The Lifetime Cruise.
“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than those you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the wind in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” — Mark Twain
"Cruising around the world is a dream for all sailors and it was also our dream till 2012 when we came to the conclusion that it was time to settle our sails.
It was not only about sailing, but also the desire to slow down the endless rush we are unconsciously living every day.
The Lifetime Cruise is a voyage around the world, by sea and its underwater treasures, but above all it is a journey among peoples and cultures.
The aim of these pages is to share with those of you having interest in sailing, simple living, nature, photography our travels and experiences.
And if any of you is looking for a hands on experience, well you are more than welcome on board to share some miles at sea with us"
— Giambattista Giannoccaro
This year we choose Belize as our cruising area. We have been here two times with Angelique II during 2014 and 2017, but just for few days. Belize Barrier Reef is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the second largest coral reef on Earth and offers, sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and some of the most beautiful dive spots in the world. Angelique II is fully geared to support scuba diving activities so the program for this year is to enjoy these paradisiac tiny islands and explore the Barrier Reef and its treasures. As always you can share with us these experience and not only you will be pampered by our 140 square meters catamaran and our gourmet cuisine, but you will benefit the unique opportunity to practice scuba diving in these unique waters. And if you are not a Certified Diver do not worry. Giambattista, Diving Instructor for over 35 years, will be happy to introduce you to scuba diving and to the underwater treasures of Belize in absolute safety.
Some of the more known attractions of Belize are the Great Blue Hole and the offshore atolls. The Great Blue Hole is a large marine sinkhole in Lighthouse Reef, about 60 km away from Belize City. The cavity is almost perfectly circular, over 300 meters wide and 123 meters deep. Jacques-Yves Cousteau,
who made the first explorations on this site, defined the Great Blue Hole as one of the ten most interesting dive sites in the world. The Great Blue Hole is of great interest for divers, mostly due to the almost vertical
walls that start at 35 meters of depth, which are characterized by a large number of stalactites, some up to 12 meters long. Our offshore cruises to the Blue Hole include other ultimate sites suche as the Marine Park of Half Moon Cay, Turnef Islands and Long Cay.
If you ever had the desire to experience what it means to live on board a boat, sailing "off the beaten path", sharing this experience with those who have made this choice for many years, contact us.
Sailors, poets and dreamers of any age, sex, color and religion are welcome in our "little" houseboat
— Giambattista & Valentina
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