Freedom Tours - Lucky Strike

Capt. ‘Hillyboo’ Lara, the owner/ operator of Freedom Fishing Tours Unlimited, wishes to show you a premium fishing experience in San Pedro, Belize. His large fleet of custom-built boats will accommodate anglers of every level of experience and can fish the variety of waters Belize has to offer.

‘Lucky Strike’ is a 28 foot craft custom built for reef fishing in the area. Equipped with a canopy to keep you sheltered from the sun and a livewell for your live bait, the boat can navigate the reefs with ease, and has enough space on board for you to tackle some of the big catches that can be found in the local waters.

San Pedro is located very close to the reef, and you only have to travel a few minutes before you’re in 600 to 2000 feet of water. This allows you to maximize your time on your fishing trip by starting to fish almost immediately. Test your skills by tackling some of the best fighting fish in the world. A typical trip will usually involve a combination of bottom fishing and trolling, allowing you to make the most of your time on the water by trying different techniques depending on how the fish are biting on the day. While trolling, you will typically take turns fishing, the captain runs 2 to 5 lines depending on whether you’re trolling the reefs or deep sea trolling, but the whole group will be able to fish at the same time when bottom fishing.

If you’re looking for more than just a typical day or half day fishing trip you can try night fishing or go on a whole day picnic trip. Night fishing puts you in the best place to target Tarpon. Cubera Snapper, Jacks and Sharks on the reefs or on natural channels at the end of the island. If you’re hoping to catch a trophy fish this trip might put you in good stead: a record-breaking 234 pound Tarpon was caught in this area just a few years ago!

No matter if you are fishing or snorkeling, Captain Hilly Boo’s boat has a full insurance covered! There is a 12.5% government sales tax that goes with each tour.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    A full day fishing trip around the local reefs located very close to the island. Fish for a variety of species, possibly including Grouper, King Mackerel, Snapper, Barracuda, Jacks, Wahoo, Tuna, Dolphin-fish and even Sailfish.
  • Private trip
    Reef Fishing and Picnic
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    In the morning fish the reef for Snapper, Grouper, Barracuda, Kingfish, Jacks, and more before heading to a sandy beach for a BBQ of the catch of the day. Lunch includes grilled fish with veggies, grilled lobster when in season, homemade flour tortillas, baked potatoes and baked beans with a fresh fruit dessert. After lunch travel to the longest living barrier reef in the world for some of the best snorkeling in this hemisphere. Ingredients and snorkeling equipment are not included in the price.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Fishing Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $250
    price breakdown
    $250
    A 4 hour fishing trip around the local reefs located very close to the island. Fish for a variety of species, possibly including Grouper, King Mackerel, Snapper, Barracuda, Jacks, Wahoo, Tuna, Dolphin-fish and even Sailfish.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Fishing Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $250
    price breakdown
    $250
    spend the afternoon fishing around the local reefs located very close to the island. Fish for a variety of species, possibly including Grouper, King Mackerel, Snapper, Barracuda, Jacks, Wahoo, Tuna, Dolphin-fish and even Sailfish.
  • Private trip
    Night Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:30 PM
    $250
    price breakdown
    $250
    Fish the reefs and channels near the island for species such as Tarpon, Cubera Snapper, Jacks and Sharks. Max four people.

About the Charter Operator

Freedom Tours - Fishing Unlimited
San Pedro, Belize
Angler's Choice
4 Fishing Reports
126 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since February 2014
Freedom Tours - Fishing Unlimited is run by Captain Gilbert (Hilly Boo) Lara, a local fisherman who was born and raised on La Isla Bonita, Ambergris Caye. He has been offering guided tours in the area for nearly thirty years, steadily growing his fleet of boats that he has built and designed himself specifically for charter fishing trips in the local area. All trips with Freedom Tours are held by experienced local captains, who will show you the best of what the area has to offer, whether you want to try deep sea, reef, or flats fishing.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black) Grouper (Black)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (White) Marlin (White)
Sailfish Sailfish
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)

Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Custom made (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2008. Powered by 2 90HP Honda engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
10 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
GPS
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
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 San Pedro 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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.53
out of 5 stars from 5 reviews
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Good experience
80%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
80%
Appropriate for children
80%
Satisfied with the boat
80%
Catch intended fish
80%
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Forrest W.
San Antonio, TX
 5.00
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Fishing with Hillyboo

VERIFIED   February 8, 2020
Awesome morning of fishing, reeling them in, one after another. Captain kept my line baited,  Greg swam for conch bait....
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Nikki R.
Caldwell, ID
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Half Day Fishing with Captain Andy

VERIFIED   November 27, 2019
We had a wonderful time fishing and swimming in the ocean! It was exactly what we were looking for! They were so flexible and...
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Scott S.
Belize City, BZ
 5.00
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Full day fishing. Snorkeling. Picnic.

VERIFIED   July 8, 2019
Incredibly fun experience.  The crew were dedicated to providing a great experience for the full family. Tony and ramiro...
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Jay C.
Belize City, BZ
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VERIFIED   August 1, 2019
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Robert S.
Oregon City, OR
 3.00
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You get what you pay for.

VERIFIED   April 12, 2019
We booked this trip at the last minute and it looked like a good value. Communication with the Captain was good and we had...
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