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Belize City, Belize
Cave Kayaking for cruise ship passengers

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icon5 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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Venture deep inside an ancient cave system at Nohoc Chen Park on a cave kayaking adventure from Belize City. Old legends and an underground waterfall await inside a series of caverns that you explore by single or double kayak, wearing an LED headlamp to illuminate crystalline rock formations. Hike through the Belizean rain forest and paddle down open stretches of the Caves Branch River on this half-day tour in the heart of the Maya Mountains.
  • Half-day cave kayaking tour from Belize City
  • Paddle through an ancient underground cave system in Nohoc Chen Park
  • Hike through the Belizean jungle to reach the cave entrance
  • Wear an LED headlamp to see fantastic rock formations and an underground waterfall
  • Navigate downstream along the beautiful Caves Branch River
  • Makes a great shore excursion for cruise ship passengers
  • Includes pickup and drop-off from Belize City hotels or the cruise terminal
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Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Kayaks, paddles, helmets, lights, PFDs
Lunch Break option to purchase lunch
*Option to do Zipline 25.00pp, if time is available
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Not available from Harvest Caye Port
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
14d Fort St , 14d Fort St, Belize City, Belize

Cruisers we will meet you at Belize City FSTV cruise port, REEF building Exit, street side, terminal 1 Exit street side. V.i.V.

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This activity will end right where it started.For cruisers, Once your ship visits the Belize City Port or FSTV, enjoy this tour. we tour on SHIP TIME, Anytime of the day your ship arrives, 7:00,8:00,12:00 we have a van and guides for your ship, come ashore very early, get a early tender ticket and come ashore early to che...we tour on Ship Time, come ashore early and enjoy this unbelizable adventure. cruise ships stay 4 miles offshore, the cruise provides boat shuttle tenders guest to shore. the tenders start at 7:45, there are 6 tenders each carrying 200 passengers going back and forth from ship to shore during the first hour. the tender boats are then reduced to 2 going through out the rest of the day. so its vital to get a early tender ticket, Come ashore early. near shore you will see the lighthouse, the terminal buildings housing giftshops. proceed to terminal 1 also known as the reef terminal and go thru the terminal to the EXIT where street side you will see us in RED shirts and holding the V.i.V sign
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • we pick up at FSTV cruise port, REEF Terminal Exit, street side, San Pedro Express water taxi, hotels
  • A moderate amount of hiking is involved
  • Not recommended for children aged 8 and under
  • Inclement Weather Concerns: we get hourly weather updates as to the condition of water levels at the rivers.
  • sometimes its raining around the cruise line and coastal areas, and the rivers are we go ahead and do the tour as scheduled. only if the rains are in the mountains and right now the rivers are low and we need more water in the rivers then the float will be better, last week the kayaks were getting stuck in the lower parts of the rivers. if the rains are in the mountains and more than normal and the water rises and we can not take up the kayaks , then we use tubes to do cave tubing.... if the rangers in the mountain top measure more than usual water then the caves system are closed for all activities....we have the zipline tour. or the altun ha Maya site tour or refund for not participating on the alternate tour.
  • participants must know how to swim
  • bring a reusable water bottle, disposing of empty plastic bottles is not allowed
  • for helmet cam use, bring helmet attachment
  • cruise guest stay on ship time and arrive early, checkin with us as soon as possible , play more , arrive early
  • restaurants, river shoe rentals, available at the park
  • bring towels, change of clothing, swimwear, insect repellent, footwear with thick soles used to walk on gravel path and do the river crossing.
  • Reserve Online and come ashore early, we dispatch as the vans fill up
  • The Tour vans and staff are near the Belize sign by the lighthouse.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • NOT available from NCL Harvest Caye Port
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 44 travelers
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Cave Kayaking for cruise ship passengers?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Cave Kayaking for cruise ship passengers.
What is the social distancing policy during Cave Kayaking for cruise ship passengers?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Cave Kayaking for cruise ship passengers.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Cave Kayaking for cruise ship passengers?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Cave Kayaking for cruise ship passengers.

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  • "You need to wear a bathing suit or some clothes you don't mind getting wet." See review
  • "The only thing I would say is don't wear typical water shoes." See review


176 Reviews
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The Cave kayaking...
, May 2022
The Cave kayaking experience was excellent and we truly enjoyed it. The van driver Abner was also very good. However, the van itself was very uncomfortable and perhaps dangerous. The air conditioning cooled only the front area and there were holes in the floor boards allowing road debris and exhaust to enter the interior. The seats were broken in the back and we could mot hear any information the driver was discussing.
Would do this again!
, Apr 2022
Fun trip. The walk takes about 20-30 minutes. Wear decent shoes or thicker soled water shoes to walk in. Bring a waterproof Fanny pack in case your kayak turns over!!
Don't miss this!!!
, Mar 2022
Our Kayaking adventure in the jungle of Belize was my favorite activity of our cruise! Jeremy met us as described in the confimation docs and we were off to the jungle! He was extremely informative and friendly - once there we had a 45 walk to the entrance point where the kayaks are. True you have to cross a river 3xs, but there is no current so it is very easy and fun. Just wear hiking sandles. The kayak trip offers a longer trip and you are autonomous. The only thing I had on the kayak w/ me was a water proof camera - travel light. Note that you can leave things in the van that you arrive in and it is the same van that takes you back. A wonderful experience ... for you birders- we heard a Keel-Billed Toucan when we came out of the caves and into the jungle!
Jeremy did an amazing job...
, Mar 2022
Jeremy did an amazing job - nice mix of Belize history and the beauty of the area. We were late and he was very accommodating. Kayaks are the way to go.
1 traveler found this review helpful
, Feb 2022
Loved this excursion. We weren’t able to kayak, due to too much rain. Went tubing instead. They took us on a long trail walk which ended at the caves. It was great, water was cold but it stays the same temp all the time. Guides took our orders for lunch, lunch was phenomenal. If you’re on a ship book for the earliest tour. It’s about an hour drive, and our ship was leaving at 330 and they were booking it to get us back on time.
Dream Feb 9 2022
, Feb 2022
Amazing adventure - we Traveled by bus from the terminal to the park, Fully informed and entertained buy our guide Jeremey who introduced us to our other two guides for the trip Abner and Abner. We hiked through the Jungle crossed the river 3 times (Gets deeper each time and more refreshing (Cold but amazing) we snacked on the local Jungle treats ya know termites and a few other plants. Got to our Kayaks waiting for us. We were already geared and ready to go Headgear, lights, life vests. Bring a waterproof camera you're gonna love it.. And don't skimp the lunch was excellent. The hot sauce rocks it.. Unforgettable!!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Amazing and unique tour!!!
, Feb 2022
We had an awesome time with Roberto and Jeremy. Both of them were very personable and had great sense of humor. Roberto provided us with good background information and humor in the drive to the site. When we arrived we had a nice easy 20 minute walk through the rain forest as the guides showed us local plants and animals. We were supposed to kayak but since it had just rained previously, they said it was better to do tubing instead. The tubing was so much fun and so interesting as we floated down the river through beautiful caves and rain forest. I think you would be very hard pressed to find something as amazing as this anywhere else. The only thing I would add is that guests should know that they will get wet so wear a bathing suit and bring a change of clothes, there are bathrooms and changing rooms there. The walk in requires crossing a river which is about waist deep, you will also get wet while tubing or kayaking. Amazing tour and tour guides!!!!
2 travelers found this review helpful
Kayaking caving in Jurassic park!
, Jan 2022
Amazing caves and surrounding jungle! An exciting challenge! Not for small children. Abner took great care of my senior husband who never kayaked before! Be ready for a long ride to caves from cruise terminal, but Abner kept it interesting with lots of info about Belize.
, Jan 2022
It was fun and a unique experience. I would practice a bit before you go as the current was trying to direct us as we traveled through the craves. It was great regardless and we overcame and enjoyed the experience.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Jeremy meet us at the...
, Jan 2022
Jeremy meet us at the exit of the Belize port terminal. We loaded up in a van with 4 other people and traveled through town on our way to the river and caves where we were going to kayak. Jeremy was a native and very familiar with the country. He was very accommodating and went out of his way to take care of us and make sure our excursion lived up to our expectations. The kayak excursion was our best experience of our 7 day cruise. It was an unbelievable experience of walking through the jungle and crossing the river 3 times on foot. We kayaked through a series of tunnels that had calm clear water. We couldn't think of many places on Earth someone could experience something as unique and beautiful as this. We ate a local dish of rice, beans, and chicken for $10 per plate before heading back to the port. Jeremy took total responsibility for our care and safety. There was a large clean changing/restroom facility for us to use before and after kayaking. Jeremy was the perfect host/guide for our excursion. We would highly recommend the kayak excursion for anyone traveling to Belize City.
1 traveler found this review helpful

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