Placencia Fishing Charters – Capt. Edlin


Placencia Fishing Charters offers every type of fishing that Belize has to offer. Whether it’s fly fishing in the flats, bottom fishing the reefs, or heading offshore for some big game fishing – this place has it all. Captain Edlin Leslie is a 4th generation local fisherman and is proud to carry on his family legacy. With saltwater in his veins, his profession doubles up as his passion, and combines to give each trip a warm, personal touch.

For such diverse waters, you’ll need a versatile boat. Fortunately, the 25’ Fiberglass angler boat does just the job. Powered by a 115 HP Yamaha four stroke engine, you’ll smoothly drift along the waters wherever you are. A light boat, she’ll navigate the shallow waters with ease, while she has plenty about her to stay steady offshore. Fitted with a 12’ canopy to protect you from the sun, she also features all the latest safety and navigational equipment.

You’ll find the latest Penn, Sedona, Daiwa, and Orvis fishing gear on board, and you’ll catch live bait as part of the journey for a full fishing experience. On the flats, ideal for fly fishing, you’ll go after every angler’s favorite, Tarpon, as well as Permit and Bonefish. Head to the reefs, and you’ll get the chance to go snorkeling among the beautiful fish. Go after delicious Snappers, Groupers, and exciting Barracudas, Amberjacks, and more. And, just 21-22 miles offshore, you can find majestic Marlin and tasty Mahi Mahi – the list goes on and on.

At the end of your trip, the captain or his first mate will clean and prepare your catch for you to bring back home or to take to a beachside restaurant. On full-day trips, of fishing and snorkeling combination you’ll be treated to a hearty meal of the day’s catch on the grill, BBQ-chicken, baked beans, roasted vegetables, Scalloped potatoes, and fresh tropical fruit. Drinks and snacks are provided only on full-day trips. Experience Belizean hospitality at its finest and get your fish on with Placencia Fishing Charters!



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  • Private trip
    Hook&Cook!
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $440
    Join Capt. Edlin on his Sea Food on the Grill Island Cook-out Special. You can choose to do either: Inner Reef (trolling or bottom fishing) or (spearfishing & lobster, couch or crab hunting (seasonal) and stop in at an island for some beach relaxation/swimming/snorkeling and for the catch of the day to be prepared on the grill for lunch. This trip is excellent for families with kids and anglers who want to catch a mix variety of Caribbean Reef Fish!
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Handline
    Spearfishing
    Trolling
    Spinning
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inner Reef (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $445
    Spend your afternoon enjoying the weather and seeing the world like never before. The vast network of reefs in Belize's Caribbean waters is home to delicious and beautiful fish, as well as other incredible marine life. Expect to find Snappers, Groupers, Amberjacks, Cobias, Barracudas, as you engage in some intense fishing and try to reel in as many fish as possible. Try bottom fishing, jigging, trolling, or even get in the water and spearfish, for a fun day out.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inner Reef (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $545
    Explore Belize's famous reefs on this 5-hour morning trip with Capt. Edlin, whose motto is "The sea is my school, the line is my heritage". These living natural habitats are home to a range of beautiful, exciting, and delicious fish, and you'll get to practice your fishing skills from the boat or by wading. You'll spend your morning going after such creatures as Snappers, Groupers, Amberjack, and more, as you try bottom fishing, jigging, and even spearfishing.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Fly Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $645
    Get ready for an incredible test of your skills as you battle it out on the fly against some incredibly tough-fighting fish. Try to lure the bite of a Tarpon, Permit, or Bonefish in the shallow waters, and then be prepared for the fight of your life. You'll receive a brief orientation at the start, before hopping aboard and starting to fish. You'll have the chance to go wade fishing, should you like, and a hearty lunch will be provided to break up the day.
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Fly Fishing
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Bonefish
    Bonefish
    Permit
    Permit
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Inner Reef
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $645
    8 hours on the seas will get you more than acquainted with Belize's beautiful and diverse Caribbean waters. After a brief orientation, you'll head off to the inner reefs where you can start fishing for exciting, beautiful, and delicious fish. When fishing, try bottom fishing, and trolling to make your catch. Please note Snorkeling is optional as an add-on at additional cost or can book combo trips which includes island use/park fees, snorkeling gears and equipment. Trip have lunch.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Inner/Outer Reef
    In demand! Last booked: 22 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $1,377
    Explore Belize's wealth of reefs on this 8-hour trip. Spend your whole day chasing exciting fish, and getting to know the beautiful underwater world. Troll, bottom fish, pop, jig, handline, and even use a spear to target your desired fish. From Snappers and Groupers, to offshore Marlin and Mahi Mahi, these waters are full of incredible fish who will dazzle you. You'll also get the chance to go snorkeling and explore the sea properly. You'll have earned your lunch during the day, not to mention your catch.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Handline
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
  • Private trip
    Deep Sea/Reef Fishing - 25ft Boat
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $1,595
    Types of fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Jigging
    Popping
    Handline
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 49 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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An Awesome Belizean Fishing Experience!!!
An Awesome Belizean Fishing Experience!!!
An Awesome Belizean Fishing Experience!!!
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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
97%
Caught fish
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Nick S.
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An Awesome Belizean Fishing Experience!!!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inner Reef (AM) on May 2, 2024
Six members of the Men From Possie group set out to have a wonderful time on a fishing expedition with Captain Edlin of Placencia...
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Jeanette H.
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Christmas fishing in paradise

