Chartering in Belize – 2005 – 2007.

We worked for the chartering company ‘The Moorings’ in Belize in Central America from July 2005 – March 2007.

The Moor

Us on The Moorings Catamaran ‘Out of Practice’

The Moorings Base in Belize.

The Moorings Base in Belize.

The Base was a small one with only 25 bare boats in the fleet and 3 crewed charter boats.

Oops under sail in Belize

Oops under sail in Belize

Guest getting ready to snorkel.

We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Belize, what a magnificent and beautiful country with such humble and friendly locals.  Chartering wasn’t easy though, as the base was a fairly new base and well it was Belize a third world country that still wasn’t completely geared up towards tourism.

The Moorings Base in Placencia.

The Moorings Base in Placencia.

Aerial view.

However the sailing grounds were stunning.  We had our favorite spots where we would take our charter guest.  We often would go to un-chartered cayes or sections of the reef to explore which was always thoroughly enjoyed by all aboard.

With charter guest.

Aerial view over Laughing Caye.

Our charter guest were mostly American.  The ages ran from 4 years old to 88.  We did have a few Europeans in the mix.  We would take groups of 2-6 people on week long all inclusive trips.

New Year Charter – Entertaining guest.

Aerial view over Queens Caye.

You got to love Belize.

Queens Cayes

Queens Cayes.

At least each trip we would try to make it the approximately 70 miles out through the reef to Glovers Atoll.  The sailing outside the reef was guaranteed with fishing and wild life spotting thrown in.

Another beautiful Caye.

Out at Glovers Reef

Belize is made up of hundreds of small Islands called Cayes, three outer atolls and the second largest Coral Reef in the world.  The diving and snorkeling were amazing.

Stunning Belize.

Stunning Belize.

Whilst in that area we also had the opportunity to sail to the neighboring countries of Honduras, Guatemala and Mexico.

The Moorings Base in Placencia.

Taken by a charter guest….the crew.

Us at Glovers Reef.

Us at Glovers Reef.

Us.

Us the Crew.

I will always say chartering for ‘The Moorings’ created an amazing experience for us.  We completed two successful seasons and did over forty charter weeks in the time we were there.  We met so many wonderful people who we have managed to keep in contact with up until today.

At Glovers reef, one of favourite spots.

At Glovers reef, one of favourite spots.

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