Ambergris Caye

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Ambergris Caye Fishing Charters

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Fishing in Ambergris Caye is one of the most authentic experiences you can get in Belize. The island is known for hosting fun water activities, but these tourist attractions mainly revolve around the beach. This time around, try going a few miles off the coast with a local guide, and let the locals show you how to make the most of the area’s best fishing action.
 
Thanks to the tropical climate, fishing in Ambergris Caye varies only from great to amazing. Visit the crystal clear flats and you’ll be able to target Tarpon, Bonefish, and Permit. Head out to deeper water, and you could be battling Barracuda, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Kingfish, or even Marlin. Fishing is good year round, but you should time your trip between June and early September to catch the peak season. 
 
With so many game fish in the area and different fishing grounds to explore, it’s impossible to cover everything in just one trip. A full day trip will allow you to target a variety of fish, while a four-hour trip will be enough if you’ve got your mind set on a particular fish.
 
The best departure point is in San Pedro, which is easily accessible even if you’re located on the mainland. You can take a 20-minute flight or a 90-minute ferry ride from the marina in Belize City.
 

Rules & Regulations

A fishing license is necessary for all anglers. Some guides cover licenses for their guests, some don’t – get in touch before the trip to confirm your guide’s policy. One of the reasons these waters are so bountiful is that anglers are doing their best to preserve the fish population by releasing their catches. Your guide will let you know which species you can take if you’re planning a fish feast after the trip.
 
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January
The beginning of the year offers the best action at the reefs. Your main target on these adventures will be Grouper, Snapper, Barracuda, and Jack.
 
February
Besides excellent reef action, February brings great fishing on the flats. If there’s no wind, you can land a huge Permit.
 
March
In March, on top of great Permit action, there’s going to be even more Tarpon and Bonefish to go after. Get ready for feisty bites!
 
April
Let’s not forget about the offshore scene! A few miles off the coast, you’ll have the chance to go after Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, and Wahoo.
 
May
In May, you’ll enjoy excellent fishing action, no matter where you go. Local favorites are always large schools of Tarpon, Permit, and Bonefish.
 
June
Reef fishing is amazing throughout the whole summer. But if you’re missing big game action, go offshore for Mahi Mahi.
 
July
In July, the water is warm and calm, which is the perfect moment to try out fly fishing. Visit the flats and catch Tarpon on a fly!
 
August
This is your chance to catch the biggest Tarpon. This time of year, some of them are heavier than 100 pounds!
 
September
Take a trip at the beginning of the month and enjoy the last wave of the Bonefish, Cubera Snapper, and Permit spawning season.
 
October
This may be a good time to revisit offshore fishing spots. Target Tuna, Wahoo, and Barracuda!
 
November
Big game fishing isn’t over yet! Besides Tuna and Wahoo, you can also target White and Black Marlin.
 
December
End the year fishing the reefs for Snapper and Grouper. You can also catch Ladyfish, Tarpon, and Jack on the flats.
 

Ambergris Caye Fishing Calendar

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Full day trip
Robert D. fished with Belizean Deep Sea Fishing on September 2, 2021
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Be patient and let the crew do their jobs and they will put you on fish.
Fishing with Captain Chip
Daniel Z. fished with Palapa Tours - 30 ft Boat on March 29, 2021
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Lots of fish around to try either reef fishing for fun with the Kids, or deep water fishing.
Full day trolling on Lucky Strike
Brady P. fished with Freedom Tours - Trolling Passion on June 9, 2019
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Making it threw the reef channel can be quite rough, but the remainder of the trip was well worth it.
Full day w Nano
Tim M. fished with Nano Guerrero on June 1, 2019
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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
Full day trip. This was my first time flats fishing. We fished for bone fish. I used spinning gear, as I am not a fly Fisher. Nano was very patient with me and was very willing to instruct me on the proper techniques and delivery of the bait. Bone fis
Joe O. fished with Nano Guerrero on March 22, 2019
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Be patient. Do plenty of research on a guide before booking.
Full day trip with Captain Richard
Brian S. fished with Freedom Tours - Trolling Passion on March 4, 2019
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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.
Fishing with Capt. Willy
Dan M. fished with Reel, Grill & Chill Belize on February 25, 2019
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Good trip for beginners and experienced fisherman alike.
Full day with lunch
Alex O. fished with Freedom Tours - Trolling Passion on October 10, 2018
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Fishing is the main attraction....that and golf carts ?

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Ambergris Caye

According to customer reviews, Nano Guerrero, Reel an Fly’s, and Reel, Grill & Chill Belize are some of the most popular fishing charters in Ambergris Caye. Full list of top fishing charters in Ambergris Caye.

Nano Guerrero and Reel an Fly’s received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Ambergris Caye.

The best way to experience fishing in Ambergris Caye 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 Ambergris Caye.

The top 8 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Ambergris Caye are:

Take a trip at the beginning of the month and enjoy the last wave of the Bonefish, Cubera Snapper, and Permit spawning season.   Check availability for local fishing charters in Ambergris Caye.