Belize Yacht Charter Guide
Discover Belize City, San Pedro, Placencia and the Magnificent Belize Coral Cayes on Your Crewed and Bareboat Yacht Charter
A Belize yacht charter offers endless opportunities to enjoy amazing snorkelling and diving off the world's second-largest barrier reef. Belize is an archipelago with over 200 untouched rainforested islands and atolls, charming towns, friendly locals and an Aztec influence. The experienced charterer will find a rustic brand of sailing that is not as developed as the British Virgin Islands or the wider Caribbean region, with easterly tradewinds of 15-22 knots and plenty of great destinations stretching from Mexico in the north to Guatemala's Rio Dulce to the south.
Given the shallow waters and the marvellous snorkelling and scuba diving available throughout Belize, the best yacht type to charter in Belize is a catamaran. Catamarans provide excellent space, stability and social areas for their size, so you will enjoy the country's tranquil anchorages found on our 7 Day Belize Catamaran charter itinerary in unrivalled comfort. Charterers will enjoy a plethora of land and sea-based activities and will be able to discuss their exact preferences with their Boatbookings Broker. One of our charter guests shared the following video after their week on TRANQUILO, the leading Fountaine Pajot Saona 47 in Belize.
Embark in Belize City and you will benefit from two fantastic Belize yacht charter itineraries. Sail to the popular northern island hotspots of San Pedro Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker, as well as the Hol Chan Marine Reserve. Alternatively, head to the less frequented southern island hotspots of Man-o-War Caye, Tobacco Caye and Placencia. Whichever itinerary you choose, or the weather dictates, you are guaranteed cerulean waters for snorkelling, warm ocean breezes for water sports and spectacular sunsets.
Belize is a former British colony in northern Central America. It is bordered to the north by Mexico and to the south by Guatemala. Belize lies on the amazing Mesoamerican Reef, which is the world's 2nd largest reef in the world. Within the Mesoamerican reef, which nearly fronts the whole Belizean coastline, are over 400 coral islands known locally as Cayes which are just waiting to be discovered.
The magic of Belize emanates from the proximity of rain forest in the western mountains with the accessible reefs, bringing a stunning array of animal and plant life both above and below water. If you like wildlife, diving, and the relaxed Caribbean lifestyle, you'll love Belize. Belize is an area constantly undergoing development as it strives to reach the desirability of some of its rivals, but take it from us - this central American yacht charter destination remains much more tranquil than the more popular Caribbean sailing region.
Getting to Belize
The wonderful irony of Belize is that it is one of the most accessible charter destinations in the Western Hemisphere, yet it is also one of the most remote and underdeveloped. Direct flights from many major US cities, including Los Angeles, New York, Denver and Chicago take between 4 and 5 hours and get you to the small and welcoming airport in Belize City. To find your perfect bareboat yacht, we would advise flying to Placencia to pick up your yacht.
Belize Yacht Charter - Next Steps
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