San Pedro

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Nano Guerrero

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trips from $300

Reel, Grill & Chill Belize

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trips from $200

Uprising Tours Fishing

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trips from $350

Belizean Deep Sea Fishing

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trips from $450

Freedom Tours - Trolling Passion

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trips from $280

Captain Rogel Sanchez

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Seabeauty

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trips from $400

Reef Ruins & River Adventures – 22'

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trips from $325

Uprising Tours Fishing – Knotty Pirate

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trips from $565

GoFish Belize – Reef/BBQ/Snorkel

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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
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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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Lots of fish around to try either reef fishing for fun with the Kids, or deep water fishing.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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.
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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.
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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.
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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.
3.7 Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good
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.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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

Captain Rogel Sanchez
Captain Rogel Sanchez
Fishing charter in San Pedro
4.3 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 6 reviews
My buddy and I had a great day out in the waters with Rogel and his boat hand. Rogel is an excellent fisherman. We also snorkeled. Thanks for a great day Rigel
Mick  S.
Mick S. Portland, OR
Nano Guerrero
Nano Guerrero
Fishing charter in San Pedro
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 52 reviews
Lots of variety. Great captain! Nano is very laid back and easy going. Made the whole trip very fun! Highly recommend him!
Robert  K.
Robert K. Rancho Cordova, CA
Captain Rogel Sanchez
Captain Rogel Sanchez
Fishing charter in San Pedro
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 6 reviews
Rogel was great. He put us on the fish for sure. He was patient with my lack of fly fishing experience and I was able to land my first bonefish. Thanks Rogel!
Jason  M.
Jason M. Austin, TX
Catamaran Belize
Catamaran Belize
Fishing charter in San Pedro
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 1 reviews
We had a great time on our charter. While we didn’t catch any fish, we still had fun. We were a group of 6 kids and 6 adults and fit comfortably on the boat.
Teresa  R.
Teresa R. Marana, AZ
Nano Guerrero
Nano Guerrero
Fishing charter in San Pedro
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 52 reviews
Nano had the calmest demeanor with the most detailed and well paced instructions for fly fishing. He was not a heavy talker, but answered all our questions about the culture and his homeland. We felt safe, comfortable and at peace on the water with Nano. We wish him the best and will call him immediately for a visit when we come back to Belize. It was my wife and I on the boat with him and the most relaxing day we had on the island.
Michael  C.
Michael C. Comfort, TX
Nano Guerrero
Nano Guerrero
Fishing charter in San Pedro
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 52 reviews
Great day great Captain. Knows where to catch them and proper techniques. Very relaxed easy going fun day with lots of action. Check Nano out or you will have second best!
Robert  K.
Robert K. Rancho Cordova, CA
Reef Ruins & River Adventures – 34'
Reef Ruins & River Adventures – 34'
Fishing charter in San Pedro
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 5 reviews
Had a great trip with Captain David and First Mate Errick. They were friendly and easygoing and they found us some fish! The boat was clean and comfortable. Would definitely recommend.
Joanna  H.
Joanna H. San Pedro Town, Belize District
Nano Guerrero
Nano Guerrero
Fishing charter in San Pedro
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 52 reviews
Great day fishing with great captain. Extremely knowledgeable lots of different fishing spots for lots of different types of fish. Quality Captain very easy going. Very helpful. Right on top of all the action. Great guy.
Robert  K.
Robert K. Rancho Cordova, CA
Nano Guerrero
Nano Guerrero
Fishing charter in San Pedro
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 52 reviews
Nano was great he put us on fish all day! I have had many fishing guides but this was my first time fly fishing. Fly fishing isn’t easy and Nano had the patience to coach me until my cast was smooth enough to catch fish and improved my newly learned skill as the day went on. Thank you Nano!
Tyler  S.
Tyler S. Tahlequah, OK
Nano Guerrero
Nano Guerrero
Fishing charter in San Pedro
