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Monkey River & Manatee Watch provided by Captain Jak's Tours and Rentals

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MONKEY RIVER & MANATEE WATCH The most popular tour out of Placencia! Take a 40-minute boat ride through the mangroves and Caribbean Sea to enter the mouth of Monkey River at Monkey River Village. On your boat ride down the Monkey River, watch for the wildlife of Belize - birds, iguanas, snakes, crocodiles and the stars of the tour - howler monkeys. Jump in for a swim in the river...if you dare! Then return to Monkey River Village to enjoy a native lunch. Top off the trip with a stop for manatee watching on the way back to Placencia. See how many you can spot before they go back under!
Important Information
5–7 hours
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Environmental Management Charge (Reef Tax)
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Landing and facility fees
  • Local taxes
  • National Park fees
  • Lunch
  • Driver/guide
  • Local guide
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Hotel pickup
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • 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 20 travellers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Dave C wrote a review Feb 2020
Portland, Maine5 contributions
Five of our group took the Monkey River tour with "Captain" Doyle as our guide. The trip from Placencia to Monkey River was fun. As a boat owner, I can attest to Doyles boat handling ability. Along the way, he told us about the mangroves and their important role in Belize.
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Date of experience: February 2020
CLLN1967 wrote a review Feb 2020
Portland, Maine4 contributions1 helpful vote
Our guide was amazing. Very informative and professional and fun. He knew all the plants and animals.
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Date of experience: February 2020
llilly57 wrote a review Feb 2020
Milwaukee, Wisconsin51 contributions23 helpful votes
There were 10 of us...5 couples who travel annually together. We thoroughly enjoyed this tour and having Doyle as our leader made it that much better. He was knowledgeable, informative, funny and it was over before you knew it. Would highly recommend.
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Date of experience: February 2020
Dagirlea W wrote a review Jan 2020
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My family of four embarked on a wonderful tour with Doyle. We learned so much about the Monkey River village. From it's history of the people to the animals and plants living there. Doyle was a wealth of information on all things Monkey River. We saw a plethora of birds, several
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Date of experience: January 2020
Sandy F wrote a review Dec 2019
2 contributions
Our guide Doyle,was very informative and got to see so much wild life. Saw crocodiles, Manatees, Monkeys, Dolphins and all sorts of birds. Very fun and interesting.
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Date of experience: December 2019
Response from Captain_Jaks_Belize, Manager at Monkey River & Manatee Watch
Responded 29 Dec 2019
Thank you very much for your review and for booking with Captain Jak's. Good to hear you enjoyed your Monkey River tour! Its one of our best selling tours since you get to see a lot of wild life. Looking forward to welcome you soon again Placencia.
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By: Captain Jak's Tours and Rentals
Golf carts in Belize!
We did the golf carts! We were able to do everything in our 4 hour span. Even David came down to help us out with p
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Great carts
We always get a cart from Captain Jak’s in Placencia. The carts are nice and it’s at our resort when we arrive, th
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Silk Cayes Snorkeling
Amazing day at the Silk Cayes...we saw so many amazing things, including dolphins, turtles, sharks and rays! Thank
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gorgeous island tour
we rented an island tour where we were able to snorkel and fish for the day. it was our own little slice of paradis
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Snorkel in Placencia
Rented a golf cart for 11 days in Placencia. We stayed about 1/2 hour from town. The cart was great in getting th
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Monkey River Tour
We had a fabulous time on our tour with Doyle. Doyle was very knowledgeable, kind and funny. We were able to see
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Cora Reef Magic
What a great memorable day we had with our family and friends. To see my kids see new marine life they've only seen
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Cart rental
Rented a golf cart to get back and forth from our villa to the village center. No issues at all. Friendly service
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Captain Jak's was terrific!
Our group of friends spent a week in Placencia, Belize and we used Captain Jak's for three excursions and golf cart
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Rented Golf carts
The ladies at the front counter are very nice and made to rental process super easy. Will rent again from them in t
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Bicycle rental
In Placencia, Belize at he Sirenian Bay location we rented bicycles from Captain Jak’s. Basilio was our contact pe
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Easy Peasy And SOOOOO Fun!
We loved working with Captain Jak's! They made everything so easy. We just called and booked - whatever we wanted t
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Nice Golf Carts and Staff
Captain Jaks is where we always get our golf carts in Placencia. They make it so easy to book online and provide y
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Un-BELIZE-able way to see Placencia
We arrived in Havest Caye Belize for the day and took a ferry over to Placencia. We rented the Golf Cart from Capta
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Snorkeling tour
We had three couples that went to silk keys and then closer to the break of the barrier reef. We swam with nurse s
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Key Details
  • Duration: 5–7 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Languages Offered: English
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