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Reel, Grill & Chill Belize

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(105 reviews)
San Pedro
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trips from $250

Nano Guerrero

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(73 reviews)
San Pedro
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trips from $355

Captain Rogel Sanchez

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(39 reviews)
San Pedro
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Uprising Tours Fishing

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(92 reviews)
San Pedro
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trips from $500

Freedom Tours - Trolling Passion

Excellent
4.4 / 5
(105 reviews)
San Pedro
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trips from $280

Esley Usher Fishing - Agua Mala

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(37 reviews)
Caye Caulker
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trips from $350

Waata Daag Fishing Adventures

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(59 reviews)
Placencia
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trips from $300

Placencia Fishing Charters – Capt. Edlin

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(24 reviews)
Placencia
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trips from $450

GoFish Belize – Capt. Abner Marin

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
San Pedro
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trips from $460

GoFish Belize – Reef/BBQ/Snorkel

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
San Pedro
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FAQs about Fishing Charters in Belize

According to customer reviews, faqLink, faqLink, and faqLink are some of the most popular fishing charters in Belize. Full list of top fishing charters in Belize.

The average price for a private 4 hour Belize fishing trip is $365, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $599 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

faqLink, faqLink, and faqLink all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Belize.

The most popular fish species you can target are Great Barracuda, Dolphin (Mahi Mahi), and Wahoo. Top fishing techniques include Light Tackle, Bottom Fishing, and Trolling. Reef fishing, inshore fishing, and nearshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

If the fish gods exist, they certainly have a soft spot for Belize. The country is host to a wide variety of marine environments, all pulling together to attract game fish of all shapes and sizes to its coastline. From catching Grand Slams in the infinite flats to trolling offshore for Billfish and Tuna, Belize fishing charters have something to offer even the pickiest of sportfishermen and women. And vacation spots don’t get much better than this, either. 

Known For

Belize’s fishing grounds are a sight for sore eyes, as far as most anglers are concerned. The relatively undeveloped shoreline is perfect for inshore and flats fishing—Tarpon, Bonefish, and Permit abound around the river mouths, creeks, bays, and estuaries. 
 
Just a few miles from shore, the Belize Barrier Reef is one of the finest and most diverse examples of living coral in the world—so much so that it’s made the UNESCO World Heritage list. This is home to a thriving ecosystem presided over by predators the likes of Barracuda, Black Grouper, Snappers, and Wahoo—all prime sportfishing targets. 
 
Beyond the offshore edge of the reef, the seafloor drops off from depths of 600 ft to 2000 ft in a matter of miles, bringing Marlin, Mahi Mahi, and Tuna within reach of a day’s fishing trip. 

Belize fishing hotspots

While the fishing is good across the country, there are a few prime locations that attract anglers and holiday makers alike. Here’s our rundown:
 

Ambergris Caye

Light tackle and fly anglers come to  Ambergris Caye to test themselves against its prolific schools of Bonefish, and Tarpon, as well as Permit, Jack Crevalle, and Barracuda. Belize fishing guides pride themselves on the speed at which they get on with the job at hand, and those in San Pedro and the rest of Ambergris Caye are no exception. 15 minutes from leaving the dock, and you can either be fishing the tidal flats or trolling the bluewater. 
 
Get there: Ferries run from Belize City several times a day. The journey lasts between 75-90 minutes and tickets cost roughly $20 one-way.  There are also regular flights to San Pedro Airport from the Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport near Belize City. The flight lasts approximately 20 minutes. 
 
Charter a fishing boat: Reef and flats fishing trips start at $250–350 for a half day trip, extending to $400–$500 for a full day. Offshore fishing ranges from $400–$600 for a half day and $550–$900 for a full day, depending on the quality of the boat and experience of the crew. 
 

Belize City

The starting point for most Belize vacations, Belize City has its fair share of fishing opportunities, too. The highlight of fishing in Belize City is the huge Tarpon that cruise the flats in front of the Belize River, and there’s excellent Snook and Tarpon fishing upstream in the Belize and Sibun Rivers.
 
World-class offshore fishing is accessible from here, too. The Turneffe Islands, about 20 miles east of the city, are home to some of the country's best flats and offshore fishing. Travel another 12 miles from there, and you reach the legendary Lighthouse Reef, famous for Bonefish on the flats and its huge drop off to the south. Local anglers tell stories of behemoth Wahoo from these waters, as well as King Mackerel, Amberjack, Nassau Grouper, and even Billfish.  
 
