*If you arrive on an early flight, the Calypso restaurant is located at Ramada Princess Marina and is a full-service restaurant and bar.
Your Belize adventure begins the moment you leave the Ramada Princess Marina! Transportation to Long Caye departs at 2:00 pm on the day of your reservation.
As you pass through the beautiful Caribbean waters, keep your camera handy. We travel through the mangrove paths of the Turneffe Atoll. We might pass traditional Belizian fishing boats, cruise ships, sugar cane barges. We often encounter flying fish, pods of dolphins or whales.
Please remember that Long Caye is about a 1 1/2 to 2 hour boat ride and 50 miles offshore from Belize city. Your luggage may not be accessible during the transfer, so we suggest you pack a small bag with reef-friendly sunscreen, polarized sun glasses, a secure hat, camera, wind-water breaker or anything else you think you might like to have available during the journey out to Itza Lodge and Lighthouse Reef Atoll.
On the day of your departure from Long Caye, your boat back to Belize City leaves at 8:00 am, which allows time for you to catch your afternoon flight.
Please note that our transportation to Long Caye is scheduled on Wednesdays and Saturdays only.
If your travel plans to Belize are delayed for any reason for any conditions out of our control such as weather, delayed flights, buses, or lost luggage, and it causes a variation from our scheduled itinerary, it may add to your travel costs at your expense.
Please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at US# 305-600-2585 as soon as you know. We wait as long as possible if we are notified of your delay.
You are responsiblie for the cost of any special transfers that are incurred due to delays of any reason. If you are so delayed that you do not catch the scheduled boat, you may have to charter a boat to bring yourself to Long Caye, and/or stay overnight in Belize City. The price for a boat charter begins at US $650.00.
You would have to pay for the boat charter in cash. ATM machines are available around Belize City, including the Lobby of the Ramada Princes Hotel and Casino.
We highly recommend all our guests get trip insurance to help cover your costs in case an event such as this occurs.
Belize is an international travel destination that requires a valid passport, and it is closer than you might imagine!
Belize City is serviced by most major airlines, including American Airlines, Continental, Delta, TACA, US Air, and Southwest (beginning early 2015). Short, direct flights are available from Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, Houston, Miami, and Newark to Belize’s Philip Goldson International Airport (BZE). Please schedule your flight to arrive at the BZE airport no later than 1 pm for same day transportation to Long Caye. Also, if you plan to depart from Belize the same day you leave Long Caye, it is best to book a flight that departs after 11:00 am.