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Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary and Jaguar Preserve provided by Barefoot Rental and Services

Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary and Jaguar Preserve

Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary and Jaguar Preserve
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About
You will be picked up from an agreed location in Placencia and taken on a drive to the Jaguar Preserve/Cockscomb basin.  Enjoy either river tubing or swim at a waterfall or do both. Hike through our jungles is an exciting feat. You will learn about the usefulness of some plans while you make your way along a jungle trail to river tube.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4-7 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4-7 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 59412P2
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entry/Admission - Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
4–7 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick tour participants from their hotel, VRBO, BnB or resort. Just let us know the name of the property or dock you need us to meet you. We'll be there. Both Placencia and Hopkins village is very small, we are often able to meet you at a hotel or boat dock.  If staying at properties on the Placencia sidewalk, we'll meet at the nearest sidewalk exit on the main road.  Also, our Placencia village office is on the main road, we may also meet there. If staying North of Placencia village, we will come to your resort or rental property on the main road.  Please let us know what your needs are and we will do our best to accommodate. As for Hopkins, we will come mainly to resort property. Each situation is unique. Just let us know your scenario and we do our best to accomodate.
  • Placencia, Placencia, Stann Creek
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Dress code: cool/light clothing for the jungle. Wear bathing suit under.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travellers
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entry/Admission - Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick tour participants from their hotel, VRBO, BnB or resort. Just let us know the name of the property or dock you need us to meet you. We'll be there. Both Placencia and Hopkins village is very small, we are often able to meet you at a hotel or boat dock.  If staying at properties on the Placencia sidewalk, we'll meet at the nearest sidewalk exit on the main road.  Also, our Placencia village office is on the main road, we may also meet there. If staying North of Placencia village, we will come to your resort or rental property on the main road.  Please let us know what your needs are and we will do our best to accommodate. As for Hopkins, we will come mainly to resort property. Each situation is unique. Just let us know your scenario and we do our best to accomodate.
  • Placencia, Placencia, Stann Creek
Duration
4–7 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Dress code: cool/light clothing for the jungle. Wear bathing suit under.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travellers
Itinerary
  • Start
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Barefoot Rental and Services
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
12 reviews
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Brent A
1 contribution
Multiple Visits in Summer 2021
Jul 2021
We had three high school student groups visit the Jaguar Preserve for the tour and river float in June and July 2021. The students really enjoyed the visit and learning more about the preserve from their tour guides. The guides were engaging and did an excellent job of educating the group on the local wildlife and plants. Even though the water level in the river was a little low, our students still had a great time and it was both a fun and relaxing addition to the tour.
Written 29 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

HuskerHound
O'Fallon, MO1 contribution
Great adventure
What a great tour. Ian, our guide was wonderful! He was very knowledgeable, engaging and fun. We learned a lot of history and information about the jungle and it’s ecosystem. The swim at the waterfall was so refreshing! This company was first class to work with
Written 8 June 2021
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BarefootServices
I am happy to hear you had a wonderful time with Ian in the Jaguar Preserve. Hopefully, you have/had more wonderful experiences in Belize. Megs
Written 9 June 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Linda W
West River, MD1 contribution
Looking for a tour
Looking for a tour for elderly couple who can not walk a lot but still want to enjoy waterfall, tubing and beautiful scenery. Any suggestions?
Written 20 March 2021
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Erin
5 contributions
Great Tour with Barefoot - we recommend!
Jan 2021
Had a wonderful day with Ian and Barefoot hiking Cockscomb Basin. The company is taking COVID very seriously and made us feel safe the entire day. Ian was so knowledgeable and made our day memorable and fun. Highly recommend this tour operator!
Written 26 January 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tim H
3 contributions
Cockscomb Wildlife Sanctuary
Dec 2019
8 of us went on this fabulous day long trip. We tubed, went on a hike to a bluff for some spectacular views then cooled off at the end of the day with a swim in a waterfall. Ian was a lot of fun, very knowledgeable of the fauna/flora and Belizean culture. Definitely a highlight of our vacation and would highly recommend.

