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!”

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Pelagics (Atolls)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    9 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1500
    up to 6 persons
    Travel to Glover's Reef, one of the four atolls in central America. Glover's Reef is unique for its diverse pelagic species year round. It has been a marine reserve for more than 25 years and boasts some of the most pristine waters in southern Belize. This is a truly remarkable sport fishing destination.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Outer Reef
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    9 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1350
    up to 6 persons
    This is one of our most popular charters, to the outer reef and pinnacles. 11 Blue Marlins were caught and released this summer alone. On this charter you will fish the outer barrier reef wall and the famous fisherman's pinnacle between the atoll and Gladden's spit. H.F.C. is one of the only operators that offer fishing trips to this area. Our captain and crew has been fishing this area before they could swim.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Inner Reef
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    9 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1100
    up to 6 persons
    This is one of our most flexible charters, and produces great results. You can fit many different kinds of fishing into this one package - you can go from trolling on the outer wall for Wahoo and Groupers to live bait fishing. Not enough for you? try some light tackle trolling for Barracudas and Jacks. Even finish the day off with a bit of bottom fishing - this trip is your trip.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Pacific)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jack Crevalle

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue)

Tuna (Yellowfin)

Boat Specs

31 ft
6 persons

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing


Life Jackets
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included
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.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

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: 5 hours
Response rate: 82%

Placencia Fishing Calendar

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.











Fished November 10, 2016
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best fishing and great time

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

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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