My husband and I plus our two grown children and their partners sailed on the Palmetto with Jessie (captain) and Karla (cook) for 6 nights in January 2018. It was an amazing vacation. The food was outstanding and Karla was able to cater to our likes and dislikes, substituting chicken for the person that did not eat fish and providing gluten free options for two others. The alcohol was flowing and all included. Jessie provided numerous options of places to go and things to see. The accommodations were super comfortable. We sailed, snorkeled, explored a couple small towns and mangroves, also used the kayaks and stand up paddle boards. We played games at night and always enjoyed the sunset. I would definitely do this trip again and highly recommend it!!
This was an ideal family getaway. Best way to see Belize as the sea is really what you are there for....It seemed the towns had limited in the way of luxury vacation spots ....Belize by yacht was luxury, effortless, exciting and relaxing . Our family really enjoyed each other in the stress free atmosphere. Excellent Captain Jesse , was knowledge, calm and confident . We dubbed him Captain Cucumber for his" calm as a cucumber" demeanor throughout . Amazing Chef Sabrina ( Breezy) was just outstanding -always accommodating our picky eaters and she was the most upbeat, positive and energetic hostess with the mostess. Her abundant food was incredibly, creative and always a hit even though we had many food restrictions. Both crew members where always attentive when necessary but kept their distance when appropriate. We would love to be able to come back and sail again with this outfitter... might have to break our rule of never going back to the same place twice . Our recommendation is to bring extra towels, lots of books and games , extra bathing suits and flip flops with White soles otherwise dont bother bringing any else- its all taken care of .
This being our 2nd trip on the Doris, it is hard to believe it could be better then our first trip on Doris 3 years ago.......it was sooooo much better!! Kainie created her gluten free magic in the kitchen again......num num num!! We ate sea to table thanks to our captain Mannie who went snorkelling with us everyday and snagged snapper, hogfish, lobster and crab!! Whatever Kainie needed he provided!! Sadly the weather didn’t cooperate for us to get out to Turneffe......we will have to come back again but will come back in the right month to get out there! The snorkelling was AMAZING and life on a boat over 12 nights never gets old!! Till the next time
I returned to Belize Sailing Vacations, this time to learn about sailing. What an amazing decision that was. The accommodations on Luna Sea were of course remarkable, as we expected after our stay on Doris a few months ago. And Belizean waters never disappoint, even though the weather was uncharacteristically windy, rainy and cool.
Most impressive though was the crew, who also doubled as our instructors. Captain Casey and First Mate Sarah were exemplary in every way. For starters, Casey is the most qualified ASA instructor in Central America. With a kind and confident style, he teaches with the effectiveness of someone twice his age.
As first mate, Sarah was mostly responsible for our gourmet meals and accommodations, but get this - she is also ASA certified! So no matter what we were doing we were surrounded by expertise and luxury, and the learning experience was incredibly enhanced by this.
Whether you are looking for the vacation of a lifetime or you're ready to invest in your sailing education, you can't make a better choice than Belize Sailing Vacations.
I was on this trip with my family and we had the best time! Casey and Claudia were amazing the whole trip. We were treated to our own island for a day! I can’t say enough about how awesome the boat, the crew, the company was. Everything was spectacular
This was one of the best vacations my family has ever been on. Ruben and Christy are awesome! The entire group at Belize Sailing Vacations feels like one big family and we felt welcomed from the minute we stepped on the beautiful catamaran. We were met with a delicious rum cocktail and we set sail. Ruben and Christy are such a great team every detail was perfect. From sailing, diving, snorkeling, fishing (brought in a WAHOO), SUP, wake boarding, beach combing & beach bars, New Years Eve in San Pedro to some of the best meals ever (Christy can turn out some amazing food in that little kitchen) - we did it all!!! We learned all about the Belize history along with some great stories. Ruben plays a mean game of Liars dice so watch out!
Cheers to a great group of people ~ With warm memories
Dr. Wahoo, Karen and the rest of the Shark Baits :)
We have just returned from the most brilliant eight night charter with Belize Sailing Vacations. Our skipper Jessie and cook Karla made the trip for us. Prior to our arrival, we completed our form stating we wanted lots of sailing, empty remote anchorages with loads of snorkeling. As we boarded the catamaran Jessie confirmed if we were still happy with our choices, I said yes and before I had even gone below we were under sail heading to the Southern Cays. Jessie is a very experienced skipper and he took us to places we only dreamed of. Karla's cooking and hosting was so wonderful and seemed effortless. Both Jessie and Karla gave our children a wonderful holiday: delicious meals and copious snacks on the foredeck, endless guided snorkeling with spear fishing, wake boarding behind the dinghy, and the most brilliant fishing. Nothing was ever too much for Jessie and Karla, they were totally professional, and at the same time friendly and enthusiastic.
We will be back with Jessie and Karla next December.