Thank you for a wonderful adventure cave tubing. Jenny was a fantastic guide. She gave us the opportunity to do things on this excursion that other groups did not have available. We all had a memorable experience.
October 25, 2015
Thank you for helping make our vacation memorable.
The tour was great, just what we had hoped for. The boat captain, Mark, and mate, Mario, were both very friendly, helpful and informative. The young lady who met us and escorted us to the tour boat was also very friendly and efficient. We would definitely use your services in the future. Thank you for helping make our vacation memorable.
January 22, 2015
So much knowledge of Belize.
We had a fabulous time in Belize on our cave tubing adventure. Roberto was an excellent tour guide. He has so much knowledge of Belize. We really learned a lot! Coral Breeze is lucky to have an employee like Roberto. He takes his role as tour guide seriously and really provides the customer with a great experience. Thank you! I will definitely recommend Coral Breeze to friends and to look for Roberto when they are in Belize! Thanks again!
Chagrin Falls, OH
April 22, 2014
So peaceful, I hated to see it end.
We are so glad that we decided to not choose the cruise excursion and chose Coral Breeze Tours instead. Our family were Missionaries in Belize a couple of years ago and they highly recommended you guys and you didn't disappoint. This was the best excursion of our vacation. The cruise and others warned us about our safety while in Belize so we were a bit on guard at first but that quickly changed. We were early and while waiting the people of Belize City were very friendly and helpful. Once Yalmar came our adventure started. He was wonderful!!! It was so obvious the love he had for his country in how he spoke about it with such enthusiasm. The caves were beautiful as well as our time floating down the river. It was so peaceful, I hated to see it end. One of the locals made us a plate of hot beans and rice with chicken. It was delicious! Yalmar heard us speak of buying some Marie Sharps habanero sauce for home and took the time to stop at a local store where we were able to purchase it for half the cost it sold for at the dock. He also surprised us with a bag of fried plantains for the ride back after saying we had never had plantains before. Don't hesitate to use this tour, you will not be disappointed. We hope to go back someday soon. And Yalmar, we enjoy our food a little better with a habanero on the side:)
June 18, 2013
Thank you for making our time in Belize a fabulous experience.
We had a fantastic time and experience cave tubing with Coral Breeze! Cruise ship passengers, save yourself some money! We had a group of 5 and saved a total of $200! This was our first non-cruise line excursion. We enjoyed it more because we had a smaller group and overall better experience. While floating in the tubes, several people asked who we went through. Their groups were much larger and a larger group means more tubes that have to connect to one another. I would definitely use them again! Thank you for making our time in Belize a fabulous experience.
April 26, 2012
My family and I did the cave tubing in Belize, and had the BEST experience. Ivar was an amazing tour guide, filled with knowledge, and made sure my wife and 15 year old son had a great time. While the other tours were rushing through, Ivar took us on a deep tour of the caves that was/is unforgettable. The lunch was of local flavor, and oh so good. Thanks for an unforgettable day cave tubing in Belize!!
Mission Viejo, CA
July 17, 2012
Never felt so close to nature.
My friend and I both had a wonderful Cave Tubing Adventure excursion. The guides Jose and Ivar both are very friendly and present. We've never felt so close to nature. This is a relaxing and amazing tour and we strongly recommend to those who visit Belize. We wish to have more time to visit more places in Belize.
November 22, 2009
You guys get it...quality experience, safety, and a good value.
The cave tubing tour was fantastic! The guide was extremely knowledgeable about the Mayan culture and history of the rain forest and caves. In fact it was our observation that he was sharing much more information than the guides (from other companies) that we passed along the way! Also, the guide was extremely safety conscious which is of course very important!
I will admit that I was concerned about not booking the tour through the cruise. NCL was indeed slow with tendering, but tour representatives were on the pier watching for us! The guide was sensitive about the time and made minor lunch adjustments to ensure we were back at the pier with an hour to spare until last tender -- even though we had a bit of a late start. You guys get it...quality experience, safety, and a good value (compared to the prices charged by the cruise companies). We'll definitely use you again!
January 4, 2010
We learned so much during our tour and loved every minute of it.
My husband and I were blown away by this excursion. The location and beauty of Belize was only half the journey. Our tour guide was so knowledgeable about Belize, history, and nature. We learned so much during our tour and loved every minute of it. We have been raving to friends and family about this trip. Thank you so much!
