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ACES / American Crocodile Education Sanctuary
Ranked #25 of 75 Tours in San Pedro
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Irvine, California
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“do the tour!”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

We did a tour with Vince and Cherie as sort of an "add-on" to our diving trip and it turned out to be the highlight of the week. For $40 pp, you'll take a flat-bottom boat around the lagoon searching for crocs to tag and possibly relocate. Vince and Cherie are great and I can't wait to do the trip again.

Visited June 2013
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CrocsBelize, Owner at ACES / American Crocodile Education Sanctuary, responded to this review, November 8, 2013
Hi Joshua!
We're honored to be the highlight of your week in San Pedro!
Thanks for the great review and can't wait to see you here again,
C & V
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Tucson
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72 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Better than I expected!”
Reviewed October 13, 2013

This is a must do adventure! These people love what they do and they provide a very unique experience with the crocks around San Pedro! We got to release 3 young crocks back into the wild; amaizing!!!

Visited October 2013
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1 Thank Kelly M
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CrocsBelize, Owner at ACES / American Crocodile Education Sanctuary, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
Thanks Kelly! SO glad we exceeded your expectations! Hope you will join us again sometime for every excursion is different.
Have a great day!
Vince
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Dayton, Ohio
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“neat experience”
Reviewed September 25, 2013

very educational experience even though we didn't see much activity. I never knew much about the issues facing cracodiles. fun trip overall

Visited September 2013
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2 Thank 575stanb
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CrocsBelize, Owner at ACES / American Crocodile Education Sanctuary, responded to this review, September 29, 2013
Glad you enjoyed yourself Stan, even though it was a tough night to find crocodiles. American crocodiles are as rare as Polar Bears, and they can be very elusive depending on environmental conditions. Maybe next time we can get you out there and find a couple.
Thanks for the great review!
Cherie
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Lafayette, California
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Like being on a Steve Erwin show...fabulous”
Reviewed September 12, 2013

It was so wonderful to see the work that these guys do to save the endangered crocodiles. We got to help release hatchling crocodiles and help them take stats on new crocs they were able to catch and then release. VERY fascinating.

Visited August 2013
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CrocsBelize, Owner at ACES / American Crocodile Education Sanctuary, responded to this review, September 29, 2013
Thanks Faith for taking the time review us. We're so glad you enjoyed yourself and felt like a Star! :)
Hope you can join us again someday, every trip is different.
And thanks for helping us take a bite out of extinction!
Cherie
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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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“Great Fun and such a good cause!”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

We really enjoyed our mangrove excursion with Vince! You meet up around 6:30 and head out in the boat for a couple hours for your crocodile adventure! Vince and Cherie are obviously compassionate about these crocs' who are dwindling in number. They are a non-profit and the fee goes straight to making sure that there is advocacy work being done to help protect these amazing animals. Lots of good information presented along side the action! Holding one of the caught and tagged juveniles was a real treat. P.S. Bring along some electrical tape and flash light batteries to donate! They absolutely need every bit of help that they can get!

Visited August 2013
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CrocsBelize, Owner at ACES / American Crocodile Education Sanctuary, responded to this review, August 31, 2013
Thanks Kerrah!
And yes, in-kind donations are greatly appreciated! Thank you for yours! Anyone coming knowing they will join us can email me at acesnpo@hughes.net to see what we are in need of, or go to our website at AmericanCrocodileSanctuary.org and click the donate button. There's a list there.
Cheers,
Cherie
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