Why Sail in April? - Belize Sailing Vacations Why Sail in April? - Belize Sailing Vacations

Why Sail in April?

At BSV, we’re happiest on the water, but we especially love it in April! Avid sailors and in-the-know BSVers (5th-time repeat guests affectionately known as #TeamMimosa—you know who you are *wink*) sail religiously in April.

And here’s why you should, too!


In April, the winds ease to a perfect 15 to 20 knots from the east to northeast, creating ideal conditions for sailing. This allows us to harness Mother Nature’s power and seamlessly transition from engines to sails.

Also, humidity is relatively low – days are simmered in sunshine, and evenings are often fresh.


As the springtime winds subside, visibility underwater becomes crystal clear, making for an epic snorkeling experience amidst the barrier and patch reefs.

Dive in!


While Belize is hardly ever crowded, post-Easter marks the beginning of the “shoulder season.” Fewer people means more intimacy and peace: Belize’s beauty – azure waters, cultural meccas, friendly locals, and idyllic islands – becomes your personal haven.



March, April, May, and June herald Belize’s elusive Whale Shark season, a truly otherworldly phenomenon. Traditionally, most sightings have been in April and May near Gladden Spit. While sightings are rare, the highest likelihood is 2 days before a full moon and up to 10 days after.

If this sounds like your kind of paradise, contact us for last-minute availability and irresistible spring steals!