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New Visitor to AC - safe, small snorkel trip? #439142
05/29/12 02:53 PM
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Hi All - It seems as if a lot of the chatter around here is from people who live on island, so this seems like the best place to ask my question. Husband and I will be on AC for a short four nights in June and are staying at Matachica (it's an anniversary trip, hence the fancy digs). At any rate, we're fairly advanced snorkelers and want to go on a smaller snorkel trip with an outfit that stresses safety and personalized attention. We don't normally prefer a guided tour unless it is necessary. We definitely don't want a crowded boat and want someone who is smart about planning stops (ex, if all boats go to Hol Chan before Shark Ray, then our captain will do the reverse). Ideas? Suggestions? Unfortunately, I cannot see myself doing the Grumpy & Happy tour for $375 for a half-day. I'm certainly willing to pay more for a private, but not that much more. Thanks!

Re: New Visitor to AC - safe, small snorkel trip? [Re: Alw1977] #439147
05/29/12 03:39 PM
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I was just going to suggest Grumpy and Happy.

Most operators cannot afford to take out a group of less than 4 or 6 snorkelers. It is mainly a fact of the fuel being so costly.

Unfortunately if you want to enjoy a private excursion you may well have to pay the price.

Please do post info you manage to find an outfit to do this.

I hope you have a wonderful anniversary - Mata Chica will be perfect.


Re: New Visitor to AC - safe, small snorkel trip? [Re: Amanda Syme] #439148
05/29/12 04:12 PM
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Contact Dale (the owner) at Funtasea - they can do private charters any time of day. It is not clearly advertised IMO, but they can do private charters at a reasonable price (usually based on the number in your party and what size boat they need to accommodate). They are located on the Fido's dock.

Local Phone: 226-FUNN

Website: http://www.funtasea.net/

Hope you have a wonderful trip smile

Re: New Visitor to AC - safe, small snorkel trip? [Re: Alw1977] #439158
05/29/12 06:51 PM
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Have you asked Mata Chica's front desk? They're pretty good at arranging things for their guests.

Re: New Visitor to AC - safe, small snorkel trip? [Re: Alw1977] #439169
05/29/12 07:29 PM
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You can also check with Suya. We have used them for a majority of our tours and have found them to have the best service.


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Re: New Visitor to AC - safe, small snorkel trip? [Re: Alw1977] #439190
05/29/12 08:55 PM
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I also suggest you check with Mata Chica. We were on the island for New Year's and our resort arranged a snorkeling trip for the two of us.

Re: New Visitor to AC - safe, small snorkel trip? [Re: arklatex] #439442
05/31/12 08:39 PM
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I am not sure of his pricing for a private snorkel charter, but you can check with Eric at Uprising Tours 662 - 7413 uprisingtour@yahoo.com

Here are pictures of his boat from a fishing trip with Capt Jeff did a few years back - http://tacogirl.com/2008/02/fresh-fish-yummy/

He does snorkeling, fishing, picnics, beach bbq, private charters, sunset cruises and has music on his boat.



Original Belize Blog since 2007 and great for travel resources and discounts https://tacogirl.com/

Re: New Visitor to AC - safe, small snorkel trip? [Re: Alw1977] #439467
06/01/12 06:41 AM
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Take a look at El Gato. //ambergriscaye.com/elgato/index.html There is a 3 person minimum for many of Geraldo's tours but we have gone with just the two of us and made, what I thought was, a very fair deal for the non-existent third.


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Re: New Visitor to AC - safe, small snorkel trip? [Re: Alw1977] #439496
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I also recommend El Gato - booked a private cruise/snorkel trip with him in Feb - had a great time.

Re: New Visitor to AC - safe, small snorkel trip? [Re: lagunaMadre] #439546
06/01/12 08:07 PM
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Love, love, love El Gato!

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