Sur Reel – Big Buoy Fishing

Do you want to experience a tropical vacation and still have reel-screaming action? Now you can, with Big Buoy Fishing. Captain Eric Goetz will put you on the hottest bluewater bite off the coast of Guatemala while providing you with premier lodgings.

You’ll embark on your angling adventure on board his 31’ Bertram offshore sportfisherman, the “Sur Reel”. She was originally launched in 1970 and, like a fine wine, has only gotten better with age. The vessel was fully rejuvenated in 2014 – you can expect modern amenities combined with old-school quality. You can bring 5 of your fishing buddies with you out into the offshore waters.

Sur Reel is fully equipped for serious sportfishing; everything on board is there to give you an edge over your prey. The captain will navigate from the flybridge and spot topwater fish. You can drop outriggers when trolling, they’ll allow you to wet more lines at once. Once you get a strike, make sure to strap in the onboard fighting chair – the fish you’ll target are tough fighters!

Prestigious pelagic predators are your main targets with Capt. Eric. You can go after Blue Marlin, Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and whatever else takes the bait. You can keep all fish for yourself unless they’re Billfish – those are catch and release only.

After a full day of fishing, you’ll retreat to the comfortable lodge. King-sized beds, a pool, 9 rooms, 11 bathrooms, and tasty home-cooked food – it’s all in place so you can rest up before the next day on the water! Fishing takes place between 7 AM and 5 PM every day.

Whether you want to treat yourself to a vacation with your friends or introduce your family to fishing in comfort, Big Buoy Fishing is the way to go! Book a trip today and make the first step to your next favorite fishing and vacation destination.

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  • Private trip
    2 Days – 3 Nights Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    2 Day Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    price breakdown
    This trip will include two days of fishing and 3 nights of lodging. You'll experience an all-inclusive service while going after Mahi Mahi, Marlin, Sailfish, and Tuna.
  • Private trip
    3 Days – 4 Nights Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    3 Day Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    price breakdown
    This package includes 3 days of fishing and 4 nights of lodging. Enjoy yourself at the all-inclusive lodge as you spend your days fishing for Billfish, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and whatever else takes the bait.
  • Private trip
    4 Days – 5 Nights Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Day Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    price breakdown
    This is the longest package Sur Reel offers and it's your best shot at landing a trophy! You'll fish for 4 days and have the lodge at your disposal for 5 nights. Expect to go after various Tuna, Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, and other species.
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About the Charter Operator

Big Buoy Fishing
Iztapa, Guatemala
1 Fishing Report
Member since June 2015
Captain Eric Goetz is an expert fisherman, he was passionate about fishing since he was a kid and now he has over 20 years of experience in professional fishing. He, along with his team, has refined the best techniques to fish in the open ocean. This sportsman is an expert in his field. He came to Guatemala two years ago due to the special characteristics of the country regarding the fishing conditions this country offers.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Roosterfish Roosterfish
Sailfish Sailfish

Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)

Boat Specs

Bertram (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1970, and restored in 2020. Powered by 2 260HP Yanmar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 28 knots.

31 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing


Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 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 Iztapa to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Mandatory
Disabled Accessible


Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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:
American Express
Bank Transfer