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4.9 / 5
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San Pedro
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San Pedro
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4.8 / 5
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4.8 / 5
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San Pedro
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San Pedro
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San Pedro
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San Pedro
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San Pedro
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According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Belize are: Full list of top fishing charters in Belize

The average price for a private 4 hour Belize fishing trip is $381, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $647 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Belize that received great reviews from families are:

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Many fishing charters in Belize provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Belize are:
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $397
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $875
  • 7-hour fishing trips – $451
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $674

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. 

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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
4.4 / 5
Based on 27950 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.

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Don’t hesitate to book the trip, visit this beautiful country and experience what it has to offer!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don’t hesitate to book the trip, visit this beautiful country and experience what it has to offer!
Christopher  R.
Christopher R.
Communication is key, if you are booking from a cruise ship the terminals can be tricky. Stay in contact with Stef and you’ll find the boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Communication is key, if you are booking from a cruise ship the terminals can be tricky. Stay in contact with Stef and you’ll find the boat
Bryce  S.
Bryce S.
Bring plenty of strong insect repellent not for the boat but for Ambergris Caye. The island has lots of standing water and trash everywhere and we were not able to go outside day or night without spraying down with repellent. We will not be going back to this island which is unfortunate because we had a great time once we were out on the boat.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Bring plenty of strong insect repellent not for the boat but for Ambergris Caye. The island has lots of standing water and trash everywhere and we were not able to go outside day or night without spraying down with repellent. We will not be going back to this island which is unfortunate because we had a great time once we were out on the boat.
Dennis  K.
Dennis K. Macon, VA
Be patient. If the wind isnt moving, it gets very hot, and the fish are able to see swivel/weights/etc. As soon as the wind picked up a little, we moved back to the spot we started at, and caught the fish that wouldn’t bite in the morning.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be patient. If the wind isnt moving, it gets very hot, and the fish are able to see swivel/weights/etc. As soon as the wind picked up a little, we moved back to the spot we started at, and caught the fish that wouldn’t bite in the morning.
Jon  S.
Jon S. Waxahachie, TX
Fishing in San Pedro you are sure to catch a variety of fish on the reef using live bait like snapper, triggerfish and barracuda. Don't sit around the resort pool all day... Get out and fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing in San Pedro you are sure to catch a variety of fish on the reef using live bait like snapper, triggerfish and barracuda. Don't sit around the resort pool all day... Get out and fish!
Adam  T.
Adam T. Alexandria, VA
Communicate with your captain on expectations and what kind of fishing you'd like to do prior to meeting. They are more than happy to accommodate when possible.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Communicate with your captain on expectations and what kind of fishing you'd like to do prior to meeting. They are more than happy to accommodate when possible.
Daniel  B.
Daniel B. Matawan, NJ
The guide has gear but bringing gear you are familiar with using may get you more fish.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
The guide has gear but bringing gear you are familiar with using may get you more fish.
Joseph  P.
Joseph P. Boise, ID
just go for it! you won’t be disappointed in the variety that is in these waters
Excellent
5.0 / 5
just go for it! you won’t be disappointed in the variety that is in these waters
Jameson  B.
Jameson B. Pulaski, VA
Diverse species and options to fish inside and reef oe outside reef for bigger game fish species.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Diverse species and options to fish inside and reef oe outside reef for bigger game fish species.
Bruce  M.
Bruce M. Idaho Falls, ID
The wahoo and Marlin bite has slowed down for the season but the barracuda was good! Started picking up some grouper and mahi mahi! Our boat caught a huge bull!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
The wahoo and Marlin bite has slowed down for the season but the barracuda was good! Started picking up some grouper and mahi mahi! Our boat caught a huge bull!
Vint  C.
Vint C. McGregor, TX
Bring your own gear but get on the flats with a good guide day 1. You'll learn bait, locations and what's biting from the charter and then apply it to DIY fishing for later days.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring your own gear but get on the flats with a good guide day 1. You'll learn bait, locations and what's biting from the charter and then apply it to DIY fishing for later days.
Brad  B.
Brad B. San Pedro Town, Belize District
The area is beautiful. You can fish either within the reef or past the reef. Be sure to specify with the boat captain what type of fish you are looking to catch. We had a great time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The area is beautiful. You can fish either within the reef or past the reef. Be sure to specify with the boat captain what type of fish you are looking to catch. We had a great time.
Justin  B.
Justin B. Caldwell, ID
Rogel adventures is the best! Booking with him in the future. Simply incredible captain!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Rogel adventures is the best! Booking with him in the future. Simply incredible captain!
Jon  E.
Jon E. Arvada, CO
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

Placencia Fishing Charters – Capt. Edlin
Placencia Fishing Charters – Capt. Edlin
Fishing charter in Placencia
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(42 reviews)
Lincoln took us out to the reef on a bit of a rough day.He was a pro and super friendly and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this outfitter!
Michael  M.
Michael M.
Reel, Grill & Chill Belize
Reel, Grill & Chill Belize
Fishing charter in San Pedro
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(207 reviews)
Willy took us to a great spot. I hooked up to a fish my second cast. The food was delicious and the beach we ate on was perfect and quiet. Loved the experience.
Raine  P.
Raine P.
Nano Guerrero
Nano Guerrero
Fishing charter in San Pedro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(120 reviews)
Learned allot as a lifetime fly fisherman in Oregon. Be ready to have spot on across the river distance cast in wind for those bones! Humbled and had such a good teach
Don  W.
Don W.
Belize Candace Fish And Reef Tours
Belize Candace Fish And Reef Tours
Fishing charter in San Pedro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Had a Great day on the water with Joel and Hero! Very knowledgeable and friendly! We caught enough fish for a great Dinner and caught about 10 different species of Fish. I would highly recommend them and would fish with them again!
Michael  E.
Michael E.
Nano Guerrero
Nano Guerrero
Fishing charter in San Pedro
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(120 reviews)
Captain is very kind and accommodating, especially for beginners. He knows how to help you catch fish!
Nathaniel  E.
Nathaniel E.
In 2 Deep Charters Belize – 30’ Custom Panga
In 2 Deep Charters Belize – 30’ Custom Panga
Fishing charter in Belize City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
Our boat had mechanical issues and Captain Stef was able to still get us out on another boat. We were on a short timeline with trying to get back to our cruise ship on schedule. He was able to not only get us back in time but also got us on some incredible fish and gave us an amazing experience. Hell of a captain and knows how to make your dreams a reality. Thanks for the great fishing and experience, we hope to be back in Belize again soon!
Bryce  S.
Bryce S.
Reel, Grill & Chill Belize
Reel, Grill & Chill Belize
Fishing charter in San Pedro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(207 reviews)
I will fish with Willie again! Not only was my fishing experience great, but I also gained a new friend which is probably more important. Great dude! Great experience. Great ceviche!!!
Bart  R.
Bart R.
Captain Rogel Sanchez
Captain Rogel Sanchez
Fishing charter in San Pedro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(96 reviews)
We had a great trip with Captain Rogel! The half day was perfect for our 6 and 10 year old daughters. We had done some fishing before but in no way experts and he was very patient and helpful in teaching us. His boat was clean and comfortable. My husband was happy to have someone else untangle lines and clean the fish for us. My 6 year daughter caught the most fish!
Tara  K.
Tara K.
GoFish Belize – Capt. Carlos B.
GoFish Belize – Capt. Carlos B.
Fishing charter in San Pedro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Carlos and Gordo couldn't have been better. They worked extremely hard and put in miles to put me on fish. Had several opportunities at Bones and Snook. Landed several Bones and two Snook. Had a shot a Tarpon but didn't connect. Highly recommend!
Chris  M.
Chris M.
Reel, Grill & Chill Belize
Reel, Grill & Chill Belize
Fishing charter in San Pedro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(207 reviews)
Wilfred puts the effort in, has his equipment ready to go, and works to put you on the fish.
Mark  G.
Mark G.
In 2 Deep Charters Belize – 30’ Custom Panga
In 2 Deep Charters Belize – 30’ Custom Panga
Fishing charter in Belize City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
Captain Steph and his crew took great care of us even when we were running late! We would highly recommend!
Susan  H.
Susan H.
Reel, Grill & Chill Belize
Reel, Grill & Chill Belize
Fishing charter in San Pedro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(207 reviews)
Great fishing, Wilfred was very knowledgeable and got us strait in to the fish including 3 Barracuda’s!
James  P.
James P.
Waata Daag Fishing Adventures
Waata Daag Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Placencia
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(80 reviews)
My wife and I had a great day with Captain Grayson! Born and raised in Placencia he is a true expert and a great guide. Our trip was truly a pleasure, thank you.
Johnny  L.
Johnny L.
Nano Guerrero
Nano Guerrero
Fishing charter in San Pedro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(120 reviews)
We had a great full-day fishing trip in the flats with Nano. He is knowledgeable and professional. I would recommend anyone book with him for a great trip!
Jordan  W.
Jordan W.
Nano Guerrero
Nano Guerrero
Fishing charter in San Pedro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(120 reviews)
Second time fishing with Nano and again it was a wonderful experience! We were on fish immediately! We caught a few bones and had a few others on! Nano even took time to give an impromptu fly fishing lesson to my friend who had never held a fly rod in his life. An amazing day out on the water! Thank you so much! Hope to fish with you again soon!
Ryan  P.
Ryan P.
Captain Rogel Sanchez
Captain Rogel Sanchez
Fishing charter in San Pedro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(96 reviews)
Rogel was awesome. He put us on fish. He was so good we booke with him a second day!
Mark  M.
Mark M.
Placencia Fishing Charters – Capt. Edlin
Placencia Fishing Charters – Capt. Edlin
Fishing charter in Placencia
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(42 reviews)
Great time fishing with captain Eldin and Lincoln. Caught lots of fish and had a great time.
Joel  M.
Joel M.
Reel, Grill & Chill Belize
Reel, Grill & Chill Belize
Fishing charter in San Pedro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(207 reviews)
Willie was on the fish in minutes! We had fish bites ng the entire trip! Great guide! Awesome trip!
Richard  C.
Richard C.
Waata Daag Fishing Adventures
Waata Daag Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Placencia
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(80 reviews)
Captain Grayson was fantastic. Had a great day a caught a bunch of barracudas. Highly recommend.
Henri  C.
Henri C. Phoenix, Arizona
Reel, Grill & Chill Belize
Reel, Grill & Chill Belize
Fishing charter in San Pedro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(207 reviews)
We had an amazing time with Capt Wilfred. He was very patient as I had never been fishing before. We were able to catch several snappers and barracudas. Then we went to a private beach and swam in the clear waters while he grilled up the fish. The food was sooooo tasty and there was more than enough to go around. We then went snorkeling to finish off the perfect day. Everything was amazing and I would do it again in a heartbeat!! Thank you so much!
Jolomi  I.
Jolomi I. Dunwoody, GA