Tobacco Caye is only a half hour boat ride from Dangriga Town. When approaching your destination, the caye reveals itself from behind the Tobacco Caye Range. The palm-fringed coral island is covered with sandy beaches and does not support mangrove vegetation, eliminating sandflies (no-see-ums) and mosquitoes. Unveiling its swaying coconut trees and clear waters, Tobacco Caye is a clear invitation to visitors to relax and have a great time. The beach is white and sandy with bits of coral and the waters calm and clear. Visitors share the beach and water with a few pelicans that fly in search of fish. It is no surprise to see them perched on the end of a pier or bobbing in the water waiting for their meal. Sea gulls are also popular, hovering in the air just out of arms distance, waiting to see what the local fishermen have brought in, ready to dive for what scraps are thrown away. The east side of the island has the barrier reef as a back drop and is a mere stone's throw from the island. This section of the Belizean Barrier reef offers some of the best SCUBA diving you can get in the Caribbean.