Lobster Season in Belize


Included in hunting TRIP
Park fees, Lunch, Water, Sodas or juice
Guide and dive Gears.

What to bring: Sunscreen and towels.

Tour departs: 9 a.m from our dock on the lagoon side of Placencia

Travel time: 1-hour boat ride to the park.

Let’s Go Hunting!

Seafood Season
Spearfishing is legal in Belize, when you are free-diving or as we put in Seafood hunting. The Law and regulations for spearfishing in Belize with scuba equipment, is limited only to hunting of lionfish.

Other regulations would apply to catching some marine species only when they are in Season, again this is for spearfishing while free-diving..

Lobster Season 2022
The Government set the opening date for lobster season is Belize from July 1st and ending February 28th of the following year. At the beginning of the 8 month season, three lobsterfest events are held. Two on the largest island and 1 in Placencia, making the opening of the season.

The closed season for lobster is from March 1st to June 30th. This period gives the species a chance to breed and reproduce. Blue Turtle Adventures and Placencia Wildside Adventures, do not hunt or trap lobster during this time.

Conch Season

Conch season is closed from
July 1st to October 1st

Hunting and Island R&R

Spearfishing in Belize is done mainly of the patch reefs near the Cayes. We will snorkel in shallow waters looking for our prey. In some cases we may encounter a lionfish, kill it!, is nice grilled.

Deep down you will find lionfish, you should take of trip a go scuba diving spearfishing for lionfish. This is one way to rid our reefs of the invasive species. San Pedro, Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker may also offer spearfishing, which will main be done on the reef. Here in Placencia you have the opportunity to spearfish in different types of environments.

Gear up and head into the sea from the shore and possible hunt along the mangroves or snorkel on of many patch reefs system. Hunting conch will put you on some vast seagrass beds, where you can simple dive down a pick one up with your hands.

Live the life of a lobster fisherman for a few hours as we snorkel and hunt lobsters or spearfishing for fish. If we find a conch, we pick it up; or a good eating fish, we spear it for the grill. Once the snorkel/hunt is done, we relax on the beach or in the water as the morning’s catch is being prepared and grilled.

Then we enjoy a seafood buffet from our catch. After lunch, we can either relax for the rest of the day or snorkel some more, depending on how you feel. Rum Punch is included, but you have to order it before the trip starts.

Need a little more info on spearfishing, get in touch with us. Our country has the largest barrier system in Central America. Its just one location where you can go snorkeling and seafood hunting by spearfishing in Belize.

Spearfishing in Belize

Live Like a modern fisherman for the day and go spearfishing in Belize! This is your unique opportunity to go snorkeling for lobster or conch if they are in season using a pole-spear to catch fish or hook-stick to catch lobster. Your guide will be on the lookout and once they spot something good to eat, you will be alerted to catch it. These catches will be prepared for your lunch on the island. Its also to perfect opportunity to just escape it all- sunbathing or go snorkeling when you’e ready. We will be hunting for various, large fish, lobsters and conch. If we go deep enough we maybe able to catch a crab or two. The equipment we will be using is mask, fins and snorkel along with pole spear or hook-stick. This is free-dive spearfishing in Belize, so some kind of experience is needed.


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