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Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve

northern tip of Ambergris Caye, Ambergris Caye, Belize
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Our group of 9 took a boat up to the area and had an amazing time. We were the only people there... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2018
James R
Fantastic eco-travel destination

Bacalar Chico is a national wildlife park and marine reserve on the norther tip of Ambergris Caye... read more

Reviewed 1 February 2017
Eric S
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“small museum” (3 reviews)
“mayan ruins” (2 reviews)
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northern tip of Ambergris Caye, Ambergris Caye, Belize
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

Our group of 9 took a boat up to the area and had an amazing time. We were the only people there and didn't see another boat for a several hours. We started in San Pedro and traveled up north as far as we could...More

2  Thank James R
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

Bacalar Chico is a national wildlife park and marine reserve on the norther tip of Ambergris Caye. It is formed by the mile long cut dug by Mayans some 6000 years ago as an early day version of the Panama Canal. Today, it is home...More

1  Thank Eric S
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Reviewed 17 May 2016

I went fishing for the first time in my life and loved the interplay with fish that maybe more clever than me. The park and the marine reserve are kept in pristine conditions

2  Thank Rgreenwald
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Reviewed 12 April 2016

We are avid snorkelers and wanted to check out this marine reserve so we took a private tour and it was well worth it. We just Jungle Water Adventures in San Pedro and it was amazing.

3  Thank Kabina
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Reviewed 8 February 2016

The Government of Belize has done a wonderful job with this location. It was very nice. The on-site biologists were very informative and knowledgeable...

1  Thank K B
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Reviewed 23 November 2015

We very much enjoyed this isolated area, and found it a very interesting place to explore, dive, and fish.

2  Thank Wayne P
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Reviewed 13 November 2015

We took a day trip with No Worries tours to snorkel in Bacalar Chico National Park. We saw maybe two boats the entire day and had the place all to ourselves. We saw grouper and barracuda as well as many other tropical fish and coral...More

3  Thank Tracey C
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Reviewed 12 November 2015

This is a great day trip to the northern tip of the island. There is a small museum at the first stop for a bathroom break. Highly recommended.

1  Thank AlanNM
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Reviewed 14 October 2015

We were on Ambergris Caye with a dive group, and one of the days was in the Marine Reserve. The diving was great, with lots of pretty fish things to see, plenty of friendly sharks, and the reefs were in good shape. There is a...More

Thank PenguinRob
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Reviewed 2 September 2015

We enjoyed this snorkeling trip the most of the 4 we did. More opportunity to explore on our own. Much less crowded. Lots to see. Beautiful

3  Thank Tr5220
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Jasmine H
12 December 2017|
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Response from James R | Reviewed this property |
Tuff-E-Nuff was the company. They do not run normal tours to the area so you have to ask. This will be a private boat more than likely, we paid $113PP for 9 people and we had to guarantee 8 ppl.
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Boxergirl_2008
1 November 2017|
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Response from James R | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the slow response. Tuff-e-Nuff. We packed a lunch, but they would have stopped at a resort for us to purchase a lunch to carry with us. Drinks are provided and I am sure they would provide snorkeling equipment if... More
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Melva P
17 January 2016|
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Response from Eric S |
Most resorts can help you set up a tour, so check with your concierge. It will be easier when you get to the island as there are several well-known options including Ramon's, Grand Caribe etc.
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