Belize City to Long Caye
Upon your arrival in Belize City, you will need to allow time to clear immigration, pick up your luggage, pass through customs, and grab a taxi to the Ramada Princess Hotel Marina. Or, we can pick you up at the airport – with full portal to portal service.
Our scheduled boat transport will be awaiting your arrival, ready to transport you to Long Caye, and your destination, Itza Resort! (*If you arrive on an early flight, the Calypso restaurant is located at Ramada Princess Marina and is a full-service restaurant and bar.)
What to expect on the boat transport ride
Your Belize adventure begins the moment you leave the Ramada Princess Marina! Transportation to Long Caye departs at 2:00 pm on the day of your reservation.
As you pass through the beautiful Caribbean waters, keep your camera handy. We travel through the mangrove paths of the Turneffe Atoll. We might pass traditional Belizian fishing boats, cruise ships, sugar cane barges. We often encounter flying fish, pods of dolphins or whales.
Please remember that Long Caye is about a 1 1/2 to 2-hour boat ride and 50 miles offshore from Belize city. Your luggage may not be accessible during the transfer, so we suggest you pack a small bag with reef-friendly sunscreen, polarized sun glasses, a secure hat, camera, wind-water breaker or anything else you think you might like to have available during the journey out to Itza Resort and Lighthouse Reef Atoll.
On the day of your departure, your boat back to Belize City leaves at 8:00 am, which allows time for you to catch your afternoon flight.
Please note that our transportation to Long Caye is scheduled on Wednesdays and Saturdays only.
Private Charter Transport to Long Caye Belize
Wanting to make alternate transportation plans aside from our scheduled boat transport on Wednesdays and Saturdays? Private charter boat and helicopter options are available. Private helicopter service begins at US $1,850 per trip up to 4 people.
Contact us regarding PRIVATE BOAT CHARTERS and PRIVATE HELICOPTER TOURS. We will make the arrangements.
Nearly 50 miles away from any city lights, you can almost reach out and touch the Milky Way and stars!
Itza Resort… We are Way Out There!!
- Pack your carry-on suitcase with a change of clothes, swimsuit and any toiletries or medications you may need to have with you.
- We highly recommend that you pack your electronic devices and their chargers on your person!
- Remember, we are remote, and though rare, we would not want you to be without items that are important to you should your checked bag miss a connecting flight. Bags that arrive on a later flight are generally delivered to the island on the next day.
- US currency is universally accepted. The exchange rate is $2 BZ=$1 US. Have smaller denominations available for incidentals ($5-$20).
- Remember your passport!
- Remember your Diver’s Certificate if you are diving!
Delayed flights: Late arrivals or departure
If your travel plans to Belize are delayed for any reason for any conditions out of our control such as weather, delayed flights, buses, or lost luggage, and it causes a variation from our scheduled itinerary, it may add to your travel costs at your expense.
Please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at US# 305-600-2585 as soon as you know. We wait as long as possible if we are notified of your delay.
You are responsible for the cost of any special transfers that are incurred due to delays of any reason. If you are so delayed that you do not catch the scheduled boat, you may have to charter a boat to bring yourself to Long Caye, and/or stay overnight in Belize City. The price for a boat charter begins at US $650.00.
You would have to pay for the boat charter in cash. ATM machines are available around Belize City, including the Lobby of the Ramada Princes Hotel and Casino.
We highly recommend all our guests get trip insurance to help cover your costs in case an event such as this occurs.