Sailing and Boating Near Belize City

The waters off the coast of Belize City call out to those who love to sail

Photo credit: © Yingke

Sailing your own private or chartered yacht to Belize is not for everyone, but those who do it are quick to tell you that it was an adventure of a lifetime. On top of it all, Belize City is an official port of entry which is great for those who plan to dock and stay in the city.

Boat Rentals and Charters

You can't beat sailing in the warm Caribbean waters off the coast of Belize City. If you're one who can't resist the call of the sea, you can charter a boat when you arrive in town. Aubisque Catamaran Yacht Charters is a locally owned charter company you can talk to. The owners take guests out on their luxury 47 foot long catamaran as part of a week-long charter. There are three rooms aboard the boat, and all meals and watersports are included as part of the package.

If you are starting to research a charter boat, you can call one of these companies:

Charter and Rental Services
Name Phone Location
Aubisque Catamaran Yacht Charters (501) 602-9609 Cucumber Beach Marina - 4.6 mi. (7.5 km) West-Southwest of Belize City
Belize Sailing Vacations (888) 200-0370 Cucumber Beach Marina - 4.6 mi. (7.4 km) West-Southwest of Belize City


If you're sailing yourself, you'll have 24 hours after entering local waters to dock and clear customs. Belize City is an official port of entry, which is perfect for those who want to stay in the city anyway. In order to clear customs you'll need to present four copies each of a list of the chip's stores, a crew list, and all of the boat's official documentation. Additionally, passengers and crew members will need to go through the process of clearing immigration which will mean presenting a passport and in some cases a visa. After taking care of the legal aspect of sailing to Belize City, you'll be allowed to sail about local waters for up to 90 days.

Thinking about sailing to Belize City using your own boat, or a vessel you charter elsewhere? This next table provides a quick summary of potential docking spots.

Name Phone Location
Cucumber Beach Marina (501) 222-4153 4.6 mi. (7.3 km) West-Southwest of Belize City Belize

With these tips in mind, you have no excuse not to get out and explore the waters that extend beyond Belize City. Whether a quick trip out for fishing or snorkeling, or a week long chartered sail is in the cards for you, you'll be making memories that will be hard to forget.


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