I'll admit it up front. This ought to be a 5-star review, but I'm thinking that if I give the Cave Man "only" four stars, more people might choose read it. I care very much about wildlife, the environment, etc. It was a warm, sunny, gorgeous day in early December when 5 of us on a tour with G Adventures who wanted to see manatees were directed to the Cave Man. The manatees were not terribly cooperative, but we did see bits and pieces of a few of them. This was in no way due to the efforts of our guide who knew the manatees, their habits, where to find them, and plainly loved them. But the 6-hour boat trip included much more than manatee sightings. On our return to Caye Caulker, we made stopped for some very nice snorkeling, a chance to wander on Saint George's Caye, and a nice loop to the back of Caye Caulker. Promised only simple chicken sandwiches, our host also provided us with a surprise treat of fresh fruit after the snorkeling, and ample cold beverages throughout our trip.
An unexpected pleasure occurred when he casually joined us for breakfast the next morning (we had already been served when he walked in, and three of us had the opportunity to chat with the Cave Man about his love for the manatees and the evironment in general. Since we had completed our tour with him and tipped him for his excellent service the day before, I was totally convinced that his passion for the manatees, his mentor (the late Chocolate), and concern for the future of Belize was from the heart and genuine.
Yeah, this review should be 5 stars, but I did get you to read this, right?
A message the Cave Man himself: Respect, Brother.
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