Castle Rock, CO
January 28, 2010
Your tour was the best we did during our cruise.
The cave tubing we did through your tour was the best we did during our cruise. Our tour guide did an excellent job. He took his time giving us history about his country the whole time we we're with him. Also, he took his time when we got to the park for the tubing part to explain the forest area and rock formations. We felt that we're taken cared of well. And the lunch was great! The best rice and beans, stewed chicken and watermelon juice I've had ever. I definitely would come back to Belize because of this. And definitely recommend it to everyone. And to make sure they book it with Javier. We had the best time!
January 30, 2010
Nothing like it anywhere else!
The cave tubing adventure in Belize was the highlight of our cruise. The tour guide (Ivar) was so knowledgeable and took so much time to explain interesting sights along the way. Mark in the U.S. office was equally as customer-focused and very responsive when I needed to make changes to add a couple of people. The lunch on the way back was fantastic -- very traditional local cuisine and everyone enjoyed it. Top-class tour group, and got us back in plenty of time to be on the ship for departure. I would definitely recommend this tour for others looking for an exciting trip through the jungle and the rivers running through the caves that we floated through. Nothing like it anywhere else!
Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas
February 19, 2009
Wealth of info about the jungle and the caves.
My husband and I really had a great time on our cave tubing adventure. Raul was a great driver and gave us lots of info about his wonderful country. We really enjoyed the lunch we had at Amigos. Rudy was a wonderful guide at the cave tubing. He was a wealth of info about the jungle and the caves. We loved our time in Belize. Thank You.
March 1, 2009
Skip the big tours and find this gem to book your group.
We were the only six in his group that day so we had an exclusive tour! Our first pleasant surprise, but not our last! We drove for an hour out of Belize City to the mountains, while Ivar told us much about his country. At the cave tubing park, we each received a rubber tire inner tube, a life jacket, and a head lamp. We had very little idea about what we were actually going to experience. We carried our tubes a short ways to a refreshing and crystal clear river, only ten or so yards across. This was our finish line. We stopped for a dip before walking 40 minutes up river, and we were glad to be wet much of the way through the easy jungle path. Ivar stopped to describe much of the flora we saw along the way, took us into a cave and told us about Mayan beliefs, and pointed out a tarantula spider sitting inside the edge of its hole (at a safe distance).
We arrived at a cliff some 10 feet above the water at the mouth of a very large cave. Wow! We climbed down a few steps and Ivar helped each of us into our inner tubes, rump first, with a splash. He then connected our group by putting our feet under the arms of the person in front. Emily was first, followed by Jen, Joy, me, Joline, and Andrew in the caboose. The water was refreshing but not cold, and it was crystal clear and blue where the sun shone in it.
Soon, floating in our tube-train, we entered the yawning maw of a cave, the size of which was as big as any traffic tunnel you know. The head lamps went on and our guide pointed out formations and told us of Mayan beliefs about the cave system; their underworld. (It was NEVER scary and ALWAYS safe and spectacular to see and experience!) The tunnel we went through was about a mile long with one break in the middle. Some places were in absolute darkness (without the lamps) and in other places, the world above opened up to dimly light the encroaching jungle.
We each were very impressed with the tour. It was the favorite excursion we have ever been on because - beside the stunning beauty of the park and caves - Ivar was an excellent host and guide. Skip the big tours and find this gem to book your group. It was personal, economical, informative, and FUN!
March 19, 2009
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour. Our tender from the ship was a bit late, but we found your reps easily and were soon on our way. Our guide, Xavier was very friendly and knowledgable. Our family of four were the only ones on the tour so it was very personal. Xavier took really good care of us. In the caves he kept us together and moving downstream as a small group. Helped us over the shallow water "butts up" spots. We stopped for lunch on the way back to Belize City at a local spot. Xavier had us back at the dock in plenty of time for our tender back to the ship. I must admit that I was a little apprehensive about booking the tour over the internet myself, but found that everything was on the "up and up." No problems whatsoever. Thank you for a really good experience.
March 19, 2009
We learned so much about the forest.
