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Monkey River Wildlife Encounters and Mananantee Watch provided by Splash Dive Shop

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Monkey River Wildlife Encounters and Mananantee Watch

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 29/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Belize protocol requires guests to arrive at pickup points or at our dive center wearing masks, apply hand sanitizer and be subject to temperature measurement. You must wear your mask except when eating or drinking.
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Updated 29/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Splash Dive Centre
    Or, you can also get picked up
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    Monkey River Town
    Stop: 4 hours
    Depart Placencia Village for a boat ride along the coast zipping in an out of the mangroves. Stop in Monkey River Town to order lunch to be eaten on the return trip. You can expect to see crocodiles, huge iguanas on tree branches sunning themselves, turtles, and many species of tropical birds. Upriver, your licensed guide will lead you into the rain forest in search of howler monkeys which communicate with each other to declare their territory. Nothing you read could prepare you for the adventure of hearing these monkeys for the first time...you just have to experience it! Your guide will also point out the different plants and trees many of which are used as medicine by local bush doctors. You may spot gibnuts (now known as royal rat since Queen Elizabeth dined on it), deer, ocelots, peccaries, tapirs, coatimundis and agoutis. abundant wildlife. Stop at Miss Alice’s restaurant in Monkey River before heading out on a manatee watch on the way back to Placencia.
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  • You'll end at
    Splash Dive Centre
    2287 Placencia Peninsula Road, Placencia 00000, Placencia, Belize
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Important Information
Departure Point
Splash Dive Centre, 2287 Placencia Peninsula Road, Placencia 00000, Placencia, Belize
Duration
8h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Pick Up and Drop Off in Placencia Village.
  • Transport
  • Tour Guide.
  • Park Fees.
Exclusions
  • Lunch.
  • Alcoholic drinks.
  • Drinks.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Infant meals not included.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
24Reviews
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STEVE W wrote a review Mar 2020
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It was a great tour and delivered everything promised and then some. We saw plenty of monkeys, crocodiles, turtles and tons of various colorful birds. And the highlight for us was stopping in a lagoon. We told our guide we really wanted to see manatees. He took us to a place
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Response from SplashRalph, Co-Owner at Monkey River Wildlife Encounters and Mananantee Watch
Responded 21 Mar 2020
Steve, thank you for a great review with lots of detail about what you saw. Patty and I really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with Splash. We hope we will see you down this way again.
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Kathy194017 wrote a review Feb 2020
North Las Vegas, Nevada162 contributions29 helpful votes
Splash did a great job in helping me book this trip and communicating what I needed to know. We were picked up by boat near Placencia and taken to the Monkey River, which is south. The boat ride was a little rough at times, especially when we were in open water. The ride
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from SplashRalph, Co-Owner at Monkey River Wildlife Encounters and Mananantee Watch
Responded 22 Feb 2020
Thank you taking the time to describe your tour with us on Trip Advisor. We appreciate your feedback. I am pleased that you got to see some animals again although not sure why you criticized the tour because you had already seen many of the animals? Yes, this tour is an outdoor tour so exposure to the elements is to be expected (sun and rain) and there are mosquitos in the jungle. BTW Monkey River is a Kriol village, not a Garifuna village.
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Robert P wrote a review Feb 2020
Iron Station, North Carolina4 contributions
We saw everything we expected to and more. We saw plenty of monkeys on the boat ride and while we heard them, we did not see any on the walking trip. Bring plenty of bug spray, the bugs are the worst I've ever experienced on the walking trip.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Ralph C, Co-Owner at Monkey River Wildlife Encounters and Mananantee Watch
Responded 14 Feb 2020
Howler Monkeys are among the loudest animals on this planet as you no doubt found. Mosquito spray can often by very important when walking in the jungle. Some friends and I try to do a weekly jungle hike in the Jaguar preserve and never know if we will be running into mosquitos or not but we always bring the spray. Thank you for sharing your experience with Splash on Trip Advisor and your advice on mosquito spray.
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LightPacker186362 wrote a review Feb 2020
Brighton, Michigan2 contributions
We saw the howler monkeys, crocs, and a boa constrictor! Excellent guide, Will. He is a native of the Monkey River and knows it inside and out, including botanical and cultural details.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from SplashRalph, Co-Owner at Monkey River Wildlife Encounters and Mananantee Watch
Responded 5 Feb 2020
Thank you for sharing your experience with Splash on Trip Advisor. Monkey River is one of the best places in Belize to see wildlife in in its natural state and our Monkey River guides definitely know their stuff and love to share their knowledge.
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Tami S wrote a review Jan 2020
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We had a great trip along the Monkey River with Percy. Highly recommend this guide and this tour operator, Barebones. If you are coming to Placencia on a cruise please use the local tour operators like Barebones and respect the use of the river by supporting local businesses.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from SplashRalph, Co-Owner at Monkey River Wildlife Encounters and Mananantee Watch
Responded 14 Jan 2020
We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us. Yes, lots of wildlife in Belize along with pristine jungles. Most of the southern half of Belize is protected by forest reserves, national parks and wildlife sancturairies. Barebones is one of the guides from Monkey River that work with Splash Dive Center.
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Excellent snorkeling in Belize
My wife and I were picked up in Placencia, checked in at the Splash base, a very nice office with shade, juice, and
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The best crew and experience.
The BEST CREW! We (a group of 15) took a catamaran tour to snorkel at Laughing Bird Caye, Belize. The beauty was ou
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Amazing experience, guides were wonderful
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Loved this dive team!
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Great Day of Snorkelling
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Amazing experience
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Great snorkeling experience!
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Key Details
  • Duration: 8h
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  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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