The Caribbean is a region of the Americas, mainly situated on the Caribbean Plate; the area lies southeast of the Gulf of Mexico, east of Central America and north of South America. It comprises the Caribbean Sea, one of the largest, covering 2,754,000 square kilometres and its surrounding coasts made up of more than 700 islands, islets, reefs and cays. It’s also home to the worlds second-largest barrier reef, the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, which runs for 1000 kilometres along the coast of Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and Honduras. The Caribbean waters are rich and diverse, with hundreds of different marine species, turtles, and vast shoals of migratory fish.
With so much water available, it’s no surprise that Caribbean fishing holidays are some of the most popular globally, attracting thousands of travelling big game and saltwater fly fishing anglers from all around the world.
Without a doubt, fly fishing in the Caribbean is some of the best you’ll experience anywhere, with the Turneffe Flats and El Pescador in Belize, famous for their stunning Permit fishing. Abaco Lodge and Bairs Lodge in the Bahamas often referred to as the Bonefish capital of the world. Isle of Youth, Cayo Largo, Jardines De La Reina and Zapata in Cuba, which offer the saltwater fly angler the best chance to achieve the dream of a grand slam and even super slam; catching a prized Snook, Bonefish, Tarpon and Permit all in the same day. That’s without mentioning the fantastic fly fishing and big game fishing available at Fishermen’s Lodge in Ascension Bay, Mexico.
"On behalf of the entire group, I would like to express my gratitude for your efforts during our recent stay at Bair’s Lodge. It is obvious that you are passionate about making Bair’s a wonderful place to stay and fish. I was particularly impressed with the luxurious yet relaxed atmosphere that you and the rest of the staff have created at the lodge. My group was also impressed with the quality of the guides, they cared about finding and helping us land some bones and they showed friendliness and patience at all times."
"El Pescador, the fisherman, takes treating their guests like family seriously. Every guest is known and called by name, and not in a fake way. I was part of a six woman's fishing expedition, and we did not all know each other in advance. The el pescador setup, with a centralized dining area, both inside and out, brought us together at mealtimes and allowed us to meet and enjoy meaningful conversations each other and with other guests whether they were there as singles or in small groups. That's what family means in this lovely place."
"We have just returned from a week on the Tortuga in Cuba saltwater fly fishing. I write for us all to send our thanks for a very well organised trip from beginning to end. It was a real pleasure in dealing with such a professional company and we can all see why Sportquest is expanding. (We just hope that you can also keep the personal touch as it is very important) Between us we have used probably all other companies but we all agreed over a few cocktails on the return that you stand well above the rest and as such I do not think we would ever consider using your competitors again. We are sure that we will all be talking to you again very soon. Henry & team"