Mojo Caye and Laughing Bird National Park

Mar 11, 2018 - National Geographic Quest


Today was our first day in Belize and we started off on the right foot! For our first stop we visited Moho Caye, this gorgeous little caye has one side with the typical paradisiac look with white sand and palm trees, but the rest of the island has native vegetation with lots of birds and giant green iguanas. The snorkeling in Moho Caye is outstanding as well.

We returned to National Geographic Quest for lunch and reposition of the ship to Laughing Bird National Park. Not only is this place a little piece of paradise, but as soon as you get in the water the quantity of soft and hard coral is spectacular.  During this visit, we were able to see many different fish like the damselfish, angelfish, stingray, and even nurse sharks.

A day in this amazing place would not be complete without kayaking and of course the opportunity to try the stand-up paddleboarding.

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Max Vindas

Expedition Leader

Known for his passion for nature and dedication to conservation and ecotourism, Max Vindas has been guiding natural history trips in Costa Rica since 1993. On his first trip to the rainforest at age eight, Max realized his love for the outdoors and wildlife observation. Since then, he spends as much time as he can in the forest, sharing his knowledge with visitors to his country.

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José Calvo

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Nicknamed “Indio” (Indian) because of his powers of observation and quiet nature, José has almost two decades of experience working as a naturalist and photography guide; as well as being recognized as an expert birder and nature photographer in Costa Rica. Costa Rica is rich in biodiversity — over 893 bird species have been recorded in the country. Since very young José spent all of his free time in the outdoors in the forest, where he soon fell in love with the birds. He particularly enjoys listening to their calls, and watching their behavior. Oddly enough, another one of Jose’s passions is science and technology, and because of this, he was among the first in Costa Rica to experiment with digital photography. As the technology quickly improved so did his love for it.  He truly believes that nature photography is the perfect combination of both of his passions.

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Ross Weinberg

Video Chronicler

Born in Hollywood with a camera in his hand, Ross is a Los Angeles-based documentary filmmaker and photographer who is inspired by a good cause and strives to raise awareness wherever he can through his pictures and films.

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