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Belize Sailing Vacations

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Overview
4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
8 guests
4 nights minimum 
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Imagine sailing along the world’s second largest barrier reef, exploring sandy palm studded beaches, and discovering the amazing under-water world of Belize. Your private sailing charter will take you to some of the world’s best snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, and kayaking sites, embellished with tropical cocktails and 5-star dining from the comfort of your own floating hotel. Belize Sailing Vacations is a family run, full-service yacht charter company offering the most luxurious all-inclusive sailing vacations in Belize and Guatemala since 2001. Our well-equipped yachts have air-conditioned queen cabins, private bathrooms, a state-of-the-art entertainment system throughout and expansive indoor and outdoor dining and lounging areas.Our yacht is teamed with an experienced, friendly and ...Imagine sailing along the world’s second largest barrier reef, exploring sandy palm studded beaches, and discovering the amazing under-water world of Belize. Your private sailing charter will take you to some of the world’s best snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, and kayaking sites, embellished with tropical cocktails and 5-star dining from the comfort of your own floating hotel. Belize Sailing Vacations is a family run, full-service yacht charter company offering the most luxurious all-inclusive sailing vacations in Belize and Guatemala since 2001. Our well-equipped yachts have air-conditioned queen cabins, private bathrooms, a state-of-the-art entertainment system throughout and expansive indoor and outdoor dining and lounging areas.Our yacht is teamed with an experienced, friendly and knowledgeable crew, dedicated to making your sailing vacation unforgettable! With Belize Sailing Vacations, enjoy the amenities of an all-inclusive luxury resort aboard your own private catamaran, and a sailing adventure tailored to your personal desires. Belize Sailing Vacations is the perfect all-inclusive vacation for the family, friends, a romantic getaway, or honeymoon. Our sailing charter expertise offers you variety and flexibility in choosing activities tailored to your special interest. Rendezvous diving or fishing expeditions can be arranged while others in your party may prefer snorkeling, kayaking or beachcombing, or even a day at the spa. In addition, we offer American Sailing Association Classes that offer a chance for those who are interested in expanding their knowledge and gaining confidence on the water. Your instructor will also be your captain and classes happen throughout the day with plenty of breaks for other activities. You can also journey inland to witness grand Mayan temples, float on a tube through the largest cave network in Central America, ride horses through lush rainforest or zip line through the jungle, a perfect contrast to the turquoise waters of the ocean. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 202952
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlySmoking allowed
Bedrooms
3 Queens
Bathrooms
3 Full baths

Meet the host
Rachael W
Hosting since January 2010
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 70%
Response Time: Within a day
Interaction with guestsUpon receiving your guest preference information, our concierge and captain will design a tailored catamaran charter vacation itinerary to meet your group’s special interest to ensure that your sailboat charter vacation is an experience of a lifetime.

