Belize Tarpon Fishing Charters

Belize Tarpon Fishing Charters

Top Belize Tarpon Fishing Destinations

Best Tarpon Fishing Charters in Belize

Tarpon Fishing in Belize

Tarpon
  • Size 25 to 80lbs
  • Food Value None
  • Game Qualities Excellent
  • Habitats Inshore, Flats, Backcountry

(Megalops atlanticus)

Soaking in the sun, exploring the blue waters, and enjoying beautiful sandy beaches – Tarpon fishing in Belize is a complete experience! Spice up your vacation with some amazing fishing. With bountiful river mouths, creeks, bays, and estuaries, fishing for the “Silver King” has never been so productive.

You can expect Tarpon to show up in April, heating up over the summer months before their numbers start dropping in September. No matter where you go, Belize will provide you with a memorable experience. Sea kayaking, snorkeling, and swimming in crystal clear waters are great additional activities to explore.

Ambergris Caye is fly anglers’ favorite destination in Belize, with abundant schools of Tarpon. In Belize City, the Belize and Sibun Rivers are home to some huge specimens of this prized fish. The southern inshore waters are known for some of the largest Silver Kings caught in the country, while Glover’s Reef is a world-famous Tarpon fishery.

On a half day trip, you’ll spend a few hours exploring the saltwater flats, while on a full day trip, the shallows will allow you to enjoy a whole day of fun and adventure. Catching a big Tarpon on the fly is a feat everyone should try at least once, so take advantage of this exciting opportunity!

Note that all Tarpon fishing is strictly catch-and-release, and fishing with scuba gear is not allowed. You must have a Belize sportfishing license, and you can get one from Belize’s Coastal Zone Management Authority (CZMA) before your trip.

Belize Tarpon Fishing Seasons

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Seasonality

Tarpon fishing in Belize varies moderately throughout the year. High season is May to August. Low season is January and November to December. There is no closed season.
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Top Tarpon Fishing Charters in Belize

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Great fish trip with Captain Grayson and Brian!
M B. P. fished with Waata Daag Fishing Adventures on July 29, 2019
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Stay long enough to be able to pick days with reasonable weather conditions
One Great Experience
April J. fished with Esley Usher Fishing - Agua Mala on July 12, 2019
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Bring sunscreen even though there is a awning just in case and be patient.
Half day with Captain Grayson Sierra and Brian.
Jan M. fished with Waata Daag Fishing Adventures on July 1, 2019
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It was great fun. I would recommend it to anyone visiting Placencia. Our Captain Grayson Sierra and his mate Brian were fun and attentive and service oriented.
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.
Experienced guide
Scott Z. fished with Belize Tarpon Fly on March 18, 2019
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If new to fly fishing in salt water do your homework. It's not the same as fishing for trout or salmon but that's also what makes it interesting.
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.