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Man-O-War Caye

1 February 13

From afar the designated bird sanctuary of Man-O-War Caye looks like any other tiny mangrove island, but as you journey closer to shore the frenzy of activity becomes apparent, with birds soaring in the sky above in every direction… and the guys strutting their stuff (or inflating their red gular pouches) for the ladies during breeding season.

Man-O-War Caye lies around 70 miles south of Belize City close to South Water Caye. The 3 different types of mangrove vegetation provide a perfect sanctuary to a variety of indigenous bird species, including Pelicans, Brown Booby birds, and the Magnificent Frigate birds (also known as Man-O-War birds). Here is our pick of pictures….

Aquatic gentle giants

17 January 13

Manatees, which are also known as sea cows are marine mammals, originating around 45 to 50 million years ago. They are gentle, slow moving, plant-eating herbivores and their closest living relatives are elephants and aardvarks. They can grow over 13 feet in length and weigh up to 3,500 pounds.

Despite being an endangered species, with a population of approximately 2500 in the waters of the United States, Manatees are present in the waters of Belize and can be witnessed throughout the year. A close concentration can be witnessed at Swallow Caye, located 4 miles off the coast of Belize City. Swallow Caye has been declared a wildlife sanctuary and serves to protect the manatees and other marine life that call this habitat home. For more information or to plan a visit to see our aquatic gentle giant friends contact Swallow Caye Wildlife Sanctuary

‘The Cayes to Happiness’ – travel article by Kevin Rusby of The Guardian newspaper

26 February 11

 

The Cayes to Happiness

 

Hanging out with endangered manatee, viewing the Andromeda galaxy, taking a nightly star bath and swimming in the bioluminescence. Our friend Kevin Rushby from The Guardian newspaper explains how industrial tourism seems further away than the Orion nebula on a catamaran trip exploring the Caribbean coast of mangrove islands and remote reefs in Belize.

For the full article follow this link.

For the audio slideshow follow this link

Special thanks to Cliff from Belize Luxury Sailing for making the trip a possibility, and to our friends Aime and Angus from London for sharing their vast wealth of cosmic knowledge…. and for catching and cleaning many lunches and dinners.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2011/feb/26/belize-ambergris-caye-holiday-islands

http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/audioslideshow/2011/feb/24/belize-adventure-sailing-caribbean?intcmp=239

http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel

'The Cayes to Happiness' – travel article by Kevin Rusby of The Guardian newspaper

26 February 11

 

The Cayes to Happiness

 

Hanging out with endangered manatee, viewing the Andromeda galaxy, taking a nightly star bath and swimming in the bioluminescence. Our friend Kevin Rushby from The Guardian newspaper explains how industrial tourism seems further away than the Orion nebula on a catamaran trip exploring the Caribbean coast of mangrove islands and remote reefs in Belize.

For the full article follow this link.

For the audio slideshow follow this link

Special thanks to Cliff from Belize Luxury Sailing for making the trip a possibility, and to our friends Aime and Angus from London for sharing their vast wealth of cosmic knowledge…. and for catching and cleaning many lunches and dinners.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2011/feb/26/belize-ambergris-caye-holiday-islands

http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/audioslideshow/2011/feb/24/belize-adventure-sailing-caribbean?intcmp=239

http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel

Set sail with Belize Luxury Sailing

31 August 10

Sailing in Belize with Belize Luxury Sailing is the ultimate way to witness the fabulous waters of the Caribbean Sea and to explore the picture perfect islands from the Northern Cayes to the Deep South. Journey further into Guatemala and sail up the Rio Dulce through a spectacular gorge of 300-feet towering limestone cliffs, backed by dense walls of tropical rain forest, before dining on deck with gourmet international cuisine, prepared on board by your personal chef.

Belize Luxury Sailing is a family run, full service yacht charter business providing the most luxurious, personalised, all-inclusive yacht charters in Belize with state of the art boats and an experienced, friendly and knowledgeable family crew who are dedicated to ensuring your sailing experience is truly unforgettable. Set sail in Belize and join the land of the free!

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Whether you want an action packed agenda in the water and the jungle, or simply spend some quality time in a hammock, Belize has something for all tastes and tempos.

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