Fly Fishing The Fabled Ambergris Caye
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For those in search of guided fishing independent of a lodge in Ambergris Caye and the San Pedro area, our Ambergris Day Trips are the perfect solution. Offering both half and full-day trips, this is a fantastic option that will allow you to experience the area’s great fishery in a relatively short period of time. All equipment (rods and reels) is included with these packages, as well as lunch and refreshments.
Accommodations are not included with these Day Trip packages. This is a great option for anglers and guests that have arranged their own hotel or condo accommodations on Ambergris. With these trips, our guides will be happy to pick you up on the morning of your guided day(s) directly in front of the hotel, resort or condo where you are staying. Be sure that you provide your detailed lodging information to Yellow Dog when booking your day trip(s).
Food and Beverages
Your guide will have a packed cooler lunch with soda and bottled water. Beer and alcohol are not included. Beer can be purchased in town prior to your trip. The guide will also pack a light breakfast consisting of breakfast sandwiches, which can be enjoyed during your morning run to the fishing grounds. Your daily lunch will include homemade sandwiches with fresh bread, fresh fruit and a baked treat.
Typical Length of Fishing Day
The standard FULL DAY trip is eight hours long.
Where To Meet Your Guide
The guide will meet you on the dock closest to the hotel, resort or condo at which you are staying. Please be sure that you provide Yellow Dog your lodging information when booking.
How To Get There
International flights to Belize City’s Philip Goldson International Airport (BZE) go through Miami, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Toronto, Newark, Chicago, and Charlotte. The major airlines that service Belize is American Airlines, Continental/United, US Air, Delta, Aero Mexico, Southwest, Avianca, and Taca.
Arrival and Departure Details / Times
Your guide will typically pick you up on the morning of your fishing days at 7:00 AM, although the exact time, details and location of pick up will be confirmed when you book your trip. Be sure to provide Yellow Dog your lodging details when booking the trip.
All U.S. citizens are required to have a valid passport that does not expire within six (6) months of trip dates. Please be sure that your passport has at least two blank, unstamped pages remaining in back, and that it is not torn, delaminated, or damaged in any way. Citizens of the U.S., the British Commonwealth, Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, and the European Community are NOT required to have Visas.
Minors Traveling To Belize Without Both Parents
If you are planning on traveling with minors, remember that all children 18 years of age or younger entering Belize accompanied by only one parent or legal guardian must have a NOTARIZED letter of consent from the other parent stating the child/children have his/her permission to enter the country. Single parents need a notarized documentation of divorce decree or death certificate of spouse. Minors unaccompanied by either parent require a NOTARIZED letter of consent signed by both parents. Please visit the Embassy of the United States web site for Belize to obtain more information. https://belize.usembassy.gov/information_for_travelers.html
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Whether you’re fishing a single day or multiple days, numerous fishing options are available in the waters that surround Ambergris Caye. Depending on weather conditions and the time of year, you can fish for bones on the inside flats of the lagoon, chase permit on deeper flats, or even fish the barrier reef for larger species.
Perhaps the most popular fishing in the waters of Ambergris is the sight-fishing for tarpon. Resident schools of tarpon (20 to 100 pounds) roam the huge flats of the area and can be enticed to take a fly at any time of year. Larger, migratory fish begin to show up in the late spring months and can be found well into the late summer months.
Unlike many typical “day trip” fishing options offered directly through hotels, resorts or larger tour groups, this fishing program is totally legitimate and professional. You will fish either one or two-to-a-boat, with great equipment, a boat set up for fly and light tackle fishing, and a great guide. If the weather is good and the conditions are right, most people choose to sight fish for bones, tarpon, and permit. If the weather is poor, you can still fish the sanctuary of mangrove lagoons and the backside of the lagoon, home to good numbers of bonefish, resident tarpon, and the occasional snook.
Boats and Equipment Required
Guides fish from 23-foot Mexican super pangas, outfitted with a poling platform, comfortable seats, and a large and spacious casting deck. It is recommended that you bring your own equipment, but in the event that tackle is needed, these guides provide the highest quality rods, reels, and lines.
Remember that Yellow Dog’s services are completely free! When you book a trip with Yellow Dog, you never pay more than when you book directly with the lodge or outfitter. All prices listed below are quoted in US dollars.
Full-Day Trip (1 or 2 anglers) = $450.00 per day
*Half-Day Trips are NOT an option.
- Full-day of guided fishing for either one or two anglers (depending on package)
- A packed cooler lunch
- Tackle, fuel, ice, and refreshments (soda and water)
- All applicable taxes and GSTs
What’s Not Included:
- Beer and alcohol
- Belize fishing license for each angler
- Gratuities for the guide