This was the highlight of our recent cruise. Ivar and Javier gave us an experience to remember forever. Ivar's humour and ability to communicate so well made this for us. When we saw the huge buses from the cruise ships we were so glad we booked with Coral Breeze. There were only 10 in our group and we got to do more caves. The walk was taken at a leisurely pace and we learned so much about the forest. Our nine year old loved it too! I also highly recommend the lunch post tour. It was the best food all week and that's saying something as the cruise food was great! Please pass on our thanks for giving us such a great day.
Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas
March 25, 2009
Group was small so it provided more of an intimate setting.
Your tour was excellent and Ivar was very knowledgable on the area, culture, history and nature. It made the trip very educational and interesting as we rode and walked along. The tour was easy to find and the group was small so it provided more of an intimate setting as opposed to the large tours provided by the cruises. The place we ate for lunch was phenomenal. The food was local fare and was delicious. It was much cheaper than the cruise line and worth every penny. I would go on another excursion with them and recommend it to anyone traveling to Belize. The tour was longer than the others, traveling through two cave systems as opposed to one. We hope you enjoy your trip as much as we did ours, cave tubing is the way to immerse your self in Belize!
Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas
March 25, 2009
Guides are what made this excursion stand out above any other.
I had an awesome experience cave tubing with your organization. The guides are what made this excursion stand out above any other I have been on. Ivar did a fantastic job providing historical information about Belize, which made the ride to the caves appear much shorter. Jose and Javier were also informative and worked very hard to keep us all safe in the caves. I especially enjoyed the pleasant attitudes and willingness to ensure everyone had a good experience. I would recommend this tour to anyone who has the physical ability to do so.
Lake Worth, FL
April 10, 2009
Our group was taken through at a very good pace, giving us time to enjoy the beauty of the caves.
Our Cave Tubing Adventure exceeded our expectations. Our guides Taz and Feddy were the best. They were funny and very knowledgeable about the history and culture of Belize. While tubing we saw other guides rushing their groups through. Our group was taken through at a very good pace, giving us time to enjoy the beauty of the caves. We even had time to stop and swim and jump off the rocks and swing off the ropes. And the restaurant we stopped at for lunch was delicious. Thank you for a great time!!!!!!
April 16, 2009
Smaller group and individual attention makes it such a better experience.
Once again another great tour! Our cave tubing experience was awesome! The smaller group and individual attention makes it such a better experience. Ivar, our guide, did a great job keeping our "BUTTS UP' because of the shallow water. He really knows his stuff. As a travel agent, it is important for me to show my clients the best excursion experience possible. This was my second time taking a group on this cave tubing tour. Again, Coral Breeze and Ivar did not disappoint! I'll be back!
Fort Myers, FL
Royal Caribbean Enchantment of the Seas
May 23, 2009
As if a friend had invited us to come tubing with him.
Your tour made our trip to Belize the best trip of our cruise. Our guide Ivar was the best. He was well informed about Belize as well as to the nature of the area around the caves. My children were absolutely captivated! Moreover, Ivar made it clear that he was our personal guide and treated us fabulously. Lunch was amazing...good local food, great company and chat. It was just as if a friend had invited us to come tubing with him. When we come to Belize again...and we will...we will certainly use Coral Breeze tours again....and will request to see our buddy Ivar again. Thanks for a wonderful experience!
May 5, 2008
The best tour guide we've had.
We had a wonderful time on our cave tubing excursion! Ivar is the best tour guide we've had with any of our excursions we've been on. He was very comical & informative. It was a great mix of history lesson & entertainment all in one! Alfredo was great also. He was genuinely kind & funny as well. He was very knowledgeable about the vegetation. He did a great job pulling me through the shallow areas in the caves (when I just couldn't "keep my butt up"). We were also glad we had the lunch, it was very good food. Thanks so much for showing us & our friends a great time!
May 31, 2008
Both my husband and I were very happy and pleased with the service that was provided to us during the excursion. From the traveling on the bus and the 'funny' tour guides who were very knowledgable with everything we asked about Belize. The best was that we felt safe and trusted that our belongings were safe on the bus with Big 12 as our bus driver. We opted for the lunch tour and were kinda worried about what we were going to eat BUT OMGosh, the chicken was so yummy and everything was great!!!! The tour was nice and the tubing was very adventurous, I would do that again all over. Thank you for the wonderful experience.
Sandy and Tav
Royal Caribbean Enchantment of the Seas
October 10, 2008
Our entire experience with this company has left us beyond satisfied.
