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boat rental

Ann Arbor, Michigan
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boat rental

My wife and I will be returning to Ambergris in April and would like to rent a small motorboat to do some exploring on our own. Does anyone know who we should contact? Thank you.

Saint James City...
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1. Re: boat rental

I don't know if that's possible. I think you have to have a captain's license to operate any sort of motor boat. Plus, unless you know the waters, it's tough. There are coral heads everywhere.

All that said, I could be mis-informed. Hopefully, someone with more knowledge than I will be able to help you.

A friend of mine just purchased a small fishing boat. He's not Belizean, and has had a hard time getting a license......

Hon
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2. Re: boat rental

We are in the process of buying a small sail boat with a tiny 3.5 hp motor and obtaining the permits and licensing necessary. I know for a fact that you cannot operate a motor boat of any kind unless you have a Belize Master Captain license.

That said, I have seen little motor boats in tour formation following along behind a guide boat although, from your post, I'm guessing that's not what you are looking for.

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3. Re: boat rental

I'm not really fond of them, but we would settle for a jet ski. Are they available for rent?

Ambergris Caye
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4. Re: boat rental

Captains license needed to operate a boat here.

The funtasea mini boats are the exception to the rule as you are with a guide. http://www.funtasea.net/

You can rent Jet Skis here.

http://www.sanpedrowatersports.com/

Rates

30 min - $45 USD per ski

1 hour - $85 USD per ski

half day and full day rentals are available.

Gas and life vest are included

info@sanpedrowatersports.com

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5. Re: boat rental

Thanks Taco Girl!

I would also like to say that I read your stuff a lot, it is always very informative and helps to shorten the learning curve when visiting AC.

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