April 2022 Belize Cruise
Eight-day charter in Belize planned for April 24 to May 2nd, 2022. One last double cabin remaining on the first boat that has already been reserved. If you are interested, contact our Cruise Captain. See the links below for a proposed itinerary and description and pictures of the first boat. Smaller monohulls and 3 cabin catamarans may be an option for a 2nd boat. Costs per cabin should be similar.
We would like to get a 2nd boat reserved. If you can get 3 or 4 more couples to crew a second boat, we can arrange to charter together.
The estimated total cost all in for the boat, fuel, taxes an, Belize National Park fees, etc. is $2500 per double cabin. We board by 6 p.m. on April 24 and return to the Sunsail base by 11 a.m. on May 2nd.
Not included is the cost of flying to Belize City and transferring by van or small plane to Plancinia in the southern part of the country. Fares vary and you may save up to 50% by flying from Charlette, NC. (Delta flies direct from ATL to Belize for about $840 round trip.) Also extra are provisions, food, drink, drinking water, and trip insurance, etc.
The boat is a Sunsail 42.4 "Premier" catamaran with 4 double cabins and 4 heads. It will come equipped with a watermaker, generator, and AC. The charter fee includes all the fuel we need to run the boat for 8 days.
We have 3 cabins filled (Lois and I, sailing friends of ours, and Dave & Kit Bryant. We need a 4th couple for the last cabin on the first boat.
More pictures and descriptions of the first boat already reserved:
Sunsail / Moorings Base Location in Placinia, Belize:
Possible 8-day Itinerary:
Past Cruising Trips
For the past 20 years, various club members have bareboat chartered in the various locales. From blue water cruising in the BVIs to coastal cruising along the Gulf and Atlantic coasts - Mobile Bay to Maine. Years ago, many trips were to the coast of Florida - the north and southwest Gulf coasts, Key West, Miami and the Keys, with a couple of trips across the Stream to Bimini and back. Other trips include the Georgia coast, Charleston, SC, Pamlico Sound, NC, Chesapeake Bay, MD, Penobscot Bay, Maine, and, of course, the BVI’s. We have cruised from as early as late April to as late as mid-November, with many in between.
For those of you who’ve never spent a week bareboat chartering on a very nice yacht with a few friends, it is an absolute blast. This is close to the ultimate in part-time cruising – just imagine the best days of cruising on the Lake, and multiply that by a fun factor of at least 10 (some would say a lot more than that). Great sailing – imagine staying on the same tack with steady winds for hours at a time - gorgeous scenery, deep green or azure blue water, dolphins playing in the bow wave, great food and drink, great music, peaceful, beautiful anchorages with spectacular sunsets (and sunrises if you can wake up early enough), and on and on.... Consider joining us for our next cruise.