Pelican Lake Kayak Snorkel Adventure
This tour is 6.5 hours, from pick up to drop off at your place of lodging
Your adventure begins with a pickup from your place of lodging, be it at a resort in the Freeport resort area or Freeport Harbor our Cruise Ship Port. Commentary will be provided while your guide drives to the adventurous destinations of the day.
Pelican Lake is your destination of water and aquatic trees known an ecosystem known as Mangrove swash-land. The body of water which is less than 4 feet deep is shallow the entire kayaking experience. See a number of species of birds within their given season. Kayak over hundreds of Mangrove Jellyfish that is often seen in one section of this shallow body of water and often feed on by Turtles. Your guide will stand in the water of this amazing eco system holding a Jellyfish in hand to share some wonderful information about this specie and show you how harmless they are. Kayak over beds of Sargassum weed that resemble an underwater forest. Here you may find some larger fish congregating, however, this type of eco system is a nursery for juvenile marine and avian animals.
Paradise Cove is our Snorkeling destination and a short drive from Pelican Lake. It is also the destination for lunch and offers a wonderful view of Sun Sand and Sea. Snorkel from a beautiful Sandy Beach and over a bed of marine sea grass known as Turtle Grass (Thalassia testudinum). Your destination is a line of massive rocks extending above the water to more than 20 feet, but down to more than 30 feet below the water’s surface. Once there, enjoy a reef teaming with fish life. This is probably the best place on Island to experience larger marine animals, like Spotted Eagle-rays and different species of Turtles. For experience snorkelers, this is an absolutely wonderful place to explore your free diving skills.
After an active first part of the day, you will be ready to enjoy a local dish from Paradise Cove’s Beach grill. While you enjoy lunch take note of the view as their wooden deck faces a turquoise sea with crystal clear water.
Our next adventure is to drive through local settlements for more of a cultural adventure. You will hear the colorful history of how today’s people came into being after the original people were taken away. Also enjoy a short snorkeling experience in a Blue Hole known by the locals as “Da Boiling Hole”. This is a wonderful snorkeling experience in a naturally formed hole influenced by the last Ice Age. These holes are connected to the Island’s Cave systems that runs for miles. Your experience is within a marine blue hole, a beautiful destination in the Settlement of Eight Mile Rock, with a wonderful coastal view to conclude the day.
- Price: $99 per person
Price does not include lunch and park fee. Lunch is $15-$25 per person and park fee is $11 per person.
Tour Time Line
- Pickup: 8:30AM-9:30AM
- Drive time from Harbor to first stop 30 minutes, 40 minutes from Hotel
- First stop 60 minutes (The Boiling Hole)
- Time for instructions and short snorkeling
- Drive Time to Second Stop 20 minutes
- Second Stop 120 minutes (Paradise Cove)
- Time allows for snorkeling and lunch
- Drive time to Third stop 10 minutes (Pelican Lake)
- Third stop time 90 minutes
- Time allows for kayaking preparation for kayaking, kayak instructions and break down of equipment for departure
- Drive time to Ship from Pelican Lake 50 minutes
- Drop off time 1:30PM-3:30PM