Guests at St. George’s are welcome to enjoy a variety of water sports in the warm Caribbean Sea just off the island at no charge. You can go out any time and play as long as you like. We maintain all the equipment – you have all the fun!
Take off right from our swimming beach and easily paddle the leeward side of the caye over to the mangroves and the ultra-calm “rivers” that separate section of the island. Search out the great herons, frigate birds and white egrets – maybe even spot some nests. Or get adventurous and paddle out toward the reef, stopping for a dip in the warm water. (Single and tandem kayaks available.)
Stand-up Paddle Boards
Try this fun and popular new sport in the calm waters on the lagoon side of the island, a great way to check out the wildlife both above and below the water. We recently added stand-up paddle boards to our water sports equipment after guest requests - and it's been a fun addition. Paddle boards are a great workout too!
SAIL THE CARIBBEAN
We maintain three Hobie Cat sailboats for your pleasure. Experienced sailors enjoy visiting the small nearby cayes, even taking lunch (and a few beers) for the journey. The larger boat will accommodate four people, so you can go with friends, or make new friends.
It’s easy to learn to sail these boats, so just ask if you would like to try it – our captains will be happy to “teach you the ropes” (no charge) and you will be sailing in no time!
Located at the far western end of the Caribbean Sea, we are blessed most every day with excellent breezes (trade winds) blowing across the reef, providing ideal crosswind for exciting windsurfing. We have been told by guests who travel the world in search of “the best wind” that the shallow waters between St. George’s Caye and our coral reef provide the ideal conditions for windsurfing – come experience it for yourself!
Just like the sailing, if you want to try windsurfing, our captains will be happy to set you up and get you on your way. After a few trials and maybe a few refreshing dips in the ocean, you will be riding the waves!
Snorkeling right off the beach is fun and free, including complimentary use of our gear. There are always fish to find around the docks and you can stay close to shore.
But for the ultimate snorkeling experience, you can schedule a half-day trip with our professional guides over the coral reef system just minutes from St. George’s. You will find sea life on your own, and our guides will point out varieties of reef fish, rays, eels, conch, and possibly manatees. This is great fun with a group, or just for two!
Snorkelers can also sign up to join a full-day guided trip to the Blue Hole and Lighthouse Reef. This is a diver’s mecca, but is also a tropical dream trip for snorkelers.
SWIMMING IN PARADISE
Guests at St. George’s Caye Resort enjoy three excellent swimming options:
- Our sparkling pool is maintained with the perfect water balance to be ready when you are – 24/7. The water is slightly saline which means it stays clean and requires much less chlorine than traditional pools. Swim laps, start a water polo match, or just cool off in the tropical sun.
- Our white sand swimming beach allows you to walk right into the sea from your lounge chair. You can swim out into the protected bay of our crescent-shaped island, or paddle around the docks looking for sea life. Or take our complimentary snorkel gear and you will be sure to view juvenile reef fish.
- On our dock on the windward side of the caye you will find chairs, chaise lounges and hammocks under a thatch-roof palapa and out in the sun. When you get hot, you can walk a few steps to the end of the dock, jump in for a swim in the ocean, then come up the ladder back onto the dock (preferable with a cold beverage waiting for you).
Guests who just want to “drop a line in the water” are welcome to grab a chair on the dock and use one of our house fishing poles. Many find that night fishing can be lucrative, and some of our friendly staff like to join in when they are off duty in the evenings.
The tropical waters of Belize beckon fishing enthusiasts from all across the globe on the hunt for the “Big Three” – tarpon, bonefish, and permit. Whether you’re a novice angler or an avid outdoorsman, St. George’s Caye Resort guarantees an unrivaled experience on the water throughout the year. Belize’s most skilled and knowledgeable guides will lead you to the big ones, but be prepared to put up a fight!
We offer half-day and full-day fishing. You have the choice of “catch and release” or “bring it back to the chef.” You can discuss the options with our staff and customize the trip you want.