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 Belize Yacht Charter Summary Information

    Belize's large protected sailing area and easterly trade winds around 15-20 knots make for excellent sailing conditions. Most cays are between 10 and 20 nautical miles from each other, meaning you will never lose sight of land. Experienced sailors are needed to navigate between the abundant reef systems and recognize coral from the boat. The Barrier Reef does offer great protection from large open swells, ensuring calm waters often. The northern sailing area boasts shorter island hops, shallower turquoise water, and more populated cayes with restaurants and bars. In contrast, the southern sailing area offers deeper water, cayes spread out further providing longer exhilarating sails, and less crowded anchorages near many uninhabited cayes.

Belize Yacht Charter Basic Information:
Main Harbor or Port: Ambergris Cay or Placencia
Body of Water: Caribbean Sea
Nearest Major Airport: Phillip S.W. Goldson International Airport (BZE)
Acceptable Forms of Currency: Belizean dollar (BZD)
Languages Spoken: English
How to Get There from Abroad: Travelers fly into Belize city and from there will drive or take a water or air taxi to get to their charter base. The two main charter sailing ports of Belize are Ambergris Cay on the island of San Pedro in the North and Placencia on the Mainland in the South. From Belize city, it takes about 20 minutes by air or an hour to an hour and a half by boat to get to Ambergris Cay. It takes 30-45 minutes by air or 3 hours by car to get to Placencia.
Geography/Terrain: Belize's sailing ground is composed of many low lying barrier islands.




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