Taking A Trip To Cruise The Placencia Coast on the Big Sipper

by Madeleine Guerra
Big Sipper Placencia belize

The Big Sipper is Placencia’s newest attraction, and it’s quickly becoming the most popular one too! Cruise down the Placencia Lagoon and along the gorgeous Placencia Coast for breathtaking views of the sunset and if you’re lucky enough, you’ll be greeted by wondrous marine life making their way along the Caribbean Sea. If you’re heading down to Placencia, booking a trip with the Big Sipper is a must do.   

A little about the Big Sipper: 

 The Big Sipper is a locally owned company, managed by locals. Employing some of the friendliest staff in town, crew members will make you feel welcomed and COVID-safe during your cruise. Being locals of Placencia and tour guides themselves, the crew has tons of insight on the best restaurants, experiences, and hotels so be sure to keep an ear out for their local insights.   

The Sipper’s Schedule:  

Cruises on what’s considered the “coolest double decker in town” run daily. If it’s a holiday, then the Big Sipper quickly goes into celebration mode and offers additional cruises in celebration of the holiday. For Valentine’s Day, the double decker became the “love boat” and offered 4 different cruises in the span of two days offering red wine specials all weekend long.  

When booking a trip with the Big Sipper in Placencia, you can expect:  

  • Hotel shuttle to the Placencia Pier 
  • One free welcome drink 
  • Deliciously refreshing cocktails
  • Ceviche (conch & shrimp) available for purchase  
  • Big Becks fish sausage available for purchase 
  • The best music and lots of space for dancing  
  • A bathroom on board  

Private Charters:  

If you’re looking for a fun location to host an event, why not do it on the Caribbean Sea itself? This double decker is open for private charters and can hold as much as 35 people on board. With good drinks, good music, and great views, this party location is hard to turn down.  

COVID-19 and the Big Sipper:  

covid big sipper placencia belizeThe Big Sipper is all about safety. In addition to practicing and implementing safe cruising protocols, the Big Sipper prioritizes safety and sanitizing measures for its staff and visitors on board. The use of masks and social distancing is strictly enforced upon the vessel. With capacity taken into account, the cruises are rather sedate, family-friendly and uncrowded. The Big Sipper in Placencia is also Gold Standard certified

To book your trip on the Big Sipper, you can call or WhatsApp them at +1(501)615-3033. All photos courtesy of the Big Sipper via Facebook

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