Caye Caulker

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Caye Caulker: 36 fishing charters available

Esley Usher Fishing - Agua Mala

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

Reel, Grill & Chill Belize

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(72 reviews)
San Pedro
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $250

Nano Guerrero

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

Uprising Tours Fishing

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(87 reviews)
San Pedro
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trips from $475

Captain Rogel Sanchez

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(19 reviews)
San Pedro
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Belizean Deep Sea Fishing

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(6 reviews)
San Pedro
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trips from $450

Seabeauty

San Pedro
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trips from $400

Belize Candace Fish And Reef Tours

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
San Pedro
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trips from $325

GoFish Belize – Capt. Abner Marin

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

GoFish Belize – Capt. Carlos B.

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(3 reviews)
San Pedro
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trips from $460

Ever since it was discovered as the next up-and-coming Caribbean tourist destination in the 1970s, Caye Caulker, Belize hasn’t stopped attracting travelers and adventurers from all over the globe. Located 20 miles from Belize City and 14 miles from San Pedro, this tiny limestone coral island measures only a mile from east to west, and 5 miles from north to south. Even though the island is small in size, Caye Caulker fishing is larger than life!
 
Fishing has always been the essence of the local way of life and a generations-long tradition. It is said that Caye's fishing guides are some of the best in the country – saltwater runs through their veins and so does their love of fishing. 
 

Known For

 
Caye Caulker attracts scores of passionate anglers eager to test their game fishing skills. Formed of a limestone shelf covered by a sandbar, it lies in the heart of various species’ migratory routes, and its waters are exploding with lobster and conch as well. 
 
The abundance of species combined with the island's unique location and geography bring a variety of game fishing opportunities to the table. From fly fishing for the "Grand Slam" on the flats to reef and deep sea fishing, Caye Caulker has something special in store for any type of angler. With 12 different Snapper species, eight Grouper species, and eight species of Jacks – the sky's the limit. And of course, don't forget about all the Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Mackerel, Tarpon, and Permit. 
 

Flats Fishing

 
The shallow lagoon in front of Caye Caulker Village is considered to be one of the best fly fishing locations in Belize, and for a good reason. Thanks to its extensive flats stretching as far as the eye can see, these waters are the ultimate playground for anglers looking for something challenging and exciting. The white sand floors and clear waters (6 inches to 14 feet deep) provide a unique opportunity to see the fish almost at all times, depending on the weather. 
 
The Grand Slam is the name of the game in these flats – Tarpon, Permit, and Bonefish are just waiting for a skilled fly or spin angler to give them a good fight. And the best part? These shallow waters are located just within a mile from the deeper blues, so you could easily combine flats fishing with some deep sea action during the same trip. 
 

Reef Fishing

 
With the Belize Barrier Reef at its doorstep, it's no wonder that reef fishing is a favorite among many novice and experienced anglers. Dropping lines in the world’s second largest reef for a variety of Snapper and Grouper, as well as Mackerel and Barracuda, is something you definitely shouldn't miss. You can also expect to come "face-to-gills" with Wahoo, Cobia, Jacks, Gilt-Head, and others on this trip. Most of the reef trips will start at the Split, the legendary narrow waterway that splits Caye Caulker in two. 
 

Deep Sea Fishing

 
Any Caye Caulker fishing charter can take you deep sea fishing just a couple of minutes after leaving the dock. Thanks to a huge drop off located just a few miles from the flats, you can target the biggest of big game species even on a half day trip. The local guides can show you the best hot spots teeming with trophies such as Sailfish, Marlin, Tuna, Wahoo, and Mahi Mahi, in waters 800–2,000 feet deep. Trolling for these amazing creatures with the soft breeze in your hair will be more than just fishing. Enjoying the untouched nature of the area while chasing your dream catch? Priceless!
 

