Information on Belize - SailNet Community
 6Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 13 Old 01-06-2019 Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
davidpm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Madison
Posts: 5,092
Thanks: 530
Thanked 91 Times in 81 Posts
Rep Power: 13
 
Information on Belize

We plan on visiting Belize this Feb.

I would love to meet some sailors if you know anyone.

We will buy the drinks.

I don't know how serious we are but we might be looking for retirement location and maybe teaching or chartering opportunity for me if you know of anything available.

The lesson from the Icarus story is not about human failing.
It is a lesson about the limitations of wax as an adhesive.
If you have an engineering problem solve it.
davidpm is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 13 Old 01-07-2019
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Nanaimo B.C.
Posts: 4,549
Thanks: 5
Thanked 139 Times in 138 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
Re: Information on Belize

Hiding on the keys may let you feel safe. In Belize City the only thing that works is the water system (Canadian) Ive wandered most 3rd world and this one is dangerous. Much nicer up on the highlands (Belmopan) but tourists found dead in the trunk of rented car just seems to happen. High on my list of no need to go back. Now Laos ???
Capt Len is online now  
The Following User Says Thank You to Capt Len For This Useful Post:
davidpm (01-07-2019)
post #3 of 13 Old 01-07-2019
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: The Bahamas
Posts: 4,134
Thanks: 3
Thanked 153 Times in 151 Posts
Rep Power: 10
 
Re: Information on Belize

By central american standards it is expensive.
Cayo district is nice.
Punta gorda translates to raincoat.
Belize city translates to switchblade
Just north past the free trade zone is chetumal, where i could easily live
davidpm likes this.
RegisteredUser is online now  
The Following User Says Thank You to RegisteredUser For This Useful Post:
davidpm (01-07-2019)
 
post #4 of 13 Old 01-07-2019
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 47
Thanks: 1
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Re: Information on Belize

Quote:
Originally Posted by davidpm View Post
We plan on visiting Belize this Feb.

I would love to meet some sailors if you know anyone.

We will buy the drinks.

I don't know how serious we are but we might be looking for retirement location and maybe teaching or chartering opportunity for me if you know of anything available.

If you are looking for boaters and boat charters, try Placencia (Yoli's Bar) and Caye Caulker. Belize City is not somewhere you will want to stay. Belize is more expensive than Guatemala and Honduras but they speak a form of English.
RegisteredUser likes this.
Triumphant is online now  
post #5 of 13 Old 01-07-2019
Learning the HARD way...
 
eherlihy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Boston / Ft Myers Area
Posts: 6,973
Thanks: 398
Thanked 302 Times in 297 Posts
Rep Power: 14
 
A friend, and former student, of mine is a captain - guide at belizesailingvacations.com If you contact them, tell Casey that you know me (and you do), and he will take care of you.
RegisteredUser likes this.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

USCG Licensed OUPV Captain, US/Sailing BKB and ASA 101/103/104/105/106/114/118 Instructor - Also ABYC certified in Marine Electrical Systems,


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by eherlihy; 01-07-2019 at 07:54 PM. Reason: added hyperlink
eherlihy is online now  
post #6 of 13 Old 01-07-2019
Senior Member
 
Minnesail's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 2,951
Thanks: 167
Thanked 119 Times in 115 Posts
Rep Power: 8
 
Re: Information on Belize

I was in Belize in 1998 (twenty years ago, holy crap) and I thought it was wonderful.

It's not really third world. Whereas in Guatemala an American hundred dollar bill was all but unusable because it was such an absurdly large sum of money, in Belize a cab driver could make change for you. Their currency is pegged to the US dollar so there's no danger of getting a bad exchange rate.

We were mostly in Caye Caulker and Belize City. I didn't find Belize City at all dangerous, although I was in my 20s and had a different perception of danger than I do now. I may have done a few activities then that I wouldn't do now...

I'd love to get back, I have very fond memories.
RegisteredUser likes this.

