best cave tubing company?
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We went through several caves (two or three; sad that I can't seem to remember the number right now LOL!!!). It was a pretty brisk day and some of the currents were swift - it was fun though. Just remember to keep your butt up when told to do so LOL!! Oh yeah - our tour guide did not 'chain' us together. (Our guide gave us the option and we decided against it.) Every other tour group that we saw (except for one other group) was linked together. Also, we definitely had one of the longest tours. Many other groups passed us on the river.
SO - my suggestion is to read the comments everyone has posted and then pick one. Oh yeah, one suggestion that I do have for you is if you want to squeeze some shopping in, it might be wise to try one of the other operators. There wasn't any time left for that by the time we got back. (Again, maybe others who have used Xtreme had a different experience.)
My husband loved this excursion and I really liked it too. If we ever find ourselves back in Belize again we will most likely do the cave tubing again. However i wouldn't be totally against trying a different vendor. We liked Xtreme, and we feel we got our $$ worth, but I would certainly be willing to give someone else a try.
When you arrive at the tube site he is able to drive right past the Govermental area and park at the Jaguar resort. you can roam thru the resort touring thier facilites seeing the butterflys and birds. You are free to use the nice clean restrooms and after you walk less distance than others do and tube this magnificant river you are treated to dine inside the resort in air conditioning with real tables, silverwear, china plates and tablecloths. We saw the other groups carrying tubes up hills and eating outside with flys, paper plates and plastic forks. We had time to go into the city with Nacho and his crew escorting us thru the shops. Found some extra nice things for cheap! It was a wonderful time! Well worth the little extra. He will entertain you with riddles and his extensive knowledge of the country is very interesting.
we will return I am certain and I would want to use Nacho again.
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Thanks for the info.
We also had a 9 year old boy in our group. He did fine. Your 8 year old should be fine. The river was high due to recent rains in the area so crossing the river was tricky, our guides walked him across sitting in his tube. The hike was pretty easy although a little slippery in some spots, again due to recent rains.
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We went with Wet & Wild, our guide was "Charlie" what a great guy, very knowledgable of the Country, the Rain Forest, and knows the caves very good! we did two caves and a dry one, the price was a lot cheaper than the ship, lunch was also included.I must say Charlie Chan is the best you must BeliVze in Belize. he has great with his talk and summation of the trees in the Rain forest. Jump in it's fun
Enjoy your cruise and enjoy cave tubing it is great!
otherwise known as Wet & Wild Cavetubing. They were great, informative, timely, personalble, funny, and we had the choice to jump from a cliff into the water adding some extra excitement, plus we acually went through 4 caves!!!
Just back from Carnival Valor, we booked with Major Tom from ********************* and had an AWESOME experience. I cant say enough about how great Tom was at accomodating our group. We even had a pregnant woman with our group of 17 & he made sure to assign a guide to her at all times for extra attention. Tom had 4 guides accompany our group compared to the 1 guide per each 20 people with the ship's groups. I highly recommend them and the BBQ lunch on site is the best $5 meal you'll ever buy!Do you have any other good tips, we are going on same cruise and want to know what to do on the islands
BTW, green apples are impossible to get in Belize. We had a few we brought off the ship. There eyes lit up when we gave them the apples.
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The bumpy road is not as bad as in other posts.That is because the governent of Belize began resurfacing the roads and that project was well under way when we were there on 12.14.05. I am glad the road was not soo bumpy