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ACES / American Crocodile Education Sanctuary

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The Office Bar & Grill | The Office Bar & Grill, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
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New appreciation for crocodiles

Highly recommend this tour - Chris and Mike do amazing things for the crocodiles in Belize. The... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2015
Baxter79
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A lot of fun.

We had a great time learning and laughing at the same time. Super cool to watch those guys catch a... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2015
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Join ACES's Expert Croc Team on an evening, educational, crocodile eye-shine aboard the "Swamp Thing." Search for predatory crocodiles to capture, tag, & re-release to help ACES Biologists collect scientific data on Belize's wild & threatened American crocodiles. (ACES is permitted by the Belize Forest Department.) Your expedition takes you through mangrove islands & into the starlit night while searching for Isla Bonita's extraordinary, nocturnal wildlife and the infamous saltwater crocodiles in their natural habitat. Departing from "The Office Bar & Grill" at 6:30 pm, this extraordinary 2-3 hour expedition is only $50USD per person. All proceeds go to crocodile rescues, research, and education in Belize.
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The Office Bar & Grill | The Office Bar & Grill, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
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Reviewed 23 February 2015

Highly recommend this tour - Chris and Mike do amazing things for the crocodiles in Belize. The night we went, we got to spend almost the whole night with Valentino the crocodile. Most informative and FUN! The work that ACES does is so important -...More

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GIveaCroc, employee at ACES / American Crocodile Education Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2015

It seems to me like you guys really got the message. Any time we can get some one to see the crocs in the same light we do, even if just for a moment, feels like a job well done. As misunderstood as these animals...More

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Reviewed 23 February 2015 via mobile

We had a great time learning and laughing at the same time. Super cool to watch those guys catch a wild crocodile. They really do care about the well being and habitat of the crocodile population. We could tell by how they handle them with...More

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GIveaCroc, employee at ACES / American Crocodile Education Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2015

Although we are catering these trips to people; tourists and locals alike, the welfare of these animals is our primary concern. Minimizing emotional and physical stress to the crocs during the handling and tagging phase is top priority, and I'm glad that important fact did...More

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Reviewed 21 February 2015 via mobile

Chris & Mike did a great job on our night crocodile tour. Caught a 6-7 month old croc & pursued a larger one as well (who proved more elusive). Very neat experience and more importantly these guys & ACES are working for a good cause....More

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CrocsBelize, employee at ACES / American Crocodile Education Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2015

So kinds man, thanks. We really appreciate the support. Yeah that little guy was cute huh?? How can anyone not love the little hatchlings?? They are so dam cute!! It's a shame we couldn't catch the larger croc, but they bigger they get, the more...More

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Reviewed 16 February 2015 via mobile

Chris and Mike educated, wowed and entertained us on our evening tour of the lagoon. They found and captured a four foot crocodile like a well oiled machine. We helped take some measurements, relocated the animal to a better part of the lagoon and learned...More

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CrocsBelize, employee at ACES / American Crocodile Education Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2015

I've got to say I'm really impressed with Mike. He's been with me for about 7 months now, and his overall attitude, desire to learn, and his will to get stuck in good and proper can be hard to come across. He can be a...More

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Reviewed 12 February 2015

We heard about this trip from Caye Coffee Roasting Co. He wasn't misleading. The narrative was very good! Interaction with guests and questions all good! We did find a Crocodile! His methods catching him were gentle and kind. Both Chris and his assistant had the...More

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CrocsBelize, employee at ACES / American Crocodile Education Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2015

Well... we do it for the crocs not for the fun or adrenalin (although I'd be lying if I said we didn't have fun!!), so we're as gentle as we can be with a predator that's trying to bite out of defence. One of the...More

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Reviewed 15 January 2015

We signed up for this tour because it sounded unique... and it was! We were picked up at 6:30 p.m. at The Office bar and pub (a bit tricky to find, since there doesn't seem to be addresses in San Pedro!). But we were able...More

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CrocsBelize, employee at ACES / American Crocodile Education Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2015

Hi Samantha, first off, thanks so much for taking the time to write us a review. I'm glad you guys had a good time. Secondly... $65USD!!!??? What hotel were you staying at? As it seems a safe assumption that you booked through them. Our price...More

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Reviewed 8 January 2015

You go out with ten people and a staff member from the organization and go in a motor boat in the dark for 2 hours looking for crocodiles. They find them with a light beam on their eyes. He found one crocodile 18 inches long...More

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GIveaCroc, employee at ACES / American Crocodile Education Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2015

I'm sorry you found the educaton of this trip boring. There is usually a prepared talk for the excursion, but as explained at the beginning of the trip, it was my first mates first time at being the captian of the boat and doing the...More

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Reviewed 1 January 2015

This was our first experience looking for crocs in the wild and boy was it wild!!!! Fabulous excursion! The crew was very informative and not afraid to jump into the lagoon to give us the true experience. Yes! Our captain caught a croc and pulled...More

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CrocsBelize, employee at ACES / American Crocodile Education Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2015

Hi Michelle, thanks for the great review!!! I wouldn't say "not afraid" to jump in the lagoon..... just don't have much choice!! lol! Oh I love the bioluminescence!!!!!!! It so beautiful, I never tire of it!! Some nights it's so strong it lights the whole...More

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Reviewed 15 December 2014

This was brilliant. The night that we went unfortunately was the only night we got rain yet we still had an amazing time. The guys are extremely informative and it is great for all ages.More

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CrocsBelize, employee at ACES / American Crocodile Education Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2015

I'm glad you guys still had a good time despite the rain! It's been strange the last few years, the rainy seasons starts a little later, and seems to go on a little longer. Thanks so much for the taking the time to do us...More

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Reviewed 2 December 2014

Absolutely great fun for a night time adventure. Meet up for a boat ride into the small channels in the mangroves at the back of the island, shine a torch around and you see the reflection of the crocs looking back at you. The boat...More

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CrocsBelize, employee at ACES / American Crocodile Education Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2015

Yup, that's pretty much the long and short of it!! I'm glad you guys had a fun time. Thanks very much for doing us a review Andy. Pleae look us up again if you come back. Regards Chris Summers

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Response from GiveaCroc | Property representative |
We currently only do evening educational crocodile tours on Ambergris Caye.
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Response from soccermomonvacation | Reviewed this property |
Hi. You can either go to their website and click on expeditions or call them at 011-501-623-7920
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