In a word - Un-Belizeable! As my 50th birthday approached, I wanted to plan an unforgettable holiday. We chose Belize. I contacted Rachael, Cliff and Patricia at Absolute Belize/Belize Sailing Vacations. Loaded with a lot of questions they listened and set up our amazing adventure. We rented a catamaran for a 5 day sail then 5 day's on Caye Caulker. Everything went off without a hitch. The Catamaran was fully provisioned with food, drink, snorkel gear, kayaks, paddle boards and beach toys. The cap't (Jesse) and crew (Karla) were top notch. Sailing inside the reef, the Caribbean provided a postcard like setting for our adventure both above and below the water. Once we arrived Caye Caulker, we were met at the boat where all of our gear was transported to The Caye Reef Resort. We rented 5 of the 6 rooms and had the entire seaside resort to ourselves. Bobbie and Danny, the resort managers were oh so helpful and kind. 3 weeks removed from paradise the vibe is still alive. Rest assured, we will be back.
My husband and I just finished 4 nights sailing on Island Girl with Captain Dave and first mate/chef Clodia for our 25th anniversary. We wanted something very special, have been recently PADI certified and had done many sailing day trips. This was truly an experience of a lifetime. From the minute we were greeting at the dock with a hug and a warm smile, we knew this was just what we wanted. Captain Dave, is much more than a captain; he's an ocean tour guide, snorkel buddy and great coconut hunter. He even found us a deserted island to hang out alone for a while complete with a bottle of champagne. Clodia is a terrific chef whipping up anything you desire in a galley kitchen. My husband caught a bonita off the back of the boat and within minutes we had beautifully presented sashimi. I was a little nervous on my first dive so Clodia (a diver master herself) went along.
We saw a piece of Belize not everyone sees, going to more remote islands and snorkeling on some amazing parts of the reef.
I have been a trip advisor member for 5 years and this is my first review. That's how incredible this vacation was. And we will not wait 25 years to go again!!
We were excited to think we would truly have the time of our lives....and WE DID! We arrived to drinks and welcomes from Capt. Jesse and 1st mate Karla. We were instant friends and loved the boat, 47 foot Fontaine Pajot in perfect condition (nearly brand new). We sailed to the best secluded Island and had the meals that were 5 star. The sailing and the stops made memories to last a lifetime. We were so impressed we considered buying a boat and moving down to Belize with Captain Jesse and Karla as our Directors! The sunsets, the cuisine, the diving, and the memories will last a lifetime. We are on the calendar to repeat every years with Belize Sailing Vacation....accept nothing less than paradise and...that's what you get from these fine people. Thanks to Captain Jesse and Karla we will be back with friends for the rest of our lives. If you love sunsets that go on forever and food that is THE best...then book here. As an airline pilot I've been many places and seen many glorious sunsets. None are better or more refreshing than being with Belize Sailing!
Just got back from the most ridiculous sailing adventure with Breezy and Sarah. Feeling extremely fortunate to have ended up with these two. The quality of food that Breezy can prepare in such a small space is mind blowing. The itinerary, flexibility and knowledge that Captain Sarah offered us was above and beyond. You cannot go wrong with these gals. Book them now before somebody else does!
It was an amazing experience that we will never forget!! When the trio was over, we did not want to depart! The captain and her first mate were very friendly and helpful to us the entire trip. They even decorated the yacht for my sisters birthday. The food was amazing but the only thing that I would suggest is to cater more towards the clients and the types of food that they like.
Overall I would definitely do this again!!
Wow fantastic trip all around. The boat was in great shape, the staff was super friendly and helpful. They communicated really well before the trip which was great. We had the pleasure of sailing with Sarah and Breezy for our ASA certifications. They were the perfect combination of fun, instructive, and caring. Couldn’t have asked for a better crew. 90s on 9 rocked the seas. Thank you for a wonderful time.
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!