Belize City Caye Caulker Excursion Reviews

This historic little island is located along the edge of the Belize Barrier Reef, where the beautiful coral formations teaming with marine life lay only a few hundred yards from the sandy beach.
They did enjoy the beach and the snorkeling.
Sail Date: August 2018
They did enjoy the beach and the snorkeling. Lunch was a complete ripoff, they said. Eight dollars for a skinny piece of chicken and a lump of rice.
They did enjoy the beach and the snorkeling. Lunch was a complete ripoff, they said. Eight dollars for a skinny piece of chicken and a lump of rice. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
The most disorganized hot mess ever.
Sail Date: January 2018
The most disorganized hot mess ever. Several people left and forfeited thier money because it just got ridiculous after a while. No one had a clue what was going on. The snorkeling ended up being good but so much of our time was wasted.
The most disorganized hot mess ever. Several people left and forfeited thier money because it just got ridiculous after a while. No one had a clue what was going on. The snorkeling ended up being good but so much of our time was wasted. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
This island is adorable & beautiful.
Sail Date: December 2017
This island is adorable & beautiful. I'd want to come back here for a longer stay at some point. The Excursion made us order lunch (at cost) on the boat but you don't have to. Just get walk through the restaurant, out to the ... Read More
This island is adorable & beautiful. I'd want to come back here for a longer stay at some point. The Excursion made us order lunch (at cost) on the boat but you don't have to. Just get walk through the restaurant, out to the street then there's many other eatery options. The stop at this island was barely over 1hr - too short. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Loved the reef snorkeling and getting up close and personal to sharks and stingrays.
Sail Date: February 2017
Loved the reef snorkeling and getting up close and personal to sharks and stingrays. Didn't like the 45-minute boat ride there in which almost half the boat was continually splashed and soaked before the stop to change into swimsuits. ... Read More
Loved the reef snorkeling and getting up close and personal to sharks and stingrays. Didn't like the 45-minute boat ride there in which almost half the boat was continually splashed and soaked before the stop to change into swimsuits. And this was after they tried to squeeze 50 people into a smaller boat with no shade canopy until someone brought over a bigger boat. When we all ordered lunch we were told there was no fish, fish and chips, or any fresh fish. So we had a burger. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Caye Caulker is a really cool little island - no cars!
Sail Date: February 2017
Caye Caulker is a really cool little island - no cars!
Caye Caulker is a really cool little island - no cars! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Beautiful waters, not the greatest beach options.
Sail Date: December 2016
Beautiful waters, not the greatest beach options. Hit up Rainbow Grill and sat outside on their lounge chairs. Their food was unreal. Gorgeous water here. Next time would head to Ambergris instead for what I think must be nicer beaches.
Beautiful waters, not the greatest beach options. Hit up Rainbow Grill and sat outside on their lounge chairs. Their food was unreal. Gorgeous water here. Next time would head to Ambergris instead for what I think must be nicer beaches. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
In retrospect, after a long tender, and a long boat ride to this place, it's just not worth it.
Sail Date: December 2016
In retrospect, after a long tender, and a long boat ride to this place, it's just not worth it. Hippy culture meets young alt people. Very cute, but not worth 4 hours total in boats.
In retrospect, after a long tender, and a long boat ride to this place, it's just not worth it. Hippy culture meets young alt people. Very cute, but not worth 4 hours total in boats. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
This little island was very quaint and tranquil but blistering hot.
Sail Date: August 2016
This little island was very quaint and tranquil but blistering hot. It was quite a long boat ride to Caye Caulker. On the boat ride back to the cruise pier the captain and his men refused to put up the shade cover on the boat for our ... Read More
This little island was very quaint and tranquil but blistering hot. It was quite a long boat ride to Caye Caulker. On the boat ride back to the cruise pier the captain and his men refused to put up the shade cover on the boat for our family and another family. All of us were literally roasting in the very strong sun and were forced to wrap our beach towels all over our heads to get relief. We were all badly burned (even my husband who mostly tans) and were sickened from the sun. These men refused to raise the cover despite our requests and the tour guide's requests. The tour guide was a very nice man who made our excursion enjoyable. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Swam with stingrays and sharks.