Get there: Most resorts and charter boats in the atolls offer a pickup service from Belize city, often coming in at an extra cost. Be sure to check this with your guide before the trip. 
 
Charter a fishing boat: Most charter operators starting from Belize City offer multiple day trips, which can be in the range of roughly $1000 per day, all-inclusive.
 

Placenia

Towards the south of Belize, Placenia and Hopkins offer some of the best deep sea fishing in the country. And while the ride to the offshore fishing grounds is slightly further than it is in the north, it's more than worth the additional travel time. Inshore, southern Belize is known for its healthy Permit population, with local Permit and Tarpon being among the largest caught in the country. Combine this with schools of Bonefish in the flats, and this could be one of the best places to catch a Grand Slam in Belize.
 
Fishing guides in Placenia and Hopkins are especially proud of how close they are to Glover’s Reef and the offshore pinnacles. Glover’s Reef is a partially submerged atoll that lies around 30 miles from Hopkins and is also accessible from Placenia on a full day trip. Having been a marine preserve for over 25 years, its rich ecosystem attracts Blue and White Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and a variety of Sharks. Meanwhile, the dropoff at the outer barrier reef wall is a proven Blue Marlin hotspot. The inner reefs are just as eager to please, offering up a rich selection of Mutton, Cubera, and Yellowtail Snappers, Groupers, Mackerels, Bonito, and much more. 
 
Get there: Placenia is a three hour drive from Belize City by car or bus. By plane, it’s 40 minutes from Belize City. 
 
Charter a fishing boat: Inshore and reef fishing trips range from $250–$350 for half a day, and $450–$550 for a full 8 hours. Offshore trips are in the range of $600–$900 for a half day, which may take you up to 25 miles out to the reefs, while full day trips may travel up to 40 miles and cost $1000–$1500. 

Know before you go

Many Belize fishing charters include fishing licenses as part of the package; if they don’t, you will need to purchase one from Belize’s Coastal Zone Management Authority (CZMA).
 
Fishing with scuba gear is prohibited, and catch and release is mandatory for Tarpon, Bonefish, and Permit. 
 
Belize was the first country in the world to ban all bottom trawling, a destructive commercial fishing technique that involves dragging nets along the bottom of the seafloor. This allows the reef—and the sportfishing around it—to flourish. 
 
The world-famous flats fishing in Belize draws anglers here from across the globe. Pay the country a visit, and see for yourself how it’s not just the flats, but also the reef and deep sea fishing, that make people want to stay.
 
Belize
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Based on 25043 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January
January is the middle of the dry season in North and Central Belize and is often considered to be the perfect time of year to visit. Tarpon are prolific, with up to 50–75 being spotted per day!
February

The dry season continues, although the weather can be changeable. Flats fishing is excellent as long as there isn’t too much wind, while reef fishing is consistently very good. Look out for huge Wahoo over the reefs.

March
March can be windy in Belize. There's plenty of Bonefish around, though, with Tarpon appearing on calmer days and a fair amount of Permit schooling up. Reef fishing remains excellent for Wahoo.
April
April is the beginning of the prime flats fishing season, which lasts until October. The water is calm and clear, while rising temperatures may be marked by brief rain showers. Look for King Mackerel on the reefs.
May
May is usually the hottest time of year in Belize, but that doesn’t stop the fish. This is a great time of year for enormous schools of Bonefish on the flats, with Tarpon present on the flats and the reefs.
June

Temperatures are high, with morning rain showers bringing a welcome relief. Bone fishing is at its peak, while Tarpon is still there to be caught on the flats and the reef. This makes for a summer holiday you won’t forget!

July

This is lobster season, and the numerous festivals along the coastline won’t let you forget it! With warm weather broken by showers and cool breezes, this is real summer. Flats and reef fishing are extremely good.

August
Don't miss the International Costa Maya Festival in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye. Escape the crowds and you’ll find that this is also peak season for Tarpon, with catches reaching over 100 lbs!
September

The celebrations continue, with locals celebrating both the Battle of St George’s Caye day and Independence day. Will you be having your own little celebration by taming the biggest Tarpon of your angling career?

October
The fish on the flats are generally larger and more aggressive at this time of year. Permit fishing is heating up, while Tarpon and Bonefish are still breaking lines whenever they can. Jack Crevalle and Snook are also plentiful.
November

Deep sea fishing is as good as it gets in Belize in November, and the Belize Game Fish Association celebrates this with their annual Bluewater Classic. Look out for Marlin, Tuna, and Belize’s famously large Wahoo.

