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Sighting Goff's Caye

Goff's Caye is a small, uninhabited island right on the Belize Barrier Reef. Here you can have lunch, snorkel right off the island among the coral or just lay back and relax.

 

The ecosystem around Goff's Caye is very important to fisheries by producing lobster, conch and finfish. The area north of the island is also known to be a foraging area for sea turtles.

 

The reef off Goff's Caye are considered to be one of the best representatives of a healthy reef system. Waters to the south and east are only 0.6 to 3 meters deep.

 

Goff's Caye is registered as an archaeological site due to its Colonial era settlement. During the Colonial times, the island served as a fishing camp, trade center and cemetery. Among those interred in the cemetery are a number of crew members from HMS Blossom, who died of Yellow Fever during a visit to the colony in August 1830.

 

About 500 cruise ship tourists visit the island weekly.

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Taken on July 18, 2010