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Cayequest Private Tours

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Address: Placencia Village, Placencia, Belize
Phone Number:
+501 633-6330

Want to make your own chocolate bar the Mayan way? Learn how to catch a...

Want to make your own chocolate bar the Mayan way? Learn how to catch a lobster or sunbathe while your guide prepares one for lunch? We specialize in personalized excursions that carry you off the beaten path. Mark Leslie enthusiastic naturalist and culinary adventurer, leads our unique tours. Mark is also an expert sea captain. We have more than 20 years of guiding experience and customize our itineraries to give you the adventure, relaxation and exploration you are looking for.

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Harvest Caye Getaway

We booked a snokel/lunch trip with Mark and Myrna of CayeQuest, located in Placencia, Belize, while on a cruise in the western Caribbean. Our ship docked at Harvest Caye, which... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Oakland, California
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Oakland, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a snokel/lunch trip with Mark and Myrna of CayeQuest, located in Placencia, Belize, while on a cruise in the western Caribbean. Our ship docked at Harvest Caye, which is a private island owned by the cruise ship company. Mark and Myrna managed to meet us despite obstacles that discourage local arrangements. Cayequest provides a very private experience—there were... More 

Thank charlie5k1
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We scheduled Mark for two activities. The first was the chocolate tour and tour of the ruins. We were the only two on the tour with him. It was very interesting making the chocolate learning about what is in the chocolate and how in the United States our food industry wants to control us by the ingredients they put in... More 

Thank Bullymama
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and 2 teenagers recently returned from a trip to Belize. One of the highlights was the day we spent with Mark snorkeling and relaxing at his uncle's private island, Pumpkin Caye. After our ride out from Placencia we started the day with an open water snorkel. Immediately after slipping into the water we saw a giant sting ray... More 

Thank Kysa V
New Orleans, Louisiana
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were leery paying the expected fee for this tour but it didn't take long before we admitted it was worth every penny. Mark took us to three different snorkeling locations, allowed us to rest and snorkel on a pristine, magical, private island. He prepared and served us a delicious meal on the island. Mark informed us on interesting history,... More 

Thank aklassen2016
Frisco, Texas
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I are allergic to large tour groups of any kind, and so prior to our trip to Belize, I started to search for an alternative. Thankfully I found Mark, and via email, scheduled his culinary snorkel tour. Unfortunately the tropical winds (resulting in rough waters) threw a wrench in our original plans, but Mark came to the... More 

Thank Linda Y
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a fun-filled day snorkeling off of Pumpkin Caye, a private island where we were the only tourists. Mark made sure we saw an amazing variety of marine life--including zebra striped lionfish, aquamarine parrotfish, & a stingray that swam right under us. We swam through a school of bonefish on our way back to shore where a nurse shark... More 

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Mission Viejo, California
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

Our vacations to Belize were the best ever, thanks to Mark! He took us snorkeling 20 miles off shore on a deserted island. We saw friendly sharks, rays and a gigantic turtle among colorful fish! We went spare fishing another day, catch 4 fish we took to the island where Mark prepared and cooked them for us. We also visited... More 

Thank FlorenceHerbalist
Phoenix, United States
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

Mark took my guests on an all day adventure to a private Caye. The got to snorkel in pristine waters, saw a lot of fish and coral and Mark was the perfect guide, pointing out the different fish and what to look for. He served a great lunch and everyone came back very happy with the day.

Thank Gilbert R
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We had so much fun on our tour. Mark took us snorkeling off a private island and it was great. We were the only people there and saw so many beautiful fish. Afterwards he took us ashore and cooked us a delicious meal while we explored the island and snorkeled in the shallows. When we finished lunch he took us... More 

Thank Grace C
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

Mark Leslie runs Cayequest Tours, and he’s easily the best of the tour guides in Placencia. Mark’s family knows this area and has been involved in it’s history for generations. If you like snorkeling, he can put together an all day snorkeling tour that will more than satisfy anyone who loves the reefs. In the morning, we were taken to... More 

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