Boat rentals in Belize
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.
Why rent a boat in Belize?
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.
How much does it cost to rent a boat in Belize?
Boat rentals in Belize vary in cost depending on the type of boat, characteristics of the boat and additional services and equipment that may be included in the price.
For example, a catamaran rental in Belize can cost from $8,730 per week in the low season and $28,299 per week in the high season.
A Belize sailing charter in the low season can cost from $351 per day and $2,457 per week. In the high season, the cost is $427 per day and $2,990 per week.
Is it possible to rent a boat in Belize with or without a skipper?
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 be more spontaneous depending on what you see on the way? A Belize bareboat charter
could be a great idea then! You will need a valid boating license if you want to bareboat charter.
What to do in Belize?
Boat rentals in Belize are one of the best ways to make the most out of your sailing 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 your own snorkelling boat rental? Belize has some of the best snorkelling 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 snorkelling 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 snorkelling right off the beach! A perfect place to enjoy some kayaking, snorkelling, paddleboarding or just relax on the beach.
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 the 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. Wit 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 favourite 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 snorkelling and diving!
Last, Half Moon Caye is a crescent-shaped stretch of white sand backed with coconut palms. This beach is actually protected as a sea turtle nesting site! The turtles are the only animals to nest here!
Southwest Caye is another beautiful long white-sand beaches. Home to an excellent diving and snorkelling area called Glover’s Reef.
Another beach, only accessible with a boat is Caye Caulker. This island is quite popular for budget travellers, so if you are looking to meet other backpackers then this is the place! The beach is laid back and is perfect to relax and snorkel!
Last on your list for your boat trip in Belize, is Silk Cay. Also referred to as Queen Caye, is not inhabited and can only be visited with your charter boat! You will be greeted with power soft white sad beaches which are usually empty. The most beautiful coral formations are under the sea, with all sorts of beautiful fish all in your line of sight.
Other places you might want to sail to:
- Lagoon Caye
- Lighthouse Reef
- Hatchet Caye
Whether you want to enjoy water sailing or visiting islands, beaches and cayes, you'll have many choices with a boat rental in Belize.
Wondering where else you can sail to?
How is the weather and sailing conditions in Belize?
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 snorkelling and seeing places such as South Water Cay.
Which are the most popular ports in Belize?
The most popular port in Belize for sailing vacations is:
How to get to Belize?
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 into the culture of Belize.