Palapa Tours is a charter service based on Ambergris Caye that provides a diverse range of packages, going from snorkeling trips to deep sea fishing. It’s run by Captain Chip Myvett, whose enthusiasm about fishing is contagious. He and his crew will make sure you get a trip that is tailored to your individual needs and wants.

You will be fishing aboard a 30’ Bradley center console boat that’s powered by two 200 HP Yamaha engines that can have it going up to an impressive 45 knots. In addition to all the necessary safety and navigation gear, the boat also comes with a fighting chair, outriggers, as well as a livewell for your bait.

If you’re looking to catch some big game fish, then you should definitely check out Captain Chip’s deep sea fishing packages. Among the fish you will encounter are Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, and more. Those in the mood for something different can check out his spearfishing and reef fishing options which are a great option for landing lots of Grouper and Snapper.

If you’re not all that interested in fishing, but like a hands-on approach, why not go snorkeling? The sights are beautiful to behold, and you will be able to see plenty of Manatees and Seahorses.

The price includes all the necessary rods, reels, and terminal tackle, as well as light snacks and water. After the trip, anything you catch will be cleaned for your convenience. Pack a pair of polarized sunglasses, bring a camera, and you’re good to go.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    Snorkeling Trip - Shark Ray Alley
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $100
    Shark Ray Alley is one of the most popular snorkeling spots in all of Belize. With plenty of Nurse Sharks and Sting Rays, it will definitely give you something to remember Belize by. Trip includes all the necessary gear you'll need, as well as light snacks and water.
  • Shared trip
    Snorkeling Trip - Caye Caulker
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $200
    If you're looking to see all there is to see under the sea, take a spot on one of the regular snorkeling trips. You will be visiting Cay Caulker as well as the nearby Seahorse reserve. Tickets for the reserve are not included in the price.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Reef Fishing (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $350
    If you're looking for a quick and eventful trip in the vicinity of the Belize Barrier Reef, then this is the thing for you. You will be targeting Grouper and Snapper for the most part. The captain can also provide spearfishing gear on request. Price includes rods, reels, and terminal tackle, as well as bait, light snacks, and water. Make sure to bring a pair of sunglasses.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Reef Fishing (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $350
    This quick trip is a great way to check out the Belize Barrier Reef. You will be mostly fishing for Grouper and Snapper. If you're interested in spearfishing, make sure to let the captain know, as he can provide you with the necessary gear. Price also includes rods, reels, and terminal tackle, as well as bait, light snacks, and water. Make sure to bring a pair of sunglasses.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Deep Sea (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    On this quick action-packed trip offshore, you will be fishing and trolling for Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and more besides. Price includes rods, reels, and terminal tackle, as well as bait, light snacks, and water. Make sure to bring a pair of sunglasses.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Deep Sea (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $450
    Available in the afternoon as well, this is a great short trip do some deep sea fishing and trolling for Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Sailfish, and more. Price includes rods, reels, and terminal tackle, as well as bait, light snacks, and water. Make sure to bring a pair of sunglasses.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Reef Fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $670
    A full day trip provides you with plenty of time to explore the Belize Barrier Reef, the second largest coral reef system in the world. You will have the opportunity to do plenty of fishing for Grouper and Snapper. Price includes rods, reels, and terminal tackle, as well as bait, light snacks, and water. Make sure to bring a pair of sunglasses.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Deep Sea
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $750
    A full day trip is the only way to fully experience deep sea fishing as it was meant to be. You will be fishing for, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, White Marlin, Sailfish and more. Price includes rods, reels, and terminal tackle, as well as bait, light snacks, and water. Make sure to bring a pair of sunglasses.
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About the Charter Operator

Palapa Tours
San Pedro, Belize
12 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since November 2017
Captain Chip loves his job because of two things: the first is the sheer fun it is being out on the sea, and the second is the excitement any angler feels when the fish bites. Being a family man himself, he knows how great family trips on the water can be, and he would love to show others how to have the most fun when fishing.

About this listing

Targeted species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Sailfish Sailfish

Boat specs

Bradley (Center console) originally built in 2005, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Spearfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Tuna Tubes

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Light snacks.
Drinks
Water
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.5 / 5
out of 5 stars from 11 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Photo by reviewers (1)
Great half day trip
Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
64%
Appropriate for children
86%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Cloyce D.
Miami, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Phenomenal Experience

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Reef Fishing (AM) on April 15, 2022
My wife and I first used Chip’s services in 2017 on a snorkeling tour in which we had the unforgettable experience of swimming...
Cloyce D. recommends Palapa Tours - 30 ft Boat
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Ryan P.
Auburn, GA
Excellent
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Speer fishing with Chip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip - Reef Fishing (AM) on September 19, 2022
I had a great time!  We shot some snapper, plenty for dinner for multiple nights.  Would definitely book Palapa again!!
Ryan P. recommends Palapa Tours - 30 ft Boat
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The captain canceled

VERIFIED   August 15, 2022
The charter operation canceled 1 days after the trip date.
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Mark G.
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5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Chip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Deep Sea (AM) on August 15, 2022
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Daniel Z.
Wayzata, MN
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Fishing with Captain Chip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Reef Fishing on March 29, 2021
We fished and snorkeled with Captain Chip for 2 days with the family and had a great time reef fishing and snorkeling.  It...
Daniel Z. recommends Palapa Tours - 30 ft Boat
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FAQs about Palapa Tours - 30 ft Boat

Palapa Tours - 30 ft Boat offers the following trips to customers:
  • $50 per person - Snorkeling Trip - Shark Ray Alley (3 hours)
  • $100 per person - Snorkeling Trip - Caye Caulker (3 hours)
  • $350 per group - Half Day Trip - Reef Fishing (AM) (4 hours)
  • $350 per group - Half Day Trip - Reef Fishing (PM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group - Half Day Trip - Deep Sea (AM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group - Half Day Trip - Deep Sea (PM) (4 hours)
  • $670 per group - Full Day Trip - Reef Fishing (8 hours)
  • $750 per group - Full Day Trip - Deep Sea (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Palapa Tours - 30 ft Boat, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Spearfishing Equipment
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Palapa Tours - 30 ft Boat include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks (Light snacks.)
  • Drinks (Water)
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Palapa Tours - 30 ft Boat offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

Palapa Tours - 30 ft Boat offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Spearfishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Palapa Tours - 30 ft Boat include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)