Tranquilo, Boats and Journeys

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With powerful performance, striking design and minimalist elegance, Tranquilo is a highly sought after brand new Foutaine Pajot ‘Saona’ 47. With an expansive and integrated open plan indoor, outdoor and galley areas, she is intelligently designed for the ultimate charter comforts.

The 5 cabin layout includes 4 queen air conditioned cabins with private baths and a 5th bunk bed cabin, so comfortably sleeping 8 guests plus crew, perfect for families or groups of friends. Further benefits include a large integrated helm lounge deck and an extended aft platform with swim deck. Dine on deck and enjoy Caribbean style breakfasts, freshly caught seafood lunches and international gourmet suppers, all prepared on board by your personal chef.

Yacht Specifications

Interior:

  • 4 queen air conditioned cabins and a 5th air conditioned bunk bed cabin with chic furnishings and private bathrooms (one cabin allocated to crew)
  • Expansive indoor and outdoor lounging areas
  • Integrated cockpit and outdoor salon
  • Helm with hard top Bimini shade and lounging area
  • Integrated entertainment system
  • Forward couch seating area
  • Swim platform and showers
  • Sun deck trampoline

Recreation and entertainment equipment:

  • Tender -20hp
  • Variety of fishing rods and tackle
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • 2 x 2 man kayaks
  • 2 Stand up paddle boards
  • Beach equipment
  • Barbeque
  • TV Screen with DVD player
  • Ipod / stereo CD player / indoor and outdoor speakers
  • Sirius satellite radio
  • Extensive library of DVDs, books and games

Sailing offers you the ultimate opportunity to explore all that Belize has to offer with total flexibility. We can design an itinerary tailored to your taste and tempo. Below are a few sample itineraries that illustrate the many possibilities for discovering Belize or the Rio Dulce in Guatemala. All itineraries are inclusive of all meals prepared fresh on board and local drinks.

Please note than no itinerary can be completely fixed and will be subject to weather and sailing conditions, guest preferences and the Captain’s whims.

Southern Belize

Highlights of a southern itinerary can include:

Goff’s Caye – one of AB’s favorite islands because it reminds us why postcards were invented. This 2 acre island sits right on the barrier reef so you can snorkel straight from the shore, or simply relax in the water on the sandbar with an icy cold Belikin beer.

South Water Caye – a pristine 12 acre private island that is one of the most beautiful and exclusive islands in Belize. South Water Caye sits on the reef on the north side of South Water Cut, which is a ¼ mile wide gap in the reef. Grunts, black groupers, snappers and moray eels all hide out in the overhangs and making for a spectacular snorkeling experience.  Sundowners are a must at the Blue Marlin Lodge, one of favorite little bars in all of Belize.

Man-O-War Caye – a designated bird sanctuary.  From afar it 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. The three 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).

Tobacco Caye – a 5 acre palm-fringed coral island perched on the barrier reef, which makes it a great place to snorkel or dive from the shore, plus its central location means it is within 10 minutes by boat to some of the best snorkel sites in all of Belize. There are a couple of small laid-back resorts and a tiny beach bar serving fresh coconut water.

Bluefield Range – a mangrove cluster which makes for a fantastic kayaking destination. Kayak through the tiny channels, look out for manatees and even take some bait and a fishing line and see if you can catch dinner.

Northern Belize

Highlights can include include the following:

Swallow Caye has been declared a wildlife sanctuary to protect the manatees and other marine life that call it home. Manatees, which are also known as ‘sea cows’ 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, manatees are present in the waters of Belize and can be seen throughout the year. (Please note it is not possible to swim with the Manatees).

Steeped in history, St George’s Caye was the first capital of the British settlement in Belize.  The island is principally home to private families, however it is possible to use this as a base for some great snorkeling, scuba diving and fishing.  On the island there is a very special aquarium in the boathouse at the St Georges Caye Lodge. Your tour guide is the resort owner’s son Karly Ricky Bischof, aged 10. Karly is a budding marine biologist and if his impressive little aquarium and his knowledge of the 100-plus fish inside is any indication, he’s going to be a good one.

