Harvest Key Belize Cruise Destination Port

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Belize Weather

Need to know


Belize is situated in an area prone to hurricanes.  From June to November, the country may experience strong winds and rains as a result of hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico. 


Visitors should exercise caution and good judgment when visiting Belize. 

Crime can be a serious problem, particularly in Belize City and remote areas. 

Road accidents are common and traffic fatalities have included Americans. 

According to the U.S. State Department:

The incidence of crime, including violent crimes such as armed robbery, shooting, stabbing, murder, and rape, is on the rise.  The Embassy has noted an increase in recent years in reports of crimes against tourists at resorts and on the roadways and river ways.  The incidence of crimes such as theft, burglary, purse snatching and pick pocketing rises around the winter holidays and spring break.  Several victims who resisted when confronted by criminals have received serious personal injuries, including gunshot wounds.  Although the majority of reported incidents are in Belize City, crime occurs in all districts including tourist spots such as San Pedro, Caye Caulker, and Placencia.

Medical Facilities

Medical care is limited and emergency response services such as ambulances or paramedics may be either unavailable or limited in capability or equipment.

Medical care for minor conditions is generally available in urban areas.  Trauma or advanced medical care is limited even in Belize City; it is extremely limited or unavailable in rural areas. 

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Harvest Caye, Belize

The islands of the Caribbean are located in a region southeast of the Gulf of Mexico and Northern America, east of Central America, and to the north of South America.

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Launching in November 2016, Harvest Caye in Southern Belize will introduce a 75-acre oasis featuring an expansive pool, lagoon for water sports, exclusive beach, shore excursions and access to the world’s second largest barrier reef.

Belize is located in Central America, bordering the Caribbean Sea, between Guatemala and Mexico.  Belize.

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Formerly the colony of British Honduras, Belize is the only country in Central America without a coastline on the Pacific Ocean.

Belize is the most sparsely populated nation in Central America. It is larger than El Salvador and compares in size to the State of Massachusetts. Belize is a developing country.  Tourism facilities vary in quality, from a limited number of business class hotels in Belize City and resorts on the cayes to a range of ecotourism lodges and very basic accommodations in the countryside.

Good to Know

Port of Entry

Dock at Harvest Caye - No tender

Time Zone


Map Coordinates

17 15 N, 88 45 W

Average Temperatures

Water: 84°- Summer; 75°- Winter

Air: 88°- Summer; 77°- Winter

Things to do and see

Complimentary Resort-style Pool

Expansive pool area with swim-up pool bar, cascading waterfall and private canopy cabanas.

Landshark Bar & Grill

Two-story indoor/outdoor restaurant with a scenic second deck in partnership with Jimmy Buffett.

Luxurious beachside cabanas

Cabanas accommodate up to 10 guests and feature concierge food and beverage service, dedicated cabana bar, lounge chairs, private bathrooms and air conditioning.

The Flighthouse

A 130-foot high venue for aerial activities featuring 3,000 feet of zip lining across the island, free fall jumps and an observation deck with mainland views.


Shallow lagoon area for watersports such as kayaking, paddle boarding and canoeing, as well as manatee observations led by tour guides.

Food and Drink

Large marina with food and bar area, shopping and ferry service to Malacate on the mainland.

Area Events

La Ruta Maya Challenge

La Ruta Maya, meaning the Mayan Route, is a four-day canoe race which starts from San Ignacio and ends in Belize City. Annual event in March.

Baron Bliss Day

The Baron was a wealthy Englishman who inherited his title from Portugal. Annual event in March.

Belize Independence Day

Cultural, religious and sporting activities take place on Independence Day in Belize. Annual event in September.

Garifuna Settlement Day

Garifuna Settlement Day celebrates the arrival of the first Garifuna in Belize. Annual event in November

St. George's Caye Day (National Day)

September 10th. George's celebrates and commemorates a battle in 1798 when the Spanish were defeated. Carnivals, sporting activities, fire engine parade, and pop concerts are held several days prior to the event.