Originally Posted by SailFastTri
Landfall is a great resource.
I have that book and its info was quite dated 6 or 7 years ago when we chartered there. You should not trust it, but it's better than nothing. Just put the word "might be" or "may be" or "used to be" in front of each bit of info in it.
My favorite stop there was Cay Caulker. Would love to go back and spend a week there, or a month.
Take a look at the satellite images
of the area. You'll see lots of groves in the bottom from boats dragging keels, especially zoom in the area of the passage
west of Long Cay, for example.
There are two editions of Freyas guide...the original from about '96 as I recall
and then a revised version a few years ago. Either one is still the best nav info available for Belize, but shore side information may be dated.
Ive also notice the crazy pricing on Amazon. It appears to happen on out of print or hard to find books
. You can also get Freyas guide direct from the publisher. Probably at Bluewater Books
& Charts too.
Lots of cool views of Belize from Google Earth
....look at Port O Stuck and you can see where it gets its name...loads of prop and keel
I run Fugawi
and it has the ability to overlay Google Earth
image on charts...very handy for comfirming chart data.
+1on Caye Caulker. It has grown a lot over the past few decades, but has still kept its funky laid back vibe. If your draft permits you can anchor
up on the sand flats in the middle of the anchorage for excellent holding and less traffic. Dont anchor
in the approach to the municipal docks...the supply barge comes in here and boats have been hit.