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Boat rental on the island #315355
12/19/08 09:39 PM
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SnoopysMom Offline OP
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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

Re: Boat rental on the island [Re: SnoopysMom] #315356
12/19/08 09:54 PM
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Is this what you are thinking of?
http://www.bookitbelize.com/funtasea

Re: Boat rental on the island [Re: chunkyruth] #315357
12/19/08 10:09 PM
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These boats were operating and looked beautiful all in a row out on the water, in late November. Looked like fun.


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Re: Boat rental on the island [Re: chunkyruth] #315359
12/19/08 11:04 PM
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yes - thanks so much!

Re: Boat rental on the island [Re: SnoopysMom] #315363
12/20/08 08:16 AM
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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".


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

Re: Boat rental on the island [Re: SP Daily] #315379
12/20/08 10:57 AM
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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.


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Re: Boat rental on the island [Re: Short] #315429
12/20/08 07:07 PM
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Any idea if there is an age limit? My nephew is 12 - he would be thrilled to drive a boat (also a golf cart!)...

Re: Boat rental on the island [Re: SnoopysMom] #315443
12/20/08 09:54 PM
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You should have a normal drivers permit to drive a golf cart, the police do spot checks every now and then.

Re: Boat rental on the island [Re: TheRealDeal] #315453
12/21/08 07:50 AM
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We now have 4 roving traffic wardens 7 days a week instead of the police check points.

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