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Belize: 54 fishing charters available

Nano Guerrero
Nano Guerrero

San Pedro • 23 ft • 2 persons

Nano Guerrero invites you to go fishing around the scenic flats of Ambergris Caye, Belize.

"What a man! Capt Nano has the patience of a saint, eyes of an eagle and boat skills honed over 25 years fishing the Ambergris Caye." —⁠ Andrew,
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trips fromUS $355
Reel, Grill & Chill Belize
Reel, Grill & Chill Belize

San Pedro • 23 ft • 6 persons

Operating out of San Pedro, Belize, Reel, Grill & Chill Belize is a boutique company specializing in private charters only.

"Had a great experience with Wildfred. He answered all my questions before I booked in a very timely manner." —⁠ Karley,
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trips fromUS $250
Esley Usher Fishing - Agua Mala
Esley Usher Fishing - Agua Mala

Caye Caulker • 25 ft • 5 persons

Elsey Usher Fishing operates around the stunning Caye Caulker, taking groups out to explore Belize’s unique scenery and enjoy its incredible angling.

"The weather was not on our side as there were strong winds. Esley kept that in mind for our trip and recommended waiting." —⁠ Rebecca,
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trips fromUS $350
Captain Nato
Captain Nato

San Pedro • 23 ft • 3 persons

Meet the beauties and variety of Belizean marine life with Captain Nato.

"After 2 previous Bonefish hunts in Hawaii and Florida Keys with zero shots was looking forward to all Belize had to offer." —⁠ Rob,
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trips fromUS $325
Freedom Tours – Trolling Passion
Freedom Tours – Trolling Passion

San Pedro • 26 ft • 10 persons

COVID-19 Update: Freedom Tours is open for business and ready to show you a great time while adhering to all the safety protocols.

"Captain Hillyboo, Carla and Seabreeze did a great job. They got us on some Mahi that made for one great dinner." —⁠ John,
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trips fromUS $280
Waata Daag Fishing Adventures
Waata Daag Fishing Adventures

Placencia • 25 ft • 4 persons

Get ready for an all-inclusive adventure in Belize and book your next trip with Waata Daag Fishing Adventures!

"The trip starts out meeting Captain Grayson and ends with saying good bye to your friend Grayson." —⁠ Craig,
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trips fromUS $300
Uprising Tours Fishing – Knotty Pirate
Uprising Tours Fishing – Knotty Pirate

San Pedro • 30 ft • 8 persons

After countless fishing adventures and unforgettable trips, Uprising Tours Fishing has an even better offer for you.

"It’s in their slogan - work hard, play hard (you’ll even see a variation of that on their shirts)." —⁠ Bob,
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trips fromUS $500
Captain Tayo The Epic – San Pedro
Captain Tayo The Epic – San Pedro

San Pedro • 21 ft • 2 persons

Spend the day with Captain Tayo and cast for your dreams over the flats of San Pedro!

"Due to an unforeseen situation brought by Mother Nature, we had to abandon our original plan of fishing the mangroves for tarpon and snook after only about an hour." —⁠ Matthew,
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trips fromUS $350
Belize Candace Fish And Reef Tours
Belize Candace Fish And Reef Tours

San Pedro • 25 ft • 8 persons

Welcome to Belize Candace Fish And Reef Tours! Join Captain Joel, a local fisherman who’s been catching fish with ease since he was a child.

"Our captain, Mundo, made this trip amazing! My girlfriend and I were amazed at the number of fish we caught." —⁠ Tyler,
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trips fromUS $450
Secluded Charters
Secluded Charters

San Pedro • 25 ft • 4 persons

Secluded Charters welcomes you to the stunning waters of San Pedro.

"Thomas took me out - 1 angler - and hit right on plan. Catch some small snapper - check - and then move outside the reef for something bigger." —⁠ Scott,
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trips fromUS $400
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Belize

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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. 

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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.
 

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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.

Belize Fishing Calendar

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What anglers said about fishing in Belize

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Top Types of Fishing in Belize

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Top Fishing Techniques in Belize

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Top Targeted Species in Belize

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