Paradise For The Hardcore Permit Angler
Belize Permit Club offers all the key requirements for the hardcore permit angler and focuses heavily on making sure that each angler is on the water during ideal tides. Conveniently located just south of the small fishing village of Hopkins, permit fanatic Wil Flack has built a lodging and fishing operation to host anglers in the pursuit of saltwater’s holy grail species – the permit. Wil Flack and his team carry decades of knowledge onto the flats with the tools to find, target, and land permit throughout the fishery surrounding Hopkins, Belize. Our team has determined this area as one of the most productive in southern Belize for targeting tailing and feeding permit on the deck on the panga or wading. Rather than providing excessive luxury, the guides and staff focus their resources on spending maximum time on the water and providing comfortable lodging and home-cooked meals.
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Belize Permit Club sits on the banks of the Sittee River minutes from the Caribbean Sea. Guests stay in comfortable rooms capable of hosting up to six anglers at a time. Basic but comfortable, they feature A/C, two beds, a private bath, and a shower with plenty of space for your gear. Each day guests will load into the boats a stone’s throw from the lodge. From the location of the dock, rooms, bar area, barbeque, and horseshoe pit, the amenities are a testament to the fact that the lodge was built for one thing – providing anglers with a comfortable place to relax before another day on the water.
Food and Beverages
Meals are home-cooked and prepared in the main kitchen. Breakfast and lunch are usually taken on the boat each day, and dinner is served in the dining area or outside to enjoy the beautiful surroundings. The menu is a combination of fresh seafood, and traditional Belizean cuisine including chicken, pork, rice and beans, fresh vegetables, and fantastic tortillas. Occasionally, guests can elect to go out to Hopkins for dinner.
The bar area at Belize Permit Club includes domestic beverages as part of the package, including ice-cold Belikins and cocktails. If you would like a specific alcohol, please let us know in advance and Belize Permit Club will do their best to provide this alcohol for you at a nominal charge. If you want an 18-year-old single malt, pack it in your checked luggage.
Typical Length of Stay
Belize Permit Club accepts stays as short as four (4) nights and three (3) days of fishing. Trips of any length can be accommodated. Contact Yellow Dog for your customized itinerary.
Non-Angling Activities and Options
Belize Permit Club is focused on one thing: chasing permit.
Internet / Communications
Wi-Fi is available free of charge for lodge guests. Please bring your own laptop or mobile device to access the internet. Depending on your service plan, some cell phones will also work in the Hopkins area.
How To Get There
International flights to Belize City’s Philip Goldson International Airport (BZE) go through Miami, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Denver, Newark, Chicago, and Charlotte. The major airlines that are currently servicing and will be flying to Belize in the immediate future are American Airlines, United, and Delta.
Arrival and Departure Details / Times
It is best to arrive into the Belize City’s Philip Goldson International Airport (BZE) before 3:00 PM in order to make your necessary domestic connections and allow ample in-country travel time to Dangriga. Your round-trip flights from Belize International Airport to Dangriga are NOT included in your trip package, but Yellow Dog will be happy to arrange these for you. On your departure day, you can book a return international flight at any time, as flights from Dangriga back to the International Airport begin as early as 7:00 AM each day of the week.
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 the 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 website for Belize to obtain more information.
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For those wanting to focus specifically on permit on the fly, the waters of southern Belize are arguably the finest in saltwater fishing. While other species are found throughout the area, it should be understood that the fishing in the Hopkins area and the South Water Caye Marine Reserve is focused completely on permit. This means that as a stand-alone trip, this trip may not be for everyone – unless of course, you’re someone who really wants shots at permit on the fly! There are hundreds of prime permit flats in the area, many less than thirty minutes from the lodge. This is permit fishing in the traditional sense – you are looking for fish on the flats and tailing fish in skinny water.
Boats and Equipment
The Belize Permit Club fishes from extremely light, custom 23-foot pangas. These boats are ideal for poling the flats and running over open water. All the boats have poling platforms and are designed for fly fishing, with spacious casting decks and clean interiors. Belize Permit Club has loaner rods and reels available for guests that need them. However, we encourage anglers to bring their own gear that they know and are comfortable with. Flies, leaders, tippet, and other terminal tackle are provided if necessary.
Rates and Terms
When you book a trip with Yellow Dog, you never pay more than when you book directly with the lodge or outfitter. Yellow Dog’s services are completely free! All prices listed below are per person and quoted in US dollars. Trips of seven nights / six days and longer can be arranged, so please call Yellow Dog for details and custom package pricing.
