Belize Nohoch Che'en Caves Branch Cave Tubing Excursion (S1196)

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  • Round trip transportation from your Belize cruise tender pier!
  • English speaking certified cave tubing guides!
  • No. 1 rated River and Cave Tubing Excursion in Belize!
  • Nohoch Che'en Caves Branch Archaeological Reserve entrance fees included!
  • Exclusive local operator fully insured. Prices include all fees and taxes!
  • Belizean lunch with bottled water and rum punch!

For those guests arriving at Harvest Caye, Belize please see our Harvest Caye Excursions.

When it comes to Belize Cave Tubing Excursions, there are certainly more than a few available to choose from. Naturally, we have chosen the best and safest of them. Being one of the most popular adventure excursions, everyone wants to go cave tubing when they get to Belize. It is a true discovery of the ancient Underworld of the Maya, a unique place where sacred rituals were once carried out.

Your friendly and helpful tour guide will take you to see the mysterious caves, as you pass through the tropical rainforest and tube down the adventurous river. Please note that the walk to the cave tubing starting point is approximately 25 minutes. These caves are known as the home of many Mayan Gods. The water is refreshing and you won't be able to help yourself from relaxing as you float slowly downstream. Get up close to the astounding cave formations that were formed before man was around. You will go float through 3 caves.

After your excursion, you will have worked up an appetite and you are in luck. A real Belizean lunch and a complimentary Rum Punch are waiting for you at a local family restaurant. We will make sure that you get back to your cruise ship terminal in plenty of time, as we have never had our guests miss the tender.

NOTE: This operator is the first Belizean owned company to have complied with all the new safety requirements instituted by NICH. It offers the latest equipment that complies with international law, including Petzl helmets, Petzl L.E.D lights, life vests, and the latest yellow tubes with cup holders, chain links, and headrests. Smaller tubes are available for kids as well.

There is a minimum height of 40" set by the government to enter the caves regardless of age.

Please check your arrival date and order accordingly on the shopping cart. There is different pricing from high season - November to May. There is different pricing for guests staying at a resort or hotel and need to contact us to book.

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Participants March 12 to May 31 (3 years and up): $54.99$9.99$45.00$1.00
Participants June to Oct (3 years and up): $44.99$9.99$35.00$1.00
Participants Nov to March 11 (3 years and up): $59.99$9.99$50.00$1.00
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Belize Nohoch Che'en Caves Branch Cave Tubing Excursion Reviews


This Belize Cave Tubing Excursion is an adventure that you will always remember, totally safe and dependable. The No. 1 rated Belize Caves Branch Cave Tubing Excursion with certified equipment and cave tubing guides!

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Jennifer Texas
Great Experience
     4/5 Visited in August 2018

This was a great adventurous but relaxing excursion. Our guides, Donisha and Roy were wonderful and kept us entertained as well as gave us so much information about Belize on the hour long trip to the caves and back. At the very start we were all given a much needed bottle of water and lunch included a soda. The lunch and rum punch were good and the caves and water were beautiful. I give 4 stars because the life vests smelled terrible and a couple people from our group were left with mild skin rashes because of them. There was a scorpion in one also that someone from another group was stung by. My advice- wear a shirt under the life vest. Also they are not kidding about the 25 min hike to get to the starting point. It wasn’t bad though, nice views and lots of nature. I would do this again
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. Belize
Cave tubing
     5/5 Visited in July 2018

Excellent, friendly staff !
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Michelle Jupiter, Florida
Most amazing experience
     5/5 Visited in June 2018

This is a must do. My favorite excursion of the four we did during our cruise. Meet tour at the port. Then take about an hour ride to the location. Our guide, Dwayne Roca, AKA The Rock, was amazing. He was so passionate about his country and knew so much. The tour would not have been as personal and enjoyable if it weren't for him. He told us all about Belize on the ride to the caves. Once you arrive at the location you have about a 20 minute walk up to the tubing section. The Rock had so much to say during our walk that it didn't seem that long. he knows the jungle. We learned so much! Tubing through the caves is incredible. I have never seen such beauty! With this tour you also do NOT have to carry your tube up to the location. They are waiting for you as you arrive. Other tours were jealous about that!!! There is also a bottom to the tube and a headrest so you are floating comfortable! Do it, you won't regret it!
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jdevrich Indian Trail
My Favorite Excursion!!!
     5/5 Visited in May 2018

This cave tubing excursion was our favorite excursion by far! Easy instructions for meeting. Our guides Roy Lion and Avatar were Amazing! Very helpful and knowledgeable. We went with my 4 year old daughter (who just made the height minimum) and 10 year old son. Definitely recommend good water shoes with a thick sole as the walk is very rocky. This is the only tubing excursion that doesn't make you carry your tube. The tubes are very comfy too as they have a backrest and bottom so you can truly relax and take in the view. The water was beautiful, crystal clear. The lunch served was very tasty as well. Definitely recommend this excursion!
Show Management Response Suffolk, VA
Perfect family excursion!
     5/5 Visited in May 2018