Sail to the sleepy island of Caye Caulker, fish along the way and enjoy a swim on arrival. ‘No shirt, no shoes, no problem’ is the motto of this island and typifies the vibe.  The white sandy beaches, ocean breezes, fresh seafood, azure waters and a fantastic barrier reef on its doorstep make it a perfect place to relax and unwind.  A trip to Caye Caulker is not complete without a late afternoon Belikin beer or a rum punch at the Lazy Lizard bar at ‘The Cut’ – a lively swimming area, which separates the two islands of Caye Caulker.

Enjoy a morning of snorkeling right off the catamaran at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, swimming amongst beautiful shoals of tropical fish, turtles, eagle rays, stingrays, moray eels and grouper. Return to the boat and re-charge the batteries over a tropical lunch with the reef only meters from your anchorage. Follow this with a dip at Shark Ray Alley, a site where local fishermen used to clean their catch, which attracts more carnivorous species such as big southern stingrays and nurse sharks.

Ambergris Caye is the most northerly Caye in Belize and touches the Yucatan peninsular of Mexico. Lying only a quarter of a mile from the barrier reef, it’s one of the best locations in the world for scuba diving, snorkeling and sports fishing. The main town San Pedro has the broadest range of tourist amenities in Belize, including art and craft shops, boutique hotels, fine dining establishments and plenty of fun local eateries and establishments.

The Rio Dulce, Guatemala

Complete a southern itinerary with a one way trip to the spectacular Rio Dulce, Guatemala.  Journey 20 miles up river through a spectacular gorge of 300ft towering limestone cliffs, which edge dense walls of tropical rain forest. En route, call in at Rio Lampara for a fresh fish lunch. Across from the restaurant are hot sulphur springs where you climb up the embankment of rocks to soak in the steaming hot springs. The climb is worth the reward!

Once at Fronteras, you can also explore the north shore of Lake Izabal to Finca El Paraiso, a fabulous working farm. From there travel via horseback or tractor through farmland to the lush tropical setting of Aqua Caliente, a 25-ft waterfall and deep pools of hot spring water.

Belize Luxury Sailing has a fantastic reputation for their creative culinary fare, quality of ingredients and flexibility in accommodating dietary requirements and special guest requests.  Using locally sourced produce – fresh fish, locally reared meats and fruits and veggies from the farms in Cayo – highlights of their menu include:

Sample Breakfast Menu

  • Selection of tropical fruits with granola, made in the Cayo district, yoghurt and fresh baked bread basket
  • Fluffy banana rum pancakes
  • Eggs made to order with freshly bakes breads
  • Breakfast is served with fresh fruit; breads, island jams and a selection of beverages
  • Including local Belizean coffee 

Sample Lunch Menu

  • Tropical shrimp & pineapple salad, creamy ginger citrus dressing, fresh baked breads
  • BBQ reef burger – guest rated 5 stars
  • Shrimp, cucumber, mint & ginger rice paper salad wraps with sweet habanero dipping sauce
  • Belizean chorizo and rum black bean soup
  • Deli sandwich platter with locally made chips and fresh salsa
  • Crispy chicken tostadas, pico de gallo

Sample Hors D’oeuvres

  • Brie, mango chutney and fresh pear croustades
  • Caribbean lobster or conch ceviche with fresh made tortilla chips
  • Assorted Cheeses and fruits served with crackers and chutneys
  • Home made lime cilantro hummus with toasted flat bread
  • Cocktail de camaron
  • Cocktails include the signature ‘painkiller’ coconut pineapple rum punch with fresh grated nutmeg

Sample Dinner Menu

  • BBQ Caribbean lobster with fried plantains and pineapple cilantro salsa
  • Catch of the day – chef’s whimsical creation with the days catch
  • Island shrimp linguine
  • Belizean rum marinated BBQ pork tenderloin, ginger sweet potato mash, mango balsamic reduction
  • Thai ginger coconut seafood curry
  • All dinners are served with selected wines, served by candle light

We would highly recommend this yacht to anyone who loves the Sea and has a love of gourmet food

“As two professionals from the large yachting world, we were astounded by the level of service you offered us during our visit. The gourmet food was excellent! The food was a great mix of local produce and excellent cooking expertise. You obviously have a great love of Belize and it’s people, this came across in all our activities onboard. We experienced great diving and snorkelling along the reef, with truly a lot to see and discover. Our swimming with the Manatees, was a once in a life time experience, that we will never forget. You made us feel so welcome and at home onboard your yacht. We have taken away so many great memories of our trip.
The Sailing was excellent, with Cliff’s superb knowledge of the area. We were able to visit so many beautiful locations that we would never have found without your local knowledge. It was so nice star gazing at night with the sound of the waves breaking on the reef. We would highly recommend this yacht to anyone who loves the Sea and has a love of gourmet food. You make the best rum cocktails! This is truly a great way to discover the real Belize”. Josefin and Jeremy

In just the week long visit you have helped us create memories that will last a life time!

