Belize Spearfishing Charters

Belize Spearfishing Charters

Best Spearfishing Fishing Charters in Belize

Spearfishing in Belize

Visit Central and South America’s youngest country, and delve into a world you never knew existed. Bordering the Caribbean, Belize is home to incredible crystal clear waters. With over 450 offshore islands, known as “cayes,” there’s no end to what you can discover. What better way to do it than with a spear in your hand? Come spearfishing in Belize and explore the underwater magic while landing yourself a tasty treat!

What to Expect

There are plenty of barrier reefs to explore just a stone’s throw from Belize’s tropical coast. These calm, shallow waters are deceptive, as there’s a whole civilization of incredible fish underneath. Dive in and see for yourself!
 
Experienced spearfishers will relish the chance for some non-stop action.Beginners can learn the ropes from a professional “divemaster” and hook their first catch of many. 
 
The fish here are impressive. You won’t believe your eyes as stunning Snappers, dazzling Hogfish, monster Groupers, and rapid Barracuda make their way past you. Get ready to be on full alert to land that dream catch. 

Where to Go

There are plenty of spearfishing charters waiting to take you all along Belize’s coast. From the northern peninsulas to the southern barrier reef, these waters are awash with spearfishing opportunities. 
 
Head out of Ambergris Caye in the north and explore the offshore reefs in the heart of the famous Caribbean Sea. Take a charter out of San Pedro and leave the beaches behind for some thrilling hands-on combat against Snappers, Jacks, Groupers, Cobia, and more.
 
A trip out of the southern part of the coast will have you fishing the populated southern barrier reef. From Hopkins, Placencia, and Dangriga, you’ll find underground metropolises overflowing with exciting and delicious fish. Creep up on an endless number of Snappers, as well as beauties such as Mackerel, Groupers, and Cobia, and fill the boat. 

Need to Know

These waters are under threat from the invasive Lionfish. One female can lay as many as 2 million eggs, destroying up to 80% of the local fishery within 5 weeks. A key component of spearfishing in Belize is catching these monsters. Lucky for you, they’re also delicious!
 
There’s one more thing to be cautious of when underwater in Belize – Sharks. You may attract some unwanted attention from these dangerous beasts, so keep an eye out at all times. Fortunately, your professional guide will make sure you’re safe.

How to Prepare

Unlike some other popular tourist destinations, fishing charters in Belize always provide spearfishing equipment. Just make sure to get in touch with your captain to see if there’s a surcharge – and to make sure they don’t forget to bring it.
 
With lunch provided on most full day trips, and drinks and snacks on all others, there’s nothing left for you to do before coming aboard. Pack your swimsuit and a towel, and get your fish on.
 
Join the ever-increasing number of tourists making their way to Belize and hop aboard a sportfishing charter to make the most of your holiday! 
Belize
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Based on 27,689 reviews by FishingBooker anglers
Belize: 19 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(101 reviews)
San Pedro
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trips from $500
Dangriga
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trips from $300
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
San Pedro
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trips from $400
Excellent
4.4 / 5
(14 reviews)
San Pedro
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What anglers said about Spearfishing in Belize

Bring plenty of strong insect repellent not for the boat but for Ambergris Caye. The island has lots of standing water and trash everywhere and we were not able to go outside day or night without spraying down with repellent. We will not be going back to this island which is unfortunate because we had a great time once we were out on the boat.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Bring plenty of strong insect repellent not for the boat but for Ambergris Caye. The island has lots of standing water and trash everywhere and we were not able to go outside day or night without spraying down with repellent. We will not be going back to this island which is unfortunate because we had a great time once we were out on the boat.
Dennis  K.
Dennis K. Macon, VA
Be patient. If the wind isnt moving, it gets very hot, and the fish are able to see swivel/weights/etc. As soon as the wind picked up a little, we moved back to the spot we started at, and caught the fish that wouldn’t bite in the morning.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be patient. If the wind isnt moving, it gets very hot, and the fish are able to see swivel/weights/etc. As soon as the wind picked up a little, we moved back to the spot we started at, and caught the fish that wouldn’t bite in the morning.
Jon  S.
Jon S. Waxahachie, TX
Fishing in San Pedro you are sure to catch a variety of fish on the reef using live bait like snapper, triggerfish and barracuda. Don't sit around the resort pool all day... Get out and fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing in San Pedro you are sure to catch a variety of fish on the reef using live bait like snapper, triggerfish and barracuda. Don't sit around the resort pool all day... Get out and fish!
Adam  T.
Adam T. Alexandria, VA
Communicate with your captain on expectations and what kind of fishing you'd like to do prior to meeting. They are more than happy to accommodate when possible.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Communicate with your captain on expectations and what kind of fishing you'd like to do prior to meeting. They are more than happy to accommodate when possible.
Daniel  B.
Daniel B. Matawan, NJ
The guide has gear but bringing gear you are familiar with using may get you more fish.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
The guide has gear but bringing gear you are familiar with using may get you more fish.
Joseph  P.
Joseph P. Boise, ID
just go for it! you won’t be disappointed in the variety that is in these waters
Excellent
5.0 / 5
just go for it! you won’t be disappointed in the variety that is in these waters
Jameson  B.
Jameson B. Pulaski, VA
Diverse species and options to fish inside and reef oe outside reef for bigger game fish species.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Diverse species and options to fish inside and reef oe outside reef for bigger game fish species.
Bruce  M.
Bruce M. Idaho Falls, ID
The wahoo and Marlin bite has slowed down for the season but the barracuda was good! Started picking up some grouper and mahi mahi! Our boat caught a huge bull!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
The wahoo and Marlin bite has slowed down for the season but the barracuda was good! Started picking up some grouper and mahi mahi! Our boat caught a huge bull!
Vint  C.
Vint C. McGregor, TX
Bring your own gear but get on the flats with a good guide day 1. You'll learn bait, locations and what's biting from the charter and then apply it to DIY fishing for later days.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring your own gear but get on the flats with a good guide day 1. You'll learn bait, locations and what's biting from the charter and then apply it to DIY fishing for later days.
Brad  B.
Brad B. San Pedro Town, Belize District
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
Plan a few days this time of year. Wind prevented a few trips offshore if that’s what you are looking for. It’s a nice place.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Plan a few days this time of year. Wind prevented a few trips offshore if that’s what you are looking for. It’s a nice place.
James  L.
James L. Macon, GA
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
Stay long enough to be able to pick days with reasonable weather conditions
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Stay long enough to be able to pick days with reasonable weather conditions
M  B.  P.
M B. P. Albuquerque, NM
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
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.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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.
Jan  M.
Jan M. Tulsa, OK
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
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.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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.
Scott  Z.
Scott Z. Red Lodge, MT

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