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ACES / American Crocodile Education Sanctuary

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Address: No 5 Conch Shell Street, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye 00000, Belize
Phone Number: +501 621-3000
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Description: Join ACES's Expert Croc Team on an evening, educational, crocodile...
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 & threatened American crocodiles. (ACES is permitted by the Belize Forest Department.) Your expedition takes you through mangrove islands & 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 only $50USD per person. All proceeds go to crocodile rescues, research, and education in Belize.
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Our boat full of surprises!

What an awesome adventure for us all! We can't wait to do it again....Chris taught us so much about crocodiles during our night tour. We never expected to be watching him move... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
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San Pedro, Belize
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

What an awesome adventure for us all! We can't wait to do it again....Chris taught us so much about crocodiles during our night tour. We never expected to be watching him move about the lagoon and thru the mangroves competing with the croc while we watched safely from the boat with Dani and Mike! How thrilling! It was definitely a... More 

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San Pedro, Belize
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Went on a night tour with our 8 year old grandson. It was the highlight of his trip. Chris is very safety conscious, but holding a tiny croc was every little boy's dream. We all learned a lot and had a fantastic time. The pictures we took will remind us of this experience for a lifetime.

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Brentwood, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

These fellas are amazing! This was one of the top things I've ever done. Was fabulous. We did find a croc., about 4/5 feet and my hubby held it and got a tail slap:) was a great trip. What those guys do is brave and amazing. Super informative and educational. I'd recommend to any who isn't faint at heart! Great... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Highly recommend this tour - Chris and Mike do amazing things for the crocodiles in Belize. The night we went, we got to spend almost the whole night with Valentino the crocodile. Most informative and FUN! The work that ACES does is so important - thanks for highlighting this cause, guys!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We had a great time learning and laughing at the same time. Super cool to watch those guys catch a wild crocodile. They really do care about the well being and habitat of the crocodile population. We could tell by how they handle them with such care and respect. It's just like being on an animal planet show. We even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

Chris & Mike did a great job on our night crocodile tour. Caught a 6-7 month old croc & pursued a larger one as well (who proved more elusive). Very neat experience and more importantly these guys & ACES are working for a good cause. Happy to support their efforts and hopefully they continue to raise awareness and positively impact... More 

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

So kinds man, thanks. We really appreciate the support. Yeah that little guy was cute huh?? How can anyone not love the little hatchlings?? They are so dam cute!! It's a shame we couldn't catch the larger croc, but they bigger they get, the more elusive they are and harder to just sneak up on and catch. Thank you for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Chris and Mike educated, wowed and entertained us on our evening tour of the lagoon. They found and captured a four foot crocodile like a well oiled machine. We helped take some measurements, relocated the animal to a better part of the lagoon and learned a lot about crocodilians all while enjoying a Belikin. One of the best parts was... More 

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

I've got to say I'm really impressed with Mike. He's been with me for about 7 months now, and his overall attitude, desire to learn, and his will to get stuck in good and proper can be hard to come across. He can be a little shy, but with a croc in his hand, the words just start to flow... More 

Snohomish, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We heard about this trip from Caye Coffee Roasting Co. He wasn't misleading. The narrative was very good! Interaction with guests and questions all good! We did find a Crocodile! His methods catching him were gentle and kind. Both Chris and his assistant had the Crocodiles best interests at mind. They allowed ample time for pictures and released with care.... More 

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

Well... we do it for the crocs not for the fun or adrenalin (although I'd be lying if I said we didn't have fun!!), so we're as gentle as we can be with a predator that's trying to bite out of defence. One of the things that struck me about Mike (my first mate) when he started working with us,... More 

Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We signed up for this tour because it sounded unique... and it was! We were picked up at 6:30 p.m. at The Office bar and pub (a bit tricky to find, since there doesn't seem to be addresses in San Pedro!). But we were able to walk there from the water taxi dock in less than 10 minutes. Our guide... More 

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

Hi Samantha, first off, thanks so much for taking the time to write us a review. I'm glad you guys had a good time. Secondly... $65USD!!!??? What hotel were you staying at? As it seems a safe assumption that you booked through them. Our price is $50USD per person, included in that price is 15% commission for any booking operators... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

You go out with ten people and a staff member from the organization and go in a motor boat in the dark for 2 hours looking for crocodiles. They find them with a light beam on their eyes. He found one crocodile 18 inches long and shows him to us all and measured him and discussed crocodiles. There was no... More 

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Address: No 5 Conch Shell Street, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye 00000, Belize
Phone Number: +501 621-3000
Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Belize Cayes  >  Ambergris Caye  >  San Pedro

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