Cruise ship passengers can relish in some of the top activities from Harvest Caye, Belize but if you want to experience more of Belize’s culture and nature, you can also hop on a ferry to Placencia, a charming coastal village on the mainland. There, you can mingle with the locals, sample the delicious cuisine, or snorkel among the coral reefs. Whether you stay on Harvest Caye or venture to Placencia, you’ll have an unforgettable time in Belize.
You won’t find any tour operators from Placencia on the island, so you’ll need to buy your ferry tickets on the ship. Don’t worry; we’ll be waiting for you at the ferry dock in Placencia and ready to show you the best of Belize.
Ferry to the mainland - Meeting up with us.
Placencia Tour Operators are not allowed to access the docking facilities at Harvest Caye. You need to take the Ferry over to Placencia Village from Harvest Caye. This ferry is easy to access, but, sometimes, ferry tickets are sold out. We recommend purchasing a ticket onboard the ship as this guarantees you your space on the ferry.
Harvest Caye Excursions from Placencia, Belize
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!
Start off the morning trolling around the inner reefs in the Placencia area for snappers, mackerels, king mackerels, barracudas. After fishing, we head to one of the nearby islands and snorkel a bit, while the morning's catch is being prepped and grilled for lunch before heading back to the ferry dock.
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.
Whether it be trolling, spin casting or bottom fishing, we will deliver.
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.