San Pedro Boat Rental
About San Pedro
San Pedro is a town in the Corozal region of Belize. It's on Ambergris Caye, an island off the east coast of mainland Belize. It’s a great vacation destination. People visit for the beautiful beaches, turquoise water, good weather, and wonderful wildlife. It has sandy beaches, charming wooden houses, and a laid-back atmosphere that is inviting to tourists. It's a top diving destination in the world, bringing experienced and new scuba divers alike.
The best time of year to visit San Pedro is between the months of February and May. During these months, the weather is warm and sunny and there is minimal rainfall. The rainy season is summer through autumn, which can be a less expensive time to visit if you don’t mind risking some bad weather.
To get to San Pedro, fly into Belize city and take a ferry to the Caye. This is the easiest way, and there are frequent ferries servicing the two cities.
Boat Rentals in San Pedro
Renting a boat is a great way to cruise through the stunning turquoise waters of Belize. Sailing is a luxurious way to enjoy a vacation in San Pedro. Sailing charters on monohull or catamaran sailboats are available and you can customize your trip for either a day or an entire week of sailing.
If you'd rather spend a few hours on a boat with a public tour, there are lots of options available in San Pedro. Check out a boat tour and pack your swimsuit, because you'll make a stop for snorkeling over the reef.
Scuba diving is by far the most popular activity of choice while in San Pedro. There are lots of dive charter options that enable you to explore the gorgeous barrier reef of the Caribbean. Beneath the surface, you’ll see stunning corals and fish, including sharks, manta rays, eels, and sea turtles. One of the most famous dive spots in the world, the Belize Blue Hole, is accessible from San Pedro.
A great way to explore the coastline of San Pedro is to rent a kayak or take a sea kayaking tour. This option is the best for sporty travelers looking to get some exercise during their stay in Belize. A guide will take you to the best spots on the reef near shore where you can jump out and snorkel to admire the gorgeous marine life.
Boating Events in San Pedro
In April, the San Pedro Lagoon-Reef Eco-Challenge is an event of kayak racing around Ambergris Caye.
In June, the San Pedro Lobster Fest is a celebration of the start of the lobster season, a great time to visit for seafood enthusiasts.
A big fishing tournament, the Tres Pescados Slam Tournament, takes place in August in San Pedro. It’s a competition to catch tarpon, permit, and bonefish. There are fly fishing demos, fishing competitions, and other events ongoing during the weekend of the tournament.
The first week of December is the Holiday Boat Parade in San Pedro. If you’re visiting during this time, be sure to grab a spot to watch the beautifully decorated boats cruise by.
Other Things To Do
While on land, there are plenty of things to do in San Pedro. For travelers interested in the history of this town, check out the Chac Balam Mayan Ruins. Wildlife tours are very popular, as San Pedro is considered one of the best spots in the world for bird-watching. A big contributor to the diversity of wildlife in San Pedro is the Hol Chan Marine Reserve to the north.
Another wildlife reserve is the Balacar Chico National Park. You can also see iguanas and wild monkeys, and many other species of animals. There are lots of cave tour options for adventurous travelers.
For people visiting San Pedro in hopes of a relaxing vacation, there are lots of restaurants, bars, and great nightlife to experience while staying here. Some of the best restaurants include El Fogon Restaurant, Hidden Treasure, and Palapa Bar and Grill.
If you want to get some exercise and explore more of the land of this region, rent a bike for a day and pedal around the small towns.
Marinas in San Pedro
The primary marinas in San Pedro include Bomba Dock, Felicity Sailing, Ocean Ferry Belize, and La Aguada. These marinas have rustic facilities, beautiful boats, and views of the water. It’s a nice place to go for a walk, and the staff can help advise you when planning a boating trip.