"How do I combined a fishing trip with a vacation that my non-angling significant other can also enjoy?" That is a question that we’re asked all the time here at Yellow Dog, and as such we appreciate the challenge that many anglers face when balancing their fishing addictions with the vacation demands and desires of a significant other. If you’re trying to plan a trip where you combine great fishing with a “couples escape,” then the answer is “YES – We CAN make this happen!” We handle hundreds of these types of packages and itineraries each year, and we promise you that these kinds of packages can be put together.
While there are certainly a large number of fishing lodges that cater to the hard-core, no-frills fishing crowd, we are finding more and more operations that have become very good at accommodating couples and non-fishing significant others. Below is a list of our favorite "couples-friendly" destinations: vacation options with beautifully appointed rooms, gourmet food, spa services, and complete line-ups of non-angling activities. Here’s your chance to enjoy great fishing AND be a vacation-planning hero! For more information or for help in planning your next “fishing-family-spouse-multi-activity-vacation,” give us a call at 888-777-5060 and we’ll get things started.
Offer ends May 15, 2017
Campeche Tarpon is again offering a fantastic couples special for travel dates booked from January 1 - May 15, 2017! The pacackage is for six (6) nights in at either the Don Gustavo, Hotel Plaza Campeche or OceanView hotel with four (4) full days of guided fishing. The package also includes transportation to and from Merida and Campeche, breakfast at your hotel, lunches and non-alcoholic beverages in the boat each day. Also included are two (2) great non-fishing tours - a tour of the nearby Edzna Ruin and a tour of the Campeche Historic Downtown District. The pacakge is priced at the incredible rate of $3,500.00 per couple! This is truly an amazing value to visit one of the Yellow Dog teams favorite cities in all of the Yucatan!
An ideal location for couples, Abaco Club at Winding Bay is great for those looking to combine a fishing trip with non-angling activities at an amazing location. From fishing, to snorkeling, to golfing on the #1 rated golf course in the Bahamas, the Abaco Club has it all. The full service spa offers a wide range of treatments, and you will always feel well taken care of by the staff of the Abaco Club. We can customize your trip to fit all of your needs and help you choose the best accommodations to have your dream vacation. The possibilities are endless at Abaco Club!
Casa Blanca offers an incomparable location, a one-of-a-kind fishery, superb facilities, excellent food, outstanding equipment and a professional staff. It is for these collective reasons that Casa Blanca has become a "bellwether" operation for Yellow Dog by which all other saltwater lodges are measured and compared. Private and secluded, Casa Blanca sits on the northern tip of a small, coastal island called Isla Punta Pajaros, located in the southern waters of Ascension Bay. As the only lodge for miles, the Lodge is as remote and pristine a location as you will find in this entire region which has become a couples favorite. At Casa Blanca, you are truly as far from the world and as close to “the way it was” as you will ever be.
The fishing at Crocodile Bay Resort is world-class, with catch and release fishing in the Pacific Ocean for sailfish, striped, blue and black marlin, Dorado, tuna and wahoo. You also have access to Costa Rica's Golfo Dulce (Sweet Gulf) for roosterfish, cubera snapper, Jack Crevalle, bluefin trevally, sierra mackerel, tripletail, and grouper. Crocodile Bay Resort is Costa Rica’s finest sport fishing and eco-tour destination. The resort is situated on 44 acres of lush, tropical gardens with 44 air-conditioned rooms in Puerto Jimenez, on Costa Rica's South Pacific Coast. The rooms at Crocodile Bay are a major step up from the screened-in, open air fishing and jungle lodges found at most resorts throughout the country. Crocodile Bay has a very nice swimming pool, a large, full service spa, and 25+ different eco-tour activities, making it a perfect destination for anglers and non-anglers alike.
Deep Water Cay is situated on a private island and is surrounded by pristine and very productive flats. The infinity pool, dining area, accommodations, bar, dining area, beach and staff are all top notch and keep you on "island time" for the perfect vacation. Along with a new renovations to the many amenities, they have also invested in 10 new Hells Bay flats skiffs which they have an excellent guide staff for. This is a wonderful couples destination with lots to do besides fishing!
