Anda De Wata Tours created by Artemio Marin “Artie” in 2006 and was designed to offer travelers from all over the world a 1st class local experience to Belize’s Barrier Reef.
When tourism started to take flight in 1999 Artie saw this opportunity to break away from the family business of lobster fishing to embark on this new exciting adventure. He was excited that he as an island kid being born and raised on Caye Caulker had another option to make a living and worked in different facets of tourism as a water guide such as diving, fishing, snorkeling and inland guiding such as cave tubing and zip lining.
After 7 years guiding Artie decided to start on his own venture opening his own shop under his house called Anda De Wata Tours with a small boat named Dreaming Mermaid which is still being used today.
In 2010 Artie meet his now wife Kathrina Morera “Kat” and convinced her to leave her job and home in California to live “island life” on Caye Caulker. Kat officially boarded Anda De Wata Tours in 2013 and has since assisted in growing the family business moving onto “Front St”. They have slowly grown the business together offering one of kind tours such as Island Tubing and beach BBQ’s focusing on quality and 1st class snorkeling service with a focus on eco tourism and have gone on to owning one vessel to now owning three. In 2015 they began to branch off offering inland excursions along with scenic flights over the Great Blue Hole.
As a family run business you can still catch Artie at work on tour and his wife in the office passionate about Belizes barrier reef taking pride in offering travelers from all over the world access to one of Belizes natural gems.
Dreaming Mermaid is a 25ft Mexican Lanchon motor boat. It is licensed for 14 passengers and we max it out at 10 passengers. Great for small groups. It is also the boat that Anda De Wata Tours started out with in the beginning.
Dreaming Mermaid was named after Art’s daughter.
Baby Dax is a 28 ft Wayward motor boat. This Belizean built boat is licensed for 20 passengers, but we max it out at 16 passengers. It takes the seas beautifully. Most dive companies use this type of boat for local dives and bigger seas than snorkel companies have to deal with.
Baby Dax was named after Art’s son.
Mr Pott’s is a 29 ft Pipersberg motor boat
built in Belize. It is licensed for 22 passengers, but we max it out at 16 passengers.
Just like Baby Dax this style of boat is used by dive companies for bigger seas and smoother ride.
Mr Pott’s was given it’s name in memory of owner Art’s Father.