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.
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
Impacts on the marine environment
Intro to solar power and tour of solar system
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:
Go pro and Go Pro Hero 3 underwater cameras
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
Man-O-War Caye Bird Sanctuary
Additional snorkel locations:
Pelican Cayes Snorkel Excursion
Glover’s Atoll Reef Snorkel Excursion
Accommodations on Tobacco Caye
We work with vendors on the island to ensure you and your students are comfortable and happy.