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Reviews (382)
Russell B
Russell B
20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
You won't find better than BSV!!
Having read all the reviews on this company and having previous experience with another sailing charter company in Belize I thought booking with BSV would be an upgrade to our previous experience. My initial contact was with Jessica and she was a delight to work with – answering all questions in timely fashion. I kept thinking that this whole thing was too good to be true and the personable feel of this company was just too good. But when we arrived at the airport in Belize City, our first contact was with John (driver who picked us up at the airport) and he came in a first class vehicle and was not your ordinary driver—you got the feel that you were going on a Ritz Carlton cruise. Lovely gentleman and full of information and delivered us to our hotel (having arrived the night before our departure from the marina). Next day, again right on time he picked us up and delivered us to the marina to meet our captain and chef (Rueben and Ellen). The boat was in excellent condition (Fountain Pajot 47) and right away I felt we had hit the jackpot with Rueben and Ellen. But frankly, I had no idea HOW special this duo was and how terrific this vacation was going to be. Over the next 7 days we had the time of our lives with Rueben – and I’d call him the hardest working captain with a personality that will ensure you have the time of your life aboard. He has the attitude that he’s going to make your vacation exactly what you want it to be. He knew our backgrounds when we arrived and knew exactly what we wanted out of this trip. This was my 3rd sailing charter in Belize and this time was by far the best and most relaxing trip ever! And I credit Rueben for showing us some of the “secret” sides of Belize that most tourists wouldn’t see (he has connections) – and Ellen was a perfect complement to his energy – serving up truly works of art in both the food and beverage department. After spending a week with someone and getting to know them, I can vouch for the fact that BSV does an exceptional job in vetting their staff and providing a quality product and quality experience for their guests. This captain and chef team went out of their way EVERYDAY to provide an outstanding experience for the four of us aboard. Like a lot of other reviewers have noted, we anxiously await our next vacation with BSV in the Spring of 2025 with Rueben and Ellen. And one last note: my wife and I owned a sailing charter company in Miami for 33 years and did what Rueben and Ellen do so we know the work and planning that goes into each charter. My expectation for this vacation was blown away by what I experienced in our week sailing around Belize. It was special but also exceptional in what we experienced with BSV – leaving all of us with memories etched and photos to match about the beautiful surroundings and hospitality of our captain and crew. BSV is the Ritz-Carlton of sailing charter companies!!
Visited May 2024
Written June 11, 2024. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Gregg B
Gregg B
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
In praise of Belize Sailing Vacations
I had the privilege of spending a week as a guest on Ventana Al Mar and it was the experience of a lifetime. Captain Manny’s confident demeanor set the tone for a relaxing vacation having the knowledge that our safety and well-being are his priority. His expertise also extends deep into our aquatic surroundings. Captain Manny knows how to find the fish! Trolling lures behind Ventana was an excitingly fruitful endeavor, as Captain Manny knew when and where we would be able to reel in our next bonus. It was also mesmerizing to witness his spearfishing prowess as he danced with the Grouper in the Big Blue. As a marine biologist, I was duly impressed with his extensive knowledge of the undersea fauna. After expressing disappointment that my initial dives failed to turn up a sighting of the exquisite Queen Angelfish, Cap’t Manny assured me that “she is right here” and pointed over the side at our most recent anchorage. Voila, the Queen made an appearance that seemed as though she responded to his magic whisper. The Ventana Al Mar is a first class yacht. It is well outfitted with an abundance of comfortable accomodations for lounging while under sail. There is a plethora of choices; from the flying bridge, to the foredeck and trampolines, to the rear deck and salon, you are always able to find the sun or shade you desire. The staterooms are cool with high quality bedding allowing for a restful slumber at the end of the day. Josh, the First Mate, was attentive to our needs, always ready to lend a hand with disembarkation and negotiating our entry in to the sea at the stern. He guided our snorkeling adventures with the dexterity of a seasoned shepherd. Josh always anticipated our thirst with a variety of libations while cruising. His courteous, pleasant disposition and positive attitude was a delight to be around. And then there is Chef Kainie! We enjoyed a culinary experience of epic proportions. Kainie has an extensive repertoire of delicious recipes which never cease to amaze. Seemingly simple items such as tortillas and fruit were elevated to gourmet status with her delectable accoutrements. Savory dishes were accompanied by a variety of sauces and gravies that were euphorically mind blowing. She prepared deserts that would make even the most stringent calorie counter blow their diet. Kainie is a masterful party planner, preparing an extravagant birthday celebration and even baking a cake at a moment’s notice. She has a fondness for her guests and we all felt like part of a family. Life on board Ventana Al Mar was brought to the next level by Kainie’s effusive passion for life. Toward the end of our cruise, while visiting our own private island, one of the guests lost his battle with gravity suffering a broken wrist. The Crew snapped into action rendering first aid and dispatching a swift rescue boat from the mainland. His delivery to the Emergency Room was coordinated seamlessly. The fracture was stabilized and we had a joyful reunion at the dock. Hugs were generously shared as we returned to the reef to enjoy one more night of bliss., a testament to the professionalism of the Belize Sailing Vacations staff. Please share my sentiments with Captain Manny, Chef Kainie and First Mate Josh. I want them to know how appreciative we all are for their contribution to a most memorable adventure. I am grateful to have met them and dream of someday joining them again on Ventana Al Mar. Affectionately, GB
Visited April 2024
Written May 14, 2024. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Mandy W
Mandy W
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Magnificent Week
We were lucky enough to sail with Lavonne, Christie and Pedro and had an amazing time! - we've looked forward to a sailing trip like this for a long time and it exceeded our expectations. We saw incredible waters of every shade of blue - amazing sea life on our daily snorkelling trips (eagle rays, sharks, conch, tarpon, stingrays) ate the most delicious meals, sometimes with our own fresh caught fish and socialized with both old and new friends. A "magnificent" week!
Visited April 2024
Written May 4, 2024. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jeff J
Jeff J
Frisco, CO1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fourth Time and they Hit it Out of the Park--Again
This is my fourth trip with BSV--and each time is a different and fantastic experience. Five-star food, world class snorkeling, luxury accommodations, best-in-class crew, balance of Caye and sailing, and fun flotilla group--our self named--The Magnificent-8. Started sailing annually in 2008 in the BVI and Bahamans; unquestionably I will be back for adventure #5 with BSV
Visited April 2024
Written May 2, 2024. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

alanyoung2017
alanyoung2017
Vancouver, Canada6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Best reef, best food, best people!
When an expert “family” feel accompanies an itinerary of hidden island gems you really do have an enviable trip. And that’s exactly what we go from BSV sailing. 5 star across the board for crew, views, activities, and food!
Visited April 2024
Written May 1, 2024. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Daydream56787557527
Daydream56787557527
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sailing the Belize Coast in Style!!
My wife and I just returned from a week long on-board sailing (catamaran) vacation with BSV along the southern coast from Belize City. What an absolutely fantastic, relaxing, scenic, and enjoyable way to spend a few days. 110% recommend it for those that enjoy sun, swimming/ snorkeling, having wonderful meals prepared for you, learning about sailing, local bars, and not ever having to wear shoes!! Crew of Lavonne, Christie, and Pedro made it incredible and unforgettable. Thank you!! We will return. Dean & Steff A
Visited April 2024
Written April 28, 2024. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

