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Can a Canadian citizen operate a boat in Belize #449850
10/26/12 08:55 PM
10/26/12 08:55 PM
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Brad Campbell Offline OP
Brad Campbell  Offline OP
I will be in San Pedro Jan 2013.
Can a Canadian citizen operate a boat in Belize?
If I need a licence how do I get it?
Does anyone rent boats out?


Re: Can a Canadian citizen operate a boat in Belize [Re: Brad Campbell] #449858
10/26/12 10:11 PM
10/26/12 10:11 PM
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new haven, ct,usa
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Yes a Canadian citizen can operate a boat in Belize. However, you must have a Belizean license which you can only get if you are a resident of or own property in Belize. So, tourist can legally operate a boat in Belize. Don't know of anyone who'd rent a boat to a tourist at least not on Caye Caulker.

Re: Can a Canadian citizen operate a boat in Belize [Re: Brad Campbell] #449916
10/27/12 07:09 PM
10/27/12 07:09 PM
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Brad Campbell Offline OP
Brad Campbell  Offline OP
Thanks for the info Ron. Much appreciated

Re: Can a Canadian citizen operate a boat in Belize [Re: Brad Campbell] #449944
10/28/12 08:51 AM
10/28/12 08:51 AM
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Philadelphia PA USA
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Brad, I think people are hesitant to rent boats to visitors because navigating around the reef is challenging; so the risk for damaging valuable boats is just too high. There are a number of folks who'd be happy to take you out for not so much money.

Re: Can a Canadian citizen operate a boat in Belize [Re: cleanhead] #449959
10/28/12 02:18 PM
10/28/12 02:18 PM
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gkyle Offline
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Getting a "captains license". If I remember correctly, you will need a photo,(there is a photo shop behind the clock or there about. A piece of paper saying you own some property.Condo in my case.
JP stamp on the piece of paper. A written test and practical. I used a friends boat. Not difficult
cost ? I think 50bz.
The other post is correct. Renting a boat may not be a good idea. The depth changes are radical and navigating (w/o experience) isn't as easy as it looks

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