With clear, calm waters surrounding you and a hazy view of the coast off in the distance, sailing to and around Ambergris Caye is like a dream come true for many. Whether you sail yourself or participate in an off-shore excursion, there is much to recommend getting out on the waters that lead to this tropical paradise.
Not everyone has the skill-set to sail themselves around Ambergris Caye, and that is okay thanks to local boat operators who will take you out for a day of sailing, snorkeling, diving, or fishing for a fee. On Ambergris Caye, Blackhawk Sailing Tours is the most well-known company that offers these services, allowing you to sign up for a number of different trips that will take you around both Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker.
If you merely want to experience some time on the open water, without the cost and complications of sailing on your own you should take a day sailing excursion. Curious about this option? Check out the listing below to find information on area excursion services.
|Blue Tang Tours||(507) 519-6000||Blue Tang Inn - San Pedro|
|Cari'Bean Tours||(501) 601-8586||Coconut Drive - San Pedro|
|El Gato||(501) 226-2264||San Pedro|
|Reef Runner||(501) 226-2172||San Pedro|
|Tanisha Tours||(501) 226-2314||San Pedro|
Those who are able to sail a yacht and want to get out on the waters for a few hours during their stay have the chance to charter a boat. This can be done through one of several companies on the island which offer hourly rentals, as well as extended options. Proof of your ability to sail will be required, so if this is your plan, make sure to arrive prepared.
Thinking about chartering a boat or yacht? Be sure to look at the following chart to help you get in touch with regional charter operators.
|TMM Yacht Charters||(501) 226-3026||Coconut Drive - San Pedro|
|(501) 226-2427||San Pedro|
|(501) 206-2059||San Pedro||Ambergris Caye|
More and more visitors each year are choosing to sail themselves to Ambergris Caye, typically from the southeast coast of the United States. When you arrive in Belizean waters, it is required that you sail into port within 24 hours. At an official port of call, one of which is located in San Pedro, you'll present four copies each of the ship's papers, a crew list, and a complete listing of the ship's stores. Once cleared, you have 90 days to sail around Ambergris Caye and up and down the Belize's coast.
Starting to research sailing to Ambergris Caye using a vessel you own, or one you charter elsewhere? Take a look at the table that follows to find summary information concerning area marinas.
|(866) 589-4618||San Pedro||Ambergris Caye|
Day sails, week-long charters, and docking for an extended vacation are all possibilities on Ambergris Caye, and it is recommended that those who can spend at least some time sailing during their stay; there really is nothing like it.
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