Catamaran Sail to Caye Caulker on A Very Windy Day

Today is starting just as yesterday did.  Windy (with gusts up to 25mph), waves crashing over the reef, warm and hazy.  And yesterday, as over 20 kayaks took off from the back side of San Pedro to start the brutal 40 mile, 2 day Eco-Challenge, I decided to let someone else do all my boating work.  I went sailing on Seaduced’s beautiful catamaran over to Caye Caulker.

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A nice stable catamaran where the wind and the crew – Manuel and Palma – were doing all the work.

My station would be in a big purple bean bag.  Easy to find me if I’m needed…

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Despite the wind, snorkelling at Hol Chan was amazing.  2 turtles, a huge grouper, an eagle ray…

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We CRUISED over to Caye Caulker.  And had an extra half hour (the usual is 2) for exploring.  The winds would get us back to Ambergris Caye in way less than 2 hours.

Here’s what’s going on in Caye Caulker…

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I still think that all caye shops should be mandated to use bright colors and hand painted signs only.  These guys have done perfectly. IMG_5478

 

I HAD to walk down to the Split.  It’s required in Caye Caulker.  Things are slowing down a bit as we go into summer…IMG_5479

And the water was a bit churned up because of the wind but still beautiful.IMG_5482

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The main drag in Caye Caulker.IMG_5496 IMG_5497

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Beautiful beautiful Caye Caulker and I still think that sailing on the cat is the best way to do it all.  Snorkel Hol Chan and shark ray alley, explore the island for a few hours and sail, sun and rum punch your way back.

Check out one of my MANY posts about sailing with Seaduced by Belize to Caye Caulker.  If it’s calm, we’ve gone fishing inside or outside the reef…we have even SAVED THE LIFE OF A SEA TURTLE (see that in the first post below).

Always a great trip.





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  • Dale

    Caye Calker can be really hot in June. We went for lobster fest one year and it was one of the hottest places I have been. Luckily they had cold beer.

    • Belize Blog

      Caye Caulker can be really hot for sure…and it’s the very beginning of summer/storm season. The white sands roads reflect a ton of heat. Ice cold Belikins are a necessity.