For those seeking an upscale destination for couples or non-anglers, the Delphi Club is an excellent option. Built in 2009 by a group from Ireland; where the original Delphi Salmon club still remains today, they set out to create a one-of-a-kind fishing operation in the Bahamas. While you might not be in Ireland while at the Delphi Club, you will feel the pride in tradition and angling history from the lodge décor and aesthetics of the architecture. The attention to detail in all the amenities, meal preparation, and layout of the property is brilliant. The infinity pool, pure white sandy beach, reading library, fly shop, and great room are all impeccable and richly decorated. The Delphi Club offers numerous non-angling activities, such as diving, golf, snorkeling, kayaking, bird watching and eco-tours of the island. The fishing program is diverse, as they fish the Marls, Cherokee Sound, and Cross Harbour. The main quarry is bonefish, but they have flats that have occasional permit, barracuda, sharks, jacks, and smaller tarpon.
El Pescador Lodge is a well-established, family-run resort situated on the best beach on Ambergris Caye. The lodge itself is close to the well-known beach town of San Pedro, meaning you can take advantage of a host of non-angling activities. You can fish, dive, snorkel, shop, ride bicycles, rent golf carts, explore the town, and enjoy the best night life in Belize. The lodge features three swimming pools and a variety of activities and amenities. You will find the inclusive bar (local beverages) and social atmosphere an excellent setting to relax after a fun day of well-organized activities.
Located in the breathtaking surrounds of Fiordland National Park, this luxurious lodge is ideal for the couple looking for high-end accommodations along with fly fishing and other outdoor adventures on their New Zealand vacation. The food is truly outstanding, but the magnificent room in which you get to enjoy each meal is even more impressive. It’s easy to let the worries of the world drift away when you are under the care of the amazing staff at the lodge.
Located 20 minutes outside the town of Bozeman, Montana sits the Gallatin River Lodge, a full-service fishing lodge situated within easy striking distance of the Yellowstone River, the Gallatin River, the Madison River, and numerous spring creeks and lakes, and two miles of private access on the Gallatin River. Your room is the perfect place to return to after a long day on the water and the exceptionally comfortable accommodations are matched nicely by the outstanding cuisine. The Gallatin River Grill and Bar has rightfully earned its reputation of serving the best food in Bozeman, with a menu featuring a wide range of entrees and appetizers plus nightly specials to choose from. The Gallatin River Lodge is the perfect setting for couples looking for excellent accomodations, food, and close proximity to a town with tons to do and experience while off the river!
Grand Slam Lodge is situated on a beautiful beach near the small fishing village of Punta Allen. It is the only lodge in the area with a pool, which overlooks the ocean. You will start each morning by walking out your front door and stepping into your fishing boat. There are not many fishing-focused destinations in the Caribbean that offer the high level of comfort and accommodations that Grand Slam presents to guests. The rooms are spacious, and each features a huge private bathroom, spa-quality jet bath, large waterfall-style shower, thermostat controlled A/C, in-room phone, 46" flat screen TV with local cable access, DVD player, iPod dock, and spacious sitting area. The guides communicate very well and are true professionals. This is the perfect destination for couples looking to combine a great vacation and fishing. We also offer combination trips with Grand Slam and a few upscale, all-inclusive resorts in Playa del Carmen!
Henry’s Fork Lodge offers some of the finest accommodations and dining, and one of the most diverse fishing programs in the entire Yellowstone region. On any given day, anglers staying at the Lodge have the option to fish the Henry’s Fork, South Fork of the Snake, the Madison River, the Teton River, Hebgen Lake, Yellowstone Park, and many other stillwaters and smaller streams in the area. The Lodge has been nominated for architecture awards for its distinctive combination of elegance and comfort. Located on a high bluff overlooking the Henry’s Fork, the scenery and setting are incredible. Henry's Fork Lodge is one of Yellow Dog's first high-end choices in the region for couples looking for an elegant lodge setting. The lodge's attention to detail and customer service is second-to-none.
