Freedom Tours - The Reel Deal

Nurse Shark Street,Lagoon Side
Ambergris Caye, San Pedro, Belize

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Boat Specs
38 ft
7 persons
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing

Try your hand at deep sea fishing aboard ‘Reel Deal’, a fully equipped 38 ft boat built locally specifically for blue water fishing around Belize. The boat is furnished with a cabin with an enclosed ‘head’, a fighting chair, outriggers and downriggers, and also features a 10 foot canopy to ward off the heat stroke. Up to six lines can be trolled at the same time, giving you the best possible chance of catching a fish.

Due to Belize’s nearshore drop off, it only takes 20 minutes to get to 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.

Freedom Tours Fishing Unlimited is owned and operated by Capt. ‘Hillyboo’ Lara, 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 to the fish of the lifetime!

At the end of the day the crew will clean and fillet your catch ready for you to have it cooked at one of the excellent seashore restaurants in the area. Soft drinks, water and ice are included in the price, as is lunch on full day trips.

Air Conditioning
Multimedia System
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Spearfishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Ice Box
Trip Includes
Rod, Reels & Tackle
Live Bait
Catch Cleaning & Filleting
First Mate
Fishing Licence
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Ambergris Caye, San Pedro to departure site is available and included in trip rates

Other Policies 
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch

10% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Visa, Master Card.

Customer Reviews

4.00 out of 5 stars from 9 reviews

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First and foremost, I did want to say that we did catch some fantastic Mahi Mahi and Barracudas. The battles were awesome! I wanted to mention that the captain himself, was there to pick us up from the hotel and greet us. However, he did not join us for the tour and left his sons to take us out. I wished that this was made clear before booking the service. The boat ride was very rocky and caused all of us to be a little nauseous. My cousin, who wanted to go on the trip the most, got really sick and wasn’t able to enjoy the the experience at all. The crew on the boat were nice, but there was very little interaction with us. They did seem to know what they were doing. As a whole, the experience was fine, but the for the money, I have had much better times out deep sea fishing.

Brian Tran • Fished Aug 21, 2016
Hillyboo Lara (The Captain)
Replied to this review on August 31, 2016

i can honestly say that yes, that day it was quite choppy, but that is something i cannot control. my son has been fishing with me for 15 years and is a licensed captain already and he knows what he is doing. and as they say, we did put them on to fish, which they enjoyed. and i hate saying this, but hangovers and fishing does not work! only for chumming! and that is part of the big reason why they got sick.  stay off the booze the day before u go fishing! especially deepsea. just a little advice to anyone that wants to do deepsea. thanks for the review. appreciate your comments.

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Booked the trip months in advance.  A few days prior got an email moving our pick up time from 7am to 8am.  No problem.  Got to our dock at 7:30.  waited.  waited.  waited tell 9am.  Never showed.  Both myself and the Grand Caribe tried to reach them.  No one answered the phone.  Sent email and got a reply at the end of the day.  The captain said the seas were to rough(4-5’) so he just blew us off.  He didn’t try to take us to the reef or any other options, just didn’t show.  So lost the day.  Not very professional in my opinion.

Eric Malone • Fished Jun 11, 2016
Hillyboo Lara (The Captain)
Replied to this review on June 19, 2016

The reason the trip did not go through , is because the weather was very unfavorable! I did leave a message at the hotel, but it was not delivered! The seas were 8 to 10 foot swells! There was no way that trip was going to happen! I did get to them later that day and tried to reschedule depending on the weather but they did not want . I apologize for the misunderstanding !

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Pretty choppy, but that was not anyone’s fault.

Jennifer Wright • Fished Jun 10, 2016
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  • Nurse Shark Street,Lagoon Side, San Pedro
    , Belize