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

Monkey River & Manatee Watch

Monkey River & Manatee Watch
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
5–7 hours
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
20
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    5–7 hours
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    20
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5-7 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5-7 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 105141P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Environmental Management Charge (Reef Tax)
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Landing and facility fees
  • Local taxes
  • National Park fees
  • Lunch
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Duration
5–7 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Captain Jaks, GJ9J+H3 Placencia, Placencia, Belize Address: Captain Jak's, Placencia, Belize Directions: Main Street,
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • 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
Inclusions
  • Environmental Management Charge (Reef Tax)
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Landing and facility fees
  • Local taxes
  • National Park fees
  • Lunch
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Captain Jaks, GJ9J+H3 Placencia, Placencia, Belize Address: Captain Jak's, Placencia, Belize Directions: Main Street,
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5–7 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

5.0
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Sonja M
18 contributions
Apr 2022
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Captain Jak's for tours!! We signed up for a half day snorkeling trip to Laughing Bird Caye and then a Monkey River Tour. We also rented a golf cart with them. The staff and guides were incredible and everyone was so friendly, even to our 3.5 year old son! We booked everything a month before our trip to ensure we could get the dates and tours we wanted. They gave us a discount for booking 2 tours.

The snorkeling trip was amazing and half day was a perfect amount! We took a 45 minute boat ride to the island. We snorkeling around the island for just under 2 hours and then they gave us fresh fruit and waters. The snorkeling guide was so patient with the whole group (including our 3 1/2 year old who swam with us), showed us fun tings in the water like lobsters, fish, and conch, and was extremely friendly with the group. They had life vests to help if you got tired from swimming. All of the equipment was provided to snorkel as well.

The Monkey River Tour was also amazing! We took a 35 minute boat ride to Monkey River Village where we did a restroom stop and ordered lunch for later. You get the option of chicken or fish with rice and beans for later. You then continue on the river. The guide was so knowledgeable about the plants and many animals that we saw along the river. We stopped for about 35 to 40 minutes to walk through the jungle. We saw and heard the super loud howler monkeys, bats, leaf cutter ants, a tarantula, a crocodile, and finally saw a few manatees surface on the ride home. The lunch was also AMAZING at the Village! Super educational and fun nature tour to see what Belize is really like.

The golf cart rental was very easy. We received a 10% discount because we had booked tours. We could also leave the cart at our hotel at the end of the day for them to pick up.

Love Captain Jak's!
Written 6 May 2022
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Captain_Jaks_Belize
Dear Sonja, Thank you so much for writing an in-depth review of your experience with us :) Reviews of this sort always mean a lot to our team. We truly hope to see you in Placencia again, and please don't hesitate to reach out to us to personalize your future adventures! CJ Team
Written 11 May 2022
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Wendy
Houston, TX5 contributions
Mar 2022 • Family
We did the zip lining, waterfall, and tubing with Fred, Angel and William- completely awesome. So great with our nervous kids. The Monkey River tour with Doyle was so interesting and informative. 30 monkeys chatted in the canopy. Take bug spray and skin coverage seriously. The piece de resistance was Silke Caye and Mojo was unforgettable. Captain Boxer, Henry, the President (that’s his name :) all amazing. Again got a nervous first time snorkeling kid in the water with the turtles and sharks, gorgeous gorgeous water and relaxation. Delicious BBQ on the beach. Super perfect.
Written 18 March 2022
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Captain_Jaks_Belize
Dear Adventurer, We thank you for taking the time to write us a review! We are super excited to learn that you had nothing but an amazing time on all your tours. We look forward to receiving you at CJ on your future travels to Belize! CJ Team
Written 11 May 2022
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Russell
11 contributions
May 2021
We really enjoyed the trip! Our guide (Doyle I believe--see pic) was very knowledgeable and helpful in educating us on the Jungle, the Howler Monkey's and worked hard to show us Croc's/Manatee's on the way back. Also we definitely enjoyed the local lunch. Recommend the tour!

