Hardcore Fishing Charters – 31'

Sunset Pointe
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!

You’ll embark on this angling excursion on board their 31’ Cape Horn center console. Her design allows for 6 anglers to fish at the same time, all around the boat. She’s powered by twin 250 HP Yamaha engines that’ll get you on top of the fish in no time.

They offer deep sea fishing for Blue Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Tuna. They also do reef fishing for Wahoo, King Mackerel, Barracuda, Groupers and different species of Jacks.

The charter also runs a smaller boat, where they offer flats fishing for Bonefish, Tarpon, and Permit, as well as lagoon fishing for Tarpon, Snook, Jacks, and Snappers. Click on the captain’s picture below to explore this alternate offer.

Book a trip with Hardcore Fishing Charters today and make the first step towards this Belizean fishing adventure!


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 their most popular charters, to the outer reef and pinnacles. On this charter, you will fish the outer barrier reef wall and the famous fisherman's pinnacle between the atoll and Gladden's spit. Hardcore Fishing Charters is one of the only operators that offer fishing trips to this area. Their captain and crew have 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
    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 Barracuda and various 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)
Bonefish
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jack Crevalle

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue)
Permit
Sailfish

Snook
Tarpon
Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Length
31 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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

Payment

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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal

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
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Captain 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 Coast Guard school (Hudson Marine) where he obtained his 100-ton license, after which he started working on private yachts and became captain of a 61' Viking. He's traveled the world and did many fishing tournaments, now he's back home to where it all started!
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4.80
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George Taylor
Weslaco, Texas
 5.00
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Full day

VERIFIED   November 10, 2016
Fished 3 full days with Hardcore and was very satisfied. Caught lot’s of fish all days and even had some tarpon excitement....
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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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Pelagic trip with Family

VERIFIED   May 30, 2015
Had a great time with this outfit. We caught lots of fish and they took us some really nice reefs to snorkel with me and my...
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Brian Oconnor
Serbia
 5.00
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Texans in Belize!!

VERIFIED   June 20, 2016
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...
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John Re
Monomoy Island, Massachusetts
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Beware of the full moon

March 9, 2015
My friend and I are avid hardcore fisherman who understand some days fish don’t bite, but never thought that would happen...
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Fishing in beleize with hardcore

VERIFIED   July 19, 2016
best fishing and great time
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