Belize Sailing Adventures
Blue Hole Sailing - Private Charter
Dive or snorkel the Blue Hole, made famous by Jacque Cousteau in 1972.
Duration: Full Day
Departure Time: 5:30-6:00 a.m.
Return Time: 5:00-5:30 p.m.
Snorkeling Gear: Fins, Mask, Snorkel included
Included: Cold bottled water, fresh fruit at snorkeling intervals, transportation to & from site, licensed guide.
What to Bring: Camera, cell phone, personal medications (for the day), light jacket or windbreaker, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, beach towel, swimsuit, cash for park fees (if applicable), and tipping your guide.
Note: The tour & gear rental can be put on a credit card, park fees need to be paid in cash.
Blue Hole Charter
Description: For many who want to get off the beaten path, as regards cookie cutter tours, you may want to consider a catamaran sail to the Blue Hole. This trip takes about 3-4 days, depending on how fast you want to travel to and from the Blue Hole. Most of these extended day-sailing trips, are done by private charter.
Enjoy a 53-foot catamaran, as you leisurely set sail for the Lighthouse Reef Atoll. We are equipped to assist you with diving or snorkeling, whichever suits your fancy. For those choosing to dive, you will need to bring your PADI card, and any personal dive computer you may have.
All charters include the use of the catamaran (which meet Belize safety standards), a captain (who is a licensed tour guide), along with several crew members. Included in charter pricing is cold bottled water and sodas, along with the use of any snorkeling and diving equipment.
When chartering a trip, often the price depends on what you want to do, where you want to go and for how long. Options to think about, are which snacks and meals you would like to have included. For day trips, we can include a nice packaged “packed lunch”, or a nice BBQ with the fish we caught earlier in the day. Call today to book your personal, private charter. Depending on the time of year, things can book fast, so save yourself some frustrations and book your reservations ahead of time.
Sailing to the Great Blue Hole, is one of Belize's signature dive sites. This excursion, should be on everyone's bucket list.
Approximately 60 miles off the mainland coast of Belize, right in the center of Lighthouse Reef is a large, almost perfectly circular limestone sinkhole more than 300 meters across and 135 meters deep, made famous by Jacques Cousteau. Scuba divers worldwide come to Belize for this main attraction and the opportunity to dive in crystal-clear waters.
If diving the Blue Hole, at approximately 100 feet below the surface, you will begin to see the array of bizarre stalactites and limestone formations under the overhangs. Weaving your way between them you will notice the diversity of the marine life ranges from the small to the large.
This is a spectacular site to see from the surface, it boasts a healthy reef around the outer rim of the hole and is home to an abundance of sea life providing an ideal habitat for corals to attach and flourish. The coral actually breaks the surface in many sections at low tide. Except for two narrow channels, the reef surrounds the hole. The dark blue water is motionless, and the visibility often approaches 200 feet as you break a noticeable thermocline.
Getting to the Blue Hole, is half the adventure. It is approximately a 2-1/2 to 3 hour boat ride to the site, if you are doing this in one day. If sailing to the Blue Hole, this is typically done on a 2-3 day sailing charter.