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Program #3566RJ
10 Days | 9 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Equipment Requirements
Snorkeling (mask, snorkel, fins)

Itinerary for Mar 2 — Mar 11, 2013

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Type: Field Station

Description: Beachfront cabanas each with a porch facing the Caribbean Sea.

Ship Information: 23' research/excursion vessels with canopy top and vertical swim ladder.

Contact info:
Blackbird Caye, Turneffe Atoll, Belize
Belize City, Belize
phone: +8003267491
web: www.oceanic-society.org

Room amenities: Small storage closet, fan, 110 AC electrical plugs (powered by generator)

Facility amenities: Double occupancy cabanas (2 singles available), private baths, comfortable with basic amenities, lovely dining palapa

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Variable.
Optional extensions available for snorkeling, scuba diving, or to see Mayan ruins, mainland of Belize.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Saturday, March 02 -
Arrive To: 90-minute boat transfer to Blackbird-Oceanic Society Field Station, Turneffe Atoll.

Dinner: Buffet-style Belizean dinner served in dining "palapa" upon arrival.

Lodging: Blackbird-Oceanic Society Field Station

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Field Station

Description: Beachfront cabanas each with a porch facing the Caribbean Sea.

Ship Information: 23' research/excursion vessels with canopy top and vertical swim ladder.

Contact info:
Blackbird Caye, Turneffe Atoll, Belize
Belize City, Belize
phone: +8003267491
web: www.oceanic-society.org

Room amenities: Small storage closet, fan, 110 AC electrical plugs (powered by generator)

Facility amenities: Double occupancy cabanas (2 singles available), private baths, comfortable with basic amenities, lovely dining palapa

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Variable.
Optional extensions available for snorkeling, scuba diving, or to see Mayan ruins, mainland of Belize.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Sunday, March 03 -
Breakfast: Three buffet-style Belizean meals are served daily in a dining "palapa."

Morning: Training in field methods including fish identification. Morning and afternoon boat excursions to research sites. Data collection. During week, one or two morning or afternoon recreational snorkeling excursions.

Lunch: Join your fellow participants in the dining room for breakfast, lunch & dinner

Afternoon: Morning and afternoon boat excursions to research sites. Data collection.

Dinner: Join your fellow participants in the dining room for breakfast, lunch & dinner

Evening: Evening lectures, presentations, discussion sessions

Lodging: Blackbird-Oceanic Society Field Station

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Field Station

Description: Beachfront cabanas each with a porch facing the Caribbean Sea.

Ship Information: 23' research/excursion vessels with canopy top and vertical swim ladder.

Contact info:
Blackbird Caye, Turneffe Atoll, Belize
Belize City, Belize
phone: +8003267491
web: www.oceanic-society.org

Room amenities: Small storage closet, fan, 110 AC electrical plugs (powered by generator)

Facility amenities: Double occupancy cabanas (2 singles available), private baths, comfortable with basic amenities, lovely dining palapa

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Variable.
Optional extensions available for snorkeling, scuba diving, or to see Mayan ruins, mainland of Belize.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Monday, March 04 -
Breakfast: Three buffet-style Belizean meals are served daily in a dining "palapa."

Morning: Continued training in field methods is provided. Morning and afternoon boat excursions to research sites. Data collection.

Lunch: Three buffet-style Belizean meals are served daily in a dining "palapa."

Afternoon: Morning and afternoon boat excursions to research sites. Data collection.

Dinner: Three buffet-style Belizean meals are served daily in a dining "palapa."

Evening: Evening lectures, presentations, discussion sessions.

Lodging: Blackbird-Oceanic Society Field Station

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Field Station

Description: Beachfront cabanas each with a porch facing the Caribbean Sea.

Ship Information: 23' research/excursion vessels with canopy top and vertical swim ladder.

Contact info:
Blackbird Caye, Turneffe Atoll, Belize
Belize City, Belize
phone: +8003267491
web: www.oceanic-society.org

Room amenities: Small storage closet, fan, 110 AC electrical plugs (powered by generator)

Facility amenities: Double occupancy cabanas (2 singles available), private baths, comfortable with basic amenities, lovely dining palapa

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Variable.
Optional extensions available for snorkeling, scuba diving, or to see Mayan ruins, mainland of Belize.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Tuesday, March 05 -
Breakfast: Three buffet-style Belizean meals are served daily in a dining "palapa."

Morning: Continue training in field methods is provided. Morning and afternoon boat excursions to research sites. Data collection.

Lunch: Three buffet-style Belizean meals are served daily in a dining "palapa."

Afternoon: Morning and afternoon boat excursions to research sites. Data collection.

Dinner: Three buffet-style Belizean meals are served daily in a dining "palapa."

Evening: Evening lectures, presentations, discussion sessions

Lodging: Blackbird-Oceanic Society Field Station

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Field Station

Description: Beachfront cabanas each with a porch facing the Caribbean Sea.

Ship Information: 23' research/excursion vessels with canopy top and vertical swim ladder.

Contact info:
Blackbird Caye, Turneffe Atoll, Belize
Belize City, Belize
phone: +8003267491
web: www.oceanic-society.org

Room amenities: Small storage closet, fan, 110 AC electrical plugs (powered by generator)

Facility amenities: Double occupancy cabanas (2 singles available), private baths, comfortable with basic amenities, lovely dining palapa

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Variable.
Optional extensions available for snorkeling, scuba diving, or to see Mayan ruins, mainland of Belize.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Wednesday, March 06 -
Breakfast: Three buffet-style Belizean meals are served daily in a dining "palapa."

