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The constant trade winds and wide expanse of calm waters inside the barrier reef and along the coast make Belize an ideal playground for water sports ...

OTHER WATER SPORTS

FishingBelize is considered a mecca for fishing, which can be experienced year round, and where the abundance of game fish guarantees excellent sport. Experienced guides will amaze you with their knowledge of the right baits and lures, when, how, and where to cast, and most importantly tips on how to make sure that the big one doesn't get away.


Sea KayakingThe constant trade winds and calm waters, courtesy of the Belize Barrier Reef, create perfect conditions for smooth sailing along the coast and hobie cats are great for an afternoon cruise. Kayaks are a favourite because of their versatility. You can paddle around the shoreline, spotting birds and other wildlife or stop for a snorkel. Wind-surfing and Kite-boarding are popular and Jet-skis are a lot of fun and anyone can learn to ride them.


Ambergris Caye


FishingFishing - Ambergris Caye is a renowned fishing destination and fishing is still a way of life on San Pedro. Charters in boats ranging from small skiffs to larger well-equipped "war-wagons" are available for full or half-days. Whether you just want to have a little fun or you are an avid fly or sports fisherman, the waters surrounding Ambergris Caye abound with a great variety of saltwater fishing, as well as some of the best fishing guides.


SailingSailing with Snorkeling usually lasts the entire day and encompasses a tour around Ambergris Caye to popular snorkeling spots, such as Shark Ray Alley and Mexico Rocks, as well as other nearby cayes, including Caye Caulker. Kayaks, Catamarans, and other boat rentals are available through most hotels and dive centers.


kite boardingWind Surfing and kite Boarding - The constant trade winds and wide expanse of calm waters inside the barrier reef make Ambergris Caye an ideal playground for these kinds of water sports. Whether you're an expert or just learning, it's a great way to be one with the wind.


ParasailingPara-sailing - Fly the friendly skies: Floating serenely above the reef and beaches offers a bird's-eye-view of the caye and requires nothing more athletic than desiring to soar above the waves. You will want to bring your waterproof camera along.


Mini Speed-BoatMini Speed-Boat to Mexico Rocks with Snorkeling. Tour the Belize Barrier Reef in your personal mini boat. On one of these guided tour, you cruise northward and drop anchor at Mexico Rocks, which is where the reef meets the coastline and where you have the opportunity to do some snorkeling.


Placencia


FishingFishing in Placencia is a year-round sport. Inside or outside the reef, lagoon, fly fishing, spin casting, trolling or deep sea fishing. Placencia has been called the "Permit Capital of the World". Over the last few years there has been a boom in the number of salt water fly fishermen to the area, most of whom come for the heart-pounding thrill of hooking the elusive permit, tarpon, snook and bone-fish - and earning catch-and-release Grand Slam bragging rights!


Day SailsDay Sails with snorkeling and sunset cruises can be arranged on spacious mono hulls or catamarans. Day trips takes you out to the inner cayes for snorkeling. Kayaks are on board, to use while the boat is moored. Fishing is also offered in the way of trolling while underway. Sailboats and Hobie Cats are available for visitors at a number of resort hotel accommodations.


Sea KayaksSea Kayaks are another way to enjoy the Caribbean waters off Placencia. Paddle through the unique mangrove habitat of Placencia Lagoon or nearby cayes where you can explore these areas with a local guide or on your own.


Caye Caulker


SailingSailing - Day sailing trips are available on locally crafted boats for which Caye Caulker is known. Popular are the Half and Full-day sails with snorkel stops, including Hol Chan and San Pedro on Ambergris Caye. Longer excursions can be arranged to the outer atolls, including Turneffe, Glovers and Lighthouse Reef.


Sea KayakingSea Kayaks - Take an hour or two to circle the south main island. Stop at the Mini-Reserve. Take a few more hours and paddle to the north end of the Caye exploring the mangroves and spotting resident and migratory birds. More than 100 species have been identified. Many species of fish, including the seahorse, live among the dense mangrove root system.


Fishing Fishing - Flats, reef and offshore fish are plentiful. Licensed boat operators offer half-or full day trips for bone-fish, permit, tarpon, snook, snapper, barracuda, jacks and for some of the really big ones, like sailfish, kingfish, marlin, and the tough little fighters like bonito and pompano. Fishing experiences can also be had by accompanying local working fishermen.


Wind SurfingWind Surfing - For most of the year, Caye Caulker has a robust east wind blowing, making it an ideal place for wind surfing. A large number of avid wind-surfers have arranged their lives to spend several weeks or months here each year. Others come as novices, learn to wind surf and join them.


Hopkins


FishingFishing - Try your luck at a variety of fishing excursions. Fly fish the flats for permit and bone-fish or target tarpon and snook in the river and lagoon. Catch live bait and troll for barracuda, snapper and kingfish. Try a little drop fishing at some coral heads. Do it all with knowledgeable guides whose have fished these waters their entire lives.


Day SailsDay Sails with Snorkeling can be arranged on sail or cruise boats. Day excursions leave in the morning and return at sunset or plan a romantic sunset cruise and watch the sunset over Victoria’s Peak while sipping wine or tropical libations. On day trips you can expect to stop at several cayes along the reef where you have time to snorkel and swim. Along the way relax on deck and enjoy appetizers savory dishes paired with local beers, drinks and rum punch and soak in the warm sunshine as you sail to your next stop.


Sittee River KayakingSittee River Kayaking - Explore the Sittee River on kayak! The Sittee is filled with opportunities to view wildlife. Many of these animals would be almost impossible to spot were it not for your ‘eagle eyed’ tour guide who will identify the many types of wildlife that call the Sittee River their home.


South Water Caye


FishingFishing - Score a Grand Slam – Permit, tarpon, and bone-fish all in one day! Flats teeming with bone-fish and permit are close to the island. Troll the channels for barracuda or king fish, or cast in the blue for wahoo and tuna. For some light fishing you can use hand lines and fish right off the docks.


FishingCatamarans and Sea Kayaks are available for guests.




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