Belize was a port stop aboard the Carnival Dream. I was on the ship in 2010, didn't do the cave tubing then and had regretted not going, so when the opportunity came up to go again 2013, I jumped on it!
After reading reviews I chose Charlie's. I found and formed group by posting in cruise critic, and because of getting a group together, we were given a $5 per person discount.
We rode on a larger bus, but it was only about half full (27). The ride is 45/60 minutes. On the way each guide filled us in on facts and tidbits about Belize. Once at the location, those talks continued on as we walked the path to the starting point of our float. Unlike every other group we saw, we didn't have to carry out tubes through the rain forest. This was a HUGE plus! The walk is long .... We walked at a leisurely pace, as we watched several groups having to hustle because of time constraints put on them by booking thru the cruise ship. Just before reaching the river, we picked up our tubes, were hooked into groups of eight and began our floating thru the caves. Relaxing, beautiful, and interesting ...... A must do.
Afterwards, we were treated to a local lunch of chicken, rice and beans, and a coleslaw type salad. Very delicious! Not a huge portion, but enough to get you back to the ship. Soda, water, and beer is available for purchase through different vendors. If you're not into local cuisine, I'd suggest you eat a good breakfast before you leave, and bring along a candy bar or snack ... Water bottle too. It's a long day and you will be hungry after the walk and float down the river.
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