High-End Accommodations in Rich Saltwater Fly Fishing Grounds
Victoria House is a luxurious Belize Resort located roughly two miles south of the town on San Pedro on Ambergris Caye. This 42-room retreat is the definition of a relaxing luxury Belizean beach vacation. Ambergris Caye is the largest island in Belize and has much to offer, including tempting restaurants and nightlife, adventurous excursions, and the opportunity to relax on the beach. However, the highlight is the world-class saltwater flats fishing for the “Big Three”: bonefish, permit, and tarpon. Belize is the perfect destination for first-time saltwater anglers, seasoned veterans, couples and families alike. The Victoria-House offers a great program for the traveling angler looking to experience Belize in style and luxury.
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, beach combing, 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 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.
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 Belize City
- Round-trip air transfers between Belize City and Ambergris Caye
- Bar tab at the resort
- Gratuities for guides and staff
- Spa service
- Additional non-angling tours