Intricate Bay Lodge is a full service, high end fishing lodge located on the banks of the world-renowned Iliamna Lake in the heart of the Bristol Bay region of Alaska. Taking a maximum of only ten guests per week, this program is great for couples who’d like a more intimate and quiet trip in Alaska. Recently rebuilt in 2014, the beautiful lodge is ideally located for incredible home-water fishing on the Copper and Gibraltar rivers. The lodge is also a quick floatplane flight away from some of the most renowned and fabled fisheries in the entire Bristol Bay Region. The entire team at Intricate Bay Lodge takes great pride in accommodating all guests, whether it is your first time to Alaska or your tenth. Simply put, a week at Intricate Bay is designed to cater well to everyone and show all guests an incredible Alaskan experience.
Of the numerous bonefish destinations found throughout the Bahamas, none offer the elegance, privacy, and high-end resort amenities of Kamalame Cay. This 97-acre private island resort is the perfect retreat for couples seeking a unique Caribbean experience catering to both anglers and non-anglers alike. There are seven different lodging options at Kamalame Cay, allowing you to custom-create the perfect accommodation package for you. Kamalame offers a full-service, amazing spa built high over the water – the nicest in all of the Bahamas. One great thing about the location of Kamalame is its proximity to both the Joulters Cays to the north, and the town of Red Bays to the east, which allows easy access to fish Andros' West Side. For those who wish to chase bonefish on their own, the expansive home flats on the backside of Kamalame can also be great.
This working sheep station is also the setting for what could easily be considered the most exclusive and deluxe fly fishing operation that Yellow Dog has to offer. All activities are carried out by helicopter, which makes this destination the ultimate for adventurous couples with an appetite for luxury. Guests stay in well-appointed alpine chalets with private decks and hot tubs, making a day at the lodge just as appealing as a day exploring the wilds of the South Island by helicopter.
Located on the banks of picturesque Aleknagik Lake near Dillingham, Mission Lodge is one of the nicest, best-run operations in Alaska. In a region loaded with fishing options, Mission’s fishing program covers an area up to 120 miles in every direction with the daily use of three DeHavilland Beaver float planes (daily fly-outs are included in all weekly packages). Guest rooms are spacious and comfortable, and the bar area, dining room, and common areas are exactly what you would expect from a high-end Alaska lodge. This is a great destination for a couple looking to relax and enjoy a nice retreat in Alaska!
Couples seeking world-class bonefishing with all of the comforts and amenities of a high-end luxury beach resort should consider Pelican Bay Resort. This private waterfront resort sits adjacent to both the white sands of Lucaya beach and Count Bassie Square. The resort offers a wide selection of restaurants, bars, duty free shopping, dancing, casino, golf, tennis, water sports, and evening entertainment. This is a large-scale operation that can easily be compared to the large resorts of Hawaii or Mexico but with much better fishing! The guides are fun to fish with, educationally focused and know BIG bones, which Grand Bahama is well known for!
Playa Blanca is a remote, private and secluded "adventure-eco-fishing" resort which offers the same high caliber fishing program as its famous sister lodge, Casa Blanca. This is a slightly more luxurious beach resort perfect for couples looking for the ideal private Caribbean getaway. Anglers staying at Playa Blanca have near-exclusive access to both Espiritu Santo Bay and the vast Santa Rosa Lagoon system, home to large numbers of bonefish, permit, tarpon, snook, and other shallow-water species. This area receives very little pressure, making it the ideal destination for anglers who prefer fishing in solitude. The pristine, white sand beach overlooks a calm bay perfect for swimming, beachcombing and sea kayaking.
