Sailing in Belize surpasses other destinations due to its unique advantages. Typical sailing itineraries take advantage of prevailing trade winds, seamlessly transitioning from engines to sails, harnessing Mother Nature’s power. The culturally rich heritage immerses sailors in the warmth of Belize’s diverse society, with ancient Maya cities, indigenous villages, waterfalls, intricate cave systems, lush rainforests, and abundant wildlife to explore.
Belize’s sailing experience extends beyond the sea, offering captivating inland ventures. With BSV’s fully crewed catamarans, guests enjoy the ultimate all-inclusive charter, accessing the world’s largest living barrier reef and remote sites. Knowledgeable captains act as tour guides, and teachers ensuring an unforgettable journey filled with gourmet meals, fishing, snorkeling, adventure and a memorable sailing education experience. Sailors embrace the tranquility and hidden beauty of Belize, leaving with cherished memories of unparalleled exploration.
Embark on an accessible and thrilling sailing adventure to unexplored Belize, with direct flights from major Canadian and US cities. European travelers can reach via the US or Cancun and take a puddle jumper to Cucumber Beach Marina, just 15 minutes from the International Airport.
Belize stands out as a hidden gem among sailing destinations, offering remote itineraries with few other boats and a sense of tranquility reminiscent of the early days of the BVI’s. With 7 fully crewed catamarans, Belize Sailing Vacations (BSV) sets the standard as the only true all-inclusive charter operation. Experience unparalleled access to the world’s largest living barrier reef and remote sites, enjoying gourmet meals, fishing, snorkeling gear, kayaks, and paddleboards onboard.
Knowledgeable captains serve as built-in tour guides, sharing Belize’s marine life expertise and arranging off-boat activities like rendezvous diving and specialist fishing. A liveaboard sailing charter in Belize guarantees a freedom-filled and stylish journey, revealing stunning landscapes and untouched beauty, making it an unforgettable experience for adventurers and sailors alike.
Your options for anchorages begin with popular spots such as Ambergris Caye (Hol Chan Marine Reserve & Shark Ray Alley, “La Isla Bonita” San Pedro), Caye Caulker, Goff’s Caye, and St. George’s Caye.
Explore the vast and mesmerizing sailing destinations of Belize, ranging from the popular islands of Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker to the enchanting southernmost Sapodilla Cayes. With an infinite scope for itineraries, Belize Sailing Vacations (BSV) offers guests the chance to return year after year, always discovering somewhere new.
From the lively and bustling atmosphere of Ambergris Caye to the laid-back charm of Caye Caulker, the options are diverse. But it doesn’t end there – the journey can take you to the captivating and remote Sapodilla Cayes in the southernmost region, where untouched beauty and tranquility await.
With each visit, guests find fresh and exciting experiences, as the possibilities for exploration are endless. Sail through azure waters, discover pristine beaches, and encounter rich marine life, making every voyage with BSV an unforgettable and cherished memory. Whether you seek adventure, relaxation, or both, Belize’s diverse and enchanting sailing destinations will keep you coming back for more, year after year.
Belize Sailing Vacations offers ASA 101, ASA 103, ASA 104, ASA 105, ASA 106, and ASA 114 on its Learn to Sail vacations.
The sailing school fleet at Belize Sailing Vacations includes: A Lagoon 500, Lagoon 52, Leopard 45 and 48, FP Saona 47, and two FP Saba 50s.
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.
All-inclusive 6-night ASA Group Charters, including any two courses, are as follows:
US$2,795.00 per person plus 10% tax, based on Double Occupancy in a Queen Cabin
US$3,195.00 per person plus 10% tax, based on Single Occupancy in a Queen Cabin
Additional courses are available on request.
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