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“Had a great time!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Grumpy & Happy Belize Private Snorkeling Tours

Grumpy & Happy Belize Private Snorkeling Tours
19 Fire Coral Street | Belize, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
+501 226-3420
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Owner description: Enjoy PRIVATE snorkel Trips to Hol Chan Marine Reserve and many other sites along the Belize barrier Reef with the husband and wife team of Grumpy and Happy (Lorne and Jolene). All trips are private. This company never mixes groups. Those with Special needs are welcome. The ladder is custom designed to ensure that there is no challenge getting in and out of the water. The experience of having your own boat cannot be underestimated. Conversation is easy and fun and relating from the start. Also Lorne and Jolene can cater totally to what you would like to do without compromise for others. Grumpy and Happy is a licensed tour operator registered with the Belize tourism Board.
Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
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“Had a great time!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

We went out with them for two half day snorkel tours on two consecutive days. They are very personable, very accommodating and we had a great time. Saw some outrageous stuff! Loved snorkeling around the sites with our private guides while the other snorkelers we saw were in large groups trying to keep up with and/or hear what their guides were saying. Didn't look like fun. Tim and Shawn.

Visited January 2013
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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“Perfect family experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

We traveled to Belize in October with our three children, the youngest of which was six months at the time. We had such a great experience with Lorne and Jolene! They were patient with the kids, my husband and I were able to switch so one of us could stay on the boat with the baby, and their friendly nature put everyone immediately at ease. They were patient with me (four months pregnant and easily nauseated) and super accommodating. We wish we would have booked another excursion with them before leaving San Pedro. Wonderful folks with a beautiful boat!

Visited October 2012
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Bay Area, CA
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“The best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

We went snorkeling twice, and the trip with Grumpy and Happy was by far the best. Well worth the extra price. They were nice, friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Their equipment was first rate (the other snorkels were lousy and kept several of us from diving at all), and we had a lovely time together.

I only wish we could have used them for both excursions!

Visited December 2012
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lorjol, Owner at Grumpy & Happy Belize Private Snorkeling Tours, responded to this review, January 14, 2013
Thank you Very much for this lovely review . means a lot to us personally and also is a great for our private snorkel business.
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California
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“Great Duo!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

We are a family of four (two daughters) and their boyfriends. Whenever our family goes snorkeling and/or scuba diving, we always go with a private boat charter to fully enjoy the experience and feel safe in new waters. These and much more was provided by Lorne and Jolene. They handled everything very professionally: From outfitting each of us to making sure everybody is comfortable in the water; to adapting to sea conditions and seizing opportunities that present themselves; they made our snorkeling experience enjoyable and unique. Swimming with sea turtles will always be an amazing experience our family and friends will treasure forever.

Visited December 2012
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lorjol, Owner at Grumpy & Happy Belize Private Snorkeling Tours, responded to this review, January 14, 2013
Thank you Very much for this lovely review . means a lot to us personally and also is a great thing for our private snorkel business. We really enjoy what we do and are please that you had a great day
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Coolidge, Arizona
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“absolutely incredible!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

Here i am, deathly afraid of the ocean since my near drowning in aculpco at the age 18. i'm now 43. i'm also very afraid of sharks since i grew up the "jaws" movie era. my husband has COPD and is legally blind in one eye and can barely see out of the other. i just knew that we couldn't go home without at least trying to snorkel. belize isn't belize until you've snorkeled so i've heard :)
anyway, i accidentally came across their website through google, and later noticed they were rated at the very top of the snorkeling tour guides on trip advisor. their website stated that they had a special ladder built for those with difficulties (definitely me since i'm a tad over weight ;) ), special prescription glasses and they could just take the two of us so we'd have thats special attention. they even picked us up at the dock where we were staying on Ambergris. long story short, they were very, very patient and gave great instructions before slowling getting me into the water and well, I DID IT! and i loved it. they were fabulous! and on top of that, they took us to shark ray alley after Ho Chan and I actually swam with a few sharks! best trip ever! if we ever go back, i will be looking up Happy and Grumpy! Thanks so much for all your help and patience! we'll never forget that day and you guys! tammy

Visited November 2012
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