Caye Caulker Fishing Tips

  • If you decide to focus on Caye Caulker fly fishing, your success will depend on you using the right equipment and techniques. These flats will challenge your casting skills – try casting 70-80 feet away, as precise as you can. Using a stiff 8–9 wt rod will usually have you covered in all scenarios. 

 

  • If you're interested in some prime spearfishing, Caye Caulker waters will provide for that, too. You'll be free diving in 20–30 feet of water, using spear guns and probably a Hawaiian sling. Just keep in mind that tanks are illegal. 

 

Need to Know

Most of the Caye Caulker locals are bilingual; they speak both Spanish and English. They are known to be very friendly, welcoming, and laid back – the "mañana" attitude of the islanders will make you want to slow down and take it easy. Tipping is customary, though the amount is completely up to you.
 

Regulations

Fishing anywhere in Belize will require a valid fishing license, and Caye Caulker is no exception. But no worries, most of the charter boats include licenses – if not, you can buy them from Belize’s Coastal Zone Management Authority (CZMA). Bonefish, Permit, and Tarpon are strictly catch and release. 
 

Budget

A full day of deep sea fishing will cost you approximately $500–$1,200, depending on the boat and the charter company, while half days are usually $450–$700. What about reef trips? Expect to pay between $500 and $800 for full days and around $400 for half day trips. Some of the charters offer pickup from Belize City at an additional cost. 
 

Getting There 

The easiest way to reach Caye Caulker is by plane – there are regular flights from Belize City to Caye Caulker Airport. Another great option is taking a high-speed water taxi from the main airport in Belize City. The ride usually takes 45–50 minutes and these speed boats can carry around 50 passengers. 
 
When you get to the island, don't miss the opportunity to explore the serene scenery on foot and try everything that these timeless waters have to offer. Be it world-class snorkeling at the Hol Chan Marine Reserve and the Caye Caulker Marine Reserve, windsurfing, or fishing for your next trophy, this miniature paradise is sure to give you the time of your life on the water.
 

January
Bonefishing and reef fishing can be great, but this month's superstars are definitely Tarpon. Wahoo and Grouper are excellent, too – catch as many as you can!
February
Wahoo and Grouper are still great during February. Provided that the wind doesn't go wild, flats could be teeming with fish. Focus on Tarpon, Bonefish, and Permit. 
March
March brings schools of Permit and Bones – don't miss the opportunity to land as many as you can. Reef fishing and Tarpon fishing in the lagoons are also amazing. 
 
April
This is the start of the prime Sailfish and King Mackerel season, as well as the best flats fishing. Migrating Tarpon are gathering around the reefs. Bones and Permit can be found in abundance. 
 
May
Usually the warmest month, May brings schools of Bonefish. Tarpon fishing is great both on flats and at the reefs. Don't miss the Caye Caulker's Coconut Festival. 
 
June
King Mackerel is still excellent, and Bones are at their peak. Tarpon can be found both at the reefs and on the flats. June is also the time of the Caye Caulker Lobster Fest.
 
July
This is the start of the prime Tarpon season, as well as Lobster hunting season. Fishing in the flats and at the reefs is still a great option. 
 

 

August
August brings the biggest of big when it comes to Permit and Tarpon – don't miss the chance to land your personal best. Barracuda, Marlin, and Snapper are also great.
 
September
September is the month of important local holidays – this is when the St. George's Caye Day and the Independence Day are celebrated. The abundance of Tarpon is also a reason to celebrate. 
 
October
October brings Jack Crevalle and Snook to the flats. The "Grand Slam" is still going strong, as well as reef fishing. Columbus Day is celebrated throughout the country. 
 
November
Fishing for Bones and Jack Crevalle is amazing, as well as reef fishing. Marlin, Tuna, and Wahoo can be found if you head offshore – get ready for a battle of a lifetime. 
 
December
December is a month of abundance, bringing anything from Bones, Tarpon, Ladyfish, Jacks, and Barracuda to the table. Snapper and Grouper are spawning at the reefs, a perfect time to reel them in.
 

