I was super jealous last week when Roger and his group the San Pedro Walkaholics spent their usually walking Wednesday sailing on Xsite Belize’s beautiful catamaran, the Miss Faith. Those guys are always doing something fun.
Well this week was the ladies turn! Thanks to the generosity of Neftali and Tammy Lemus, owners of Xsite Belize Sailing and Adventures, seven of us girls had a fantastic sailing trip to Mexico Rocks, where we snorkeled and swam with the fish and rays. The Miss Faith is a beautiful 42 ft catamaran and with such a small group, it was like a private charter. Nef captained our cruise along with a crew of two very attentive young men. They kept the rum punch filled for the ladies and looked great doing it. Tammy also came along for the day and ensured that all of our needs were met, including keeping me from losing my balance going from forward to aft, having the balance and cat-like reflexes that I was graced with.
We were treated to a wonderful and delicious lunch on-board, starting with some sweet fresh watermelon. Captain Nef came up front to serve the ladies personally! Mickey sure enjoyed the personal service!
We were served a lovely crisp green salad, followed by chicken with potatoes and jonny cakes. It was fantastic and really filling. After lunch and another quick dip in the sea, it was time to stretch out on the trampolines and start the slow sail back to town. Drenched in the sunshine and soaked by the sea it was definitely time for an afternoon siesta.
It was the perfect day in paradise and a trip that was one of the best I have taken in Belize. I highly recommend Xsite Belize for you sailing or diving excursions. They do a 4day/3night All inclusive barefoot sailing trip that takes you to the outer atolls and the blue hole for the more adventurous, or just afternoon snorkeling trips near the island or to our neighbor Caye Caulker. If you like a more personalized itinerary Tammy and Nef will arrange a private charter to suit your needs.
“All charter trips are on the live a board 42 foot catamaran called Miss Faith. Trips can be dive charters, snorkel charters, fishing trips or just “fun” charters. If some dive and some don’t that is fine too! If no one dives and you want to get certified we can do that as well.”
They are certified dive masters as well and regularly hold classes. There was a big group of British kids getting certified the day we went out.
I am planning one of their bayside beach picnics for the near future on the sandbar. We have some friends from the states coming down in a week or so and this might be right up their alley.
“Go to our beautiful bay on one of our speed boats and enjoy a packed picnic lunch on the Sandbar with a cooler full of drinks! Great fun for a good group of friends!”
That sounds like my kinda day. I will report on that after it happens. When you get back to the dock, the Lemus’s have a great restaurant and bar called Island Tackle that sits out at the end of the dock over the water with cool breezes and inner tubes to float in. There are always great happy hour specials. The food is fantastic and the service in all of the Lemus family endeavors is stellar. I think that this may be the hardest working couple on the island!