There are multiple itinerary options for charters commencing from The Placencia Resort and Marina. We show two examples below. Both are on the beautiful sailing catamaran DREAMING ON. One of the Belize Yacht Charter sailing itinerary heads north to one of the channels through the barrier reef to take you to Turneffe Atoll and Lighthouse Reef. The second itinerary takes you in a circle through the inner deep water channels, amongst the cays with some anchorages just inside the barrier reef and some sailing along the barrier reef.
The Belize Barrier Reef and the many cays inside and atolls outside are famous for their fantastic diving opportunities. Dreaming On’s itineraries include great diving opportunities, so, on request, we can arrange Rendezvous Diving with local, professional dive organizations for any divers on board. Diving with a local dive organization, whose Dive Masters dive these waters daily ensures that our guests enjoy the best possible diving experience.
Day 1 ‐ Depart The Placencia sailing North up the inner channel to Blue Ground Range. Then work our way east through patch reefs to anchor for the night inside the barrier reef at South Water Cay. Great snorkeling and rendezvous diving opportunities here, as well as just north at Tobacco Cay and near Carrie Bow Cay. This is all part of the Belize Marine Reserve. There are three restaurants on the cay. Guides can also be arranged for flats fishing.
Day 2 – Through the South Water Cut and set sail to Turneffe Atoll. There is good snorkeling here and exploring the waterways throughout Turneffe with a dinghy or kayak is very interesting.
Day 3 – 6 We continue to Lighthouse Reef and drop anchor on the west side of Long Cay. Arriving at Lighthouse Reef early in the week will allow us to spend up to 3 days at this fantastic atoll. Take advantage of the fabulous rendezvous diving opportunities along the Lighthouse Wall. Advanced divers can arrange to dive into the Blue Hole. Another option is to take a shore excursion to Halfmoon Cay to see the Bird Sanctuary. The wall at Halfmoon Cay also offers beautiful diving.
Day 7 ‐ A downwind sail from Lighthouse to the barrier reef. Anchor just inside the reef at Tobacco Cay.
Day 8 – Our final morning will be a sail back to The Placencia Marina.
Day 1 – Depart The Placencia Marina on the reach to Rendezvous Island. Great place to snorkel and anchor for the first
Day 2 – Sail up the inner channel to Blue Ground Range. Then work our way east through patch reefs to anchor for the night inside the barrier reef at South Water Cay. Great snorkeling and rendezvous diving opportunities here, as well as just north at Tobacco Cay and near Carrie Bow Cay. This is all part of the Belize Marine Reserve. There are three restaurants on the cay. Guides can also be arranged for flats fishing.
Day 3 – Through the cut in the barrier reef for a downwind sail along the reef to Gladden Cut. Fish along the way for a chance to catch Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, or Tuna. Anchor inside the reef at Gladden Cut.
Day 4 ‐ Sail to Ranguana Cay, where there are more snorkeling and an opportunity for a rendezvous dive.
Day 5 – A sail north on the reef inside will bring us to the Queen Cays (also known as Silk Cays). There are restaurants on both Ranguana Cay and Hatchet Cay (near the Queen Cays)
Day 6 – A day exploring the local cays with some more snorkeling.
Day 7 – After a morning snorkel or rendezvous dive, we can sail to Placencia Village, where guests can go ashore and experience a bit of village life. Placencia’s famous “Main Road” is a 3-foot wide concrete path meandering through the sand, passing lots of little local shops and restaurants. A few minutes spent on this “Road” and you will probably meet everyone in Placencia!
Day 8 – Our final morning involves a short sail back to The Placencia Marina.
There is lots more to see and do on land in Belize, so spend a few more days exploring.