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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
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

Esley Usher Fishing - Agua Mala
Esley Usher Fishing - Agua Mala
Fishing charter in Caye Caulker
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(28 reviews)
Great trip!! Caught yellow tail snapper, Spanish mackerel, a jack and a barracuda. Lost 5 barracuda that I hooked up on and 3 other large fish trolling that didn't get the hook set on. Totally gonna go with the captain again when I come back. 👍👍👍👍
Brannon  L.
Brannon L. Denver, CO
Esley Usher Fishing - Agua Mala
Esley Usher Fishing - Agua Mala
Fishing charter in Caye Caulker
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
What a wonderful fishing experience! Esley was professional, engaging and very informative. He provided great detail on what fish we would be targeting and how best to get on the bite. In a few short hours we caught Snapper, Barracuda and Spanish Mackerel. Your visit to Cay Caulker is not complete without a day out on the water with Captain Esley aboard Agua Mala.
Benjamin  F.
Benjamin F. Destin, Florida
Esley Usher Fishing - Agua Mala
Esley Usher Fishing - Agua Mala
Fishing charter in Caye Caulker
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
Esley was an amazing captain! We had so much fun and caught tons of fish! Highly recommend him! We will definitely be back!
Lindsay  C.
Lindsay C. ORCHARD GRASS, KY
Esley Usher Fishing - Agua Mala
Esley Usher Fishing - Agua Mala
Fishing charter in Caye Caulker
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(28 reviews)
Esley is amazing. He took us to catch sardines do we'd have fresh bait, then it was on the good fishing. We caught several Barracuda, and then the Snapper were really biting. He dropped us off just as the dtorm blew in. He cleaned our catch, and delivered it to our hotel. I can't recommend him enough. We'll certainly be back.
Jon  P.
Jon P. Belize City, Belize District
Esley Usher Fishing - Agua Mala
Esley Usher Fishing - Agua Mala
Fishing charter in Caye Caulker
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
This was my first fishing excursion in the ocean and we were not disappointed! Captain Esley made sure we were in good fishing spots so we could catch some fish. He was also very professional and friendly answering any questions my fisherman dad had. He even took us to see the Tarpon which was a whole other experience and cleaned our fish so we could take them back to our hotel to be cooked. Would highly recommend this charter!
Cranberry  M.
Cranberry M. Lorain, OH
Esley Usher Fishing - Agua Mala
Esley Usher Fishing - Agua Mala
Fishing charter in Caye Caulker
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
Fantastic, we fished three locations and caught fish at each location. Esley cleaned fished while some of our group snorkeled and the one not snorkeling caught more fish! Incredible day of fishing.
J  S.  B.
J S. B. Belize City, BZ
Esley Usher Fishing - Agua Mala
Esley Usher Fishing - Agua Mala
Fishing charter in Caye Caulker
Very good
4.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
rough water, still had a great time, caught lots of fish, barracuda, Jack's, snapper, albacore, 1 shark. Highly recommend Mr. Usher.
Ed  W.
Ed W. Belize City, BZ
Esley Usher Fishing - Agua Mala
Esley Usher Fishing - Agua Mala
Fishing charter in Caye Caulker
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
On time picking us up. We learned how to catch bait fish. He took us out to the reef to troll for Barracuda. Had lunch and snorkeled for a second. Took us to a different location to do some Snapper fishing. Our fish was fillet for us. Were able to see some tarpons. Overall Excellent experience.
April  J.
April J. Belize City, Belize District
Esley Usher Fishing - Agua Mala
Esley Usher Fishing - Agua Mala
Fishing charter in Caye Caulker
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(28 reviews)
Great captain, very knowledgeable, put us on the fish we wanted to catch!!! Red snapper,grouper,blacksnaper,yelloweyesnapper,barracuda,lobsters!!!!!
Edgar  L.
Edgar L. Belize City, Belize District
Esley Usher Fishing - Agua Mala
Esley Usher Fishing - Agua Mala
Fishing charter in Caye Caulker
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
