Belize – Liveaboard November 19-26, 2022

Belize – Liveaboard –

THIS TRIP IS SOLD OUT!! 

Please select another group trip to join Gigglin’ Marlin or call for an individual trip booking with Tonya – 281-445-3483.

Length of trip 8 Days / 7 Nights

Departure 19 Nov 2022 Boarding between 3 – 6 pm Belize

Return 26 Nov 2022 Check-out at 8 am Belize

Dives Approximately 27 dives in total

Experience Open Water – No minimum logged dives required.

Location Belize

Vessel Belize Aggressor IV

Trip Leaders Doug Jones and Heidi Erickson

Deposit $600
Click here to reserve your spot with a $600 Deposit!

$2845.00 per person double occupancy in Deluxe Cabin 

$3045.00 per person double occupancy in Master Cabin

Effort will be made to help find room mates for those who are traveling solo and want a roommate.  However, if we are unable to find a roommate for you the single occupancy price is $4662.00 in a Deluxe Cabin.

The Location:

Belize is a wall diver’s paradise. Sheer walls like Painted Wall, Half Moon Caye Wall, and Quebrada are adorned with huge crimson gorgonians and giant orange elephant ear sponges. Moray eels, spiny lobsters and tiny arrow crabs hide in every crack, crevice, cave, and tunnels of these beautiful coral formations. These are just a few things you will see at Lighthouse Reef, Half Moon Cay, and Turneffe Reef.

Marine life: Dolphin, Tarpon, Sharks, Eagle Rays, Walls and Reefs with abundant marine life and multiple macro critters.

Itinerary Extras: Port fee: $110 includes cruising tax & park fee at the end of the charter when settling your bill. These may be paid by Visa, MC, USD or BZ cash. Travelers’ checks are not accepted onboard. Taxes and fees paid onboard the yacht is subject to change without notice.

Arrival/Boarding/Departure:

Doug and Heidi will provide their flight information in Q1 2022.  Everyone does not need to be on the same flight, but it often helps.  As of October 29, 2021 flights on Southwest Airlines from Houston Hobby to Belize City are $308 ROUND TRIP economy and $388 business class.

Please see further logistics information below.

Guests will be met by a crew member in uniform at the Belize City (BZE) International Airport and transferred to the yacht. Guests may board Saturday between 3 pm – 6 pm. At 6 pm, the yacht departs for its night anchorage to prepare for diving Sunday morning. After a full week of diving, the Belize Aggressor IV returns back to the Radisson Ft. George docks in Belize City Friday afternoon after lunch. Check-out is Saturday morning at 8 am. Transportation is provided back to the Belize City International Airport Saturday morning.

Every Saturday at 6 pm, the luxurious Belize Aggressor casts off from the Radisson Ft. George docks for liveaboard scuba diving, located in the heart of downtown Belize City for a week of hassle-free diving to Lighthouse Reef, Half Moon Cay, and the famous Blue Hole. The mystical Blue Hole, a collapsed freshwater cave system is approximately 1000 feet across and over 400 feet deep. The Blue Hole was made famous by ocean pioneer Jacques-Yves Cousteau who declared it one of the Top Ten Dive Sites in the World. In 1971, he brought his ship, the Calypso, to the Blue Hole to chart its depths. Once descended into the Blue Hole guests will see beautiful vertical stalactite formations.

Belize liveaboard scuba diving begins Sunday morning and ends Friday before lunch when the Belize Aggressor III or IV returns to port. Sunday through Thursday, there is unlimited diving throughout the day and a night dive each evening. Friday, a half-day of diving is offered. A trip to this Central American paradise isn’t complete without a visit to Belize’s Mayan ruins, a cave tubing ride through the jungle, or a canopy tour through the treetops. Tours are offered on Friday afternoon, but an extended stay is recommended to fully enjoy the wonders of Belize and its corner of the Caribbean. Guests may enjoy the Radisson Ft. George Hotel pool and bar area free of charge on Saturday.

Cozumel, Mexico – Oct 15-22, 2022

Oct 15-22, 2022 – Fall TRIP!

Fiesta Americana All-Inclusive Resort

The BEST diving in the WORLD! Join us!

Trip Leaders: Tonya & Bill Merritt

Dive the beautiful Caribbean water with your current dive buddies or make new ones! This trip is suited for all diving levels and non-divers too. We can complete Open Water check out dives, the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course and many specialties including Deep Diver, Drift Diver, Boat Diver, Surface Marker Buoy Diver to name a few! Let us know what you are interested in!

This package includes hotel accommodations of 8 days/7 nights at Fiesta Americana Hotel, 6 days of 2 tank boat dives, Nitrox & 1 night boat dive, meal plan (7 restaurants, dessert & ice cream bar, room service), alcohol and other drinks, airport transfers, complimentary Covid testing at the hotel and a cocktail social at Villa Gigglin’ Marlin Del Mar located in Costa Del Sol in Cozumel.

