Captain Name: Eric Ortega
Captain Nationality: Belizean
Number of Crew: 2
Crew schedules are subject to change. We will reconfirm your crew 30 days before arrival.
A born and bred “San Pedrano” (referring to the residents of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye), Eric was privileged to have grown up on one of the most classic island fishing villages in the world. During his younger years, he also divided time in the village of “Crooked Tree”, home of the Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary, a protected area dubbed one of the best birding sites in Belize. After his studies, Eric joined his uncle in the tourism industry, learning to captain tour boats for several years before achieving his Divemaster, then his SSI Dive Instructor certifications. Being a lover of the ocean, sailing has become a huge passion for Eric, so combining his tour guiding experience with the ability to sail his guests down the magnificent barrier reef of Belize, to remote islands and unrivaled snorkel spots mean you are in for a trip of a lifetime!
Born and raised in Belize’s quintessential “Go Slow” island of Caye Caulker, Ellen is a gracious island girl and a warm host, first mate, and chef de cuisine.
She has been in the hospitality industry for many years and with Belize Sailing Vacations for 5, bringing to the table – quite literally – her passion for gourmet cuisine paired seamlessly with exquisite service. Her attention to detail is unmatched, and she enjoys spoiling her guests with her creative flair and decadent concoctions.
As a health and wellness enthusiast, Ellen’s ultimate dream is to become a certified yoga instructor and own a yoga retreat on her home island.