Looks like our Beneteau will be more than adequately equipped and I share the following information from the Moorings charter company in respect to the overall provisioning of the vessel.
Belize’s Protect Area Map. More than one-fifth of Belize’s total land mass is dedicated to nature reserves.
Today we are making plans to visit Reef’s End Lodge on Tobacco Caye in Belize as this will be one of the later stops on our sailing trip in January 2015. Rumours have it that this is where Gilligan’s Island was filmed, to be confirmed.
More to come but I have just been told by a friend at Belize Diving Services that we should be sure to “get into” a nice little shark cave by Tobacco Caye. We will have to wait for local knowledge for the exact location.
The Placencia Peninsula presents a microcosm of the best Belize has to offer. Over twelve miles of untrammeled golden beaches look out onto scores of enchanting cayes, the barrier reef and beyond that the pristine atolls. However we won’t stay in Placencia for long. We will arrive on Jan 1, 2015 and then provision the 42′ Beneteau – food, rum, beer – the neccesities! As for equipment it is already well provisioned by the Moorings charter company (www.moorings.com).
Perfect take-off from Caye Caulker by Maya Island Air. Although you can take a water taxi from Belize city, the air route is much quicker and direct.
Belize Diving Services took us in their smaller boat “Sea Drops” on a trip to do 2 dives near Ambergis Caye.
With our friends at Belize Diving Services (www.belizedivingservices.com) we ventured on from Caye Caulker to Turneffe Atoll and were exposed to some of the best dives sites in the area. Fantastic corals, abundant sea life and amazing guides. Not to mention jerk chicken and ting for lunch and our surface interval. Our only links to civilization was the satellite phone and an arrangement with the local helicopter tour company in the event of an emergency. A must do dive site. We are looking forward to going back in 2015 to explore more remote areas of Turneffe Atoll, Lighthouse Atoll and Glover’s Reef.
The BEST way to see anywhere. Both the southern tip and the northern island are fairly remote. It was about $5US per hour to rent the bicycles or I think $20US daily rate.