DELUXE ROOM

Diver – $1883 pp based on Double occupancy – Deluxe Room

Diver – $2492 pp based on Single occupancy – Deluxe Room

Non Diver – $968 pp based on Double occupancy – Deluxe Room

MASTER SUITE ROOM

Diver – $2191 pp based on Double occupancy – Master Suite Room

Non Diver – $1269 pp based on Double Occupancy – Master Suite Room

Other Options may include: Cenote Diving, Cavern Course, Whale Shark Snorkel, Dolphin Encounter, Fishing Charter, Spearfishing Charter, and Mopeds around the islands!

Not included: airfare, tips, hotel eco-tax (can’t prepay, approximately $10-13 USD, paid at check in), COMPLIMENTARY COVID TESTING, optional Covid Insurance paid directly to the hotel and any extra excursion you choose.

Flight Suggestions:  United or Southwest are great options out of Houston, but American is good out of Dallas. For your transfers, send your airfare to:  barbie@gigglinmarlin.com 

You can fly into CUN – Cancun Airport – but it is not recommended unless there is not a flight option for that day into Cozumel (CZM).

Click here to reserve your spot with a $500 Deposit!

Please write the room type and single/double/triple occupancy on the Trip Notes Tab on the Reservation Form.

2022 Flower Gardens Trips

Come dive the Northernmost coral reefs in the Gulf of Mexico with Gigglin’ Marlin. Some trips will have a GMD Trip Leader; however, we can book any trip that Texas Caribbean Charters offers. Boat departs from Freeport on the night before the trip date. Arrive at 7:00 pm for check-in & early boarding at 7:30 pm. The boat returns to Freeport around 6:00 pm on Sunday.

NEW PROCEDURES SINCE PANDEMIC:

ALL DIVERS AND STAFF ON THE Texas Caribbean Charters BOAT WILL BE REQUIRED TO SIGN AN ADDITIONAL RELEASE FORM PERTAINING TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS AND HAVE THEIR TEMPERATURE  TAKEN PRIOR TO BOARDING.  YOU WILL BE DENIED BOARDING IF YOU HAVE A FEVER.

Full payment is due at time of booking.

WE ARE NO LONGER TAKING PAYPAL PAYMENTS or CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS FOR THESE TRIPS due to the number of cancellations.

Trip Cancellation / Refund Policy – Once you book the trip, the space is yours, no refunds, unless you find a diver to replace you.  However, if the trip cancels due to weather, then you can get a full refund back in the same form as you paid or you can roll your money to another trip.  If you are getting a refund and had paid with a Credit Card prior to Sept 12, 2022, then you will be charged the $50 credit card processing fee OR, as always, you can roll your money to another available date for the full value.

THE ONLY PAYMENT TYPES FOR THE FLOWER GARDENS TRIPS as of September 12, 2022 are:

  1. ZELLE to barbie@gigglinmarlin.com – fill out the online form, mark that you are paying Zelle and make the payment
  2. VENMO to @Tonya-Merritt-2 – fill out the online form, put that you are paying with Venmo and make the payment
  3. CASH – come to the store and pay cash.

Gigglin’ Marlin can book on ANY Flower Gardens trip even if it is not our designated trip.  Call us to check availability!

2022 dates 

September 24-25, 2022 – 2 Day Weekend (Sat/Sun)

October 15-26, 2022 – 2 Day Weekend (Sat/Sun)

October 29-30, 2022 – 2 Day Weekend (Sat/Sun) LAST TRIP

2022 Pricing 

2 Day Weekday OR 2 Day Weekend –   $735 Diving Air or $805 Diving Nitrox

3 Day Weekday – $905 Diving Air or $1000 Diving Nitrox

3 Day Weekend – $925 Diving Air or $1020 Diving Nitrox

4 Day Weekend, Weekday or Coral Spawn Trip – $1080 Diving Air or $1195 Diving Nitrox

2022 – Rig Trips / Spearfishing Trips

Join us as we head out into the Gulf of Mexico to dive on the Oil Rigs.  The Oils Rigs are an artificial reef habitat to many species of underwater creatures!  If trained and meet the requirements, you have the option to spearfish while on these trips.

Spearfishing season: April-October

Trip Dates:

TBD

Trip Details:
· A very experienced Dive Instructor leads the trip

· 2 or 3 Tank Rig Trip

· Going 40-65 miles out

· Spearfishing Optional (must be trained)

· Boat leaves out of Freeport

· Boat departs in morning and returns same night

· Dive Equipment Rentals (if needed), tank rentals and Nitrox mixes are in addition to the boat price.  Contact the store to reserve your gear and order mixes.

· Bring your own drinks and snacks

$499 pp – 1 day Trip

$799 pp – 2 day Trip

Call 281-445-3483 to book or on link below

 

 

Photo by Erich Schlegel

 

Trip Cancellation Fee – Minimum of a $100 (depending on  the trip date and date of cancellation)

Call to register. 281-445-3483

Want to learn how to spearfish so you can join our trip? Enroll in our Spearfishing Course!