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Old 06-12-2007, 11:41 AM
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I am just wondering if there are in crocs in the river where the cave tubing is at in Belize??? I have been reading about other tour excursions in Belize that are talking about seeing the crocs. Obviously, they don't advertise that there are crocodiles in the cave tubing expedition. I am just wondering if those people who have done this tour have seen any??? If so, are they small ones?? We live in Florida with lots of aligators (and a some minimal crocs) but I have heard that the crocodiles can be aggressive. I want to send my family on this tour. Any comments??
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Old 06-12-2007, 11:42 AM
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OOPs.... I missed an L in alligator!
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Old 06-12-2007, 12:27 PM
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NO, there are no crocs. My wife asked this very question before she would even think about getting in. The tour guide assured her that there were not any. Something about the water being under ground water and having too many minerals to support fish blah blah blah... Most of the time you are in the caves, by the time you get to any point in the river that a gator could find hospitable, you are getting out...
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Old 06-12-2007, 01:07 PM
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Yay! That is great news! I think my kids would totally freak out if they saw one there. Gators don't scare me too much but crocs are a different story! I really wouldn't want to be too close to either!
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Old 06-19-2007, 03:19 PM
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I've been twice and seen no Crocs or fish for that matter. The water is very cold and I dont think anything thrives in it. You are in total darkness for about 20mins give or take and many children freak out during this part because things like twigs and rocks brush you as you tube by..
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Old 06-20-2007, 04:24 AM
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Is the water clear all the way or does it get murky?
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we were planning on doing cave tubing in Sept. Kids freak out, so will I, I just know it will be a snake getting me. I might have to rethink the cave tubing thing.
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Old 06-20-2007, 07:48 AM
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I would think that the kids (and you) could pull your feet up out of the water and keep your hands inside as well. I think it would be worth the scare!
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Old 06-20-2007, 12:45 PM
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I loved the Cave Tubing, I took my daughter age 14 and 15 and they hated it. You must walk thru the Jungle up hill for 30to45mins. It was not tuff for me (21yrs U.S.Army), but it was long, hot and humid for the girls(griped alot). The water is clear(very cold), however I must stress, while in the cave(20mins)you are in total darkness, like you can develop your film in there. You wear a miners headlamp, but lay on your back on the tube so it only shines up and thats wear the bats linger. So it can be scarry for the kidos. I loved it but most kids I noticed did not. Also (some others can comment in on this), when you exit the cave the current is swift in places and really dangerous for kids or ederly. They post guys along the way to try to help steer you but I saw people thrown into branches that hung into the river and they got banged up a bit. You will get real wet, so watch electronics. The food and drink you get afterwards were great. I will add if you do this it is a long bus ride and it will take up all your time in Belize. It was fun to have done it, the second time I was not so excited but had to escort someone.
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Old 06-21-2007, 06:29 AM
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u2jt1, which tour company did you use? Did you stay together as a group in the water?
 
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