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This will be a memory to last for years. We visited two snorkeling sites, saw many reef fish, and lots of coral. Our guide Stacy was extremely knowledgeable about Belize both above water and below. We petted sharks, played with a moray eel, fed tarpon, and had a phenomenal underwater experience. Our family included our elderly grandparents. Myron and Stacy gave them the extra help and attention that they needed to enjoy their day as much as the rest of us did. I can’t recommend this tour highly enough!
Could not be happier with James and his crew. Very safety minded and Raul and Moor were fabulous
While in Belize City, one of the best ways to enjoy the striking beauty of the Caribbean is on a boat rental or charter. With choices like catamarans, monohull sailboats, and motor yachts, you can find the perfect rental or charter for your vacation in Belize City.
Renting a motor yacht and speeding around the coastline of Belize City is a luxurious experience to have during a sunny afternoon on your vacation. If you’re traveling with a large group or hosting an event in Belize City and need a venue, consider having it onboard a yacht. Your guests are sure to remember a sunset cruise or whatever type of game you coordinate with your boat captain.
For scuba and snorkeling enthusiasts, Belize City offers world-class experiences and access to stunning marine life. From the scuba diving at the Blue Hole to snorkeling in Ambergris Caye, there are endless opportunities to see fish of all colors of the rainbow swimming around. You can even get up close and personal with some sharks! The Hol Chan Marine Reserve is another top spot to see loads of fish in a protected area.
Fishing charters are the perfect leisure activity for angling enthusiasts in Belize City. Head off on a deep sea fishing charter with a guide who will take you to all the best fishing spots around the city. There are lots of coves and quiet places teeming with fish to be caught. Reel in trophy catches during your fishing day in Belize. All bait, tackle, and equipment are included. You can also enjoy river fishing tours from Belize City, a different atmosphere for a more laid-back day of casting off and catching.
A unique, sought-after experience by many visitors to Belize City is a cave tubing excursion. On a guided cave tour, you’ll kick back, relax, and float while learning about the ancient Mayan civilizations. Most cave tubing weaves through the Caves Branch Archaeological Site - it’s the perfect balance of cultural and leisurely activity!
Some excellent boating and water events to enjoy while in Belize City include the Tres Pescados Fishing Tournament, the Annual Boat Parade in San Pedro for the Holidays during the first week of December, and regattas on March 10th for Baron Bliss Day.
While on land there are plenty of activities in Belize City to keep you and your travel companions occupied. If you’re traveling with young children, consider checking out activities like horseback riding, visits to butterfly farms, or if they are a bit more adventurous you can book a zip line excursion and wildlife hike.
For cultural enthusiasts, check out the Museum of Belize and Fort Street Tourism Village. Check out the Cayo District to see Mayan ruins and explore more of the history of Belize.
If you’re hoping to have a calm beach day, head to Caye Caulker, a small island right outside Belize City that is perfect to lie around, enjoy a picnic or go for a snorkel. You can get there by water taxi from Belize.
The marinas in Belize City include Ocean Ferry Belize and Breezy Blue Harbor. The marinas are easy to access from the rest of the city and are nearby to restaurants and other attractions. They are great places in the town to enjoy a drink and watch boats cruise in and out of port. Stay for a sunset or get up early and watch the sunrise over the boats moored in their berths.
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Belize City is the largest city in the small Caribbean country of Belize. It sits on a peninsula and is a beautiful port city that gives you easy access to all the highlights of the nation. It was historically inhabited by the Mayans and then was settled by the British during the colonial period. Famous for scuba diving locations like the Blue Hole, and Ambergris Caye, it’s a bucket-list destination for many travelers.
The best time of year to visit Belize City is during the dry season, which runs from November to April. It’s the busiest time of year for tourist crowds, but the good weather is typically worth it. It never gets cold in Belize, but the summer months during the wet season, June through October, see heavy rainfall. You could get lucky and have a few sunny days during the wet season, so it might be worth the risk if you’re hoping to travel on a budget.
To get to Belize City, you can fly to its international airport, arrive by water taxi to the port, or take a bus to the bus station. From the airport, many accommodation options offer shuttles and transfers, or you can rent a car to get around.
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