Belize Cave Tubing
Sale Price: $89.00
Underground Cave Tubing in Belize
Tubing through Belize's unique underground cave system is the must-do tour in Belize.
Our small group departures can often avoid the massive large bus groups that can add to the wait times and subtract from the enjoyment. After meeting your Belize guide, you will walk to your air-conditioned transportation for the approximate one-hour drive to the Caves Branch River and its winding path through the Mayan Mountains and numerous ancient caves.
After picking up your tube, you will walk down to the adjacent river. This will be the spot where you finish your float. You will start the adventure by wading across the river, holding onto a rope strung across the water. From here, you will set out on a 30-minute walk along a jungle trail over loose gravel. Guests must be in good shape and able to keep up with the guide on this Belize excursion.
At the entrance of the underground cave system, your guide will hand out miner's lamps before you enter the water. You will float along on the gentle current that will take you through the cave system. Intricate crystalline formations line the cave, and the majestic rise and fall of stalagmites and stalactites add to the serene opulence of nature. The float part of the adventure lasts approximately two hours, depending on the current, and brings you back to the starting location of your Belize excursion.
After the float, walk back up to the transportation for the drive to the pier.
Please Note: As the river bottom is rocky, you must wear shoes (sneakers or water shoes) while tubing, and they will get wet. Do not forget a towel and dry shoes for after the tour. Guests with special dietary requirements may need to bring a snack or power bar, as tour duration is five hours. Guests must be a minimum age of 8 years old and 48" in height. Tour times listed are in local time. Depending on the time of the year, this may be up to two hours different than ship time.
Really fun! I thought it’d be a little bit more exploring / going off my yourself, but you’re tied to other tubes of ppl in your group and the tour guide pulls you along the caves. It’s not intense physically, so good for all ages. But if you’re looking for something a little more adventurous/intense maybe try to cave tubing/zip lining combo. P.S. don’t forget water shoes!
I had so much fun doing this. The guide that was in the back making sure no one wondered off was fantastic. He showed us many things and explained a lot of what plants there were and the good and bad of them. When it came to the tubing part of the excursion, our guide gave me a tube with the neck support blown up since I have a rod in my neck. He even would turn me around to see the different things in the cave. Which was deeply appreciated by me, so I got to experience everything. I have never done anything like this before and I truly enjoyed myself. The walk to the river was very tranquil and beautiful and I will definitely do this again.
Reviewer: Denise Johnson
I'm 72 in good condition. Still, some fears; 1Road to site would be bumpy..regular paved hwy. 2Mosquitoes..none(guide told us we didn't even need repellent). 3Sunburn..exposure outside of cave limited; no sunburn .4Water too cold, murky..completely clear, refreshing on warm day. 5Tube uncomfortable..no problem; nice back support. Suggestions: wear old sneakers or good support river sandals, not water shoes. Wear shorts and shirt over bathing suit and carry extra sneakers and underwear in backpack...wear suit during walk and in river. Safe to leave pack in bus. Bring cash for $10 lunch and $3 beer/drink(lunch eaten on bus back to town.) Not comfortable, but not back til 3. Also cash to tip guides if desired. Overall: Funny, informative guide; Shore Excursion Group does not require you to carry tubes through 30-minute walk. Definitely, not too strenuous if you can walk This tour is unlike anything else offered. The Belize cave system is beautiful!
Reviewer: Anthony Defrancesco
The guides were knowledgeable and great people. They made the hour long bus ride to the caves interesting with local facts and culture. The hike to the caves was information as to the plants, trees and homeopathic uses. The caves are stunning. Highly recommend
Reviewer: Randy Wood
We had a blast on the cave tubing excursion led by our wonderful guide Alfredo! As we drove to the cave, hed educated us all about the island and was extremely knowledgable. He guided us on a cool nature hike as we walked to the cave. Tubing in caves was a wonderful experience thanks to Alfredo leading the way!