Sail Belize’s Great Barrier Reef with Raggamuffin Tours
Raggamuffin Tours – Caye Caulker’s best tour operator company has put together an amazing adventure to access the more remote and inaccessible parts of Belize’s reef that showcases some of the best snorkeling and fishing areas. The tour takes the route from Caye Caulker and finishes in Placencia (the tour is never undertaken in reverse – however there is the opportunity to travel back with the boat for those who are direction-ally challenged), remaining in the inner reef to allow for calm sailing waters.
The trip is designed as an island hopping adventure for all those want to experience Belize’s uninhabited Caribbean paradise. The adventure will take place over a period of three days and passengers will spend the night on beautiful Rendezvous Caye and Tobacco Cayes whilst visiting Goffs Caye or English Caye and South Water Caye.
During the day the sailboat will gently cruise through Belize’s crystal clear waters and picture postcard scenery whilst stopping to snorkel at least twice each day. Snorkeling opportunities can be maximized by those who are passionate snorkelers by additionally snorkeling around Rendezvous Caye and Tobacco Caye the afternoon they arrive and the morning before they depart.
Fishing is also an additional element to the trip. Raggamuffin Tours carry with them hand lines, trawling rods, spin rods and a spear gun. For those passengers whose passion it is for fishing, this is an ideal opportunity to trawl off the boats, spin cast on the islands and to experience spear fishing! For fly fisherman, although whilst they are on the boat there is no way of accessing the flats, whilst on Rendezvous and Tobacco Caye the flats off these islands are abundant! (They do not provide fly fishing equipment for the trip).
During the evenings the crew will put together a camp fire and often toast marshmallows and watch the stars. The trip is a simple camping trip with Raggamuffin supplying all camping equipment with mats, sheets and pillows being provided. Passengers sleep in the units that they travel in ie on average 2 persons to each tent to allow for privacy. All sailboats are equipped with marine toilets.
For the smaller boats, additional fresh water is carried for the passengers to bathe. Of course, on Tobacco Caye on the second night, they provide shower and bathroom facilities! The water supply on Tobacco Caye is rainwater.
For many the quality of the food on the trip is a pleasant surprise! In season they will be providing lobster and conch and throughout the year shrimp and obviously there is plenty of fish. For those who do not eat fish they can provide chicken and for vegetarians the guides also make provisions – do not worry!
The trip includes all snorkeling equipment, camping gear and food and beverages. The cost of this package is $350US per person. Typically there are no group discounts. Trips depart regularly throughout the year on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Raggamuffin Tour’s three day sailing trip from Caye Caulker to Placencia through turquoise waters along the world’s second longest barrier reef!