Trip Overview 

For anglers interested in a top tier fishing operation independent of a lodge, we are pleased to work with local outfitters in the Placencia and Hopkins area that will create a great day on the water for anglers of all abilities. The day trip option is the perfect solution for fitting a day of fishing into existing travel plans or achieving flexibility and cultural immersion through booking accommodations outside of a traditional lodge operation. We are proud to work with the top guides and outfitters that can build the ideal Day Trip fishing package to meet your needs.

Destination Quick Facts 

LOCATION:  Placencia/ Hopkins, Belize (Central America)

SEASON:  Year Round

CAPACITY:  Maximum Two Anglers per boat

TARGET SPECIES:  Permit, Tarpon, Snook, and Bonefish


DOCUMENTS REQUIRED:  Valid passport. No visa required for citizens of most countries.

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Travel Details
International flights to Belize City's Philip Goldson International Airport (BZE) go through Miami, Dallas, Houston, Newark, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Charlotte. The major airlines that service Belize are American, Delta, United, US Air, and Taca.

A Day Trip in the Placencia area is a great option for Norwegian Cruise Line West Caribbean Cruise passengers during their Harvest Caye stay. The guides will pick up passengers when they disembark from the boat and ensure that they are back to the dock at the appropriate time.

Lodging Details
Accommodations are not included with these Day Trip packages. This is a great options for anglers and guests that have arranged their own hotel or condo accommodations in Placencia. 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 other alcohol is not included. Beer can be purchased in town prior to your trip. Your daily lunch will be a picnic style boat lunch including homemade sandwiches.

Typical Length of Stay
We are happy to coordinate fishing for any length of stay. Single and multi-day arrangements are available.

Non-Angling Activities and Options
If bountiful permit are not enough, there are a host of eco tourism options such as Mayan ruin tours in the area.

Internet / Communications:
Some cell carriers will work in the Placencia- Hopkins area. Please check with your coverage provider for more information.

General Belize Info:
The climate in Belize is subtropical, with continuous, prevailing breezes from the Caribbean Sea. The country has an average temperature of 79 degrees Fahrenheit, and the humidity is nicely tempered by ocean breezes. During summer months, the temperature rarely exceeds 96 degrees Fahrenheit. Winter lows are seldom below 65 degrees Fahrenheit, even at night. On the flats, water temperature will vary between 75 degrees Fahrenheit and 84 degrees Fahrenheit throughout the year. Annual rainfall ranges from 50 inches in the north, to 170 inches in the south. Although the rainy season is usually between June and August and the dry season is between February and May, global weather changes are making historical predictions somewhat invalid. At the end of October, the weather does become cooler, and from November to February, it is pleasant with showers of rain. Average humidity throughout the year is 85%.


General Information
Southern Belize offers a unique fishing experience for anglers with strong resident populations of permit, tarpon, snook, and some bonefish.

The opportunity to sight cast to permit draws anglers from around the world to southern Belize. Resident fish can be enticed almost any time of year with a proper presentation. Anglers can also find resident tarpon and snook that trigger enhanced adrenaline flow for any angler.

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.


How To Get There
International flights to Belize City's Philip Goldson International Airport (BZE) go through Miami, Dallas, Houston, Newark, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Charlotte. The major airlines that service Belize are American, Delta, United, US Air, and Taca. Tropic Air provides the most convenient access to Placencia or Dangriga . Flights are offered daily from Belize International and Municipal Airports.

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.

Documents Required:
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.

Travel Arrangements
Yellow Dog offers a full in-house travel and reservations system, and can assist with airline tickets, hotels, transfers and all travel logistics for every destination that we offer. Contact us at 888-777-5060 or travel [at] yellowdogflyfishing [dot] com for more details on airfare ticketing, travel services and trip insurance.


Package Rates:
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.

$500USD per day


- Full day of guided flats and lagoon fishing with guide

- Cooler stocked with ice and bottled water

- Pick up at 7:30 AM on the morning of your trip at the hotel / resort in Placencia or Hopkins


- Accommodations and meals in Placencia or Hopkins (arranged separately)

- Lunch and beverages during guide days (guide will have a cooler with ice)

- Flies and terminal tackle

- Use of gear and equipment

- Gratuity for guide

** For all day trips, full payment is required at time of booking to secure reservation. Payment can be made using check or credit card (Visa or MasterCard only). Checks are very much appreciated!


• Cancellation must be made in writing (fax, mail or email) to Yellow Dog outside of 90 days of scheduled fishing days. At that point, we will reschedule your day trip(s) - pending availability- or refund 80% of your rate. (10% cancellation fee from the outfitter and 10% from Yellow Dog).  Outside of 30 days, we will be able refund up to 50% of the cost of your day trips or reschedule pending availability. Inside of 15 days, Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures or the outfitter will not offer refunds for any reason.

• If Yellow Dog, the outfitter, or the guide cancels your day trip due to weather conditions, you will be able to reschedule your trip with no penalty, or opt to receive a refund in the amount of 80% of the total cost of the day trip. This decision will be made at the discretion of the outfitter (Eworth Garbutt)