Caye Caulker, Belize Tourism Pioneer, Ray Auxillou: A Tribute

Caye Caulker, Belize Tourism Pioneer, Ray Auxillou: A Tribute

A History of Tourism in Belize Starting in Colonial British Honduras, Later Changed to Belize

(R.I.P. Ray Auxillou, excerpt from his blog.)

There were three KEY people that started the TOURIST BUSINESS in the colony of British Honduras. You have to remember there were no roads to speak of in the Yucatan, Mexico, or even Guatemala at the time.

The THREE KEY pioneers of tourism in British Honduras were:  Bert Foreman, a lobster trap fisherman around Seargants Caye who eventually built his own Caye, called Foreman´s Caye. He ran British Civil service types coming to the colony out of the Fort George Hotel of the time; Ray Auxillou who used this small 24 foot, homebuilt, 7 hp Volvo Penta diesel cabin cruiser boat on weekends out of the Bellevue Hotel, and John Grief with his tiny 3 passenger Cessna 172 out of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye.

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