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Boating Activities on Ambergris Caye

Posted by ECBR on Nov 8, 2012 7:30:05 AM

Ambergris Caye is an incredible island located just north of the Belize mainland in Central America. Although Ambergris Caye is part of Belize, it also has an international vibe thanks to large numbers of tourists who visit there each year.

The vast majority of the locals speak English, making it easy to get around and be understood. There are also plenty of accommodation choices including the Exotic Caye Beach Resort.

What truly makes this island so remarkable, however, is the sheer number of outdoor recreation possibilities available. Renting boats is perhaps one of the most popular ways to pass time on Ambergris Caye. Boats can be rented for sunset cruises, sailing adventures, scuba-diving trips overnight and even snorkeling trips out at sea.

Read on to learn more about the fun that can be had when you rent a boat on Ambergris Caye.

Renting a Boat

It is easier than you might imagine to rent a boat on Ambergris Caye. Along the coastline, there are a series of piers every few hundred feet. At the end of these piers will typically be one or two small boats available for rent. If you want to rent a boat directly from the owner, head down in the late afternoon. This is typically the time when their day trips have come back but any evening sunset cruises haven't started yet. Negotiate on a price, making sure it is fair. It is also possible to organize a boat rental through your hotel.

Sailing Trips

Ambergris Caye is just one of hundreds of small islands that belong to Brazil. Sailing is the perfect way to explore more of these islands, and it is a fun way to enjoy a secluded beach destinations. If you are an experienced sailor, you can rent boats for your private use by the hour or by the day. If you would rather spend your time relaxing, staffed sailboats can bring you to wherever you want to go in comfort.

Fishing Tours

Ambergris Caye is one of the top fishing destinations in Belize, and many visitors are interested in deep-sea fishing rather than coastal fishing. Boat trips will allow you to have the advantage of locals who know the coast and you can bring you directly to some of the best fishing spots in the area. Barracuda, snapper and grouper are all commonly caught on boat tours in Ambergris Caye.

Sunset Boat Tours

For a romantic way to watch the sunset, consider a boat rental in Ambergris Caye. Many boats are available for short evening trips, allowing you and your loved one to take in the incredible scenery over the water as the sun disappears at dusk. Many sunset cruises will include free drinks for guests, or passengers can bring along their own beverages.

Scuba-Diving and Snorkeling Boat Trips

For those who want to spend more time under the water than above it, snorkeling and scuba-diving in Ambergris Caye is truly amazing. The best destinations are just off the coast of Ambergris Caye at places like the Hol Chan Marine Reserve and the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef. Boat tours can be arranged to bring you to these places for a few hours or even for an overnight dive.

Ambergris Caye is one of the most beautiful and scenic destinations in Central America, and renting a boat to explore the surrounding sea is a perfect way to spend your time there.


Written by ECBR

Topics: Activities at Gran Pacifica