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Review of La Capitana Pontoon Boat - Tours

La Capitana Pontoon Boat - Tours
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Owner description: La Capitana Pontoon Boat Tour:Spend a relaxing day on the lake with us and we'll take you to several swimming holes by picturesque waterfalls. Early morning tours offer excellent birding and chances to see wildlife such as crocodiles, howler monkeys, turtles and much more. Belizeans, this is a great option for family outings! You can enjoy a picnic lunch or bring along something to throw on the grill. HideAway Camp Adventure Tours:La Capitana Pontoon Boat Tour is only one of the tours offered by HideAway Camp Adventure Tours. We'll give you the chance to visit a few hidden gems of Belize. Based on Martz Farm, an hour away from San Igancio, Belize, we also offer camping, hiking, caving and horseback riding.
Davenport, Florida
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2 reviews
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“Amazing Adventure with Amazing People”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2014

Lazaro is an incredibly knowledgeable tour guide. I learned so much and had so much fun. I saw areas of Belize that I am SURE I would not have seen without his guidance. I would recommend and even urge anyone visiting this area to take this boat tour. It was definitely an unforgettable and amazing experience.

Visited April 2014
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New Hamburg, Canada
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“Fabulous jungle river tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2014

I loved this tour. The 2 guides were so knowledgeable and helpful. Laz is such a joke-ster! I truly enjoyed going along with my toes in the water, going right up to one of the 3 waterfalls in the boat... and then parking the boat and climbing up a meter or 2 to another waterfalls and spring fed pond for a swim!!! Getting to see the howler monkey's in the wild was also amazing. Caesar knows where to look and found them in no time. I would definitely recommend this tour.. as well as take it again if I was in the Cayo district again.

Visited April 2014
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“Must See in Belize!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2014

I have gone on this tour several times, each trip memorable in it's own way. This is truly a wonderful day trip for families, even with small children. The boat is comfortable and spacious. We brought our lunch, grilled sausages on the BBQ while moored in the shade with a view of the Twin Falls. The lake itself is quite beautiful, but it is the surprises that await you after taking short hikes from the lake that will take your breath away. The staff is knowledgeable and accommodating, helping this "mature lady" cross the stream at one spot safely and without incident, and carrying the babies and young children for us. This is the trip we choose for our special family occasions, something for the whole family, relaxing, beautiful, and invigorating. Swim in crystal clear refreshing pools or give yourself a hydro-massage under the waterfalls. Great for small groups 8 - 10 people. It is a full day activity and try to get an early start for the beautiful drive to this very remote location.

Visited May 2014
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Kitchener
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5 reviews
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“Must Do When in Belize!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2014

I have personally been on La Capitana at least five times now. The cruise down the Macal River is a different experience every time! With three waterfalls along the river, there are opportunities to explore, hike, swim or climb. All activities are scaled to your fitness level and abilities. The staff are all local people that have grown up with the Macal River environment.
Make sure u take a camera, swimsuit and a pair of good shoes. I personally have seen lots of wildlife on the cruise including howler monkeys, lots of birds, the old snake, and even a tapir.

If you are interested in seeing and experiencing one of the most beautiful rivers in Belize, this is the day trip for you! Love it, never get sick of the adventure.

Visited April 2014
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San Pedro, Belize
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“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2014

We booked our day trip on La Capitana directly through Miriam at Martz Farm, where the tour begins. Miriam is the sister in law of Laz Martinez, who owns and operates La Capitana. Normally, access to the lake/boat is via a 1/2 hour hike, but one of our friends has some physical limitations, so Laz drove us down via some very rugged roads (800' descent) a la Indiana Jones! What an exciting start to a fantastic day. When we arrived, La Capitana and Cesar, Laz's assistant were there to greet us. The "cruise" starts with Laz sharing his vast knowledge of the reserve, the history, everything you'd want to know. But even better, he talks about his family's roots in the area and quickly you realize how much this paradise means to him. Each bend in the lake revealed another beautiful vista. Not one other boat or person around. The highlight for me - the 3 waterfalls rushing into Vaca Lake ... two of which we got to explore/climb with the expert guidance of Laz and Cesar. The first waterfall was awesome; we did 3 levels, stopping once in awhile to dip into the pools and just celebrate where we were and how we got there! On request, Miriam will prepare a lunch, which Laz will bbq. The ship has been fitted with new seating, which makes for a comfortable day. If you want to byob do it - after hiking up and down the falls, a few Belikin were in order. If you are the least bit adventurous and will be in the Cayo/Benque area, this trip is for you. Thank you Laz for sharing this paradise with the rest of us.

Visited February 2014
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