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El Pescador | Ambergris Caye | Fly Fishing | Belize

Overview

Tour code: BEL004

Not only does this beautiful resort provide fantastic fly-fishing but it is also an exciting and entertaining destination that you can enjoy with your family. The beachfront location of this resort provides several amenities for your enjoyment, whether it is wading the pristine flats in search of grand slam species or booking in for one of the resorts superb massages El Pescador has it covered.

Location
Belize is situated by the Caribbean sea and the country is known for having the lowest population density of any central American country. English is the national language of Belize and this along with its fantastic fishing is another reason that makes it such a popular destination for English speaking anglers.

Fishing
When fishing the vast flats around El Pescador you will have the option of targeting different species on the different flats. There are an abundant of Bonefish, you will be spoilt for choice with some of the most superb Bonefish flats only two minutes from the hotel. These fish average 5-7lb and a 9ft 7# rod will be the perfect tool to cast a mix of classic flats fly patterns at tailing groups. When scanning the Bonefish flats with your guide it is always worth having a 8# rod set up as you are likely to spot some of the massive shoals of Permit that live on these flats, with fish averaging 8 – 10lb these encounters always get the heart racing.

El Pescador is an attractive prospect for Tarpon fishing because each year it has resident fish to over 100lb. When hunting Tarpon with your guide you will be able to cruise over 250 square miles of fishery in search of some very big fish. 10# rods with strong saltwater reels will give you the ability to go toe to toe with these silver torpedoes but remember to pick flies with super strong hooks.

Guiding
With a guiding team who are fully trained casting instructors and most with many seasons under their belts, you cannot put yourself in better hands for a week on the flats. El Pescador has a good collection of demo rods and reels that it can lend free of charge to you if you don’t want to take your own gear and in the well-stocked shop, you can buy all the terminal gear and flies you will need for the week.

Other Activities
For non-angling partners or just days off from the fishing there is just so much to do and explore including diving or snorkelling around the ore inspiring barrier reef, playing a round of golf on a private island or a cave tubing adventure or a jungle river cruise.

If you have any questions about our fishing trips contact our experienced team who will be able to help with any questions you have. Alternatively, you can request a free brochure.

Accommodation
El Pescador

This family-run resort on the beach of Ambergris Caye welcomes you to the best in adventure and accommodations. You can choose from a standard hotel room in the main lodge or a private 1, 2, or 3 bedroom villa accommodation.

The main lodge is an intimate, 14-room hotel set in a colonial style mahogany building with a long verandah overlooking the beach and barrier reef. El Pescador Villas is a collection of beautiful one, two and three-bedroom villas, set in 2 individual groupings, each surrounding a private pool.

The resort is on the Bahia del Punta Arena, 2.6 miles north of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye. The spot is quiet and private, yet close enough to reach the town on foot, bicycle, shuttle, water taxi or golf cart. The property stretches across the island from beach to lagoon, offering immediate access to fishing and snorkelling.

Facilities at the resort include 3 swimming pools, exercise room, complimentary kayaks, complimentary bicycles, fishing instructor, Scuba diving instructor, WI-FI and Email service, tour office, gift and sundry shop, the exclusive Scientific Angler Mastery Series Fly Shop in Belize.

An onsite restaurant that specialises in fresh, local Caribbean cuisine with meals served on the outdoor deck or in the dining room. Hors d’ouvres are served from 3:00 PM in the bar. It is a perfect place for sharing stories after a day’s activities.

Hotel rooms
Each of the thirteen guest rooms in our main lodge faces the sea and are just steps away from our swimming pool adjacent to the beach. Each room has a  private bath, overhead fan and air-conditioning.

Private villas
All villas have stunning views of the beach and the Belize Barrier Reef across an open expanse of turquoise Caribbean Sea. Villas are two story, 3-bedroom, 3-bath homes, designed in a lock-off configuration, which enables you to rent a 1, 2 or 3 bedroom villa to perfectly match your individual needs while ensuring your complete privacy. They have exotic hardwood floors, furnished with lovingly handcrafted furniture of tropical hardwoods, bamboo, or traditional wicker.

Local artists have graced the interior walls with paintings, crafts and tapestries. An exotic array of tropical flowers and greenery are tucked here and there to welcome you to paradise. From the splash of sunshine yellow on the exteriors to the rich wood trim and coral stone floors, each villa exudes casual tropical elegance.

