Fishing is great all along the coast of Belize, from the Port Honduras and Punta Icacos lagoon of Toledo to Rocky Point on Ambergris Caye. The waters surrounding Ambergris Caye are packed with a great variety of saltwater fish, and the island has some of the best fishing guides in the country.
Flats fishing on Ambergris Caye has remained one of the Caribbeans best-kept secrets until recently.
The extensive flats, a twenty-minute boat ride from PRV, are picture perfect. Shallow (2-6 feet) and with a whiter than normal sand bottom, these tarpon feeding grounds stretch for over fifty miles and provide the dining room for an almost unbelievable numbers of tarpon.
Peak periods on the local flats are the months of May through November, though there are fish around 355 days a year, and Winter/Spring months (February, March and April) provide excellent opportunities when the weather cooperates. More importantly, it is uncommon to encounter other a anglers once you have left the harbor area. The immense size of these flats, and the lack of fishing pressure has left these tarpon with an very aggressive nature, and they move readily to almost any properly presented fly.
Reef fishing is good year-round and takes you trolling around the island and on the reef to experience fishing at a faster, in search of snappers, jack, groupers, and barracudas. After an excellent day of fishing, your guide will clean and filet your fish. Bring them to Chef Irma and she can prepare a feast for you!
Deep sea charter fishing in Belize is available in different packages depending on the boat size and duration. There is a selection of boats used for deep sea fishing – boats between 26 to 38 feet in length and boats between 23 to 25 feet in length. The larger boats will usually have a more spacious fishing cockpit area, wider beam, more stability, a more comfortable ride and can handle large groups.