Close to the impossibly scenic Torres del Paine National Park, Remota is one of the most unique resort operations we've ever seen and a lodge that is perfect for those looking to diversify a fishing package. While the fishing program is very strong, the extensive number of non-angling activities available at Remota makes it ideal for couples. Whether you choose a guided expedition into the mountains or a relaxing massage back at the spa, Remota offers something for every couple.
Ruby Springs Lodge has a well-earned reputation for being one of the best run, most exceptional fishing lodges in the entire Western United States. High-end and incredibly nice in every detail, this operation consists of two main lodge buildings and a number of private cabins built directly on the banks of Southwest Montana’s Ruby River, including a number of new cabins built on another part of the property which offer added privacy. All of the cabins are truly magnificent and the amenities and lodging setting are perfect for couples looking for a high-end fishing focused lodge. The numerous meandering miles of private acces on the Ruby River and Clear Creek provide guests access to a intimate fishery that is unpressured and loaded with fish. In addition to having private access on these waters, angling guests can then spend their days floating some of Montana's famed rivers including the Big Hole, Beaverhead, Madison, and Jefferson River.
The Silver Bow Club is a high-end, family-owned Montana guest ranch perfectly situated on 1,800 acres with 3 1/2 miles of private river access on the Big Hole River outside of Divide, Montana. With so many amenities, and friendly staff couples will truely feel like they are at home in the 15,000 square foot main lodge. Spend time fishing the Big Hole River, Beaverhead, Jefferson, and Madison River. You can even schedule an aerial photography flight in the Silver Bow Club’s private helicopter! With eight bedrooms, a private chef, a hot tub, stocked trout pond, and a massive "great room" complete with a grand stone fireplace, the lodge is a spectacular setting for couples looking for a western fly fishing adventure.
Established in 1960, this all-inclusive beach resort caters perfectly to couples seeking a reasonably priced vacation in the Bahamas. Small Hope Bay Lodge is a family owned and operated resort that offers numerous non-angling activities, including one of the top rated snorkel and scuba programs in the Bahamas. The lodge is located on the northeast coast of Andros Island, which is a short boat ride to the Tongue of the Ocean, a 5,000 foot deep trench that is known for its diving and sport fishing opportunities. Being so close to the Tongue enables guests to explore the second largest reef system in the world and the diverse fishing program allows anglers of all ages to fish the flats, reefs or blue water. The lodge overlooks a white sandy beach, with direct access to the ocean, a protected shallow bay, and an inland creek—all of which are ideal for fishing, kayaking, sailing, and snorkeling. This is truly one of the finest values in the Bahamas for hard core anglers and couples.
The South Fork Lodge is a beautiful, high-end Western lodge built directly on a dramatic bend of the world-famous South Fork of the Snake River in scenic Swan Valley, Idaho. This stunning wilderness location offers a perfect blend of rustic elegance, outstanding activities, and exceptional hospitality. The unique setting and luxurious amenities provide a truly memorable experience for couples. The South Fork of the Snake stretches for approximately 65 miles and is regarded as one of the best tailwater, dry fly fisheries in the United States. South Fork Lodge offers unique guided fishing experiences as well as guided land-based excursions into the surrounding Big Hole Mountains. Non-angling spouses can visit nearby Jackson Hole, or set up a spa day for themselves in nearby Victor, Idaho.
This beautiful ocean-front resort offers a wide range of tropical vacation accommodations, superb beaches, and numerous water activities. Three hotel pools are spread around the manicured grounds, as do seven hidden beach coves, all nestled into a splendid panorama of tropical foliage and dramatic shorelines. Long Island is peaceful, uncrowded, and hardly touched by modern tourism. Anglers will fish with the outfitter James “Docky” Smith who is one of the best guides in the Bahamas, and he loves to focus bonefish and permit. This is another more reasonable option in the Bahamas for couples seeking a Caribbean beach and water sports.
