What's scarier than Halloween? A year ahead without a visit to Ray Caye, that's what! Here are 3 things you should be terrified to miss out on!
1. Night Snorkeling with our Neighborhood Rays...
Earlier this year we changed our name from Hatchet Caye, to Ray Caye. Why? Because we are one of the only places in Belize where you can go night snorkeling with our friendly neighborhood Spotted Eagle Rays! Each night the lights on the end of our pier attract beautiful Rays and marine life such as Turtles, Squid, and other fish. This means you have the rare opportunity of jumping right off the pier and into the water with them so you can experience them up close and personal. It truly is an adventure not to be missed!
2. Diving with Whale Sharks...
One of our favorite spots to dive and snorkel is the Gladden Spit and Silk Cayes Marine Reserve, a protected area in Belize's Barrier Reef. Home to some of the healthiest parts of the reef, there are so many colorful reef fish and beautiful corals to see. Not only that, but it's also the place that majestic Whale Sharks migrate each year meaning that, weather and Mother Nature dependent, there is a chance you may get to observe the gentle giants first hand if you time your trip right. Traveling in search of food - plankton and fish eggs - they gracefully swim up and down the coast when the Mutton and Cuberra Snappers are spawning before disappearing back down to depths that are inaccessible to human divers and snorkelers. Although we can never make any guarantees or promises, the best time to see them usually occurs shortly after the Full Moon in the months of April, May, and June. You can coordinate the details with our island Dive Center, Pirate Reef Divers, for the best chance at catching this bucket list experience.
3. Catching a Grand Slam!
No, we don't mean the tennis. We mean a Caribbean Fly-Fishing Grand Slam! For those still learning their fishing terms, a Grand Slam is when a saltwater fly fisherman catches the 'holy trinity' of fish, all in one day. In this instance, a Bonefish, Tarpon, and a Permit! Ray Caye is surrounded by coral reef with grassy flats on the south and west sides, and clear waters that are thriving with baitfish. If you've been dreaming of the day you might finally be able to win your first Grand Slam, our island truly is the perfect location for Belize flats fishing. The odds are so good in fact, that you might even catch half a dozen Bonefish before lunchtime!
So, put down your Halloween Pumpkin Spice and book your stay today! We can't wait to share all our biggest thrills and adventures with you!