Belize Cave Tubing
Sale Price: $85.00
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.
If you are going to travel, you really need to take advantage of experiences that are unique. Cave tubing in Belize is totally that unique experience. The ride to the caves is long, but so worth it. The river water is cold, but very refreshing. Going down a tube in caves with stalagmites and stalactites is truly a unique experience and one of Belize’s original gifts.
Reviewer: Kim Galdiano
The bus to the excursion was nice. The guides were great. The walk through the jungle was very cool. It was great to learn about everything. The only issue was on the actual cave tubing it was often hard to hear the guide.
This activity was a lot of fun. We drove in a bus about an hour from the cruise ship and then hiked another 30 minutes to the cave. The history and information we learned about the city while on the bus and during the hike was fascinating and entertaining. Once arriving at the cave, we were placed in groups of eight. Eight tubes are tied together and pulled through the cave by a guide. It was very crowded, however. There were so, so many groups of eight all going through together that it made it hard to hear our guide.
Reviewer: Mark Archuleta
If it weren't for the hour-long bus ride, I would rate it Excellent. The tour guide did a great job of making the hour pass by answering questions about Belize. Our guides transported the (uninflated) inner tubes to the starting point and then inflated them so we wouldn't have to carry them through the nature walk portion of the excursion. You have to have good water shoes (no sandals), but they provide a vest and helmet with a head lamp. The walk and tubing were great. The only downside is that when in the caves, the tours are so close together that it's difficult to hear the guides speak because all of the voices echo in the caves--because you're too close together. After the tubing, they offer a lunch for $10 (chicken, rice, and beans) that you can eat on the bus ride back--and, they do give everyone a bottle of water. Overall, this is one of the best excursions, if you're looking to enjoy nature and get away from the shopping and beaches.
The caves are neat. It was @ 25 minute walk through the jungle. Wear shoes with traction that can get wet. Tony was our guide through the caves. These guides are amazing, they carried all the tubes to the caves for us. We also met another knowledgable, nice, guide, Walter, while walking to the caves. The guides actually pull/guide/swim with a group of 8 individuals on innertubes through the caves. Long trip to the caves, @1hr20 minutes each way, but you do get to see a lot of the beautiful island along the way. Our bus tour leader, Marcos did a great job of keeping everyone entertained during the bus ride. You can change clothes, use the restroom, or do a little shoppingonce you arrive. We bought lunch there and ate it on the way back. $8 for BBQ chicken, beans, rice and coleslaw. There was another meal as well, but I don't remember what it was. The food was really tasty. My 18 year old son ate his chicken as well as most of ours ! Fun adventure.