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What is the best route to sail Belize?

If you follow one of our Belize sailing itineraries, you will sail to the beautiful Whipray Caye to soak up the sun and enjoy some of the best fishing in the whole of the Caribbean and Americas, before heading to Lagoon Caye, Lark Caye and South Water Caye.

You can rest assured that, no matter what route you take on your Belize sailing vacation, balmy trade winds blow steadily and sure, promising exquisite cruising as you explore the less traveled charter grounds behind Belize’s barrier reef system.

How easy is it to island hop in Belize?

If you follow one of our Belize sailing itineraries, you will sail to the beautiful Whipray Caye to soak up the sun and enjoy some of the best fishing in the whole of the Caribbean and Americas, before heading to Lagoon Caye, Lark Caye and South Water Caye.

You can rest assured that, no matter what route you take on your Belize sailing vacation, balmy trade winds blow steadily and sure, promising exquisite cruising as you explore the less traveled charter grounds behind Belize’s barrier reef system.

How easy is it to island hop in Belize?

With so many incredible islands and cays to explore, it couldn’t be easier to sail around Belize and uncover each of their treasures. Whether you’re taking the helm on a 7-day Belize bare boat yacht charter, or treating yourself to an all-inclusive crewed charter, you’ll be able to spend your days cruising the open waters and discovering new islands every day.

How many days in Belize is enough?

We think a 7-day boat charter in Belize is ideal because it gives you the perfect amount of time to immerse yourself into the Belizean culture, explore beautiful islands, unleash your inner adventurer and go scuba diving, visit the hidden gems of Belize, and also relax on the deck with a cocktail in hand. 

However, you have the freedom to choose the length of your sailing vacation, just like with all our Moorings yacht charters in destinations such as the Mediterranean, Caribbean and Exotics.

What are the best things to do in Belize?
  • Head to Ambergris Caye for a day of fishing, where you may be able to catch Tuna, Wahoo, Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, Dorado, Barracuda, Snapper and Grouper.* 
  • Discover some of the most spectacular underwater scenery and meet exotic marine life as you go scuba diving at the Belize Barrier Reef.
  • Soak up the sun on the golden sands of Half Moon Caye, a beautiful island that also doubles as a natural monument.
  • Head inland to the Cayo District and visit the Xunantunich Mayan Ruins.
  • Enjoy some of the most incredible sunsets in the world on Caye Caulker.

Note: Due to Belize fishing laws, charterers who are interested in fishing for leisure or sport must hold a sport fishing license. The fees are US $25 per week. You may purchase these licenses at our Belize charter base.

What is the weather like in Belize?

Belize is subtropical, with a mean annual temperature of 80 degrees F, making it the ideal location for a relaxing yacht charter. Trade winds blow along the coast and on the cays most of the year, keeping temperatures pleasant even in the hottest months, except for a few weeks, generally around mid-August through mid-September. During the height of Summer, temperatures can reach the mid-90s on the mainland.

You may find that Winter storms bring the temperature down to the low 60s. You will find that the rainfall is heaviest in the south and the jungle areas, lightest in the north and on the cays. 

During your Belize sailing vacation, you can also enjoy water temperatures of between 79 and 83 degrees F, a delightful temperature for snorkeling around the Belize Barrier Reef.

When is the best time to sail in Belize?

If you’re wondering when to book your Belize yacht charter for, the dry season generally lasts from December to May and the rainy season is typically June-November. Hurricanes occasionally occur and are most likely to hit in August and September.

As the sailing season in Belize runs from November-April, it is the perfect destination for a Winter getaway, much like the BVI, Antigua and St Thomas.

What are the tides like in Belize?

As you embark on your Belize yacht charter, you’ll notice that the tide range is very small at around 11 inches – 23 inches, including the variation of level due to atmospheric pressure and dominant winds.

The waves inside the barrier reef are minimal but, the breeze is fresh, creating superb sailing conditions.

If you’ve been to the BVI in the Caribbean, or a Mediterranean hot spot like Greece or Italy, and found that the tidal range was ideal for you, you’ll love a sailing vacation in Belize as they all have very similar tidal ranges.

Want to learn more about the impressive sailing conditions in Belize? Contact us today and one of our team will be happy to answer any questions you have.

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Boat was well maintained and ready on time. The support was great. Most importantly, our Captain Henry Tucker guided us to a very nice sailing vacation with no worry and maximum adventure. What a great person!!!

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