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Review of Belize Cruise Excursions - Goff's Caye Beach and Snorkeling Tour

Belize Cruise Excursions - Goff's Caye Beach and Snorkeling Tour
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This fantastic excursion showcases this marvelous Tropical location, Goff's Caye! The Atoll features 2 acres of Tropical Paradise where you will find beautiful, natural white sand and one of the very few pristine beaches found in the entire Country of Belize. Goff's Caye is not a man-made beach, it is a natural wonder!
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“More time out of the water than IN the water!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2012

Geoff's Cay...glad I tried it but won't waste my time again! 45 min boat ride each way to a little bitty island with 12 palm trees, a tent filled with tourist trinkets, booze & food to buy, and a toilet building...flushing to who knows where! Dumped on island 30 min to "prep" gear & another 1.5 hours after the snorkel trip to try & sell more to us...waves were huge & all other trips that day by other vendors were cancelled for safety concerns...not ours!

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“Ecotoursbelize.com - great reef, friendly guides”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2012

After Coral Breeze / Hammerhead Water sports took off 25 minutes ahead of our scheduled tour my family and I were left at the dock with nothing to do. Fortunately, ecotoursbelize was still taking passengers for the snorkeling tour to Goffs Caye. The reef was beautiful with colorful fish and different corals. Though the boat held about 30 people, once in the water we divided into more managable smaller groups. The guide would point out various fish and even dived down to bring up samples (and then returned them). They were very friendly, knowledgable and safety conscious. The boat wasn't the best for snorkeling, no room to put on equipment and no platform to get into the water; it was a speed boat with very limited visibility so we did not see any dolphins as other reviewers have. Fins were one size fits all, but that wasn't a problem and the snorkels & mask were in good condition. The island was very small but adequate for the short time spent there. We didnt try the grilled lobster or hot dogs, but it all smelled good. The guides were a little pushy on the dock, but overall I'm very glad we did the tour and recommend it to others.

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“Great recommendation from SHORETRIPS”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2012

Just came back from my first cruise and relied on the experience of Shoretrips to book my excursions. The Snorkeling trip in Belize to Goff's Caye was an excellent choice. Great reefs to view and the guides were terrific and kept us away from the shallow areas. The fish were beautiful and the water clear as could be. The beach afterwards was relaxing and perfect. The served food looked great as well. Lobster and Chicken BBQ right there. I highly recommend using Shore Trips for any excursions.

Visited December 2011
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Lexington, Kentucky
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“belizeecotours.com”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2012

If you're taking a cruise, use BelizeEcoTours.com to see Goff's Caye and reef snorkel. Breathtaking crystal clear water on a 1 acre private island (you can walk around the whole island in about 60 seconds!). The tour guides were wonderful and we had a great time.

Visited December 2011
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“Great guide, booked ourselves and saved”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2011

Went on a Carnival Cruise over the Chrismas break with 3 teenagers and my sister in laws family and their teenagers. Went with Ecotoursbelize.com. They met us when we got off the tender early. We had some time to walk around the port (there's not much to look at). We took a relatively large boat (that's a good thing, some of the boats we saw taking people were very small!) out to Goff''s Caye. Note - try and give yourself some room on the boat trip. The kids all wanted to lay down (not enough room) or at least lean on you and nap. Also, when the boat gets moving, you tend to slide on the seats (into your neighbor). So be prepared.

The other descriptions of the island are accurate - a really small island, but the snorkeling was great. Our guide, Janine was great, pointing out different types of fish and coral. She dove down and showed us a Moray eel in its cave.

Spent some time on the island itself. They had a BBQ set up where some locals were cooking lobster, chicken and hot dogs. I passed on the BBQ, but it looked good. They have bathrooms on the island.

Definately a very good cruise excursion. Save yourself some money and book it yourself.

Visited December 2011
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