Surrounded by a living coral reef
The lovely island of Whipray is totally surrounded by a living coral reef and coral heads that begin at the shore of the island and develop into the fringing reefs along the outer perimeter.
All are accessible for snorkeling with mask and fins. And within 16 miles of Whipray Caye is some of Belize’s premier Whale Shark watching – a truly tropical paradise!
All of the tropical fish, corals, sea fans and sea stars native to the Western Caribbean are alive and well here. Water visibility is easily up to 75’ with over 200’ visibility at the Barrier Reef. SCUBA is possible right from the caye, normally arranged through the local dive shops in "Barefoot Perfect" Placencia.
If you are very lucky while snorkeling, you may just get the opportunity to drop into a school of dolphins for the ultimate experience of listening to and observing these beautiful animals in their natural environment.
Whipray Caye is not only surrounded by fish, but also is a mangrove caye sitting on a coral flat. That is to say, it is in the middle of a virtual garden of sea life, and the snorkeling here is amazing. Also, hidden somewhere in one of the 70’ drop offs is a sunken wreck that only the owners know of its whereabouts. That’s for you to find and enjoy for yourselves. We are also just 10 miles from the Barrier Reef of Belize: largest living reef in the Western Hemisphere. Whale Sharks anyone?