Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!
Topic Options
#462108 - 04/10/13 02:30 PM Shore excursions
doggirl Offline
Does anyone know what shore excursions are available out of Belize city? We have a friend stopping there on a cruise this month. I know the time is short so what can you do on a cruise stop?

#462110 - 04/10/13 03:17 PM Re: Shore excursions [Re: doggirl]
Wizardofaahs Offline
Most cruise ships have the packages available and they can be arranged before they even get into port. That is probably the best choice because the cruise lines know how much time the ship is in port and they have excursion packages with guides who regularly do this specifically for ship passengers.

I do think they will be able to see ruins, maybe a zipline or cave trip, even a snorkel or dive trip. Surprisingly, they can do a few things. Whatever they do, have them go outside the city to experience the real beauty of the country.

When I mention my love of Belize and desire to move there to people whom I know have worked on cruise ships, they all wonder why and comment that Belize City is a S(#(hole of a place.

Unless, of course, you want to keep the beauty of the country a secret....then tell them to just tour the city. wink
Words have power. Speak it into existence.

#462115 - 04/10/13 04:41 PM Re: Shore excursions [Re: doggirl]
doggirl Offline
I was at the hair salon just an hour ago and the topic of Belize came up. This woman who getting her hair done said, why in the hell would you want to go to Belize. So I asked her if she had been on a cruise and stopped in Belize City. Of course it was BC..

It's sad that its such a bad representation of the country, or maybe it's a blessing to some.

#462116 - 04/10/13 04:53 PM Re: Shore excursions [Re: doggirl]
robvee Offline
As you say its such a pity they only see the countries a..hole , but intruth , people who go on cruise ships arent probably the adventurous type to go jungle trekking, tubing , caye hopping, ruins climbing etc If Tripadvisor is anything to go by theres thousands come here to AC and love it . I must admit i think of the Cayes as separate from the mainland . Let the mainland and BC get themselves sorted

#462147 - 04/10/13 11:46 PM Re: Shore excursions [Re: doggirl]
Wizardofaahs Offline
That perception of Belize by tourists on cruises is the most prevalent. Because I'm in the entertainment industry, all of the people I talked to that had been on ships were the kids that are dancers in the onboard entertainment. They hated Belize, especially when the cruises were weekly or biweekly. That's a lot of visits.
Words have power. Speak it into existence.

#462179 - 04/11/13 10:09 AM Re: Shore excursions [Re: doggirl]
Bear Offline
I'm struck by the contrast of BC's reality vs the copy that TravelBelize puts up on its website...

Belize City

Belize City features a harmonious melting pot of ethnicities and is best known as the cultural and business epicenter of Belize, as well as a doorway for cruise passengers to the country’s endless offering of unique adventures. A tourist destination in itself, Belize City offers a colorful variety of cultural and historical centers, colonial architecture and great excursions. Enjoy eclectic shopping and dining, or mysterious archaeological tours and jungle river adventures in the rainforest.
...from TravelBelize.org a BTB domain.

All things considered is it any wonder there is a Cruise Village? Would that Belize City were as the TravelBelize describes it. The potential for its own unique version of St Thomas exists but the likelihood of that is pretty remote and Cruise Village is a hollow shell of that possibiliity.


Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!

Things to do

Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Love FM
The Reporter
Caye Caulker

TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
iTravel Belize
Paradise Theater

San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Bound for Belize
Conch Creative
As The Coconuts Drop
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
We manage a variety of homes, apartments, condos and commercial properties here on Ambergris Caye. Our minimum lease on ALL properties is six months.
Conch Shell Inn: All rooms are right on the beach in the heart of San Pedro, so within walking distance to anything and everything!!
Lil’ Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
Mini Chat

Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31
Who's Online
2 registered (DJ's @ the Beach, 1 invisible), 86 Guests and 5 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
18,636 Registered Members
44 Forums
63,728 Topics
461,286 Posts

Most users ever online: 1,262 @ 06/10/07 02:16 PM

AmbergrisCaye.com CayeCaulker.org HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town
BelizeSearch.com Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History
BelizeNews.com Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory
BelizeCards.com SanPedroDaily.com Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.