The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) and Love FM, a local Belize radio station, have teamed up to offer this amazing 6 day sea kayak race, the BTB Love Belize Sea Challenge.
This sea kayak contest is taking place from May 22 to 27, 2019, with a paddling route that stretches from the southern region of Belize to the northern, totalling over 190 miles. Teams participating in the race will have an opportunity to see Belize from an up-close and local perspective. As paddlers make their way up the coast they will be able to experience the rich cultural history of the local communities.
The contest will also create environmental awareness for both paddlers and spectators on the importance of protecting Belize’s natural and cultural resources.
Island Expeditions Sponsorship and Teams with the BTB Love Belize Sea Challenge
We are thrilled to sponsor the BTB Love Belize Sea Challenge contest and we are providing sea kayaks to the teams as well as logistical support. We have two teams who will be participating in the contest - Island Expeditions - Team Tobacco Caye Paradise and Island Expeditions - Team Bocawina Rainforest Resort. We wish all the teams the best of luck and will be following them closely during the course of the race next week!
Interested in Participating?
This challenge is open to “any and all hard souls throughout Belize and the world, who dare to take up the quest for victory and pursue the adventure of a lifetime.” For more information visit BTB Love Belize Sea Challenge.
- Day 1: 5 a.m. Punta Gorda Town to Placencia
- Day 2: 5 a.m. Placencia to Dangriga
- Day 3: 5 a.m. Dangriga to Belize City
- Day 4: 5 a.m. Belize City to San Pedro
- Day 5: 5 a.m. San Pedro to Sarteneja
- Day 6: 5 a.m. Sarteneja to Corozal Bay
Teams will consist of 4 members, two of which must start the race each day in order to achieve Official Ranking and Place. The third and/or fourth substitute paddler will be allowed to enter the race at the changing points assigned.
- Mixed (2 males, 2 females)
There will be three different prizes: Station Prizes, Division Prizes the Championship Prize. The cash prizes are said to be worth $15,000 USD (with additional prizes).
Follow the Race and Results
If you are in Belize, head to the sea kayak start point in Punta Gorda Town to cheer on your favourite team or rally on the paddlers at the finish line in Corozal Bay. You can also follow the race updates and results on the BTB Love Belize Sea Challenge Facebook page if you are following from further away.
Sea Kayaking in Belize
Island Expeditions has over 30 years of experience offering sea kayak trips in this incredible part of the world. Belize is a world-class sea kayak and snorkel destination with outstanding paddling locations including the Southwater Caye Marine Reserve, Glover's Reef Atoll, Lighthouse Reef Atoll and inland destinations including the Moho River.
Are you looking to plan a sea kayaking trip to Belize?
Call at 1.800.667.1630 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to plan your Belize sea kayaking adventure trip.