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Fish in some of the clearest waters in the world with Freedom Tours – Carly, and have your own Belize adventure! Captain Gilbert Lara is an experienced captain who has been fishing the area for 25 years and is also an experienced and successful tournament fisherman. Both he and his staff will do everything they can to put you on the fish!

Feel the wind in your hair aboard Carly, the second of Capt. Gilbert’s deep sea fishing boats. Fully equipped with a cabin, an enclosed ‘head’ and seating for your comfort, she is also fitted with a fighting chair, outriggers, and downriggers for a top of the range sportfishing experience. The setup includes a trolling spread of up to six lines, allowing you to make the most of the blue water fishing opportunities around Belize.

Capt. Gilbert will have all the fishing equipment ready for you, including rods, reels, tackle, and all the bait you’ll need. At the end of the day, the crew will clean and fillet your catch, getting it ready for you to have it cooked at one of the excellent seashore restaurants in the area.

Due to the island’s nearshore drop off, it only takes 20 minutes to get to the deep sea fishing grounds. This means even short trips can be productive, although you’re always in with the best chance of catching the fish of a lifetime on a full day trip! Fish usually targeted on these trips include Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Sailfish, Wahoo, and White and Blue Marlin.

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

Join Freedom Tours, and come have some serious fun fishing under the hot Belize sun!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    half day offshore fishing
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $550
    trolling for tuna, sailfish, wahoo, Dorado, marlin, barracuda grouper kingfish
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Marlin (Blue)
    Blue Marlin
    Marlin (White)
    White Marlin
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Grouper (Black)
    Black Grouper
    Tuna (Blackfin)
    Blackfin Tuna
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Deep Sea Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $550
    Deep sea fishing for that trophy fish of a lifetime – with deep water just 5-6 miles from the coast you will have plenty of time to try the basics of offshore fishing on this half day trip. You'll target fish like Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, and Wahoo.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Deep Sea Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $750
    Get the most out of deep sea fishing in Belize on this amazing full day trip. Fish for Mahi Mahi, Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo and many more species.

Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.3 / 5
out of 5 stars from 10 reviews
Boat
Very good
4.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.4 / 5
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They make it easy to catch fish.
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
83%
Friendly captain
83%
Recommend this charter
70%
Appropriate for children
83%
Satisfied with the boat
83%
Caught fish
67%
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Kelsey B.
Port Lavaca, TX
Excellent
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Deep Sea turned inshore trip - full day

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Deep Sea Fishing on September 6, 2023
We had an excellent full day fishing trip with Carla, Jorge and Cord. The day started out offshore, but due to a storm earlier...
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James D.
Excellent
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They make it easy to catch fish.

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Deep Sea Fishing on March 29, 2024
Morning tour, caught 30 fish in three hours with line in water⛴️.  Great day and lots of fun.
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Jim D.

The captain canceled

VERIFIED   January 30, 2024
The charter operation canceled 4 days after the trip date.
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Linda M. F.
Calcutta, Belize
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great day

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Deep Sea Fishing on July 7, 2023
Lobster spearing and reef fishing. Captain Hillaboo and crew did an outstanding job. Cooked our catch on lovely beach all to...
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Paul M.
Vacaville, CA
Excellent
4.3 / 5
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Very good
4.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Very good
4.0 / 5
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Full day deep sea fishing

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Deep Sea Fishing on June 13, 2023
Windy day.  Rough seas.  Great fun!  Captain Hilly Boo did a great job navigating the rough weather and got my son-in-law...
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FAQs about Freedom Tours – Carly

Freedom Tours – Carly offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $550 per group - half day offshore fishing (4 hours)
  • US $550 per group, additional US $75 per person after 5 guests - Half Day Trip – Deep Sea Fishing (4 hours)
  • US $750 per group, additional US $125 per person after 5 guests - Full Day Trip – Deep Sea Fishing (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Freedom Tours – Carly, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Radio

Trips booked with Freedom Tours – Carly include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (rigged up dead ballyhoo )
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • First Mate
  • Lunch

Freedom Tours – Carly offers the following types of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

Freedom Tours – Carly offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Freedom Tours – Carly include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Black)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Sailfish
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo

Meet the Charter Operator

Freedom Tours Fishing Unlimited
San Pedro, Belize
1 Fishing Report
317 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) Great Barracuda
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black) Black Grouper
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Boat specs

Custom built (Pilothouse) originally built in 2014, and restored in 2021. Powered by a 250HP Honda engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
34 ft
Capacity
10 persons

Types of fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
rigged up dead ballyhoo
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Lunch

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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Visa
Mastercard
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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