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#315355 - 12/20/08 03:39 AM Boat rental on the island
SnoopysMom Offline
Can anyone tell me about the new company that rents boats that you can drive yourself? Are they open? Do they require a captain's license? We have guests coming in and need activities. Any information would be appreciated. THANKS

#315356 - 12/20/08 03:54 AM Re: Boat rental on the island [Re: SnoopysMom]
chunkyruth Offline
Is this what you are thinking of?

#315357 - 12/20/08 04:09 AM Re: Boat rental on the island [Re: chunkyruth]
Chloe Offline
These boats were operating and looked beautiful all in a row out on the water, in late November. Looked like fun.
Dare To Deviate

#315359 - 12/20/08 05:04 AM Re: Boat rental on the island [Re: chunkyruth]
SnoopysMom Offline
yes - thanks so much!

#315363 - 12/20/08 02:16 PM Re: Boat rental on the island [Re: SnoopysMom]
Diane Campbell Offline
According to the Belize Port Authority, you must have a captain's license to drive any powered boat (including jet ski)at all, and any other kind of boat that is "bigger than a fishing dory".

#315366 - 12/20/08 02:36 PM Re: Boat rental on the island [Re: Diane Campbell]
SP Daily Offline
Funtasea has special permission to allow non-licensed operators if they have licensed guides in accompanying boats.

#315379 - 12/20/08 04:57 PM Re: Boat rental on the island [Re: SP Daily]
Short Offline
I hope the have more luck than Jungle Tours a few years back; they had tourists crash into everything, from the Mangrove to the Island Ferry.
Live and let live

#315429 - 12/21/08 01:07 AM Re: Boat rental on the island [Re: Short]
SnoopysMom Offline
Any idea if there is an age limit? My nephew is 12 - he would be thrilled to drive a boat (also a golf cart!)...

#315443 - 12/21/08 03:54 AM Re: Boat rental on the island [Re: SnoopysMom]
TheRealDeal Offline
You should have a normal drivers permit to drive a golf cart, the police do spot checks every now and then.

#315453 - 12/21/08 01:50 PM Re: Boat rental on the island [Re: TheRealDeal]
SimonB Offline
We now have 4 roving traffic wardens 7 days a week instead of the police check points.

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