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Hardcore Fishing Charters – 31'

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!



About the Captain

Erwin Westby
Placencia, Belize
10 Fishing Reports
18 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since December 2014
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!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Bonefish Bonefish
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Permit Permit
Sailfish Sailfish

Snook Snook
Tarpon Tarpon
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Cape Horn (Center console) originally built in 2012. Powered by 2 250HP Yamaha engines.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Fly Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

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.

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Customer Reviews

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George T.
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Inner Reef on 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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Pelagic trip with Family

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Inner Reef on 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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Texans in Belize!!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Inner Reef on 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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Beware of the full moon

Full Day Trip – Outer Reef on 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   Full Day Trip – Inner Reef on July 19, 2016
best fishing and great time
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FAQs about Hardcore Fishing Charters – 31'

Hardcore Fishing Charters – 31' offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,100 per group - Full Day Trip – Inner Reef (9 hours)
  • $1,350 per group - Full Day Trip – Outer Reef (9 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - Full Day Trip – Pelagics (Atolls) (9 hours)

When you book a trip with Hardcore Fishing Charters – 31', you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Hardcore Fishing Charters – 31' include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks (Soft drinks and water)
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License (They need two weeks notice to purchase it)
  • Lunch
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Hardcore Fishing Charters – 31' offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Hardcore Fishing Charters – 31' offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Fly Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Hardcore Fishing Charters – 31' include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Bonefish
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Permit
  • Sailfish
  • Snook
  • Tarpon
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo