Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Snorkeling Near Matachica Area #371039
03/19/10 09:24 PM
03/19/10 09:24 PM
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 4
L
Lollie Offline OP
.
Lollie  Offline OP
L
hey everyone-
So i decided to splurge and hunker down at matachica. My main objective during my trip is snorkeling!
We're definitely planning Shark Ray Alley and Hol-Chan, but would like to know if we can kayak to nearby spots close to matachica.

I've heard of Mexico Rocks, but it appears a little far to go via kayak. Any other cool spots close by?

Re: Snorkeling Near Matachica Area [Re: Lollie] #371054
03/20/10 12:08 AM
03/20/10 12:08 AM
Joined: Sep 2000
Posts: 945
Asia
Gaz Cooper Offline
.
Gaz Cooper  Offline
Yes you can easily Kayak out to the Reef from Mata Chica, not sure if they are still there but we put out Buoys to mark the good snorkeling spots on the reef in front of Rojo.

With regards to Mexico Rocks, you could kayak to it but its a fair way and depending on wind you could be battling oncoming breeze. If its a calm day with little breeze you could do it easily I think if your fairly fit.

Couple of safety points to consider.

1.) Be sure to have flotation devices
2.) Be sure to have some sort of anchoring device in case the buoys are not there or a problem occurs where you need to secure the kayak.

We used to give guests a rope with scuba weight belt on the end and advise to only drop it in sandy areas if they needed to which was not really the case since the buoys were there to tie up on.

3.) be sure to advise the resort where you are going and what time to expect you back .

Gaz







Re: Snorkeling Near Matachica Area [Re: Gaz Cooper] #371055
03/20/10 12:35 AM
03/20/10 12:35 AM
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 4
L
Lollie Offline OP
.
Lollie  Offline OP
L
Thanks for your response!
With that said, If we wanted to kayak to Mexico Rocks, would it be a much easier and/or shorter paddle from Portofino instead?

Re: Snorkeling Near Matachica Area [Re: Lollie] #371056
03/20/10 01:00 AM
03/20/10 01:00 AM
Joined: Sep 2000
Posts: 945
Asia
Gaz Cooper Offline
.
Gaz Cooper  Offline
Yes it would be much much shorter you can see mexico rocks from Portofino.

Gaz








Links
Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!
Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!

Things to do

News
Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
BelizeNews.com
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Amandala
ReefTV
Love FM
The Reporter
PLUS TV
TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
SanPedroScoop
iTravel Belize
Paradise Theater
Paradise Guy Event Calendar

Blogs
San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
Tacogirl
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Bound for Belize
Conch Creative
As The Coconuts Drop
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
We manage a variety of homes, apartments, condos and commercial properties here on Ambergris Caye. Our minimum lease on ALL properties is six months.
Lil Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
June
S M T W T F S
1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
Mini Chat
Who's Online Now
3 registered members (RayCDN, 2 invisible), 159 guests, and 8 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums44
Topics67,083
Posts470,036
Members19,169
Most Online1,262
Jun 10th, 2007



AmbergrisCaye.com CayeCaulker.org HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town
BelizeSearch.com Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History
BelizeNews.com Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory
BelizeCards.com Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1.1