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#21
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Originally posted by diland2000x
Will be visiting with our family of 11 in June and cant decide which one would be better for us. Some of us like water and some like shopping. I think on San Pedro you can rent a golf cart that would be fun to get around town. Any replies would be great.

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Both locations have golf carts. Caye Caulker is very low key.
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Originally posted by CHEZMARYLOU
I dislike snorkeling from the beach because I am not a strong swimmer and returning to shore is tiring. Snorkeling from a boat is much easier for me. Is Goff' Caye or Caulkner boat snorkling?

Mary Lou
Caye Caulker is snorkling from the boat. Really great! I believe you can snorkel off of the beach and by boat at Goff's.


Originally posted by diland2000x
Would like to know if anyone has done the water taxi to caye caulker on there own? Not sure if I should go thru a company.

Thanks for your replys
I stayed on Caye Caulker for a week and we took the water taxi over there. Really enjoyed it. Just make sure you give yourself plenty of time to get back because boats do break down.
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#23
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I have never been to San Pedro but I did spend time in Caye Caulker. The people are very friendly and they have shops set up on the Caye. There are golf carts and there are also snorkeling and other excursions. There are several restaurants with decent food and there is also a great place to have a beer at the Split. It is very easy to get around and it is a cool place to explore.
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#24
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Originally posted by BrotherCraig
Both locations have golf carts. Caye Caulker is very low key.
Craig did you happen to go to one of these? Did you take thee water taxi?
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We just went to Caulkner by Coral Breeze( never again with them). After wanting to go there several years, in my opinion, it was not a big deal, and it is a long ride. I guess in a decent size boat it would be ok. I think if you really want to see Caulkner, it is best not to combine with a snorkel tour, as you do not have time. If I go next year I will take a water taxi on my own.
Originally posted by diland2000x
Craig did you happen to go to one of these? Did you take thee water taxi?
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#26
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Originally posted by diland2000x
Craig did you happen to go to one of these? Did you take thee water taxi?
We did the water taxi over Caye Caulker and found a excursion to take us out snorkeling. Beautiful place and friendly people. On the way back, we flew out from the little airport on Caulker.
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And if you do go to Caye Caulker.... get on the golf cart and head west. Near the airstrip, there is a great breakfast/lunch place in the natural setting of the island called Coco Plum. They have artwork and even massages.... the great thing is the information they can give you.

http://hotguidebelize.com/caye-caulk...ker/coco-plum/


The split is east from the docks. Great place to have a drink and meet people.
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Originally posted by BrotherCraig
We did the water taxi over Caye Caulker and found a excursion to take us out snorkeling. Beautiful place and friendly people. On the way back, we flew out from the little airport on Caulker.
Why did you take the plane back? How much for the plane ride?
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#29
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Originally posted by CENTEX CRUISER
You are welcome. I used to have a fear of the water taxi, but after being in Belize twice, I don't think it would be a big deal , as they run regular schedules..You just have to go outside the gate through the terminal and go to your left for just a bit, and then make a left , and walk straight down to the water taxi terminal. I talked to some locals there who use it all the time. And no one bothered us outside the gate as some have suggested.
My daughter and I will be at our Belize port in 2 weeks. Based on reviews of the past we booked Coral Breeze for barrier reef and shark-ray alley and Caye Caulker. Because of recent posts, I am leery of them. Also not sure if I want to walk to water taxi. ( 2 gals on our own) I've looked at Sea Sports Belize and am awaiting answer. Sounds like a very small, professional tour, but twice as expensive maybe one gets what one pays for? Any advice on canceling with CB or recommendations? We heard snorkeling is fantastic if one goes to the right place with the right guide. We have snorkeled on several cruises and land trips. Any thoughts or advice welcome. Thanks!
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Originally posted by diland2000x
Why did you take the plane back? How much for the plane ride?
We were flying out of the Belize City airport to head back to eExas so it just made sense for us. It was $60. The water taxi was good though and is best option from cruise port.
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#31
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Try this company. They are right inside the terminal.
Originally posted by sherifa
My daughter and I will be at our Belize port in 2 weeks. Based on reviews of the past we booked Coral Breeze for barrier reef and shark-ray alley and Caye Caulker. Because of recent posts, I am leery of them. Also not sure if I want to walk to water taxi. ( 2 gals on our own) I've looked at Sea Sports Belize and am awaiting answer. Sounds like a very small, professional tour, but twice as expensive maybe one gets what one pays for? Any advice on canceling with CB or recommendations? We heard snorkeling is fantastic if one goes to the right place with the right guide. We have snorkeled on several cruises and land trips. Any thoughts or advice welcome. Thanks!
http://www.ecotoursbelize.com/snorke...tml#snorkeling
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We just returned and ended up doing cavetubing again (since my oldest daughter was on this cruise with us and she had never been before). We had a semi-great time (not as good as the first time, but still good).
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Originally posted by mitsugirly
We just returned and ended up doing cavetubing again (since my oldest daughter was on this cruise with us and she had never been before). We had a semi-great time (not as good as the first time, but still good).

Did you have the Faster To The Fun Pass and did it help you get off the ship faster while in Belize? We haven't decided if we are going to get this. We are thinking about taking the water taxi to Caye Caulker for the day and thought if we had the FTTP we would have priority tendering and that would help us. Thanks
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Originally posted by diland2000x
Did you have the Faster To The Fun Pass and did it help you get off the ship faster while in Belize? We haven't decided if we are going to get this. We are thinking about taking the water taxi to Caye Caulker for the day and thought if we had the FTTP we would have priority tendering and that would help us. Thanks
No sorry, we did not have the FTTF pass so I can't help you with that. It was our first Carnival cruise and really didn't know how that worked.

We had breakfast and leisurely walked down to get our tender tickets and they say "7" on them. However, after we sat down and they called numbers, they were calling about 4 or 5 numbers at a time. So it wasn't a long wait and I feel that we got off in plenty of time. The cavetubing companies will wait on you.
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