Belize City Shark & Stingray Encounter Excursion Reviews

You'll certainly remember an unclose encounter with these amazing sea creatures, but be sure to get a photo!
We doesn't 25 minutes tendering to the port, them another hour boating to the reef off of Caye ...
We doesn't 25 minutes tendering to the port, them another hour boating to the reef off of Caye Caulker. They dumped us out on the reef with hundreds of other snorkelers and wanted you to follow your guide. I got separated from my ... Read More
We doesn't 25 minutes tendering to the port, them another hour boating to the reef off of Caye Caulker. They dumped us out on the reef with hundreds of other snorkelers and wanted you to follow your guide. I got separated from my group. When they finally got me back to my group, I couldn't enjoy snorkeling because I was trying to make sure I stayed with the group and that my kids stayed with the group. The snorkeling was a little disappointing as well. We only got to be there about 30 minutes and then they loaded us back in the boat to go to the shark and stingrays. The excursion said we would be in waist deep water but I couldn't touch. I'm a good swimmer but it made it difficult to enjoy the rays and sharks. Our guides were friendly and helpful but there were just too many people. The driver of our boat even made that comment. I would not recommend this excursion at all. Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Excellent excursion!
Excellent excursion! the experience was amazing!!
Excellent excursion! the experience was amazing!! Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Snorkeled with nurse sharks and stingrays, reef was amazing
Snorkeled with nurse sharks and stingrays, reef was amazing
Snorkeled with nurse sharks and stingrays, reef was amazing Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The snorkeling was superb as was the Shark/Stingray portion, but the experience (boat, lunch, etc) ...
The snorkeling was superb as was the Shark/Stingray portion, but the experience (boat, lunch, etc) was not up to the same quality as we have had in Barbados. This trip is all about the snorkeling and Shark/stingrays, not about a luxurious ... Read More
The snorkeling was superb as was the Shark/Stingray portion, but the experience (boat, lunch, etc) was not up to the same quality as we have had in Barbados. This trip is all about the snorkeling and Shark/stingrays, not about a luxurious day. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Breathtaking!!
Breathtaking!! great for kids and adults. GREAT CREW AND DIVERS
Breathtaking!! great for kids and adults. GREAT CREW AND DIVERS Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
did not rate as excellent to try and keep the population doing it down ..
did not rate as excellent to try and keep the population doing it down .. otherwise excellent experience... on the ship states will pick up and drop off at ship. but in end had to tender to port to board excursion , and back to port to ... Read More
did not rate as excellent to try and keep the population doing it down .. otherwise excellent experience... on the ship states will pick up and drop off at ship. but in end had to tender to port to board excursion , and back to port to unload .. .. tender back to ship.. years ago it wass a 20 person excursion .. but now boat to sharks and stingrays are 40+ elbows to elbows for 2 hrs Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
great experience I pet a shark
great experience I pet a shark
great experience I pet a shark Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Sharks and Sting Rays Excursion: This excursion was a lot of fun but felt too fast!
Sharks and Sting Rays Excursion: This excursion was a lot of fun but felt too fast! We were brought on a long beautiful ride to Caye Caulker. Fair warning: it can be VERY windy on the way there, and the ride was close to an hour! Once ... Read More
Sharks and Sting Rays Excursion: This excursion was a lot of fun but felt too fast! We were brought on a long beautiful ride to Caye Caulker. Fair warning: it can be VERY windy on the way there, and the ride was close to an hour! Once everyone was changed, we rode out to the barrier reef. Both my sister and I had trouble with our masks. If you have well-fitting snorkel masks, I recommend you bring them. They did help us change them out, but it was difficult to do while the ocean pushed us. With our new masks, we were able to see the beauty below. The barrier reef is stunning. We were out on a cloudy day, and I can’t even imagine how much more beauty would be there with the sun. There were a lot of us, and everyone was kind of corralled together, which meant getting kicked, bumping into, ect. We got away from the group a wee bit, but they were leading us along the reef and we had to keep up. Before I knew it, we were swimming past the reef, and when I looked up we were back at the boat. We couldn’t have been in the water for more than 10 or 15 minutes. Once everyone was back in, we headed to the spot where the sting rays and nurse sharks were. It was on a sand bar, but the ocean was rough and the current was very strong. There were sting rays and nurse sharks everywhere!! It was amazing. We got a lot of great pictures and they helped us to pet the nurse sharks! It was a very cool experience. Then back to Caye Caulker for lunch and shopping. The lunch was good and location was beautiful. (Bring cash for lunch, as it isn’t included!) The locals depend on tourism so naturally, there is a lot of sales pressure. I would recommend bringing a good amount with you though, as the craftsmanship is beautiful. I wish I had brought more cash with me. We had a wonderful time and it is a place I wish I could spend more time. The only negative about this excursion was the short snorkel time. I would have been happier with more time over the reef and less time to wander Caye Caulker. Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Sharks and stingrays part was great.
