Construction has begun on a new docking facility for cruise ships near Belize City.
The construction manager for the Port Coral project is Inter-coastal Marine Incorporated Company, one of the leading marine construction companies in Central America and the Caribbean. The project includes two “finger piers” (two parallel quays) which can accommodate four cruise ships at the same time.
“Everyone is very interested and excited because there was a real need for more docking facilities in the Western Caribbean. So this was very necessary,” declared Mike Mc Fadden of MAC Maritime, an American company with headquarters in Florida which provides a full range of consulting services in the field of cruise ports and marinas around the world.
One year ago, the Belize businessman Feinstein broke ground on the Port Coral project worth 67 million dollars. Port Coral will offer a docking experience that is the only of its kind in the world. It will be a gateway to Belize, but like a resort in itself as well. With three beaches, a zip line, a tethered helium balloon, a pool area, bars, restaurants, retail shopping and beach and in-water cabanas. There will be a mile of beaches, including a family beach, a teen beach, and a crew beach. And of course a not-to-be-missed area dedicated to water sports. Belize was not known as a beach destination, but now with the evolution of Port Coral passengers will be able to enjoy long walks on the sand.