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Now is your chance to book your next trip with the confidence that your reservations and your trip payments will be protected against future Covid-19 cancellations and uncertainties!
As it has always been, the safety and security of our clients and traveling anglers remain Yellow Dog’s highest priority. We are doing everything we can to ensure your travel safety and provide maximum flexibility as countries begin re-opening and the Covid-19 situation continues to change. To ease the uncertainty about future Covid-19 travel and fishing plans, we are introducing a new level of protection for your destination angling investments in the months ahead: special terms with reduced deposits and more flexible cancellation policies!
High-End Accommodations in Rich Saltwater Fly Fishing Grounds
With 42 varied accommodations, the Victoria House is a mid-sized exclusive Belize Resort that has retained a casual ambiance and outstanding staff making it famous for its authentic Belizean experience. All of the Casitas, Plantation rooms, Suites, and Private Villas are located in a lush tropical garden setting with tall swaying palms and sweeping views of the reef and white sand beach. Some accommodations such as the Beachfront Villas and Rainforest Suite, are just steps from the waters of the Caribbean. Their Plantation Rooms and Casitas are set slightly further back from the beach but still offer great beach views. Their newest addition is the Infinity section which contains three Luxury Villas and four Infinity Suites and an infinity pool. This section is set slightly further back from the beach but still offers great beach views.
Food and Beverages
The restaurant and dining room at Victoria House specializes 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 supplied by your guide. Each evening, dinners take place in the gorgeous main dining room with a new menu and daily specials.
Typical Length of Stay
Victoria House can accommodate any length of 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, beachcombing, trips to San Pedro, bicycling, and more. Amenities at the lodge include two infinity swimming pools, a large indoor/outdoor bar area, complimentary Wi-Fi, satellite TV (in certain rooms), bicycles, and sea kayaks. The Lodge can also organize water and land taxies for trips around the island or a run into town.
Wi-Fi is available free of charge for guests. Guests are encouraged to bring their own laptop or PDA to access the internet. Depending on your service plan, some cell phones will also work at the lodge and on Ambergris.
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
It is best to arrive into 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 Ambergris. Your round-trip flights from Belize International Airport to Ambergris Caye are not included in your trip package. On your departure day, you can book a return international flight at any time, as flights from Ambergris back to the International Airport begin as early as 7:00 AM and run every 30 minutes.
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 web site for Belize to obtain more information. https://belize.usembassy.gov/information_for_travelers.html
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.
While staying at Victoria House, numerous fishing options are available. Anglers can fish for bones along the many tidal flats and mangroves, or fish the Barrier Reef for larger species. Large permit can be found on deepwater flats while schools of smaller permit can be targeted between many of the mangrove islands. Perhaps the most popular fishing at Victoria House, however, is the sight fishing for tarpon.
Offering the largest “classic” tarpon flats in the world aside from South Florida, Ambergris is one of the few spots in the Caribbean where tarpon can be sight fished year-round. Resident schools of tarpon (20 to 80 pounds) roam the broad flats 12 months a year, and larger migratory tarpon – (100 to the 200-pound range) – arrive in strong numbers during the late spring and early summer months. It is also possible to find other species such as snook in the mangroves, large jacks cruising the flats, snapper, and barracuda. 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. Most guides also offer top-of-the-line loaner gear and equipment, which is included in the cost of the overall package. Guides also supply all flies and terminal tackle.
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.
Due to the detailed nature of Victoria House’s numerous accommodation options and the many activities and add-ons available, all package rates will be customized per guest. Please call Yellow Dog for details and full pricing.
Depending on your reservation, most packages booked through Yellow Dog includes all lodging, all guided fishing with a professional Ambergris Caye – guide, breakfast, lunch, and dinner, airport transfers on Ambergris Caye, use of bicycles and golf carts, and all taxes and service charge.
What’s Not Included:
- International flights to and from Belize City
- Round-trip air transfers between Belize City and Ambergris Caye
- Bar tab while at the resort
- Gratuities for fishing/tour guides and resort staff
- Spa services
- Additional non-angling tours
Victoria House (Ambergris Caye, Belize)
TERMS AND CONDITIONS – CANCELLATIONS
A deposit of 50% per person is due within 10 days of booking to hold both space and guides on all packages. No space or guides will be held without receipt of deposit. Full pre-payment is due 90 days prior to date of trip. All cancellations must be received in writing, sent to Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures, LLC. Yellow Dog strongly recommends that anglers and guests purchase travel insurance for your trip. Victoria House and the fishing guides that work with these trip packages will not refund payments in the event of a hurricane or poor weather, for delays due to airlines, or for unused portions of any package.
- For all room and resort packages at the Victoria House, cancellations received outside of 90 days prior to arrival will receive a full refund.
- Cancellations received between 60 to 90 days prior to arrival will forfeit 25% of final payment.
- Cancellations received within 45 to 60 days of arrival will forfeit 50% of final payment.
- Any cancellation received inside of 45 days of arrival will result in forfeiture of all monies received.
For guided fishing days associated with all Yellow Dog Victoria House packages, both deposits and refunds are non-refundable. Prior to 90 days from date of trip, 100% of deposit/final payment may be transferred to another date (within the next year) or angler. For cancellations received between 45 – 90 days prior to arrival, 50% of package may be transferred to another date or angler. Cancellations received inside of 45 days will result in forfeiture of all monies received. All cancellations or trip date adjustments have a $100.00 per person processing fee charged by Yellow Dog Flyfishing. 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.
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.
Yellow Dog Client Reviews
“Incredible trip. This was our honeymoon, so it was not the typical fishing trip. Yellow Dog helped us pick a spot that was very tailored towards a honeymoon but we were able to pair that with great fishing to provide some activity & see the waters around the area. We were able to use the spa a couple of times on our trip, which helped us relax & make it feel like we were on a very special trip that was not ordinary. Rojo was our fishing guide & was a fantastic guide & great for a couple who has limited experienced with salt water fishing. Meredith, my wife, had a blast with Rojo & he kept things light and fun. The food and accommodations at Victoria House were excellent & as we rode around the island, I got the feeling that we had picked the best place to stay. Views were great & we had a hard time leaving.” – Jordan G.
“Had a wonderful trip. I wouldn’t hesitate to use Yellow Dog again.“ – Joan S.
“I wanted a destination where the fishing was good. But also a place I could take my wife where there would be comfortable, safe surroundings for her to enjoy while I was out fishing. Victoria House/ Flyfishing with George hit the spot.” – Mike T.
“Victoria House is wonderful! We will definitely return for a 3rd visit as soon as we can. We are learning the ropes with the fishing part and this trip was a learning experience. Yellow Dog did a great job in handling our issues with the guide not showing up. Thank you!“ – Kelly T.
“This trip, including the lodging, staff, location, guides, and fishing exceeded our expectations. I caught bonefish and a beautiful tarpon. I had multiple shots at permit, however, they were all refusals (they call them black-tailed devils for a reason). The people of Ambergris Caye and San Pedro are wonderful – they are friendly, helpful, and we always felt safe.” – Francis M.
“It was our favorite trip to date.” – Eric B.