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Station Rules and Fees

Booking and Payments

Researchers wishing to book a place at GRRS should direct inquiries of availability to the Operations Manager at For student groups or parties over 6 persons we require a 50% deposit of estimated accommodation and transportation fees to confirm your booking, which will then be discounted from your final payment following departure. Discounts are available for student groups. For more information contact the station manager.

Following acceptance of a research proposal by the Station manager (see For Researchers page for detailed instructions) we will then apply for a research permit on you rbehalf from the Belize Department of Fisheries (if applicable). The cost of this is BZ$500, which will be added to your final station bill. The balance of all fees and charges is payable at the conclusion of your visit. On site payments are preferred, or wire transfer of funds direct to our Bank account in Belize City.

Refund Policy

In the event of cancellation, a full deposit refund will be given up to 8 weeks prior to arrival date. If cancellation occurs less than 8 weeks prior to arrival date, half the deposit will be refunded. Cancellations of less than four weeks notice will forfeit the entire 50% deposit, to cover costs already incurred on your behalf or as recompense for lost revenue if alternative clients were turned away. 

Station equipment is provided for use on the basis that guests will pay for the replacement of any damaged or lost item at local prices, plus 10%.

SCUBA Divers

Please note that should your research require SCUBA diving at Glovers Reef, you will be required to be accompanied by a station Dive Master. Please see our SCUBA Policy for more information. 


Your safety is our first priority on any boat trip. Whether you are crossing the blue; exploring the lagoon within the atoll; with our scheduled trip, or as a special charter, all trips are contingent on the weather. The final decision to postpone boat trips due to inclement weather falls on the captain and/or the manager. Please understand that any such decision, no matter how inconvenient, is based solely on your safety. You should contact the station 24-48 hours prior to travel to confirm weather conditions and timings. A release form will need to be signed by all passenger PRIOR to boarding the boat from the mainland. Life Jackets will be provided on all trips to and from the atoll, and required to be worn by all passengers.


Please click here for an up-to-date price list for Glover's Reef Research Station.

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WCS Glovers Reef Station
P.O. Box 272, Dangriga Belize
(+501) 532 2153

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