Belize

Sailing vacations

81 °F
Average temperature(Jun-Sept)
3
Sailing experience level
ICC RYA
Day Skipper

Sheltered sailing, sunny skies

Nestled in the lush green heart of Central America and crowned by the world’s second largest barrier reef, Belize is an exotic medley of tropical Caribbean beauty, alluring Mayan culture and welcoming Creole charm. With warm, balmy trade winds, line-of-sight sailing, short passages and miles of cays and palm-studded beaches, Belize is a sailor’s paradise perfect for experienced sailors.

Explore the 400 islands and cays of the Mesoamerican reef. Visit idyllic South Water Cay, a coral island that makes up part of Belize’s World Heritage Site, or head for Lagoon Cay for scenic kayaking opportunities. Divers can hire a local skipper to help them explore the world-famous Blue Hole in Lighthouse Reef; a perfectly circular limestone sinkhole plunging 480 feet into the blue water for which it’s named.

Take a sailing vacations in Belize and you’ll experience one of the few truly unspoilt destinations in the world. From our base in Laru Beya Marina on the west of Placencia Peninsula you can explore picturesque anchorages hidden along palm-fringed cays and see over 500 species of tropical fish while snorkelling or diving along coral reefs. In the evening, sip sweet rum-infused cocktails or sample crispy conch fritters and buttery crab claws as the sun sets over the waterfront.

Please note that to charter in Belize without a skipper, you must first fill out an application to obtain a temporary Certificate of Competency. These are issued by the Belizean Port Authority, and are a legal requirement for all yachts without a local skipper on board.

Suggested bareboat itineraries

Set sail on your private yacht from our base at Laru Beya Marina. With your own boat to command, you can set your own agenda while sailing beautiful Belize. Enjoy line-of-sight sailing, a selection of marinas, anchorages and buoys to moor at and consistent trade winds that create fantastic sailing conditions. Here you’ll learn what keeps luring sailors back to the stunning shores of Belize year after year.

Belize one-week bareboat

  • Creole villages
  • World-class fishing
  • Kayak deep blue lagoons and rivers
  • Pristine beaches and lush rainforests
  • Snorkel world’s second largest barrier reef
  • Balmy trade winds and line-of-sight sailing
Itinerary details

Experience required

Sailing experience level
3
At least 20 days or 400 miles as skipper on an equivalent size yacht

Our intermediate sailing destinations, Level 3 sailing areas offer a greater challenge for sailors more comfortable on the open water. Enjoy strong winds and longer spells of open water sailing, suitable for more experienced skippers.

Qualifications required

ICC
International Certificate of Competence
RYA
Day Skipper

To sail in this destination you'll need at least an ICC or an RYA Day Skipper qualification or above. Please note, an ICC or RYA Day Skipper qualification is compulsory for Greece.

Skippered Holiday

Try a skippered holiday

  • Relax and let your skipper take charge
  • Be as hands on or laid back as you like
  • Learn from an expert skipper
  • Gain local knowledge and recommendations
  • Peace of mind and safety on the water
  • Discretion and privacy when you need it
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Sailing conditions

Max temp
50 (°F)
Min temp
(°F)
Avg precipitation
(mm)
Avg wind speed
(knots)
Dominant wind direction
Caye Caulker
January817013812ENE
February84728013E
March84733813E
April88778115E
May887912413E
June887919813E
July887915613E
August907920211E
September907719710NE
October867528546NW
November847223346NE
December827013411E

Address

Laru Beya Resort

Placencia Peninsula

Belize, C.A.

Base opening hours

Mon-Sun: 8:00am - 5:00pm

All year round

Nearest airport
Placencia Airport

Choose Sunsail

25
Destinations worldwide
14
Flotilla routes
48
Types of yachts
40 yrs
Creating holidays
4 hr
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