The Sun Dancer II is part of the worldwide Dancer Fleet liveaboards and, as anyone who has experienced a cruise with Dancer Fleet knows, you can expect high levels of service and reliability. It is a large and stable 42 metre motor boat that accommodates up 20 guests. At a top speed of 14 knots you can be whisked from one great Belize dive site to another in next to no time.
These liveaboard safaris depart from Belize City, ideally taking in the south of Turneffe Reef, Long Caye, the Blue Hole and Half Moon Caye at Lighthouse Reef. Nitrox is available so you can maximize your time underwater, and there is 5m 'deco bar' to assist scuba divers make their safety stops. These are especially useful when you consider that the Sun Dancer makes up to 5 dives per day.
Photographers will appreciate the charging station, camera rinse tanks and camera table. The non-slip dive deck also features a toilet and hot showers for those who like to rinse off soon after surfacing. All divers are welcomed back onboard the boat after a dive with hot towels and fresh orange slices.
Most of the cabins on the main deck - each with a large seaview window, en-suite bathroom, flat screen LCD TV and DVD player, and air-conditioning. Bed arrangements are double or twin; there are no cramped bunk bed cabins on this boat.
The saloon features full entertainment facilities: TV, DVD, music system, PC and Mac. Wine and beer are complimentary onboard. There is also plenty of reading material, both marine and general interest. Considered one of the most spacious of the fleet, Sun Dancer II has plenty of room in which to relax including the sun deck, shaded upper deck and air conditioned saloon.
To dive Belize in liveaboard luxury and style, the Sun Dancer II is a great option.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, water, soft drinks and hot drinks, local wine and beer, return transfers to the boat from Belize airport on boat departure and return dates, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s), tanks, weights and weightbelts.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory): Scuba equipment (complete set US$ 175 for the trip), dive insurance, dive computer, port fee US$ 95 (includes cruising tax and park fee), recompression chamber support US$ 15, restaurant meal on final evening. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (customers might provide their own where appropriate at no extra cost).
Optional extras: Alcoholic drinks (outside of meals), nitrox US$ 100 for the trip in 12 ltr. tanks (if available). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: The Sun Dancer II departs every Saturday from the Radisson Fort George Hotel Dock. Guests will be transported in an air-conditioned van to the yacht. For more information see our Belize travel information section. The first and last nights of the itinerary are spent in the harbour.
Non-diver rate: US$ 200 off the published price.
Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single travellers may choose to share a cabin or pay a supplement of 65% of the normal published price.
Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 9 spaces and receive 1 extra space free of charge. Full charter: Pay for 18 spaces and receive 2 extra spaces free of charge
Whole boat charter rate (per night): Low Season - US$ 5,531, High Season - US$ 6,217, 10 nights - US$ 6,360.
The Sun Dancer II has a total of 10 cabins. There are 7 Deluxe twin/double bed cabins and 2 Master double bed cabins, all with large windows, on the main deck; and 1 double or twin bed Owner's suite with porthole on the lower deck. All these cabins have private bathrooms and entertainment systems. Cabins have a daily run-down service and guests receive a cabin wake-up coffee service.
The Owner's cabin is larger than the main deck cabins but lacks a seaview window.
All the cabins have:
Individual control air-conditioning
Sea-view windows or portholes
Toilet and hot water shower, and basin, toiletries, hairdryer, bathrobe and towels
TV and DVD player
Wardrobe and mirror
2-pin US style mains outlet 110 volts - 24 hours per day
Enriched air nitrox - Underwater camera rentals - Padded dive deck & platform, 2 hot water showers, toilet & plenty of rinse tanks - Camera table, charging station and rinse tank - Air-conditioned saloon and dining area with large screen TV, video (popcorn provided) and music - Computer PC & Mac, internet (extra charge), printer and CD burner - Movie library, fish ID books, diving magazines and general reading books - Satellite telephone - Upper deck shaded area with bar, seating area & BBQ grill - Carpetted sundeck with sun beds, hammocks & shaded area - Boutique with branded T-shirts, rash vests, fleeces, vests, shorts etc - Water dispenser
The Sun Dancer's onboard chef prepares a menu of international dishes made with a touch of Central American flair, all washed down with complimentary beer and wine. The chef has earned an enviable reputation as the best among the whole Dancer fleet!
Central American and international meals, as well as a BBQ.
Dinners are 4 course meals served in the indoor air-conditioned dining area.
Continental pre-breakfast, cooked breakfast, lunch and dinner, with snacks in between.
Coffee, tea, soft drinks, wine, beer, drinking water, fruit, biscuits are provided free of charge.
The dining service begins with dinner on the first evening.
"I felt pampered with all the service. They would not even let me get my own hot towel after a dive, they had to get it and wrap it around my shoulders." - Don Ostapovitch, Australia ...
"Staff were excellent - a very good liveaboard crew. Facilities were good, nitrox fills consistent and dive site choice good. The strongest criticism I would have is that I don't believe that open water divers should be qualified on liveaboards." - Su Thomas, British Virgin Islands ...
"We were very impressed with the Sun Dancer liveaboard in Belize. Boat, diving and service was excellent. We go on such trips to do a lot of diving and that is what they offer...5 dives a day on most days if conditions allow." - Roz Haines, United Kingdom ...