Your Friendly Neighborhood Golden Dorado
Freshwater dorado, or golden dorado as they are often called, are an exceptionally unique species that are not only visually captivating, but they are among the most exciting fish to catch on the fly. They are aggressive predators that will attack streamers and give anglers a memorable and explosive battle. Buenos Aires rests along the waters of the Río de la Plata, which is one of the widest rivers in the world, and the Paraná Delta, which feeds the Río de la Plata. This system is a wondrous maze of water that is home to some exceptional fly fishing for dorado, wolfish, and other species. For those who are in Buenos Aires for just one day on the way to Patagonia, an easy 30-minute transfer puts anglers in the hands of Urban Dorado Anglers (UDA) guides who are ready to hit the water in fully-equipped skiffs. And within almost no time, anglers are casting streamers to dorado.
Food and Beverages
Urban Dorado Anglers provides a gourmet lunch and drinks to make things even more convenient and eliminate the need to pack for more than Patagonia.
Typical Length of Stay
Trips of any length can be arranged but with that said the typical length of stay is a day trip as anglers are passing through Buenos Aires to reach other destinations in Argentina.
Internet / Communications
Buenos Aires provides good cell phone coverage for anglers with international phone plans. The Internet isn’t available.
How to Get There
Getting to Argentina is not difficult. Take an easy overnight flight to Buenos Aires’ Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE) from one of several major cities in the U.S. To help ensure things run smoothly and efficiently, UDA has partnered with LOL Argentina, a tourism services company, to provide transfers to and from our fishing destinations. But LOL Argentina provides more than just a shuttle service – they help travelers navigate the airport (how to avoid long lines or deal with check-in delays), and they can make dinner reservations and plan evening activities in the city after a day on the water.
Arrival and Departure Details / Times
Arrival and departure times are flexible based on guests preferred method of arrival/departure.
Citizens of the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the UK, and other Western European nations do not need a visa for tourist trips of up to ninety days. You will need a valid passport and will have to fill in an ‘arrival card.’ You will then be given a tourist visa stamp for stays of thirty, sixty, or ninety days. Staple the duplicate of your arrival card into your passport as you will need it to leave the country. If you lose it, it’s rarely a serious problem, but you’ll have to fill out a new form at border control. Upon entering the country, you will also be given a customs declaration form. Duty is not charged on used personal effects, books, and other articles for non-commercial purposes, up to a value of US $300. Make sure you declare any valuable electronic items such as laptop computers, as customs officers can be suspicious that you may be bringing them into the country to sell.
Yellow Dog can assist with travel logistics required for your trip and can recommend you to a preferred travel agent who can help you book airline tickets, hotels, transfers, trip insurance, and other travel needs. Contact us at 888-777-5060 for more information.
We provide a world-class fishing experience, and we make things easy for out-of-town guests. Depending on the arrangements needed, we will either pick guests up in the city or have a driver pick them up at the airport to bring them to the marina or a private estancia.
Depending on conditions, we fish nearby island chains that are scattered throughout the Paraná Delta and Rio de la Plata. We also guide at nearby estancias, with exclusive UDA private access to the best sections of the lower Paraná River and its tributaries. The waters of the region are incredibly unique, giving anglers a wide range of settings and habitats to fish. From casting streamers off the bow of a skiff to wet wading the rivers, there are many ways to fish these waters.
Boats and Equipment
UDA programs provide anglers with all necessary high-quality fishing equipment for the day. All skiffs have UDA-customized casting platforms and are powered by Yamaha 90 hp engines and Minn Kota IPILOT electric motors. High-end 8wt and 9wt fly fishing rods and corresponding reels are supplied along with RIO warm water floating fly lines.
Leaders are usually as long as the rod and finished with a foot of wire. Argentine-tied selection of fly patterns for all the species targeted is supplied as well.
Rates and Terms
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. Trips of any length can be arranged, so please call Yellow Dog for details and custom package pricing.
Buenos Aires Day Trip Program (Rio Parana Delta)
$950 per boat, per day (1 to 3 anglers)
Buenos Aires Multi-Day Extension Programs:
Rio Parana Delta Lodge Program
Double Occupancy Rates
1 Nights / 2 Fishing Days = $1,200.00 per person
2 Nights / 3 Fishing Days = $1,800.00 per person
Single Occupancy Rates
1 Nights / 2 Fishing Days = $2,200.00
2 Nights / 3 Fishing Days = $2,800.00
Uruguay – Rio Uruguay Winery Lodge Program
Double Occupancy Rates: 2 Nights / 3 Fishing Days = $2,400.00 per person
Single Occupancy Rates: 2 Nights / 3 Fishing Days = $3,400.00
Uruguay – Rio Negro Lodge Program
Double Occupancy Rates: 3 Nights / 3 Fishing Days = $2,800.00 per person
Single Occupancy Rates: 3 Nights / 3 Fishing Days = $3,800.00
UDA Buenos Aires & Full Uruguay Program
(3 Lodges: 7 nights/7 fishing days):
Double Occupancy Rates: 7 Nights / 7 Fishing Days = $5,200.00 per person
Single Occupancy Rates: 7 Nights / 7 Fishing Days = $6,200.00
- Transfers to and from the hotel in Buenos Aires, Aeroparque Domestic Airport (AEP) or Ezeiza International Airport (EZE)
- Fully guided fishing
- Gourmet Lunch
- Beverages including beer, wine, and alcohol
- Accommodations and meals at all lodges
- Fishing license
- All terminal tackle (including leaders, tippets, and flies)
- Fishing equipment (including rods, reels, lines)
- Internet and Cell Phone service
What’s Not Included:
- Gratuities for guides and lodge staff
Urban Dorado Anglers (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
TERMS AND CONDITIONS – CANCELLATIONS
A non-refundable deposit of 50% per person is due within 10 days of booking for all lodging and fishing packages, and final payment if due 90 days prior to arrival. For cancellations, all deposits and payments are non-refundable. In no event will the lodge or Yellow Dog be responsible for any cancellation of services or operations due to inclement weather, any event of force majeure, airline delays, flight cancellations, or any other reason beyond the control of the lodge. The lodge will not refund payments in the event of poor weather, or if arrival flights are cancelled or airline connections are missed. Additionally, the lodge and Yellow Dog are not responsible for covering costs associated with alternative travel arrangements including flights, hotels, meals or any other expenses incurred. For all of these reasons, and because of the no refund and no credit policy, Yellow Dog strongly recommends that anglers and guests purchase travel insurance and full coverage for your trip. If a cancelled package is resold by either the lodge or by Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures, then a full refund will be issued minus a $100.00 per person fee charged by Yellow Dog. Receipt of deposit and/or final payment is acknowledgment that registrant has read and accepts the deposit, cancellation, refund and responsibility clauses for these packages. Once again, Yellow Dog strongly recommends that anglers and guests purchase travel insurance all Argentina packages.
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 2% convenience fee for all American Express credit card transactions, and a 3% convenience fee for Visa, MasterCard and Discover 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.