This is a strong value for a honeymooning couple seeking a beach experience in the Bahamas. Opened in 2012, the facility is well-maintained, clean and comfortable. It is on a white sandy beach that overlooks a bonefish flat, small island, and reef, so you can fish or kayak right from the quaint lodge! The fishing and eco-guides will show you the middle and south bights of Andros, which is a beautiful inland flats and lagoon system teaming with fish and wildlife. The meals are well prepared and the staff is lots of fun. The guides are true professionals, and are fine instructors for those with little fishing experience!
Experience pure relaxation, wonderful accommodations, gourmet food, and world-class bonefishing at one of the Caribbean’s most unique and beautiful full-service nature resorts. Located on South Andros, Tiamo offers comfortable beachside accommodations in the most unspoiled of environments. Leading the movement in globally responsible tourism, the Resort has successfully proven that creating an environmentally-conscientious operation can be accomplished without sacrificing quality of the experience. Guests stay in private beach bungalows – quaint on the outside and very comfortable within. There are no roads leading to Tiamo, and the only way to get there is via a scenic 15-minute boat ride through the sparkling waters of the Southern Bight. The perfect destination for a couples’ trip or a very private Caribbean Honeymoon coupled with some of the best bonefishing in the Caribbean.
If you're looking for the best wade fishing opportunities in Belize, then Turneffe is definitely the place! One of best guide staffs and overall programs in the entire Caribbean. This is definitely a more remote destination – once you are there, the only people that you see the entire week are the other guests at the lodge. A great fishing program, and complimentary activities that are also designed specifically for non-anglers, including the “Atoll Adventure” guided program. Turneffe has very nice beachfront cabanas and rooms, a huge home flat that you can fish on your own each morning and/or evening, and a pool and deck area. This is a great location for couples looking to get away!
This immaculate private island located on the southern tip of Turneffe Atoll is simply stunning - as pristine, private and secluded as anything in the entire Caribbean. Turneffe Island Resort’s location allows you to be on the flats fishing within minutes of leaving the dock each morning. With its location on the southern end of Turneffe, anglers are minutes from some of the best flats fishing for bonefish and permit, with opportunities to target tarpon in the various channels and cuts of the atoll. With private villas and some of the best diving in the area, this is the perfect resort for couples.
Located in Southern Belize, this is a beautiful, high end resort with a solid fishing program. Most of the fishing in this area focuses on permit, but there are some possibilities for bonefish and tarpon as well. Also, for the non-angler the resort offers a swimming pool, a great beach, restaurants and bars, with quick and easy access to a very large number of mainland activities. These activities include jungle tours, eco-tours, cave tubing, Mayan ruins, etc. Close to the town of Placencia, offering night life, some shopping, etc. This is a very fun option for couples who want nice accommodations and a unique experience in Belize.
Victoria House is a luxurious Belize Resort located roughly two mile south of the town on San Pedro on Ambergris Caye. This 42-room retreat is the definition of a relaxing luxury Belizean beach vacation. Ambergris Caye is the largest island in Belize and has much to offer, including restaurants, nightlife, adventurous eco-excursions, and the opportunity to relax on the beach. However, the highlight is the world-class saltwater flats fishing for the “Big Three”: bonefish, permit, and tarpon. Belize is the perfect destination for first-time saltwater anglers, seasoned veterans, and couples. The Victoria House offers a great program for the traveling angler looking to experience Belize in style and luxury.
Yellowstone Valley Lodge – recently renovated – is a highly personalized fly fishing lodge located in beautiful Paradise Valley, Montana. Built directly on the banks on the world famous Yellowstone River – known for its prolific hatches and excellent cutthroat and rainbow fishing – the lodge offers the finest location in the entire area. The lodge is committed to offering the best Montana fly fishing experiences on the world famous waters of the Yellowstone, Madison, and Boulder Rivers, as well as area spring creeks that include Armstrong's, DePuy's, and Nelson's. From any of the lodge's 16 private riverside cabins, you can look directly over the Yellowstone River. Notable additions to the lodge include new and upgraded furnishings in the cabins, and additional activities such as hiking, rafting, horseback riding, and other area activities. It's location combined with close proximity to area attractions make it the great choice for couples!