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.
Reviewer: Murielle Cayer
My grand son and myself have enjoyed this tour. The guide had a good knowledge of the forest and the explanation was very interesting. In the cave I was impressed by the guide as well.
My husband and I did the Belize Cave Tubing tour in May 2018. The tour included a ~45 min bus ride to the park and our tour guide gave us a great history of Belize during the ride. We took a half hour walk through the jungle while our guide educated us on the local plant life. We did not have to carry our tubes as some of the guys ran ahead of us with them and had them all inflated by the time we got to the floating point. The tubing was incredible, it was a peaceful ride with beautiful sights to see all along the way. The ride was partially outside, then inside the cave for about 20 minutes, then back outside until we floated back to the area where we began our hike. Total floating time was at least an hour if not more! Overall a very amazing experience, not too physically demanding, and the guides did a wonderful job of educating us and keeping us on time so we had time before and after the tour to enjoy the port shopping.
We had an incredible time on this excursion. Our tour guide Tony and his team were entertaining, informative, and very helpful. We loved the hike and cave tubing portion of the excursion. For $10 extra per person they had lunch waiting on the bus for us to eat on the way back to our cruise ship. We had delicious, traditional chicken and rice. We were never worried about our safety or getting back to our ship on time. I highly recommend this excursion.
Reviewer: Lisa Vincent
The tubing through the caves was fun but having no air-conditioning for the hour long bus ride each way not so fun. It wouldn't have been so bad if the windows were larger than a postcard. Most of the guides were fun and informative. The river was thankfully on the cooler side. Unfortunately the bus was even hotter on the way back but the guides did stop and pick up some water for couples to share. They also had some delicious bbq chicken, rice and beans for $10 each. Although in other reviews I noticed it was only $5 each.
Reviewer: Mary Pinkerton
We were very disappointed at first. The manager didn't seem to be expecting us or they were waiting to catch other people to sign up, as we waited for one hour for a guide. (We have pictures). The ladies at the sign in counter made rude remarks and pointed to people as they went by, all the while we were sitting on a bench waiting. Finally our tour guide arrived, just as we were planning on canceling. We were concerned that we would not have enough time as the cave were about an hour out of town. The manager had to pull the guide from another assignment. We decided to go, this was the one excursion we were looking forward to. We arrived at the caves and had a wonderful time.Our guide was very knowledgeable and attentive. It was a wonderful excursion.