This was one of the best vacations my husband and I have ever had. Absolutely the most relaxing! This was our first time on a sailing charter and we cannot wait to do it again. Captain Matt and Chef Sabrina were fantastic hosts. They were wonderful to get to know and be around. They took care of everything and made life seem so easy. You can really do as much or as little at you like! Truly five star food and experience. Even with weather that was not the most cooperative (very windy) we still had an amazing time. We kayaked, paddle boarded, snorkeled, saw dolphins, manatees, eagle rays, rode bikes around Caye Caulker, and more. The boat, Halcyon, was lovely and comfortable. It was marvelous just to sit with a cocktail, read, and watch the beautiful scenery. If you're considering a charter with Belize Sailing Vacations just book it. You will have an amazing time and make priceless memories. I hope we go again soon!
Six of us enjoyed 5 nights sailing the beautiful aqua waters of Belize with our awesome captain Jesse and chef Kainie. What a treat it was to get up every morning and hear 'breakfast will be ready soon"! Each meal was delicious, healthy, and so beautifully presented. It's the first vacation I've been on where we didn't need to think about anything; from logistics to meals and beverages to water activities, everything was expertly taken care of for us... it was a great way to unwind from our regular routines of life! I'd love to take this trip again!
We can't say enough about the professionalism, quality and experience with Belize Sailing Vacations. They were tremendously organized, communicative and met all of our expectations.
Francesco and Michela (our crew) were incredible. They were friendly, knowledgable and were there anytime we needed them but also gave us space (without us needing to ask!) Michela is a fabulous chef and all of our meals were superb. The meals were exactly to our taste and we could tell a tremendous amount of care went into selecting meals for us. Francesco is an amazing captain and took us to some incredble places.
The boat was spotless and kept that way throughout the duration of our sail. It was roomy, comfortable and well-equiped.
We can't wait to take another sail with BSV! Thanks again!
Two couples stepped aboard the Doris in November, 2016. From the first, it was clear this was going to be a luxurious sail. The boat is large and well appointed with comfortable cabins and heads. The crew, Michela and Francesco are have sailed their own boat around the world. They are completely capable and couldn't be more accommodating. Francesco has excellent sailing skills and extensive knowledge of the local reefs, mangroves and quiet overnight anchorages. Michela is a top notch first mate, sweet hostess and accomplished chef. Even though Mother Nature gave us several rainy days, they tailored our itinerary so that there was always something to do. From diving on Tobacco Cay, to snorkeling too many sites to remember, bar hopping on Caye Caulker and fishing everyday, it was a truly great vacation. We have captained bareboat charters and gone on several crewed charters in the Caribbean. Belize Sailing Adventures is one of the best!
We started our vacation on Luna Sea in Placencia, Belize, where captain Ellis and first mate/chef Clodia greeted us warmly and made the 5 of us (me, my husband and our 3 daughters) feel welcome, safe, and presented us with one of many 5 star lunches! Captain Ellis reviewed the itinerary with us, and his knowledge of all the Belize Cayes and bays became very apparent! It was so easy and relaxing to put our trust in his ability! We fished almost every day and caught our first dinner/sashimi appetizer, all of which were masterfully prepared by Clodia! Every meal, appetizer, drink were highly anticipated by my kids! It was so obvious that Clodia had prepared for US, based on OUR preferences, and all her ingredients were fresh and tasty!! Captain Ellis took us to perfect snorkeling spots every day, where we ALL snorkeled with turtles, sharks, rays, and he even found us some friendly dolphins! We kayaked, paddle boarded, swam around the boat in that warm Belize water, found shells, starfish, jellyfish, and were "guests" on private islands with guided and informative snorkeling tours! Ellis knows all the right people, so our excursions on the different islands and Cayes were always fun and filled with friendly people...and coming back to Clodia's happy hour appetizer and dinner was truly a highlight!! She cooks with love and passion, and together, Ellis and Clodia always treated us, and everyone we met, with respect. Best memories ever, thanks guys, we miss you and will definitely meet again!!
From the time we stepped onto the catamaran our crew , Captain Ellis & first mate Clodia made sure every detail was attended to. Captain Ellis was very knowledgeable about a Belize & sailing. Clodia cooked with love- everything was well seasoned, delicious & presented beautifully! There was a lot of time to relax when we were sailing but also many fun activities. The guided snorkeling was the best snorkeling we'd ever done. We enjoyed kayaking almost everyday. We also loved the very small almost uninhabited cayes we visited. Such paradise! All of these activities were included as part of our trip. We can't wait to return!
This trip was our family "Great Adventure", and an opportunity to reunite with our unit (grown children) despite busy lives. Our week was made into a relaxing but active dream vacation full of rich experiences, gourmet food and good times by the exceptional crew of Capt. Matt and Chef Sabrina. Our experiences involved Dolphins, Manatees, Spotted Eagle Rays, Seahorses, Clear Blue Water, Reefs and Tropical fish, snorkeling, diving, fishing and the landing the big one...King Mackeral (very tasty), lobsters (also very tasty), cocktails parties at sunset, and wonderful memories which we will long cherish. We will be booking this again, and specifying Matt and Regina as our crew. They are the best!