MichelleChr
MichelleChr
Brighton, United Kingdom3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Best holiday ever!!
We absolutely loved our holiday with Belize Sailing Vacations! Chris and Kainie were amazing! The ten days on the catamaran are probably the best of my life - we got to see and do so much! The snorkelling was phenomenal and really shows what can be achieved when the ocean is protected. I wish more countries were like Belize. Every reef and every place we went to was so different and diverse and special! Chris was so knowledgeable and we were most grateful for the variety and uniqueness of the places we go to see. We were in awe of how easy he made it all look and the Discover / Disco was a magnificent boat. A once-in-a-lifetime place to call home! And we were so blessed to have Kainie cooking for us. She is an artist! The food was beautiful and so delicious! She went to so much effort and planning to make each meal spectacular! I wish I had such brilliance! We got to try so many new foods and new dishes - so yummy! My fussy teenage daughter is so much less fussy - for that I cannot thank you her enough. Kainie has performed a miracle! More than that though, both Chris and Kainie are lovely, wonderful, talented, passionate people who made this a holiday-of-a-lifetime for all of us and for that we are truly and forever grateful! Also we learned so much about Belize, the Ocean, sailing and the abundant marine life! Belize is very likely the greatest place on Earth! From what I have seen anyway.... We really hope to make it back someday! Thank you also to Jessica, Julianie and Josh who were all so helpful with all of our questions and helping us in the planning stages. Thank you for your advice, recommendations and enthusiasm! We are so pleased that we chose Belize Sailing Vacations!
Visited April 2024
Written April 24, 2024. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Traci S
Traci S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The best way to learn to sail!
We enjoyed every minute of our time with Captain Lavonne, First Mate Gabby and even a few days with Cliff, the owner of Belize Sailing Vacations! We learned so much and made life-long friends! The meals and cocktails were amazing! The snorkeling, tiny Island bar hoping and beautiful ocean views were highlights! We will be back!
Visited April 2024
Written April 17, 2024. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Valerie W
Valerie W
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
First Rate Sailing Vacation
A perfect getaway for the Easter break. Captain Hubert or "Shorty" as he prefers it and Crew/Cook Kimberlyn were not only professional but truly made us feel safe and at home aboard Nice Aft Too. Knowledgeable about birds and marine life, courteous and friendly. And the meals and the snacks were so delicious... Belizean hospitality at its best. Bluefield Range, Tobacco Caye, Southwater Caye, Rendezvous Caye. Definitely will do another one to explore further south the other gorgeous areas of the country. A must do. The Smiths.
Visited April 2024
Written April 9, 2024. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

B M
B M
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Bucket List Trip
Awesome, Memorable Bucket List Vacation! 6 nights aboard Tranquilo with Captain Shane and Chef/First Mate Ellen. Ellen's food and presentation was Astounding! No chance of losing weight on this Vacation...lol! Snorkel, fishing, paddle boards and drinks! Air Conditioned Rooms for a good night's sleep. Highly Recommend this Company
Visited March 2024
Written April 5, 2024. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Bathroom and laundry
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Scenic views
  • Ocean views
  • Waterfront views
Additional amenities
  • Boat available
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
Entertainment
  • Stereo system
Location info
  • Kid friendly
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Services
  • Housekeeping included
Location features
  • Waterfront location

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Map
Getting there
Philip S.W. Goldson Intl Airport
6 mi

Belize City Municipal Airport
4.7 mi
Restaurants
Martha's Cafe
4.6 mi

Riverside Tavern
4.2 mi

The Sahara Grill
3.3 mi

CELEBRITY RESTAURANT
4.8 mi
Attractions
Diamonds International Belize
4.6 miSpeciality & Gift Shops

The Belize Sign Monument
3.8 miMonuments & Statues

Museum of Belize
4.7 miSpeciality Museums

Bliss Beach
4.4 miBeaches
About the neighborhood
Belize Island Exploration Discover uninhabited islands that dot the barrier reef, or visit fun islands with local beach bars. Shop at local markets and experience Belizean culture and dine on shore at one of the many authentic eateries, meet the locals on remote islands, or indulge in a luxurious spa day at one of the boutique retreats that dot the coas…. you pick the pace!
Getting around
Sail daily to new destinations, while your crew takes care of your every need preparing & serving gourmet meals & exotic libations, catching seafood for your dinner, launching kayaks, taking you on snorkelling excursions, and more!
Access
Car not needed
How to get there
Belize Sailing Vacations is located at the Cucumber Beach Marina at Old Belize located at 5.5 Mls on the George Price Highway, 10 minutes from Belize City and 15 minutes from the airport. We provided complimentary transfer from the airport or Belize City to the marina.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableWatersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 12 PM Check out by 12 PM
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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