In Belize, a sport fisherman can pursue their dream of a “Grand Slam” of bonefish, tarpon, and permit in the same trip. We’re fortunate to be located adjacent to the flats, close to the reef, and a short ride from the Belize River, so guests can enjoy a variety of fishing on their Caribbean vacation.
Cast the lagoons for snook or lady fish, or troll the reef for king fish or barracuda. Jig the bottom for snapper and grouper. Or meander up the Belize River. Whatever you choose, our professional guides are here to make your Belize fishing experience memorable.
Did you know the shallow waters of Belize contain the only classic tarpon flats outside of Florida? Our flats are renowned for the opportunity to site cast to tarpon 12 months of the year. Tarpon numbers begin to increase in April and May and drop off in September or October, with the peak months being June, July, and August. Some resident tarpon stay throughout the year. Moon phases tend to effect tarpon more than other fish so the guideline is to fish around the new moon. But remember, this is only a guideline and plenty of folks catch tarpon at other times too.
Permit are found on what is called “the bonefish flats” and on many of the tarpon flats as well. They are found in large schools and range from four to thirty pounds, with the majority in the range of eight to ten pounds. Jack crevalle, barracuda, cobia, and snook are also found on the flats and in the mangrove lagoons. Permit fishing tends to be more predictable when the prevailing winds are most consistent - generally in the winter, spring, and summer.
The bonefish in the waters of Belize run from two to five pounds and are plentiful year-round. Most fly fishing for bonefish is done from the bow of the boat, but there are flats that may be waded as well.
GRAND SLAM SEASON
June, July, and August are considered the best overall fishing months because there are good numbers of permit, bonefish, and tarpon available. (Yes, summer! All rooms have a/c, the island has a nearly constant breeze, and airfares are the lowest all year.)
Whether you’re a novice angler or an avid fly fisherman, you’ll have an unrivaled experience on the water with our guides. You may add a fishing trip to any stay (we recommend reserving several weeks ahead). We also have Fishing Packages combining your room and meals with multiple days of fishing.
- Fishing trips include use of guide’s gear, completely outfitted, as well as bait and all assistance needed. (Feel free to bring your own gear, if you prefer.)
- Beverages included; lunch provided for full-day trips
- Pricing is by the boat, so bring a friend and split the cost!
- Half-day $450 plus tax (only $225 per person for two)
- Full-day $575 plus tax (only $287.50 per person for two)
- Cleaning, preparation and cooking of fish – no charge. (Permit, bonefish and tarpon are always released; some snook, snapper, barracuda, and grouper may be kept for the table.)
FISHING OFF THE DOCKS
Casting a line off our docks is a complimentary option – bring your own rod and reel, or check out free fishing gear with a member of our staff. We can also help with bait and finding the best spots to hook a snapper, grouper, or snook. (Please keep in mind finding adequate bait fish is dependent on tides and weather conditions.)