VERIFIED   Hook&Cook! on December 25, 2023
I’m a 60+ single female and had the time of my life! Lincoln, my tour guide, took very good care of me. We trolled with live...
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Matthew B.
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Fishing Fanatic!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inner Reef (AM) on January 4, 2024
OK, Captian Edlin is a fishing guru, fish wishperer and all around Fishing junkie! We were well taken care of and had active...
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Scott D.
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Fishing with Edlin

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip – Inner/Outer Reef on May 29, 2024
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Diane S.
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Edlin is an amazing fisherman!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inner Reef (PM) on May 1, 2024
You will definitely catch fish with this guy!! Edlin is a pro at this! He knows his way around the water well. He is the fish...
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FAQs about Placencia Fishing Charters – Capt. Edlin

Placencia Fishing Charters – Capt. Edlin offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $220 per person - Hook&Cook! (8 hours)
  • US $445 per group, additional US $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip – Inner Reef (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $545 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip – Inner Reef (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $645 per group, additional US $650 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip – Fly Fishing (8 hours)
  • US $645 per group, additional US $75 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip – Inner Reef (8 hours)
  • US $1,377 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip – Inner/Outer Reef (8 hours)
  • US $1,595 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - Deep Sea/Reef Fishing - 25ft Boat (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Placencia Fishing Charters – Capt. Edlin, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment Provided when you book combination trips
  • Live Bait Well Live Bait Catch during the trip
  • Spearfishing Equipment Provided on Sea Food Hunting/SpearFishing Trips
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Placencia Fishing Charters – Capt. Edlin include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License
  • Lunch (On Full Day Trips)
  • Fly Fishing Equipment (Penn and Rapala)

Placencia Fishing Charters – Capt. Edlin offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Placencia Fishing Charters – Capt. Edlin offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Handline
  • Spearfishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Placencia Fishing Charters – Capt. Edlin include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Bonefish
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Permit
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Tarpon
  • Wahoo

Meet the Charter Operator

Placencia Fishing Charters
Placencia, Belize
1 Fishing Report
63 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2019
Captain Edlin Leslie Jr. has now teamed up with his son Deshawndre and other Placencia local fishermen to share the essence of his heritage! Captain Edlin Leslie Jr. is a 4th generation Placencia fisherman. His love and passion for fishing are a testament to the commitment of the legacy of his dad, grandfather, and great grandfather. 

When compared to those of his generation,​ Captain Edlin’s experience of the sea is unsurpassed! 
The captain turned his love of fishing, the thrill of the chase, and his passion for the craft into a career, versatile in the various fishing techniques from deep sea and inner reef fishing, Lobster, couch and crab hunting, to fly fishing and spin casting. He has become widely known for not just fishing but catching. 

Captain Edlin is the "born to fish kinda guy", as he loves to tackle bucket lists and loves the thrill of the chase after the big ones. A day with any of his captains is filled with fun, sun and lifelong memories.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Bonefish Bonefish
Cobia Cobia

Boat specs

Fiberglass (Center console) originally built in 2000, and restored in 2022. Powered by a 115HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 33 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Handline
Spearfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Provided when you book combination trips
Live Bait Well
Live Bait Catch during the trip
Spearfishing Equipment
Provided on Sea Food Hunting/SpearFishing Trips
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
Fishing License
Lunch
On Full Day Trips
Fly Fishing Equipment
Penn and Rapala

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 14 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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