Freedom Tours - The Reel Deal

Nurse Shark Street,Lagoon Side
San Pedro, Belize

Freedom Tours Fishing Unlimited invites you to 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.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Deep Sea Fishing - Full Day
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 675
    up to 5 persons
    + US$ 75
    each additional person
    Full day trip mainly targeting billfish (Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Sailfish), Wahoo, Dolphin-fish, Tuna, King Mackerel and Black Grouper.
  • Private trip
    Deep Sea Fishing - Half Day
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 450
    up to 5 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Half day trip mainly targeting billfish (Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Sailfish), Wahoo, Dolphin-fish, Tuna, King Mackerel and Black Grouper.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

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

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

Wahoo

Boat Specs

Custom built boat (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2007. Powered by a 150HP Suzuki engine.

Length
38 ft
Capacity
8 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Fly Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
Fishing License Included
Lunch

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 30 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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

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.

About the Charter Operator

Freedom Tours - Fishing Unlimited
San Pedro, Belize
Member since February 2014
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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.
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 97%

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (14)
4.19
out of 5 stars from 26 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Fishing with Hillyboo
This Crew Kicked Butt!
This Crew Kicked Butt!
+11
Angler Rating
14
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4
1
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
93%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
85%
Appropriate for children
85%
Satisfied with the boat
88%
Catch intended fish
71%
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Tim Fird
Belize
 5.00
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Full day blue water trip

VERIFIED   July 19, 2018
Billyhoo’s son picked us up at our condo on time. Full day was excellent caught 3 mahi mahi, 6 barracuda and one Bonita....
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Dan Pepper
United States
 4.67
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1/2 day w/Hillyboo

VERIFIED   December 30, 2017
Byron and sap were on it from the first moment. Lines in the water and fishing hard. They searched up the fish and found them....
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Mckayla Johnson
Inver Grove Heights, MN
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   March 13, 2018
The crew was very friendly. We only caught one fish (baracouda) which was a bummer but the crew tried different ways and places...
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William Benny Castro
Belize
 5.00
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This Crew Kicked Butt!

VERIFIED   September 4, 2017
The crew was very knowledgeable and communicative. i had contacted Captain Hilly a couple of weeks prior to our vacation. He...
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Rick Capron
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Full Day Deep Sea Fishing

VERIFIED   June 16, 2017
Capt. Lara (Hilly-Boo) stopped by our condo the day before the trip to give us some pointers on the do’s and don’ts...
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