CAYE CAULKER

Caye Caulker is located one mile west of the Barrier Reef and it is 5 miles in length. In the early days, 2 sets of families were shipwrights and were known to build wooden sailboats in order for them to make their living by fishing and were the only means of transportation between the island and Belize City. It is said the name ‘Caye Caulker’ was derived from this activity; the caulking of the boats, originally spelt ‘Caye Corker’ according to British maps. From there, the shipwright trade was continued on to Sartaneja, a fishing village in the Corozal District, which is still being done today and where our sailing boat, Inri was built.