Belize Sport Fishing

Fly Fishing - Night Fishing - Reef Fishing - Spin Casting

Sport Fishing

Belize has some very exciting sports fishing!   Whether you are a seasoned angler or a novice looking to gain more skills, the Green Horizons Flats Fishing Guides know where the fish live, the secret places along the coast where the fish like to hide, and, there are lots of them!  The Permit, Bonefish and Tarpon are catch and release…if you can!   The Snooks, Snapper and Jacks are yours to take home.  Your arms may be sore at the end of the day, but you will have caught some amazing fish!   You won’t be disappointed!

These charters are full fishing days, and a night fishing option, ideal for 1 or 2 anglers, of any skill level.  If you are new to sport fishing, we would love to help you get ready and share what we know.   We are looking for the sporty fish – the Snooks, Snappers, Jacks and Tarpon – and Corozal Bay and east to Ambergris is their home ground!

Some call them tackle wreckers, we call them great fishing!   There is a challenge in Belize called, the “Grand Slam” (see Fishing Info tab).  The challenge is catching.  It is catching one Permit, one Bonefish and one Tarpon all in the same day!  Novice anglers have amazing luck on their first try!

These trips begin from the pier nearest your hotel.  depending on the group, we fish from a 24-foot flats fishing boat, or our larger Miss Pleasure, cruising the coastline, watching for signs of fish! When we are ready for lunch, we stop at a sandy beach for a picnic lunch, or if we have fish, we BBQ our morning’s catch for a delicious lunch!

The Green Horizons Flats Fishing Guides know these waters and these amazing fish.   If you want to fish, we will do our best to get you up close and personal with the fish of Belize…whether it is your first fishing day or your 400th fishing day!

Here are the different types of day trips, either guided fishing or a family day on the water, we offer and the fish we look for.   These trips fill up quickly, so let us know which one is on your bucket list!

Fly Fishing/Spin Casting

This is sport fishing at its best – catch and release – if you can!   We fish for Tarpon, Bonefish and Permit and the goal is to catch one of each… we call that the “Grand Slam” (see Fishing Info/Grand Slam).  It’s challenging but it can be done!   The gear you need is listed on our Fishing Info/Our Gear tab.  Your local fly shop can help you with anything you need.

We fly fish or spin cast from a 24-foot skiff in about 2 feet of water.   Don’t be fooled by the shallow water!  These fish are very tricky and very exciting to catch!

If you are new to this type of fishing, why not give it a try for yourself? Our Guides are patient, helpful, and we want to show you how much fun this can be!

If you catch Jacks, Snappers, Groupers, or Barracudas…you got your dinner!

Included:  Full day fishing, 24-foot flats fishing boat, Lunch, Guide, Captain and crew, live bait, cooler with water (let us know what other snacks or beverages to include), safety gear.

Not Included:  Alcoholic beverages (can be requested), Gratuities.  Let us know if you need fishing gear when you get here.

Charters Persons per Boat Cost per Boat  
Fly Fishing/Spin Casting 1-2 anglers

 

$450 US

Reef Fishing / Bottom Fishing

Reef Fishing is the most popular fishing adventure for anglers of all ages.  Why?  The fish are plentiful, can be very feisty but catchable, and best of all, they are great eating!  Your day begins early from the pier nearest your hotel, and we head for the Reef. We cruise around the Inner Reef checking out the likely nooks and channels where the Snappers, Barracuda, Jacks and Groupers like to hide. Later, we may move to the leeward side of the cayes or mangroves, both great hiding spots.

The best Bottom Fishing, is found beyond the Reef or around the channels.   We are looking for Snappers and maybe Groupers!  We throw the chum overboard, let it sink to the bottom then troll for the bottom fish.   When it’s time for lunch, we can pull into a sandy beach for leisurely BBQ lunch, and a quick refreshing swim, before heading out.

Included:  Full day fishing, 24-foot skiff or the larger Miss Pleasure depending on your group. Lunch, Guide, Captain and crew, bait, cooler with water (let us know what other snacks or beverages to include), safety gear, picnic lunch or beach BBQ.

Not Included:  Alcoholic beverages (can be requested), Gratuities.  Let us know if you need help with fishing gear when

Charters Persons per Boat Cost per Boat  
Reef Fishing/Bottom Fishing

 

1 to 2  anglers max – 24’ skiff

3 to 6 anglers – Miss Pleasure.

$450 US

$800 US

you get there.  See Fishing Info tab, Our Gear and What to Bring.

Neighborhood Fishing

This is great fun for a family or a group of friends that want a casual day on the water.  For the anglers in the group, your Guide gets your lines in the water to start fishing.   For others who just want an adventure on the water, this is an amazing classroom with colorful birds, lush jungles with hanging vines and lazy iguanas.   We could possibly encounter a pod of Dolphins, or spot some Manatees and other incredible marine life.  The water is very clear and you will not be disappointed!

We board either Miss Pleasure or our 24-foot skiff (see Fishing Info/Our Gear page) at the pier nearest your hotel.  The Guides will know what to look for and tell you when to have your camera ready! Some of the best spots are around Cerros Peninsula, the New River, Laguna Seca near Orchid Bay or east along the coast toward Sarteneja.

At lunchtime, we’ll take our catch to a sandy beach for a leisure beach BBQ, and a refreshing swim. After lunch we will find a new spot to explore or may return to a good spot we found earlier. You set the pace for this day on the water. Our goal is to make it the most enjoyable special day for everyone. Let us know how your family and friends would like to spend the day, and we will get you there…the fish are free!

After lunch, we will find a new spot to explore or may return to a good spot we found earlier.   You set the pace for this day on the water.  Our goal is to make it the most enjoyable special day for everyone.

Included:  Full day fishing/cruising, Miss Pleasure, or the 24-foot skiff, Lunch, Guide, Captain and crew, bait and cooler (let us know what other snacks or beverages to include), safety gear.

Not Included:  Alcoholic beverages (can be requested), Gratuities. Let us know if you need fishing gear when you get

Charters Persons per Boat Cost Full Day  
Neighborhood Fishing 1 to 3 persons max – 24’ skiff.
4 to 6 persons, Miss Pleasure
$450 US

$750 US

here.  See Fishing Info tab, Our Gear and What you need to bring

Night Fishing

This is the perfect 4-hour finish to your day!  Night fishing is about spin casting for Tarpon which are more active at night. You can see them plainly, and what a thrill to catch them! Tarpons are catch and release, but any other fish you catch, you can take home for dinner. This is a fun trip!

We prepare the equipment and the get the boat ready earlier so we don’t disturb the fish once we get there. We head out around 4 pm to find good fishing grounds before it gets too dark. Pretty soon you will see action on the surface of the water…the tarpon are feeding! Get your line ready with a good plug or some bait and toss it in. When it gets dark, we turn the lanterns on and we show you all the tricks of fishing in the dark! We head back around 8 pm. This is great sports fishing and you can take whatever you catch home for dinner… except for the Tarpon!

See our Fishing Info page for suggestions on what to bring, and Our Gear page to see what fishing gear we use.

Included:  4-hours fishing, 24-foot flats boat, Guide, Captain and crew, Tackle, Plugs, Bait, Lights/Lanterns, Safety Gear, Cooler with water (let us know what other snacks or beverages to include). Let us know if you need fishing gear when you get here.

Not Included:  Alcoholic beverages (can be requested), Gratuities.

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Persons per Boat Cost per Boat  
Night Fishing 1 to 3 persons max $350 US.