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Shore Excursion with three 2-year-olds and a 4-year-old?

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I need to find a Shore Excursion suitable for a group of 10 which includes three 2-year-olds and a 4-year-old. We are from Florida, so not much interested in a beach day. We will be visiting a animal sanctuary at another stop, so probably won't want to go to the zoo.

I looked into a bicycle tour which would be fun if they had child bike seats on them...but everything I found had a lower age limit of 10 to 14.

An airboat tour might be interesting, but descriptions imply that they are pulling fast turns and 360's. So obviously these aren't intended for toddlers 🙂

All the cave tubing says minimum height of 40".

I might even be able to talk our group into an "authentic" meal with a local family.

Does anyone have any suggestions? An ideas for local tour guides that might be able to help our unique situation?

Thanks all!

 

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Well, you could take the group to Altun Ha.  "Manicured" grounds and pathways, Climbable temples. Museum. Shop. Restrooms.  And then headback toward Belize City to Sea Shore Drive and see the original Belize sign (not the one near the tender pier). Lunch at BelaMari looking over the ocean.  Adults could stop at Travelers Liquour and Heritage Center for some great 1 Barrel Rum.  All in same area.  Several independent tour providers could accommodate this, but I suggest contacting King David Castillo as his team goes to both the Altun Ha  ruins and the Heritage Center. https://www.altournativebelizeservices.com/

 

OR,  stay in the Fort George area where the tender pier is.  Walk to the new Belize sign and Baron Bliss Lighthouse. Walk around Marine Parade walk to the Museum of Belize on Queen Street. Then head to Nerrie's ,just down a couple of blocks, for very traditional Belize food (not just chicken peas and rice) and the Ice Cream Shoppe on Eve St. then back toward the tender pier with a stop at the crafts market across from the Tourism Village (tender pier) where prices are less and quality sometimes better that shops inside the Village.  There's a playground at the Holy Redeemer Cathedral  just by the Swing Bridge where you turn to head down front Street to the pier.  Not sure if it's open to any one , but could be a good time for the little ones.

 

This would be a walking tour so you may need strollers or just do parts of it. Lots of places to stop and take breaks as needed though.

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1 hour ago, crewsweeper said:

Well, you could take the group to Altun Ha.  "Manicured" grounds and pathways, Climbable temples. Museum. Shop. Restrooms.  And then headback toward Belize City to Sea Shore Drive and see the original Belize sign (not the one near the tender pier). Lunch at BelaMari looking over the ocean.  Adults could stop at Travelers Liquour and Heritage Center for some great 1 Barrel Rum.  All in same area.  Several independent tour providers could accommodate this, but I suggest contacting King David Castillo as his team goes to both the Altun Ha  ruins and the Heritage Center. https://www.altournativebelizeservices.com/

 

OR,  stay in the Fort George area where the tender pier is.  Walk to the new Belize sign and Baron Bliss Lighthouse. Walk around Marine Parade walk to the Museum of Belize on Queen Street. Then head to Nerrie's ,just down a couple of blocks, for very traditional Belize food (not just chicken peas and rice) and the Ice Cream Shoppe on Eve St. then back toward the tender pier with a stop at the crafts market across from the Tourism Village (tender pier) where prices are less and quality sometimes better that shops inside the Village.  There's a playground at the Holy Redeemer Cathedral  just by the Swing Bridge where you turn to head down front Street to the pier.  Not sure if it's open to any one , but could be a good time for the little ones.

 

This would be a walking tour so you may need strollers or just do parts of it. Lots of places to stop and take breaks as needed though.

Thanks! I think everyone would love a walking tour. We are bringing strollers so that won't be a problem. I will do some research on the locations you mentioned.

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Google a map of Belize City and then zoom out the area around the Tourism Village.  You should be able to find and pin all the places I mentioned.  Maybe a You Tube or two on the walk.  And as I recall Nerries and the Museum have websites.  Not sure about the Ice Cream Shoppe and Cathedral.

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I would also suggest King David Castillo.  He will customize your tour and would make it for a fun day with your kids.  The area around the cruise port isn't particularly unsafe, but it is a poor country.  The zoo is really a fun experience and very different than zoo's in the US.  It is more of an animal sanctuary for animals injured in the wild or abused.  We have toured with him 3 times in Belize and it is always a great experience.  He took us to the market so we could try fresh fruits and also local restaurants so we could try the local foods.   Highly recommend him!   

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6 hours ago, arlodog said:

I would also suggest King David Castillo.  He will customize your tour and would make it for a fun day with your kids.  The area around the cruise port isn't particularly unsafe, but it is a poor country.  The zoo is really a fun experience and very different than zoo's in the US.  It is more of an animal sanctuary for animals injured in the wild or abused.  We have toured with him 3 times in Belize and it is always a great experience.  He took us to the market so we could try fresh fruits and also local restaurants so we could try the local foods.   Highly recommend him!   

Thanks! I have heard good things about him. I will check it out.

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