We also took the Chocolate Farm Tour and for us Chocolate lovers, it was very interesting to understand the origins of the product development, while enjoying a very interesting Chocolate Chicken Lunch!! Strongly recommend wearing bug protection and last mile or two of trip the road is very rough so be advised.
Written 20 May 2021
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Captain_Jaks_Belize
Dear Russell, We're grateful for the recognition and happy that Doyle not only exceeded your expectations but also created a memorable experience! We agree with you as The Chocolate & Cacao Farm Tour is one of the most culturally thrilling experiences anyone visiting Belize should indulge in. Though bug spray is recommended a certain month of the year, we're happy it didn't stop you from having an amazing time. We look forward to seeing you at Captain Jak's again! CJ Team
Written 9 June 2021
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Dave C
Portland, ME5 contributions
Feb 2020
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. Reaching Monkey River, and the village of the same name, we went into a small restaurant to order our lunch before heading up river. The people of the village are nice (I didn't meet a person in Belize that wasn't) and you will have the opportunity to buy small crafts from a couple of local artists. Traveling up the Monkey River, we saw all sorts of wildlife. Doyle pointed them out, and let us know what they were. We saw several species of birds, bats, Iguanas, and finally, the Howler Monkeys. Doyle parked the boat and guided us through the jungle, along paths made by hunters. Once again, his knowledge showed, pointing out several trees and plants, letting us know what they were, and what they could be used for. After watching several groups of Howler Monkeys for a while, we headed back to the boat, back down the river, and had our traditional Belizian lunch of black beans and rice, and roast chicken. Delish! We saw some manatees on the way back to Belize. I want to say that we took three other tours (zip lining, outer reef fishing, and snorkeling) with Captain Jaks. Doyle ended up with us most of the time, and we had Captain Mervin and Jordan as our fishing guides. They did a great job getting us ready to fish, and then letting us fish. In other words, they did exactly what they should have for us because they knew that we already had some fishing skills. We've done a lot of fishing, including charter fishing, and this was perfect for us. We also caught a bunch of fish! Overall, Captain Jaks was a very professional outfit to deal with, including the office staff, and perhaps the best one we have encountered during our travels to the Caribbean! Five stars to Captain Jaks!
Written 29 February 2020
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llilly57
Milwaukee, WI64 contributions
Feb 2020
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.
Written 25 February 2020
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Vernice
7 contributions
Sep 2021
My group really enjoyed the Inner Reef Fishing Tour an the Monkey River and Manatee Watch. Our tour guide Doyle was Awesome!! He was very knowledgeable in educating group on the jungle and all the birds and animals we encountered. We saw several Howler Monkeys and on our way back to the island he knew exactly where to go to see the Manatees. I would highly recommend using this Gold Standard Tour Company!
Written 4 October 2021
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Captain_Jaks_Belize
Dear Vernice, Thank you for leaving us such an amazing review. We are glad our activities suited your travel very well. We are grateful for your recommendation and do hope to see you on your next trip to Belize! CJ Team
Written 19 October 2021
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Dagirlea W
10 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
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 beautiful iguanas, small bats, a family of Howler monkeys, and a couple crocodiles! We were treated to a delicious lunch in the village and purchased some souvenirs from the local artisans. My children were greeted by a couple local dogs that even made it in the family photo! I would recommend this as a must do excursion.
Written 11 January 2020
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msbent3218
Fort Lauderdale, FL166 contributions
Mar 2022
So glad we took this tour. Our guide, Doyle was very informative about plants, trees and wildlife. After visiting jungle with monkeys (saw quite a few), we stopped back off river for lunch, which is included. Had the best fried snook ever!
Written 20 March 2022
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Captain_Jaks_Belize
Your review is very much appreciated, and we're happy to learn that you had a great time with Doyle! We are very much looking forward to welcoming you to Placencia again!
Written 11 May 2022
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Brad M
3 contributions
Oct 2021
We did several tours with Captain Jak's. The Silk Caye snorkeling is a must and the Monkey River tour was great. Everyone was so friendly and helpful on all aspects of every tour. Guide was crazy knowledgeable about everything on the Monkey River tour, it was a bit like a trip out of Jungle Tour with the boating through the mangroves and all the wildlife. We will definitely go back to Captain Jak's on our next trip to Placencia!
Written 19 November 2021
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Captain_Jaks_Belize
Dear Brad, Greetings from Captain Jak's team! We appreciate your review and thank you so much for trusting us with your Belize adventures! Our tour specialists take pride in what they do, and we are certain they'll enjoy reading your comment. With Regards, CJ Team
Written 10 May 2022
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Samkuhr
34 contributions
May 2021
We left our resort to take the Monkey River and Manatee tour with Captain Jak's
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As our boat rode through the mangroves and Caribbean Sea, Doyle pointed out the spectacular wildlife along the way, before we entered the mouth of Monkey River at Monkey River Village.🦎🐠🐬☀️
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We rode down Monkey River, and were able to see the beautiful wildlife of Belize: birds, iguanas, crocodiles, and howler monkeys.
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We took a hike into the jungle where Doyle pointed out the poisonous spiders (we narrowly avoided the thick web), taught us about the various plants and Velcro leaves, then guided us through a thick bamboo part of the jungle where the howler monkeys met us with their distinctive greeting 🐒
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After a light native lunch we stopped to watch manatees in their natural habitat, before Doyle drove us back to Sirenian Bay Resort in Placencia.☀️🛥☀️
Written 28 May 2021
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Captain_Jaks_Belize
Dear Samantha, Wow! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review, and we are excited to learn that Doyle once again provided a breathtaking experience. Monkey River Tour is undoubtedly a unique and once-in-a-lifetime adventure for the "daring spirits." We hope to see you at CJ on your future travel to Belize! CJ Team
Written 8 June 2021
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Top notch company!
Zip lining was my favorite! Fun and caring guides, very safe equipment, I would recommend them to anyone.
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So much fun!
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Exceptionally fun!
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Thanks for the great experience!
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Great service for golf carts!
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My golf carts were delivered on time to my hotel. The carts were clean, full of gas and in perfect conditions. At t
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While staying a week in Placencia, we snorkeled, dove an amazing reef, rode ATVs, fished, saw the Mayan Ruins, floa
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