2023 Rates (Maximum 6 anglers)
Double Occupancy (2 Per Boat / 2 Per Room)
7 Nights / 6 Days = $3995.00
Single Occupancy (1 Per Boat / 1 Per Room)
7 Nights / 6 Days = $5,995.00
BPC Liveaboard (Seasonal Summer)
7 Nights / 6 Days = $7,500 per person
- The number of nights lodging as specified in your package
- Daily guided fishing as specified
- 9% hotel tax and 12.5% sales tax
- Three meals per day
- Local Belizean beverages (beer, alcohol, and soda)
- Transfers to and from Dangriga Airstrip and the lodge
- Marine park entry fees
- Loaner equipment, flies, and terminal tackle
- Wi-Fi Service
What’s Not Included:
- International flights to and from Belize City
- Round trip air transfers between Belize City and Dangriga via Tropic Air
- Belizean fishing license (can be purchased at the lodge)
- Gratuities for guides and staff
- Nondomestic beverages – specialty alcohol (BYOB)
- Laundry services (available on request)
Belize Permit Club (Hopkins, Belize)
TERMS AND CONDITIONS – CANCELLATIONS
Payment is required to hold date(s). Customers are required to pay a 50% deposit for any fishing trip booked. Final trip balance is due 60 days before charter. Full payment is required for any booking made under 60 days before the date requested.
Cancellations made 90 days prior to trip date are 100% refundable, but subject to a $100 US cancellation fee. Cancellations made two months prior to trip are 50% refundable. All cancellations made under 60 days are non-refundable, but can be rescheduled for up to one year from original dates. All cancellations must be made in writing. Liveaboard trips are non-refundable, non-transferable and trip insurance is required.
Payment Terms For All Yellow Dog Trip Bookings
In order to lock in your trip reservation, we ask that you please remit payment within 10 days of receipt of invoice. For your convenience, Yellow Dog accepts on-line payments via a direct and secure ACH platform – a quick and easy way to complete your trip reservation. Note that all Yellow Dog invoices include a live link that takes you directly to the Yellow Dog ACH platform for fast and easy payment. For open and existing invoices with a remaining balance, payment reminders also include this easy link to the ACH page.
Other customary forms of payment that are accepted are checks or wire transfers. If you would like to pay in a different way or have any questions about alternate payment methods, please contact Yellow Dog at (888) 777-5060 or (406) 585-8667. We are available Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Beginning September 1st, 2020, Yellow Dog will apply a 3% convenience fee for all credit card transactions.
Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures Standard Forms For Payment
- ACH online payments (for US banking institutions only).
- Traditional checks (sent via mail)
- Electronic wire payments (client is responsible for any wiring fees)
*Please contact us if you prefer or require a different payment option. Convenience fees may apply for other payment methods.
**Please be aware that the ACH platform is only available for US financial institutions and bank accounts. International payments can be made via wire or with a credit card.
Yellow Dog Customer Reviews
“A tremendous experience with fantastic fishing opportunities. Obviously, fishing is permit focused and that’s what we wanted. It was a fantastic adventure all around!” – David C.
“Wouldn’t fish anywhere else in Belize but Belize Permit Club.” – Tyler B.
“Permit are the toughest fly fishing quarry in the world no matter where you find them. We had exceptionally challenging conditions but our guides found fish every day. Wil and his staff are the best in the business, great fishing, accommodations, food, and advice.” – Michael D.
“Patience – Persistence – Permit. Having known Wil for some time, I knew we were in for a first-class experience. In addition, the other guests were also “Permit Freaks” which made my handling this addiction a lot more bearable. Would do it again in a heartbeat.” – Matthew B.
“Fishing at the Belize Permit Club with my son for the past three years has been a wonderful experience. The team at BPC is top-notch, the fishery is a true challenge, and the natural environment is spectacular – we are already planning to go back next year.” – David B.
“Perfect getaway to chase permit. A gem to go to in Belize.” – Jim L.
“If you want to catch a permit this is the place to go. The staff was very friendly and the food was mainly local and very tasty. Yellow dog advertises it as basic accommodations so I was pleased to find that the lodge was so comfortable. That added to the trip but the permit fishing is the reason you’re here. The flats are outstanding and you will get your shots. Many more than I expected. Micheal was an outstanding guide. He knows these flats and will find you fish. He’s calm and helpful, even when you’re not calm. Got my first permit this trip and I’ll be back for more.” – Bob L.
“This trip to Belize Permit Club got me addicted to Permit fishing and I can’t wait to go back.” – Grady E.