She’s regal; blue and white the perfect colors on our blues and greens of the sea.

La Gaviota Sail Boat-9

If you’re on the beach by the Central Park, chances are you’ll see her docked, her sails down as she bobs along the gentle waves.

I bet a sailing adventure on this boat would be amazing! I managed to talk to captain Luis Nuñez, who teased me with the many fun escapades offered onboard La Gaviota (Spanish for seagull).

He rhapsodized about this tour he is offering (for slow season). La Gaviota anchors and guests get to enjoy four snorkel stops. Coral Gardens first, then off the coast of Caye Caulker for a quick peek at the manatees that frequent the area. Of course, a tour of Hol Chan Channel and Shark Ray Alley cannot be missed.

La Gaviota Sail Boat-8

I provide everything: food, drinks, snorkel gear, everything. We don’t even do a beach barbeque. It’s all on the water.” Well…umm…sign me up?! “Honestly, guests just need to show up in their bathing suits and bring sunscreen/suntan lotion.”

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I’m thinking that living on this boat could be fun. Built-in clothesline for the win!

Again…why were we still on the dock? Oh. Right. Forgot my wallet. Next time!! And there will be a next time – I have wanted a tour with La Gaviota for years!! 2014 will make it happen!

To book a tour, call Captain Luis at 610-0388.

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About the Author: Mary Gonzalez

Mary Gonzalez writes under the pseudonym ‘Tia Chocolate’. Tia Chocolate enjoys writing short stories that focus on her life growing up in the small Maya village of San Antonio, Cayo District, Belize.

Tia loves (and we mean LOVE) eating and writing about her food experiences, often times trying out new recipes to try and recreate the foods of her memories. She also loves to travel, indulging in the culture wherever she is privy to visit.

She is slave to a giant cat named Kitty Boo Boo, and her cooking exploits are enjoyed by her significant other, Pookie.


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