Goff's Caye is a small island located just off the shore of Belize City. It can be easily accessed via boat, catamaran and or yacht.. Goff's Caye is only about 1.2 acres of sand and is registered as archaeological site due to its Colonial era settlement. It is not a private island, and Coastal Zone Management Authority and Institute manages this public island. If you're looking for some fun, and want to enjoy sunbathing and snorkeling, then Goff's Caye is the place for you. With a beautiful beach, a healthy reef system, sparkling Caribbean Sea, and abundance of marine life, Goff's Caye has plenty of things to do for you.
Things To Do while in Goff's Caye
• Snorkeling and Diving: Since Goff's Caye is located right on the second largest living barrier reef in the world, it is home to a variety of species including sharks, rays, eels, parrot fish, trigger fish, groupers, sea horses, shrimp, sea fans, turtles, coral and others. Enjoy the numerous fish and beautiful corals along this barrier reef. Take the opportunity to see hard and soft corals, sponges, tropical fishes; you can also see lion fish especially at the end of the day. The reef system located just off the shore of Goff's Caye encompasses pinnacles, spur and groove formations, swim-throughs and more. Whether you are an experienced snorkeler or going to dive for the first time, you can experience underwater wonders that you will not find anywhere else. From here, cruise out to Turneffe Islands Atoll. Our first dive is one of most famous dive sites - "The Elbow,” where you can find horse-eye jacks, Atlantic spadefish, snappers and permit, as well as see sharks, turtles and eagle. Go to Lighthouse Reef Atoll, and explore colored sponges, gorgonian, sea whips, reef fish and cruising pelagics while diving at Half Moon Caye Wall. You can even try a night dive at Belize Barrier Reef. While here, you will get to see different colors of coral crevices and amazing variants of starfish, red hermit crabs and shrimps during your night dive.
• Fishing and Other Water Activities: The waters along the Goff's Caye and nearby Water Caye are home to an abundant array of tropical fish. Whether you are fishing for sport or fishing for fun, you will really have a memorable experience fishing the Belizean reef waters. Our fishing guide will take you to good fishing spots where you can catch snappers, mackerel, cobia, jacks and sometimes kingfish. If you want to have a world-class saltwater fishing experience, hop on board your own fishing yacht charter and reach Glover’s Reef Atoll. You can catch kingfish, wahoo, snapper, barracuda, grouper, hogfish, marlin and sailfish in the salt waters of Glover's Reef Atoll. Try your hands at lionfish spear fishing while in Goff's Caye and enjoy the fish at your dinner table right away. Sea kayaking in the warm waters of Goff's Caye is sure to make this trip complete. You can even take your boat to enjoy miles of gorgeous waters in every shade of green and blue hues. Manatee watching is a famous activity in nearby cayes such as Swallow Caye, St.George's Caye and Caye Caulker Marine Reserve.
• Dining and Shopping Options: Facilities on the island are very basic. There is no established restaurant and shops here, but locals sell BBQ chicken kebabs and grilled lobster tails to visitors. They also offer cold beers, sodas and coconuts for sale. For shopping, you have to get back to the Belize ship terminal or move towards Belize Atolls such as Lighthouse Reef, Glover's Reef Atoll or Turneffe Islands. From local souvenirs to timeless items, some of the best shopping locations in the Belize Cayes and Atolls include Belizean Arts, 12 Belize, Chan's Mini Mart, Marina's Store, Toucan Gift Shops, and The Greenhouse among others. For dining, try these restaurants – Black Orchid, Caliente, Casa Picasso, Caribbean Colors Arts Café, El Fogon, Elvi's Kitchen, Finn and Martin, Habaneros, Cochina Caramba, Bambooze, Annie's Pastries and more.
Goff's Caye is a no-frills beach break excursion. Lounge on the palm-fringed beach of the Caye, build sand castles with your kids, or snorkel in the magnificent reef which is located just a few steps away from the beach. You can sit down and relax on the beach or go for some snorkeling fun. This is truly a Belizean experience, and it gives you the true essence of what Belize is. At Yachts Belize, we provide day trips from Belize City to Goff's Caye and other nearby cayes & atolls. From Belize City, it will take nearly 30 minutes to reach this amazingly beautiful and quiet island. Our experience crews will serve you all day long with food and beverages of your choice along with snorkeling and diving gear. Our expert guide will be with you throughout the day and when the excursion comes to an end they will take you back to your transportation. We will ensure that you and your group travel through unspoiled wilderness in Goff's Caye and experience all of the adventurous activities this beautiful areas has to offer. Contact us to plan your yachting excursion in Belize and its cayes. We look forward to assist in creating a yachting vacation itinerary based on your interests and needs.