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 Belize - General Info

Time Zone

UTC -5

Yachting Essentials

Voltage: 110/220 V

Frequency: 60 Hz

Money

Belize dollar BZ$. The fixed rate of exchange is BZ$2 = US$1.

Communications

International dialing code for Belize is +501.

A prepaid Belize SIM card with an international cell phone is the most convenient and economical solution for staying in touch while in Belize. All incoming calls while in Belize are FREE, regardless of where they originate. Pay the local rate for local calls.

Northwest Caribbean Net, 1400 UTC 6209 USB, alternates 6212 and 6516, 7 days/wk. Generally covers Providencia north to Mexico on the Carib side, including Providencia, San Andreas, Honduras, Guatemala, Belize, Mexico, Cuba, Jamaica and the Caymans. They often follow boats all the way home to Key West through Galveston on the US coast, and sometimes boats heading south will continue to check in down to Panama, but not often.

Diplomatic Missions

For full list of Foreign Embassies in Belize see link

Foreign Embassies in Belize

Emergencies

Dial 911 in emergency

Publications

IMRAY AND ADLARD COLES PILOT BOOKS are available at a discounted price for Noonsite.com users via World Cruising Club

A Thinking Mans Guide to Voyages South - the Many Facets of Caribbean Cruising
Author: Frank Virgintino
Published by Lulu: September 2013
ISBN 9781304133847
Available at Kindle as well as all other EPub bookstores
2nd Edition now available as Free download at: www.freecruisingguide.com
See Noonsite reviews here
2nd edition includes expanded section on the options to leave the North American Coast as well as addition work in "Quandrant N". Figures have been enhanced for greater clarity and index with active table of contents included.

Cruising Guide to Belize and Mexico's Caribbean Coast including Guatemala's Rio Dulce
By Capt. Freya Rauscher
Publisher: Windmill Hill Books; 3rd Revised edition (April 2007)
ISBN-13: 978-0975575314
One of the most complete reference books to the popular east coast of the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico and Belize to the Rio Dulce in Guatemala including the offshore reefs and cays with complete charts locating all points of interest afloat and ashore. Includes information on pilotage, weather, customs, snorkeling, diving, fishing and ancient ruins

Cruising Ports:The Central American Route
By Pat Rains
Published by Point Loma Publishing (6.5 edition March 31, 2011)
ISBN -13: 978-0963847027
See www.MexicoBoating.com for further details.
New 6.5 edition, March 2011. Nautical guidebook (272 pages) for boaters (sail & power) to all the marinas, anchorages & services along Pacific Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama - also Mexico's Gulf Coast, Yucatan Channel, NW Cuba, Belize, Rio Dulce, Honduras and Western Caribbean islands - plus the Panama Canal Transit.

Update History

January 2016: Formalities checked. Fees and security updated.
June 2015: Publications checked
January 2014: Formalities checked.
April 2013: Fees update from Heinz of SV La Buena Vida.

Noonsite welcomes information and updates especially regarding clearance, customs and immigration procedures from cruisers visiting this country.
Please E-mail noonsite with any new information, updates or corrections. Even just a short email confirming that the current data is accurate would be most helpful.

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affe304
affe304 says:
Nov 27, 2015 05:20 PM

There is a new boatyard in Placencia called Thunderbird Marine. It is big and rather new opened, but they have no advertisment. Obviously their homepage is not ready. They have got a facebook page, /thunderbirdsmarineboatyard.
Email: thunderbirdsmarinebz@gmail.com
Telephone +501 670 3737

Boats with a maximum of 7' in draft can enter by sea. From Placencia town, the dinghy dock is there, it's about 3 miles north, just next to the airstrip.

They can order Westmarine products.

Susan Kennedy
Susan Kennedy says:
Jun 04, 2014 02:34 PM

Be careful of the reef....
http://travelbelize.co/american-tourists-detained-in-belize/

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