St. Herman’s Blue Hole
The St. Herman’s Blue Hole National Park takes its name from the inland “Blue Hole” cenote, a popular rest and swimming stop located steps from the roadside entrance on the Hummingbird Highway. The Blue Hole is actually a sinkhole formed by the collapse of an underground river channel. The exposed section of the underground Cave Branch Creek tributary can be viewed for about 150 feet before it disappears again beneath the surface.
St. Herman’s Blue Hole Highlights
Some 575 acres of primary and secondary forest situated just off the Hummingbird Highway and 12 miles southeast of the capital city of Belmopan, Blue Hole National Park was established in 1986. In addition to the inland Blue Hole, the park has nature trails and two caves – St. Herman’s Cave and the Crystalline Cave within its boundaries.
The park has two entrances. At the mile 10 entrance is the Visitor Center and the trails to St. Herman’s Cave, a camp site and observation tower and the Crystal Cave. The second entrance is about two – miles away just above the Blue Hole, and has a picnic area and the Hummingbird Loop nature trail. The Dusky Ant Bird Trail connects the two entrances with a picturesque hike through the forest.
St. Herman’s Blue Hole for Cruise Ship Passengers
For our cruise ship passengers the tour departs from the Tourism Village in Belize City (the dock area where the cruise ship tender boats drop off their passengers). As you debark from your tender boat, please look for the Diamonds International store at Terminal 2. Walk through the store to the gate on Fort Street. At the gate, you’ll be met by a representative of Splash Wave Tours. Our tours are scheduled to fit within the port time of the cruise ships arriving in Belize City. We monitor the cruise ship tender schedules and plan our tour itineraries to give you plenty of time to return back to your ship, to enjoy a local drink before departure.
For tourist who are staying in Belize City, pick are available depending on the location.
St. Herman’s Blue Hole Price: $80 USD per person
St. Herman’s Blue Hole Price: $90 USD per person lunch included
Includes: transportation, tour guide, entrance to the site, and taxes