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The average price for a private 4 hour San Pedro fishing trip is $361, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $610 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in San Pedro that received great reviews from families are:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in San Pedro are:
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $418
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $875
  • 7-hour fishing trips – $518
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $642

San Pedro, Belize, is where the magic happens. This iconic tourist destination is the only city on Ambergris Caye, the inspiration for Madonna’s hit song "La Isla Bonita," and home to protected areas such as Shark Ray Alley, Hol Chan Marine Reserve, Bacalarchico, and the Belize Barrier Reef. San Pedro fishing is no less magical than the place itself.
 
This city is a true mecca for anglers of all skill levels and preferences, a never-ending source of fishing opportunities. Fishing is an essential part of San Pedrano heritage. It’s said that you are not a real local if you don’t know how to fish – just book a trip with one of the local captains and let them share a lifetime of knowledge with you.
 

Known For

San Pedro’s most precious jewel is the Belize Barrier Reef, the second largest reef on the globe after the Great Barrier Reef. Only 10% of the reef has been researched, so that leaves you with a whole universe to discover on your own.
 
But the Belize Barrier Reef is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to San Pedro fishing spots. Just 15 minutes after leaving the dock, you could be exploring legendary flats or deep sea fishing thanks to the huge drop off close to the shore. This means catching anything from Bonefish, Permit, Tarpon, Snapper, and Grouper to Marlin, Tuna, Sailfish, and Mahi Mahi, all within a single day. And the best part? Most of these amazing fish can be caught year-round!
 

Inshore/Flats Fishing

For many of the passionate anglers visiting this breathtaking island, fishing in San Pedro starts and ends with flats fishing – and for good reason. Permit, Tarpon, and Bonefish are the superstars of the bays, estuaries, creeks, and river mouths. This inshore Grand Slam is something you shouldn't miss, especially if you're into fly fishing. Snook and Jacks can also be found in abundance, while the grass flats are home to Barracuda, as well as Permit and Bonefish. If you want the best of the best flats fishing experience, visit the area between May and November.
 
The highlight of San Pedro fishing for many anglers is Tarpon fishing in shallow waters (2–6 feet deep), the feeding grounds of schools and schools of these elusive fish. June through the beginning of September is perfect for targeting migrating Tarpon, which can be found in these waters in record-breaking numbers and size. This is also the spawning season of Permit and Bonefish.
 

Reef Fishing

When booking a trip with any San Pedro fishing charter, fishing the Belize Barrier Reef is a must! Some of the delicious prime targets there are Snapper, Grouper, Barracuda, and Wahoo. Jack Crevalle and Amberjack are also on the menu.
 
Apart from the Barrier Reef, the area also features three atolls – Glover's Reef, Turneffe Atoll, and Lighthouse Reef, home of the famous Great Blue Hole.
 
Belize Barrier Reef is also world-famous for snorkeling and scuba diving, so many local charters will have these activities included in their offer as well. Depending on the season, reef trips may also include Conch and Lobster hunting.
 

Offshore Fishing

Just a couple of miles from the coast, beyond the reef's offshore edge, the seabed drops from 600 feet to 2,000 feet. That means catching big game species without spending too much time traveling to the hottest fisheries. San Pedro fishing boats can take you to these rich offshore hot spots in less than 20 minutes.
 
You'll get a chance to go trolling for the offshore Grand Slam in pursuit of the monster Sailfish, White and Blue Marlin, and many other brag-worthy fish, such as Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Tuna. Even the shorter trips to these waters can be highly rewarding – but keep in mind that you'll need as much time on the water as possible for the best results, especially if you want to catch the monster of a lifetime. Battling these hard-fighting pelagics is something you'll remember for years to come.
 

Need to Know

Regulations

San Pedranos take their fishing and love of nature seriously, which is well reflected in their regulations. A fishing license is a must, whether you’re fishing from a boat or from shore. Luckily, many San Pedro fishing charters include licenses, and if not, they can be easily purchased from Belize’s Coastal Zone Management Authority (CZMA).
 
Catch and release is a big part of the San Pedro fishing culture and is mandatory for Bonefish, Permit, and Tarpon. Please note that tanks are not allowed when spearfishing – only free diving is legal when using spearfishing guns. 
 
Belize is a pioneer when it comes to marine ecology. San Pedranos deeply love and respect their waters and have banned all kinds of bottom trawling.
 

Budget

Full day flats and reef fishing trips will cost you roughly $400–$700, depending on the size of your party. Full day offshore trips range from $550 to $900. 
 
If you're more interested in half-days, expect to pay around $250–$400 for reef and flats fishing, as well as $400–$500 for an offshore trip. Want to combine fishing with some snorkeling and beach BBQ? These eventful trips cost $350–$700, depending on the duration and the offer.
 

Getting There 

Ambergris Caye is accessible by plane from Belize City – it has an airstrip serviced by Maya Island Air and Tropic Air. The latter has flights from both Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport and Belize City municipal airport, and the flight usually takes about 20 minutes. There are also ferries going from Belize City throughout the day, and the trip usually lasts 75–90 minutes. Ferries from Chetumal, Mexico are a good option, too.
 