We had Barefoot coordinate multiple services for us; transportation from the Belize International airport, the Cockscomb excursion, snorkeling to Silk Caye and golf cart rental. Megs did a fantastic job in organizing it all and really made all of it effortless. We had Ian for many of these and we all really enjoyed are time spent with him. This really is a well run company that pays a lot of attention to detail and safety.
Written 7 December 2019
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BarefootServices
Hello Hutchison Family Thank you for being so easy to work with. We were happy to help you put together a wonderful Belize vacation. You enjoyed both the jungle and the sea. The local transportation allowed you to explore some of Placencia. We sincerely love our little Belize and it is why we share it with such joy. Thank you for your awesome attitude and your openness to enjoy Belize. I am glad to hear you had a wonderful time. We sincerely appreciate that you gave us the opportunity to provide these services to you. Tropical Regards, Megs
Written 9 December 2019
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Pete H
4 contributions
Don't use Barefoot Services
Mar 2019 • Couples
We booked and paid for this trip back in the UK to ensure we got to go to Cockscomb. We had no reply from Barefoot so decided to call in at their office when we were in Placencia. Unfortunately the office was never open in the 4 days we were there but we were able to find a phone number for them. Our landlady kindly phoned them for us and they gave us a pickup time and location for our last day there. A driver turned up at the prearranged time to inform us that the trip was cancelled due to insufficient numbers (this had never been mentioned before). As we were desperate to go and all the other trips had now departed we managed to find a taxi driver to take us there for $100 and we explored the reserve ourselves which was very straightforward. If you really want to save money you could take the public bus to the Maya Centre and organise a lift/taxi down the track to Cockscomb. I really wouldn't suggest booking a tour!
Written 19 March 2019
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Dawn S
Franklin, MA7 contributions
Book this excursion with Truly Wild Belize!
Feb 2019
Our guide Jason was amazing! (Jason Alexander is his full name for all you Seinfeld fans!) He picked me and my husband up at our rented home and gave us a private tour of the Cockscomb Basin. On our 40 or so minute drive to the basin from Placencia, he supplied us with so much information on Belize, the culture and what we could expect at the Cockscomb basin as well as answering all our never-ending questions. And, he made us laugh. Such a great tour guide. The drive to the Basin Preserve is a long dirt road and Jason could spot and comment on everything he saw that you would likely never see on your own. Once we arrived at the start of the hike, he inflated our inner tube-like floats (very comfortable) and we began a hike to a gorgeous waterfall (we dropped our inner tubes at the start of the river float so you are not carrying them on the hike to the waterfall). All along the way he pointed out incredibly interesting sites in the rainforest: plants and what they're used for medicinally; various birds, jaguar tracks, and the incredible intricacies of the ant population (don't be creeped out by this...it was so cool!). Then he guided us down the river on our inner tubes. Such a gentle flowing river (very easy for children as well). The float lasted almost an hour, then we hiked back to the van and he took us to an amazing local restaurant for lunch (all included). Best lunch in Placencia! (On the way there, he stopped by a local chocolate shop and got us a Mayan chocolate bar to try. Amazing, PURE chocolate!! After our terrific lunch, we drove to a magnificent waterfall. You can swim at both waterfalls and I recommend you do! Jason is a terrific guide and I guarantee you will enjoy this excursion! Book thru Truly Wild Belize!!
Written 11 February 2019
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NRG
16 contributions
Waterfall hike and swim
Dec 2018 • Couples
Great tour lead by Ricky up to a waterfall and back. Refreshing swim in the water and swim through the waterfall to the small cove behind it. Lunch provided was tasty!
Written 16 December 2018
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Stewy1111
West Chicago, IL1 contribution
AWESOME EXPERIENCE
Jul 2018 • Couples
This was one of the coolest experiences and adventures! Doyle (tour guide) was AMAZING and we would highly recommend him. If you love adventure, then you would love the hike in the jungle, floating down the river, hiking to the waterfall, and then rock sliding!!!!!!! GREAT time GREAT guide AWESOME experience!!!!!!
Written 16 July 2018
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Hi Stewy Thank you for reviewing us. It seems you did this cool adventure with Doyle from D'Tours. He and I go way back as we were high school mates and the way I operate is to be 100% honest. Although we do offer a quality tour Jaguar Preserve tour, we are aware that Doyle is simply awesome too:-) So here's to D'tourz <3 Megs
Written 23 August 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tanya_Take_Two
Caribbean93 contributions
Fun Hiking to a Waterfall, and River-tubing
May 2018 • Family
I spent a beautiful day at the preserve, hiking, swimming at the waterfall, and tubing down the river with my three boys. We learned about the flora and fauna of Belize while hiking under the shady canopy, then swam in the pool under the waterfall before hiking back to the pavilion for lunch. After lunch, we grabbed our tubes and walked to the river bank and then floated peacefully down-current, looking for birds along the way. It was a great way to spend a day in the tropics. It is nice to see a former logging camp being used as a conservation center--a place where trees were destroyed and jaguars hunted is now being used to save fragile species.
Written 23 May 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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