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Belize

Garbutt's Fishing Lodge

Punta Gorda
Accommodations
Private Cabanas // Capacity - 10 Anglers
Season
Year-Round
Species
Primarily Permit With Opportunities For Tarpon, Bonefish & Snook
Ideal For
Permit-Focused Anglers
Permit Fishing in Punta Gorda, Belize with the Garbutt Brothers
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For over fifteen years, the Garbutt Brothers – Scully, Oliver, Dennis, and Eworth – have been guiding the waters from Punta Gorda, east to the Sapodilla Cayes, and north to Placencia. After years spent working for other lodges throughout the region, they finally built a fishing lodge of their own in 2008 – a centrally-located, fishing-focused operation with the best permit fishing in all of Southern Belize. Located on a small point of land on Joe Taylor Creek, the Lodge sits directly in the town of Punta Gorda. You can walk or ride a bike to several bars or restaurants, or you can wander the small fishing village, meet locals, see the sights, and take in the culture of Southern Belize.
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Lodging Details
The Main Lodge overlooks Joe Taylor Creek on the backside and the Caribbean Sea to the front. Guests will stay in one of three separate and private cabanas – each built on stilts overlooking both the creek and ocean. The rooms are spacious and clean. Basic but comfortable, each cabin features A/C, two beds, a private bath, shower, and plenty of space for your gear and equipment. Each morning and evening, guests will load onto and unload from the boats off the main deck of the Lodge – only a few feet from the nearest cabin. Every aspect of the lodge – from the location of the dock area to the rooms and the bar – is a testament to the fact that this operation was built BY anglers, FOR anglers. 

Food and Beverages
Upstairs in the Main Lodge is the Garbutt’s “Grand Slam Bar” – an eating and drinking area with great character, décor, and photos from the brothers’ years of guiding. Meals are mostly home-cooked and prepared by the Garbutt Family. Breakfast and lunch are usually taken on the boat each day, and dinner is served in the dining area or on the expansive upper deck. The menu is a combination of fresh seafood dishes and traditional Creole cuisine that includes stewed chicken, pork, rice and beans, and fresh vegetables. On some nights, guests will be taken to town to dine at one of several local restaurants. Just like the meals at the lodge, these “in town” meals are included in the package.

Typical Length of Stay
Since there are daily flights to and from Belize City to Punta Gorda, packages of any length can be arranged, and trips can start and end on any day of the week. 

Non-Angling Activities and Options
For non-anglers visiting the lodge, the Punta Gorda area and this region of Southern Belize do offer a host of activities such as biking, canoeing, bird watching, kayaking, jungle tours, snorkeling on the outer islands, visiting Mayan ruins throughout the area, reef trips, and manatee watching. The Lodge will be happy to arrange a river trip on the Rio Grande and Moho Rivers, a visit to a local Indian village, or a tour of the Nim Li Punit or Lubaantun Mayan ruins.

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 Punta Gorda area.


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