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“Best part of our trip in Ambergris Caye!” 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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Ranked #4 of 70 activities in San Pedro
Type: Tours
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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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Victoria, Canada
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“Best part of our trip in Ambergris Caye!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

We were lucky to have Lorne and Jolene as our guides to Mexico Rocks on March 15th, and that morning snorkeling has proven to be the highlight of our week on Ambergris Caye. Our kids are 6 and 9 and Jolene and Lorne were great at recommending a spot that was perfect for them to experience the wonders of the reef. They were beyond fantastic with the kids, their ladder was perfect for getting in and out of the boat, and after much trepidation and coaxing our daughter exclaimed in wonder "why didn't you TELL me this was so fun?" They met us on our hotel dock, and they kids were equally thrilled with the juice and cookies they provided. We felt completely comfortable with them being watched by Jolene while we got to continue snorkeling. Thanks so much for that, Jolene.
We booked in advance with Grumpy and Happy (who both seemed quite happy) before arrived in Belize, and I am very glad we did.
The prescription masks they provided were wonderful too.
Thanks to you both for a GREAT time...the pictures are AWESOME!

Visited March 2013
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Portland, Oregon
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“Wonderful guides and an amazing trip!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

We booked with Grumpy and Happy because last year when we went snorkeling we were herded in a large group with one guide and got no instruction on how to do anything = not the best time. This is the exacty opposite. We had the boat and Lorne and Jolene to ourselves and they are awesome! So patient and took the time to get each of us acclimated to the gear. We chose Mexico Rocks for the day and it was amazing. We felt safe and learned a lot about the creatures living in this beautiful reef. I can't rave enough about how great they are, the boat and the equipment they provide. Also, they were able to get my 72 year old father in the water - he was scared and not very agile so this took some real effort. The communication with them is excellent and the trip easy to book. We stopped for lunch at a really nice place in between our reef stops. This activity was the highlight of our trip. Thank you, Lorne and Jolene!

Visited March 2013
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“Great for family outings!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Wow! What a wonderful pair! Lorne and Jolene - aka Grumpy and Happy met us at our dock for a trip to Hol Chan Marine reserve. First and foremost, they were on time (really, early!) which is hard to find on an island with island time as the usual time... My husband and I along with our two boys (9 and 11) and my mom rounded off our group. Safety and making sure everyone had a good time was their main concern. They kept an eye on everyone's swimming abilities... Grumpy was actually impressed with the boys level of swimming and allowed them to explore further.. Their knowledge of the Marine reserve enabled us to see things we might not have seen with others.. And the private tour really allowed us to be carefree and relaxed! My 11 year old "gamer" son this was the coolest thing we had done - ever! and our thanks to Grumpy and Happy. They are a must for snorkeling tours.

Visited March 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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“Personalized tour of Hol Chan marine reserve well worth it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Happy and Grumpy provide a very personalized snorkeling tour of Hol Chan. They are both very knowledgable, and experienced. If you want to avoid the busy tour group boats, and have a smaller, more intimate outing, this is it. They have the know-how, and are very firendly. We really enjoyed them showing us Hol Chan and Shark Ray Alley! Richard and Lorraine.

Visited March 2013
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Little Falls, Minnesota, United States
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“Wonderful Snorkel Tour!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

We just returned from a snorkel tour with Grumpy and Happy in mid Febuary of 2013. We came by cruise ship and they arranged everything except the Taxi ride to and from the municipal airport. Everything went as planned and the sea life was upclose and wonderful. No problems with arrival times to and from the ship! They definetly will give you all the time snorkling that your body will physically endure (I am in shape and tired well before we had to leave) but also provided a more relaxed second half for my partner and her teenage daughter. But in addition to all that they are just the nicest people you will ever meet. They are knowledgable and great teachers of all you will see, they cater to you and you only, and if you really want to experience snorkling at its best without getting lost in a crowd this is a great value!

Visited February 2013
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