Meet the beauties and variety of Belizean marine life with Captain Nato. Captain Nathaniel (Nato) Verde has over 20 years of experience as a fishing guide and he’s also a native in the biggest fishing community of Belize. He will take you fishing on the northern side of the island and partly central Belize, which include inland lagoons, rivers, reefs, and wadeable flats.

Capt. Nato will take you fishing on his 24’ flats boat, newly built in 2017. There’s enough space for 2 guests to fish in comfort. The boat is powered by a 60 HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots. She also has a poling platform, coolers, and a live bait tank.

You can fish the saltwater flats for Tarpon, Permit, and Bonefish, backcountry for Snook, or go in the second largest barrier reef of the world for Snapper, Jack Crevalle, and Barracuda. You can do spinning or fly fishing, just inform the captain in advance to check if he can supply fishing equipment.

The trip also includes snorkeling equipment upon request, lunch, water, and other soft drinks. After the trip, he will clean and fillet your catch. The only thing you need to prepare in advance is your fishing license.

Whether you’re a novice or an experienced angler, Capt. Nato will make this trip unforgettable. Choose your trip and go fishing.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Spear fishing,conch and lobster hun
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Aug 30
    US $325
    We'll spend time in the water hunting for lobster conch and fish using spearguns or local Hawaiian sling. Captain Nato has the patience and knowledge for teaching novice adventurers on the hunt.
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Grouper (Goliath)
    Goliath Grouper
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Grouper (Black)
    Black Grouper
    Jack (Horse-eye)
    Horse-eye Jack
    Snapper (Mutton)
    Mutton Snapper
    Dogfish
    Dogfish
    Crab
    Crab
    Crayfish
    Crayfish
  • Private trip
    Half Day Fly Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Aug 31
    US $350
    4 hours fishing time no lunch only pops and water.
    Targeted fish
    Bonefish
    Bonefish
    Permit
    Permit
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
  • Private trip
    Fish and snorkel up to 4 people
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Aug 31
    US $400
    Boat, fuel, guide, sodas, water, and lunch included. Fishing gear is also provided, and snorkelling gear can be rented at the shop.
  • Private trip
    Fly Fishing Full Day
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - May 31
    US $495
    full day fishing includes boat, fuel, guide sodas, water, and lunch also (if the fishing gear is needed we provide it) but it's only 2 people per boat.
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Bonefish
    Bonefish
    Permit
    Permit
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
  • Private trip
    Reef combination 4? minimum
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Aug 31
    US $500
    Boat, guides, fuel, sodas, water, fishing gear and lunch is included snorkeling gears is rented at the shop. Lobster & conch hunting (if in season), snorkeling at the reef, reef fishing and beach ⛱️ BBQ are some of the activities we offer.
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Bonefish
    Bonefish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Permit
    Permit
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Jack (Horse-eye)
    Horse-eye Jack
    Snapper (Mutton)
    Mutton Snapper
    Grunt
    Grunt
    Crayfish
    Crayfish
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FAQs about Captain Nato

Captain Nato offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $325 per group - Spear fishing,conch and lobster hun (4 hours)
  • US $350 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Fly Fishing (4 hours)
  • US $400 per group - Fish and snorkel up to 4 people (4 hours)
  • US $495 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Fly Fishing Full Day (7 hours)
  • US $500 per group - Reef combination 4? minimum (7 hours)

When you book a trip with Captain Nato, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Snorkeling Equipment Available upon request
  • Live Bait Well
  • Spearfishing Equipment Provided or you can bring your own
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Captain Nato include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks (Water and sodas)
  • First Mate (Working for tips; $50-100 per trip)
  • Lunch
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Captain Nato offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Captain Nato offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Handline
  • Spearfishing

Top targeted fish species with Captain Nato include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Bonefish
  • Cobia
  • Jack (Horse-eye)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Permit
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Snook
  • Tarpon

Meet the Captain

Nathaniel(nato) Verde
San Pedro, Belize
2 Fishing Reports
21 Customer reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since February 2019
Captain Nathaniel was born and raised on the northern coastlines of Belize, in a community that has a rich fishing tradition. He turned out to be one of the first fishing guides of the community in 1996. After working for many fishing companies, he decided to establish his own in ambergris Caye (San Pedro) in 2006. He mostly goes fishing on the flats, channels, and mangroves.

About this listing

Targeted species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Bonefish Bonefish
Cobia Cobia
Jack (Horse-eye) Horse-eye Jack

Boat specs

Argos (Flats boat) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 60HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 28 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Handline
Spearfishing

Amenities

GPS
Snorkeling Equipment
Available upon request
Live Bait Well
Spearfishing Equipment
Provided or you can bring your own
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
Water and sodas
First Mate
Working for tips; $50-100 per trip
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 30 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
At least 6 years old
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 25% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
PayPal
Bank Transfer

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.5 / 5
out of 5 stars from 21 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (6)
Nato the teacher.
A slow day on the water
A slow day on the water
+3
Angler rating
16
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
82%
Friendly captain
94%
Recommend this charter
86%
Appropriate for children
59%
Satisfied with the boat
88%
Caught fish
85%
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Richard S.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Nato knows where the fish are

VERIFIED   NEW  Fly Fishing Full Day on April 11, 2024
Nato put me on fish on both a windy day, and a more favorable day. We caught fish, but they were skittish at times & it’s...
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Rob B.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Success!

VERIFIED   Half Day Fly Fishing on January 30, 2024
After 2 previous Bonefish hunts in Hawaii and Florida Keys with zero shots was looking forward to all Belize had to offer....
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Ted B.
Very good
4.0 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Very good
4.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
Overall

A slow day on the water

VERIFIED   Half Day Fly Fishing on February 11, 2024
Captain Nato was very helpful in rescheduling our fishing date due to weather.  He arrived at our dock about 15 min late,...
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Mike F.
San Ignacio, Belize
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half Day with Nato

VERIFIED   Half Day Fly Fishing on July 27, 2023
Nato put me on fish and got a first time saltwater fly fisherman three bone fish in a couple hours. He knew what to look for...
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Kevin B.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Awesome guide

VERIFIED   Fly Fishing Full Day on February 5, 2024
Although the bite was tough nato and his guide worked all day to get us on fish. Very knowledgeable about the local waters,...
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