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cave rafting?? #80576
02/18/04 03:10 AM
02/18/04 03:10 AM
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Las Vegas
Linda & Steve Offline OP
Linda & Steve  Offline OP
can anyone shed some light on the cave rafting? is it worth doing and what should we be prepared for? Any info would help....and might get you a round of suds...

Re: cave rafting?? #80577
02/18/04 01:48 PM
02/18/04 01:48 PM
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Barbara K Offline
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Cave tubing or cave canoeing. Not much rafting in Belize. Either or both are worth doing.

Re: cave rafting?? #80578
02/18/04 08:09 PM
02/18/04 08:09 PM
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Las Vegas
Linda & Steve Offline OP
Linda & Steve  Offline OP

Thanks.....tubing is what I wife heard there were too many insects involved in this...or is it just a rumor?? confused

Re: cave rafting?? #80579
02/20/04 05:59 PM
02/20/04 05:59 PM
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Posts: 78
Laramie, Wyoming
DoubleE Offline
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6 of us went last year in March and there were no Bugs. We did have a blast! You will have to walk and carry your tube for a ways but not bad! Have a great time!

Re: cave rafting?? #80580
02/20/04 07:16 PM
02/20/04 07:16 PM
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Posts: 6,260
San Pedro AC Belize
Diane Campbell Offline
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Go to Cave's Branch - Ian Anderson's place.
Bugs are not particularly plentiful in a dark cave ---- there be bats, not bugs.

Re: cave rafting?? #80581
02/20/04 08:51 PM
02/20/04 08:51 PM
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San Pedro& Indiana
indygal Offline
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6 of us went cave tubing at Jaguar Paw last week. We all had a blast. The jungle you walk through to get to the caves is beautiful 30 to 40 minute walk. Need sneakers for the walk. Enjoy!!!

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Re: cave rafting?? #80582
02/20/04 10:35 PM
02/20/04 10:35 PM
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 67
Los Angeles, CA
stamiya Offline
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Indygal - did you stay at Jaguar Paw? We're thinking of making that our "splurge" stay in Belize in June. Did you need special shoes for the cave tubing or did you just wear your tennies in the water? We are soooo looking forward to this trip! Sharon

p.s. - my whole family is originally from Indiana - Henry County, a little town called Straughn in the Center of the state off 40. Small world... :p

Re: cave rafting?? #80583
02/25/04 06:36 PM
02/25/04 06:36 PM
Joined: Jan 2003
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jsmoore Offline
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I went tubing last June with my wife and another couple at Jaguar Paw. It was an AWESOME experience and I would highly recommend it. Yes, the jungle walk to get to the river was an added bonus to the experience. No problem with bugs, although we did apply bugspray for the jungle walk. NOTE: if your schedule is a little flexible, I would make sure you go on a day when there are no cruise ships in port. The day we went, we were the only 4 people in the river! But the previous day, they had had 300-400 people through! Just a thought. You will definitely need some type of foot covering (no flip-flops or sandels) but the rubber-soled "water socks" should do just fine. Enjoy!

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