Board: Full board
Rooms: 1, 2 & 3 bedrooms
Telephone: In the lodge (chargeable)
Internet: WiFi
Laundry: Nominal charge
Power: 120 volt
Air Conditioning: Throughout
Meals: In the dining room
Alcohol: All local beer & spirits included
Equipment Hire: Rods & reels
Shop: Gift & fly shop
Cards Accepted: Credit & debit cards
Cash Accepted: US Dollars
Species Information
Bonefish
Season: All Year
Peak: March to June
Weight: 2lb to 12lb
Average Weight: 3.5lb
Permit
Season: All Year
Peak: March to June
Weight: 2lb to 60lb
Average Weight: 12lb
Tarpon
Season: All Year
Peak: May to June
Weight: 5lb to 150lb
Average Weight: 15lb
Snook
Season: All Year
Peak: March to June
Weight: 2lb to 12lb
Average Weight: 5lb

Itinerary

The below itinerary is only a suggested one as we have flights departing from the UK everyday, therefore should you wish to extend your stay with more fishing days or adding more nights in Belize, the itinerary below can be tailored to suit.

Day 1:

Depart UK (alternative routes available)
Arrive in Miami.

On arrival at Miami Airport, you will take a taxi to your overnight hotel.

Overnight accommodation: Miami Airport Hotel (Twin Rooms) B/B

Day 2:

Depart Miami
Arrive in Belize.

After clearing customs, you will continue into the main terminal and to the Tropic Air counter. Your adventure begins with a quick, scenic 15-minute flight to San Pedro.

On arrival, a representative from El Pescador will meet you at the San Pedro Airstrip.

A taxi will then transport you and your luggage 3 blocks to the pier where the El Pescador representative will escort you to El Pescador by boat.

The rest of the day is yours to relax.

Overnight accommodation: El Pescador Hotel (Twin Rooms) F/B

Day 3:

This is a day to relax or explore the hotel’s many activities and local attractions.

Overnight accommodation: El Pescador Hotel (Twin Rooms) F/B

Day 4 & 5: Fishing Day

After breakfast, you will depart with your guide for a full 8 hours fishing on the numerous flats.

You will be provided with both a packed lunch and drinks for your days fishing.

Overnight accommodation: El Pescador Hotel (Twin Rooms) F/B

Day 6 & 7:

These are free days to relax and explore San Pedro.

Overnight accommodation: El Pescador Hotel (Twin Rooms) F/B

Day 8 & 9: Fishing Days

You will enjoy your last two days of fly fishing. Each day you will talk to your guide and discuss what you would like to target.

Overnight accommodation: El Pescador Hotel (Twin Rooms) F/B

Day 10 & 11:

After breakfast, you will be taken back to San Pedro by boat and then take a short taxi back to the airstrip for your return flights to Belize City airport.

On arrival at Belize City airport, proceed to the check-in desk for your return flights back to the UK.

Depart Belize
Arrive in Miami.

Depart Miami
Arrive UK.

Prices

Remember that Sportquest Holidays' services are completely FREE! When you book a trip with Sportquest Holidays, you never pay more than when you book directly with the lodge and flights independently. Plus what’s more if you book with Sportquest Holidays your holiday is protect by our ATOL and the Travel Package Regulations Act. To see more details CLICK HERE.

Start Date End Date Days Nights Fishing Angler Non-Angler Availability Notes
16/12/2018 15/12/2019 11 10 4 £4,766 On Request Enquire Now N/A
16/12/2019 15/12/2020 11 10 4 £4,889 On Request Enquire Now N/A

Price Notes

Prices are based on two adults sharing transfers, fishing and accommodation (unless otherwise stated) and are correct at the time of going to press. Subject to time of year or date and currency fluctuations, these prices may fluctuate slightly due to flight price increases or fuel surcharge.

ATOL
Holidays or flights booked with Sportquest Holidays Limited are protected by the Civil Aviation Authority by our ATOL bond (Number 6371). ATOL protects you from losing your money or being stranded abroad. It does this by carrying out financial checks on the firms it licenses and requiring a guarantee, called a bond.

What's Included

  • All international flights
  • All internal flights
  • Airport Transfers
  • All accommodation as per itinerary
  • 4 days fishing
  • All meals at Lodge
  • Local Belizean beverages

What's Excluded

  • Personal holiday insurance
  • Park fees
  • Fishing tackle
  • Tips for guides and all camp staff
  • Departure tax

Options

  • Flight upgrades

  • Additional nights either at Lodge or any Belize hotel

  • Single room upgrades

Price Supplements

  • N/A

Price Match Promise

We are so confident that our packaged prices are the best available and offer great value for money.

If, however, you find an identical holiday available with any other fully bonded Tour Operator at a lower price, we will match that price.

