The Jewel of Central America
GTFlyfishing is very proud to present our latest and perhaps finest destination.
It is now possible to experience completely untouched and perhaps a few unfished areas, at this amazing destination in one of the most beautiful countries in Central America, Belize, formerly known as British Honduras, is a Caribbean country located on the northeastern coast of Central America. Belize is bordered on the north by Mexico, on the east by the Caribbean Sea, and on the south and west by Guatemala. It has an area of 22,970 square kilometres and a population around 420,000 inhabitant. Its mainland is about 290 km long and 110 km wide. It has the lowest population and population density in Central America.
Belize’s abundance of terrestrial and marine species and its diversity of ecosystems gives it a key place in the significant Mesoamerican Biological Corrido, The area acts as a natural land bridge from South America to North America, which is important for species who use the bridge in migration. Due to the extensive and unique habitat types, the Mesoamerican contains somewhere between 7 and 10% of the world’s known species, Belize is truly a unique and unforgettable experience
The beautiful Jaguar.
There are only a few places left in the world, unharmed by tourism’s and overfishing, the area which we will discover is located on the Placencia Peninsula, and the areas are sparsely populated with not much more than small fishing villages, a true fly fishing paradise. In this area it is primarily Bonefish, Permit and Tarpon we are searching for, with a reasonable chance of a Grand Slam.
Placencia is surrounded by the most amazing untouched mangrove forests which is teeming with all kinds of wonderful wild life and of course big Tarpons. We will explore uninhabited islands and we will be sigt fishing for tailing Bonefish and Permit on endless flats in some of the most captivating picture perfect sceneries imaginable.
The ride. SIRUS is an exclusive live-aboard, a beautiful and well-sailed 53-foot Hatteras yacht. SIRUS is a strong motor yacht with a 900hp newly renovated engine, built in 1984 and was completely renovated and overhauled in 2019/2020. Our aim is to offer you a comfortable and unforgettable time on board. The Motor yacht offers two guest cabins, each for a maximum of two guests, with its own bath and shower in each cabin, a small cozy galley, a modern salon to relax and a huge fly bridge lounge area to share your experiences of the day and of course to enjoy local specialties and cold drinks.
The ride. SIRUS
The guides we work with are all local, born and raised in small fishing villages on the Placencia. They often come from families with long lines of fishing traditions and they have spent their whole childhood learning how to ride a skiff, read the waves, and they have amazing abilities to see fish in the water, and they themselves are skilled fly fisher with many years of experience and are happy to show you some local secrets.
Arrival at Belize International Airport, we will be picked up at the airport by a minibus that will transport us to Placencia, the bus ride takes about 3 hours, the trip goes through the country where we get a glimpse of Belize’s. And the beautiful and diverse habitat the country have to offer. On arrival at Placencia we are picked up by our host and transported to Placencia Caye Island (3min boat ride only), where the SIRUS is docked. We will board the mothership and have a drink and get ready for our adventure. The first night we dined at a small cozy restaurant called Placenica Yacht Club
In the morning, at first light, the mothership will leave towards the first fishing locations, It always depends on the weather, wind and tides where we are sailing to, the travel time to the locations is be between one and four hours, If some guests like to stay on the yacht during the ride to the anchorage place is it possible, but to give the guest the maximum of fishing time our guides will pick them up at Placencia Caye after breakfast, and take us in advance. Lunch package and drinks will be given on the way. At sunset we return at the yacht.
The next 3 to days 8
We be fishing all day long with the guides on different spots. The yacht might change position while we are fishing, depending on the wind and tide and in consultation with ours guides, who will bring us to the new anchor place of the mothership. In the end of the day. Breakfast and dinner is always on board the mothership, lunch can variate from on mothership or lunch package for the day, depending on the wind, tide and the locations.
The Last of day fishing. We will fish all day with our guides and will be brought to Placencia Caye in the late afternoon. During the day mothership will cruise back to its home port. This way we take advantage of the time on the last day, and get a maximum of fishing time. The last evening we will dined at the Placenica Yacht Club restaurant. If there should be any of us who want to stay on the mothership on the way back to the home port, is of course fine, they could also have a half day fishing, or they can just enjoy some cool drinks on the sundeck.
Departure Day. Depending on our flight schedule. Skiff transfer back to Placencia Main Pier, where the minibus will be waiting and bring us straight to Belize International Airport, and we will catch your flights back home.
The season runs from March to June, but you can fish all year round.
There are tree participants per trip.
The price includes:
- All International flights.
- All ground transfers and domestic flights.
- Full accommodation on the mothership.
- Beer, Rum, coffee and cookies after fishing.
- 8 full day of Guided Fly Fishing with skiffs.
- Fly fishing license and park fees.
- And gratitudes.
The price excludes:
- Travel/Trip insurance.
- We strongly recommend that our clients purchase a Travel/Trip insurance.
Due to the Covid-19 situation around the world, GTFlyfishing has decided as per August 1st 2020 to guarantee one hundred percent refund of your payments to GTFlyfishing or the possibility to move your trip to an other date in case of the authorities of Belize decides to close down their country for foreigners due to Covid-19. This guarantee applies if the closedown is announced between one month and 24 hours before your departure day.