Sharks and stingrays part was great. We even saw a giant sea turtle
Sharks and stingrays part was great. We even saw a giant sea turtle Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
I won these tickets and let me tell you it was AWESOME!.
I won these tickets and let me tell you it was AWESOME!. We went to the reef(hour ride there and back), and snorkeled for about 45 minutes then went to a section of water that the sharks and rays swim at(because they have been feeding them ... Read More
I won these tickets and let me tell you it was AWESOME!. We went to the reef(hour ride there and back), and snorkeled for about 45 minutes then went to a section of water that the sharks and rays swim at(because they have been feeding them for years) and swim in small groups for 30-45 minutes. Back on the small boat they serve you rum punch. WOW watch how many you drink! They are strong!!! You do pre order lunch while waiting in Belize for a boat. You do have to pay for lunch. After 1 hour for lunch you go back to Belize. They do surprise you at the end, I can't tell you but its was fun. Then you go back to Belize. Loved this and will do it again. Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
This was by far our favorite.
This was by far our favorite. The guides were fantastic!!! You definitely get your monies worth with this excursion and I highly recommend it!!!
This was by far our favorite. The guides were fantastic!!! You definitely get your monies worth with this excursion and I highly recommend it!!! Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Great trip.
Great trip. We did not realize that lunch was not included in the cost ($119US) Good thing I put my credit card in my bag at the last minute. Was thinking I might want it for port shopping. Best coral reef I have seen snorkelling. ... Read More
Great trip. We did not realize that lunch was not included in the cost ($119US) Good thing I put my credit card in my bag at the last minute. Was thinking I might want it for port shopping. Best coral reef I have seen snorkelling. Lots of sting rays and sharks to see. Read Less
Sail Date November 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Great trip but a little crowded for my likings.
Great trip but a little crowded for my likings.
Great trip but a little crowded for my likings. Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
This was a fun but longgg day.
This was a fun but longgg day. I would not suggest this for kids because it can be scary getting so close to the sharks and stingrays and might be a waste of money if they choose not to get in the water. We took about an hour boat ride to ... Read More
This was a fun but longgg day. I would not suggest this for kids because it can be scary getting so close to the sharks and stingrays and might be a waste of money if they choose not to get in the water. We took about an hour boat ride to the sharks. They came right up to the boat and so did the stingrays. I also saw a barracuda. We had a good time doing that and then we got to snorkel some after and this was a great time too. There were quite a few of us snorkeling at once so it was a little hard to do but it was definitely worth it. Once we were done in the water we got to see the city and we could buy lunch if we wanted to. The place seemed pretty poor and dirty and I honestly didn't trust the food or water so I didn't eat. Instead we shopped at the little stores on the street and bought some awesome stuff like bags, pipes, jewelry, etc. It was a great experience. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Awesome experience although the boat ride is at least an hour long, we had a great time swimming ...
Awesome experience although the boat ride is at least an hour long, we had a great time swimming with sharks and rays! Also, had a great lunch on land and exploring the beach was fun too.
Awesome experience although the boat ride is at least an hour long, we had a great time swimming with sharks and rays! Also, had a great lunch on land and exploring the beach was fun too. Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Easy to find tour operator, boat over to Caulker Caye was fun a bit bumpy.
Easy to find tour operator, boat over to Caulker Caye was fun a bit bumpy. Liked swimming with the nurse sharks and sting rays but got bit on the hand by a nurse shark. Should not be near them when they are eating chum.
Easy to find tour operator, boat over to Caulker Caye was fun a bit bumpy. Liked swimming with the nurse sharks and sting rays but got bit on the hand by a nurse shark. Should not be near them when they are eating chum. Read Less
Sail Date March 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
This was amazing!
This was amazing! I thought I'd be scared but nope!
This was amazing! I thought I'd be scared but nope! Read Less
Sail Date February 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This was the highlight of the cruise for me.
This was the highlight of the cruise for me. What a wonderful experience! You'll have a full day including a boat ride to Caye Caulker, a lovely small island. Then we went for a guided reef snorkel. We headed back to the boat to a ... Read More
This was the highlight of the cruise for me. What a wonderful experience! You'll have a full day including a boat ride to Caye Caulker, a lovely small island. Then we went for a guided reef snorkel. We headed back to the boat to a shallow spot where they led in the nurse sharks and stink rays by feeding them. We got in the water with our snorkels as they swam around our legs. It was amazing! We headed back to Caye Caulker for a lunch (not included in the price) and some time to explore a little bit. We got back on the boat and made a stop to feed some tarpon by hand (they jumped right out of the water to take the fish from my hand). Then we headed back. It was a full day of fun and a great experience. Easy and his crew were informative, fun and careful of everybody's safety. This has moved into my top 5 lifetime experiences. Do this!!! :) Read Less
Sail Date January 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Problem we had was that we booked way ahead of time but when we got there all the cave trips were ...