Sail Date: June 2016
Swam with stingrays and sharks. Swam near the reef as well. Great experience.
Swam with stingrays and sharks. Swam near the reef as well. Great experience. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Very nice time snorkeling and visiting Caye Caulker
Sail Date: April 2016
Very nice time snorkeling and visiting Caye Caulker
Very nice time snorkeling and visiting Caye Caulker Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We went to Caye Caulker to eat lunch after swimming with the stingrays and snorkeling.
Sail Date: March 2016
We went to Caye Caulker to eat lunch after swimming with the stingrays and snorkeling. My niece had her hair braided while we were at the restaurant and were waiting for them to make our food.
We went to Caye Caulker to eat lunch after swimming with the stingrays and snorkeling. My niece had her hair braided while we were at the restaurant and were waiting for them to make our food. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
These guys were great!
Sail Date: December 2015
These guys were great! They did a super job of being sure all our family (7) was taken care of for the snorkel events. Had to take a water taxi out to Cay Caulker, then it was an easy walk to their shop. They took special time to be sure ... Read More
These guys were great! They did a super job of being sure all our family (7) was taken care of for the snorkel events. Had to take a water taxi out to Cay Caulker, then it was an easy walk to their shop. They took special time to be sure everyone was fitted properly then it was a great private boat ride out to the reefs and sting ray and shark alley! The guide pointed out lots of different fishes and coral formations and we actually swam with the sting rays and nurse sharks! We all felt very well taken care of! He took us directly to the water taxi at the end of the day, so we didn't have to walk. Highly recommend these guys to anyone. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
I just think it takes way too long to get to Caye Caulker.
Sail Date: November 2015
I just think it takes way too long to get to Caye Caulker. I have been to Belize before and did the cave tubing and I thought that tubing could not come close to the cave tubing that I did outside of Playa Del Carman.
I just think it takes way too long to get to Caye Caulker. I have been to Belize before and did the cave tubing and I thought that tubing could not come close to the cave tubing that I did outside of Playa Del Carman. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Coral Breeze Tours (Belize)….
Sail Date: October 2015
Coral Breeze Tours (Belize)…. Our second excursion was in Belize and through a private company (Coral Breeze Tours) for the Shark and Stingray tour at Caye Caulker. This was our favorite excursion…. The belize port isn’t bad (get a ... Read More
Coral Breeze Tours (Belize)…. Our second excursion was in Belize and through a private company (Coral Breeze Tours) for the Shark and Stingray tour at Caye Caulker. This was our favorite excursion…. The belize port isn’t bad (get a drink at the Wet Lizzard), but it’s what you would expect at most ports. Our small staff met us outside the cruise terminal where we were again swamped by hundreds of folks trying to get us to take their tours. Once we found our guide (Star), she walked us over to the other dock where we were finally free of the mobs (other than the other 8 people taking the same tour). Once on the dock, they fitted us with snorkel’s masks and fins. We boarded a little skiff boat and headed off for Caye Cauker (about a 30 min boat ride). If you’ve never been to Caye Caulker, I’d say skip all the tours in Belize and find one that takes you out to the Caye. Gorgeous, very small little island with plenty of great food and things to see. No cars on the island…. Everyone uses bikes or golf carts unless they are walking. The roads are white sand. The tour stopped there first where we were walked over to small little restaurant just off the dock to pre-order food for after snorkeling. We ordered lobster which was ridiculously cheap and I happened to see the lady walk down to a lobster trap and grab our lunch (doesn’t get much fresher than that). While lunch was cooking, we headed off in the boat to the first snorkeling part….. the water was crystal clear without much of a current. Lots of fish and reef. One of the guides led us around and pointed out various fish and areas of interest. About 15 min in to the snorkeling, we came face to face with a barracuda. This was my first encounter with one and there is no doubt about it…. I was freaked out. Our guide was visibly concerned and stayed between us and the fish… asked us to get anything shiny we had out of the water. The barracuda followed us for a little while and then apparently lost interest and we kept on snorkeling. Eventually, we hopped back in the boat and headed over to the “Shark/Stingray” area. This is a spot that has been popular