Freedom Tours - Little Hooker

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Freedom Tours Fishing Unlimited want to show you why flats fishing in Belize is famous all over the world. The lagoon and mangrove swamps on the south and west of the island are the perfect territory for exciting flats species, even while being minutes away from the deep seas of the Caribbean to the east. World records have been set here, and the beautiful conditions and abundance of fish make the area a dream come true for fly fishermen.

You will be fishing aboard ‘Little Hooker’, a custom built 23 foot boat designed specifically for the flats. Equipped with a canopy to keep you comfortable while stalking the flats, the boat will navigate the skinniest water while you prepare to fly fish for your elusive targets. The boat is powered with a push pole, allowing you to approach spooky fish totally silently as you prepare to throw your fly. Ice is provided on board to keep your water cold.

Capt. ‘Hillyboo’ Lara and his experienced team will do everything they can to put you onto fish. Whether you are an experienced fly fisherman or a first time angler they will guide you around the flats, creating a fun and rewarding fishing experience. Most importantly, they will give you the tools and the knowledge you need to attempt your very own ‘grand slam’ of Bonefish, Permit and Tarpon.

Soft drinks, tackle and lures are provided: all you have to bring is sunscreen, snacks and a fishing license. 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 Trip - Flats Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $375
    Spend the whole day on the water, fishing for monster Bonefish, Permit, and Tarpon on the flats around Ambergris Caye.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Flats Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $250
    Spend the morning fishing for Bonefish, Permit and Tarpon on the flats around Ambergris Caye.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Flats Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $250
    Spend the afternoon out on Ambergris Caye, fishing the shallow flats for Tarpon, Permit, and Bonefish – everyone's favorite flats fishing species.

About the Charter Operator

Freedom Tours - Fishing Unlimited
San Pedro, Belize
4 Fishing Reports
142 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

Bonefish Bonefish
Permit Permit
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Custom built (Flats boat) originally built in 2010. Powered by a 50HP Yamaha engine.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Fly Fishing

Amenities

Live Bait Well
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
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

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Good experience
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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
81%
Appropriate for children
70%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
73%
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Britt B.
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Full day fishing the flats

VERIFIED   FUll Day Trip - Flats Fishing on December 17, 2019
Was fun — used bait (sardines) and spin casted. I caught a sting Ray and others caught snapper. Daughter hooked a tarpon...
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Half day flats trip with Shelby

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Flats Fishing (AM) on February 16, 2020
Shelby knew where the fish were for sure. the light spinning equipment worked but there was not enough line on one of...
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Full day saltwater fly fishing trip

VERIFIED   FUll Day Trip - Flats Fishing on September 1, 2019
Shelby is skilled fly fishing guide who knew exactly where to find the most popular fish in Belize and he and the boat captain...
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VERIFIED   FUll Day Trip - Flats Fishing on February 22, 2020
Jason ws a very good guide and found the fish for us. We really enjoyed everything and recommend them to other anglers.
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Full day fly-fishing with guide Brian.

VERIFIED   FUll Day Trip - Flats Fishing on February 4, 2019
Full day fly-fishing Little Hooker, it’s my second time in two years using Captain Hillboo well worth the money. Brian my...
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FAQs about Freedom Tours - Little Hooker

Freedom Tours - Little Hooker offers the following trips to customers:
  • $250 per group - Half Day Trip - Flats Fishing (PM) (4 hours)
  • $250 per group - Half Day Trip - Flats Fishing (AM) (4 hours)
  • $375 per group - FUll Day Trip - Flats Fishing (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Freedom Tours - Little Hooker, you can expect the following amenity onboard:
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with Freedom Tours - Little Hooker include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Freedom Tours - Little Hooker offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Freedom Tours - Little Hooker offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Freedom Tours - Little Hooker include:
  • Bonefish
  • Permit
  • Tarpon