El Pescador offers a unique mix of non-angling activities from visiting the zoo, having a BBQ picnic on a secluded beach, and of course snorkeling and scuba diving. There are also two swimming pools at the lodge as well as complimentary use of bicycles and sea kayaks. Please view the other activities listed below and inquire for current rates.
El Pescador is known as much for its SCUBA program as it is for the fishing program. Guests on a non-angling package may book a day or two diving, and complete dive packages are also available. Ambergris’ locality a quarter mile from the second largest barrier reef in the world makes for a wonderful and complete diving program with short boat runs and some of the best dive sites on earth. Guests can gain PADI certification at the lodge and all the equipment is provided excluding masks, snorkels, and regulators which are rented for a very nominal fee.
BELIZE ZIPLINE AND CANOPY TOUR
This zip line tour starts in the limestone foothills of Belize. You’ll hike into the rainforest and begin your tour 80 feet above the forest floor. Secured by a body harness and protected with a helmet and gloves, you’ll be attached to a steel cable and travel the zip line between eight separate tree platforms. It’s an exhilarating experience with spectacular views and a perspective you won’t get anywhere else.
CAYE CHAPEL GOLF
This par-72 golf course is the only full size golf course in Belize. Designed by Larry Addington, this long, flat course has four par-5 holes and plays to over 7000 yards. The developers utilized a special hybrid grass imported from the U.S. that requires less fertilizer, irrigation and pesticides to maintain.
CAVE TUBING AND THE BELIZE ZOO
Float on an inner tube as the river winds its way through the rainforest and into caves containing spectacular crystal formations, the very entrances to the ancient Maya underworld. Then travel to the world famous Belize Zoo to see wilder residents, up close and in their natural settings. Meet a local celebrity, April the Tapir, Belize’s national animal, as well as howler and spider monkeys, scarlet macaws, a variety of crested birds, deer and wild peccaries, and 5 species of cats including the elusive jaguar.
ALTUN HA AND BABOON SANCTUARY
Visit the Mayan ceremonial and trading center, Altun Ha, where the largest piece of carved jade in the Mayan World, the head of the Kinich Ahau, the Sun God, was discovered. After a Belizean lunch continue on to the Baboon Sanctuary to see black howler monkeys in the wild. Or do the Belize Zoo instead of the Baboon Sanctuary.
FLORA AND FAUNA, ST. HERMAN’S CAVE, AND THE BLUE HOLE
Enjoy the animals at the Belize Zoo and then discover Belize’s plant life en route to St. Herman’s Cave. End the afternoon with a cool swim at the inland Blue Hole, a dazzling freshwater cenote.
CROOKED TREE BIRD SANCTUARY
A paradise for birders, Crooked Tree Bird Sanctuary is managed by the Belize Audubon Society. Local residents provide guide and boat services. You’ll see more birds by boat, but there are walking trails throughout the sanctuary as well.
MOUNTAIN PINE RIDGE RESERVE
Experience the stunning beauty of the Mountain Pine Ridge and its Hidden Valley Falls. Hike through Bol’s Caves and swim in the Rio On Pools. It’s an unforgettable experience.
LAMANAI MAYAN RUINS
One of the largest and oldest Mayan sites in Central America, the Lamanai Mayan Center consists of more than 800 structures. Archeologists believe this center of Mayan civilization was settled as early as 1500 B.C.
FISHING & BEACH PICNIC
Fish the reef for your “catch of the day” and have your guide Barbeque it on a beautiful, secluded beach. Snorkel, collect shells, or simply relax in the sun while on your picnic is prepared. Spend the afternoon on the beach or try more fishing!
SNORKELING & SCUBA DIVING
Enjoy the underwater wonders of Belize. The second largest living coral reef in the world is host to a variety of species including sharks, rays, eels, grouper, parrot fish, trigger fish, sea horses, turtles, shrimp, sea fans, coral and many other wondrous aquatic life forms. No personal gear such as BCs and regulators are included. Must be certified to dive. Certification Courses available.
ROCKY POINT BEACH BBQ
Snorkel on your way to Rocky Point, a beautiful part of the island where the reef and the island meet. This spot offers excellent opportunities to wade for bonefish, snorkeling or collecting shells. Enjoy a romantic beach picnic. Includes lunch, drinks and 2 snorkel stops.
CATAMARAN TRIP TO CAYE CAULKER
Visit the neighboring island of Caye Caulker, located 10 miles south of Ambergris Caye. Enjoy this quaint, fishing village or snorkel the famous Hol Chan Marine Reserve. Swim with nurse sharks and stingrays and stop at coral gardens. Includes 3 snorkeling stops, rum punch and sodas.
MANATEE WATCH & SNORKELING
Visit a secluded mangrove island outside of Belize City, a natural habitat for the West Indian Manatee. View the shy manatee as it comes up for air or just long enough for you to snap its photo. Stop for a picnic lunch at a small island with snorkeling nearby. Visit the neighboring island of Caye Caulker and enjoy another snorkeling stop at Calabash Point.
Additional activities can often times be scheduled and paid for while at the lodge. However, if your group has a specific interest in a certain activity we advise you to book it in advance to ensure availability. Ask for details and know that we have only listed a handful of the dozens of options available!