Morning: Morning and afternoon boat excursions to research sites. Data collection.

Lunch: Three buffet-style Belizean meals are served daily in a dining "palapa."

Afternoon: Morning and afternoon boat excursions to research sites. Data collection.

Dinner: Three buffet-style Belizean meals are served daily in a dining "palapa."

Evening: Evening lectures, presentations, discussion sessions

Lodging: Blackbird-Oceanic Society Field Station

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Field Station

Description: Beachfront cabanas each with a porch facing the Caribbean Sea.

Ship Information: 23' research/excursion vessels with canopy top and vertical swim ladder.

Contact info:
Blackbird Caye, Turneffe Atoll, Belize
Belize City, Belize
phone: +8003267491
web: www.oceanic-society.org

Room amenities: Small storage closet, fan, 110 AC electrical plugs (powered by generator)

Facility amenities: Double occupancy cabanas (2 singles available), private baths, comfortable with basic amenities, lovely dining palapa

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Variable.
Optional extensions available for snorkeling, scuba diving, or to see Mayan ruins, mainland of Belize.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Six: Thursday, March 07 -
Breakfast: Three buffet-style Belizean meals are served daily in a dining "palapa."

Morning: Morning and afternoon boat excursions to research sites. Data collection.

Lunch: Three buffet-style Belizean meals are served daily in a dining "palapa."

Afternoon: Morning and afternoon boat excursions to research sites. Data collection

Dinner: Three buffet-style Belizean meals are served daily in a dining "palapa."

Evening: Evening lectures, presentations, discussion sessions

Lodging: Blackbird-Oceanic Society Field Station

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Field Station

Description: Beachfront cabanas each with a porch facing the Caribbean Sea.

Ship Information: 23' research/excursion vessels with canopy top and vertical swim ladder.

Contact info:
Blackbird Caye, Turneffe Atoll, Belize
Belize City, Belize
phone: +8003267491
web: www.oceanic-society.org

Room amenities: Small storage closet, fan, 110 AC electrical plugs (powered by generator)

Facility amenities: Double occupancy cabanas (2 singles available), private baths, comfortable with basic amenities, lovely dining palapa

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Variable.
Optional extensions available for snorkeling, scuba diving, or to see Mayan ruins, mainland of Belize.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Seven: Friday, March 08 -
Breakfast: Three buffet-style Belizean meals are served daily in a dining "palapa."

Morning: Morning and afternoon boat excursions to research sites. Data collection.

Lunch: Three buffet-style Belizean meals are served daily in a dining "palapa."

Afternoon: Morning and afternoon boat excursions to research sites. Data collection.

Dinner: Three buffet-style Belizean meals are served daily in a dining "palapa."

Evening: Evening lectures, presentations, discussion sessions

Lodging: Blackbird-Oceanic Society Field Station

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Eight: Saturday, March 09 -
Breakfast: Three buffet-style Belizean meals are served daily in a dining "palapa."

Morning: Morning boat excursions to research sites. Data collection

Lunch: Three buffet-style Belizean meals are served daily in a dining "palapa."

Afternoon: Afternoon boat excursions to research sites. Data collection

Dinner: Three buffet-style Belizean meals are served daily in a dining "palapa."

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Field Station

Description: Beachfront cabanas each with a porch facing the Caribbean Sea.

Ship Information: 23' research/excursion vessels with canopy top and vertical swim ladder.

Contact info:
Blackbird Caye, Turneffe Atoll, Belize
Belize City, Belize
phone: +8003267491
web: www.oceanic-society.org

Room amenities: Small storage closet, fan, 110 AC electrical plugs (powered by generator)

Facility amenities: Double occupancy cabanas (2 singles available), private baths, comfortable with basic amenities, lovely dining palapa

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Variable.
Optional extensions available for snorkeling, scuba diving, or to see Mayan ruins, mainland of Belize.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Nine: Sunday, March 10 - Full day excursion to the Blue Hole made famous b...
Full day excursion to the Blue Hole made famous by Jacques Cousteau, and Half Moon Caye seabird sanctuary.

Note: Snorkeling and Bird Watching. Seafood barbecue on the beach.

Depart From: Blackbird Caye by boat for an hour and a half trip to Lighthouse Reef Atoll.

Morning: Snorkel the rim of the famous Blue Hole.

Lunch: Enjoy a barbecue on the beach of seafood and other Belizean specialties.

Afternoon: leisurely walk to the Half Moon Caye Booby and Frigate bird sanctuary to see nesting seabirds. Also enjoy fabulous beach snorkeling. Late afternoon departure back to Blackbird Caye and the Field Station.

Dinner: Enjoy your dinner at the Field Station Palapa.

Lodging: Blackbird-Oceanic Society Field Station

Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner
Day Ten: Monday, March 11 - 90-minute boat transfer from Blackbird-Oceanic So...
90-minute boat transfer from Blackbird-Oceanic Society Field Station, Turneffe Atoll to Belize City.

Depart From: 90-minute boat transfer from Blackbird-Oceanic Society Field Station, Turneffe Atoll back to Belize City.

Breakfast: Enjoy a morning breakfast in your Palapa.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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Included
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8 nights of accommodations
25 meals: 8 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 9 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
14 Field trips
10 Hands-on experiences

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