The quiet island of Caye Caulker is a well-liked yachting destination, despite the fact that it is not an official port of entry in Belize. This most certainly is not a deterrent for those who love the sport, and even if you aren't one with dreams of sailing on your own, you can sign up for a hosted excursion when you arrive.
There are plenty of ways to spend time out on the water, even if you don't want to be at the helm. Blackfish Sailing Tours is one company that offers day sails from Caye Caulker. You can sign up for snorkeling, fishing, and simple tours that take you around both Caye Caulker and Ambergris Caye.
If you merely want to enjoy some time on the water, without the cost and complications involved with renting a boat you should take a day sailing excursion. Wondering what's included and where you'll go? Take a look at the chart below to obtain contact phone numbers for area excursion services.
|Blackhawk Sailing Tours||(501) 607-0323||Front Street - Caye Caulker||Caye Caulker|
|Blue Tang Tours||(507) 519-6000||Blue Tang Inn - San Pedro||Ambergris Caye|
|Cari'Bean Tours||(501) 601-8586||Coconut Drive - San Pedro||Ambergris Caye|
|Ecologic Divers Sailing||(501) 226-4118||San Pedro||Ambergris Caye|
|Raggamuffin Tours||(501) 226-0348||Front Street - Caye Caulker||Caye Caulker|
|Sea Hawk Sailing Trips||(501) 607-0323||Caye Caulker||Caye Caulker|
There are two option if you'd like to spend some time sailing autonomously on Caye Caulker. The first is sailing yourself from your home country, which you can read about below. The other is so charter a yacht when you arrive. In this case, you'll have to present proof of your sailing know-how, so make sure to arrive prepared. Local charter companies also offer crewed trips that take of for Caye Caulker but take you up and down the coast of Belize for several days to several weeks at a time and include all activities and food as a part of the price.
If you're thinking about chartering a boat, you can call one of these area firms:
|TMM Yacht Charters||(501) 226-3026||Coconut Drive - San Pedro||Ambergris Caye|
No matter that Caye Caulker is not an official port of entry; Belize allows yachts to gain clearance anywhere along the coast as long as the captain is willing to pay for the transportation of the customs official. You can arrange to do so and sail right to Caye Caulker, or you can make plans to first stop in Belize City, San Pedro, Big Creek, or Punta Gorda. Regardless of where you sail to, you'll need to present four copies of a list of the ship's stores, crew list, and the ship's official paperwork. The whole process takes under an hour and must be done within 24 hours of arriving in local waters. Once cleared, you'll be allowed to sail here for 90 days, so you can choose to stay at one of the marinas listed below, or travel throughout Belize, stopping at different anchorages along the way.
Planning to visit Caye Caulker using your own vessel, or a boat you charter elsewhere? This next table provides a quick summary of potential docking spots.
|(866) 589-4618||San Pedro||Ambergris Caye|
The waters that surround Caye Caulker are hard to resist, and why should you when there are so many different ways to enjoy them? Take a quick day sail, hire a charter for a week-long sail, or head to Caye Caulker aboard your own private vessel. There is no wrong way to sail here.
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