Buenavista Sportfishing Lodge

Lote 18 Caje Baja Mar
Iztapa, Guatemala

Buenavista Sportfishing is the longest continually-run sportfishing lodge in the whole of Guatemala. Providing the highest quality sportfishing in the country with a stunning boat and lodge, they have the experience to make sure your vacation with them is phenomenal. Moreover, they offer all the above without the cowboy Rolex price tag.

The Legacy is the flagship of Buenavista Sportfishing fleet. This 42 ft Ricky Scarborough vessel is powered by a single 450 HP Cummins diesel engine, which gives plenty of clear water behind the transom. The boat is fully equipped for your comfort and features two A/Cs, a kitchen, a large salon with plenty of seating, a marine head, and an enormous cockpit that is covered with plenty of shade. Legacy also features outriggers and tuna tubes for a superior big game fishing experience.

You will spend your trip fishing anywhere from 10 to 40 miles offshore in some of the world’s best game fishing grounds. Here you can catch Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi and more, and you will be supplied with everything you need to make it happen. You will be fishing with live bait, which will be rigged for you by the crew, who aim to let you enjoy a hands-on experience, while always being available to help in any way possible. Families particularly enjoy the laid-back atmosphere on board!

Come see what awesome fishing Buenavista Sportfishing can provide on a budget!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3 DAYS FISHING / 4 NIGHTS LODGE
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jun - 1 Sep
    US$ 1500
    per person
    4 persons minimum
    We fish primarily for Sailfish but with a pitch bait for Marlin always ready. Dorado (Mahi-Mahi) and Tuna are also caught as by catch. Package includes Lodging, Five star meals, Natural drinks, Airport transfers and Daily Laundry. Airfare and tips not included.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Bluewater
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1500
    up to 6 persons
    We target Sailfish and Marlin 10 to 40 miles offshore but all pelagics are on the menu.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue)
Sailfish
Snapper (Cubera)

Boat Specs

Ricky Scarborough (Classic) originally built in 1968, and restored in 2015. Powered by a 450HP Cummins engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots.

Length
41 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Iztapa 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.

About the Captain

Jody Elswick
Iztapa, Guatemala
Member since July 2016
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Captain Jody Elswick grew up surfing and fishing Virginia Beach and North Carolina before he fell in love with Central America. He married his Guatemalan sweetheart Susie here at the lodge in 2006. Now, together they provide US quality with Guatemalan hospitality.
Response time: 3 hours
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

4.33 out of 5 stars from 1 review

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1 star
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After the unexpected Boat change the crew of the Danmark made the best to have a great day.  8 sails released and one mahi on board.

Fished February 3, 2018
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