We booked the All Inclusive Mayan Princess Beach Escape excursion. The bus ride to the beach club was about 45 minutes over some pretty rough roads. We didnt think we would ever get there! The beach club was gorgeous! The package includes use of the beach chairs, pool and hot tub, a buffet lunch and unlimited drinks (local beers, mixed drinks, sodas, water). My only complaint is that it is hard to relax on the beach with all of the locals walking up and down the beach trying to sell stuff. They are incessant and annoying. Just stay in the ocean or the pool and they wont bother you.
We booked the Air boat Experience with Belize City tour. There is not a dock in Belize, so you have to tender ashore. We had to meet in the Encore lounge at 8:45 am and wait for our tour to be called. It was not called until 9:30 am! We then boarded the tender as a group and took the 20 minute ride to shore. After arriving, we boarded a bus for the air boat outpost. The staff is extremely professional and knowledgeable and it made for a great time. Your do have to wear ear protection on the air boat, but its no big deal. We did not see any manatees, but we did see crocodiles and plenty of birds. The tour was only supposed to last 2 Â½ hours, but it ended up being almost 4 hours. It was a long exhausting day. Make sure you stop by The Wet Lizard for drinks or for lunch before you take the tender back to the boat.
We did not book an excursion here. There is a large shopping area with restaurants and a beautiful pool at the end of the pier. Wear your swimsuit! There is a swim-up bar at Senor Frogs and there is also a Carlos n Charlies. There is plenty to do without spending the money on an excursion.