Kayak & Canoe
Sea canoeing and sea kayaking are the other popular activities for visitors, along with diving, snorkeling, and fishing, while staying on the Belize coast. It is very easy to borrow a kayak or a canoe at places like Ambergris Caye, Caye Caulker, larger atolls, Hopkins, or Placencia. Once you leave the biggest tourist destination, bear in mind that a wide choice of equipment will be unusual, so you’ll have to take what you can get! If you aren’t on the coast, then you might also want to try kayaking and canoeing on rivers, but don’t forget your repellent! Are you looking for some of the nation’s most scenic rivers? Try exploring the waters of Macal, Mopan, Monkey, Sittee, Rio Grande, or New River. You can choose your pace and while away a day floating downstream, spotting birds and wildlife along the banks.
Windsurfing & Sailboats
Are you a windsurfing fan? Are you worried about the wind speed in a new country? Your stress can stop here! From February until June, the wind is as close to perfect as you can imagine on the Cayes. If you stop a bit further south (Dangriga or Placencia), the winds are usually a bit calmer. Mornings are more or less windless, but the afternoons usually bring some interesting wind gusts that make for very interesting water sports. Belize is a very good to place for beginning windsurfers, as the waves are usually smaller, due to the Belize Barrier Reef. Are you looking for a laid-back place without a bunch of tourists where you can hire some high-quality windsurfing gear? Hopkins will be your best bet!
Jet Skis, Wakeboards, Kiteboards, & Parasailing
These modern water sports are not available throughout the entire country of Belize just yet, but they are certainly available in the larger, more populated areas. San Pedro on Ambergris Caye is considered the center for Belizean water sports and there are plenty of places where you may borrow the equipment and get out on the water. Need some private lessons? No problem! Another place to access these exciting water sports is at Caye Caulker, where everything is also usually a bit cheaper. Some of the most popular destinations for wakeboarding and kiteboarding are the Silk Cayes and the Laughing Bird Caye Marine Reserve.