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Monkey river Adventure tours, is one of the oldest and most reliable tour company of Monkey river village. We go a extra mile to make sure that our guests are satisfied at the end of the day. All tours are done by Clive, Terry, and Jeremy Garbutt.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Placencia, Belize
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were pleased to see a lot of animals and get good background information from a competent guide but sadly it was the completely opposite. Despite of heavy rain, the tour took place. The boat ride was just wet and cold. In this weather conditions...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank NadiaC3013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend this educational and fun cruise. We had Brian who filled in for our guide who got sick. Brian is a fisherman from Monkey River village. He was very knowledgeable and pointed out a lot of things we would have missed if not for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ImIrishKate
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been on enough of similar trips to know you cannot be guaranteed to see a lot of animals and such. We were a small group so we were very comfortable on the boat. Our guides pointed out lots of different birds and some of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sharon M
Reviewed December 7, 2018

I went on this tour on November 29, booked through Norwegian Cruise Lines. I paid $99 for it. I was hoping to see alot of different species, especially the howler monkeys. By the way, on their website they guarantee that you will see monkeys. At...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Arthur M
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

Mildly interesting trip with Captain George, Ben and Pipa. Your took longer than expected almost 4 hours with a squashy boat. Large bodied passengers take up lots of room w they need to factor this in if dealing with cruise ships! The boats were not...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 4, 2018

We took this tour because we've about done every excursion you can do in Belize and are not that impressed with NCL's Harvest Caye. Our boat captain and guide were Derwin Weatherburn and Adran Zuniga. This is a nice boat ride through the Monkey River....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

The Monkey River Eco tour is well worth the time and money. During this tour you will see jungle animals in the wild such as Howler Monkeys high in the trees, crocodiles, turtles, iguanas, and an abundance of birds. The knowledgeable and personable guide was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Road422929
Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

Our group of six had a fantastic experience with Monkey River Eco Tours during our vacation in Placencia. Ralph was a knowledgeable and welcoming guide for the morning. The best part is that he is a local to Monkey River Village, so he knows the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AshB1101
Reviewed August 29, 2018

Our guide Alfonso (Ralph) was amazing. He has been doing this a long time and was able to spot wildlife with an amazing ability. He was extremely knowledgeable about the plants and the animals along the way.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank cwrega
Reviewed August 14, 2018

We had a group of 15 people go on the Monkey River Tour in Placencia. The guides were super nice and very knowledgeable. They pointed out and showed us all kinds of wild life up and down the river. We saw lizards, turtles, iguanas, alligators...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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December 28, 2018|
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Response from Sharon M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but I would have to say absolutely not...not good for any child under the age of about 7. We had a little boy on our tour and he did fine but he did mention he was 7. The boat ride was enjoyable but once you actually... More
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Response from Elaine H | Reviewed this property |
Our tour was $70 each. There were four of us in our party and Percy picked us up at the dock near our vacation rental. Another woman joined us and I believe her fee was $90 because she was traveling alone.