The Island Expeditions story is typical of a great many travel businesses. It began with a trip to a far off land.
It was way back in 1986 that a few Canadian guides were looking to extend their paddling season. Canadian winters are not conducive to kayaking. So they decided to head south for the winter. They picked Belize as their destination. As often happens when Canadians already involved in the tourism industry travel to tropical paradises, it was love at first sight.
Best to let what happened be expanded in their own words…
“After many adventures and a few wrong turns, we ended up on the shores of the Caribbean, in a village called Dangriga. It was the sound of the drums when we arrived – turtle shell and deerskin – that first drew us into the heart of the village.
The richness of the Garifuna, Creole, and Mayan cultures, the welcoming community, and the awesome seaside location with access to remote cayes and brilliant coral reefs proved irresistible. So the next year, we launched Island Expeditions (IE) with a single focus: to be the best adventure travel company in Belize and Central America. With the skills and knowledge we’d honed as veteran guides and with a fresh born passion for travel, we never doubted that this venture would flourish.”
It’s now been almost 3 decades since Island Expeditions opened for business and the company is still going strong. Almost 30 years of operation speaks for itself as a recommendation because not only does longevity in business mean guest can expect stellar service and facilities, but it also means what is being offered is what visitors want.
If you are planning a vacation in Belize, be sure to have a look at Island Expeditions’ 5 to 9 day trips that include such activities as sea kayaking, sailing, snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, rain-forest river travel, hiking, caving, birding, photography and a healthy dose of general adventure and a lot of learning.
Island Expeditions (Head Office)
PO Box 9
4 – 1384 Portage Road
Pemberton, BC V0N 2L0, Canada
Toll Free: 1-800-667-1630
Free UK: 0800-404-9535**
Island Expeditions (Belize Office)
PO Box 106
Dangriga, Stann Creek District
Belize, Central America
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