for Nurse Sharks for over a decade. Fisherman used to clean their fish and drop the debris in to the water and so naturally that attracted the sharks and the rays and they became accustom to getting fed there. It’s a very shallow sandbar (4 feet maybe). As soon as we pulled up the guides called out… “here they come” and sure enough… there were about 20 nurse sharks headed our way. They were circling the boat and our guide said… let’s hop in. Most of the folks in our boat were a little hesitant, but I jumped off the boat immediately. What an amazing experience. They are just like dogs….. they let me “pet” them on the back (same with the rays) and the just swam around us and picked up the fish that our captain was tossing in the water. From there, the staff handed out rum punch (as much as you wanted) and we headed back to that little resturaunt for lunch and some time to tour the island. After about an hour, we hopped back in the boat and did a loop around the island. We ran across a school of tarpon and as our guides threw fish in the water, they were devouring them. Pretty cool to see. Really big and fast fish. The Coral Breeze staff was amazing in all areas, but specifically about keeping us on schedule. The reviews had stated that they are very in tune with the cruise ship schedules and never did I worry I wouldn’t make it back to our ship on time (remember the tender process). More rum punch and another 30 min boat ride and we were back at the pier, on a tender and headed back to the Navigator. If I ever wanted to rent a house for a week on some Caribbean island,..... Caye Caulker would be at the top of my list. The Coral Breeze staff were amazing, informative and fun! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Road a boat over to Caye Caulker and visited the Lazy Lizard Bar.
Sail Date: September 2015
Road a boat over to Caye Caulker and visited the Lazy Lizard Bar. They had buckets of beer (6) for $10. What a deal. Beautiful water, great food and great Belikin beer.
Road a boat over to Caye Caulker and visited the Lazy Lizard Bar. They had buckets of beer (6) for $10. What a deal. Beautiful water, great food and great Belikin beer. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Tour takes you here for lunch after snorkeling.
Sail Date: August 2015
Tour takes you here for lunch after snorkeling. Food was so so.
Tour takes you here for lunch after snorkeling. Food was so so. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Our excursion in Belize was the Swimming with Sharks and Sting rays tour booked through NCL.
Sail Date: February 2015
Our excursion in Belize was the Swimming with Sharks and Sting rays tour booked through NCL. I can't say enough good things about this tour. The tour guides, especially Lucio, were fantastic. Very easy to meet the group at the port ... Read More
Our excursion in Belize was the Swimming with Sharks and Sting rays tour booked through NCL. I can't say enough good things about this tour. The tour guides, especially Lucio, were fantastic. Very easy to meet the group at the port and everyone was very professional. The boat ride to Caye Caulker is about an hour. They will tell you that ahead of time and tell you were the closest bathroom is before you leave. On the way to the island they will drive you past mangrove islands, all while telling you about the history and geography of the area. If you can, sit in the back of the boat near Lucio. He has many stories to tell and will give you a lot of information. Once you reach Caye Caulker you will be able to get off the boat and change into your swimsuit and use the bathroom. They will then take everyone out to the reef area. You will be split up into small groups with a guide. Once you're in the water the nurse sharks and stingrays will be swimming right around you. They bait the water to make them come to the boat area. I was a little anxious at first, but they know you're not there to harm them and they will swim around you. The water is only 3-5 feet deep in some place so it's very easy to stand if you're not a comfortable swimmer. The tour guide will also take you over to the coral reef and point out different corals and fish. The water is crystal clear.The tour will provide a flotation vest and mask. You can bring your own flippers and snorkel if you want. Bring water shoes! They will have some available on the boat for a rental fee, but their cheap so get a pair and bring them along. Chances are you'll use them at other ports too. After the swimming part of the day, they will take you back to Caye Caulker for lunch. On the boat you'll be given either Rum or Fruit punch. You might have some time to walk around the island a bit, but not much. Then they'll take everyone by boat back to Belize City. It's a great tour and the tour guides were great. Highly recommend it. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Swimming with Sharks & Rays: I wasn't sure which box to check since this excursion wasn't shown.
Sail Date: December 2014
Swimming with Sharks & Rays: I wasn't sure which box to check since this excursion wasn't shown. It's not snorkeling, they do provide a mask, but no snorkel or fins. You need water shoes! They rent them if you don't ... Read More
Swimming with Sharks & Rays: I wasn't sure which box to check since this excursion wasn't shown. It's not snorkeling, they do provide a mask, but no snorkel or fins. You need water shoes! They rent them if you don't have your own. You are in chest deep water or less. The sharks are few but fascinating. The guides hold them for you and rub their stomachs putting them in a catatonic state. The rays, however, were phenomenal! They were all over the place. Here I am in the ocean with Rays swimming all around me, under me, next to me, all over. I've never seen so many. Best excursion! Caye caulker was fun too, it's primitive to say the least, but he local hand made crafts were fun to buy. Highly recommend this excursion. One bit of advice, bring your own snorkel, it will make looking underwater easier if you don't have to keep coming up for air. The fish and reef was also amazing. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Got a close up of manta rays & nurse sharks, we got some great underwater pics..
Sail Date: November 2014
Got a close up of manta rays & nurse sharks, we got some great underwater pics..
Got a close up of manta rays & nurse sharks, we got some great underwater pics.. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Nice island, wish we had more time.
Sail Date: June 2014
Nice island, wish we had more time. It was so quaint and beautiful. The water at The Split was amazing but the atmosphere was too spring breaky...my son and husband did not want to stay and swim bc there was no where to sit and eat and ... Read More
Nice island, wish we had more time. It was so quaint and beautiful. The water at The Split was amazing but the atmosphere was too spring breaky...my son and husband did not want to stay and swim bc there was no where to sit and eat and they charged a dollar to use the restroom. We ate at a little place, Paradise Grill or something, it was very good. The food was good and their local beers were good too. Our guides were very organized and informed and made sure they got us back in time for the ship. Belize City is gross...I would recommend booking ANY excursion rather than staying in port...or stay on the boat. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We left Belize City for Cayer Caulker on a big fast boat with approximately 30 other people.
Sail Date: February 2014
We left Belize City for Cayer Caulker on a big fast boat with approximately 30 other people. It took approximately one hour to get to the sand bank where we stopped to swim with sharks & rays. I can honestly that the emphasis was ... Read More
We left Belize City for Cayer Caulker on a big fast boat with approximately 30 other people. It took approximately one hour to get to the sand bank where we stopped to swim with sharks & rays. I can honestly that the emphasis was really put on security which is good. We were supposed to be in about 4 to 5 feet deep of water but that day, there was a bit more (hardly touching the bottom of the ocean) and there was a bit of current. They had installed 2 ropes at the back of the boat, called "life lines" to help people who were not comfortable or got tired during the swim.They were in the water with us and one of the guide took a shark in his arms, holding him to make sure we would all touch it and have a nice experience.There was many rays which we were also invited to touch and caress. A bigger nursing shark (5 to 6 feet long) came along. They called him Cody. I was able to touch it too. It was not exactly as exciting as the video of Ambergris I had seen on YouTube, but a fun experience just the same. We normally make our own arrangements, but since this is a bit out of the way, we considered it was not worth saving $20 each to risk missing the ship upon our return. You never know. I am sure that if we would have had more time, we could have had a better experience, but...Cayer Caulker is one of the island that time forgot. If you want to get away from it all, this is the place: with its "Front Street" not asphalted, no big resort, no big hotel, some little restaurants tipical of these island, you feel like you really are in a far far away place. A rasta man pushing a cart, a couple of young kids having fun on a golf cart, some fisherman cleaning the fishes he brought back and throwing his pieces to the pelicans waiting.... all of that in a decor worth all the films you might have seen on Robinson Crusoe. During our return, the captain slowed down in the mangrove to try to spot manetees, dolphins and also to feed some big tarpons near the boat. It was appreciated.We got away from all of our routine... for a few hours. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line