SALTWATER   >   BELIZE
EL PESCADOR LODGE

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El Pescador Lodge is one of Belize’s premier fly-fishing lodges.

With a long-standing reputation, excellent accommodation and located on Ambergris Caye, the heart of Belize’s Grand Slam flats fishing, El Pescador has all the ingredients for a great fly-fishing holiday. While providing great bonefish and permit fishing, El Pescador also offers some of the best tarpon fishing available in Belize.

  • Season: all year round
  • World-class Bonefish, Permit, Tarpon, Snook, Barracuda, Jacks and Snapper
  • Ideal for fishing singles, couples, small or large groups and families
  • Non-fishing activities
  • Average temperatures: mid 20s to high 30s, fairly consistent due to its proximity to the equator

Situated on Ambergris Caye El Pescador lodge is one of the most famous lodges. For over forty years, it has provided anglers with the chance to catch Bonefish, Permit and Tarpon and it is probably one of the best managed saltwater fishing operations suited to beginners and experts alike.

Accommodation at the main lodge is in one of the fourteen newly-refurbished standard rooms or in one of the villas. All offer excellent, clean, comfortable accommodation in a modern style but with a Belizean feel. All rooms are air-conditioned, have private en-suite facilities including a large shower, two Queen-size beds or a large King-size bed. Each one of the rooms has stunning views over the ocean and reef.

For those wanting increased privacy or simply more space, the best option is to book all or part of one of the resort villas. There are one, two and three bedroomed villas which are ideally suited for couples, families or groups. The villas are quite big and each one has its own kitchen, dining area and living area in which to relax. They also have external decks with access to the swimming pools and resort beach. As with the main lodge all the villas have stunning views over the ocean.

Dining in the resort is a mix of local seafood and fresh vegetables along with chicken and Belizean specialities. All main meals breakfast and dinner which is buffet style are taken in the main lodge dining-room. If you're out on (or in) the water for the day, a packed lunch is provided and prepared from a menu, with soft drinks and snacks. For those at the resort, lunch is in the main lodge, where there is also a well stocked bar and cool beers always on hand.

For the non-fishing guests, there are a range of activities from scuba-diving with PADI Instruction and certification, snorkelling, walking and cycling or just lounging around the pool, relaxing and swimming in one of the resort's three pools.

There is WIFI at El Pescador Lodge.

Bonefish, Permit, Tarpon and Snook are the main species that visiting anglers target, plus endless opportunities over the reef for Tuna, Wahoo, Grouper, Snapper and Barracuda if you fancy some Bluewater action.

El Pescador is rightly proud of having one of the only true large Tarpon flats outside of Florida. Ambergris offers sight fishing for Tarpon all year round. With resident fish up to eighty pounds in weight, for those chasing a trophy fish, there are much larger migrating Tarpon reaching two hundred pounds which also visit the area during the season.

Combine this with world-class bonefishing and some of the best permit fishing and you can see why this is a top location. The larger Permit favour the deeper ocean flats, however, there are schools of smaller fish cruising around the shallows in and around the mangroves and channels where the Snook also like to show up. Most of the permit fishing is done from the skiffs (Pangas), however, there are opportunities to walk and wade.

If you fancy some fishing and solitude you can borrow one of the resorts canoes and, after some guidance, you can head off on your own mini adventure chasing Bonefish for a couple of hours. The guides at El Pescador are amongst the finest in Belize and many of them have been with the resort for over twenty years. There are many second generation guides now starting to come through after years of training. Their intimate knowledge of the fishing, tides and movements of the fish make sure that they offer you the best chance to catch fish. In addition, they can offer tuition if your casting needs some help with one of the evening workshops where you can learn the technical skills required and they are there to ensure that you really do have a memorable time.

We would advise all anglers to bring all the gear and equipment needed— rods, reels, flies and polarized glasses etc. However, if you do forget something, the resort has a well stocked tackle shop that can cover emergencieas well as the opportunity to try new equipment. It also offers rental equipment and flies, leaders etc, should you run short or need additional gear.

A typical day starts after breakfast when you leave the dock with the guide and the skiff at 8:00am and return after a full day out around 5:00pm.

The rates for this destination vary throughout the season. We offer the best available rates for this destination and do not charge for our service. By calling we are able to tailor a package to specifically suit your requirements at the best available rate. As we have offices in both the United Kingdom and Australia we can also ensure you are being quoted in your local currency. Please enquire for the latest rates and availability, including information on any applicable special offers and group discounts.

CONTACT OUR INTERNATIONAL OFFICE

CONTACT OUR AUSTRALIAN OFFICE

  • Passport with minimum six months validity.
  • international flights from London to Miami take 9 hours, or 19 hours from Australia. It is a two-hour flight from Miami to Belize City with arrival no later than 3:00pm for the same day boat transfer to Ambergris and the lodge. Otherwise, it means an overnight in Belize and a private boat transfer the next day.

The Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust Limited (ABTOT) provides financial protection under the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992 for Fly Odyssey Ltd, and in the event of their insolvency, protection is provided for the following:

  1. non-flight packages commencing in and returning to the UK;
  2. non-flight packages commencing and returning to a country other than the UK; and
  3. flight inclusive packages that commence outside of the UK, which are sold to customers outside of the UK.

1, 2 and 3 provides for a refund in the event you have not yet travelled. 1 and 3 provides for repatriation. Please note that bookings made outside the UK are only protected by ABTOT when purchased directly with Fly Odyssey Ltd.

OVERSEAS BOOKINGS

Contact: Mat McHugh
Tel: +44 (0)1621 743711
Mob: +44 (0)7936 708305
Email: enquiries@flyodyssey.co.uk

CHALK STREAMS BOOKINGS

Contact: Gilly Bate
Tel: +44 01730 825626
Mob: +44 (0)7817 304232
Email: g.bate@flyodyssey.co.uk

AUSTRALIA BOOKINGS

Contact: James Laverty
Mob (Australia):
+61 (0)499 900816
Email: j.laverty@flyodyssey.com.au