Freedom Tours - Trolling Passion

COVID-19 Update: Freedom Tours is open for business and ready to show you a great time while adhering to all the safety protocols.

Freedom Tours offers a range of fun fishing adventures, targeting delicious reef fish and hard-fighting pelagic species offshore. Captain Gilbert “Hilly Boo” Lara operates a fleet of awesome vessels out of San Pedro, each specializing in a different style of fishing.

This custom-built boat is a great all-rounder, large and sturdy enough to get way offshore in search of monster Marlin and Sailfish, without the high fuel burn which makes cruisers more expensive. She is also perfect for beach hopping, snorkeling tours, and anything else you might want to do on your day out.

The vessel has a convertible top to provide shade in the heat of the day, and an enclosed toilet for extra comfort on longer trips. She has a large icebox to keep all your drinks cool and she also comes with snorkeling equipment for you to jump in and take in the stunning local reefs up close.

The vessel is also equipped with plenty of awesome fishing equipment. Outriggers and downriggers can be fitted for offshore trips and her GPS and fishfinder are always busy tracking down the best spots and the biggest fish.

What you do on your trip is up to you. You can spend the day fishing over the reefs for tasty Snapper and Grouper, or head further out to battle Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and more. 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.

If you want to, you can combine fishing with a beach cookout, where your captain will grill up a delicious feast while you relax, swim, and sunbathe on a remote beach.

Freedom Tours is all about giving groups the time of their lives and sending them home with more than just fish. Captain Hilly Boo’s ambition is for everyone to leave with awesome memories and a newfound love for the country and its waters.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Bacarlar Chico Heritage Park Trip!
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $700
    This trip will take you on a scenic boat ride through the back part of the island all the way to Mexico border and then comes to the front part of the island where you will snorkel on the reef by the Barracuda Patch and Manatee Alley. Enjoy a barbecue on the beach, which includes fish, conch ceviche, lobsters (seasonal), soft drinks, purified water, ice, rum punch, and all the snorkeling gear. A little fishing (optional) is available. The price is based on 4 people but more can be accommodated at $125 pp.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $700
    Spend the whole day fishing offshore, targeting a who's who of big game species, from Wahoo and Mahi Mahi to Sailfish and Marlin.Trip includes all food, drinks, snacks, and bait.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Fish & Cookout
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    Spend the day fishing the local reefs for Grouper, Snapper, Barracuda, and more, stopping off at a remote beach for a tasty cookout prepared by your captain. Trip includes all food, drinks, snacks, and bait.
  • Private trip
    Caye caulker snorkel trip!
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    4 snorkeling stops! Hol chan , shark ray alley, lunch " not included " at caye caulker snorkel with the manatees on the way back and coral gardens optional! Soft drink, water. Ice. Rum punch. Chips and salsa included and all necessary snorkeling gear too. Charter price based for up to 4 persons, but can accommodate more!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Reef Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    Spend the whole day fishing for colorful reef species like Grouper. Snapper, Barracuda, and Jacks, with plenty of time to jump in and enjoy Belize's stunning seas.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Offshore (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    Spent the morning fishing offshore for big game pelagics like Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Marlin, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Offshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $450
    Spent the afternoon offshore, trolling the deep blue seas for big game pelagics like Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Marlin, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Reef Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $280
    Spend the day fishing over the local reefs for great table and game species like Grouper, Snapper, Barracuda, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Reef Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $280
    Spend the afternoon fishing the local reefs, for a great haul and some awesome memories of a day well spent!
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About the Charter Operator

Freedom Tours - Fishing Unlimited
San Pedro, Belize
4 Fishing Reports
147 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

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Red) Red Grouper
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Cubera) Cubera Snapper
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Custom built boat (Cuddy cabin) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 150HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 43 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
10 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Spearfishing Equipment

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License
Lunch

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
Catch and Release Mandatory

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:

Visa
Mastercard
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
87%
Satisfied with the boat
88%
Catch intended fish
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Full Day Fishing with Cord and Ramiro

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Offshore on May 14, 2021
Had a great day on the water with Cord and Ramiro. From the very beginning Cord and Ramiro were very attentive and accommodating...
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Half-Day Deep Sea Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Offshore (AM) on July 9, 2021
I highly recommend Freedom Tours and this fishing trip, not because of the experience or the fishing, but because of the service. ...
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Full day offshore

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Offshore on October 5, 2021
Great boat. Great people. They worked their butts off to put my wife and I on fish. Hooked into 2 dorados, 2 tunas and 10 barracuda....
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Deep sea

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Offshore on December 27, 2020
Great tour to go deep see guided. Will give you multiple experiences from trolling near shore to deep sea (wahoo when we went)....
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Fishing with Hillyboo

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Reef Fishing (AM) on August 10, 2021
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FAQs about Freedom Tours - Trolling Passion

Freedom Tours - Trolling Passion offers the following trips to customers:
  • $280 per group, additional $60 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip - Reef Fishing (PM) (4 hours)
  • $280 per group, additional $60 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip - Reef Fishing (AM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $80 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip - Reef Fishing (8 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $75 per person after 5 guests - Half Day Trip - Offshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $75 per person after 5 guests - Half Day Trip - Offshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $90 per person after 4 guests - Caye caulker snorkel trip! (8 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip - Fish & Cookout (8 hours)
  • $700 per group - Bacarlar Chico Heritage Park Trip! (8 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $100 per person after 5 guests - Full Day Trip - Offshore (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Freedom Tours - Trolling Passion, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Spearfishing Equipment
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Freedom Tours - Trolling Passion include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Soft drinks)
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License (Can buy for you and added to the price charter 10 )
  • Lunch (Only on Full Day Trip - Fish & Cookout)

Freedom Tours - Trolling Passion offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 25 miles.)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Freedom Tours - Trolling Passion offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing (Electric reel optional )
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Freedom Tours - Trolling Passion include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Cubera)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo