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Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve

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Basil Jones Canyon Section of Bacalar Chico

Tranquility Bay Resort picked us up with their shuttle boat from the last stop that the water taxi... read more

Reviewed February 28, 2018
Jim R
Calgary, Canada
Just us...

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 January 1, 2018
James R
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Reviewed April 10, 2018

We stopped here as part of a tour from San Pedro. I can only describe the area as strange. There are a number of buildings which I would guess are used for research of some type. There is a small display area that is well...More

Date of experience: April 2018
3  Thank plivsey2017
Reviewed February 28, 2018

Tranquility Bay Resort picked us up with their shuttle boat from the last stop that the water taxi makes on its trip up Ambergris Caye.They were kind enough to keep our valuables for us as we spent the afternoon snorkelling at Basil Jones which is...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed January 1, 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

Date of experience: December 2017
4  Thank James R
Reviewed February 1, 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

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank 341erics
Reviewed May 17, 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

Date of experience: April 2016
2  Thank Rgreenwald
Reviewed April 11, 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.

Date of experience: April 2016
4  Thank Kabina
Reviewed February 8, 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...

Date of experience: December 2015
1  Thank K B
Reviewed November 23, 2015

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

Date of experience: November 2015
2  Thank WayneP488
Reviewed November 13, 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

Date of experience: November 2015
4  Thank Tracey C
Reviewed November 12, 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.

Date of experience: October 2015
2  Thank AlanNM
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Jasmine H
December 11, 2017|
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.
October 31, 2017|
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
Melva P
January 17, 2016|
Response from 341erics |
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.