Ambergris Caye On your Own

San Pedro Town & Ambergris Caye Cruise Excursion in Belize
Price: $147.00
Names for EVERY guest must be included when booking this tour or it will be refused.
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Summary
Shore Excursion SizeSmall
Shore Excursion TypeScenic, Cultural, Active
Shore Excursion Duration3 to 5 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
Shore Excursion Leaves FromA short walk from the tender pier. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage ProvidedNot Included
Recommended DressWe recommend comfortable clothing and rubber soled, sensible walking shoes. Sunglasses and sunscreen are also suggested. Guests planning to swim may wish to wear a bathing suit under their clothes and bring a towel.
RestrictionsAs guests will be on their own during free time, they should be in general good health, and able to navigate on their own. Most of the streets in San Pedro are sand and are not wheelchair accessible. The minimum age to participate is 3 years old. Guests under 18 must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older.

Ambergris Caye On your Own

It's the Belize you won't believe! After meeting your guide for this Belize excursion, you will be driven to the nearby airport where you will board a Cessna Caravan (12 to 14 seats) for your scenic 20-minute flight. During this Belize tour at 1500 feet, and with windows under the wing, you will be able to see the many islands that dot the world's second-largest barrier reef system.

Upon arrival in San Pedro on Ambergris Caye, you will have approximately 4.5 hours of free time on your own to shop for local gifts, sample the local cuisine, relax on the beach or explore and see why many describe it as the Caribbean of 30 years ago.

Ambergris Caye (pronounced Am-BUR-gris or Am-BUR-grease Key) is the largest of more than 200 cays along the coast of Belize. The island is 25 miles long and a little over one mile from side to side at its widest point. Its history included Maya, European Pirates, and Mexican Refugees who fled during the Caste War. Their descendants make up most of the island's population today. Once dependent on the coconut, then fishing industries, the islands major source of income these days is tourism.

San Pedro Town, the only inhabited area on the island, is a small bustling village complete with colorfully painted wooden houses of Mexican and Caribbean decor. They are now home to gift shops, boutiques, bars, cafes, and restaurants. A short walk in town (which is only three streets deep) and you can feel the friendliness of the people and see the ease of their lifestyle as no shoes, tee-shirts, and shorts are the typical island dress code. The people of the island speak English, Spanish, Creole, and Maya all at the same time, making it their own island dialect. Most transportation is by foot, bike or golf cart.

San Pedro's restaurants range from seafood to burritos; from Italian to Chinese, but when in Belize, try the local cuisine (fish, barbecue, rice, and beans, etc.).

There are no shopping malls here. You will find quaint little gift shops and street-side vendors offering tropical apparel as well as the work of local artisans. These include local paintings, pottery, sculptures, handmade dolls, hats, baskets, beach chairs and hammocks.

All too soon, it is time to return to the airport for your flight back to Belize City.

Please Note: This Belize tour includes transportation to Ambergris Caye only. This is a self-guided tour. You will not be provided with transportation into the town of San Pedro. To place an order for this tour, we need the first and last name of EVERY guest, as it appears on the picture ID they will need to present at the airport. Your order will be refused if we do not receive ALL names at the time of booking.

4.5 Stars4.6 / 5  |  44 ReviewsReview This Tour
Making Memories
August 26, 2019
This is the best excursion if you really want to try something different with no crowds. We did some research so we knew about the golf cart rentals, though we pd $25 for the time we were there. People were friendly and we had lunch on the beach and then found our way to the "Secret Beach". Only advise--make sure you have enough cash. Would do this again!! Lots of fun
Reviewer: wendy l snyder
5 Stars
Ambergris caye
March 04, 2019
Great excursion just not enough time if you go travel north don’t waste time going south
Reviewer: Steve
5 Stars
Flight was bestt part
January 23, 2019
The flight was the best part of this excursion. We did as others suggested and rented a golf cart. It was $50. Tons of golf carts zooming around. We wanted a beach and there really aren’t any that are close enough when driving a golf cart. The shops are not good enough to even think about shopping at. We ate at a restaurant on the water and it was good. But we didn’t realize they give you a time to fly back. So after driving around and eating there wasn’t much else to do so we went to the airport and sat for 1 1/2 hours till our flight. I must say the airport upper lounge is beautiful and very inviting. They have a bar and many tables to sit at while waiting. Our time was getting very close with our flight and we were nervous we wouldn’t make it to the ship. So that causes a little stress. Probably wouldn’t do this excursion again.
Reviewer: JJ
3 Stars
Who knew?
September 20, 2018
What a great excursion, that almost no one knew about. Shore Excursions was the only company to offer an excursion like this. Also, did my due diligence and looked at flights to do on our own and this was still the best way to go, especially when getting us to and from the airport. We didn't have to call or wait. It was great and reassuring. When we got back to the airport, they were waiting and driver shared his knowledge with us about his home. The excursion itself was a lot of fun and low key, the only worry was keeping track of time to get back in time. We rented a golf cart for a reasonable amount and just went around the island, until we found places to eat. This place probably had the best meal on the whole vacation, including the specialty restaurants on the cruise. Robin's Kitchen, was sooo good and it was a road side shack, no less. The freedom of just riding around looking at the water, kicking it with the locals, was a blast! Best keep secret.
Reviewer: Victoria S.
5 Stars
Best Cruise Excursion Ever - Unique & Exclusive
April 06, 2017
This was the first time we had booked an excursion outside the cruise line and it worked beautifully! Easy to find the registration desk once we disembarked, taken to the airport and then a breathtaking, exciting ride in a small plane to Ambergris Caye . We rented three golf carts and had a great time exploring the island, drinking and eating on the beach and then flew back to Belize where our van was waiting to take us back to the ship. I was worried about timing but we actually had loads of time to spare.
Reviewer: Amber Schmitt
5 Stars
January Cruise Stop in Belize
February 24, 2017
We enjoyed ourselves, but wish we would have had more time to explore and enjoy Ambergris Caye. The tour company was extremely helpful with transporting us to and from the domestic terminal. We chose the own our own package; recommend a guide we were lost and wandered, went the wrong direction wasting precious time on the island.
Reviewer: Joe S
4 Stars