Belize & Ambergris Caye Help

We are considering a sail charter to Belize. Is it better to charter from San Pedro or Placencia or other mainland ports?

AC is generally just a start and end (if you do a round trip) point for charters. AC has much better provisioning opportunities than PLA, it’s hard to get even the basics at times down there.

As for the sailing and snorkeling, the snorkeling from San Pedro doesn’t start to get really good until you get to English Caye and head South. From there you can hug the reef and snorkel anywhere, most places being untouched by other travelers for months at a time. On the anchorages side your first stop from San Pedro is Caye Caulker, great anchorage and a very laid back island. It’s only a 2 hour or so sail so it’s a nice start to your trip. The next day opens up many options for where you can go, reef side or down the main channel. Caye Caulker to Placencia is about a 10-12 hour run from Caye Caulker so you could even head down there in one day if you wished (better to take 2 or 3 days). The islands in the North tend to be more Mangrove based while the South are Coral island based.

If I had to do it I would do a 10-day out of San Pedro, one-way to Placencia with a re-provision in Placencia or Dangriga (very weather dependent and not an overnight anchorage but better supplies.) A 7 day would work fine but I would push to get further down South after Cay Caulker.
0 (0)
Article Rating (No Votes)
Rate this article
Attachments
There are no attachments for this article.
Comments
There are no comments for this article. Be the first to post a comment.
Full Name
Email Address
Security Code Security Code
Related Articles RSS Feed
Best way to travel from San Pedro to Punta Gorda?
Viewed 1473 times since Tue, May 16, 2017
How do you get a golf cart permit?
Viewed 5315 times since Thu, May 17, 2012
What is it like to drive in Belize? Is it safe?
Viewed 10174 times since Fri, Oct 10, 2014
Can you get visa information online?
Viewed 6798 times since Mon, Jan 5, 2009
Tips for travelling by bus in Belize
Viewed 8932 times since Mon, Sep 2, 2013
What is the deepest port in Belize?
Viewed 6323 times since Sat, Dec 23, 2006
A primer on travel between Belize & Honduras
Viewed 20601 times since Fri, Feb 20, 2009
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 6000 times since Wed, Dec 6, 2006
I will be staying in Ambergris and I have a plane leaving from Cancun. What should I do to reach Cancun airport on time (plane/bus/car) ?
Viewed 13525 times since Thu, Jun 18, 2009
How and where do i apply for a golf cart permit?
Viewed 5816 times since Fri, Apr 4, 2008