I have been on just about every type of ocean fishing trip. Our trip with Captain Esley is among the best. We caught fish all day, several different techniques. Yellow snapper, barracuda, mackerel and he even took me diving for lobster. On the way out we swam with nurse sharks and sting rays. This was my first time to Belize and I will be coming back, probably every year. And you better bet I am booking my fishing trips with Esley every time!
Kyle  K.
Kyle K. The Bronx, New York
Esley Usher Fishing - Agua Mala
Esley Usher Fishing - Agua Mala
Fishing charter in Caye Caulker
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(28 reviews)
We did a half day of reef fishing. Before we got started we went lobstering for about an hour. It was a blast. We than went for snapper, Spanish mackerel, and finally trolled for Kuda. It was a great day and Esley is a great guy. He knows the area and how to get on the fish.
Sebastian  F.
Sebastian F. Chicago, Illinois
Esley Usher Fishing - Agua Mala
Esley Usher Fishing - Agua Mala
Fishing charter in Caye Caulker
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
Esley provided us with an authentic fishing trip. He took out just our family on his boat. His boat is small which made it more of a personal experience. First he went by the mangroves to catch sardines to be used for bait, then headed out to the reef. After, he took us back to his dock where he filleted the barracuda right on the dock for us. It was a great day!
Julie  R.
Julie R. United States
Esley Usher Fishing - Agua Mala
Esley Usher Fishing - Agua Mala
Fishing charter in Caye Caulker
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
I had a great time fishing for snappers on the 4 hour charter trip. We caught a lot of good eating fish (all snappers, reds and lanes). I plan to go out again with Esley in two or three weeks (I live in Corozal). He knows where to go to put you on the fish you target.
Leon  J.
Leon J. Orange Walk, Orange Walk
Esley Usher Fishing - Agua Mala
Esley Usher Fishing - Agua Mala
Fishing charter in Caye Caulker
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
It was awesome. We caught our dinner. Esley did a great job. We even messed around at the end and he showed me how to fish handline. I caught a grouper handling! It was awesome. He's a great guide and has been fishing the island since birth!
Evan  P.
Evan P. Belize City, Belize
Esley Usher Fishing - Agua Mala
Esley Usher Fishing - Agua Mala
Fishing charter in Caye Caulker
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
Esley picked us up as he promised. He was patient with our fishing, and patient with our questions. We snorkeled for a little while in the afternoon. When we were done, he dropped us off, took our catch to a nearby restaurant where they cooked it for us that night. Esley was professional, knowledgeable, and we had a good time. Thanks, Esley & Liz!
William  S.
William S. Holland, Michigan

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Caye Caulker

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Caye Caulker costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $367, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $471. These prices are based on trips booked on our site recently.

Prices will vary depending on trip length, fishing technique, as well as the type and size of the boat you booked. However, to give you an indication, the average boat size in Caye Caulker is 25 ft and the most common vessel type is a Center console.

According to customer reviews, Esley Usher Fishing - Agua Mala, Reel, Grill & Chill Belize, and Nano Guerrero are some of the most popular fishing charters in Caye Caulker. Full list of top fishing charters in Caye Caulker.

Esley Usher Fishing - Agua Mala, Reel, Grill & Chill Belize, and Nano Guerrero all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Caye Caulker.

The best way to experience fishing in Caye Caulker is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in Caye Caulker.

The most popular fish species you can target are Barracuda (Great), Amberjack, and Dolphin (Mahi Mahi). Top fishing techniques include deep sea fishing, bottom fishing, and light tackle. Inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and offshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Usually the warmest month, May brings schools of Bonefish. Tarpon fishing is great both on flats and at the reefs. Don't miss the Caye Caulker's Coconut Festival.    Check availability for local fishing charters in Caye Caulker.