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What can you tell me about shore excursions from cruise ships to Belize?
Viewed 18468 times since Thu, May 6, 2010
Where You’re Docked All ships anchor in Belize City harbor and passengers are whizzed from ship to shore via speedy Belizean tenders; takes around 20 minutes to tender ashore. All passengers disembark at docks in Belize’s Tourism Villag... Read More
I am planning to sail to Belize from Galveston departing about April one. Never made the trip before, does anyone have some tips for us....passing Cozumel? Best anchorages?
Viewed 6418 times since Wed, Mar 21, 2007
Make sure your maps are current, some friends ran on a sandbar near Isla Mujueras last year as weather has a way of moving things around faster than buoys or maps can be changed. You can get inside the reef at Isla Mujeres to sleep and rest up. Tulu... Read More
How can I get my car from Belize City to Ambergris? I have heard about a barge but I haven’t been able to find any real information about it.
Viewed 5653 times since Mon, Nov 19, 2012
Golf cart or Automobile Firstly, you have to have a valid permit from the San Pedro Town Council. You can call 226-2619 and ask for Caribbean Depot to give you a number for the barge Company schedule from Belize City to San Pedro. Please make ... Read More
We plan to take the boat across to Belize City. Then take the bus to San Ignacio. This is where I need some guidance. As one blog said the bus terminal is in the same building as the Marine terminal. Another says it is a ¼ mile from swing bridge. Fr
Viewed 5272 times since Fri, Feb 14, 2014
You will arrive at the Water Taxi terminal and only need to catch a taxi to the bus terminal, about 10 mins drive.   Read More
What is the deepest port in Belize?
Viewed 4805 times since Sat, Dec 23, 2006
You can get a freighter with 6-12 feet into Big Creek. Belize River bar is one foot most of the time. At the port they dredge but it doesn’t get much deeper. the main San Pedro cut has an 7 ft controlling draft. The water is 7-10 ft deep for a... Read More
We are heading to San Pedro from Grand Cayman. Our vessel is 57 ft in length and draws 6 ft 6inches. Is there a suitable anchorage for our size?
Viewed 4338 times since Wed, Dec 6, 2006
Yes, the main San Pedro cut has an 7 ft controlling draft. The water is 7-10 ft deep for anchoring in front of San Pedro, with a sand bottom - no rocks. No problem with San Pedro up to 7ft. draft, but one cannot go far once inside the reef. TMM moni... Read More
Do you know of any private docks that we could rent that would accommodate a 36’ catamaran, 18’ wide, for a week or two in March?
Viewed 1910 times since Sat, Jan 12, 2013
Draft is more of a consideration than length or beam. Belize Yacht Club can easily hold that size and has the depth and they should be your first contact; most other private docks in town are already full. We (TMM Yacht charters) unfortunately don&rs... Read More
Can you tell me what the Belize City tide differential is for San Pedro?
Viewed 663 times since Wed, Jul 8, 2015
We are currently in Isla Mujeres on a vessel that has a draft of nearly 6 feet. ==================  The difference will be negligible. Our tides are around a foot at most. A vessel with a 6 foot draft can enter at San Pedro and anchor but would ... Read More
Taxi / Van service
Viewed 486 times since Thu, Jun 2, 2016
Do taxis or vans typically meet the water taxis when they arrive in San Pedro? If not, how would I best arrange for transportation for 6 persons to La Perla Del Caribe? You could take the Coastal Xpress water taxi from town north to La Perla. Taxis a... Read More