TIDE Tours

The Natural Choice for Responsible Travel

TIDE Tours, a subsidiary of the Toledo Institute for Development and Environment (TIDE), was established in 1999 to promote ecotourism in the Toledo District. Its primary objectives are to provide an alternative and sustainable means of livelihood for area residents, to help reduce poverty in the Toledo District by introducing more profitable economic opportunities, and to generate funding for TIDE’s conservation work.

TIDE Tours takes the lead in providing training to local residents to enable their participation in the ecotourism industry. One of its most successful programs has been tour guide training and certification courses. As the result of this project, TIDE Tours has assisted a number of former fishermen to move into more sustainable and more economically profitable work as tour guides. TIDE Tours has also conducted microenterprise training and other workshops to assist community members in acquiring the necessary skills to join the tourism industry. It continues to seek support for additional training and development programs for the community.

TIDE Tours serves as a tour operator, providing a range of activities from day tours to package holidays within the Toledo District of Belize, Central America. TIDE Tours employs fully trained and experienced Tour Guides and Boat Captains and has over 9 years experience in the tour industry within the Toledo District. We also contract  out work to small scale, local tourism businesses, to ensure the best possible quality of service for our customers. TIDE Tours offers trips to Mayan Archeological Sites, Inland Caves, Waterfalls, and Snorkeling, SCUBA Diving and Fishing trips to beautiful Caribbean islands surrounding the Belize coast line. TIDE Tours owns kayaks, snorkeling, SCUBA diving and fishing gear, and other sports equipment that is maintained to the highest standards.

TIDE Tours serves as a tour operator, providing a range of activities from day tours to package holidays within the Toledo District of Belize, Central America. TIDE Tours employs fully trained and experienced Tour Guides and Boat Captains and has over 9 years experience in the tour industry within the Toledo District. We also contract  out work to small scale, local tourism businesses, to ensure the best possible quality of service for our customers. TIDE Tours offers trips to Mayan Archeological Sites, Inland Caves, Waterfalls, and Snorkeling, SCUBA Diving and Fishing trips to beautiful Caribbean islands surrounding the Belize coast line. TIDE Tours owns kayaks, snorkeling, SCUBA diving and fishing gear, and other sports equipment that is maintained to the highest standards.

Testimonials

R. Elizabeth, September 2014

TIDE Tours is the go to guide for getting out and around the Toledo District. I had an amazing time! I would highly recommend TIDE Tours to anyone looking for an authentic Belize experience that is stress free and fun. I especially respect and appreciate that TIDE Tours supports conservation in Toledo.

A. Dave, January 2014

We were fortunate enough to discover TIDE Tours through word of mouth and had some great experiences. We also appreciate TIDE Tours dedication to doing things the right way-supporting their community and preserving their wonderful natural environment. Well organized, on time, helpful, reasonable cost, great staff!

M. Carolyn, August 2013

I was traveling with my husband and our two sons, ages 5 and 7. Our whole family was profoundly moved by the experiences we had. We were so sad to leave Punta Gorda. Our driver, Ernest was fantastic. We are so grateful to have met such genuine and kind people. Thank you TIDE Tours!