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 52 reviews
Nano was on time and ready to fish when he picked me up. Motor and boat were in good condition and rod and reels were ok. I had my on gear and tackle so not a big deal. Visibility was poor for the first part of the morning but eventually the sun broke thru. Nanos put me on to some nice Bonefish in the flats. Also he helped me with a few techniques on my fly casting.
Clint  P.
Clint P. Houston, TX
Captain Rogel Sanchez
Captain Rogel Sanchez
Fishing charter in San Pedro
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 6 reviews
Rogel was so nice and easy going. He conformed to our fishing needs (we have no experience) in order to make our trip fun and successful! We caught lots of fish then he fileted them all for us at our dock! Very impressive and professional. ROgel was also very personable and fun! Highly recommend!
Christine  B.
Christine B. Cleveland, OH
Nano Guerrero
Nano Guerrero
Fishing charter in San Pedro
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 52 reviews
Nano worked hard and tried a number of different spots on a tough weather day. The last spot paid off with bonefish, snapper, and a permit. Would recommend Nano for anyone making a trip to San Pedro.
Jeff  B.
Jeff B. Dunedin, FL
Belizean Deep Sea Fishing
Belizean Deep Sea Fishing
Fishing charter in San Pedro
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 4 reviews
The wind was blowing hard the day we went out. We were set up for outside the reef but I asked if we could fish in the more protected water instead. The captain and mate were both first class and accommodated our need. Had an absolutely fantastic day catching fish, feeding tarpon and seeing seahorses not in a zoo. They prepped the fish we caught and that was our lunch. Over all a great experience! Would reccomend these guys for any needs
Robert  D.
Robert D. Belize
Captain Rogel Sanchez
Captain Rogel Sanchez
Fishing charter in San Pedro
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 6 reviews
Had a great day on the water with Captain Rogel. He put us on fish right away. We caught 13 fish, 6 different species. Rogel cleaned them up for us to take to have prepared at a local restaurant. Great time, highly recommend Captain Rogel!
Darin  B.
Darin B. Arlington Heights, IL
Nano Guerrero
Nano Guerrero
Fishing charter in San Pedro
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 52 reviews
Great day on the water with Nano.Pit me on the fish both Tarpon and Bonefish.Highly recommend.
Charles  T.
Charles T. Garland, TX
Belizean Deep Sea Fishing
Belizean Deep Sea Fishing
Fishing charter in San Pedro
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 4 reviews
We caught several tuna (and hooked some Obscenely Large Sharks). The crew was great, very helpful, took care of the whole family, and made sure my son caught his first tuna. Highly recommend!
Patrick  M.
Patrick M. Tucson, AZ
Nano Guerrero
Nano Guerrero
Fishing charter in San Pedro
4.3 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 52 reviews
Excellent fly fishing instruction ..bone fish too elusive today and the wind 😡 learned a lot though. Will rebook another day
Frederick  H.
Frederick H. Mount Shasta, CA
Nano Guerrero
Nano Guerrero
Fishing charter in San Pedro
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 52 reviews
Spent a fabulous morning fishing in the beautiful flats on a surprise fishing excursion for my husband's birthday. Captain Nano picked us up directly from the hotel dock and we were immediately off fishing! He is extremely knowledgeable of the area, and not to mention all matters of fishing, and gave us lots of great fly fishing tips. His boat is immaculate and very comfortable. I would absolutely recommend Captain Nano!
Meg  P.
Meg P. Lunenburg, MA
Captain Rogel Sanchez
Captain Rogel Sanchez
Fishing charter in San Pedro
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 6 reviews
This trip was awesome. We were treated like royalty. The food, prepared by Captain Roger was delicious. I would recommend this trip to anyone. We will be back with Roger and Dylan.
Cory  W.
Cory W. Salt Lake City, UT
Nano Guerrero
Nano Guerrero
Fishing charter in San Pedro
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 52 reviews
Just excellent! On time,very attentive,courteous and most of all - put us on fish! Highly recommended! RWM
Rwm  R.
Rwm R. Caye Caulker, Belize District

FAQs about Fishing Charters in San Pedro

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in San Pedro costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $329, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $553. 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 San Pedro is 26 ft and the most common vessel type is a Center console.

According to customer reviews, Nano Guerrero, Reel, Grill & Chill Belize, and Uprising Tours Fishing are some of the most popular fishing charters in San Pedro. Full list of top fishing charters in San Pedro.

Nano Guerrero, Reel, Grill & Chill Belize, and Uprising Tours Fishing all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in San Pedro.

The best way to experience fishing in San Pedro 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 San Pedro.

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

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. Check availability for local fishing charters in San Pedro.