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Ambergris Caye On The Water

There are plenty of water-based activities including fishing, sailing, wind-surfing and kite-boarding. The constant trade winds create perfect conditions for windsurfing and sailing.  A low-wake area has been established on Ambergris Caye for the safety of swimmers and snorkeler's.

Fishing

Ambergris Caye is a renowned fishing destination and Fishing is still a way of life on San Pedro. Charters are available for full or half-days. Boats range in size from small skiffs to larger, well-equipped "war-wagons". 

Deep-Sea Fishing is a year round sport off Ambergris Caye. Just a half mile offshore, past the barrier reef, the water depths plunge quickly to well over 1000 feet. The generous food supplies of the reef and the outer atolls combined with deep water make for sport fishing at its best. Marlin is plentiful twelve months of the year. Sail fish are usually best in early spring and the King Mackerel is best in late spring. The best time to catch Wahoo is during the winter months.

Reef Fishing - The barrier reef that hugs the shore along Ambergris Caye means that your ride to the fishing spots are just minutes away. The waters inside and just outside the reef are teeming with Snapper, Grouper, Jack, and Barracuda. Snapper, Jack, and Barracuda are caught in large quantities year round and the best season for Grouper is during the winter months.

Flat Fishing - Because Belize is still largely unknown, saltwater fly fishing aficionados have the run of some of the largest flats outside of Florida (over 200 square miles). It is quite common for you to be the only angler in sight for days on end.

Bone, Permit and Tarpon - The leeward side of Ambergris Caye is home to a system of estuaries and the corresponding flats which are home to incredible numbers of Tarpon, Bonefish, and Permit.

The best season for Tarpon is May through November. Bonefish and Permit are caught in the lagoons year round. You can expect Bonefish up to 6 pounds, Permit between 5-30 pounds, and Tarpon in the 40-80 pound range.

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. Pull ashore on a deserted strip of beach to grill your catch over an open fire for lunch.

Sailing

Sailing Tours can be arranged with snorkeling and lunch. Sailing trips with snorkeling usually last the entire day and encompass a tour around Ambergris Caye as well as other nearby cayes.

Sailing & Snorkeling is something you will never forget. Enjoy a full day sailing adventure to local snorkeling spots such as; Shark Ray Alley and Mexico Rocks.

Sunset Cruise - Sunset is one of the most spectacular times on the island as blue skies give way to a lavender backdrop of the island. Everyone from honeymooners to retirees can enjoy good food, live music and drinks as they cruise along the east side of Ambergris Caye.

By the time you return, relaxed and rejuvenated, you will be ready for the all that the Ambergris Caye night has to offer at night. Note: Sunset cruises require a minimum of 4 persons.

KiteboardingKiteboarding is a cross between wakeboarding and windsurfing. The rider uses a large powerful traction kite to skate across the top of the water and boost 20-30 ft jumps. Ideal conditions are 10-20knots of wind and flat shallow water - all of which Ambergris Caye has in abundance. Lessons are available.

Windsurfing on Ambergris Caye is ideal for both beginner and intermediate windsurfers. With 15 minutes on a simulator and 45 minutes of one-on-one instruction, windsurfing will be your newest talent, and your newest addiction!

Hobie Cats - If you already know how to sail or want to learn how,
14' and 17' Hobie Cats rentals are available, with or without lessons.

Motor

mini speed boatMini Speed Boat to Mexico Rocks with Snorkeling. Tour the Belize Barrier Reef in your personal mini boat, speeding across the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea.

On this guided adventure, you cruise northward and drop anchor where the reef meets the coast (Mexico Rocks) and where you have the opportunity to snorkel.

 


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