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#67334 - 04/27/03 01:25 PM a couple of questions regarding day trips (snorkeling, fishing, etc)
zambies Offline
Hey all,
My fiancee and I are taking our honeymoon in Belize in late May (can't wait!!! maybe moreso than we are for the wedding itself laugh ). We're spending half the time inland around San Ignacio, and half the time on AC. We've got the inland portion all planned out, but we've kinda been slacking on the Caye portion. smile

How far in advance do we need to reserve space/guides on day trips? Is it something we can do the day before we want to go, or are we waayy too late for anything?
Also, we would like to do a full day fishing/snorkeling combo trip, but we're extreme fishing newbies and don't even own any gear. Would we need to bring our own, or are some guides/companies willing to rent out, and maybe do a bit of teaching?

Thanks in advance,
Mike and Barbi

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#67335 - 04/27/03 02:36 PM Re: a couple of questions regarding day trips (snorkeling, fishing, etc)
captjeff Offline
zambies the capt ..loves bicho rivero he and his son are wonderful .you could do half a day trip fishing ,snorkel,etc the price is us 170 .or afull day for 220 plus he can do a beach ,barb que ,with fresh fish ,and all the trimings ,soda ,water ,beer ,in the deal .he has all the tackel ,and is a good teacher .you could find another couple and split expenses ,he only charges 15 a head more after two , thats is a hell of a deal ,to us charters,more than half .his no# 011 501 6067036 tell them capt jeff told you to call or call me toll free at my work no#1 800n 231 7447 .you will have a great day .....
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#67336 - 04/27/03 03:08 PM Re: a couple of questions regarding day trips (snorkeling, fishing, etc)
Sandy C Offline
Snorkeling gear: recommend you bring your own; we think it would be a good investment to buy masks and snorkels that fit well - really strengthens the water experience. Recommend dry snorkels.

Fishing gear: guides have all the gear and they will gladly teach you.

Guide: Geraldo Badillo and his partner Justo are excellent - they could put together your combo trip and maybe get in Caye Caulker as well; one of their boats is a fun catamaran. They can teach you snorkeling and fishing. Phone for Geraldo is 501-226-2264. A Sam's Club AT&T card is approximately 25 cents a minute from the US to Belize.

Day trips: Tanisha and SEAduced are great tour companies. You can book trips after your arrival. Not every trip goes everyday, so recommend you check their schedules as soon as you arrive on-island. Both companies have links above under "Goods & Services" drop down menu. Weather will possibly dictate the days you schedule activites also.

Happy trip and marriage!

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#67337 - 04/28/03 02:27 AM Re: a couple of questions regarding day trips (snorkeling, fishing, etc)
zambies Offline
Quote:
Originally posted by Sandy C:
Snorkeling gear: recommend you bring your own; we think it would be a good investment to buy masks and snorkels that fit well - really strengthens the water experience. Recommend dry snorkels.

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Fishing gear: guides have all the gear and they will gladly teach you.
Happy trip and marriage!
Capt and Sandy, thanks for your quick responses!

We already have snorkels and what not, but it's nice to know we won't have to buy and bring our own fishing gear.

It's definately nice to know we can wait until we get to Belize before needing to plan any kind of activities. Gives us one less thing to worry about before the wedding. cool

Again, thanks a bunch.

Mike

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#67338 - 05/06/03 06:26 PM Re: a couple of questions regarding day trips (snorkeling, fishing, etc)
zambies Offline
Quote:
Originally posted by Sandy C:

Guide: Geraldo Badillo and his partner Justo are excellent - they could put together your combo trip and maybe get in Caye Caulker as well; one of their boats is a fun catamaran. They can teach you snorkeling and fishing. Phone for Geraldo is 501-226-2264. A Sam's Club AT&T card is approximately 25 cents a minute from the US to Belize.
Actually, reading this again, I'm not so sure. Are you suggesting I get ahold of Geraldo (or whomever we decide to go with) for fishing/snorkeling trips before we arrive in Belize, or is it okay to wait 'till we get there?

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#67339 - 05/07/03 02:01 AM Re: a couple of questions regarding day trips (snorkeling, fishing, etc)
Sandy C Offline
I think it would be worth the phone call from the US before you go to check availability of someone like Geraldo. If the island is busy then, he could be booked many days. The weather is always a wild card when you try to plan a date in advance, but Geraldo or whomever you contact could give you guidance when to finalize your booking. Recommend you try Geraldo about evening meal time - he's frequently out during the day. If he's not there when you call, recommend you call back - messages seem to get lost easily. There are many good guides on the island and some will be available when you are there should you not want to contact anyone now or your plans change. Your hotel would have recommendations also. Happy honeymoon!

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#67340 - 05/07/03 07:17 AM Re: a couple of questions regarding day trips (snorkeling, fishing, etc)
kerry Offline
highly recommend the catamaran with geraldo and justo..not only are they excellent guides, but they have some pretty good rum punch on board too....we did an all day trip with them....snorkeled hol chan marine and shark ray alley....did a stopover in caye caulker for a couple of hours.....really a great day....

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