Catalina 22
on a starboard tack
Minnesail is offline  
post #7 of 13 Old 01-07-2019
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Cape Cod
Posts: 1,718
Thanks: 19
Thanked 117 Times in 113 Posts
Rep Power: 11
 
Re: Information on Belize

Chartered there once David maybe 20 years ago?? Different sailing, flat water, all inside the reef, 10' is a deep spot, cruising cats, mangrove islands, not a lot of development, very nice snorkeling, very good flats fishing, heard the city was bad but spent 0 time there....this is all old data...but the sailing probably hasn't changed much.

I felt it was more about the touring around on a boat than sailing as compared perhaps to the Grenadines....YMMV.
capecodda is online now  
post #8 of 13 Old 01-07-2019
Senior Member
 
chef2sail's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 11,004
Thanks: 110
Thanked 216 Times in 208 Posts
Rep Power: 13
 
Send a message via AIM to chef2sail
Re: Information on Belize

Was there 4 years ago. Felt uneasy in Beleize City. Unstable police rife with bribery and corruption.
Not a place I would retire to


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
___________________________
S/V Haleakala (Hawaiian for" House of the Sun")
C&C 35 MKIII Hull # 76
Parkville, Maryland
(photos by Joe McCary)
Charter member of the Chesapeake Lion posse

Our blog-
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


“Sailing is just the bottom line, like adding up the score in bridge. My real interest is in the tremendous game of life.”- Dennis Conner
chef2sail is online now  
post #9 of 13 Old 01-08-2019
Senior Member
 
paulk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: CT/ Long Island Sound
Posts: 3,408
Thanks: 4
Thanked 89 Times in 88 Posts
Rep Power: 20
 
Re: Information on Belize

We stayed on Ambergris Caye in a condo/resort north of San Pedro and had a great time. English works, dollars work. We took a day charter out to go snorkeling (on a Morris 50- nice boat!) Watch out for pangas at night!! They zip up & down at about 30 knots (twin 150's will do that) ferrying resort guests (like us) to restaurants or clubs all along the caye. They run without lights (running or instrument). Aids to navigation are essentially branches that get stuck into the sand on each side of the narrow spots. They get blown away in storms, and not necessarily replaced very quickly. Lots of fresh fish. Pleasant breezes.
paulk is online now  
post #10 of 13 Old 01-08-2019
S/V Caper Nonsuch 36
 
flyrod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Old Lyme, Ct.
Posts: 103
Thanks: 16
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
Re: Information on Belize

WENT IN 2010 OR 2011. WE STAYED ON WHIPRAY CAYE OFF OF PLACENCIA. i WENT DOWN FOR FLY FISHING FOR PERMIT, BONES AND TARPON. FOUND PLACENCIA VERY NICE, AND THE FISHING GREAT. THE SAILING LOOKED TO BE MOSTLY SHALLOW WATER SHORT HOPS INSIDE THE REEFS. THE WATER IS BEAUTIFUL, SNORKELING WAS VERY GOOD. I'D GO BACK FOR FISHING, PROBABLY NOT FOR SAILING, THERE SEEMED TO BE A FAIR NUMBER OF EX PATS IN PLACENCIA AND THEY SEEMED HAPPY. YOU'LL HAVE TO MAKE YOUR OWN DECISION ON RETIREMENT, GO TAKE A LOOK, GREAT VACATION AT LEAST.
MarkofSeaLife likes this.
flyrod is online now  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sail to Belize-looking for a boat. jmig7 Crew Wanted/Available 9 08-07-2006 09:07 PM
Chartering in Belize Eva Chartering 4 03-18-2002 12:08 PM
Sailing to Belize jmig7 Crew Wanted/Available 2 09-05-2001 12:02 PM
Crew wanted, Cuba, Mexico, Belize g4bki Crew Wanted/Available 0 07-22-2001 01:06 PM
Chartering - Under the Sun in Belize mgv Chartering 0 01-01-2001 05:56 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome