We did cave tubing in Belize in March of '06. The water level should be low at that time of year. There are lots af spots where the water is so shallow that the guides will yell "butts up" so you will know that you need to lift up your butt to avoid hitting the bottom. Still, there were a couple of deep areas but wear a life jacket and you will be fine. I forgot the name of the company we used (we did not book thru the ship) but they required us to wear life jackets.
We did this trip last March, in conjunction with the rainforest zipline. It was an absolute blast! There's about a 1-hour bus ride each way, and the photos are a bit expensive, but still quite fun. We did the zip line first, then had lunch (chicken and rice, and a drink), then did the cave tubing. Hopefully one of these days I'll get photos and a writeup posted on my web site.
We did this in April and had a blast! River was low then too. We did it through a private company (can't remember the name) and they had us wear life jackets.
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Should have booked private. The groups are smaller and the tour down the river is shorter. The guides are also fantastic when you book private. Hopefully you will change your mind and book with xtreme cavetubing. If your lucky you'll get Dennis for a guide. AWESOME!
We went two years ago in March and it was a neat experience. Our only complaint is that we did book with the ship for safety reasons (NCL)and unfortunatley I felt like I was on a race through the cave! We had to paddle to keep up with our guides and my arms were raw from hitting the side of the innertube. We paddled past a group where the guide hooked them together by their feet and pulled them! That looked like the relaxed ride listed in the brochure!! I was really dissappointed with the pace of that particular group but the experience could be wonderful! I agree the hike through the woods was more than I envisioned but ok. Water was chilly.
thanks fort that..... I am a little out of shape, maybe I should exercise a bit before we go so I am ready..... we are also doing the ziplining in Roatan, so I better get in a little bit of shape, or I will be in the hot tubs after that for the rest of the cruise,.....
went a few years ago in Feb, I think. I was nervous and claustophobic and had a GREAT time! Life jackets provided, caves VERY large inside, sunlight comes in for most of the ride. A nice hike through the jungle before beginning your tube ride. Actual ride lasted maybe 20 min to 1/2 hour. Places to change, shop, use restrooms before and after tubing