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“Best vacation ever on Catamaran Doris”
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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Belize City, Belize District

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PWSandstr...
Portland, Oregon
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best vacation ever on Catamaran Doris”
Reviewed 27 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015
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If you you ever want to experience a vacation to remember it would be Belize Sailing Vacations. My husband and I have traveled many places in the USA and Europe. By far, this vacation was the best vacation we have ever had! Our friends say "That is big coming from you!" Between being pampered by our chef, Kainie with fabulous food and yummy desserts and the professional Captain Jason (what a hoot!) we were in good hands for our 2 week voyage. Jason took the dingy to the most beautiful snorkeling spots and saw coral and fish I have never seen before! Words cannot describe. The waters are so clear you can see all around you. The weather was beautiful but would not plan for October. Although we had beautiful weather everyday, not knowing, that October is a rainy time of year. We were so fortunate!
Two thumbs up for Belize Sailing Vacations! What a relaxing and beyond vacation!

Wendy and Phil, Portland, Oregon

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stevens12...
Keswick, Virginia
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Amazingly relaxing journey!”
Reviewed 27 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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Customer service before, during and after our trip was fantastic. We had a wonderful journey from Belize City, Belize to Fronteras, Guatemala with amazing snorkeling along the way. Our time on the Rio Dulce was a real treat and we also enjoyed being able to customize our itinerary. We highly recommend Belize Sailing Vacations.

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Liked best: Doris was very clean and well maintained.
Liked least: The bathroom had trouble the entire journey.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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kktravel
DC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Unbelievable Vacation”
Reviewed 22 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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We (two couples) just got off an unbelievable sailing vacation aboard the Doris. Jason (our captain) was very knowledgeable and a great sailor. Jason was very personable and assisted us with all our needs. We always felt comfortable with him at the helm. Kainie (our chef) was excellent. We all really enjoyed the food and she went out of her way to accommodate our varied pallets. If you can afford the additional amount, the Doris is well worth it. The top area, where Jason piloted the boat, was a critical seating area when the boat was under way to get out of the sun and get an incredible breeze. The snorkeling was amazing. Our guide (Ally) was wonderful. She made us all feel very comfortable snorkeling with sharks and sting rays.

Things we wished we had known before we went:
- Bring lots of sun screen – you are putting it on multiple times a day
- Only bring bathing suits, shorts, tee shirts, sun dresses, and flip flops – you will not need anything else
- Bring your own snorkel equipment – the equipment provided had a few issues and it would be better to have your own that could fit correctly
- Bring your own red wine (the only one provided is Fat Basterd) (Shirz) – not that this is bad, but if you like red wine you might want a few other choices
- Toilets – My wife had a harder time with the pumping of the toilets after using it and putting all toilet paper in a trash can after use, but she got used to it.
- Air Conditioning – It only goes on at night after 8pm and only in the cabins. The air conditioning cannot run during the day while sailing. The air conditioner did not work well in the saloon area and was never on. One of the people with us has very pale skin and red hair. She had a hard time finding places in the shade during the day, so she would not burn.
Overall, this was a trip of a life time! My wife and I realized that we really love the open water and being on a sailing boat. We are going to look at taking sailing lessons when we get back home. We would definitely recommend going on this trip to anyone that asks.

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Liked best: Being on the water
Liked least: toilets
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
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Krissy B
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28 reviews
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“Best Experience of our Lives!”
Reviewed 14 July 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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We honeymooned with Captain Cliff and Chef Christy. If you are hesitating to take a trip with Belize Sailing Vacations, you shouldn't! It was without hesitation, the most incredible experience we've ever had. We are both past cruisers with large cruise ship lines and will never return to cruising after our personalized experience aboard the Aubisque. In the first 24 hours, we had done more than all of our cruising experiences added together: sailing, swimming, snorkeling, spear fishing, kayaking, conch diving, fishing, beach combing, site seeing... And that was just the first day! The trip continued with amazing experiences and 5 star meals. Of course the alcohol is all included and free flowing so that was a continued plus through out the trip.

The trip started great with a man who they arranged to pick us up from the airport. The drive was short but full of information about the area and tips about what to eat and top sites to see. Every question we asked was met with friendly answers. Then we arrived at the boat where Cliff gave us a bucket for our shoes and Christy put a drink in our hands. We got on and took a tour and got a run down of the itinerary. Then we were off!

We spent 4 days visiting small islands, fishing and snorkeling along the way. He introduced us to a few locals and helped us find the best places to shop or things to see. Cliff spent some time teaching my husband how to sail and aspects of navigation. Every dinner was candlelit and romantic. Every aspect seemed perfectly personalized to our wants for the day. It was so much better than any vacation we've ever been on and in the end, the strangers you meet at the dock, become new friends. The only regret we have is planning a short trip so we could spend time on land! When the end came, we didn't want to get off the boat... So much so, that we are planning another (and longer) trip with them this winter!

Again, if you have any hesitations, put them aside and book with them. They will NOT disappoint.

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Chandra H
Advance, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Incredible family memories for 20 year wedding anniversary”
Reviewed 7 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015
4
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We had an awesome family vacation for our 20 year wedding anniversary (--June 24th--). Our crew was Rufus & Kate Brand. They were the absolute best! We have done charter trips in the past --BVIs-- and knew what to expect. These guys went over and beyond! They even coordinated a wonderful beach barbecue on the day of our anniversary where my 3 boys and I surprised my husband with special words about our marriage & family. It was beyond special!

Belize is beautiful but what matters is who you spend the time with on your vacation and these guys entertained us and especially the boys! My oldest got a sailing lesson which he thoroughly enjoyed. I highly recommend BSV and ask for Rufus & Kate! They make the company shine! Happy Sailing!!!

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Liked best: The crew
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Your age range 35-49
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