Originally Posted by Lrdwilliams
I didn't notice a reply to your post and was curious if you got one? I was down in Belize 2 years ago, but didn't hear of Major Tom's cave tubing service. The title alone sounds like it'd be a great time! I did enjoy Caye Calker, as the highlight of my trip. I mean, an island with golf carts as the main mode of transportation. What a great time.
I found this on another website and thought it reflected exactly how we felt about the tour - in fact it looks exactly like what we did. BTW - we noticed on our recent tour back in Belize that the highway to the site, and the six mile road in to the site were all paved!! Wonderful!! Made for a great ride. Here's the copy of the quote :
Cave tubing with Tom Greenwood (Major Tom)
WOW! What a wonderful excursion. When my teenage son suggested that we go cave tubing, I wasn't sure if that was for me, but in the spirit of family harmony I went with it.
Major Tom Greenwood runs a first class operation. His website with more information is www.cave-tubing.net
and he picked us up right outside the dock with a well marked sign. Tom then wisks you off in a nice van and gives you ice cold bottles of water for the trip. After about an hour ride with nice scenery (part of it is a bit bumpy), you get to the caves. There are bathroom/changing rooms available for before and after your tubing. Tom provides water tight lights (I think they are diving lights), which come in handy. You get a great guided walk through the jungle for about 30 minutes and then embark on your cave tour.
This is where Tom really shines. He has been doing this longer than anybody else and knows a lot about the caves and the Maya who originally used them. He made your feel like you were really exploring the caves as you slowly drift along. He paints great word pictures of the Maya and then backs it up by showing you all of the interesting formations that the Maya thought were part of the path to the underworld. At the end of the trip, we enjoyed a great lunch of BBQ chicken and veggies. My son couldn't get enough of the food and was asking others if he could have their leftovers!
Tom's son was also on our trip and I have a feeling he will be just as good as his father! We loved the trip, loved the stories and highly recommend him. In fact, I'll be returning on another cruise in December and plan to take my kids, my parents and friends who are cruising with us back to see Tom!