Belize catamaran Charters
Has some of the most pristine, unspoiled, natural beauty you will find anywhere in the world. The ocean waters of Belize offer a unique and wonderful cruising experience with the world’s second largest barrier reef, literally hundreds of sun swept tropical islands to explore, and three major offshore atolls. The barrier reef provides over 130 miles of protected waters from the ocean swell and a reef that is teaming with fish, coral, and creatures. The coral forms colorful, surreal landscapes with jutting heads, sand bottom canyons, arches and spires that offers great snorkeling and diving for both the novice and the more experienced.
Exploring the Belizean Waters
Whether your interest are fishing, diving, snorkeling, or sailing the islands for a week or a day here is some information and stories to start you on your island adventure.
Belize Charter Catamarans
If you are familiar with the Bahamas or the Virgin Islands, Belize will seem vast and untouched. No crowded anchorages, no competing for access to moorings, no making reservations to hole up in a protected bay. Belize offers a diversity of cruising grounds from the more developed Ambergris Caye to an endless string of uninhabited tropical islands and white sand beaches in the south.
Chartering a Belize catamaran is the ultimate way to sail Belize and explore some great sites at your own pace on your own private yacht. The barrier reef offers not only unlimited dive locations, but also great protection from the large open ocean swells. Most people find this a very comfortable place to cruise and it is certainly not without its challenges. Navigating is easy and you nearly always are within sight of an island. The challenging part is learning to read the shallow waters and recognizing coral. There are very few navigational markers and the cruising guide provides a good guideline but does not replace local knowledge and good light at your back so you can see the tricky spots. Going with a crewed yacht charter or hiring a captain is your best bet to enjoy the sailing while letting someone else worry about getting through the coral heads. Catamarans are the most popular vessels while sailing Belize due to their shallow draft through the Belize islands. Below are a few catamaran charter companies located in Belize.
Belize Sailing Vacations is based in Belize City and offers full service luxury crewed charters on multiple catamarans for varying budgets. This is a family run business with over 10 years operating catamaran charters in Belize. The Wilson family will provide you with the ultimate Belize charter catered to your special interests and desires. Rates vary depending on the catamaran and range from $795 per night to $1, 295 per night. Contact Belize Sailing Vacations, Cliff Wilson, Mile 5.5 Western Highway, Belize City. Toll free telephone 866-873-1171 or in Belize 501-664-5300. email here.