We just returned from our cruise on the Carnival Liberty. First off...loved the ship and everywhere we went. We booked a private tour through Victor Bodden. It was inexpensive..$25 a piece and we had him for over three hours. I liked that he asked us what interested us and then made sure that we saw and did everything we wanted. We toured the whole island and stopped at the butterfly farm. Now there weren't hardly any butterflies but that was okay...the rest of the place was great. We interacted with the monkeys...Ho Ho and Louie. I held a baby monkey and we were given a tour of the rest of the animals. Wonderful! You cannot beat this tour, if you wanted to go to the beach or the zipline, he would have taken us there.
Now when it comes to Belize, you cannot beat cavetubing.bz with Vitalino Reyes. This was my second experience with cavetubing.bz and both times were extraordinary. For $50, they pick you up at the ship, take you on about a 30-45 min drive. They give you info about their country and are very pleasant. You then are given a helmet and a tube and start on a walk through the jungle. Its not strenuous. We stopped often and they talked about plant life and the jungle. Wonderful. We arrived at the river where they helped you in and then guided you through the caverns. It was remarkable. We arrived back and then were fed a meal by Vitalino's family. The food was great and so was the rum punch which there was an abundance of if you chose to partake. This second trip we added the zipline to it for an additional $25. So for $75, we got zipline, cavetubing, and a meal. Very reasonable. I might add had we booked through the ship, the cavetubing would have been $98 and that wouldn't have included the meal and punch. Its also a shorter version of what Vitalino gives you. A must!!! :D