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 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
    Full Day Trip - Offshore
    Just booked! Last booked: 7 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    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
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    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)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    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
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Spent the afternoon offshore, trolling the deep blue seas for big game pelagics like Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Marlin, and more.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Reef Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $375
    price breakdown
    $375
    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 - Reef Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $250
    price breakdown
    $250
    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
    $250
    price breakdown
    $250
    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
134 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) Grouper (Red)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

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

Boat Specs

Custom built boat (Convertible) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 100HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

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
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:
Visa
Mastercard

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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85%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
86%
Appropriate for children
85%
Satisfied with the boat
88%
Catch intended fish
85%
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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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Half day with Rodger and Greg

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Reef Fishing (AM) on October 27, 2020
Wow. Truly just an amazing experience. There are no other words to describe this.
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Half Day fishing with Andy & Tito

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Reef Fishing (AM) on March 12, 2020
Amazing and kind, had an amazing day on the sea wothyiy gentleman! Can’t believe I caught so many fish for my first time...
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Half day Reef fish

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Reef Fishing (AM) on December 25, 2020
We had bad luck with the weather but Cpt Roger was excellent.
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Full day deep sea fishing with Captain Andy and Rami

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Offshore on July 22, 2019
Andy and Rami were absolutely great.  They were friendly, knowledgeable, flexible and accommodating.  Andy was terrific with...
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