Does anyone having direct experience bringing children with them to explore Sian Ka'an? We will be traveling with kids ages; 3, 7, 8, and 10. We're researching taking the tour operated from the reserve center versus hiring our own guide and creating our own day trip.
Our kids are all fairly adventurous, focused and interested in nature. Even the 3-year-old is extremely even-keel and rarely has meltdowns. He has ridden surfboards with his dad and loves water of all kinds. However, I know this trip is far more of an adventure than most excursions and there would be no car or hotel to run to if any or all of the children cease to be into the experience.
If anyone can share their experience of exploring this area with children including; what ages, what activities you did, who you used as a guide (if any)...I would be most appreciative of any advice you could offer.