Hardcore Fishing Charters - 31 ft

HFC Dock, Sunset Point
Placencia, Belize

Hardcore Fishing Charters (HFC) is one of the only charter operators in the area that offer and promote catch and release of most species of fish. Unless fish is on your menu for dinner, they prefer to let them live to be caught and released another day.

All the fishing guides at Hardcore are third and fourth generation fishermen who know the Belizean waters and the full stretch of the barrier reef like the backs of their hands. Don’t worry - they will find the fish! They offer deep sea fishing for Blue Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi (Dorado), Wahoo, and Tuna. They also do reef fishing for Wahoo, King Mackerel, Barracuda, Groupers and different species of Jacks. On their smaller boat (check out their other listing on FishingBooker), they offer flats fishing for Bonefish, Tarpon, and Permit ,and lagoon fishing for Tarpon, Snook, Jacks, and Snappers.

Hardcore Fishing Charters offer a professional service with a friendly attitude, in the capable hands of some of the most experienced guides in this hemisphere.

“At H.F.C. we don’t just fish, we are family!”

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About this listing

Boat Specs
31 ft
6 persons
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing
Air Conditioning
Multimedia System
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Spearfishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Ice Box
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Soft Drinks and Watter
First Mate
Fishing License
we need two weeks notice to purchase it.
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Placencia to departure site is available and included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

10% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, PayPal.

About the Captain

Erwin Westby
Placencia, Belize
Member since December 2014
Capt Erwin Westby grew up in a small fishing village (placencia). He began fishing commercially at the early age of 15, to pay his way through school in Belize which led him to pursue being an international captain. He studied in Texas at the US coastguard school (Hudson Marine) where he obtained his 100 tonnes license, after which he started working on private yachts and became captain of a 61 viking. Traveled the world and did many fishing tournaments, now back home to where it all started!!
Response time: 2 hours
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars from 5 reviews

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Fished 3 full days with Hardcore and was very satisfied. Caught lot’s of fish all days and even had some tarpon excitement. Also got lobster and a big crab which we ate at our resort. 31’ boat one day and 23’ the other two days. Great captains. Had a blast. We caught grouper, barracuda, mackeral,  tuna, snappers. Ate fish two nights in resort. Would reccormend to anyone.











George Taylor  • Fished November 10, 2016
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best fishing and great time

Richard W. Gonzales, Sr.  • Fished July 19, 2016
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Had an amazing time fishing with HFC in Belize. Mike was great to work with and Captain Erwin puts us on some fish.. We landed the biggest Barracuda we have ever caught… A trip of a life time for these boys and girls from Texas.. Thanks to all

Brian Oconnor  • Fished June 20, 2016
Erwin Westby (The Captain)
Replied to this review on June 27, 2016

Brian, thanks for coming with us we had a blast with your group and look forward to seeing you all again.  We are still talking about that hog you caught..

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