Belize is home to a small and diverse nation, located in the Yucatan Peninsula. The country considers itself to be part of both the Caribbean and Central America with so much wildlife, Mayan ruins and one of the longest barrier reefs in the world.
This is the only English-speaking country in Central America! With breathtaking stretches of sun-kissed beaches and turquoise hues of the Caribbean Sea. Not to mention more than 200 offshore islands and cays, where more stretches of beaches await your arrival. Belize boat rentals are one of a kind, allowing you to make the most of the country and have a sailing holiday you’ll always remember.
You can find boat rentals in Belize with or without a skipper on the Nautal website. Search for sailboats, catamarans, and more in Belize and/or in the world. Flexible cancellation or date changes up to 15 days before check-in is allowed on selected boats.
If you’re considering a boat charter in Belize, the price will differ depending on the time of year, the number of passengers on board, and the size and type of boat you choose. Of course, additional amenities or services could also affect the price, such as having a skipper on board.
The boat rental fee is already included in your payment. However, additional amenities like water sports equipment or hiring a skipper might incur extra charges. Please consult with the boat owner beforehand to clarify any additional costs for your trip.
Fuel is not included and will be calculated at the end of your trip, based on the distance you have traveled and the type of boat rented.
Sailboat: From $401 per day
Motorboat: From $4,544 per day
Catamaran: From $422 per day
Sailboat: From $1,234 for a weekend
Catamaran: From $1,855 for a weekend
What is the cost to rent a boat for a week in Belize?
Motorboat: From $32,116 for a week
Catamaran: From $9,215 for a week
Belize has fantastic weather conditions year-round, a perfect place to go for both a summer or winter getaway. All year you can expect high temperatures to be around 31°C and low temperatures to be 20°C. Sailing in Belize is a great idea with temperatures inviting you to enjoy fantastic snorkeling spots and seeing places such as South Water Cay.
The most popular port in Belize for a sailing vacation is:
• Placencia Port
Boat rentals in Belize are one of the best ways to make the most out of your vacation. With more than 200 offshore islands and cays, and a long stretch of coastline, there are many secret places to live your deserted island fantasies.
Why not make go snorkeling from your private boat rental? Belize has some of the best snorkeling opportunities in the world. The second-largest barrier reef straddles the coast with an abundance of coral and tropical fish to discover! There are numerous spots to snorkel in Belize, so you have endless possibilities.
Head to Mexico Rocks & Tres Cocos! This snorkeling area is known for having some of the largest brain corals and elkhorn coral along the reef. This is a great spot for both beginner and experienced snorkelers. You can also find marine life such as flounders, stingrays, yellowtail snappers, angelfish, hawksbill turtles and more.
Another great place, Tobacco Caye is located in the middle of the Belize Barrier Reef. This beautiful 5-acre island is known for its extraordinary snorkeling right off the beach! A perfect place to enjoy some kayaking, paddleboarding or simply relaxing on the golden shores.
If you’re looking for your perfect beach paradise, then we have a few beaches you won’t want to miss. Placencia Peninsula, a palm-fringed beach, is 16 miles of golden sand and emerald waters. Close by there is also Placencia Village where you can stop to eat at some excellent restaurants or enjoy some delicious coffee and coffee shops! On your Belize boat rental, you can visit some outlying cays which will surely give you that deserted beach your heart desires.
One of Belize’s largest islands that you won’t want to miss is Ambergris Caye. With the reputation of an island vacation paradise. With clear, turquoise deep water you’ll have the picture-perfect place to cool off from the sun.
Pelican Beach is another favorite on South Water Caye. This beach is as picturesque as it can get with powered white sand, emerald and turquoise waters, and a barrier reef offshore. Enjoy some great snorkeling and diving here too!
Lastly, Half Moon Caye is a crescent-shaped stretch of white sand backed with coconut palms. This beach is protected as a sea turtle nesting site! The turtles are the only animals to nest here.
Southwest Caye is another beautiful long white-sand beach. Home to an excellent diving and snorkeling area called Glover’s Reef.
Another beach, only accessible by boat is Caye Caulker. This island is quite popular for budget travelers, so if you are looking to meet other backpackers then this is the place! The beach is laid back and is perfect for relaxing and snorkeling.
Last on your list for your boat trip in Belize, is Silk Cay. Also referred to as Queen Caye, it is not inhabited and can only be visited with your charter boat! You will be greeted with powder-soft white sand beaches which are usually empty. The most beautiful coral formations are under the sea, with all sorts of beautiful fish in your line of sight.
Other places you might want to sail to:
• Lagoon Caye
• Lighthouse Reef
• Hatchet Caye
Whether you want to enjoy sailing, visiting islands, beaches and cayes, you'll have many choices with a boat rental in Belize.
• Cayman Islands
• Costa Rica
The best way to get to Belize is by flying to Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport (BZE) in Belize City. From here, you can either take a domestic flight to your final destination, rent a car, taxi or bus.
Belize has a good bus system that is both inexpensive and reliable. This is a great way to immerse yourself in the culture of Belize.
What is the capacity of the boats in Belize?
Sailboat: up to 4 people
Motorboat: up to 8 people with a maximum of 4 cabins
Catamaran: up to 12 people with a maximum of 6 cabins
It is possible to do a Belize boat charter with or without a skipper. It is a great idea to make your boat charter in Belize with a skipper if you don't want to worry about the technicalities of sailing.
Looking to have complete freedom and more spontaneity on your trip itinerary? A Belize bareboat charter could be a great idea then! This option will require a valid boating license so be sure to check you have to correct qualifications prior to your booking.
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