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“Best excursion of the trip!”
Review of Cave Tubing R Us

Cave Tubing R Us
Reviewed February 20, 2012

We scheduled our trip with David four months in advance after reading the great reviews here on TripAdvisor, scheduled for Feb 16 with seven in our party.

This is honestly the best excursion on the three stop trip. David and Henry were personable, friendly, and professional throughout. They treated us as old friends instead of one-day only customers. As mentioned elsewhere, David has a great sense of humor and and infectious laugh, and he had us all in great spirits throughout the trip.

We made sure we were the first people off the Mariner of the Seas, as David warned us it was an all day trip. Unfortunately, the other couple that signed up were rude and didn't bother showing up for nearly an hour after that. David waited at the terminal for them, while we walked over with Henry to the bus. Henry entertained us with some history of Belize, and answered many questions from us.

The equipment used was clean, well cared for, and in great condition. It's gear I would have bought myself.

One thing I haven't seen mentioned in all the other five star reviews is how the guys at Cave Tubing R Us put you in the water. When we finished our hike to the dock, another outfit was deploying. These guys have you stand on the dock, with your tube on your back, and then you fall backwards into the water in a great splash. You're soaked, and so are the people around you. This method upset several of our party members (including my mother in law). David assured us they did it differently, and they did! They put the tube in the water, and instead of you falling backwards, they hold your hands while you lean back and over the tube. There is minimal splashing.

We stopped at Cheers on the way back, and had a terrific lunch. The nachos and Gringo Tamales are superb!

In review:
* Best excursion of our trip
* The crew was entertaining, friendly and professional
* Excellently cared for equipment
* SHOW UP ON TIME! Make sure you are on the first tender off the ship!

Thank Redwolf_Journeys
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Reviewed February 20, 2012

David and Henry were easy to find at the dock. We had a great ride up to the caves, stopping along the way for some local favorite drinks. The hike to the start of the cave tubing was beautiful, and David encouraged our small group to be adventurous and jump off rocks, try a taste of termites, etc - it was a blast! The tube ride down through the caves was so relaxing - the water was refreshing! After, we went to a local restaurant and had tamales and more local drinks :). It was a great day!

3  Thank Laurie V
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Reviewed February 8, 2012

We visited Belize on a stop with our cruise ship. I emailed ahead of time to book an excursion for my wife and I. No deposit was required.
The tour guide met us just outside the port area exit with a sign bearing our names. We hopped in his very modern and well kept vehicle and headed out to the cave area. It was simply me, my wife and our tour guide; and because we hustled off the boat in the morning, we were the very first group to the caves.
All throughout the drive and the walk to the caves, our guide was happy to answer a wide range of questions about life in Belize (from politics to food to plant and animal life). He even convinced to try eating a "peppermint termite" (quite tasty!)
The trip through the caves was awesome! Comfortable tubes, head lights and helmets all provided. Very natural with little human modification. Great rock formations and underground waterfalls. Relaxed and fun!
The trip back to down was just as nice and our guide took us to a local restaraunt (at our request) to avoid tourist prices and let us try some local cuisine.
The payment at the end of the tour was easy (cash only) with no surprises, and we were back to the ship with plenty of time to spare.
Overall, cannot recommend this company enough. Will likely go back some day with our kids (who were currently to young)!

Thank Tim H
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Reviewed January 31, 2012

Found this tour about a week before we left on the cruise. It was half the price of cruise excursion and promised a smaller group experience. In fact, we ended up with 4 people on our tour. Dave the owner was quick to answer emails and did not require a deposit. You showed up, do the tour and then pay $45/pp at the end. The tour was exactly as promised and advertised on their website. The only nitpick I would have is that we waited nearly an hour at the cruise terminal because after we met Dave, he still had another couple to pick up and they were on a different ship with possible a different disembarkation schedule and since it was Belize, a different tendering operation. After the wait the tour began in earnest and the rest of the day was amazing as all the other reviews have attest. If you want and have time for lunch, make sure you ask him to take you to Cheers instead of the tourist restaurant at the Cave Tubing Park. Experience the local colour and wonderfully inexpensive menu at Cheers. While there, also take a look at their small shop. We picked up a few hot sauces for a couple of bucks and shopped at local prices. We later saw the same brand inside the shops at the cruise terminal for twice as much. This allowed us to see the real Belize and mingle with them. In fact, Dave himself admitted that his children make him take them to Cheers every weekend for a meal themselves. One of the best excursions of our cruise.

1  Thank PeripateticCanadian
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Reviewed January 23, 2012

We were met by David the owner on our arrival outside of cruise terminal 1 and let the fun begin, we were early and instead of waiting for other people to arrive he sent us out with his number one, Henry, and boy did we enjoy the day, the trip to and from the caves was full of interesting sights and information, we loved it , and once at the caves the trip down thru the caves was fantastic, and we were treated like VIP'S the whole day, You could not plan a better day than what we had, we stopped and had lunch at a local watering hole with fantastic food on the way back with the owner coming over and greeting us , we felt like locals , no doubt that when we return cave tubing will be done again , it was a perfect day , B Hawk

Thank BHawkJr
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