Financial Security

Holidays or flights booked with Sportquest Holidays Limited are protected by the Civil Aviation Authority by our ATOL bond (Number 6371). ATOL protects you from losing your money or being stranded abroad. It does this by carrying out financial checks on the firms it licenses and requiring a guarantee, called a bond.

Tour Notes

Visa

No visa for UK citizens required.

Note: Because your flight will involve travelling into the USA, you will be required before travel to complete an Electronic System Travel Authorisation (ESTA) online, which is compulsory for all USA Visa Waiver Programme (VWP) travellers before boarding an air or sea carrier to the USA.

Medical Requirements

No vaccinations currently required

Please Note

All details of visa and medical requirements are correct at time of press however please check these requirements for changes.

Departure tax

There is a $35 USD additional departure tax payable upon leaving Belize however this can change regularly.

Flight Route & Flight Time

UK – Miami (approx 9hrs), Miami – Belize City (approx 2 hrs), Belize City – San Pedro (approx 15 mins)

Baggage Allowance

Your actual allowance is based on both which airline you are flying with and also what class of seat you are travelling in. Normally in economy it is 1 checked bag, Premium Economy / Business 2 checked bags, First 3 checked bags. In addition to your checked bags you are also allowed 1 cabin bag and either 1-laptop bag or ladies handbag. The actual size and weight limit for bags is dependent on the airline. We therefore recommend that once your flights are booked you check on the airlines website for the up to date allowances.

If your itinerary includes private light aircraft or helicopter flights we will advise you on your baggage and weight allowance.

Transfer Time

San Pedro – El Pescador (approx 5 min.)

Reviews

Paul

The worst part was clearing customs in USA. Is it possible to fly to Cancun and then transfer to Belize?
Food at El pescador was only average.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Paul

It was great to talk to you on the phone and congratulations on all your fish especially the huge permit, and you came so close to landing another huge Permit. Glad both you and your wife really enjoyed your stay.

Sorry to hear the comments about the food, it is very homely food, in relation to flights and connections the USA is a real pain for any trip, the issue of going immigration is just getting a joke.

Thanks for your continued custom and I look forward in dealing with you again soon.

Tight Lines

Michael

Excellent accommodation, food, staff and fishing guide. Will go again!

United airlines very strict on weight limits!

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Michael

Thanks for your feedback as it is very much appreciated.

We look forward in dealing with you again and seeing you both next year.

Richard

Hard to fault. El Pescador lodge and staff are fantastic.

Our guides clearly worked hard to help us achieve our daily goals, but the fishing was hard. Bonefish, no problem, Permit, landed one, Tarpon got amongst them but only one take which unfortunately got away just before landing, but thats fishing!

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Hi Richard

Thank you for taking the time to complete your feedback as it is very much appreciated.

Glad you liked everything about El Pescador, shame the fishing was slower than normal as it is always very frustrating for everyone involved when this happens.

I believe the weather was not on anyones side that week.

I look forward in dealing with you again soon.

Regards Peter

Kevan

The resort certainly lived up to our expectations. ALL the staff were first class. you really were made to feel welcome. The food was excellent as was the accommodation. The only suggestion I have is, if you can, can you move Belize a little closer to the UK?

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Hi Kevan, thank you so much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to fill out your feed back form. I shall pass it on to the resort as I know they like hearing feedback.

So glad the resort lived up to your expectations and you both had such a lovely time. Thanks also for the pictures you emailed us I will try and write a nice little blog soon.

Hopefully we will catch up soon

Paul

Resort Manager

Lovely! – I am so glad your client was so pleased and thank you for sharing Paul

Jane

Our journey to Belize was very well organised and our chosen resort excellent. The accommodation, staff and food at El Pescador was first class and I didn't want our holiday to end.

Thank you Sportquest

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Hello Jane, So glad you and Kevan had a great time and loved the resort. Also thank you so much for both taking the time to fill out your feed back forms as this information for future customers is a great help.

Kevin seemed like he enjoyed the fishing and by the look of the excellent pictures he sent me, he caught some fantastic species.

All the best, Paul

Resort Manager

Lovely! – I am so glad your client was so pleased and thank you for sharing Paul

Mike

El Pescador - Belize

To reach the fishing lodge via Heathrow entails a 9 hour flight to Atlanta, an overnight stay, a 3 hour flight to Belize City, a 15 minute flight to San Pedro followed by a 2 mile boat ride to the resort. A longish journey but well worth the effort to experience some exceptional salt water fly fishing plus warmth and sunshine for a welcome break which was superbly arranged by www.sportquestholidays.com as the following photos show.

