La Gaviota Sailing Tours & Charters

Join Captain Luis Nuñez aboard La Gaviota for a day of sailing and exploring Belize’s pictureque islands and colorful coral reefs. Blue skies, calm waters and hundreds of cayes (small islands) are what Belize has to offer to the sailing enthusiasts.

Our 3 and 7 day sailing trips take you to some of the most beautiful, isolated islands and underwater wonderlands. The 3 atolls: Turneffe Islands, Lighthouse Reef and Glovers are the perfect islands for fly fishing, snorkeling, scuba diving and camping. Lighthouse Reef is the home of the Great Blue Hole.

The chains of islands we will visit are decorated with coconut palm trees and white sandy beaches. The waters are crystal clear and coral is bountiful. Birds and iguanas call the islands home.

Since the days of the pirates, the islands have been uninhabited and are just now starting to be rediscovered by the more adventurous tourists. Shipwrecks and buried treasure are the history of the islands. So if you are looking for relaxation mixed with lots of adventure, sailing the islands of Belize is your best option.

About Us

Captain and chef Luis Nuñez has over 30 years of sailing experience. He know’s Belize’s coastline intimately and will take you on an adventure you will surely remember. He is also a certified PADI Dive Master and can take divers on board to dive the reef. On charters he brings along one First Mate.

La Gaviota has 2 cabins and sleeps eight comfortably. There are two bathrooms, a kitchen and a freezer.

 

Day Sail

Join us aboard for a day of sailing, snorkeling, and swimming. Imagine being caressed by the gentle breeze as we sail along the world’s 2nd largest barrier reef. Our first stop is Hol Chan Reserve, where you will swim among tropical fishes. Snorkelers are delighted with the array of bright colored corals. We then continue south to the popular underwater playground of Shark Ray Alley. Here you will have a great time swimming among sharks and stingrays. From here we sail to the small but quaint island of Caye Caulker for lunch. After lunch you will have enough time to stroll along the sandy streets. Gingerbread houses with hibiscus and periwinkle gardens add to the charm of this island. At 2:30pm, its time to get back onboard and start sailing back to San Pedro. Our final snorkeling stop will be at the Coral Garden Reef, where coral is abundant. By now, you will be tired, so find your place on the deck and enjoy the last rays of the sun for the day and once again let the gentle breeze of the Caribbean Sea caress you as we sail back to San Pedro.

Tour Price: $65 USD Per Person

  • Included: Sodas, Rum Punch
  • Not Included: Sales tax, Park Fees & Lunch
  • Tour leaves at 9:00am from Texaco dock.
  • Bring your snorkeling gear, suntan lotion, sandals, camera & film.

 

Sunset Cruise

Follow the sun on board as we sail along the barrier reef to Caye Cangrejo, where we anchor to enjoy the sun as it disappears into the horizon. While the schooner sails through the turquoise waters, enjoy an island rum punch, homemade snacks and relax with the harmonics of the sea. By the time we reach home, relaxed, it will be the start of a new evening.

Tour Price: $35 USD Per Person

  • Included: Rum Punch and Snacks
  • Tour leaves at 4:00 pm from the Texaco dock (3 hours)
  • Bring your camera and lots of film. Windbreaker suggested – the breeze gets cooler in the evenings.

 

Custom Overnight Charters

We specialize in overnight charters customized just for you. Contact us today to start planning your unforgettable adventure sailing the coast of Belize!

Trip Price: $100.00 USD Per Person Per Day

  • Includes: Water, Ice, Sodas & Guide
  • Add Sales Tax, 12.5%

Itineraries below reflect an idealized trip that highlights the various islands and activities that you can choose from in designing your custom charter.

3 Day Charter

Day 1
Departs San Pedro at 9:00am for Turneffe Islands (overnight – camping or sleeping on board). This island offers great snorkeling, flats fishing and is popular for its wall diving. This island is 30 miles long.

Day 2
We sail for Lighthouse Reef to snorkel the reef that encircles the Blue Hole and then visit Half Moon Caye Natural Monument to see the red-footed booby birds. Then onwards to Goff’s Caye to spend the night where we can marvel at the stars and listen to some sailor stories and legends of Belize.

Day 3
Another perfect day cruising and visiting the islands: English Caye, St. George’s Caye and Caye Caulker. We arrive in San Pedro at 5:00pm.

7 Day Charter

Day 1
Departs San Pedro at 9:00am for Turneffe Islands (overnight – camping or sleeping on board). This island offers great snorkeling, flats fishing and is popular for its wall diving. This island is 30 miles long.

Day 2 & 3
We sail for Lighthouse Reef to snorkel the reef that encircles the Blue Hole and then visit Half Moon Caye Natural Monument to see the red-footed booby birds. The evening will be spent on a beach around a campfire studying the stars and storytelling.

Day 4 & 5
We finally make it to Glover’s Reef Marine Reserve (a World Heritage site). Basking on the white sandy beaches, relaxing under a coconut palm tree, unlimited snorkeling on patches of coral reef, shipwrecks and more. We then proceed to one of the Southern Cayes for an overnight.

Day 6 & 7
Spend the day enjoying the beauty of Southwater Caye and Tobacco Caye. In the afternoon we set sail for Goff’s Caye, a sand bar with enough coconut palm trees for everyone on board. Last night will be spent here. In the morning we continue the final leg of the journey, sailing along English Caye, St. George’s Caye, Caye Chapel and Caye Caulker. We will arrive at San Pedro around 5:00pm.

 
 

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