This tour was by far the highlight of our vacation! Our guide (Raul) was absolutely delightful. Raul possesses an obvious passion for his beautiful country that is highly contagious. Our entire experience with this company has left us beyond satisfied. It has created a desire to return to Belize. We looked at several companies to book this tour and I am definitely ecstatic that we explored Belize with Coral Breeze Tours! Thank you for sharing your slice of Paradise with us.
Victoria & Corey
September 12, 2008
We got a lot more personal attention than the people who booked through the cruise ship.
I had a great time cave tubing with Ivar! We had a total of 8 people in our group, so we got a lot more personal attention than the people who booked through the cruise ship. Ivar knew so much about Belize and was able to answer all of our questions about the country, cave systems, bats, monkeys etc. I'm not sure that the individuals on the cruise line excursion could even hear their guide most of the time. We also did an extra cave, and we paid less than the cruise line excursion. We stopped on the way back for lunch which was ready when we got there. My husband and I both agreed that it was the best meal that we ate on the entire cruise. It was even better than the cruise line food because it was so authentically prepared and fresh. I would recommend this to anyone!
April 25, 2008
Family really enjoyed this tour.
For this tour, we met our driver outside of the Wet Lizard restaurant right next to the pier where the cruise tenders arrive. This was a great tour and my family really enjoyed this tour. This tour also included lunch and was half the price of the cave tubing excursion on the ship. Also, what was nice about this tour, the ship excursion required children to be 12-years-old for this excursion. But Coral Breeze tours allows for children as young as 6-years-old. My daughter was 8-years-old and really wanted to go cave tubing. I don’t know why the age limits, because drifting down a river is not too difficult. Anyways, so we meet our driver (Raul) who drives us in an air conditioned van to the Branch River where we then walked with our tour guide Little Louis (little Louie) who was excellent. Little Louie is a 100% Mayan Indian and has a Masters in Archeology from Penn State. He was very knowledgeable about the rainforest jungle and Mayan history. At the river, Little Louie had us get in the refreshing water and we all locked arms together (my family and another couple on the tour). We then all drifted through the caves and down the river together with Little Louie telling us about the things we were seeing. It was a great trip. At the end we got back in the van with our driver who stays at the van and watches all your personal items (since you just wear your bathing suit for the river floating). Our driver, Raul was great and very friendly. We got back in the van and we rode to a restaurant where this lady made us a traditional Belizean lunch with beans, rice, chicken, and potato salad. We then traveled back to the pier area and our driver gave us advice on shopping in the area and recommended shopping and bargaining with the street vendors outside of the tourist complex area. We did a little shopping, bought a Mayan calendar and then went back to the tourist pier to board our boat with plenty of time 1-2 hours to spare. We tipped our driver $10 for driving us to the river and thanked him for such a great time.
December 31, 2008
Our tour was outstanding. Ivar was a great guide and a very entertaining driver. I'm impressed that Coral Breeze handled a large family group so well. I'm especially pleased that you did it at half of the price that the cruise lines was charging.
January 8, 2009
Local knowledge blew us away.
Just a short note to tell you how much we enjoyed our cave tour adventure with your guide, Ivar (Pboy). Ivar was unbelievable. His knowledge of Mayan history, jungle habitat, and tidbits of local knowledge blew us away. While other more expensive tour groups hurried past, Ivar stopped repeatedly to explain history, show us a special plant, tour a bat cave and so on. His enthusiasm alone was worth the price of admission. As a tour guide myself here in Florida, I would be hard pressed to match Ivar in any of the aforementioned tasks. He was exceptional. I have taken the liberty of notifying our travel agent in detail regarding your outstanding tour service so that others may share in our experience. Thanks again for a most enjoyable experience.
Bay Shore, NY
Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas
January 29, 2009
Truly a once-in-a lifetime, unforgettable experience.
Our entire family group of nine, ages 12 to 45, thoroughly enjoyed our cave tubing adventure. It was the highlight of our entire cruise! Any concerns I had about making it back to our ship on time quickly evaporated once I met Taz. He is extremely personable, knowledgable and has a great sense of humor. We learned so much about the country of Belize from him. Although I am a non-swimmer, Taz kept me close under his watchful eye while we were on the river. I felt perfectly safe at all times.I would highly recommend this excursion to anyone. It is a great value for the price. It was truly a once-in-a lifetime, unforgettable experience.
Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas
April 8, 2008
Learned alot about Belize and the people who live there.