“We want to thank you again for providing such a world class sailing vacation. We had never taken a cruise before and our vacation to Belize was one of the best I can remember!  Everything was top notch, especially the food.  You took great care of us and really made us feel comfortable and at home the entire trip.  I would highly recommend your sailing vacations to anyone!  Also, I want to give you a special thanks for helping me arrange my proposal to my girlfriend.  Proposing on a romantic deserted island was ideal – how could she say anything but yes???!!! In just the week long visit you have helped us create memories that will last a life time!” Dan and Megan R, USA

A once in a lifetime experience

“When we started researching Belize yacht charter companies we looked at TMM, Moorings and the few other private yacht charter companies before we decided to charter with Belize Sailing Vacations Yacht Charters. We choose Belize Sailing Vacations because of the crews sailing experience, local knowledge, family owned business, yacht amenities/luxury extras, gourmet chef and the best charter value in Belize.  We also checked out the Guest References, in which everyone we talked to consistently said it was the best yacht charter experiences they ever had.  We have to say after spending a week with Captain Cliff, that the crew exceeded our expectations.  The pristine islands of Belize are definitely the jewels of the Caribbean.  The diverse activities from sailing, fishing, kayaking, snorkeling, diving to exploring the Mayan ruins and the jungle made this a once in a lifetime experience.  We really appreciated Captain Cliff’s local sailing knowledge as well as the great friends he has made over the years on the different islands.  It was a wonderful culture exchange to get to know the people of Belize.  One of our favorite gourmet adventures was the local fishermen bringing live Stone Crab to the yacht for Captain Cliff to prepare for dinner.  AMAZING!  We could go on and on about the incredible gourmet meals, wonderful sailing, snorkeling and diving adventures. We highly recommend Belize Sailing Vacations as the top Belize Yacht Charter Company! Thank you for a wonderful Belize Sailing Vacation!” Travis and Emily B, USA

Jesse Halley

Jesse is from Spokane, Washington. Growing up, he spent more time hiking and skiing mountains than sailing, but as soon as he could he left the frosty island northwest to pursue his dreams of living and working at sea. First, he worked as a dive instructor and later on as a sailor. Jesse has been captaining catamarans for three years in places like Hawaii, Guadeloupe and the Abacos. He starts his second season here with Belize Sailing Vacations in Belize.

During his time off, you can find Jesse kitesurfing, riding his bike, or searching for the next mountain to fly off of!

Karla Gomez

Hailing from the spectacular colonial town of Merida in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsular, Karla crew up in a cultured world of travel and adventure. Karla is an English teacher and enjoys the interaction of people and the discovery of different cultures. Karla is a gracious host, paying extra special attention to the details of all the BSV charter ‘touches’…. and if you indicate that you enjoy Mexican food on your personalized guest preference form, you are likely to be showcased some of the divine recipes she grew up with and learned from an early age that were handed down from generation to generation. Karla also works for our sister business Absolute Belize assisting with client itineraries throughout the Yucatan Peninsular of Mexico

Your customized Belize vacation package includes captain, chef, excellent cuisine, standard open bar, cabins with private bathroom/shower, equipment for snorkeling, kayaking, wind gliding, fishing and much more.

The northern itinerary includes Ambergris Caye and the Caye Caulker Snorkeling Eco Tour. Also included is land transportation upon arrival from the Belize International Airport to Belize City departure point.

Gratuity is not included in the charter price. Transfers to departure points other than Belize are not included. Approximate costs for customs and border fees for Guatemala packages subject to a $400 flat surcharge for the boat.

All inclusive prices per night for:

2 people – US $1895

4 people – US $2195

6 people – US $2495

8 people – US $2795

Rates subject to 10% Government taxes

Minimum charter duration of 4 nights

Please note that for peak season bookings (21st December to 7th January) rates incur a 10% surcharge and are based on 6 person charters with a minimum stay of 7 nights.

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