Hi, I have found that customs can take longer than 30 minutes during busy times when more than one flight comes in at the same time, so give yourself some extra time.
I know your plan is to go to Placencia first but if you want to go to Caye Caulker first and sail down to Placencia there is Raggamuffin Tours that offers a package. You could email them about the return trip. Their email address is [email protected]
I am including a reply I got from them. I sailed with them last time I was down, for a day trip and had a great time. Very friendly, very professional.
Many thanks for your enquiry!
We send out weekly our trips to Placencia, generally commencing on a Tuesday and generally our minimum number is 8 persons. Please do not concern yourself if you only find that you are a group of 6 as it is almost certain that a couple of likeminded persons will sign up to fill this trip in the meantime.
We generally commence our trip each Tuesday - does this fit in with your scheduling?? If not, then we can try and work around it.
The trip takes three full days of sailing, snorkeling, fishing and camping. It is a unique island hopping adventure which gently highlights Belize's beautiful reef. All your needs are taken care of, which includes setting up (or taking down) camp, cooking, sailing and fishing, however it is extremely common that there are those that want to get involved and this is by all means possible.
The first night is spent on Rendevous Caye, a tiny island the size of a tennis court with twelve coconut trees upon it. The second is spent on the famous Tobacco Caye, an slightly bigger island with small fishing and diving community. Both islands are set upon the reef with exceptional snorkelling right off the islands. This allows guests to maximise the time spent snorkelling if they so wish in the afternoon and morning during their visit.
The food is an additional welcome highlight on these trips. Breakfast and dinners are the largest being cooked upon land. Breakfast consists of fresh flour tortilla or fry jacks, eggs, cheese, sausage and fruit. Fruit is once again served whilst on the boat both at mid morning and mid afternoon as snacks. Lunch consists fresh rolls with vegetable salad, ham or cheese. Upon arriving at the island and after camp has been set up salsa or ceviche is served with chips and beer or rum punch to commence the evenings festivities. During the day the Guides will fish and therefore the 'catch of the day' will be roasted on an open fire or cooked in a traditional method for the evening feast around the fire.
Bathrooms are on the boat and all passengers will be able to get a fresh shower each evening. Camping facilities are provided with two persons sleeping in a large four man tent with foam matts and sheets.
The total cost of the trip per person all inclusive is $500 Bz. This essentially means that all you have to bring is yourselves and a smile!!
I do believe that it would be easier for you to reach Punta Gorda by car (perhaps commission an air conditioned van for all 6) from Placencia.
Does that answer your questions??
If you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Tel: +501 226 0348