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ACES / American Crocodile Education Sanctuary

#26 of 75 Tours in San Pedro
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Address: The Office Bar & Grill | The Office Bar & Grill, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
Phone Number:
+501 623-7920

Join ACES's Expert Croc Team on an evening, educational, crocodile...

Join ACES's Expert Croc Team on an evening, educational, crocodile eye-shine aboard the "Swamp Thing." Search for predatory crocodiles to capture, tag, & re-release to help ACES Biologists collect scientific data on Belize's wild & threatened American crocodiles. (ACES is permitted by the Belize Forest Department.) Your expedition takes you through mangrove islands & into the starlit night while searching for Isla Bonita's extraordinary, nocturnal wildlife and the infamous saltwater crocodiles in their natural habitat. Departing from "The Office Bar & Grill" at 6:30 pm, this extraordinary 2-3 hour expedition is only $50USD per person. All proceeds go to crocodile rescues, research, and education in Belize.

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We had 4 adults and 4 kids. Awesome experience and a fascinating education. Chris was so great with the kids answering 4,000 questions as though each was the first time he had... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had 4 adults and 4 kids. Awesome experience and a fascinating education. Chris was so great with the kids answering 4,000 questions as though each was the first time he had been asked (and Ryan was a great spotter and educator as well). This is a must do and something everyone will enjoy and remember long after most "tours"... More 

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Peculiar, Missouri
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is hands down the best thing I've done in Belize, and I live here. It's exciting, entertaining, educational and breathtaking. Chris took a group of us out, and we spent the entire time enthralled, interacting with the entire experience (except the actual capture of the croc). We helped him find the crocs, watched as he expertly (humanely) caught and... More 

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Reviewed 27 March 2017

My wife and I visited in March 2017. This was hands down a highlight of our trip. Chris, Christina and Ryan were our guides for the evening and an excellent time was had by all. We cruised the lagoon looking for crocs and saw croc eyes in the distance. By the time we got to the area where we saw... More 

1 Thank Marlin R
Manitoba, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 23 March 2017

We visited San Pedro in March 2017 and went on this tour. It was a small tour group of 6 people and was easy to set up with ACES. It was very educational and we had a great time. They were able to locate a croc about 3.5 feet long and we got to see it up close and educated... More 

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Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

My friends and I went on this croc tour last week. We had no idea what to expect but our guides Chris and Ryan were great at teaching us about crocodiles, what they do at ACES, and how to search for crocs. The tour started off kind of slow and we didn't see anything. Then we stopped in a shallow... More 

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Southport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

Judging by the other reviews, it's very common to see lots of crocodiles on the tour. We had no such luck - we were out all night and didn't see a single croc. I try to support eco-tourism when I can and I appreciate what Chris and the gang are doing here. He was very knowledgeable and had lots of... More 

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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

So I had no idea what I had planned for the evening, as my friends parents planned the trip as a surprise. It was a very exciting night and something that I don't think I would have even thought to look for. While it was a slow night in terms of 'action' the company was great and Chris was very... More 

Thank Ian S
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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Chris and Ryan were not just informative but entertaining to say the least. My friend and I just did this tour and had a blast. Chris's humor made all the difference on this ride. Great info and cute crocs. My mom about died when I told her what we did. Memories to last a lifetime in AC! Thank you!

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Long Beach, California
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Reviewed 11 February 2017

On my "bucket list" for my 62nd birthday was a week long trip with my family to Ambergris Caye, with a wish to join ACES for en evening expedition. The night was planned weeks ahead and our Captain, Chris Summers, was a great help in booking it. We arrived at "The Office" about an hour prior to our departure and... More 

Thank Brian R
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 11 February 2017

Taking an adventure out with Crocodile Chris was one of the highlights pf our honeymoon. Hearing the stories and actually catching a smaller croc, we were able to take down health information and relocate it to a safer and cleaner mangrove, for a better chance of survival. This was truly an awesome experience and I am sincerely grateful and happy... More 

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