia Tour Operators are not allowed to access the docking facilities at Harvest Caye, so to reach the mainland of Placencia, you have to reserve a seat on the ferry service operated by NCL. You can do this by purchasing a round-trip ticket for about $25USD from the Shore Excursion desk on your ship. This is the only option to secure your spot on the ferry.


Harvest Caye Excursions from Placencia, Belize

Fishing & snorkeling

Fishing and Snorkeling

If you love fishing and snorkeling, this is the perfect trip for you! You'll get to troll the inner reefs near Placencia and catch some delicious fish, like snappers, mackerels, king mackerels, and barracudas. Then, you'll explore the underwater wonders of the islands and see colorful corals and marine life. This is a great way to spend your day in paradise!

monkey in tree

Monkey River Eco Tour

Enjoy a river cruise, navigating through mangrove tunnels spotting wildlife such as crocodile, manatees, iguanas, birds, howler monkeys, and on the way back sight seeing for the West Indian Manatee.

Inner reef catch

Straight Fishing

Whether you're a beginner or a pro, you'll love the Straight Fishing adventure, where you can choose from different fishing techniques like trolling, spin casting, and bottom fishing to suit your style and have a blast.

Laughing Bird Caye

Laughing Bird Caye snorkeling

Laughing Bird Caye National Park located 11 miles offshore from Placencia Village with its pristine white sandy beach leading off into turquoise waters, perfect for snorkeling. Here you’ll snorkel around corals teeming with tropical fishes of different sizes and colors. Look out for lobsters, conch, coral, shrimps, the occasional ray or turtle, you just never know!

They are two Cruise ship port terminals in Belize. At the Belize Tourism Village in Belize City docking is not possible. After the cruise ship has anchored in the bay of the coast, you will take the ferry to the cruise port. NCL Dock at Harvest Caye near Placencia, where cruise passenger makes their way on to the island by walking.

In comparison to other Central American countries, Belize is considered to be safe for visitors. With the commons crimes against tourism being theft. It is unlikely you will be a victim of gang-related problems or braking and entry faced be the Belizean Citizen.