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Review of Grumpy & Happy

Grumpy & Happy
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Belize Snorkeling and Mainland Tours. PRIVATE Just your group with your own private guide. PRIVATE snorkel Tours to Hol Chan Marine Reserve. PRIVATE TOURS to Belize Mayan Ruins, Cave tubing, Zip Line, Horseback Riding and other adventures. This company never mixes groups. Those with Special needs are welcome. The experience of having your own private guides cannot be underestimated. Conversation is easy and fun and relaxing from the start. We cater totally to what you would like to do without compromise for others. Grumpy and Happy is a licensed tour operator registered with the Belize tourism Board.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

My sister, wife, and daughters just got back from a full day snorkeling trip with Loren (sp?) and Jolene (aka Grumpy & Happy) while on our "familymoon." We had a terrific time!! I've been snorkeling in many places, but was amazed at what the reef offers in Belize. We did the full day tour, and chose the marine reserve, coral forest, and shark/ray alley. We saw amazing sea creatures including a sea turtle, rays, sleeping nurse sharks, and more fish that you could shake a stick at. The best part of the experience, however, was the care and attention which Lauren and Jolene gave to our group. My daughters were very comfortable in their hands, and they made us all feel welcome. They are soft, kind, and wonderful people. I enjoyed our lunch with them immensely. I would recommend renting the camera -- the photos we got are amazing!!

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Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

If you want to feel relaxed, comfortable, completely safe, that you can ask any question no matter how dumb it seems, and see the best sites San Pedro has to offer then look no further. Two great people. And they know their stuff. What's more the boat is great and the steps make life really easy. We rented the cameras and that is well worth it.

2  Thank Scottie1975
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

We took our group of 6 ranging from ages 13 to 72 on the full day Caye Caulker trip. The advantage of their small, private group service was evident when we got to the reef and other huge boats pulled up and just dumped people in the water with no direction. Jolene and Lorne focus on safety while keeping the trip very entertaining for all. We had a wide mix of comfort with the water and they quickly identified the need to split us up so that everyone could have a great experience. Very patient with the more nervous ones in the group. After the day was over Jolene sent us restaurant recommendations which had some great suggestions. Highly recommend, would absolutely book with them again.

Thank TerriPConnecticut
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

Jolene and Lorne were amazing. They made sure we were picked up and knew where to go. We had booked snorkeling and reef fishing through them and even though they didn't run the reef fishing portion they made sure to help coordinate the details and made sure we were happy. It actually was raining the day we were scheduled to go reef fishing and they proactively rescheduled the trip so that it would be better weather.

It was a great and open atmosphere where it felt infinitely more intimate and was enjoyed by everyone in the group. We had a non-swimmer in the group and they helped make it as smooth and fun for the person as well when we went snorkeling. Make sure to ask them for advice on where to go and visit while you're in town!

1  Thank Stephanie T
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

The trip was far better than I ever expected. The owners were the most kind and amiable tour guides than any others I have used. They had fins for us to use as well as snorking goggles. The goggles that I bought were leaking because of my mustache, but they even had a special pair for people with facial hair that worked perfectly! They brought water and snacks on the boat as well. Our group was completely naive to the area, but they took us out to locations they suggested, and each stop we made was a new and wonderful experience. They made sure to warn us of potential dangers such as areas of strong currents that might take us out to sea. They carried a bright life ring with them at all times, so even when I got lost it was easy to spot the bright orange ring and rejoin the group. They spotted all sorts of fish for us to see that we would have never seen on our own. The tone and style of communication was calming and encouraging. My father, who has never swam in his life (not even in a swimming pool) was so inspired by the guides' personalities that he climbed into the ocean and snorkled with us! While one guide stayed with the rest of us, my father received his own personal snorkling lesson to gain confidence until he was swimming with the fishes too! Kind, respectful, knowledgeable, prepared, and most importantly safe and vigilant, these guides provided an incredible experience that won't be found anywhere else.

Thank Nathan Y
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