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ACES / American Crocodile Education Sanctuary

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Address: | The Office Bar & Grill, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
Phone Number: +501 623-7920
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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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HOLY COW!

Have lived in Ambergris Caye for about 1 1/2 years. This was the 1st time we have tried to see the Crocs with ACES. SOOOOOOOO glad we did. At one time a croc came right up to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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San Pedro, Belize
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San Pedro, Belize
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have lived in Ambergris Caye for about 1 1/2 years. This was the 1st time we have tried to see the Crocs with ACES. SOOOOOOOO glad we did. At one time a croc came right up to the side of our boat. It was like being on Fear Factor but better!! Chris had tremendous knowledge and this was not only... More 

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Benton City, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is truly one of those things that you'll remember forever. Chris, our guide, captain, and educator is truly passionate about saving crocks. We live part time on AC and when our son and his family came to visit in October we all decided we would take this tour. With our 3 year old grandson in tow we hopped in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Chris was our delightful Captain, and he out on a wonderful tour. While cruising through the lagoon side of the island searching for crocodiles at night, you get an entertaining and very educational insight about the animals, the area, and the threats they face. Once an Croc is spotted, Chris gets in the water and attempts to catch it. Once... More 

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Peculiar, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2016

Ok. Crocodile hunters? Sounds like a circus act, right? NOT!! This outing was the real deal. Chris, our educator and guide, was great at keeping us involved in this entire experience. Our small group searched, spotted and watched the croc while Chris skillfully entered the water, tracked it down, caught it, and brought it back to the boat (mouth taped... More 

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2016

We went out on Christmas Eve and had the tour to ourselves, it was fantastic! We learned a tonne about crocs and their impact on the area. There was a lot of history that ACES has been through as well and it was very cool to learn about the journey that brought them to where they are today. Our handsome... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2016

This is a great activity for anyone who has appreciation and interest in the wildlife of Belize. The salt water Croc is truly an amazing animal. This is perhaps a once in a lifetime chance for someone to not only see one in the wild, but actually participate in the conservation effort. My wife and I are avid divers and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016

My sister, my brother and myself went on this adventure this week! We had fun. We only saw a small croc (18 inches) but we all got to hold him. It was a great boat ride in the night and i would totally do this again!

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

Every night is different. Some nights we see and catch crocs on the larger side, some nights we only see the little critters, and while the larger the croc, the more exciting and pulse raising it can be, the plus side of the little tiny crocs they are just so darn cute!!! Thank you so much for coming and for... More 

Excelsior, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2016

We took this tour a few years ago on a visit to Ambergris and enjoyed it. The kids wanted to go again. We (Chris actually) caught crocs on both nights. It is cool to see the island at night from a small outboard boat that only holds about 8 people. Chris does a good job making the tour educational, informative,... More 

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

It's OK, you can say "we", it's a team effort catching the crocs :) I love seeing the lagoon side at night, and I love being able to show people a side most don't get to see. It's really beautiful out there under the stars, specially on dark dark nights when you can see the glowing bioluminescense under the water.... More 

Maumelle, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2016

Chris and Mike were fantastic guides on the roughly 2-hour crocodile cruise. The tour takes you through the lagoon and among the mangroves. Chris jumped into the darkness, waded into the thick mangroves, and came out with a young croc, which he brought on board. Mike explained much about crocs to us. Luckily, questions were welcome, as our 15-year old... More 

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

Questions are always welcome on board the Swamp Thing!! Otherwise you're just listening to me drone on and on for 2 hours and no one wants that!! I'm glad you guys found us entertaining... sometimes I wonder lol. Thank you very much for coming and for taking the time to do this lovely review. Regards Chris Summers More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2016

We went early enough to have dinner and a drink at the office bar and Grill. We've been here at Ambergris Caye for over a week now - best quesadilla I've had so far! And we will be going back before we leave for the boneless chicken wings! Wow! Chris, our crocodile guide came and visited us at our table... More 

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

Oooh I remember this night!! What a night!! I don't think I've had so much fun NOT catching any crocs!! I was so annoyed that first one slipped thorugh my fingers!! Been trying to get him for so long and now he won't let me get anywhere near him again!! That's it.... I had my chance and missed!! Oh well....... More 

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