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Accommodations
Lodge rooms and private villas
Season
Year-round
Species
Bonefish, tarpon, permit, barracuda, jacks, snapper, snook and more
Ideal for
Couples, families, first-time anglers, seasoned veterans
Conservation
YDCCF Matching Funds

Current Trip Specials

The first guest buys a single occupancy package and your roommate comes free!

Offer valid for arrivals between June 15 – December 14, 2019. Not valid with other offers.

Contact: Grey York

Fly Fishing Species Diversity at its Best

El Pescador Lodge, in business for over 40 years, is one of the best-run, most famous fly fishing lodges in all of Central America. Situated only 15 minutes by light aircraft from Belize City on the island of Ambergris Caye, the lodge offers world-class sight fishing for The Big Three: tarpon, permit, and bonefish. El Pescador Lodge was one of the original properties that we worked with, and it remains one of our all-time favorite destinations.

Accomodation Details

Lodging Details
Choose between recently renovated rooms in the colonial-style Main Lodge, or upgrade to the larger El Pescador Villas. All rooms in the Main Lodge and all Villas are oceanfront with views of the Caribbean Sea and Belize Barrier Reef. Modern, air-conditioned lodge rooms feature private ensuite baths, a small refrigerator and coffee maker, one king or two queen beds, and sitting area. Couples, families or small groups who prefer additional space and privacy can opt for a one, two or three-bedroom Villa with a living area, full kitchen, dining room and spacious deck with direct access to the pools.

Dining
The restaurant and dining room specialize in fresh, local Caribbean cuisine with meals served on the outdoor deck or in the main dining room. Breakfasts are made to order, and lunch each day is ordered off of a menu and packed in a cooler for your day on the water. Guests come together each evening for an expansive dinner buffet in the dining room.

Typical Length of Stay
El Pescador requests a three-night minimum stay. A package of any number of nights and guided fishing days can be arranged, and guests can arrive and depart on any day of the week.

Non-Angling Activities and Options
Activities include PADI-certified diving, naturalist excursions, snorkeling, tours of Mayan ruins, beach combing, trips to the town of San Pedro, bicycling, and more. Amenities include three swimming pools, a large indoor/outdoor bar area, complimentary Wi-Fi, satellite TV, bicycles, sea kayaks, volleyball court, and access to some of the best diving and snorkeling in Belize!

Internet/Communications
Wi-Fi is available free of charge for guests.

Travel Details

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, U.S. Air, Delta, Aero Mexico, Southwest, Avianca, and Taca.

Arrival and Departure Details / Times
Plan to arrive at Belize City’s Philip Goldson International Airport (BZE) before 3 p.m. for connecting flights to Ambergris Caye (round trip airfare included in your package). Guests can book a return international flight at any time, as flights from Ambergris back to the International airport run every 30 minutes starting at 7 a.m.

Documents Required
All U.S. citizens are required to have a valid passport that does not expire within 6 months of trip dates. Citizens of the U.S., the British Commonwealth, Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, and the European Community are NOT required to have Visas.

Minors Traveling Without Both Parents
All children 18 years of age or younger 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 travel. Single parents need NOTARIZED documentation of divorce or a spousal death certificate. Unaccompanied Minors require a NOTARIZED letter of consent signed by both parents.

Travel Arrangements
Yellow Dog works directly with and recommends Kanna Travel. They can assist with airline tickets, hotels, transfers and all travel logistics for every destination that we offer. Contact them at 855-739-3139 or [email protected] for more details on airfare ticketing, travel services, and trip insurance.

Fishing

General Information
Fish for bones along the many tidal flats and mangroves, or for larger species along the Barrier Reef. Target large permit on deepwater flats, chase schools of smaller permit between the mangrove islands, or sight fish on the largest tarpon flats in the world outside of South Florida.

Resident schools of 20 to 80-pound tarpon roam the flats of Ambergris year-round, while migratory fish in the 100 to 200-pound range arrives in strong numbers in late spring and early summer. It is also possible to find other species, like snook, large jack, snapper, and cuda. While the tarpon and permit fishing in this part of Belize is almost always done from the boat, there are some places where an angler can wade hard-bottomed flats while stalking schools of bonefish.

Boats and Equipment
Guides fish from 23-foot Mexican super pangas, outfitted with large and spacious casting decks and poling platforms for the guides. The lodge also offers top-of-the-line loaner gear and equipment, included in the cost of the overall package. There is a fully-stocked fly shop at the lodge where you can purchase flies, leaders, tippet and other items.

Rates

2019 Rates

Double Occupancy (2 Per Boat / 2 Per Room)
4 Nights / 3 Days = $2,665.00
5 Nights / 4 Days = $3,250.00
6 Nights / 5 Days = $3,835.00
7 Nights / 6 Days = $4,420.00
8 Nights / 7 Days = $5,005.00
9 Nights / 8 Days = $5,590.00

Single Occupancy (1 Per Boat / 1 Per Room)
4 Nights / 3 Days = $3,865.00
5 Nights / 4 Days = $4,825.00
6 Nights / 5 Days = $5,785.00
7 Nights / 6 Days = $6,745.00
8 Nights / 7 Days = $7,705.00
9 Nights / 8 Days = $8,665.00

Non-Angler Rate Based on Double Occupancy (2 People Per Room)
4 Nights / 3 Days = $1,765.00
5 Nights / 4 Days = $2,050.00
6 Nights / 5 Days = $2,335.00
7 Nights / 6 Days = $2,620.00
8 Nights / 7 Days = $2,905.00
9 Nights / 8 Days = $3,190.00

2020 Rates

Double Occupancy (2 Per Boat / 2 Per Room)
4 Nights / 3 Days = $2,900.00

5 Nights / 4 Days = $3,500.00
6 Nights / 5 Days = $4,100.00
7 Nights / 6 Days = $4,700.00
8 Nights / 7 Days = $5,300.00
9 Nights / 8 Days = $5,900.00

Single Occupancy (1 Per Boat / 1 Per Room)
4 Nights / 3 Days = $4,100.00
5 Nights / 4 Days = $5,075.00
6 Nights / 5 Days = $6,050.00
7 Nights / 6 Days = $7,025.00
8 Nights / 7 Days = $8,000.00
9 Nights / 8 Days = $8,975.00

Non-Angler Rate Based on Double Occupancy (2 People Per Room)
4 Nights / 3 Days = $2,000.00
5 Nights / 4 Days = $2,300.00
6 Nights / 5 Days = $2,600.00
7 Nights / 6 Days = $2,900.00
8 Nights / 7 Days = $3,200.00
9 Nights / 8 Days = $3,500.00

What’s Included:

  • The number of nights lodging and days fishing specified in your package in the main lodge room (Upgraded accommodations available)
  • All guided fishing (10 hour fishing days)
  • Round trip Tropic Air flights between Belize City and El Pescador
  • Sea and land transfer from San Pedro Airport to and from the lodge
  • Use of rods and reels (On a first come first serve basis)
  • 9% hotel tax and 12.5% sales tax
  • Three meals per day and an afternoon snack
  • Local Belizean beverages (beer, alcohol and soda) and welcome drink

What’s Not Included:

  • Round trip International flights to Belize City
  • Imported wine and alcohol
  • Belizean fishing license (can be purchased at lodge, $25.00 USD per person)
  • Gratuities for guides and staff
  • Items purchased at gift shop / tackle shop
  • Flies, leaders and terminal tackle (can be purchased at tackle shop)
  • Additional diving and non-fishing adventure packages
  • Spa Services / Treatments

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