Personal treatment from our guide.
This was by far one of the BEST excursions we have ever done! There were six of us in our group and everyone talked about our experience for days. Thank you, beginning with the informational drive, we felt we were given personal treatment from our guide. We appreciated the extras he took the time to show us. It was personal, exciting and fun! And the lunch was excellent! I have already recommended Coral Breeze Tours to other friends going on a cruise in January.
Lake Orion, MI
Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas
November 22, 2011
What can I say? I had a fabulous time on my excursion to the Belize caves and ziplining. Right from my initial contact online and all the way through, you stayed in touch with me, accommodated my shifting needs as family members changed travel plans, and helped me find an excursion that fit my interests perfectly.
Upon arrival at Belize, I had no difficulty locating Star and her husband Ivar, and getting started on our trip. The bus was comfortable and had great visibility to see the countryside of Belize as we traveled to the caves. I loved tubing down the caves! I had never been in one before and found it both eerie and also quiet and soothing. I just could not keep my jaw up -- the interior of the caves at times was just amazing. The ziplining was pure fun. It was a great way to end the tour. The other great part about our tour was that there were only eight of us -- we all had fun getting to know each other over the course of the day.
I cannot say enough good things about Star and Ivar. They were polite, fun, attentive and businesslike while still putting all the travelers at ease. Ivar in particular (as he was our tour guide) pointed out birds, wildlife, plants, and other physical features. As an amateur birder myself, it was an unexpected bonus to see and be able to identify the beautiful birds of Belize.
I will return and I will come back to Coral Breeze! THANK YOU! I am back in Maine with a foot of snow yesterday, but my memories of Coral Breeze is keeping me warm and cheerful. I intend to tell everyone I know about your outfit.
Holland America Ryndam
January 13, 2011
Could not have asked for better guides.
The tour was an amazing time. My kids and I could not have asked for better guides, they made the trip that much more fun. I would do it again in a minute. Thanks again for sharing your beautiful country with us. It made for a special vacation.
Grosse Pointe, MI
September 17, 2011
Ivar was a full-service educator who helped to truly enrich our experience.
I wanted to take a moment to share with you what a fantastic experience your Ziplining & Caving Tube excursion was for me and my friends. The true highlight of our trip was our guide, Ivar. He was a wealth of knowledge on local culture, history, the environment, etc. He even learned our names (group of 12!) after we each told him once. Impressive! Anyway, the trip was amazing. I had to laugh at the other groups with their uninterested guides who did little more than float along in silence. Ivar was a full-service educator who helped to truly enrich our experience. Kudos to you and your program and give Ivar our best!
Royal Caribbean Enchantment of the Seas
October 26, 2009
Truly showed us all there was to enjoy and appreciate.
Thank you so much for such an amazing tour. Not only was the tour spectacular, but the guide, Ivar, was so personable and kind. His knowledge was excellent and he truly showed us all there was to enjoy and appreciate. My family and I will definitely book with Coral Breeze if we are ever in Belize again. Again, we thank you!
North Palm Beach, FL
Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas
November 11, 2009
Thrilled to zoom through the jungle with the howler monkeys yelling from up in the canopy.
I can not say enough good things about our day in Belize. I tell everyone I meet how great our tour in Belize was. We were happy to walk past the crowds waiting for the ship excursions and meet our guide with only our group and four other people!
The trip to our first stop seemed to fly by as Ivar ("don't call me Ivan") pointed out interesting points throughout Belize City and the surrounding area while entertaining us with stories of the history of Belize and even giving us a lesson in the local dialect. Of course he had a little help from Alen the driver! Our first stop was the zipline, which my sisters regard as the highlight of our trip. We had a blast (mosquitos and all) and our zipline guides were fun and helpful. We were thrilled to zoom through the jungle with the howler monkeys yelling from up in the canopy. The pictures were the best!
From the zip lines, Javier guided us through the 40 minute walk that, again, seemed to fly by as he pointed out all the amazing flora and fauna plus being a willing picture taker in some of the best spots. Getting the opportunity to swim in the cool ("refreshing") waters of the river before hitting our tubes felt so nice after the heat of the jungle! Our float through the caverns was very interesting and I loved that it was just our group and not a ton of people I didn't know. That way I could ask individual questions!
After our float we were given the opportunity to sample some of the most delicious chicken and red beans with rice PLUS my new favorite Belikin beer! My only complaint for the entire day is that it ended TOO soon! Oh! And that I couldn't get the recipe for that amazing chicken! I look forward to going back and well definitely book a repeat journey to the caves and on the zip line. My only request would be to have the same guys as our guide.