December
Peak tourist season means it can be hard to find accomodations. But secure your lodging, and we think you won’t be in your room for long — not with Bonefish, Tarpon, Jacks, Wahoo, Groupers, and Snappers all biting.

Belize Fishing Calendar

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Plan a few days this time of year. Wind prevented a few trips offshore if that’s what you are looking for. It’s a nice place.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Plan a few days this time of year. Wind prevented a few trips offshore if that’s what you are looking for. It’s a nice place.
James  L.
James L. Macon, GA
We had a great day with lots of fish and only moderate winds. The captains work diligently to maintain sustainable practices and the fishery has prospered from reduced tourism during Covid. Adding San Pedro to my list of recurring stops.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We had a great day with lots of fish and only moderate winds. The captains work diligently to maintain sustainable practices and the fishery has prospered from reduced tourism during Covid. Adding San Pedro to my list of recurring stops.
Alan  R.
Alan R. Englewood, CO
Lots of fish around to try either reef fishing for fun with the Kids, or deep water fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Lots of fish around to try either reef fishing for fun with the Kids, or deep water fishing.
Daniel  Z.
Daniel Z. Wayzata, MN
Stay long enough to be able to pick days with reasonable weather conditions
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Stay long enough to be able to pick days with reasonable weather conditions
M  B.  P.
M B. P. Albuquerque, NM
Bring sunscreen even though there is a awning just in case and be patient.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring sunscreen even though there is a awning just in case and be patient.
April  J.
April J. Belize City, Belize District
It was great fun. I would recommend it to anyone visiting Placencia. Our Captain Grayson Sierra and his mate Brian were fun and attentive and service oriented.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
It was great fun. I would recommend it to anyone visiting Placencia. Our Captain Grayson Sierra and his mate Brian were fun and attentive and service oriented.
Jan  M.
Jan M. Tulsa, OK
Making it threw the reef channel can be quite rough, but the remainder of the trip was well worth it.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Making it threw the reef channel can be quite rough, but the remainder of the trip was well worth it.
Brady  P.
Brady P. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
We fished spinning gear and I brought my own. If you fish with Nano you dont have to bring spinners, I left him 2 brand new set ups. Seems like alot of people fly fish for bonefish here. I dont know anything about that. But you would have had alot of opportunities
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We fished spinning gear and I brought my own. If you fish with Nano you dont have to bring spinners, I left him 2 brand new set ups. Seems like alot of people fly fish for bonefish here. I dont know anything about that. But you would have had alot of opportunities
Tim  M.
Tim M. Belize City, BZ
If new to fly fishing in salt water do your homework. It's not the same as fishing for trout or salmon but that's also what makes it interesting.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
If new to fly fishing in salt water do your homework. It's not the same as fishing for trout or salmon but that's also what makes it interesting.
Scott  Z.
Scott Z. Red Lodge, MT
Book a big enough boat for the expected conditions. A 26 foot open boat would make for a less enjoyable trip in anything but calm seas. The “dry boat” was a good choice.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a big enough boat for the expected conditions. A 26 foot open boat would make for a less enjoyable trip in anything but calm seas. The “dry boat” was a good choice.
Brian  S.
Brian S. Belize
Took the inner reef trolling trip. The captain stops to catch live bait, before he brings you to different spots of interest. Hang on to your rod and be ready to the reel the fish in! These fish are strong for their size, so when you land a big one, it can be a workout to bring them to the boat. Use good sunscreen and\or long sleeve shirts and pants!
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Took the inner reef trolling trip. The captain stops to catch live bait, before he brings you to different spots of interest. Hang on to your rod and be ready to the reel the fish in! These fish are strong for their size, so when you land a big one, it can be a workout to bring them to the boat. Use good sunscreen and\or long sleeve shirts and pants!
Ryan  H.
Ryan H. Mississauga, ON
Go with Jerry and Belize Guide Co. We really wanted to try the Fishing and Beach BBQ trip. Next time!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go with Jerry and Belize Guide Co. We really wanted to try the Fishing and Beach BBQ trip. Next time!
Erik  G.
Erik G. Thousand Oaks, California
Freedom tours did a great job while we were on the water. We would recommend them.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Freedom tours did a great job while we were on the water. We would recommend them.
Joseph  L.
Joseph L. Belize
Know the Captain can’t control whether or not th fish bite. His knowledge increases your odds but no guarantee.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Know the Captain can’t control whether or not th fish bite. His knowledge increases your odds but no guarantee.
William  M.
William M. Conway, AR
The seaweed issue was a bit of a problem when reef fishing. The bait periodically got hung up on the seaweed and needed to cleaned off. However the water is spectacular and the fishing very good.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The seaweed issue was a bit of a problem when reef fishing. The bait periodically got hung up on the seaweed and needed to cleaned off. However the water is spectacular and the fishing very good.
William  S.
William S. Grand Rapids, MI
If you want to go to the reef make sure those with weak stomachs take Dramamine
Excellent
4.7 / 5
If you want to go to the reef make sure those with weak stomachs take Dramamine
Robert  B.
Robert B. Hudsonville, Michigan
Book with Esley, inform him what interests you and he will take care of the rest. Esley is the best Captain on the island.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with Esley, inform him what interests you and he will take care of the rest. Esley is the best Captain on the island.
Kyle  K.
Kyle K. The Bronx, New York

