I can't say enough good things about my recent trip aboard Tranquilo, a beautiful and extremely comfortable brand new 47' sailing cat. There's simply no better way to experience the area than on your own private yacht. Captain Jesse and Chef Carla were the perfect hosts, ensuring our total enjoyment of each hour of each day we had with them. They are both delightful people, and extremely good at what they do. Each meal Carla prepared was tastier than the last, and each was a beautiful presentation to delight the senses. In addition to Jesse’s sailing expertise, his knowledge of the underwater world is amazing. It was so cool to watch him free dive and point out the many fascinating creatures that live there. The marine life was abundant and amazing…dolphins swimming alongside us, rays of various types, swimming turtles, nurse sharks, and so much more. Finally, I loved all the destinations the crew chose for our itinerary. Each place unique and memorable. It would have been hard to improve on this vacation!
Ruben and Cristy were the perfect host.
I have done this various times with the competition elsewhere in the Caribbean. This outfit was more flexible and pleasant.
Well kept boat.
Yes, Yes Yes.....Yes you are pampered, Yes they are concerned about your comfort and safety and the health of the reef and yes, it is a delightful way to see Belize.
We sailed out with Ish and Clodia handling all the preparations and provisions for sailing and snorkeling! Ish sailed us out to Caye Caulker the first afternoon and gave us an opportunity to feed Tarpon and view Seahorse.....Clodia is a magician in the Galley and prepared wonderful meals.
The next morning we were out on the reef snorkeling with rays and nurse sharks and Ish was pointing out the different types of coral and giving us insight into the myriad of fish on the reef .
In our conversations sometimes we discussed foods we had heard about or thought we would like to try , somehow the item discussed managed to appear in our menu during our stay on board Aubisque. We can't express in words what a great time we had, how spoiled we were, or how delightful Ish and Clodia made our trip.
I hope to return to do the Southern portion soon.
A group of us did this trip 2 yrs ago and came back for another 9 days sailing around the reef of Belize in complete luxury again this year. This trip was equally amazing in every way! Captain Jessie and First Mate Kainie were expert hosts and gave us the best week of our lives - snorkeling, sailing, kayaking, SUPing, island exploring and catering to all of our needs. We saw countless species of fish & coral, turtles, dolphins, a shark, a variety of islands, a waterspout & tropical rainstorm, as well as shooting stars and brilliant sunsets each night. A truly breathtaking, life changing adventure and a top-notch business operation.
Two families with 3 teens ages 14-16 spent 6 nights aboard the Luna Sea. The entire experience was phenomenal!! The layout of the catamaran is excellent & extremely comfortable. Our Captain Danny & First Mate Breezy made us all feel so at home and took VERY good care of us. They immediately felt like part of our family and we enjoyed their company and some great laughs together. Danny & Breezy were accommodating to all of our needs & requests from activities to drink and food desires to whatever we wished for!! We felt like royalty at sea!! Breezy is an excellent cook!! Every meal was delicious and healthy!
We visited some of the Southern and Northern Cayes and even spent a night up the Sitee River near Hopkins. This was a highlight! Goffs and Southwater Caye were spectacular! We spent hours snorkelling, fishing, swimming with nurse sharks and rays. Danny took us tubing and wake boarding. We felt safe at sea with Danny at the helm and he took good care of the kids while snorkelling.
What more could you ask for? It was a dream vacation that we will never forget and BSV had everything covered. This really is the only way to really appreciate Belize and to explore the reef and cayes.
A little tip for you wine lovers........if you love rose wine, as we do, then make sure you buy some prior to boarding. The duty free at the airport is an excellent place to load up on your specific wine and liquor needs.
We will be dreaming about this vacation for many years to come!
We love food, adventure, family and water and found Belize Sailing Vacations the answer to everything we wanted! We enjoyed 7 nights aboard Nera with our 20 year-old son, 18 year-old daughter and two of their friends. We met the crew at the dock, dropping our shoes into a bucket. We didn’t put them back on until we came back to dock 7 days later! We had no expectations of what our vacation would hold and were blown away by the experience we had!
Captain Lavonne ensured we easily cruised inside and outside the second largest barrier reef in the world, visiting dots of mangrove islands as well as white sandy beaches with unique experiences. Chef Sarah created freshly made breakfasts, lunches and dinners as well as incredibly tasty snacks to keep us fueled each day. Patrick helped us catch fish (that Sarah beautifully turned into sashimi, ceviche, or main dishes), acted as our snorkel/spearfish guide and ensured we had the freshest cocktails in our hands. This crew was incredibly experienced, professional and fun!
We were a bit concerned about how everyone would do on a boat for 7 days – both because of the movement of the ocean and that we had several food allergies. By dumb luck, we picked Belize which we now appreciate is the Sailing Capital of the World! The water was so calm and enabled us to not only have smooth sailing but to also be able to drop into the ocean for ad hoc snorkels, kayaking or swimming with dolphins. Chef Sarah and Patrick prepared from scratch gourmet meals that met every dietary need (gluten free, dairy sensitive, carb avoidance) and tasted absolutely phenomenal with incredible presentation.
Belize Sailing Vacations accommodates your desired experience and creates customer itineraries even on the fly. We so enjoyed spending our time after an incredible meal talking with the crew about our sailing plans for the following day! Each day held a new adventure and it was all custom tailored to what we wanted. The crew’s knowledge of Belize proved invaluable to gain us access to private islands and exclusive resorts. Certainly nothing you could replicate on your own.
We just returned from our third trip with Belize Sailing Vacations in as many years. We enjoyed it so much two years ago, we just had to go back, and definitely plan to go again. Each time, we have stepped up to the next size boat (we are a family of 5, with 17, 13, 11 year olds). We plan to step up to a larger boat the next time. The little bit of extra room, or little newer boats have definitely been worth the extra money, each time; but the smallest boat (that we started with) was great! All of the staff,(both on and off the boat), have been a pleasure to work with and truly want to make your vacation great! We've been able to coordinate diving on each trip. These guys are great!