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Belize - San Pedro, Water Caye and Placencia

Season

year round

Capacity

The angling capacity on this trip is 6 rods

Species

Bonefish, permit and tarpon. Snook, barracuda, jacks and snappers

LOCATION

This 10 day multi destination trip involves three locations: San Pedro, Caye Caulker and Placencia.

PRIMARY SPECIES
Bonefish, Permit, Tarpon. Barracudas, snapper, and jack crevelle.

SEASON OF OPERATION
Year Round

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE LOGISTICS
The multi destination trip has no set arrival and departure days.

ACCOMMODATIONS
During the course of this trip, guests will be staying at three different hotels. We’ve chosen each of hotels based on several key factors: All three of the hotels have large rooms with plenty of space for gear and rods. Each of the hotels is centrally located in its respective community in terms of proximity to restaurants and bars. Additionally, all three of the hotels were selected based on the ease with which the guides can pick up and drop off guests each day. Also included in the trip is our Slipstream Angling information package on all three of the towns you will be staying in. A handy list of restaurants and bars for each location is included, as well as where to buy Cuban cigars or whatever else you might need.

When based out of San Pedro, guests will be staying at the Sun Breeze Hotel in downtown San Pedro. This hotel features large comfortable rooms equipped with A/C and cable TV. There is a pool and bar located on the hotel grounds. The guides come right to the hotel pier to pick you up and drop you off each day.

For the second portion of the trip, based out of Water Caye, in South Central Belize, guests will be staying at the Blue Marlin Lodge. This hotel is situated on the north end of the island and is awash in sand and palm trees. Each cabana has two large queen beds per room, A/C, and private bath with hot and cold water.

For the third leg of the trip guests will be staying at Easy Living, in downtown Placencia. This hotel consists of four 2 bedroom suites meaning that each guest will have their own room for the last part of the trip. The suites are large and come with a fully equipped kitchen and bar area, a living room, private balcony and plenty of storage space. The walk down the side walk to where you meet your guide each day is about 5 minutes and takes you past a variety of local businesses.

DESTINATION CAPACITY
The angling capacity on this trip is 6 rods.

THE FISHING
This fishing trip is designed to allow guests the opportunity to fish with world class guides in three very different parts of Belize, all within the same trip. All three of the communities that guests will be staying in and fishing from while on this trip are as unique as the fishing environments that can be found surrounding each of the towns.

The San Pedro portion of the trip offers a traditional flats system with a great deal of skinny water, which is ideal for bonefish. Guests can anticipate fishing for bones on marl flats and sandy bottoms. There is very good bonefishing all the way up to the Belize/ Mexico border and guests can find good number of permit in the same areas. The Savannah Flats to the west of San Pedro are world famous for sight casting to tarpon in 4-6 feet of water and when the weather is decent, a trip to the mainland for tarpon and snook is usually quite productive.

On the fourth morning of the trip, guests will fly back to the Belizean mainland and will then fly down to the coastal town of Dangriga. From there you will take a waiting boat out to Water Caye, where you will meet your new guide. Water Caye is located right on the Barrier Reef, which means that, aside from the excellent permit fishing, there is also very good reef species action to be had. Big barracudas and jacks dominate this area, along with some nice sized tarpon in the spring and summer months.

After two days of fishing this area, guests will fish down to the southern town of Placencia, which is the last destination on the trip. You’ll meet your new guide for the next three days of fishing that afternoon over a cold beer where a game plan for the next day will be organized. The Placencia area is excellent for targeting tailing targeting permit on the flats and there is also a large mangrove forest to the west of town where guests can fish for juvenile tarpon and snook. If the weather cooperates, guests can make the run down to the Ycacos Lagoon to fish for permit or if tarpon is of interest, Deep River as well as a couple of other smaller rivers to the south, are a great way to spend the day.

The trip from San Pedro down to Dangriga is done by a 14 seat Caravan plane and we handle all of the logistics of getting you from one location to the other. It’s an easy, stress free trip and we’ve been handling these logistiocs for 15 years now so we have it well dialed in. - Fly and Spin welcome

BOATS AND EQUIPMENT
The skiffs are Mexican style pangas with 50-75 horse powered 4 strokes.

GETTING THERE

Guests will fly into Belize City, where they will be met by our assistant, Lilly. Lilly will escort you over to our domestic air carrier for the 20 minute flight to San Pedro. She will ensure that luggage is properly tagged to the correct destination and will help with lost luggage should assistance be necessary. Upon arrival in San Pedro, a member of the hotel staff will meet and then escort you to the hotel for check in. On the morning you depart San Pedro for Water Caye, the hotel bellman will assist with transferring your luggage back to the airstrip for the flight down to Dangriga. Upon arrival in Dangriga, you will be met by a Blue Marlin Lodge staff member who will drive you to the boat for the 30 minute ride out to the island. Upon arrival in Placencia, your guide will walk you to your new hotel, which is only about a 2 minute walk from the boat docks. On your departure day from Placencia at the end of the trip, a taxi will drive you from the hotel to the Placencia airstrip for the flight back to Belize City and your international flight home.

Slipstream is a full service travel company that can handle international airfare, as well as a host of other services relating to your trip. Please contact us directly at 1 866 644-7703 if you’d like assistance.

INCLUDED IN PRICE

NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

For American, Canadian, and E.U. citizens, all that is required for entrance to Belize is a valid passport. If you plan to spend more than a month in Belize, you will have to request an extension from the Immigration Office. Guests from China, Colombia, Cuba, India, South Africa, and Taiwan require a visa for entrance to Belize. Visa information can be obtained from the Belize Immigration and Nationality Department, Belmopan, Cayo District, Belize, Central America. (telephone 011-501-8-22423 or fa 011-501-8-22662)

RATES FOR 2016-17

$4,200 USD DBL

$6,900 USD SGL