Day-By-Day


Travel to the Belize Barrier Reef, one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world, on this 6-Day/5-Night voyage. Experience the vibrant sea, home to the largest coral reef in the northern hemisphere, just recently taken off UNESCO's endangered list.

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  • DAY 1: Guatemala City, Guatemala/Puerto Barrios

    Arrive in Guatemala City and connect with our charter flight to Puerto Barrios. Transfer to Puerto Santo Tomás, where we'll embark the National Geographic Quest. (D)

  • DAY 2: Belize Barrier Reef

    Awake anchored in the northern cayes of the Mesoamerican Reef System, second only to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef in terms of biodiversity. Enjoy a full day to further explore this dynamic ecosystem. Take to the water by kayak, or stand-up paddleboard, or don a mask and fins and dive into turquoise waters to encounter sea turtles, swirling schools of tropical fish, and harmless nurse sharks. For scuba divers, incredible dive opportunities abound (additional cost). (B,L,D)

  • DAY 3: Manatee or Sittee River/Belize Barrier Reef

    At dawn, sail to the mouth of a coastal river and board Zodiacs to cruise inland through the Belizean jungle, in search of toucans, green iguanas, and myriad bird species. This afternoon, anchor near the center of the Belize Barrier Reef, home to idyllic sandy isles and vibrant corals, and enjoy more opportunities to explore by snorkel, kayak, and stand-up paddleboard. (B,L,D)

  • DAY 4: Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary

    Spend the morning discovering the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, the world’s first jaguar reserve. Join our naturalists for a hike along one of the reserve’s many nature trails to photograph tropical plants, scan the treetops for winged wonders, and spot the tracks of tapirs and jungle cats. Learn about ongoing research into the behaviors of Belize's jaguars, then visit a Maya handicraft center. Tonight, an internationally acclaimed drumming group, The Garifuna Collective, joins us on board for a festive music performance. (B,L,D)

  • DAY 5: Belize Barrier Reef

    Anchor close to the reef's southern cayes and go snorkeling, paddleboarding, or kayaking inside its fringing reef. The shallow lagoon is dotted with hundreds of coral patches that harbor parrotfish, butterflyfish, octopus, and other marine species. (B,L,D)

  • DAY 6: Puerto Santo Tomás, Guatemala

    Disembark in Puerto Santo Tomás and catch our charter flight to Guatemala City, where you’ll connect with your flight home. (B)

Please note: All day-by-day breakdowns are a sampling of the places we intend to visit, conditions permitting.

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