Problem we had was that we booked way ahead of time but when we got there all the cave trips were cancelled so the company delayed us for almost 2 hours because they were re accommodating those that they booked on their cave tubing to our ... Read More
Problem we had was that we booked way ahead of time but when we got there all the cave trips were cancelled so the company delayed us for almost 2 hours because they were re accommodating those that they booked on their cave tubing to our shark excursions. That was not right to do that to us. It made us have to rush through our excursion. Plus they threw in a stop of ordering lunch before the excursion and then a stop after to eat. Food was not ready when we came back and it made us stress about making it back to the ship on time. The experience w the sharks and rays was fantastic. Jay and Nickoli were fun. It would have been perfect if they didn't add the 13 other people to our trip. Read Less
Sail Date December 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
By far my favorite excursion ever!!!
By far my favorite excursion ever!!! When we booked with Belize Exotic Adventures. They met us where we were let off the boat and took us to a the boat that would take us to the reef. We stopped at Caye Caulker (45 min boat ride from ... Read More
By far my favorite excursion ever!!! When we booked with Belize Exotic Adventures. They met us where we were let off the boat and took us to a the boat that would take us to the reef. We stopped at Caye Caulker (45 min boat ride from Belize City) and put in our lunch orders before we left. Our guides Natalie and Ish were AMAZING. I loved them!!! They seen boats heading to the spot that we wanted to go to and rushed us back to the boat. They insisted that we were one of the first boats out there to see the sharks and rays. Natasha jumped into the water and i was shortly behind. The sharks and rays KNEW we were going to feed them. They started swiming in from ALL directions before the ever put the food in the water. When they did start feeding them, it was so amazing. We were in about 7ft of water and all the animals stayed on the bottom except to feed at the boat. We were able to pet them! We were there about 45 min then we went snorkling on the barrier reef and saw all kinds of sea life. When Natalie saw something interesting, she made sure that everyone was able to see it. Once we completed that, we went back to the island and ate lunch. My husband had FRESH lobster. They didnt even remove the head from the tale, they just cut the whole thing in half, cooked it and served it. Literally, we found paradise! I had fish tacos. Once we had lunch we did my favorite part. Since Ish grew up on the island he took us to his dock and there was a HUGE school of tarpon that lived there. We fed them by hand!!!! We put the mullet between our fingers and the fish jumped out of the water and grabbed it. Most amazing thing ever!!!! Then they took us and dropped us back off at the cattle boats that would take us back to our ship. My husband and I will go back to Belize City and spend a week one year. I loved every second of that day! Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
An amazing experience
An amazing experience
An amazing experience Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Best cruise excursion we have ever done!
Best cruise excursion we have ever done!
Best cruise excursion we have ever done! Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
If I could give this 10 stars, I would.
If I could give this 10 stars, I would. This was by far the best "snorkeling" excursion we have ever been on. You take a boat out to Caye Caulkner, but on the way we saw dolphins (which were playing in our wake) and manatee. Then ... Read More
If I could give this 10 stars, I would. This was by far the best "snorkeling" excursion we have ever been on. You take a boat out to Caye Caulkner, but on the way we saw dolphins (which were playing in our wake) and manatee. Then you swim with stingray, barracudas, all sorts of fish, and small sharks. We saw a variety of coral and fish and even an moray eel. Staff (Lucio especially) were awesome. They take their time and show you all sorts of wildlife. You even pre-order food so it is ready when you arrive at the restaurant for lunch. Lucio even took us to see the seahorses while at lunch break. I would tell everyone to book this excursion, and book through NCL because they take their time getting you back to ship so you get to see everything Read Less
Sail Date August 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We were snorkeling with sharks which was awesome, however, we didn't see many stingrays (only one ...
We were snorkeling with sharks which was awesome, however, we didn't see many stingrays (only one to be exact). It was so cool to be swimming with sharks who were drawn to us by bait tossed overboard. We were able to pet them and ... Read More
We were snorkeling with sharks which was awesome, however, we didn't see many stingrays (only one to be exact). It was so cool to be swimming with sharks who were drawn to us by bait tossed overboard. We were able to pet them and take photos. It was an amazing experience. Read Less
Sail Date August 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Terrible.
Terrible. They allowed everyone to walk on the reef. Even stopped us to talk ON THE REEF.
Terrible. They allowed everyone to walk on the reef. Even stopped us to talk ON THE REEF. Read Less
Sail Date May 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International