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Harvest Caye Monkey River Wildlife Adventure Excursion

Harvest Caye, Belize (Excursion ID S1951)

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  • Duration
    3 hours 30 min
  • Activity Level
  • Minimum Age
    5 Years Old
  • Languages


  • Pick up and drop off from your Placencia tender pier!
  • Covered panga boat ride, comfortable seats and experienced shore excursion captain!
  • English speaking, local Belizean excursion guides!
  • Bird watching along the coast and up river!
  • Guided jungle hike!
  • Guarantee to spot wildlife that may include howler monkeys, iguanas, tropical birds, and more!
  • Short stop to observe manatees in their natural environment!

Ride on a covered panga boat along the coast until you reach the river entrance. All along the way you will enjoy fantastic views, sightings of tropical birds, iguanas and more. Then take a jungle walk with your local excursion guide and learn about local Belize medicinal plants. A true wildlife eco-excursion!

This local jungle wildlife viewing adventure excursion begins when you meet with your Monkey River guide just next to your Belize mainland tender pier for cruise ships arriving to Harvest Caye cruise port of call. You will take the first small shuttle boat from Harvest Caye Island ashore to the mainland at Placencia, just a short 10-15 minute boat ride. 

You will meet your shore excursion guide just outside your Placencia tender pier. It's a short 5-minute walk to where you will climb aboard your shore excursion boat - a covered but open skiff type boat called a panga. Then you’re off for a 40-minute ride along the beautiful coastline with tropical plants on one side and crystal clear turquoise waters on the other. Your cruise excursion captain will point out interesting spots along the way as you hug the Belizean shoreline.

When you come to the river entrance your guide will begin to point out various local birds such as toucans and herons. The river gets its name from the rather loud noise that the howler monkeys make in the trees overhead, their personal speedway. Listen for the hoots and calls that are often heard before the monkeys are spotted. Iguanas, crabs, as well as other wildlife might be scene. This river ride through the mangrove will take about 10 minutes.

Then, at a slow pace, it’s time to take a hike through the jungle and meet with a local Monkey River guide who will point out herbal plants used for different medicines. The guide will give you a real local Belize jungle education. You might keep an eye out for a tapir, or a deer. The hiking part of the excursion takes about an hour and covers half a mile (1 km) out and back.

After the hike, the panga will take you back to your mainland Belize cruise tender pier for Harvest Caye port of call. There will be a short stop to see the manatees in their natural feeding habitat. Marvel at the agility of these ungainly looking creatures.

It will then be time to head back to the Placencia dock for the short shuttle boat ride back over to Harvest Caye Island and your cruise ship.

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Harvest Caye Monkey River Wildlife Adventure Excursion Reviews

For those who love nature and wildlife, this is the perfect Belize Harvest Caye Excursion for you. Enjoy fantastic views, tropical bird sightings, howler monkeys, iguanas and more. Don’t forget your camera, this will be a Belize Jungle Adventure Cruise Shore Excursion you won't want to miss!


3 Reviews

Columbus, Ohio
A unique experience !!
     5/5  (Visited on October 2019)
We love the nature and this excursion really fits with we were looking for. We spent a great time in Harvest Caye. We had the opportunity to take a lot of photos of birds, iguanas, the monkeys!! This is a paradise!!
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Monticello, MN
Monkey lover!
     5/5  (Visited on September 2019)
I took this tour with my daughter and I had a great time on this boat and jungle tour. During the boat ride we saw multiple species of birds and iguanas along the shore. We had just started the jungle walk when we came across a group of Howler monkeys, this was the highlight of the trip. They are in the wild and kept their distance in the trees but we were still close enough to get some great photos! Overall it was a super tour in part to our great guide.
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Walpole, MA
Great tour!
     5/5  (Visited on August 2019)
We had a really good time during this tour and our guide was so friendly, knowledgeable and had such an eye for spotting wildlife! The river tour was fun and we were able to see different types of birds, turtles, crocodiles, and even a few bats. We saw a tarantula, a few termite nests (they look like big blobs on a tree branch) and best of all was hearing howler monkeys. Although we did not see them, they sure could be heard. I highly recommend this tour.
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