The fact that Goff’s Caye is so close to the Belize barrier reef makes a great stopping off place to admire the exotic fish and other marine life that make this area their home. This was once a colony settlement that was used as a fishing village. The graveyard on the island includes the shipmates of the HMS Blossom who died of yellow fever back in 1830.
There is no accommodation anymore on this tiny island but it is easily accessible from Belize City; there are many tours that make this trip. Alternatively there are a lot of sailboats and yachts that stop nearby overnight. You can spend the day on Goff’s Caye beach and return to the boat at night. There are also many cruise ships that pass this way and drop their passengers off to admire the island. Although there are many people visiting Goff’s Caye the Belize government are serious about protecting this area for future generations.
As already mentioned, Goff’s Caye beach is a great place to go for a picnic and this is what many visitors do. There is a small selection of food available from the island, but many people just bring their own snacks. There is not much to explore on the island itself, but this means that there is no pressure to do anything other than relax and admire the view.
Around Goff’s Caye is perfect for snorkeling and you will see a wide variety of marine life that is part of the reef ecosystem. Most tour operators will be able to provide snorkeling equipment for those taking their tour. The area can get busy on some days as different tours stop off at the island.