BZE - Belize City
Bonefish, Permit, Tarpon.
SEASON OF OPERATION
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE LOGISTICS
There are no set arrival and departure days for this trip
The Rainforest - Chaa Creek Lodge has individually designed palm thatched cottages that are furnished with a tasteful, casually elegant mix of hand crafted furniture, fine fabrics, local and international art; all designed to blend in with the exquisite rainforest surroundings and local culture. The lodge has endeavored to have their cottage interiors compliment the natural beauty of the jungle surroundings. The spacious cottage rooms all feature private sundeck verandas from which to enjoy the soothing sights and sounds of the rainforest, and dazzling hummingbirds are frequent visitors. Chaa Creek’s Cottage Collection has grown to include something for everyone, from that long awaited family adventure vacation to couples and honeymooners looking for something special, singles seeking new experiences, or friends sharing an adventure.
The Reef - The Sun Breeze Hotel is located right in the heart of San Pedro Town, on Ambergris Caye. This hotel makes a great base while fly fishing in San Pedro. The hotel is located right on the beach and is close to a wide variety of bars and restaurants to meet all tastes. The rooms at the Breeze are perfect for fly rodders as there is lots of space for gear and rods. The rooms are very large and bright, with 2 double beds, private bath with hot and cold water, television and small fridge. The pool overlooks the warm Caribbean Sea and the pier where guests are picked up and dropped for fishing is right at the hotel.
The angling capacity on the back end of the trip in San Pedro is 10 rods.
The San Pedro fishing area is made up of large mangrove islands and bays, semi soft marl, healthy turtle grass flats and hard packed sand flats which are excellent for wading. The reef side, north of San Pedro, heading all the way up to the Mexican border, is also a great bonefish habitat. If the weather is calm, a day up at Rocky Point, where the reef angles into the island, is extremely productive and makes a fabulous day trip. Because many of the flats consist of a marl based bottom, the majority of the bonefishing is done from the skiff. There are some hard packed areas that are excellent for wading that are very productive so guests just have to let their guide know that this is something you’d like to do.
The tarpon fishing to the west of San Pedro is consistently some of the best found anywhere. The Savannah Flats are world famous for their ability to produce tarpon year round. Juvenile fish in the 25 to 60 pound range can frequently be found throughout the year, with much larger tarpon showing up in the late spring and summer. The spring also means permit when fishing San Pedro. Not many people know it but excellent numbers of permit show up around Ambergris Caye from late April until the fall. Virtually all of our 25 pound + permit have been caught during this time frame. Permit will usually be found in about 6 to 12 feet of water so all shots will be from the bow of the boat as opposed to wading. The coastline has a vast array of creeks, lagoons and brackish estuaries that hold every imaginable species of fish that live in these environments. Inside the reef, the cayes, sandbars and tidal flats are a dynamic fish producing habitats. If you’re serious about chasing a “Slam”, there are few places better.
BOATS AND EQUIPMENT
The skiffs are 23 to 25 foot pangas powered by 50-70 four stroke engines.
Fly fishing and spin casting welcome
Guests will be met as soon as they clear customs in Belize City by Lilly, our airport greeter. Lilly will introduce you to your driver, who will then drive you the 2 hours from the airport out to the Chaa Creek Lodge. On your mid-week travel day, our driver will pick you up late morning and drive you back to Belize City and the Municipal Airport for the 17 minute flight up to San Pedro.
All in country flights are based on E tickets and will be in the Tropic Air computer system. Guests need to simply present themselves at the Tropic Air counter and give their names. As soon as you arrive at the airstrip in San Pedro, the hotel bellhop will be waiting to help you with your luggage and to escort you to the hotel.
Slipstream is a full service travel company that can handle a variety of services relating to your trip. For assistance, please contact us directly at 1 866 644-7703.
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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 fax 011-501-8-22662)
RATES FOR 2017-18
$5,200 USD per couple