BZE - Belize City
November to July
10 rods per week
Bonefish, permit and tarpon…
San Pedro Town Ambergris Caye in Northern Belize and Placenica Village, located in Southern Belize.
Bonefish, Permit, Tarpon.
SEASON OF OPERATION
November to July
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE LOGISTICS
This trip is best suited for either a Friday or Saturday arrival with a departure the following week.
San Pedro - The Sun Breeze Hotel - is located right in the heart of San Pedro Town and it 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.
Placencia - The Sea Glass Inn - is the base of operation for the second half of the trip when guests travel down to Placencia. We really like this hotel because of its convenient location and excellent on site ownership. The hotel is within easy walking distance to just about all the restaurants and bars in the village. The rooms are large and comfortable, with two queen size and private bath.
The angling capacity on this trip is 10 rods.
This trip encompasses two unique fisheries and locations that will thrill just about every angler. We start out by bringing guests up to the town of San Pedro for 4 nights and 3 days of fishing. San Pedro is located in Northern Belize on the island of Ambergris Caye. San Pedro is a really nice, and friendly beach community. It’s clean, safe and has a laid back vibe to it. There are lots of great bars and restaurants, and the main part of town is located in a fairly centralized area so everything is within a short walk from the hotel.
The fishing out of San Pedro encompasses a wide area that offers a highly diversified fishery. One day you can be up fishing on the Belize/Mexico border for good sized bonefish, the next day you can be 10 miles southwest of town, drifting on the tarpon flats, looking for rolling tarpon. This area also has a healthy permit population. The permit fishing out of San Pedro is similar to that found in the Yucatan: fish in 4-6 feet of water, either cruising or floating on the water surface. This area is predominantly a marl based bottom, which means that wading opportunities are limited. The reef is about a half mile offshore from the town so if guys feel like targeting big ‘cudas and jacks, snappers and the like, this is always a great way to spend a day. San Pedro is a good mixed bag fishery with a lot of bonefish.
For the second leg of the trip, we fly guests down to the Southern Belize village of Placencia for 4 nights and 3 days of fishing. This location is all about permit fishing; with some tarpon thrown in for good measure. The flats off the coast of Placencia are about as good as it gets for targeting tailing permit in very shallow water. Here, guests will be wading for almost all of their shots. The permit will be tailing in 1-3 feet of water. For those who are interested, there is a huge mangrove estuary to the west of town that can provide great fun for juvenile tarpon and possibly some snook.
Placencia village is smaller than San Pedro, but there are still plenty of little restaurants and bars for post fishing relaxing. The fishing day in San Pedro is 8 hours long, while down in Placenicia the typical day is 9-10 hours in length. The schedule in either location can be altered if guests would like to leave earlier. The guide may advise this based on tides and weather. A packed lunch with drinks will be on board with the guide each day.
BOATS AND EQUIPMENT
The skiffs that guests will fish from in both locations are 23 to 25 foot pangas powered by 50-70 four stroke engines.
Guests will be met as soon as they clear customs in Belize City by a member of our staff. Lilly will direct you over to our local air carrier and make sure that your luggage is properly tagged 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. All guests need to do is present themselves at the Tropic Air counter and give their names. As soon as you arrive at the airstrip in San Pedro another member of our staff will be waiting for you. He will escort you over to the hotel and get you checked in. There will be an information package on the town of San Pedro (best bars, where the pharmacy is located, where to buy Cuban cigars etc) waiting for guests in their room.
Mid week, on the travel day from San Pedro to Placencia, which is day 5, guests will check out of their hotel by 10:30 am. The flight to the Belize City Municipal Airport leaves from San Pedro at 11 am and guests need to check in to Tropic Air for the flight no later than 25 minutes prior to departure. It is a short 15 minute flight to Belize City. Please note that this is not the same airport that guests fly into when they first arrive in Belize. There is a 45 minute lay over at the Belize City Tropic Air terminal (cold drinks and light food are available) before guests board the 12:30 pm flight down to Placencia. The flight to Placencia takes about 40 minutes and guests will be met by our driver when they arrive at the airstrip. The Placencia airstrip is a 10 minute drive from the hotel, which is located right downtown. All of the logistics of this trip and getting guests from one location to the other are handled by us in a seamless manner to ensure no down time and a hassle free experience
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.
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TRAVEL DOCUMENTS REQUIRED RATES FOR 2016-17
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)
$3,300 USD DBL
$5,700 USD SGL