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seatec wrote: »
i agree. never book wiht the cruise lines. they charge you twice as much for every excusion they offer.
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I rarely book through the cruise line. If you don't, be aware that if you are late getting back, the boat won't be there. You're on your own to get to the next port or get home. I took a nine hour excursion in Belize, we arrive back at the dock 20 minutes before the ship left. I wasn't worried at all because I booked through the ship. If I had done it on my own, I'd have been a nervous wreck.
Years ago I did fish with a local captain booked through Action Belize. They advertise in Florida Sportsman on the Tropical Section. We caught snook, snapper, jacks, bonefish and had shots at tarpon. Their website says they offer cruise ship specials. Check them out:
The guide drove a Mercedes C500 . HHMMM. Not too many guides I know of drive that fancy of a car in a 3rd world country or the US..
One of the other guides said that when the Coast Guard would chase the drug runners the locals would get a call and retreive the "product " and get paid for their services. Understand the picture I am painting.
Others in our party went to an out island and had a fantastic time. They went snorkeling and had a beautiful beach day. Drinks were cold . The locals were friendly and they loved their excursion.
Use caution in Belize . The country is very shady. On our cruise a 20yr old girl bought some weed from a taxi driver and wound up being held until her parents came and paid the cop and driver money to make it go away. Dennis and a few other men from our party went and got the girl. As we were sailing away the "Policia " said she was trying to buy a kilo of coke and wanted the ship to turn around.It seemed that what happened was a scam the natives ran on tourist.Like any 3rd world country be on point and pay attention. Mark
I agree with you; you've gotta try out all water spots; good fish can be caught where you least expect it.