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Half Moon Caye
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Half Moon Caye

Half Moon Caye is a small island located in the Lighthouse Reef Atoll, off the coast of Belize. It is the easternmost of the three main islands in the atoll, and is situated about 60 miles from the mainland. The island is home to a variety of wildlife, including the endangered red-footed booby and the American crocodile.

Half Moon Caye is a popular destination for tourists, due to its stunning natural beauty. The island is surrounded by crystal clear waters, and is home to a variety of coral and fish. Visitors can also spot a wide range of birds, including frigatebirds, pelicans, and ospreys.

The island is also a popular spot for snorkeling and diving, due to its location within the Lighthouse Reef Atoll. The atoll is home to the Great Blue Hole, a large underwater sinkhole, as well as a variety of other marine life.

Half Moon Caye has a long history, dating back to the 16th century. In 1670, the island was claimed by the British, who used it as a trading post. During the 19th century, the island was used as a base for the Royal Navy. In the early 20th century, Half Moon Caye was declared a protected area, and it is now part of the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System. The island is also home to an old lighthouse, built in 1820, which is still in use today.

Today, Half Moon Caye is a popular tourist destination, with visitors coming to explore the natural beauty of the island and its surrounding waters. The island is home to a variety of wildlife, and its protected status ensures that its natural beauty will be preserved for generations to come.

Excursion tips for a day in Half Moon Caye

As a tourist visiting Half Moon Caye in Belize, there are plenty of activities to enjoy in this beautiful Caribbean paradise. Here are some of the top things to do on a day trip to Half Moon Caye:

1. Go snorkeling and explore the vibrant marine life of the coral reefs.

2. Take a guided kayak tour around the island and its surrounding waters.

3. Relax on the beach and soak up the sun.

4. Explore the island trails and take in the stunning views of the Caribbean Sea.

5. Visit the Half Moon Caye Natural Monument, a protected area that is home to an abundance of wildlife, including pelicans, frigate birds, and iguanas.

6. Go bird-watching and spot some of the rare species that inhabit the island.

7. Go fishing and catch some of the local fish species, such as snapper, grouper, and barracuda.

8. Take a boat tour around the island and enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding waters.

9. Visit the nearby Lighthouse Reef Atoll and explore its crystal-clear waters.

10. Enjoy a delicious meal at one of the island's restaurants.

Experience Half Moon Caye with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Half Moon Caye. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Half Moon Caye

Half Moon Caye in Belize experiences a tropical climate all year round, with average temperatures ranging from the mid-70s to the mid-80s. The dry season is from February to May and the wet season is from June to November. During the dry season, there is less rainfall and higher temperatures, while the wet season brings more rainfall and cooler temperatures. The months of December and January are the most humid, with temperatures reaching their highest. The island is also subject to occasional hurricanes during the wet season, so visitors should be aware of the potential for strong winds and heavy rains.

Cruise weather for Half Moon Caye

Our weather forecast for Half Moon Caye helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Dec. 4th 2023 Dec. 4th 2023 max: 28.0 °C
min: 27.2 °C
27.4 m/s
30.6 m/s
34.0 %
20.9 m
78.9 %
1,014 hPa
Dec. 5th 2023 Dec. 5th 2023 max: 27.8 °C
min: 26.9 °C
28.4 m/s
28.4 m/s
16.3 %
23.6 m
76.8 %
1,015 hPa
Dec. 6th 2023 Dec. 6th 2023 max: 27.4 °C
min: 26.5 °C
28.8 m/s
32.0 m/s
17.2 %
18.1 m
79.9 %
1,015 hPa
Dec. 7th 2023 Dec. 7th 2023 max: 26.8 °C
min: 26.2 °C
35.6 m/s
39.2 m/s
49.1 %
12.7 m
80.1 %
1,014 hPa
Dec. 8th 2023 Dec. 8th 2023 max: 27.0 °C
min: 26.2 °C
33.1 m/s
34.9 m/s
42.4 %
12.6 m
79.2 %
1,014 hPa
Dec. 9th 2023 Dec. 9th 2023 max: 27.3 °C
min: 26.6 °C
29.2 m/s
32.4 m/s
41.3 %
18.2 m
79.2 %
1,013 hPa
Dec. 10th 2023 Dec. 10th 2023 max: 27.7 °C
min: 27.1 °C
31.7 m/s
39.4 m/s
33.1 %
23.1 m
80.0 %
1,009 hPa
Dec. 11th 2023 Dec. 11th 2023 max: 27.7 °C
min: 27.5 °C
32.8 m/s
40.7 m/s
74.3 %
24.1 m
82.7 %
1,009 hPa
Dec. 12th 2023 Dec. 12th 2023 max: 27.4 °C
min: 25.9 °C
29.9 m/s
29.5 m/s
51.6 %
14.1 m
80.4 %
1,012 hPa
Dec. 13th 2023 Dec. 13th 2023 max: 26.2 °C
min: 25.3 °C
32.0 m/s
32.0 m/s
38.8 %
12.3 m
81.5 %
1,014 hPa
Dec. 14th 2023 Dec. 14th 2023 max: 26.3 °C
min: 24.8 °C
31.3 m/s
30.6 m/s
75.5 %
10.4 m
82.1 %
1,013 hPa
Dec. 15th 2023 Dec. 15th 2023 max: 26.7 °C
min: 25.9 °C
29.6 m/s
32.8 m/s
66.4 %
10.0 m
80.1 %
1,013 hPa
Dec. 16th 2023 Dec. 16th 2023 max: 27.5 °C
min: 26.8 °C
31.7 m/s
37.1 m/s
11.6 %
17.5 m
80.2 %
1,013 hPa

Cruises to Half Moon Caye

Would you like to travel to Half Moon Caye on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Half Moon Caye.

Scheduled ship calls in Half Moon Caye, Belize
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Dec. 4th 2023 Monday, 4th of Dec. 2023 LE DUMONT DURVILLE 12:00 am 12:00 am
Dec. 11th 2023 Monday, 11th of Dec. 2023 LE DUMONT DURVILLE 12:00 am 12:00 am
Dec. 18th 2023 Monday, 18th of Dec. 2023 LE DUMONT DURVILLE 12:00 am 12:00 am
Dec. 27th 2023 Wednesday, 27th of Dec. 2023 LE DUMONT DURVILLE 12:00 am 12:00 am
Feb. 24th 2024 Saturday, 24th of Feb. 2024 Sea Cloud Spirit 08:00 am 02:00 pm

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