Placencia Fishing Charters - 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 90 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.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Inner/Outer Reef
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $750
    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.
  • Private trip
    Hook&Cook!
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    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!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Fly Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $450
    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.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Inner Reef
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    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. You'll even have the chance to go snorkeling and experience first-hand the marine life around you. When fishing, try bottom fishing, trolling, kite fishing, popping, and even spearfishing to make your catch. Trips are broken up with a delicious lunch.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inner Reef (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $350
    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
    Half Day Trip – Inner Reef (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $350
    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.
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About the Charter Operator

Placencia Fishing Charters
Placencia, Belize
10 Customer Reviews
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Member since January 2019
Captain Edlin Leslie Jr., owner and operator of Placencia Fishing Charters has now teamed up with his son Deshawndre and other Placencia local fishermen to share the essence of his heritage! Edlin Leslie Jr. is a 4th Generation Placencia Fisherman. His love and passion for fishing is a testament to the commitment of the legacy of his dad, grandfather and great grandfather. 

Edlin’s experience of the sea, when compared to those of his generation,​ is unsurpassed!!! 
Edlin Jr. 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. 

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

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Permit Permit

Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Yellowtail) Snapper (Yellowtail)
Tarpon Tarpon
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Fiberglass (Angler) originally built in 2000. Powered by a 90HP 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
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Spearfishing Equipment
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 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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 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 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Full day fishing and snorkeling with Captain Edlin Leslie
Full day fishing and snorkeling with Captain Edlin Leslie
Full day fishing and snorkeling with Captain Edlin Leslie
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Catch intended fish
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Jon C.
Belize
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Fishing with Edlin

VERIFIED   Hook&Cook! on March 2, 2021
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Paul W.
Bismarck, North Dakota
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February fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Inner Reef on February 8, 2021
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November fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Inner Reef on November 25, 2020
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Breean R.
San Ignacio, CY
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Half day inner reef with Captain Edlin

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inner Reef (AM) on March 13, 2020
Had a great half day trip, fishing was a little slow to start so the captain changed things up to give us a better shot at...
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Stephen D.
Belize City, BZ
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Full day trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inner Reef (AM) on March 3, 2020
The trip was great. Went for king mackerel for half the day to no luck, but they wouldn’t let us go home empty handed. Went...
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FAQs about Placencia Fishing Charters - Edlin

Placencia Fishing Charters - Edlin offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip – Inner Reef (AM) (4 hours)
  • $350 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip – Inner Reef (PM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $450 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip – Fly Fishing (8 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip – Inner Reef (8 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Hook&Cook! (8 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip – Inner/Outer Reef (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Placencia Fishing Charters - Edlin, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Spearfishing Equipment
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Placencia Fishing Charters - Edlin include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Caught during the trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License
  • Lunch (On Full Day Trips)
  • Fly Fishing Equipment (Penn and Rapala)

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

Placencia Fishing Charters - 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 - Edlin include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Bonefish
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Permit
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Tarpon
  • Wahoo