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Belize: 49 fishing charters available
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4.8 / 5
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San Pedro
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trips from $250
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4.9 / 5
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San Pedro
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trips from $355
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(60 reviews)
San Pedro
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trips from $350
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Caye Caulker
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trips from $350
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4.4 / 5
(120 reviews)
San Pedro
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trips from $280
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(28 reviews)
Placencia
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trips from $450
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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San Pedro
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trips from $375
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5.0 / 5
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San Pedro
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trips from $500
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Placencia
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trips from $300
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The average price for a private 4 hour Belize fishing trip is $374, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $617 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 – $400
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $875
  • 7-hour fishing trips – $461
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $720

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 25577 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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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
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
Call ahead to see what will be running it will help you plan your day better. Half days may be better option if bill fish aren't really running.
Very good
3.7 / 5
Call ahead to see what will be running it will help you plan your day better. Half days may be better option if bill fish aren't really running.
Aaron  R.
Aaron R. Belize City, Belize District
You'll be fishing within 10mins from leaving the dock. Its 450 deep just beyond the reef. Deep sea fishing is all trolling, not bottom fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
You'll be fishing within 10mins from leaving the dock. Its 450 deep just beyond the reef. Deep sea fishing is all trolling, not bottom fishing.
Jeremy  T.
Jeremy T. Belize

Reel, Grill & Chill Belize
Reel, Grill & Chill Belize
Fishing charter in San Pedro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(135 reviews)
We were lucky to hook up with Captain Willie! He was very patient and helpful! We caught dozens of fish, snapper of all types, mackerel and others. Big waves but always felt in good hands. Couldn't ask for a better day!!! Thanks again Willie!
Sally  G.
Sally G. Ames, IA
Captain Rogel Sanchez
Captain Rogel Sanchez
Fishing charter in San Pedro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(60 reviews)
Captain Rogel and Samir were absolutely fantastic. This was the best part of our trip and we had an awesome vacation. These guys know the water like the back of their hand. They will make sure you catch your lunch and I have to say this was also my favorite meal. They were friendly, attentive, and professional. Highly recommended!
Regina  M.
Regina M. Buffalo, NY
In 2 Deep Charters Belize – 37’ Intrepid
In 2 Deep Charters Belize – 37’ Intrepid
Fishing charter in Belize City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
We had an amazing day with Captain Stefon and Mario! Every detail was taken care of, the communication leading up to the trip was excellent and we had a great day fishing, including landing a sailfish! Highly recommend using In 2 Deep Charters is you are looking for a great fishing day in Belize!
Leigh  H.
Leigh H. Belize City, Belize District
Reel, Grill & Chill Belize
Reel, Grill & Chill Belize
Fishing charter in San Pedro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(135 reviews)
Willy is an experienced pro. Hes great with the boat. He was fabulous helping my wife and daughter learn casting and hook setting. He knows where the fish are and we had a great day catching 30-40 snapper despite the high winds and choppy waves. Thank you Willy!
Greg  A.
Greg A. Pottstown, PA
GoFish Belize – Capt. Abner Marin
GoFish Belize – Capt. Abner Marin
Fishing charter in San Pedro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
As always awesome! Got my son his first Tarpon within 30 minutes of hitting the spot!
David  W.
David W. Lompoc, CA
In 2 Deep Charters Belize – 37’ Intrepid
In 2 Deep Charters Belize – 37’ Intrepid
Fishing charter in Belize City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Excellent equipment, excellent boat, and experienced captain which did everything possible for us to have the best experience possible. 5 stars all the way. You can not go wrong with them.
STEPHEN  A.
STEPHEN A. Stanley, KY
Get To Know Belize – Reef Fishing
Get To Know Belize – Reef Fishing
Fishing charter in Hopkins
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
The best fishing trip we have been on! Super knowledgeable and friendly. Would 1000% recommend.
Brittany  M.
Brittany M. Pflugerville, TX
Captain Rogel Sanchez
Captain Rogel Sanchez
Fishing charter in San Pedro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(60 reviews)
Have booked fishing trips all over the world, highly recommend Captain Rogel’s charter. Booking process was easy, lots of communication. Was picked up right at the hotel pier by Captain Sammy. Fantastic day, the bite was on. Caught enough fish for a great lunch. Captain Sammy was top notch, constantly working the lines, cleaning the boat and even let us swim and blast tunes. Perfect day and 100% recommend.
Ethan  H.
Ethan H. Belize City, Belize District
Reel, Grill & Chill Belize
Reel, Grill & Chill Belize
Fishing charter in San Pedro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(135 reviews)
Did a half day and it worked out perfectly. Would definitely recommend. The fish I caught were fileted on the boat and our hotel cooked it all up for us. Great experience!
James  C.
James C. Cypress, TX
Captain Rogel Sanchez
Captain Rogel Sanchez
Fishing charter in San Pedro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(60 reviews)
Captain Rogel is an excellent teacher (casting) and has a good eye for finding fish! He got me on the fish and helped me catch and land them as well. He is also very patient and easy to be with. Time/money we’ll spent!!
Kass  H.
Kass H. Houston, Texas
Captain Rogel Sanchez
Captain Rogel Sanchez
Fishing charter in San Pedro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(60 reviews)
Rogel can do it all but he is an exceptional spear fisherman. We ended up going out with him 5 days. We fly fished, spear fished 2 days, Caye Caulker tour and reef fished. He is polite, on time, and worked hard to make sure the experience was everything we wanted! You won’t be disappointed!
Nicole  P.
Nicole P. Ogden, Utah
Reel, Grill & Chill Belize
Reel, Grill & Chill Belize
Fishing charter in San Pedro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(135 reviews)
Great first time solo ocean fishing experience! Capt Willie was helpful with instruction and patient with my inexperience. Caught snapper, Grouper (released), saw a huge tiger shark, rays, turtles, birds!! Highly recommend this charter. Lots of positive comments from locals about the Leslie family. An amazing morning!!
Eunice  R.
Eunice R. Marion, SC
Captain Rogel Sanchez
Captain Rogel Sanchez
Fishing charter in San Pedro
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(60 reviews)
Although the fish did not cooperate the Captain did find them. We saw many Bonefish but only 1 was hungry enough to take the bait. Captain Rogel picked us up at our dock, with a breakfast sandwich for my grandson and me. We were fishing within 20 minutes and seeing fish immediately. He was very good helping my grandson who was not as experienced as I with site casting. If I were going backwater in Belieze again I would ask for Captain Rogel.
George  K.
George K. Oxford, CT
Reel, Grill & Chill Belize
Reel, Grill & Chill Belize
Fishing charter in San Pedro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(135 reviews)
If we could have given Willy 6 stars we would have! He was an amazing guide, teacher, host and conversationalist. He’s native to the island and knows all the history. We caught more fish than we could handle. Thank you, Willy. We’ll be in touch when we return to beautiful Belize.
Mike  M.
Mike M. Bluffton, SC
Uprising Tours Fishing – Knotty Pirate
Uprising Tours Fishing – Knotty Pirate
Fishing charter in San Pedro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
It was a great day on the water. Captain Erik and mate Chris were very accommodating and helpful. They worked hard to get some fish for us. Chris was constantly working the rods and bait and Erik worked the waters well.
Jim  M.
Jim M. Belize City, Belize District
Captain Rogel Sanchez
Captain Rogel Sanchez
Fishing charter in San Pedro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(60 reviews)
We had a great day reef fishing with Capt. Rogel! We caught lots of fish. We even caught a couple barracuda in the afternoon! It was an amazing day!
Matt  M.
Matt M. Belize City, Belize District
Reel, Grill & Chill Belize
Reel, Grill & Chill Belize
Fishing charter in San Pedro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(135 reviews)
We had a great morning fishing with Wilfred… we caught 5 different types of fish and he kept us baited with a line in the water… he knew about fishing, and the history of Ambergris Cay… a great time😀
Judy  O.
Judy O. Vernonburg, GA
Nano Guerrero
Nano Guerrero
Fishing charter in San Pedro
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(86 reviews)
My wife and I did a full day with Nano for our Honey moon. I had some salt water experience and this was my wife’s first time out! Nano was very patient with us and taught us a lot! We caught several bones and Nano did a great job teaching my wife. He even got he a fish! Overall great trip!!
Chase  A.
Chase A. Yellowtail, MT
Belize Candace Fish And Reef Tours
Belize Candace Fish And Reef Tours
Fishing charter in San Pedro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
Absolutely amazing!!! From start to finish we had an amazing time! Can't wait to go back and do their snorkeling tour. We did the all day fishing snorkeling and BBQ lunch. Caught lots of fish. Was able to snorkel around the beautiful Reef and also swim with nurse sharks and sting rays. Lunch on the secluded island was perfect! 1000% will do again!
Dana  S.
Dana S. Jacksonville, FL
Captain Rogel Sanchez
Captain Rogel Sanchez
Fishing charter in San Pedro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(60 reviews)
Rogel traveled 2 hours to meet us in Belize City. He put us on Tarpon (they were rolling all around us) but no hook-ups - not sure why. Same with bonefish - all around - and we did get hook-ups on the fly. Both myself and fishing buddy did not cast long distance and technique may have been an issue. All-in-all, a good day and would recommend him.
Gail  E.
Gail E. United States