For sometime now we have been scouting around Belize to find 2 Guides that will fit perfectly into our amazing team. We are really excited about our newest recruits at Raggamuffin and, although some of you may already have met these guys, we want to introduce them to those who have not!
Basilio Lopez or ‘Chilo’ as we call him was born 17th June 1986 and raised in the fishing village of Sarteneja. He was brought up in a traditional fishing family with both Father and Uncle spending their life on the sea. Chilo was gifted with an education but the love for the sea drew him back into the water and therefore Tour Guiding. Chilo is a giant amongst Belizeans, making him a strong sailing Captain on our boats. His ice cool character, immense experience in the water and on the boats and his wonderful charm make him a firm fit in his Raggamuffin shirt!!!
And last, but not least, we have Dane Mark Phillips (just Dane for short!!) born 29th April 1987 and raised in Belize City. Dane is very much a young head on old shoulders as he has actually been a Tour Guide since he was 17 years old and now holds a Senior Tour Guide License. Dane’s hobby from an early age was fishing and his brother-in-law, recognizing his passion guided him to become a Tour Guide – good job Dane’s brother-in-law!! Dane’s is an infectious character, full of energy and information and with his huge amount of experience on boats he is adapting to his new Raggamuffin life with ease. In fact, when asked about how he is enjoying his new job he responded ‘working with Raggamufin is the best thing that ever happened to him!!’ We are loving you right back Dane!!!