Freedom Tours – Trolling Passion

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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 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 an additional 12.5% government sales tax charge on top of the trip price.

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
    Half day reef fishing am
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $280
    Enjoy a morning catching snappers , mackerels, jacks, groupers and barracudas! Trip includes all necessary tackle and beverages aswell
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Barracuda (Pacific)
    Pacific Barracuda
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Grouper (Black)
    Black Grouper
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Snapper (Yellowtail)
    Yellowtail Snapper
    Bonito
    Bonito
    Mackerel (Atlantic)
    Atlantic Mackerel
    Snapper (Lane)
    Lane Snapper
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Reef Fishing (copy)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    US $280
    Spend the afternoon fishing the local reefs, for a great haul and some awesome memories of a day well spent!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Reef Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    US $280
    Spend the afternoon fishing the local reefs, for a great haul and some awesome memories of a day well spent!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Reef Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $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
    Caye caulker snorkel trip!
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $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 - Fish & Cookout
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $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
    Half Day Trip - Offshore (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $550
    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 1:30 PM
    US $550
    Spent the afternoon offshore, trolling the deep blue seas for big game pelagics like Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Marlin, and more.
  • Private trip
    Bacarlar Chico Heritage Park Trip!
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $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
    US $750
    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.
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FAQs about Freedom Tours – Trolling Passion

Freedom Tours – Trolling Passion offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $280 per group, additional US $60 per person after 4 guests - Half day reef fishing am (4 hours)
  • US $280 per group, additional US $60 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip - Reef Fishing (copy) (4 hours)
  • US $280 per group, additional US $60 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip - Reef Fishing (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $450 per group, additional US $80 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip - Reef Fishing (8 hours)
  • US $500 per group, additional US $90 per person after 4 guests - Caye caulker snorkel trip! (8 hours)
  • US $550 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip - Fish & Cookout (8 hours)
  • US $550 per group, additional US $75 per person after 5 guests - Half Day Trip - Offshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $550 per group, additional US $75 per person after 5 guests - Half Day Trip - Offshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $700 per group - Bacarlar Chico Heritage Park Trip! (8 hours)
  • US $750 per group, additional US $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
  • Snacks (fresh ceviche on full days )
  • Drinks (Soft drinks, water ice and rum punch , beer for a)
  • 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 (bayside and artificial reefs )
  • Nearshore Fishing (inshore and bayside. artificial reefs too)
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 25 miles.)
  • Reef Fishing (inshore and outside the reef weather permitting. )
  • Wreck Fishing (artificial reefs bayside )

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

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

Meet the Charter Operator

Freedom Tours Fishing Unlimited
San Pedro, Belize
304 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)

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
bayside and artificial reefs
Nearshore Fishing
inshore and bayside. artificial reefs too
Offshore Fishing
Up to 25 miles.
Reef Fishing
inshore and outside the reef weather permitting.
Wreck Fishing
artificial reefs bayside

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Electric reel optional
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing
weather permitting

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Spearfishing Equipment

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
fresh ceviche on full days
Drinks
Soft drinks, water ice and rum punch , beer for a
First Mate
Fishing License
Can buy for you and added to the price charter 10
Lunch
Only on Full Day Trip - Fish & Cookout

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
No minimum age
You Keep Catch
will clean enough fish for your dinner
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory
Billfish

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

Rating summary
Excellent
4.5 / 5
out of 5 stars from 166 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (127)
Great morning 1\/2 day trip
Excellent fish cookout, cevechie was to die for
Excellent fish cookout, cevechie was to die for
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Angler rating
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
83%
Friendly captain
97%
Recommend this charter
89%
Appropriate for children
85%
Satisfied with the boat
88%
Caught fish
84%
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Meegan T.
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5.0 / 5
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Great experience for the whole family

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip - Reef Fishing (PM) on April 6, 2024
We went out for a half day tour and our whole family had a wonderful time. The crew were so kind to my kids (9 & 12) and explained...
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Alexander D.
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5.0 / 5
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10/10 PM Half Day - Solo Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Reef Fishing (PM) on January 22, 2024
Went out for a solo PM half day with Captain Cord and George and would highly recommend this outfit. They were both...
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Shawn S.
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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MUST DO!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Fish & Cookout on January 26, 2024
An amazing experience fishing and diving for lobster and conch! The crew was both impressive in their skill and patient was...
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Charles C.
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Great trip and fish were caught!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip - Reef Fishing (copy) on April 10, 2024
Laidback, good vibe, nice boat. Capt & Jorge did their absolute best to make it a success!  Served some us a little fresh...
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David H.
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Excellent fish cookout, cevechie was to die for

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip - Reef Fishing on March 18, 2024
Hilly Boo and Carla are excellent guides kept putting us on fish all morning long, definetly would recommend them for a great...
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