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Nicki
From:
Michigan
Trip Date:
2015-01
5
Your rating: 5

One of the best trips (and best organized) we have ever been on, which is saying alot since we travel out of country twice/year.  Very unique experience on the island.  Staff was amazing, very attentive without being pushy.  Chef Anna rocks!  The food was healthy, varied and fantastic.  I was concerned as a vegetarian, but there were lots of tasty meat free choices at every meal.  Awesome trip - it only rained one day!

Why did you choose to travel with Island Expeditions?:
This trip included the two things I wanted to see in Belize - the Blue Hole and Mayan Temples. This trip was designed for active couples.
Mary and Robert Harding
From:
Banff, AB
Trip Date:
2015-03
5
Your rating: 5

The Bird's Eye View Lodge was welcoming, clean, had a lovely location, friendly and very hard working staff.  I liked that we could walk out the door and see so many birds and get such lovely views.  We were so impressed with the kindness, patience, flexibility and knowledge of each of the guides - They were all truly outstanding and provided us with skills and set up experiences that would be safe and within our ability levels.  The food was delicious everywhere we went and we could not believe what Ann and Bol produced from the small cookhouse.  The food was always perfectly prepared with a nice variety and accomodated different dietary needs of the group.

Why did you choose to travel with Island Expeditions?:
High recommendation by family members. The website was very comprehensive and well laid out. I have been raving about it to friends. I felt very well prepared when I set off on the trip.
What would be your advice to potential travelers?:
I was so impressed by the health of the reef - please remember not to stand up on the reef or touch with your fins!
Pauline Auld
From:
Calgary, AB
Trip Date:
2015-03
4
Your rating: 4

I really enjoyed this trip to Belize - it was my first time.  I loved the culture, the people are friendly, the weather was good, a little windy for a few days on the reef, but our guides were outstanding at tailoring the activities to meet the weather conditions.  The food out on Lighthouse Reef was outstanding, considering the location.  I would rate the food at the Lodge as good to very good.

Why did you choose to travel with Island Expeditions?:
It is a Canadian Company located in BC. I know they have been around for a long time. I also explored trip advisor to see how they rated. With all of these being considered, I chose Island Expeditions.
What was the highlight of your trip?:
One of the highlights of the trip on Lighthouse Reef was the early morning yoga with Andrea, it set the tone for the day and I felt yoga was such a positive addition to the whole experience.
Johancsik Family
From:
Calgary, AB
Trip Date:
2015-04
4
Your rating: 4

Crooked Tree Lodge was simple, not fancy - but clean and great staff. Our food on Lighthouse Caye was beyond expectation!  It was outstanding.  So much variety, so fresh.  IE took into consideration my daughter's dietary concerns.  This was the first time I have travelled to a tropical climate and NOT had digestive issues.  We loved Bol, the cook, he took such pride in his food and was great company.  We also loved our yoga instructor (Christie), she was delightful!  We had an 80 yr old traveling alone, and twin 5 yr olds traveling with their mother, as well as a 20 - something couple, and everything in between.  I was so impressed that the guides were able to accommodate the various abilities and ages seamlessly.

Why did you choose to travel with Island Expeditions?:
Recommended by friends. My family loves being busy rather that sitting still and they wanted to learn about the culture and wildlife in another country. This was a perfect combination.
Kory Keller
From:
Alaska
Trip Date:
2015-02
5
Your rating: 5

Lighthouse Reef was fabulous - away from the crowds and worry-free. From the moment we awakened, opened our tent and looked at the ocean yards in front of us the experience was unforgettable. Every good thing we had read about the trip was true, but none discussed the amazing gourmet meals prepared for us and the cultural knowledge and experiences that were shared with us by everyone at camp. I will never forget my first (planned and carefully supervised) wet exit from my kayak, kayak sailing, stand-up paddleboarding over a ray, snorkeling over a small reef to realize I was directly over a shark, and seeing photoluminescence during night snorkeling (which two guides kindly took me on despite no other guest wanting to go after our long day!).

My bird-loving hubby really enjoyed Crooked Tree as well. Surprisingly the zoo was a treat - small, intimate, and close-up to the animals.

Why did you choose to travel with Island Expeditions?:
We saw that REI, an organization we trust, worked with Island Expeditions. The itineraries looked amazing and we liked the idea of using local guides.
What was the highlight of your trip?:
Can't pick just one - Nearly getting sprayed with urine by a tapir (as the guide warned us might happen) - SUP while a ray glided beneath me - Being alone with a guide in the ocean at night, turning off the lights and basking in the soft glow of photoluminescence - Cultural night
What would be your advice to potential travelers?:
Jump in and try everything. I had never done yoga, but enjoyed it each morning on the beach and really missed it when I returned from reality. I was nervous about both night snorkeling and kayak sailing and was so glad I just went for it!
Einat Liebenthal
From:
Wellesley, Massachusetts
Trip Date:
2013-04
5
Your rating: 5

Birds Eye View Lodge: amazing location, liked to stroll in crooked tree village in addition to birds' views. The bathroom was a bit small.  Lighthouse camp was wonderful.  People were extremely friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.  The weather was hot and windy - no rain.  This trip is excellent for nature-loving families with independant kids.  Our 7 year-old loved every minute and enjoyed the special attention from guides and others in our group.

Why did you choose to travel with Island Expeditions?:
We liked the style and value that you offer, with emphasis on the quality of guides, activities, and excellent simple food, with relatively basic travel and lodging means.
Gail Cook
From:
McDougal, Ontario
Trip Date:
2013-02
5
Your rating: 5

The guides were all excellent and very friendly, funny and mixed well with everyone in the group.  I just wish we could have spent longer at Lighthouse Reef.

Why did you choose to travel with Island Expeditions?:
Small groups, experience and very friendly, helpful and informative on the phone.
Karen Mayer
From:
Napean, Ontario
Trip Date:
2013-02
5
Your rating: 5

Half Moon Caye is paradise and basecamp is beautifully designed and maintained. The staff and guides went way beyond my expectations to make everything perfect.  They never seemed to stop working but always had time to give extra of themselves for the guests.  I really loved cultural night on my last night at camp.  The next day I was recommending Island Expeditions to everyone I met at the hotel!

The only thing I wished for was brewed coffee.

Why did you choose to travel with Island Expeditions?:
I was impressed by how long you have worked in Belize and I found a tour that was perfect for me.
What was the highlight of your trip?:
I have travelled all my life to many places and Belize has become my instant favourite. The weather was perfect and the people went out of their way to make sure everything about my trip was great.