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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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This was our first experience looking for crocs in the wild and boy was it wild!!!! Fabulous... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2014
Michelle C
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This was brilliant. The night that we went unfortunately was the only night we got rain yet we... read more

Reviewed 15 December 2014
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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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“captain chris” (4 reviews)
“big crocs” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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The Office Bar & Grill | The Office Bar & Grill, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
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Reviewed 31 December 2014

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

1  Thank Michelle C
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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 1 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

1  Thank andyinbelize
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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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Reviewed 1 December 2014 via mobile

I think I might have been the only one out of the four (before we went out on our tour) that was excited to go out at night looking for eyes of crocs and hoping to see one. I know by the end of a...More

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

That's what I love to hear!!!!! I know sometimes there's a few in a group that might have some reservations about doing a croc tour, maybe they just think it's not their thing... or we're just going to drive around and look and get them...More

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Reviewed 12 November 2014

We had so much fun with Chris on our tour! At first I was worried it was taking awhile to find a croc, but then we found one! a HUGE one, 8'8" male and since he was a new find we got to name him!...More

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

That was a great night!!! That was a pretty good sized croc!! Much bigger than the crocs we usually catch on these trips... but hey... any data from any croc is good data!! And he was brand spanking new too which makes it even better...More

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Reviewed 1 November 2014

I didn't realize our captain was going to jump right in to the dark lagoon water & catch crocs for us on this tour, but he did. You learn a lot about crocodiles (& crazy croc handlers! :) plus have the chance to hold one....More

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

Yeah... that comes as quite the surprise to some people... every now and then I have people yelling to come back to the boat... it came as quite a shock to them! But, that's the easiest way to catch them, and catching them is important...More

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Reviewed 11 October 2014

Their boat was in the shop the week we were there but they came to our hotel with a baby croc and did a presentation to us about them. We got to hold them. Very cool. Next time I def hope we can go out...More

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Cherie C, employee at ACES / American Crocodile Education Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2014

It's a shame the boat was out of the water during your trip, but we still wanted to get the education out there to people who were really interested such as yourself. But, the boat is all fixed now and running lovely, so please look...More

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Reviewed 1 October 2014

We had the wonderful opportunity to go with Chris and Mike last night on the croc watch. We have been coming to the island since 2009 and this was "hands down" the best experience we have had. These gentlemen were so knowledgable and educated us...More

1  Thank punchycowgirl
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Cherie C, employee at ACES / American Crocodile Education Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2014

Best island experience?? I won't argue with that!! :) Sounds like you had a blast!! Thanks for coming, and we'll see you again in December. Regards Chris Summers

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Reviewed 9 August 2014

This was one of the best things about my awesome trip to San Pedro. Met up with Chris, a charming British fellow named Chris who was running the tour, along with the others who would be on the boat with me at a hotel's outdoor...More

2  Thank jrzshore
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Cherie C, employee at ACES / American Crocodile Education Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2014

Man.... what an awesome review!!! Thanks so much!! I'd say it's a safe bet you had a great time!! :) People are always suprised by how cute the small crocs are, and they are... really cute lil buggers!! Shame we couldn't get close to the...More

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Reviewed 4 August 2014

We had a great time taking our 6 year old on the croc tour. We were able to hold a yearling croc and see so many others in the cancels of San Pedro. Great trip that was very educational.

1  Thank Kelli B
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Cherie C, employee at ACES / American Crocodile Education Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2014

I hope the kiddy had a good time too, I try not to get too scientific with kids on board because we want them to love the experience as well. Thanks for coming, and thanks for the review Regards Chris Summers

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MVALIENTEM
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Response from GiveaCroc | Property representative |
We currently only do evening educational crocodile tours on Ambergris Caye.
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Clyde M
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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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