Our second port was Belize City, Belize. When we got there we walked out of the port area and purchase 4 tickets via the Caye Caulker Water Taxi to the beautiful little island of Caye Caulker. The ride took about 40 minutes! This charming little island is what you would expect to see in a travel magazine! There are no cars on the island. People get around by way of golf carts and bicycles.
The colorful hotels and outfitters lined the sandy streets. Small boats sat tied to the end of long docks. Palm trees and coconuts lined the shoreline with the crystal clear water glistening behind them. Ahhhh, heaven!
We got in the little boat and drove for about 5 minutes before we were at our first stop, Shark Ray Alley. Sting rays and nurse sharks started swimming toward the boat. We talked to the girls about what it would be like to swim with rays and sharks, but I must admit that the sight of them swarming us was a little intimidating. Jillian, on the other had, was so excited that she put on her mask and snorkel and jumped right in the water. She is a brave little one! Chloe was right behind her. I was still on the boat and not a second later our awesome guide, Shawn, had a 4 ft. nurse shark in his arms! Spencer was brave and held him and then finally talked me into doing the same! The girls couldn't stop talking about how rough he felt. They thought a shark would feel something like a dolphin or sting ray! We let him go and went on swimming with tons of sting rays and fish and even saw a barracuda!