It depends where you are staying. If you happen to be north, we took a kayak out to the reef. This is easier to do north because there is less boat traffic. Some resorts also have buoys to tie up to. I believe Journeys End and Capt Morgan does. We also just snorkled around the dock and had fun playing with the huge hermit crabs, crabs, and fed sardines to the barracudas, snappers, etc. We were 4 miles north at Belizean Shores.