After about an hour drive from the port, through Belize City & Belizean countryside, we walked through a secondary rainforest at Nohoch Che’en, then went by tubes down a river through an ancient cave. It was so beautiful, I don’t even have words to describe it. Belize is the only place in the world to do cave tubing. In the rainforest we saw many neat plants & trees, including an “Elmer’s Glue” tree (when you bend the leaves, a white, glue-like substance comes out). Another was one whose leaves contain orange ink; the Mayans would have used these for war paint. Our guide, Manuel, drew smiley faces on the girls’ hands & it stayed for 2 days. He also used a thin leaf to draw a huge tarantula out of its den! We were equally mesmerized & freaked out. After tubing, we had time to swim in the beautifully cool, clear river. On the ride back to the port we were running a little behind, so we got our lunches to-go & didn’t hear a peep from the kids the whole ride; everything was so delicious. Manuel said our meal was one a Belizean family might enjoy on a Sunday. We booked this tour through @Shore Excursioneer & I highly recommend it. We had more time on the tour than the cruise ship group & lunch was not included in their tour.
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Stephanie Childress Virginia
Wonderful excursion
     5/5 Visited in January 2018

This excursion was amazing. Our guides Donisha, Manuel, and Roberto were knowledgeable about country and made us feel very safe. The lunch and rum punch was the best I had ALL week long!!! We had children and adults of all ages and everyone had a great time. We didn’t have to carry our tubes like other tour companies. And we got a longer time tubing. Shore Excursioneer supports the local economy. Great company
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d-7.jpg Tifton United States
     5/5 Visited in March 2017

This is a must do!! You take about a 45 minute ride while the tour guides tell you all about Belize. Then it's about a 25 minute walk through the rain forest which is gorgeous, but it's not a bad walk. The tour guides take about 8 people and guide you down the river and through the cave. It is amazing!! Other groups had to carry their tubes but we didn't and our tube had a bottom and a back cushion. It was so relaxing. We then had a great lunch. The tour guides are fantastic!!! You really can't go wrong. I've always booked through the ship and was skeptical about using ShoreExcursioneer but they were awesome with all of our excursions. I'll definitely use them again!!
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Dick L St Louis, MO
Great excursion with wonderful guides
     5/5 Visited in October 2016

We did the Cave Tubing excursion while in Belize on OCT 05, 2016. Things were somewhat disorganized at the pick up point and we were transported by bus instead of van but, with three ships (Carnival Dream, Carnival Magic, Norwegian Getaway) in port, I guess this is to be expected. By the time we arrived at the starting point for the excursion everything seemed to be worked out. The passengers on the ship leaving two hours before our ship were separated from the rest of us and sent ahead to start their excursion earlier. Once we picked up our life jackets and helmets we started the 35 minute trek to the start of the tubing. The path was rocky but level. Be sure to wear thick-soled water shoes, etc. for the trek. We had a nice nature tour on the way. And I definitely enjoyed seeing the people on other tours carrying their tubes. We didn't need to carry ours and, when asked by other tour participants why we weren't carrying tubes, our guide told them that we were all movie stars. The tubing was very enjoyable, even through the "butts up" areas and our guide made it even more enjoyable with his humor. After the tubing we enjoyed a fairly nice lunch - all you can eat chicken, beans and rice, and cole slaw all washed down with all you can drink rum punch. We even had a couple jugs of rum punch brought onto the bus for our trip back to the port. We arrived back at the port with plenty of time to spare before our ship departed. I recommend this tour. Much cheaper than any similar tours offered by the cruise line and no tube carrying.
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Rhonda Ozark, Missouri
Loved it
     5/5 Visited in September 2016

5 stars to our tour guides Sharon, Eddie and Carlos. Our group feels they made the trip awesome. It was a tad hot having to wear life jackets and helmets through the rain forest. It was a very long hot walk to get to the tubes, about 30 minutes or longer and you did have to walk over rocks which kinda hurt my feet even in swim shoes.We did not have to carry our tubes except for about 3 minutes right before we got in the water to ride through the caves. All of the tubes we had did have seats in them. There is a creek you have to walk across, since it had rained the night before we arrived there the water was high so it was more like a river waist high. My mother can't swim at all so she was kinda freaking out, but Sharon held on to her life jacket and my brother was in front of mom and there is a rope to hold onto to get across. Mom did great crossing the river. Sharon was awesome with helping her across. Once in the tubes that they had tied together it was smooth sailing. No way at all to flip them over. You will get hot, sweaty, and wet. If it wasn't for Carlos staying at the back of the group with us, my dad may have not made it. He has hip problems and breathing problems sometimes so Carlos hung back with us so we could go slow and the rest of the group went ahead with Sharon and we met at the tubes. The water was so refreshing. Lunch wasn't good at all. Sharon, Eddie and Carlos are AWESOME.
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Jenni Spotsylvania, VA
     5/5 Visited in February 2016

Just got back from a 2 week vacation including Disney and I must say this was the highlight of our trip!! David is hilarious and kept the trip fun and entertaining, Leonardo was full of knowledge and told us so many things about Belize. These people go above and beyond to make your trip enjoyable and relaxing. My son lost his GoPro in one of the caves and David went back into the cave once the trip was done and actually found it for him. The caves were beautiful and the walk getting there was amazing, our guides gave us so much background of the area and we thoroughly enjoyed this excursion, it was the best part of our trip. The lunch afterward was amazing as well. Don't miss this opportunity if you are in Belize!
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