And when you get to San Pedro, make sure to rent a golf cart and scope out your fishing spots from shore.  After (or if possible, during) an incredible day of angling in San Pedro, make sure to try some snorkeling – you'll have a chance to see manatees, turtles, Nurse Sharks, green moray eels, spotted eagle rays, and who knows what else. Just book a trip to San Pedro and get ready for an “unbelizable” experience!
 
San Pedro
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Based on 25531 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

If the weather is good, you can expect to see schools of Tarpon, ranging from 20-90 pounds. January is all about these elusive fish, but Bonefish and reef fishing can also be great.

February
February brings great Tarpon, Bonefish, Wahoo, and Permit fishing, provided that the weather is in your favor. The flats can be abundant in fish if the weather is not too windy.
March
Focus on the Tarpon in the lagoons, and you won't regret it. You can also target Bonefish and schools of Permit, or go reef fishing, which can be excellent this time of the year.
April
April is when the top flats fishing season starts, ending in October. This is the time of the migrating Tarpon coming to the reef. Bonefish and Permit are excellent as well.
May
This is the hottest month with occasional breezes. Tarpon can be caught both in flats and at the reefs. Watch out for the huge schools of Bonefish roaming these waters in May. 
June
The weather is hot, and so is the fishing. Bonefish are peaking and Tarpon can still be caught at the reef and in flats – catch them if you can!
July
July is the beginning of the best Tarpon season, lasting through September. Reef and flats fishing is excellent, and if you're into Lobster hunting, this is their prime season!
August
Some of the largest Tarpon are usually caught in August, along with Permit. This is also the time of the Costa Maya Festival in San Pedro, and checking it out is a must!
September
September continues the local festivities – Independence Day and Battle of St. George’s Caye Day are celebrated among locals. Join in the festivities or celebrate on your own by landing the biggest Tarpon possible.
October
Tarpon, Bonefish, and Permit are getting more feisty and large. Jack Crevalle are coming to the flats, as well as schools of Snook. Reef fishing is fairly good as well.
November
Reef fishing is excellent in November, as well as Jack Crevalle and Bone fishing. You can also venture further out offshore and focus on Tuna, Marlin, and Wahoo.
December
December is all about Tarpon, Bonefish, Barracuda, Jacks, and Ladyfish. It's also the spawning time of Grouper and Snapper, which can be found in abundance at the reefs.

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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
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
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
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
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
Stay away from the alcohol the night before. Make sure to take Dramamine (deep sea fishing) the night before and the morning of the trip. 8 hours is a long day to be out on the water especially when it is hot. Plan your trip accordingly and dont be late to the pick up point. You may not always catch what you want but after all it is called fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Stay away from the alcohol the night before. Make sure to take Dramamine (deep sea fishing) the night before and the morning of the trip. 8 hours is a long day to be out on the water especially when it is hot. Plan your trip accordingly and dont be late to the pick up point. You may not always catch what you want but after all it is called fishing.
Rick  C.
Rick C. Belize

Reel, Grill & Chill Belize
Reel, Grill & Chill Belize
Fishing charter in San Pedro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(134 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
Captain Rogel Sanchez
Captain Rogel Sanchez
Fishing charter in San Pedro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(58 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
(134 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
(58 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
(58 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
(134 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
(58 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
(134 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
(6 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
Reel, Grill & Chill Belize
Reel, Grill & Chill Belize
Fishing charter in San Pedro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(134 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
Captain Rogel Sanchez
Captain Rogel Sanchez
Fishing charter in San Pedro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(58 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
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
(58 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
Reel, Grill & Chill Belize
Reel, Grill & Chill Belize
Fishing charter in San Pedro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(134 reviews)
Captain Willy provided us amazing day of reef fishing. Took us to a few different spots and helped us with fishing techniques. We landed about 30 plus fish with about half big enough to keep for lunch. He took us to a beautiful secluded beach and cooed up our catch. The lunch was ceviche, two flavors of grilled fish, coconut rice and veggies. Absolutely delish! I would highly recommend a day on the reef with Captain Willy!
Danielle  L.
Danielle L. Littleton, CO
Nano Guerrero
Nano Guerrero
Fishing charter in San Pedro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(86 reviews)
Nano worked really hard all day. Despite being total amateurs he helped us hook and land a few bonefish and we had plenty of chances all day. Great guide!
Adam  C.
Adam C. San Pedro Town, Belize District
Captain Rogel Sanchez
Captain Rogel Sanchez
Fishing charter in San Pedro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(58 reviews)
Great day on the water with Rogel. On time, ready to go and prepared- which we like. Rogel had good equipment and put us on fish. His 1st mate - Angel was helpful and attentive.
Steve  H.
Steve H. Belize City, Belize District
Reel, Grill & Chill Belize
Reel, Grill & Chill Belize
Fishing charter in San Pedro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(134 reviews)
My girlfriend and I went on a half day reef fishing trip with Wilfred. He was kind enough to pick us up at a location close to where we're staying. Wilfred took us to several spots where we caught lots of Snappers. My girlfriend also hooked a barracuda but didn't manage to reel it in. Wilfred told us many good stories and we had a wonderful time!
Eric  R.
Eric R. North Olmsted, OH
Nano Guerrero
Nano Guerrero
Fishing charter in San Pedro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(86 reviews)
Great day on the water with Nano. He was great at scouting out the schools of fish and we had a great morning!
Tim  C.
Tim C. Bellevue, WA