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BZE - Belize City

Season

year round

Capacity

10 rods per week

Species

Bonefish, permit and tarpon…

LOCATION
San Pedro Town Ambergris Caye in Northern Belize and Water Caye, which is an island located 18 miles off the South Central coastal town of Dangriga.

PRIMARY SPECIES
Bonefish, Permit, Tarpon.

SEASON OF OPERATION
Year Round

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE LOGISTICS
There are no set arrival and departure days for this trip

ACCOMMODATIONS

San Pedro - The 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 off for fishing is right at the hotel.

Water Caye - IZE Cottages - This delightful and informal little resort consists of 5 cabanas that are nestled in foliage and located right on the water. Each cabana is fully equipped with ceiling fans, hot and cold running water, electricity and a private porch overlooking the reef. The main lodge, where the dining room and bar are located, is very informal and beautifully constructed out of local hard woods. The food at IZE is a blend of local dishes with a heavy seafood influence. Fresh fruits and local vegetables are brought in daily by boat from Dangriga. With enough advance notice, special dietary requirements will happily be accommodated. The guides will take their meals with the clients.

DESTINATION CAPACITY
The angling capacity on this trip is 10 rods.

THE FISHING
If you’d like to fish and experience two very distinct areas of Belize in one trip, we offer the San Pedro/Water Caye Split Trip. This trip encompasses two unique fisheries and settings that will thrill just about every fly rodder.

For the first half of the trip, guests will spend 4 nights, with 3 days of fishing, based out of San Pedro, in Northern Belize. This location is very good for bonefish and tarpon and guests can expect to get shots at permit, jacks and maybe the odd snook. The San Pedro fishing area is enormous and guests will have a wide variety of angling options and opportunities. One day you can be up chasing bones on the Belize/Mexico border, and the next you can be targeting tarpon in the gin clear waters just off the mainland. The town of San Pedro is a charming beach community with a laid back atmosphere reminiscent of the Florida Keys 30 years ago. There are lots of bars, restaurants and shopping to entertain at night, after a day on the flats.

Mid week, guests will fly from San Pedro down to the coastal town of Dangriga. From there, it’s just a 30 minute boat ride out to Water Caye, where guests will spend 4 nights with 3 days of fishing. This small 12 acre island is worlds away from San Pedro in terms of pace and size. Located right on the reef and in the heart of the finest permit flats on earth, Water Caye is an excellent place to target tailing permit in shallow water. There are excellent flats to the north and south of Water Caye that hold healthy numbers of permit. Because the area is so close to the reef, fresh fish come in to feed on the flats on a daily basis. There are also a couple of resident schools of tarpon that can be fished year round and when the weather cooperates, guests can slip outside the reef looking for the schools of tuna that run as close as a quarter mile from the island. This is a highly diversified area in terms of species and we’ve had several guests land 25+ different kinds of fish from the Water Caye Location. However, unlike the San Pedro area, it must be noted that this part of the country is not a strong bonefish location. This is permit country!

The guides are different in each of the two locations and because we have been living and operating in Belize for the past 12 years, we have a superior guide network from which to draw on. In both locations we have excellent guides! 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.

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.
Fly fishing and spin casting welcome

GETTING THERE
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 Water Caye, 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 Dangriga. The flight to Dangriga takes only 15 minutes and guests will be met by our driver when they arrive at the airstrip. The airstrip is a 5 minute drive from the boat docks, where our boat captain will be waiting to take guests out to the island.

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 fax 011-501-8-22662)
RATES FOR 2017-18

$4,300 USD DBL

$7,800 USD SGL