Learn, Explore, Relax.

Tobacco Caye is situated right on the Belize Barrier Reef at the northern edge of  South Water Caye Marine Reserve, a 17,878 acre protected marine reserve system world heritage site.  This marine education wonderland is accessible from the southern town of Dangriga via a forty minute water taxi ride.  
 

 
tobacco caye on the horizon

tobacco caye on the horizon

tobacco caye marine station

tobacco caye marine station

Marine Ecology Lecture

Academic Lecture Topics             

Marine hazards – mandatory

Intro to the marine environment of Belize

Intro to the marine environment of Belize – coral reefs

Intro to the marine environment of Belize – mangroves and sea grass

Fisheries, conservation and MPAs

Climate change and coral reefs

Fish identification

Impacts on the marine environment

Intro to solar power and tour of solar system

the Belize Barrier reef- right off the shore of tobacco caye

the Belize Barrier reef- right off the shore of tobacco caye

ABOUT OUR

TOBACCO CAYE MARINE STATION

Tobacco Caye Marine Station offers marine science lectures, guided day trips to sites within the South Water Caye Marine Reserve, night snorkeling and support for scientific marine research. The TCMS manager and staff are positioned to strengthen local knowledge of the marine environment and promote marine conservation through outreach programs.

 Equipment available at the station includes:

  • Sediment sieves

  • Core Samplers

  • Transects

  • Quadracts

  • Petri dishes

  • Underwater slates

  • Micron nets

  • Go pro and Go Pro Hero 3 underwater cameras

  • Water table

  • Coral health charts and data slates

Snorkel and Activity Options

  • Patch Reef Snorkeling (multiple site drops)

  • Fore Reef Snorkeling (spur & groove coral life)

  • Smithsonian’s Western Caribbean Marine Station

  • Island Mangrove Study

  • Lagoon Mangrove Snorkeling

  • Manatee Watching

  • Man-O-War Caye Bird Sanctuary

Additional snorkel locations:

  • Pelican Cayes Snorkel Excursion

  • Glover’s Atoll Reef Snorkel Excursion


Accommodations on Tobacco Caye

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Bunkhouses on Tobacco Caye
Dining Room at Tobacco Caye

We work with vendors on the island to ensure you and your students are comfortable and happy.

Bunkhouses on Tobacco Caye
Chill Out Zone

 
Bunk Interiors
Sunset Bar at Tobacco Caye
Tobacco Caye Shore

Have a question?  Our Programming Department is here to help!

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