Sailing from Rio Dulce to Belize
Belize, the tiny country at the northeastern edge of Central America, wedged in between Guatemala and Mexico, features a history that's quite distinct from the rest of Latin America. Since the Spanish conquerers, and subsequently the Guatemalan government, showed little interest in settling the area, which they considered useless jungle, they made no effort to prevent the arrival of British settlers from the Caribbean and elsewhere. The area finally came solidly under British influence and remained a part of the British empire until its independence in 1981.
Not surprisingly, tourism plays an important role in the economy of Belize. White sandy beaches, crystal clear water and the barrier reef and islands off the coast attract a large number of visitors year after year.
The Belize Barrier Reef is the second largest barrier reef in the world (after Australia's Great Barrier Reef) and boasts an incredible variety of coral and other marine wildlife. More than 60 species of coral and 300 species of fish make it the most diverse marine ecosystem in the entire Caribbean.
Diving off the coast of Belize is a fascinating experience you will remember for the rest of your life!
The water is crystal clear and visibility is excellent — up to 50 meters (160 ft). You will see not only a great variety of colorful coral, but also a multitude of reef dwellers — from tiny invertebrates to colorful reef fish and whale sharks.
But even if you don't dive, the Belize Barrier Reef and Islands hold plenty of attractions in store for you. The clear water invites to swim and snorkel, and sandy beaches provide plenty of opportunity to catch a few rays and relax right next to lush tropical vegetation.
Belize Tours on a 46' Polynesian sailboat
Polynesian Sailboat, a sailboat that has been operating in the waters of eastern Guatemala and southern Belize for several years, is ideal to explore this area since the shallow draft of our sailboat allows her to go to places where other boats can only dream of going.
The experienced crew of our sailboat will take you to all the best places and make your time on the boat truly unforgettable.
A boat tour from Rio Dulce to Belize is a unique experience that you will remember for the rest of your life! Don't miss this great opportunity to see one of the most beautiful parts of Guatemala and Belize from an entirely different perspective!
Tour packages including a Belize tour on 46' Polynesian Sailboat:
- "The Caribbean Experience" and Tikal (10 days)
- Spend seven days on our sailboat to the Belize Barrier Reef and Islands and visit Tikal.
- Maya Guatemala and "The Caribbean Experience" (14 days)
- Visit Antigua, Lake Atitlan, Chichicastenango, Tikal and spend seven days on our sailboat to the Belize Barrier Reef and Islands.
- Maya Guatemala and "The Caribbean Experience" (21 days)
- The grand tour of Guatemala plus seven relaxing days on our sailboat to the Belize Barrier Reef and Islands.
- More tour packages ...