October 17, 2008
Everyone else on the other tours was jealous of ours!
Our tour was AWESOME! Coral Breeze met us at the dock, and our guide, Ivar, was immediately warm and friendly. Our group of six was joined in the van by a family of four, and, along with their guide, Javier, we all rode out to the site. The zipline was pretty exciting, with four trips of some pretty good distance. And the tubing was perfect: cool water, nice day, and very few bats!
But the real treat for the six of us was our guide, Ivar. He is an absolute fountain of knowledge! He knew history, science, sociology, culture, art, weather and more, but he was so approachable and friendly in sharing it (not a "know-it-all"). He kept up a great pace, never too fast or too slow. We were floating through the caves with another 3 or 4 tour groups (not Coral Breeze), and Ivar was the only one keeping us informed! The other guides seemed to be there to push or pull their groups through the water, but Ivar kept pointing out interesting formations, tying it together with Mayan culture and mythology, scientific observations and more. And always laughing with us! Everyone else on the other tours was jealous of ours! Thanks to Coral Breeze -- and especially Ivar! -- for a great tour! I'd recommend him to anyone!
Dave & Berta
Holland America Veendam
March 30, 2009
Crew went out of their way to make sure we had a great time.
Our day spent in Belize was the highlight of our cruise. Your crew was very attentive to us and we appreciated the extra time spent with the explanation of the ecosystems we encountered as well as the great tour we had while hiking down to the cave tubing. Your crew went out of their way to make sure we had a great time, and we felt lucky to have had them guide us. We would definitely recommend your service to any of our friends who may travel to Belize. Our family will enjoy the memory of our day spent with you for a lifetime. Thank you.
Crown Point, IN
June 2, 2009
Learned more about Belize than we did on any other excursion in any other place.
From the very first time I contacted Coral Breeze, it was nothing but perfect. Every question was answered, and even before I left the computer, the response from Mark was there. Our guide, Ivar, is one of the most informed, articulate, kind, humorous, and all around greatest guides we have ever had. I cannot sing his or Javier's praises enough. These two men treat you like family, what can be better than that?? We learned more about Belize than we did on any other excursion in any other place we have ever been. Because of them we will be coming to back to Belize and more of your excursions. So, as I started out, we THANK YOU. And please let Ivar and Javier know they made a huge impact on these two Americans.
Mike and Kay
April 11, 2008
An experience to treasure!
Our Ziplining and Cave Tubing Adventure was an experience to treasure! Our guide Ivar was a perfect balance of fun and informative. Ziplining among towering Kahune Palms and other canopy trees was exhilarating, but the cave tubing exceeded our expectations. The hike along the crystal clear river was beautiful; and tubing through the cave truly amazing!
Mt Pleasant, UT
Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas
February 11, 2009
We had a fantastic tour, and loved our tour guide Javier. Javier was knowledgeable and proud of his home, and shared lots of interesting information about the plants, people and culture in Belize. We had a great time, and would recommend it to friends!!
December 12, 2008
A big highlight of our trip.
This was a big highlight of our trip. The tour guide Ivar that transported us to the zipline and took us tubing was wonderful. Do not lose this guide. He made the whole experience the best it could be. The zipline company was wonderful. We were all a little hesitant at first but it was so much fun and we would love to do this again. We were a little worried about the timing and getting back to our cruise ship but Ivar made it all possible and gave us great information about Belize on the ride to and from the ziplining and tubing.
Crystal River, FL
June 4, 2008
Best we have ever experienced.
This tour was one of the best we have ever experienced. The tour guide, Ivar, was exceptional! He was so informative and was also very good with the children. He definitely made this a vacation to remember. We had a group of 11 and he was our guide. There weren't other people put with us like the other groups had. This made it much more personal. Thank you for sharing Belize with us! We will definitely be returning!!
Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas
March 29, 2008
Exhilarated zipping through the forest.
The Ziplining Adventure exceeded our expectations. Dressed in our camo shirts and feeling like Rambo, we were exhilarated zipping through the forest. Even the rainforest rainshower didn't dampen the excitement.
Next came the long but lovely walk through the rainforest to begin the Cave Tubing. The trip down the river was relaxing yet at the same time breathtaking. You could tell our guide P.J. loved what he did for a living. I highly recommend the excursion to others.
February 4, 2008