Whipray (Whippari on some charts) Caye: Located 11 miles off the coast of Placencia, Belize at GPS coordinates N: 16.° 32' 22.8", W: 88° 13' 03.5", Whipray Caye Lodge is accessible by boat from the Village of Placencia.
INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS: All international flights arrive at Goldson International Airport near Belize City. Airport Code is BZE. Flights from the US and Canada are offered by USAirways,
Delta Air Lines,
from the UK, and from Paris via Air France/Delta,
LOCAL AIRLINES: Maya Island Air and
Tropic Air are the local commuter airlines. Click to see schedules and to make reservations.
CLOTHING: Climate is subtropical with annual average temperature of 80 degrees F. You'll mostly wear casual, tropical weight clothing, jeans, shorts and short-sleeved shirts (long pants and long-sleeve shirts for long days in the sun) or t-shirts. Pack a hat to protect your head. Include a sweater, lightweight waterproof jacket. They may be needed on boat trips as well as at night and early morning in higher, cooler elevations, or unexpected cool days during winter. Be sure to take a change of clothing in your carry-on luggage in case luggage is temporarily lost or misplaced in transit.
CURRENCY EXCHANGE: $1US = $2BZ. US currency is accepted and appreciated everywhere. Credit cards (Visa and MasterCard) and travelers checks are accepted at most places. Leave your American Express card at home. You can also get a cash advance on your credit card at the Atlantic Bank ATM machine & inside Scotia Bank in Placencia. It is a good idea to bring small bills with you because you may have a hard time getting change for US$50's and $100's.
PASSPORTS: Passports are required. No visas are required for U.S. or Canadian citizens.
DEPARTURE: $40.00US departure tax (cash) per person required when leaving the Belize Int'l Airport.
TIME ZONE: The time zone is Central Standard; Mountain Standard during Daylight Savings time in the US. Daylight Savings is not observed in Belize.