Sailing with Belize Sailing Vacation’s ASA certified instructors and crew offers you the ultimate opportunity to explore the spectacular paradise islands that Belize has to offer, aboard your own private luxury catamaran. Sail daily to new destinations and experience stunning locales, while your private crew takes care of your every need: preparing and serving gourmet meals and exotic libations, helping you catch fresh lobster and local seafood for your dinner, launching kayaks, and taking you on snorkeling excursions, teaching you to standup paddleboard and more!
You’ll have the opportunity to take the helm of your catamaran and use your sailing skills and learn new ones. Our experienced crew will help you chart the day’s sail, using their local knowledge to ensure the best course will be taken for maximum enjoyment. Need a break? No worries! Your captain will gladly take over while you enjoy island excursions, snorkeling, relaxing or a cocktail.
Our fleet features luxury appointed catamarans, including three Lagoon 500s, a Leopard 47, a Leopard 4600, and Lagoon 47. All yachts have 3 double cabins available to guests, all with private bathrooms, the 4th cabin is allocated to crew. Of these boats, our reservations team will select boats that best suit the needs and demographics of the members of the flotilla.
Departure Marina: Cucumber Beach Marina, Belize City, Belize
International Airport: Belize City, airport code BZE. Transfer from Belize City Airport (BZE) at an additional cost
Passport: Required (make sure it’s valid for another six months past your travel date)
Time zone: Central
Currency: Belize Dollar although US dollars are readily accepted.
Language: English, Belizean Creole
Cliff’s sailing experience includes offshore Yacht Racing and the San Francisco International Yacht Racing scene since 1980. Cliff brings his expertise of navigation, weather, communications, boat safety and first aide management skills to the Belize Sailing Vacations Yacht Charter . Cliff has over 25 years of racing and cruising experience ranging from 505’s to 70 foot Maxis.
With over 8 years sailing Belize, Cliff’s expertise as a skipper and local knowledge will ensure safety and fun during your Belize sailing vacation. Cliff is also a Licensed Belizean Captain, certified by the Belize Port Authority. Cliff’s cruising experience ranges from the Pacific to throughout the Caribbean including the Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Gulf of Mexico, and the Rio Dulce of Guatemala.
Cliff has been a sailing instructor for junior yacht club programs for many years, which makes learning how to sail for the first time with Belize Sailing Vacations easy and a lot of fun. Cliff’s special interest also include sailing, PADI diving, fishing, and gourmet cooking.
One of our favorite islands because it reminds us why postcards were invented. This 2 acre island sits right on the barrier reef so you can snorkel straight from the shore, or simply relax in the water on the sandbar with an icy cold Belikin beer.
Swallow Caye has been declared a wildlife sanctuary to protect the manatees and other marine life that call it home. Manatees, which are also known as ‘sea cows’ are gentle, slow moving, plant-eating herbivores and their closest living relatives are elephants and aardvarks. They can grow over 13 feet in length and weigh up to 3,500 pounds. Despite being an endangered species, manatees are present in the waters of Belize and can be seen throughout the year. (Please note it is not possible to swim with the Manatees, however we have often spotted them while snorkelling).
Steeped in history, St George’s Caye was the first capital of the British settlement in Belize. The island is principally home to private families, however it is possible to use this as a base for some great snorkeling, scuba diving and fishing.
Sail to the sleepy island of Caye Caulker, fish along the way and enjoy a swim on arrival. ‘No shirt, no shoes, no problem’ is the motto of this island and typifies the vibe. The white sandy beaches, ocean breezes, fresh seafood, azure waters and a fantastic barrier reef on its doorstep make it a perfect place to relax and unwind. A trip to Caye Caulker is not complete without a late afternoon Belikin beer or a rum punch at the Lazy Lizard bar at ‘The Cut’ – a lively swimming area, which separates the two islands of Caye Caulker.
Enjoy a morning of snorkeling at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, swimming amongst beautiful shoals of tropical fish, turtles, eagle rays, stingrays, moray eels and grouper. Return to the boat and re-charge the batteries over a tropical lunch with the reef only meters from your anchorage. Follow this with a dip at Shark Ray Alley, a site where local fishermen used to clean their catch, which attracts more carnivorous species such as big southern stingrays and nurse sharks.
Ambergris Caye is the most northerly Caye in Belize and touches the Yucatan peninsular of Mexico. Lying only a quarter of a mile from the barrier reef, it’s one of the best locations in the world for scuba diving, snorkeling and sports fishing. The main town San Pedro has the broadest range of tourist amenities in Belize, including art and craft shops, boutique hotels, fine dining establishments and plenty of fun local eateries and establishments.
*Itineraries are subject to change due to weather or other circumstances beyond our control.