Crocodile Tour - Turneffe Flats Belize
Turneffe Atoll is one of the largest nesting areas for the american crocodile. More docile than other crocodiles, they can be observed from the comfort of your Atoll Adventure boat.
Reptiles of Turneffe Atoll
Turneffe Atoll is one of the largest remaining nesting areas in the Caribbean for the docile and threatened American Crocodiles (Crocodylus acutus). Join our Adventure Guide for a leisurely boat ride around the mangrove islands for the opportunity to see these crocodiles in their natural habitat. You are likely to see crocs sunning themselves or swimming in isolated lagoons. Additionally, you will see crocodile nests and possibly baby crocodiles.
Unlike the Australian and African crocodiles, American Crocodiles are fish eaters and they are very timid. When approached while sunning on the shore, they run for the safety of the water and submerge. One evening during the week our guides conduct a "Crocodile Tour" in which they slowly motor through the lagoons looking for the red glow of crocodile eyes.