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“Belize Sailing Vacations was awesome!!”
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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Belize City, Belize District

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Barb P
Winter Haven, Florida
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“Belize Sailing Vacations was awesome!!”
Reviewed 22 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015
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Six of us had the most fabulous time on the Calypso! Jason and Gary were great and willing to do anything to make our stay as enjoyable as possible. Gary cooked us wonderful meals- how he does that in a galley kitchen is beyond me! We saw lots of dolphins, which is always a highlight for our group. Jason took us by kayak to explore Caye Caulker and we also got to snorkel with the rays and nurse sharks at Shark Ray Alley- always fun! Evenings were great- sitting under the stars and enjoying a cocktail or two, so very relaxing. Would definitely like to do this again- we were so spoiled!

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Donna H
Northville, Michigan
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“Belize Navidad was spectacular !8”
Reviewed 6 February 2015 for a stay in December 2014
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Belize Sailing Vacations was fantastic ! My husband and I, sister and brother-in-law took our 6 adult children( all in their 20's) for a weeks vacation on the Doris and Sea Dale. We had extremely high expectations for this trip and we unanimously felt it far surpassed our expectations.
The Doris was Captained by Andy with Cory as First Mate. Andy put a wonderful sailing itinerary together to accommodate not only the standard snorkeling etc. activities, but to facilitate a marriage proposal on a private Island and Christmas Mass in San Pedro. He was extremely knowledgable about the wildlife and a pleasure to be around. Cory was a terrific chef and went over and above by inviting us to her home and cooking a delicious beach barbecue for us Christmas Day. She somehow was able to arrange golf carts to rent when no one seemed to have any available .
Rufus was the Captain of the Sea Dale and his wife Kate was the First Mate. Four of " the kids" stayed on their boat. Rufus taught them how to sail and operate the boat . They all agreed that Kate was a great chef. Rufus, Kate, and Cory went to some of the " hot spots" with us/ the kids and made sure everyone got home safely! They were also lots of fun to be around. The crew was very flexible with all of the shenanigans that took place throughout the week. They seemed to know just what we needed at any given moment.
Although you could at times get Internet etc., I can't tell you how fantastic it was for everyone to disconnect from social media and enjoy each others company and the spectacular beauty that surrounded us. Belize Sailing Vacations is top notch.

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Jen T
San Francisco, California
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“Once in a lifetime vacation!”
Reviewed 27 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015
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My boyfriend and I had an incredible time celebrating New Year’s week aboard the Sea Dale. This was my first sailing trip, and Belize Sailing Vacations exceeded my expectations by delivering a once in a lifetime experience. Basically they ruined me, because any future vacation is going to pale in comparison!

Captain Rufus and First Mate Kate were incredible! They delivered on our every need and did so in a way that made us feel like we were friends staying in their home. They were warm and fun, and knew exactly when we wanted some time to relax alone and when we wanted to hang out together. Kate was an incredible cook, catering to our tastes and preferences. Captain Rufus was a total gem- teaching us how to sail, navigate and even clean fish. We had so much fun with them, they really were the perfect pair for us!

Belize Sailing Vacations is an incredibly professional, thorough, and well-run company. We had the pleasure of meeting Cliff who runs the family business, and he was delightful. Our catamaran was immaculate, comfortable and well stocked with everything we needed including kayaks, nice snorkel gear, fishing rods…etc. Captain Rufus was in constant communication with all of the other captains to find the best snorkel spots, mooring locations and interesting islands for us to check out. The company even organized and paid for an excursion day out with a local fisherman. Truly top notch, and well worth the cost.

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AndreaZJe...
San Jose, Costa Rica
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“Our Best Family Vacation Ever!”
Reviewed 26 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015
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When we boarded the Aubisque the crew greeted us with warmth and professionalism. When we left the Aubisque, only a week later, saying good-bye to Rufus and Kate was like saying good-bye to family. Beyond the term 'all inclusive'; they took care of us. Rufus planned excursions and activities with our interests, the weather and our mood in mind. Kate's meals were as delicious as they were beautiful! The catamaran itself was comfortable and always clean. There was space and time for tanning, reading, playing rummy or movie watching when we weren't enjoying the wildlife and water sports. This was our best family vacation ever!

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HockeyAlb...
Alberta
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“WOW!!!!!”
Reviewed 21 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015
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We have the pleasure of staying on the Doris for 10 glorious nights. Right from the time our flip flops hit the bucket until we tied back to the dock at the marina, Captain Andy and Kainie took amazing care of my husband, my sister and her husband. Mandy in the office did a great job of putting together our trip.

Andy is a very good sailor and the guys enjoyed taking their ASA 101 with him. He took us to the best snorkel spots and it was great that he accompanied us to show us some interesting things we probably would of missed without his eagle eyes! The reef is very healthy!!

Kainie's meals were soooooo good. She did a fantastic job with my sisters gluten allergy! Kainie is very organized, good communicator and very easy to visit with.

Definitely would like to return to do the outer reef with Andy and Kainie.

Thanks Belize Sailing Vacation.

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