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ACES / American Crocodile Education Sanctuary

No 5 Conch Shell Street | PO Box 183, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye 00000, Belize
+501 623-7920
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Ranked #2 of 7 Attractions in San Pedro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Zoos & Aquariums
Owner description: Join ACES's Expert Croc Team on an evening, educational, crocodile eye-shine aboard the "Swamp...
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Type: Tours, Zoos & Aquariums
Owner description: Join ACES's Expert Croc Team on an evening, educational, crocodile eye-shine aboard the "Swamp Thing." Search for predatory crocodiles to capture, tag, & re-release to help ACES Biologists collect scientific data on Belize's wild & endangered American crocodiles. (ACES is permitted by the Belize Forest Department.)Your expedition takes you through mangrove islands at sunset & into the starlit night while searching for Isla Bonita's extraordinary, nocturnal wildlife and the infamous saltwater crocodiles in their natural habitat. Departing from "The Office Bar & Grill" at 6:30 pm, this extraordinary 2-3 hour expedition is $50USD per person starting January 1st, 2015. All Bookings prior to Jan. 1St, are only $40USD. Children 6 and under are 1/2 price. We currently do not accept credit cards. All proceeds go to crocodile rescues, research, and education in Belize.

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Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This was brilliant. The night that we went unfortunately was the only night we got rain yet we still had an amazing time. The guys are extremely informative and it is great for all ages.

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San Pedro, Belize
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Absolutely great fun for a night time adventure. Meet up for a boat ride into the small channels in the mangroves at the back of the island, shine a torch around and you see the reflection of the crocs looking back at you. The boat wizzes off to the location where one of the staff will jump in and catch... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I think I might have been the only one out of the four (before we went out on our tour) that was excited to go out at night looking for eyes of crocs and hoping to see one. I know by the end of a very educational, fun, interesting tour to see some American Crocodiles with great tour guides we... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

We had so much fun with Chris on our tour! At first I was worried it was taking awhile to find a croc, but then we found one! a HUGE one, 8'8" male and since he was a new find we got to name him! Bucky Badger. We also got to see 2 smaller crocs, and hold them. We all... More 

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Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I didn't realize our captain was going to jump right in to the dark lagoon water & catch crocs for us on this tour, but he did. You learn a lot about crocodiles (& crazy croc handlers! :) plus have the chance to hold one. Highly recommended!

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San Rafael, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Their boat was in the shop the week we were there but they came to our hotel with a baby croc and did a presentation to us about them. We got to hold them. Very cool. Next time I def hope we can go out on the boat at night with them.

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Cherie C, employee at ACES / American Crocodile Education Sanctuary, responded to this review

It's a shame the boat was out of the water during your trip, but we still wanted to get the education out there to people who were really interested such as yourself. But, the boat is all fixed now and running lovely, so please look us up again if you come back. Thanks for doing the review Regards Chris Summers More 

Hamilton, Texas
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We had the wonderful opportunity to go with Chris and Mike last night on the croc watch. We have been coming to the island since 2009 and this was "hands down" the best experience we have had. These gentlemen were so knowledgable and educated us on about the crocs and were so "hands on" in letting us get into the... More 

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Cherie C, employee at ACES / American Crocodile Education Sanctuary, responded to this review

Best island experience?? I won't argue with that!! :) Sounds like you had a blast!! Thanks for coming, and we'll see you again in December. Regards Chris Summers More 

Tuckahoe, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This was one of the best things about my awesome trip to San Pedro. Met up with Chris, a charming British fellow named Chris who was running the tour, along with the others who would be on the boat with me at a hotel's outdoor bar... which, really, is where all meetings should take place. From there we all got... More 

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Cherie C, employee at ACES / American Crocodile Education Sanctuary, responded to this review

Man.... what an awesome review!!! Thanks so much!! I'd say it's a safe bet you had a great time!! :) People are always suprised by how cute the small crocs are, and they are... really cute lil buggers!! Shame we couldn't get close to the bigger ones that night, but in a populated area like this, the big ones don't... More 

Tulsa, Oklahoma
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We had a great time taking our 6 year old on the croc tour. We were able to hold a yearling croc and see so many others in the cancels of San Pedro. Great trip that was very educational.

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Cherie C, employee at ACES / American Crocodile Education Sanctuary, responded to this review

I hope the kiddy had a good time too, I try not to get too scientific with kids on board because we want them to love the experience as well. Thanks for coming, and thanks for the review Regards Chris Summers More 

Smithville, Tennessee
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68 reviews 68 reviews
23 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

My family of 4, mom, dad, 2 teen boys took this tour based on TA advice and my hotel front desk. It lived up to the hype. Riding in a boat in lagoons at night, grabbing and tagging crocs is not something we do every day! It was very educational and one son said it was the best part of... More 

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Cherie C, employee at ACES / American Crocodile Education Sanctuary, responded to this review

I'm so glad we lived up to the hype!! :) You've just got to love the lagoon at night, it's so peaceful and quiet riding slowly under the stars looking for crocs!! That's so great the entire family had a good time. Thanks so much for coming, and for taking the time to do a review. Come back again!! Regards... More 

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