I was very happy with our tubing adventure. Our guide, Ivar, was extremely nice. He really impressed me when he knew all of our names within 5 minutes of meeting us. His partner, Raoul, aka Wolf, was just as nice and both were very informative. We learned alot about Belize and the people who live there. Our bus driver, Timmy, is an excellent driver and we all felt very safe with him at the wheel. Our adventure is one we will never forget. We had a wonderful time and will recommend your tours to any friends or family we know who are going to be in Belize. Thanks again for a wonderful time.
June 25, 2008
A great value and a load of fun.
Our cave tubing excursion in Belize was a highlight of our cruise. Our guide, Ivar, made the trip a real blast. He was very knowledgeable and gave us great insight into the country, the people, the vegetation and the wildlife. Ivar was waiting for us as scheduled on the pier and gave us a running commentary on Belize City and the country as we drove to the caves. In addition to learning many things about limestone caves and formations, we learned about soldier ants, fruit bats, medicinal plants, how to find direction in the jungle and many other fascinating topics.
At the caves, Ivar demonstrated constant vigilance for safety and went out of his way to make this tour a fun adventure. After comparing notes, it is clear that we had a longer excursion, closer contact with the country and its people, and all for about half the rate of less intimate tours. It was a great value and a load of fun. Thank you Ivar and Coral Breeze for a great day in Belize.
Mark and Gina
North Aurora, IL
December 11, 2007
Much better than a huge bus group.
Our tour and our guide, Ivar, were awesome! There were nine of us in our group, including six kids from ages 8 to 16. Having our own guide for the day made the trip so special. Ivar was interesting to kids and adults alike, and he was so happy to impart lots of information about the country, the environment, and local culture and customs. We learned alot and had much fun along the way.
It took a long time to get off our ship, so we were late for the tour, but Ivar was waiting for us and was not the least bit upset about our delay. His enthusiasm for everything was infectious. Ivar was very careful of the time so that he could be sure to get us back before the last tender boats departed. We loved it all - the jungle walk, the tubing, the lunch, and the drive with Ivar. Much better than a huge bus group booked through the cruise lines.
Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas
January 1, 2008
Cannot say enough about the experience.
We had a fantastic time in Belize with our tour guides, Travis (Taz) and (P-boy), who were a wealth of information and fun to be with. Our ship was late getting in and because of rough water the tenders were two hours behind schedule. I was not able to contact our guides to let them know we would be late. They patiently waited for us and adjusted our trip to get us back to the dock with time to spare. I cannot say enough about the experience we had and without hesitation I would recommend your excursion.
January 11, 2008
Couldn't have been more pleased.
We couldn't have been more pleased with our cave-tubing adventure. Ivar was an extraordinarily fine, good-humored, and enthusiastic guide, who generously shared his knowledge of the forest, the river, and the caves. The lunch at the local restaurant was excellent. Our tour covered much more territory and time than the similar tour sponsored by our cruise ship and for less money.
January 16, 2008
The cave tubing adventure in Belize was the best part of our 2008 cruise on the Carnival Legend. Our guide met us promptly at the pickup spot and took our group of 10 on an hour trip to the jungle for the cave tubing adventure. Once there, we picked up our tube and walked upstream through a magnificent jungle and rainforest. Of course, we had a slight rain to go along with the experience. Our guide (Xavier) provided much information of the caves and the rainforest. We entered the water and began our trip on the river in our inner tubes. We floated downstream through two long caves, and two nice open stretches of the jungle as the sun was coming out. The passengers who took the cruise sponsored trip only went through one cave!!! The trip was a blast and worth every penny. Thanks to a very caring guide we had a great day. A quick lunch stop finished off the day before heading back to the ship.
January 30, 2008
Extremely impressed with both the tour and our guide.
I have tell you that the cave tubing tour was the best tour of any we've ever taken! Our tour guide, Ivar, was most knowledgable of the region's ecosystem, in addition to Mayan customs and rituals. The walk through the lush river landscape was simply intoxicating. The outside views from inside the caves were awe inspiring. Lunch was regionally simple, but most delicious. Many in our group were seasoned travelers and were extremely impressed with both the tour and our guide. We had a blast! I would suggest this tour to anyone who wants to see the natural beauty of Belize.
Royal Caribbean Enchantment of the Seas
January 31, 2008