With its white-sand beaches, world class diving spots, and Mayan ruins, the central American nation of Belize makes for a magical boat charter adventure.
With Caribbean Sea shorelines to the east, the waters off of Belize offer some of the most idyllic cruising grounds anywhere in the region. There are a wide number of companies offering boat rentals in Belize, with everything from a small sailboat charter to state-of-the-art catamarans to luxurious superyachts available. For those who like the idea of the space and speed of a catamaran or the romance and resonance of a sailing yacht, we’ve picked out three of the best companies for finding a Belize catamaran or yacht charter below.
Ritzy Charters offers only crewed yachts, with no bareboats available, and so are our number one choice for crewed yacht rentals in Belize. The Florida-based company have a wide choice of vessels for budget, mid-range and luxury yacht charter adventures, including sailboats, catamarans, motoryachts. The booking process is simple and intuitive – you simply fill in details about your trip, including number of guests, dates, preferred itinerary and any special requests, then you ask for a quote and wait to receive a shortlist of available vessels. When we looked at availability Belize, we found 10 vessels available, including 9 catamarans. Pricing started at $11,300 per week for a 47-foot cat that can sleep up to 6 guests.
Click & Boat
A renowned name in the boat rentals market, Click & Boat list more than 40,000 vessels for hire across the globe. A peer-to-peer platform, owners can create a free listing for their boat by adding pictures, a description, a price, and advice about the local cruising area. Renters can then contact them directly via an online messaging service to ask any questions, as well as view feedback from previous renters. Bareboat rentals are the cheapest option, but you can also have a captain onboard for an additional cost. When we searched for boat rentals in Belize, there were 17 vessels available, with the cheapest option a 4-metre catamaran with no skipper and no license required to helm the boat, priced at $314 per day before fees.
Xsite Belize Sailing & Adventures
Headquartered in San Pedro Town on Ambergris Caye in northern Belize, Xsite Belize Sailing & Adventures offer a variety of customisable boating adventures. A highly regarded local company and regular Belize Tourism Board award-winner, they specialize particularly in an excursion out to the Hol Chan Marine Reserve, a magical channel in an offshore reef for a guided snorkel, as well as Shark Ray Alley for more snorkelling, home to an array of nurse sharks and stingrays and then visiting their “sister island” Caye Caulker for the afternoon, sailing back to include the sun setting. Among some of the other most popular trips are Private Day Sails, which can also include an on-board Chef Service and open local bar complete with local rum cocktails and local beer. Other specialty options include Overnight Charters with snorkelling and diving, Fishing both reef and deep sea, Beach BBQs up the coast, Around the Island Adventures and Island Tubing.