I’ll admit. The arrival of four adults and 6 kids, 10 years old and under, had me a bit nervous. But things have been great. Everyone is loving Ambergris Caye.
A unstructured day with our own big comfortable chartered boat was PERFECT for this group of 11. Cold drinks, pick ups and drop offs, an incredibly friendly, helpful crew that thought of everything we didn’t – like bait for the jumping tarpon and fresh baked cookies that they whipped out WARM at the end of the day.
Seriously perfect. EVERYONE is going to be talking about our trip to Caye Caulker with the C-Monkey (christened the Chunky Monkey by the kids) for a long long time.
Here are my pictures.
Pick up at 9:30 at Indigo for the 30 minute trip to Caye Caulker. We got a drop off at Rainbow Restaurant so we could walk down to the Split and check out a bit of the island…
The four year olds decided this one was best saved for their NEXT trip to Belize.
No way I’m going off…best to enjoy the view from the Lazy Lizard.
Our boat was waiting just around the bend. There were horseshoes to play…
And a sign that says Butt-Hole? Endlessly funny.
We boarded our boat – had some cold beers and Fantas – and moved just a few hundred feet to see the huge tarpon.
Why do all these 50lb fish hang out in this shallow cove?
Because we feed them!
I ALMOST got a picture of one taking the bait. DANG these guys are quick.
And the pelicans became more and more persistent. This guy came along with us to our next stop.
Our boat captain told us he knows him. His name is Jeffrey.
We were off to the North Side of Caye Caulker – just a minute or two away – and a place called Koko-King. A HUGE beach club and restaurant and small hotel and…it was PERFECT.
We ordered lunch at a huge table in the shade. The staff was fantastic and so was the food. Things started with a bucket of Belikins and a bucket of Sprites.
We had food from baby back ribs to burgers to chicken nuggets and salads and whole fried fish. It was really really tasty. I especially enjoyed these crispy tempura veggie nests…yum.
In for a last minute dip. The sky was darkening a bit but man…it still looks GORGEOUS.
The C-Monkey came over to the dock to get us…