Howler Monkey Sanctuary

Howler Monkey Sanctuary
Excursion Highlights:
  • Experience the power of black howler monkeys, meeting some of the 2,000 residing in a Belizean rain forest sanctuary.
  • Immerse yourself in a scenic journey through Belize's countryside and jungles, rich in stunning wildlife and vegetation
  • Enjoy a personal encounter with these semi-domesticated monkeys, unique to Belize, and take a picture with them
  • Hurry and reserve your spot for this must-see, 3.5-hour experience
Price: $69.00
Choose Options My Cruise Itinerary
Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 3 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? An approximately 2-minute walk from the cruise ship tender pier.
Food/Beverage Provided None
Recommended Dress Comfortable, weather appropriate clothing, insect repellent, a cap, sunscreen, sunglasses and walking shoes. Camera for photos.
Restrictions Guests must be able to step in and out of the vehicle. The tour vehicle can accommodate one (1) collapsible wheelchair/walker; however, guests must be able to walk over certain terrains including trekking down a slope.

Howler Monkey Sanctuary

Your adventure on this Belize excursion begins as you take a one hour scenic journey through the beautiful Belizean countryside on your way to the rainforest. As the Savannah lands meld away to the jungle you will be greeted by the loud, guttural howls of over 2,000 Black Howler monkeys.

The loudest of all mammals, Black Howler monkeys have calls that can be heard up to three miles away and were used as the T-Rex call in the movie Jurassic Park. These endangered animals, lovingly referred to as Baboons by the locals, are vegetarian in nature and live in groups of 4 to 12 individuals.

Upon arrival, you will be given a short, 20-minute introduction and then you will be permitted to walk around the Community Baboon Sanctuary. Observe the Black Howler monkeys in the trees above you amidst iguanas, birds and other animals. Your knowledgeable guide will coax them down for food or even a photo with you! Find out fascinating monkey facts as you watch them nest and climb along the trees for food. Stop in the museum to view the informative displays and pick up a tee shirt or two in the gift shop. You will spend about one hour at the sanctuary before heading back to the cruise pier.

This standard Belize tour is 3.5 hours long and has limited wheelchair transportation; however, guests must be able to walk over certain terrains including trekking down a slope. Semi-domesticated black Howler monkeys are only found in Belize - sign up now to guarantee your turn to see and hear these popular animals in person.