Entries in Belize (3)


It’s Here!! The Fall Issue!!

I know, I know, it seemed like forever, but this one was worth waiting for.  The Fall Issue of CharterSavvy is bigger and, he said with no modesty whatsoever, better than ever!!

You’ll find a 9-page feature on bareboat chartering in Belize with gorgeous photography, a 10-pager on hunting the Loch Ness Monster through the Scottish Highlands via bareboat, a close-to-home charter along Florida’s Gulf Coast, and an insider’s guide to the best snorkeling sites in the BVIs.

Don’t miss our look at the latest inflatable life vests in our Cargo section, and our Sea Trial is the new Moorings 393 powercat.

Plus all the great columns and departments, too.

Just click on “Read The Magazine” on our website and enjoy! 


Late Can Be Great!

Most of us plan our bareboat charters far in advance but, if you’ve got a little flexibility, there are some great deals to be had and LateSail is where you go.  Like the airline consolidators that bargain with the airlines to offer unsold seats, LateSail offers inexpensive, last minute, deeply discounted bareboat charters worldwide.

One that caught our eye (well, full disclosure, they sent us a note) is a Lagoon 380 sailing catamaran in the Abacos.  This is a four-stateroom, two-head, two-shower boat, and fun to sail.

It would normally charter for $5,526 a week (7 days), but LateSail is offering it from today through April 14 for just $3,395, which is a 30% savings.  Divide that between four couples and you've got a great vacation for about $850 per couple.  

Or how about a Leopard 44 in Belize during the same period.  Normally $8,222, you pay just $5,755.  A Leopard 44 in Tortola is available until April 21, discounted from $10,726 to $7,507. 

If your duffel bag is packed by the door, and the boss doesn’t mind a “won’t be in for a week” call, this is for you.

Info at


Super Sunsail Caribbean Deals!

Sunsail has a great deal going for summer Caribbean charters, but the clock is ticking: if you book by February 29, you get 15% off on charters of 5-13 days or 25% off on charters of 14 days or more.  This special is for charters between June and September of 2012 at seven of their Caribbean bases: BVIs, St. Martin, St. Vincent, Antigua, Abacos, Belize and Grenada. 

And here’s an added zinger: if you’re a previous Sunsailor, you get another 5% off.

Choose from 15 different monohulls ranging from the Sunsail Oceanis 323 (2 cabins) up to the Sunsail 473 (4 cabins).  You can check out the details (new bookings only, 5-day minimum, U.S. and Canadian residents only, doesn’t include flights) and availability by clicking here or going to .

The CharterSavvy crew likes the islands in the summertime.  In the BVIs, for example, you don’t have the crowds of snowbirds escaping winter slush, and you don’t have to worry about the Christmas winds that can blow 30+ for days.  By June, the tradewinds have clocked around to the southeast at 10-15 knots.  The temperature is in the high 80s (that’s what generators, air conditioning and pina coladas are for!) and the water temp is also in the 80s, so it’s hard to tell which one you’re in (until you take a breath underwater!).  

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