We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Helpful, experienced” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Placencia Eagle Ray Tours

Placencia Eagle Ray Tours
Ranked #15 of 44 Tours in Placencia
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: We offer great snorkeling, monkey river, sunset cruise, manatee watching, fishing, jaguar preserve, mayan ruins, cave tubing, and zipline Tours. Also offer Caye Camping and Group discounts. Agent for Tropic Air. We can also book accommodations for you. Owned and Operated by local Belizean couple Rene and Tricia. Our trips as awesome, our guides Licensed, knowledgeable and friendly, and we have been advised our customer service is excellent. Come explore the Belizean adventure with us. All tours are USD per person, exception is Charters which is one price for set number of people. GST is included in the price. Park fees are not included unless stated otherwise on our website.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Saint Louis, Missouri
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Helpful, experienced”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2014

I booked a couple tours with Tricia before we arrived in placencia. Over email she was quick to respond and very helpful. Due to extreme sunburns, we had to postpone our snorkel trip, and tricia did that, no problem. The monkey river tour was great - Rene and our other guide were very knowledgeable - we saw all the cool things we had hoped to see. Our lunch was running a little behind so we got a tour of Monkey River Village which I really enjoyed. Finally, Rene was incredible at spotting Manatees on the way back. While the other tour operators all clustered together trying to find one, Rene left the group and spotted several. I think we counted 9! My kids were thrilled. This was an unexpected highlight, for sure.

We had Sydney as our tour to Laughing bird. We really enjoyed his laid back, quiet energy. He answered all of our questions and knew every fish and creature, but let us explore and putz around by ourselves. I felt very safe with him as our guide. I went the first time with my son and it was a really special experience.

Tricia's lunches were great. We went on to book two more snorkeling trips though Eagle Ray and were 100% happy.

Visited March 2014
Helpful?
Thank Linsee2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

141 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    107
    22
    5
    3
    4
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Manawa, wi
Level Contributor
36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Book your tours with them!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2014

When trying to book tours in Placencia we had stopped at 3 other places before Eagle Ray and everyone said to come back, they wouldn't book anything w/out a minimum of 4 people going so we were getting pretty upset about it. When we stopped at Eagle Ray we met Tricia, told her what we wanted to do, and she said she'd make sure we could do it all! She immediately booked us for the Monkey River Tour the next day and said she'd work on getting other people for the other things we wanted to do. We ended up visiting the Mayan Ruins by ourselves, no one else had booked it but Tricia still let us go which we really appreciated. We also went to the Jaguar Preserve, and then Cave Tubing and Zip Lining and everything was great! Our trips were quiet, very nice and private, and reasonably priced. Our favorite guide was Gilbert, he made extra stops to show us more things during our trip. Try to avoid things like Cave Tubing on days that the cruise ships are in town, we heard it gets really crowded.

Visited February 2014
Helpful?
1 Thank Jamie H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bayfield, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Tours”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2014

We booked with Eagle Ray Tours for a trip to Laughing Bird Cay, Silk Cay and also the Monkey River Tour. Rene was awsome on the Monkey River Tour and would highly recommend him. He had a great sense of humour and obviously loves his profession, and his boat which was always spotless. Russell was also great, very quiet and considerate, looking out for his clients when he took them out to the reefs. There where a couple of disappointments as being vegetarian they where not prepared as chicken was always served. Also we inquired four times about a half day tour which they advertised, and just kept being told no. We would recommend Eagle Ray, but where disappointed we had to go to another company to continue to snorkel.

Visited January 2014
Helpful?
1 Thank Wendy G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Cochrane, Canada
Level Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Honeymoon Adventure”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2014

My husband and I went to Belize in February 2013. We used Eagle Ray Tours for all of our adventures. Tricia was very helpful pre-booking our adventures via email before our arrival and arranging our taxi to & from Placencia each day. Her husband Rene, and their other staff were awesome too!

We did the Snorkelling Tour at Laughing Bird Caye (awesome), Monkey River Tour & Full day Fishing.

The lunch provided with the tours was delicious. The knowledge & information of our guide Rene was really fantastic. However, our one disappointment was our Fishing Day. We weren't having very good luck to begin with and when we finally got a fish on my husband "lost it" and Rene became upset with my husband. Rene was visibly agitated and his tone of voice got pretty harsh. It surprised us both! My husband is an avid outdoorsman who loves fishing in our home country and is very experienced, so we felt Rene's attitude about it all was a bit out of line considering we were paying to be there with him.

Overlooking this one disappointment, we DO highly recommend Eagle Ray Tours. Rene is an extremely experienced tour operator, and his love of their country and his diving experience made our snorkelling adventure amazing! Overall we would use them again. Tricia made it simple to book and pay for our tours and we completely agree - Eagle Ray Tours is amazing! They are worth your time and money.

Visited February 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank epeters111
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Portland, Oregon, United States
Level Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Best tour guide in Placencia”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2013

The Monkey River tour with Rene from Eagle Ray Tours was terrific. Above being a knowledgeable guide he obviously loves his profession and is passionate about the flora, fauna and environment of Placencia. Truly comfortable to be around, innately considerate and quite wry sense of humor. His boat is sparkling clean and he definitely knows how to maneuver it to get you close up views.

Visited December 2013
Helpful?
Thank Suzi P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Placencia Eagle Ray Tours also viewed

 

Been to Placencia Eagle Ray Tours? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing