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4.7 / 5
(82 reviews)
Caye Caulker
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trips from US $350
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4.9 / 5
(140 reviews)
San Pedro
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trips from US $355
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trips from US $250
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4.9 / 5
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San Pedro
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trips from US $350
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(88 reviews)
Placencia
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trips from US $300
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San Pedro
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trips from US $325
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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 US $368, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you US $630 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:
  • Extended fishing trips – US $1,220
  • 4-hour fishing trips – US $399
  • 6-hour fishing trips – US $541
  • 7-hour fishing trips – US $462
  • 8-hour fishing trips – US $699

Fishing in Belize

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 Fishing Seasons

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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What anglers said about fishing in Belize

Good time for bonito and King Macs. Barras are always around the shallows.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Good time for bonito and King Macs. Barras are always around the shallows.
Waata Daag Fishing Adventures
Waata Daag Fishing Adventures
We were able to catch quite a few species of fish and also a good amount. We are very happy fishing in February in San Pedro.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We were able to catch quite a few species of fish and also a good amount. We are very happy fishing in February in San Pedro.
Reel, Grill & Chill Belize
Reel, Grill & Chill Belize
Although you can catch bigger fish off shore, reef fishing has great odds of bringing home some delicious fare for your dinner to be cooked locally.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Although you can catch bigger fish off shore, reef fishing has great odds of bringing home some delicious fare for your dinner to be cooked locally.
Uprising Tours Fishing – Knotty Pirate
Uprising Tours Fishing – Knotty Pirate
Keep in mind we were spear fishing, not deep-sea or reef fishing with fishing poles. We were successful in our catch and ate a great meal that same night.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Keep in mind we were spear fishing, not deep-sea or reef fishing with fishing poles. We were successful in our catch and ate a great meal that same night.
Captain Rogel Sanchez
Captain Rogel Sanchez
Having your own equipment is recommended mostly so you are familiar with it. Learn the double haul cast for windy situations it's always present...be patient, it's more like hunting than fishing
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Having your own equipment is recommended mostly so you are familiar with it. Learn the double haul cast for windy situations it's always present...be patient, it's more like hunting than fishing
Captain Nato
Captain Nato
Stayed inside reef because of wind. Lots of action and had several fish on the line before they got off. Good AM fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Stayed inside reef because of wind. Lots of action and had several fish on the line before they got off. Good AM fishing.
Reel, Grill & Chill Belize
Reel, Grill & Chill Belize
Get with Captain Rogel of Rogel's Adventures! He will put you on the fish!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get with Captain Rogel of Rogel's Adventures! He will put you on the fish!!
Captain Rogel Sanchez
Captain Rogel Sanchez
Great fishing, caught Cuda, king and Spanish mackeral mutton snapper, tuna, and grunts of multiple variety This is wahoo season. We didn't catch any billfish, but they are around. Feb and March more for sails and marlin. Great fishing inshore and offshire!¡
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great fishing, caught Cuda, king and Spanish mackeral mutton snapper, tuna, and grunts of multiple variety This is wahoo season. We didn't catch any billfish, but they are around. Feb and March more for sails and marlin. Great fishing inshore and offshire!¡
Fish 101 Belize
Fish 101 Belize
Plenty of sporty fish!!! Wahoo season is now bilut the king mackrel bite was amazing. Mahogany Bay pool bar did a superior job cooking outlr catch!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Plenty of sporty fish!!! Wahoo season is now bilut the king mackrel bite was amazing. Mahogany Bay pool bar did a superior job cooking outlr catch!
Freedom Tours – Trolling Passion
Freedom Tours – Trolling Passion
If you're targeting a specific species ask to see if they're around when you're planning your trip. I was hunting permit and they are hard to find in December
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you're targeting a specific species ask to see if they're around when you're planning your trip. I was hunting permit and they are hard to find in December
Nano Guerrero
Nano Guerrero
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!
Freedom Tours – Lucky Strike
Freedom Tours – Lucky Strike
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
In 2 Deep Charters Belize – 30’ Custom Panga
In 2 Deep Charters Belize – 30’ Custom Panga
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.
Captain Rogel Sanchez
Captain Rogel Sanchez Macon, VA
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!
Reel, Grill & Chill Belize
Reel, Grill & Chill Belize 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.
Reel, Grill & Chill Belize
Reel, Grill & Chill Belize 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.
Captain offshore fishing
Captain offshore fishing 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
In 2 Deep Charters Belize – 30’ Custom Panga
In 2 Deep Charters Belize – 30’ Custom Panga 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.
Reel, Grill & Chill Belize
Reel, Grill & Chill Belize 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!
Freedom Tours – Lucky Strike
Freedom Tours – Lucky Strike 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.
Nano Guerrero
Nano Guerrero San Pedro Town, Belize District

How did anglers rate fishing charters in Belize?

Nano Guerrero
Nano Guerrero
Fishing charter in San Pedro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(140 reviews)
Although I did not catch every fish I hooked Nano set me up on fish all day long. Nano put me in front of bonefish, permit, snook, sharks, barracuda and jack crevelles. It was a windy and cloudy day so making a good cast was tough and spotting fish was also tough. Nano knows where the fish are
Darryl  T.
Darryl T.
Nano Guerrero
Nano Guerrero
Fishing charter in San Pedro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(140 reviews)
Nano is the best fishing guide I have ever been with. He took the time today to first of all, one on one, give us some casting tips specific to the conditions for the day. He was a master at hunting down and guiding us in catching some wonderful bonefish. We have booked him again three days from now and are looking forward to this.
Glen  M.
Glen M.
Ali Mermaid Adventures – 30'
Ali Mermaid Adventures – 30'
Fishing charter in San Pedro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Great humor great fishing! Went out of their way to get me hooked up with a few sharks too! Omar cooked lunch best meal we've had in belize!!!
Lucas  H.
Lucas H.
Nano Guerrero
Nano Guerrero
Fishing charter in San Pedro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(140 reviews)
He will put you on the fish with plenty of opportunities. If you can't cast you will be frustrated.
Rhet  S.
Rhet S.
Waata Daag Fishing Adventures
Waata Daag Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Placencia
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(88 reviews)
Captain Grayson was right on time in the morning and put us on the fish under an hour from leaving the dock. He put us on King Mackerel, Bonito and Barracuda and we caught many fish. I would recommend Capt Grayson and his boat for your 1/2 or full day fishing out of Placencia town.
Jeffrey  K.
Jeffrey K.
Nano Guerrero
Nano Guerrero
Fishing charter in San Pedro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(140 reviews)
He was a great captain. Understood my level of fishing and helped you get better in all the right ways. We were always on the fish and had a great time. Highly recommend
Charles  P.
Charles P.
Captain Rogel Sanchez
Captain Rogel Sanchez
Fishing charter in San Pedro
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(110 reviews)
We caught a lot of fish and several different species. Everytime it slowed down he would move us to a new spot to get some action again. Very easy to talk to and have a good time with. Catching fish is an important part of the trip but the total experience he gives you is definitely worth it. Definitely will do again.
Zane  R.
Zane R.
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
(8 reviews)
Great trip! Caught lots of snapper. Crew was knowledgeable and very competent on the water! We booked this as an independent excursion. They met us just outside of the cruise ship terminal. Would highly recommend!
Jennifer  P.
Jennifer P.
Captain Rogel Sanchez
Captain Rogel Sanchez
Fishing charter in San Pedro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(110 reviews)
We went on a half day spearfishing trip. Rogel is an awesome captain and guide! We caught plenty of lobster and conch. Rogel also got us on snapper and a grouper. This was the experience of a lifetime and I may be addicted to spearfishing now. Book with this guy!!!
Steven  D.
Steven D.
Nano Guerrero
Nano Guerrero
Fishing charter in San Pedro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(140 reviews)
Nano is remarkably patient and knowledgeable. I would recommend him highly.
Fred  Z.
Fred Z.
Esley Usher Fishing - Agua Mala
Esley Usher Fishing - Agua Mala
Fishing charter in Caye Caulker
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(82 reviews)
Caught a barracuda and lots of conch feesing tarpon snorkeling In Hol chin was awesome We would use him again
Scott  W.
Scott W.
Esley Usher Fishing - Agua Mala
Esley Usher Fishing - Agua Mala
Fishing charter in Caye Caulker
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(82 reviews)
Had a great time with Esley. Definitely knows the area. Moved to different spots if we didn’t have a bite. Caught enough for a nice lunch and also managed to get some conch for fresh ceviche to go with our mackerel and snapper.
Terry  H.
Terry H.
Captain Rogel Sanchez
Captain Rogel Sanchez
Fishing charter in San Pedro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(110 reviews)
We had a fantastic time with Captain Rogel! His 20+ years of experience really pays off. Our first dive down we were chasing down an endless amount of lobster, fish, and conch. He works very hard to insure you have a very successful day. I would highly recommend him! Thanks for a great morning Rogel!
Keith  Z.
Keith Z.
Waata Daag Fishing Adventures
Waata Daag Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Placencia
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(88 reviews)
Grayson worked really hard to get us fishing - weather wasn’t great, but caught Snook and saw some great parts of the lagoon
Anna  B.
Anna B.
Esley Usher Fishing - Agua Mala
Esley Usher Fishing - Agua Mala
Fishing charter in Caye Caulker
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(82 reviews)
I’m not a fisherman by any means but had a great time. Very relaxing and caught 2 fish. The captain took us over to the pelican sunset who cooked it up for us. Delish.
Bok  L.
Bok L.
Esley Usher Fishing - Agua Mala
Esley Usher Fishing - Agua Mala
Fishing charter in Caye Caulker
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(82 reviews)
Esley was a great guide and helped us catch a barracuda and several other reef fish. He provided a delicious lunch and we had a wonderful day fishing with him!
Emily  L.
Emily L.
Captain Rogel Sanchez
Captain Rogel Sanchez
Fishing charter in San Pedro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(110 reviews)
Captain Sanchez was great. He worked hard at finding fish, explaining techniques, and handling everything.
John  I.
John I.
Captain Rogel Sanchez
Captain Rogel Sanchez
Fishing charter in San Pedro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(110 reviews)
We booked Rogel for two half days of reef fishing. He consistently put us on the fish, or moved quickly to find another great spot. Always quick with helping with gear or bait. Highly recommend.
Suzanne  M.
Suzanne M.
Esley Usher Fishing - Agua Mala
Esley Usher Fishing - Agua Mala
Fishing charter in Caye Caulker
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(82 reviews)
Esley spoiled us by turning us on to some great fishing, snorkeling and conch hunting. We had a full day of enjoying what the belizean ocean has to offer. I would recommend captain Esley before any other fishing charters as he knows the area superbly and is an easy person to trust and spend the day with. Thanks Edley
Alex  V.
Alex V.
Nano Guerrero
Nano Guerrero
Fishing charter in San Pedro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(140 reviews)
Nano was great! Caught many bones and had close calls with permit and tarpon. Had I been better at casting we would have killed them all day long.
Carl  S.
Carl S.

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