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
4.3 / 5
Based on 24,785 reviews by FishingBooker anglers
Belize: 20 fishing charters available

Reef Ruins & River Adventures – 22'

San Pedro
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $400

Cindiri Beach Belize – Epic Fishing

Dangriga
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $300

V Land & Holding

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
San Pedro
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $400

Makin It Reel

Excellent
4.1 / 5
(4 reviews)
San Pedro
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $1,200

What anglers said about Spearfishing in Belize

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
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
Took the inner reef trolling trip. The captain stops to catch live bait, before he brings you to different spots of interest. Hang on to your rod and be ready to the reel the fish in! These fish are strong for their size, so when you land a big one, it can be a workout to bring them to the boat. Use good sunscreen and\or long sleeve shirts and pants!
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Took the inner reef trolling trip. The captain stops to catch live bait, before he brings you to different spots of interest. Hang on to your rod and be ready to the reel the fish in! These fish are strong for their size, so when you land a big one, it can be a workout to bring them to the boat. Use good sunscreen and\or long sleeve shirts and pants!
Ryan  H.
Ryan H. Mississauga, ON
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
Book with Esley, inform him what interests you and he will take care of the rest. Esley is the best Captain on the island.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with Esley, inform him what interests you and he will take care of the rest. Esley is the best Captain on the island.
Kyle  K.
Kyle K. The Bronx, New York
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

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