Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > People > Family Cruising
Register Forgot Password?

Family Cruising Discuss family cruising - kids programs, babysitting, infant care, etc.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old April 8th, 2004, 10:34 AM
amy amy is offline
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Posts: 107
Default Cave Tubing in Belize

The age requirement thru the cruiselines seems to be 12 -- and my daughter will be 9. How does a family of three (one adult and two kids) get a good experience when there are limitations like this? Does anyone know of a reason for the age requirement?

Thanks.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old April 8th, 2004, 12:16 PM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 2,904
Send a message via AIM to Darcy
Default Re: Cave Tubing in Belize

Amy -

I booked through Xtreme and their minimum age was 10. I did see another post where someone took their 7 year old. They contacted the tour provider prior to booking to see if they could take someone younger than the listed age. You might want to try that. Xtreme does have live help if you decide to contact them.

Darcy
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old April 21st, 2004, 05:45 PM
atinwhite
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Cave Tubing in Belize

we went 8/03 and my son was only 11. I had read that the age limit for the carnival excursion was 12 but a friend had told me they had no problem with the 9 year old. We went and had a great time. very safe and very fun. Enjoy
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old April 22nd, 2004, 05:05 PM
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 136
Default Re: Re: Cave Tubing in Belize

atinwhite...was that the excursion through carnival?
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old April 22nd, 2004, 07:32 PM
atinwhite
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Cave Tubing in Belize

yes we booked through the ship. We toyed with the idea of going with an independent operator (cheaper for family of 5) but I was nervous about getting back to the ship on time.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old April 29th, 2004, 04:30 PM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: New England
Posts: 2,420
Default Re: Cave Tubing in Belize

Depending on the season at Belize, the river can run very deep in spots. The inner tubes are very large black tubes and you could be required to constantly be paddling. As a grandmother, I returned with serious rubber burn under both of my arms from paddling. I can't imagine how a 9 year olds arms would reach over the tube and into the flowing water. Unless you brought along a bungie cord or something to tow her along with you, this could be an obstacle for all of you. She should also be required to wear a life vest which is very warm and heavy. Reggie also said 12 was his age limit.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old May 1st, 2004, 07:26 PM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 1,021
Default Re: Cave Tubing in Belize

We took our 10 yr old daughter on our cave tubing in Belize thru Xstream.
They were very good with her and even helped her when she got tired. You may want to email them and ask. Richard and Thomas were so nice and we had a great fresh fruit buffet afterwards! And if you go definitely buy the BBQ lunch they have at the caves. YUM....

You can get their contact info off my cruise page: http://kollnfamily.com/inspirationcruise.htm

Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
age, belize, cave, kids, limit, tubing, xtreme

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cave-Tubing in Belize With Cave-Tubing.Com vernamay Caribbean & Panama Canal 1 March 23rd, 2006 04:19 PM
Cave tubing in Belize Jay64 Shore Excursions 3 May 9th, 2005 04:44 PM
Cave tubing in Belize Glenndale Ask CruiseMates Staff 0 October 25th, 2004 02:19 PM
Cave tubing in Belize? drummerboy Carnival Cruise Lines 4 January 20th, 2003 09:29 AM
Cave Tubing Belize JV Norwegian Cruise Lines 3 December 6th, 2001 07:47 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:05 PM.
design by: Themes by Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1