Belize Fishing and Fly Fishing

You’ll be in good company booking your Belize Fishing stay at our boutique hotel. We are a favorite among serious anglers visiting San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize and we think you’ll agree once you’ve enjoyed our hospitality.

Located on Boca del Rio beach, we are within easy walking distance of downtown San Pedro.  We are also right door to the world famous Wayo’s Beach Bar.

To ensure an enjoyable fishing vacation, we are partnered with some of the best Belize fishing guides on the island. We want to ensure you enjoy world-class fly fishing while staying with us. World-class fly fishing in Belize is only now being discovered by anglers, offering the ultimate dream of the Grand Slam, which is tarpon, bonefish, and permit.

Classic Tarpon Flats, Lagoons, Reef, etc.

The shallow waters of Belize contain the only classic tarpon flats beside South Florida. These flats are renowned for providing you with the chance to catch tarpon 12 months a year.

You can also enjoy …

  • fishing in the lagoons for snook and ladyfish,
  • casting the reef for barracuda and kingfish,
  • going beyond the reef for wahoo and tuna, or
  • trolling the bottom for grouper and snapper.

Woman holding a fish caught while fishing in Belize

Belize Fishing Season

Bonefish have been the main target of flats’ fishermen for over 30 years. The coveted bonefish are here in equal numbers throughout the year with no clearly preferable season for bonefishing.

Belize bonefishing season is from April through October.

While wading through the open flats, you will typically see large schools of bonefish giving a unique opportunity for new anglers to learn the basics of the sport. Bonefish populate the flats and mangrove-lined lagoons on the interior of the Belize Atolls. They are frequently larger and take flies more willingly than most ocean side fish; while they tend to be on the move, which makes casting accuracy more compelling.

Belize has ocean-side flats that are some of the most scenic flats in the world.

Permit are the main target of many saltwater sportsmen and Belize has gained a distinction as the permit capital of the world. Permit are here throughout the year, albeit permit fishing tends to be more likely when the principal winds are consistent – ordinarily in the spring, winter and summer. Still, some of the best permit fishing Belize can occur in the fall if the weather is right. Considered hunting as much as it is fishing, permit offer a novel challenge and many anglers have rejoiced in their first-ever permit catch here in Belize.

Permit are usually found solo or in small groups on the flats and throughout the atolls and the Reefs, although you may also see schools of permit in shallow waters. Permit fishing is often done in a poled skiff or in the wadeable ocean-side flats. Fly Fishing in Saltwater magazine named Belize one of the 10 best permit destinations on Earth, in 2007.

Tarpon are considered by many to be the ultimate challenge of saltwater fly fishing. Resident Tarpon can be found year round and Belize’s migratory tarpon season occurs from April to October. The prime tarpon catching months are June through August. Tarpon occupy the channels, creeks, and lagoons with most tarpon caught weighing 60-90 pounds, some come in the 100-150 pound range and there are a few monsters at close to 200 pounds.
May through early September are regarded as the best fishing months in Belize as there are large numbers of all three fish. Summer temperatures hover in the mid-90s and there is a uniform trade wind that ordinarily makes the weather comfortable.

Another popular sports fish is the snook, which can often be found in the mangrove creeks or the several atolls.

Barracuda, an acrobatic and underrated game fish, are another favorite sports fish that is present throughout the year. Some fishermen prefer to troll a fly for them and can be seen casting on the flats for them or may cast poppers into some of the deeper holes in the reef.

There are also some local reef fish such as grouper, snapper, and jacks that are also plentiful year-long. This is often exciting saltwater fishing with either spinning gear or a fly rod.

Wading sportsmen can catch jacks and snappers by casting deceiver patterns or poppers into the reef surf. Spending a few hours pursuing other fish can be fun and often very rewarding.

Belize Fishing Pricing (USD)

Prices include tour guide and your boat ride.

Half Day (4 hours)  –  $350-$400

Full Day (8 hours)  –  $425-$475

Half Day (4 hours)  –  $350-$400

Belize Fishing Regulations

To fish in Belize you’ll need a license. Licenses can be purchased in advance online through CoastalZoneBelize.org or by calling 223-0719.

Licenses may also be purchased on the island upon your arrival.