A List of the Belize Yacht Holidays as the Country Opens for Yachting Tourism

by Vivian Roe

This month, Belize officially reopened its maritime borders for yachting tourism. This welcomed announcement comes along with the huge increase in search for yacht and private charter travel. And we can see why.

“Yachting tourism in Belize is a niche market with tremendous potential for further growth. COVID-19 has caused many families to rethink travel and yachting tourism allows for families to vacation safely within a bubble.”

– The Belize Tourism Board

Indeed, Belize’s pristine waters and tropical climate offer the ideal setting for yachting vacations where visitors can enjoy fishing, snorkeling, diving and many other attractions safely. So for those on the search for a yachting holiday in Belize, read on.

Xsite Belize

Xsite Sail Catamaran

Xsite Belize Sailing & Adventures are an Ambergris Caye based certified Gold Standard Operator. Undoubtedly, one of the best, they were voted the ‘Tour Operator of the Year 2019’ by Belize Tourism Board. Along with this, they boast a whole heap of other awards. The beauty of this operator is the abundance of tailor-made packages they offer. Whether guests want to book a week trip, overnight sailing charter or a day trip, the team will design something to suit.

Blue Marlin: A Stay & Sail Package

Stay & Sail at Blue Marlin

This private island resort has created the ultimate Stay & Sail Package.  The package combines a 4 night sailing adventure with 3 nights on the private island retreat. Start in Belize City and sail the seas island hopping while heading south along the Belize Barrier Reef. After all, you will be living on a beautiful fully-equipped catamaran, along with your captain and crew. Be treated to catered meals, lounging, and playing in the water all along the way on this luxury yacht charter. Later, you will then be dropped off at South Water Caye for 3 days of adventure and fun in the sun at this off-the-beaten path private island.

Mooring at Ray Caye in the South

lionfish grill

Stop for lunch at Ray Caye’s Lionfish Grill

This private island makes a refreshing stop to stretch your legs on land and is a must for all those plotting their mooring routes on their sail trip. It includes every amenity a sailing enthusiast craves, including tours and lodgings. While on the island, dine al fresco at the Lionfish Grill, dock your boat long enough to take advantage of world-class scuba diving opportunities or just chat up the interesting guests gathering at the resort’s bar before you continue your journey.

For those the prefer to combine staying on the island with a few nights sailing the best of the surrounding area, Ray Caye also offer an Island & Sailing Package.

Feature Image Courtesy of Ray Caye

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