GoFish Belize – Reef/BBQ/Snorkel
GoFish Belize – Reef/BBQ/Snorkel
Fishing charter in San Pedro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
My family went out with Ricky and Jose and the trip was amazing. Scheduling the trip was easy and they were very responsive and communicative. Ricky and Jose helped us bring in a great haul of tasty fish and Jose put in a great effort grabbing us a ton of lobster. The beach BBQ was great eating and the snorkeling was great too. Saw plenty of nurse sharks, rays and life around the reef. Definitely recommend.
Kevin  S.
Kevin S. Belize City, BZ
Captain Rogel Sanchez
Captain Rogel Sanchez
Fishing charter in San Pedro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(39 reviews)
The trip was amazing. Very nice crew and equipment. We started the day fishing along the reef then went lobster hunting. We had a good amount of fish and lobster by the end of the day. We also hit some tuna on the way home. Crews picked us up at our hotel then dropped us off with our cleaned fish. Would recommend this trip!
Brandon  V.
Brandon V. Gold Bar, WA
Placencia Fishing Charters – Capt. Edlin
Placencia Fishing Charters – Capt. Edlin
Fishing charter in Placencia
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
Love my experience with Capt Edlin. Great equipment! HUGE KNOWLEDGE base….if you are a true sportsman and want a large variety of large fish….the guy knows his stuff! We named he put us on it!
Nathan  M.
Nathan M. Argyle, TX
Nano Guerrero
Nano Guerrero
Fishing charter in San Pedro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(73 reviews)
Captain nano was an excellent guide. Very patient and great at improving your fishing skills. He can spot a bonefish in any conditions.
Tyler  W.
Tyler W. Norman, OK
Reel, Grill & Chill Belize
Reel, Grill & Chill Belize
Fishing charter in San Pedro
Very good
4.0 / 5
(105 reviews)
While the boat was not what we expected, it was a great trip. Captain Wilfred worked really hard to make sure we went home with a great catch. The fishing equipment and bait were great, and he took us to a few different spots and recommended a good hook and cook right off the dock. Thanks!
Kathy  S.
Kathy S. Belize City, Belize District
Reel, Grill & Chill Belize
Reel, Grill & Chill Belize
Fishing charter in San Pedro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(105 reviews)
Captain Wilfred was amazing! Not the best fisher and he helped and coached me throughout the trip. Ended up catching a handful of fish and a shark. After we went snorkeling where Captain caught some lobsters for our lunch. We saw turtles, sting rays, nurse sharks, and a lot of awesome fish. Then we went to a private island and Captain cooked one of the best meals I’ve had. Highly recommend this trip!
Chelsea  B.
Chelsea B. Dallas, TX
Reel, Grill & Chill Belize
Reel, Grill & Chill Belize
Fishing charter in San Pedro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(105 reviews)
It was raining but Captain did his best to keep us out of the rain and on the fish. Caught plenty of fish and had even more bites. Highly recommend anyone w a party of two to go on this trip. The mosquitos were bad w recent rain so we had lunch on the boat while w snorkeled. A wonderful experience and amazing food.
Allen  E.
Allen E. Lawrence, KS
Reel, Grill & Chill Belize
Reel, Grill & Chill Belize
Fishing charter in San Pedro
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(105 reviews)
We caught fish all day and seven different species, if I counted right. Willie would move us some place else if the fishing slowed down, and we always caught fish again. He has 30+ years of experience fishing these waters.
Joan  M.
Joan M. Shady Cove, OR
Belize Candace Fish And Reef Tours
Belize Candace Fish And Reef Tours
Fishing charter in San Pedro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
We had the best half day fishing the reef and doing some deep sea fishing. Marco and Joel helped us cast and bait They taught 6 girls with no experience how to dish and we caught multiple fish each!
Amanda  F.
Amanda F. Denver, CO
Reel, Grill & Chill Belize
Reel, Grill & Chill Belize
Fishing charter in San Pedro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(105 reviews)
