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“Unbelievable Excursion and Staff!!!”

Charlie's Cave Tubing Tours
Ranked #7 of 81 Tours in Belize City
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Charlie's Tours are very educational, ecological-oriented and adequate for school kids and students of all ages. Charlie offers an excellent ecological tour on the trails just prior to having to tube through the mysterious caves where the Maya priests once prayed to and worshiped the Gods of the Underworld. At Charlie's Cave Tubing we cater especially to our Eco-friendly guests. We are very serious about the conservation and preservation of the caves. We are sure you will find this a very relaxing and pleasant experience.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed September 1, 2013

"the mentor to the Pioneers of cave tubing" Roberto, Brian, and Brett were awesome! The excursion is by far one of the best times I had in my life. One of the only companies that carry your tubes for you and the tubes are top notch, head rest and mesh bottoms!! Roberto is knowledge and draws you into his Mayan culture. During the walk to the caves he guides you through the jungle and educates you about some of the most fascinating things I have ever seen. The tubing is exciting, relaxing, fun, and amazing. We were even surprised with fabulous meal at the end of our tour.

This is a MUST if you are visiting Belize!!!!

Thank Tina D
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

Our cruise ship arrived at Belize with a sunny sky. After driving an hour out from the port, it was pouring rain. Make sure to wear sturdy foot ware as the river rock trail was slippery in the rain. Everything you read about this family business is true. With their gas price over $6/gallon and the ride out is an hour one way, they don't over charge their customers at all for $50/person, lunch included. I saw other companies rushing their groups down the river like a dragon boat race, Charlie's son just let us enjoy the tranquility in the cave letting the tubes drifted. Not carrying the tube is a big bonus on a rainy day. The heavy rain didn't bother us at all as we'd get wet anyway. The bonus was no insect bite. Bring a towel and a set of clothes to change. Highly recommend this excursion.

1  Thank YK L
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Reviewed August 23, 2013

Our family of 5 ( kids ages 10, 13, 13) booked Charlie's Cave Tubing for our stop in Belize while cruising. It was a great excursion. Charlie met us wearing the Superman shirt and took us to meet Roberto "the mentor to the Pioneers of cave tubing". Robert is very knowledgable about Belize, the jungle and guiding tours. Charlie has a wonderful employee! After a 50 minute ride in a van we were led through the jungle on a rocky trail. Our deflated tubes were carried by a young man that came with us and were inflated and waiting for us at the river. Others on the trail were carrying their own tubes. Our tubes were hooked together and all the other groups I saw had their feet under the armpits of the person in front of them. After the awesome float down the beautiful river we had lunch, that was included in the price. I highly recommend this excursion and Charlie's Cave tubing.

1  Thank Shelle F
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Reviewed August 23, 2013

Being of the adventurous and budget-minded soul that I am I didn't book anything through the cruise line. I prefer the service you get with a smaller group and don't care to pay the over-inflated prices that the cruise lines charge. They also try to scare you by saying you might not get back in time before the boat sets sail. These private companies livelihoods depend on the cruislines and will get you back with plenty of time to spare. So after doing some research I came upon Charlie's and after reading the reviews our group of 9 booked our excursion. This was one of our most enjoyable days. Our driver was very friendly and gave us a nice guide as we drove. On our short and easy walk to the cave we stopped frequently so he could point out various plant and animal life and what was edible etc. Unlike other companies including the cruiselines, our tubes were carried for us and were vary comfortable. Our tubes were attached by carabiners so we didnt have to put our feet under someones armpits like other groups. The tubes have mesh bottoms so perfectly fine for children. The trip through the cave was relaxing and beautiful. The lunch afterwards was delicious! The service from start to finish on this trip was outstanding!

Thank mnsotamama
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

My husband and I cautiously booked this tour based on other reviews and we were so glad we did!!! Charlie is the man, the myth and the legend!!! We were met right outside the port by Roberto and escorted to a van. The ride to the caves was easy and informative but be ready for the last 15 minutes - the road was in terrible condition. (Government officials take note!!!!) Fortunately Roberto our driver/guide had his P.H.D., Pot Hole Dodger!!! Wear old shoes/sneakers as the walk to the cave includes walking through water and on a rocky trail. Do not wear flip flops, difficult to walk in and they can get lost as you float through the cave! Charlie was full of great info, we learned a lot from him and Roberto. It was clear they all loved and treasured their home and history. The cave itself was incredible. Ours was the only ship in port so no crowd and really peaceful. Only wish we had more time!!! Only regret, we did not have a waterproof camera. After tubing, we returned to start point for a quick change and a delicious lunch - all included in price. Also note, on Charlie's tour, you do NOT have to carry your tube through the jungle...a nice bonus! It is also very helpful to pay in cash, not credit although credit cards are accepted. Highly recommend this tour with Charlie and company!!!!

1  Thank ontheroadagain1313
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