Boat rental in Placencia will be easier if you go to the Sailica website. Here you may learn boat rental prices in Placencia, choose a bareboat charter or hire a skipper, get the information about sailing in the Belize waters. If necessary, we will tell you a list of things to take on your upcoming trip.
Yacht Charter in Placencia
The main attraction of Belize is a huge reef about 180 miles long, and hundreds of small uninhabited islands are situated just next to it. Travellers come here from all over the world for a perfect diving experience. They hire charter boats in Placencia and go for adventures to the white beaches and underwater wonders.
How to get there
There is an airport near Placencia but only a couple of local flights fly there. Usually, people get here from Belize, the capital in 80 miles from Placencia. Planes fly here from Mexico (Mexico), Canada (Toronto), USA (Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, Charlotte, Atlanta, Houston, Denver, Minneapolis, Newark, Calgary), El Salvador (San Salvador), Panama (Panama), and also the cities of Belize country and the Caribbean islands.
Climate: tropical. In winter, the northern winds blow here bringing clouds and rain about every 10 days.
Sailing season: from December to May.
Rain season: June-November. In addition to rain, hurricanes are also possible in this area, and it is not recommended to rest here on a yacht.
Communication language: English.
Visa: North and South America residents, almost all EU countries and several others can enter Belize without a visa. The rest can apply for it in person or by mail.
Boat routes from Placencia
The main attraction of Belize is coral reefs. If you hire a yacht in Placencia, any route here includes diving. Here is an example of the route. In addition to the underwater jungle, it includes mangrove forests, deserted beaches, kayaking and fishing.
Route from Placencia, 7 days: Placencia — Whipray Caye — Hideaway Caye — South Water Caye — Thatch Caye — Lagoon Caye — Hatchet Caye — Placencia
Anchorages in Placencia
- Dangerous shoal lies in the south of Little Harvest Caye, right in front of the lagoon entrance
- Placencia Bay is open on the SSE-S side. When winds blow from this direction, it becomes uncomfortable because of the high waves. In this case, everyone usually stands on the north side of the lagoon.
- There is always a place for yachts in the lagoon to drop the anchor including a couple of secluded places in case of storms. One of them, Lark Caye Range, is situated opposite to Placencia.
Sights in Placencia
- If you are in Placencia between April and July, try to sign up for a night walk with whale sharks, they are only held at a full moon.
- The city regularly hosts the Lobster Festival (June) and the Art Festival (February).
- You can sign up for a trip to the Mayan ruins of Nim Li Punit and Lubantum in the Toledo area, it will take all day. The same time can be spent on the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary with jungle and waterfalls