Loved the personal feeling of the trip, captain Wilfred knew what he was doing and is very experienced. We got to see/do so many things and we had a great time doing it! Definitely recommend! Also had an amazing dinner cooked for us!
Alejandro  M.
Alejandro M. Belize City, Belize District
Uprising Tours Fishing
Uprising Tours Fishing
Fishing charter in San Pedro
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(92 reviews)
It was a such a good fishing morning that we felt we could go back early. We fished at least 2 dozen snappers in just a couple of hours counting moving around from one spot to another. Captain Eric’s crew were outstanding and made sure we were content. I highly recommend them!
Julio  T.
Julio T. Belize
Reel, Grill & Chill Belize
Reel, Grill & Chill Belize
Fishing charter in San Pedro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(105 reviews)
A fantastic time! Start the conversation early and ask multiple questions the captain is always ready to answer. He also cooks great food! The fish were biting and he put us in the right spots. My wife hasn’t fished a lot the captain was patient and taught us both a lot. God bless! Hopefully will book another trip in the future
Sage  D.
Sage D. La Grande, OR
Nano Guerrero
Nano Guerrero
Fishing charter in San Pedro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(73 reviews)
In my opinion you will not find a better guide than Nano for fishing the flats of San Pedro. He was very patient and knowledgeable since it was my first time fly rod fishing. He spent time teaching me the technique and then found the spots where the fish were schooling in the flats. I caught a few and had a great time on the water. If you want a knowledgeable guide.... book with Nano !
Rory  S.
Rory S. Cedar Park, TX
Get To Know Belize – Fishing & Snorkeling
Get To Know Belize – Fishing & Snorkeling
Fishing charter in Hopkins
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
Went out with my wife and 78 year old mother. Caught fish, snorkeled and Medz caught lobster and crab. They cooked our catch and it was fantastic! What a great trip! A perfect family adventure.
Erik  W.
Erik W. Georgetown, TX
Reel, Grill & Chill Belize
Reel, Grill & Chill Belize
Fishing charter in San Pedro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(105 reviews)
We had the best day fishing and snorkeling with Captain Willie, and the lunch he cooked with the fish we caught was amazing! We definitely recommend booking a day trip with him!
Christy  C.
Christy C. Atlanta, Georgia
Captain Rogel Sanchez
Captain Rogel Sanchez
Fishing charter in San Pedro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(39 reviews)
Roger and Sam worked their tails off. Bring a guide isn’t as easy as it seems and they killed it. Spear fishing while snorkeling was amazing.
Zeph  R.
Zeph R. Belize City, Belize District
Reel, Grill & Chill Belize
Reel, Grill & Chill Belize
Fishing charter in San Pedro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(105 reviews)
He knew the right spots to fish and was spot with his service and professionalism. Had a great time on the water fishing with him.
John  W.
John W. Atlanta, GA
Captain Rogel Sanchez
Captain Rogel Sanchez
Fishing charter in San Pedro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(39 reviews)
We had a great time with Rogel. His knowledge of the area and skill is amazing. Super strong swimmer and helped us haul in some great snapper and lobster for dinner.
Ross  C.
Ross C. Annetta North, TX
Nano Guerrero
Nano Guerrero
Fishing charter in San Pedro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(73 reviews)
Nano had me on bone fish all day. He knows the water around Ambergris and surrounding areas very well. He used various techniques to get us on the fish and to get me good shots at them. I caught several, missed more and Nano worked hard the whole time poling, coaching and spotting. We covered allot of water, he helped me get better at my fly casting and it was an all around great day.
Jeffrey  F.
Jeffrey F. Belize City, Belize District
Captain Rogel Sanchez
Captain Rogel Sanchez
Fishing charter in San Pedro
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(39 reviews)
We just wanted to catch fish and Captain Rogel made sure we did. He was on time and we enjoyed or day with him.
Juan  B.
Juan B. Seguin, TX