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#50195 - 02/27/02 11:17 PM Sailing to the Belize Yacht Club
enjoyedourselves Offline
Some friends of mine are sailing their private boat down from Florida. At my suggestion they wanted to stop at Ambergris Caye on their way to the Panama Canal. I recommended that they attempt to dock at the Belize Yatch Club. I am sure that they could be there as long a one week, maybe more. Does anyone know the proceedure to secure dockage there? Their boat is a 38 foot sailboat. Who should they contact? Should this be done well in advance of arrival or can they call in as they get close? Thank you for any help.

#50196 - 02/27/02 11:35 PM Re: Sailing to the Belize Yacht Club
The Belize Yacht Club is not really a "yacht club" in the stateside sense of the description. Some difficult things have happened with regard to dock space/owners etc. in the last year or so. I'm still unclear about the status of their slips for temporary usage. To get the lowdown on docking facilities in San Pedro I would have your friends contact TMM Charters at tmmbz@btl.net They maintain a "cat" fleet in San Pedro and should probably be able to give you some good advice. Ya know, one sailor to another and all that. They'll also want to VERY careful coming through any of the cuts at the reef. VERY TRICKY>


#50197 - 02/28/02 03:05 AM Re: Sailing to the Belize Yacht Club
Marty Offline
very good advice

#50198 - 02/28/02 05:36 PM Re: Sailing to the Belize Yacht Club
Mike and Daphne Ryan Offline
Everybody I've seen anchors out. When we were at the "Belize Yacht Club" two years ago, we inquired about slips and slip fees for our boat (40ft) - which was not with us. The answers we're very discouraging both in terms of availability and price. It may have changed, but anchoring safely behind the reef looks just great to us. (We usually anchor out anyway.)

I would check very carefully into the BYC situation before trying to avail myself of their services.


#50199 - 02/28/02 05:59 PM Re: Sailing to the Belize Yacht Club
kailani Offline
I understand that the maximum depth into the Belize Yacht Club Pier was 5 1/2 ft. last summer. This may be a limiting factor for your friends unless something has been done to provide a deeper channel. We have anchored out for weeks at a time for several years without any problems. If they need to take on fuel or water and have a draft of more than 5 1/2 ft., the best bet would probably be Moho Cay. It is an easy half day sail and they usually has some space available.


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