Being surrounded by some 400 square miles of “Flats” averaging 2 to 4 feet in depth the assistance of a Guide is almost essential when time is limited. During a few days of fishing, two outstanding 2nd and 3rd generation Guides put me right onto the fish and freely showed endless patience in providing much needed fly fishing instruction. The temperature was around 30C and with constant winds; lady luck was truly needed to achieve my goals of catching a Bonefish, a Permit and a Tarpon.

If salt water fishing and especially fly fishing is a challenge that excites you, do not hesitate to visit El Pescador. The accommodation, food and facilities plus the overall ambience are all excellent and the fishing Guides are second to none.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Mike

So so glad you had an amazing trip, I will always look forward in helping you on your annual fishing holidays.

Regards Peter

Mark

Wow, what a great flats fishing experience. Bonefish, tarpon and permit are all right there so there is an excellant chance for a gran slam.

The guides are familiar with the waters, techniques and flies to use.

Pleasant, fluent in english they are a pleasure to spend a day on the water with.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Mark thanks for a great review much appreciated and we will pass on to the guides.

Terry

The fishing alone would bring me back, but the staff, food and facilities are the jewel in the crown. It was tempting to stay back at the resort for a day just for the experience and relaxation.

I would recommend El Pescador with out reservation.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Thanks for the destination review and your recommendations means a lot.

Paul

This was a trip planned for myself and my son. This was our first fly fishing trip and we were unsure as to what to expect. Upon our arrival, we loved the loaction and the people. I would recommend El Pescador to anyone who wishes to fly fish.

The guides are true professionals and show each fisherman the attention needed.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Nothing like your first father and son fly fishing holiday, So glad it all worked out so well for you both.

Regards

Ann

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.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Thank you so much for submitting your review and comments.

Everyone appreciates them.

Roger

My daughter and I spent a week at the lodge fly fishing for Bonefish , Permit and Tarpon.

This is the place to go if you want to catch lots of fish and enjoy a wonderful resort.

Everyone of the staff is very special and will treat you like family.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Glad you both had such a great time it is a very special place.

John

El Pescador is a world class fishing destination in the beautiful country of Belize. The people are warm and direct. The local food prepared expertly at the lodge is delicious. Every need is anticipated and attended to. Primarily a fishing lodge, but it does have many non-fishing activities you can partake in. Scuba, snorkel, kayak or swim right at the resort or schedule an offsite trip to attractions such as Mayan ruins. The friendly staff will help you with whatever you'd like to do.

The fishing staff is top notch and helpful assessing your skills, equipment and expectations. The guides are attentive and extremely professional. Many come from second and third generation fishing families. They will definitely put you on fish and coach you in the transition from fishing to catching.

My only complaint is that I had to leave. I'll be coming back real soon.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

John such a great review thanks from everyone.

Sue

We stayed for a week in one of the resort's spacious, comfortable villas.

The all inclusive food was excellent.
The staff, management, and guides were outstanding.
They were all so friendly, helpful, professional and willing to do whatever it took to make our trip fantastic.
The family style dinners allowed guests to get to know one another better; the staff did mention they could bring dinner to our room if we would rather eat there.

On an afternoon snorkeling trip, a large manatee swam alongside our group!

May was a great time of year for catching bonefish, permit and tarpon.

There were not huge numbers caught each day, but some huge permit and tarpon were caught during the week.

The pools and bar were very refreshing after a day of fishing.

We thoroughly enjoyed the other guests and the accommodations, as well as the staff and fishing.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Sue nice review its a great help and a real customer view.

Thank you from everyone.

JOHN

I CAN ONLY ENDORSE THE REVIEWS ON THE WEBSITE OF THE LODGE, EVERYTHING WAS EXCELLENT ABOUT THE PLACE.

THE FLY FISHING WAS CHALLENGING BUT REWARDING AND THE GUIDES AND RESORT STAFF WERE GREAT.

USEFUL IF YOU CAN PLAY A BIT OF VOLLEYBALL

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Glad you both enjoyed the place. I knew you would as they have always taken good care of all our customers.

Its such a great place warm and friendly, plus they make all the non anglers just as welcome.

So we have to just wait until Argentina now then, counting down the days until we go :)

Thanks as always for your custom it is very much appreciated.

Regards Peter

Neil

My wife and I stayed at El Pescador for our 5th anniversary. We were met at the dock and the Staff knew our names from the moment we arrived. They really made us a part of their family by the time we left. The staff helped us arrange for a guided all day snorkling/sailing trip. Both recommendations were perfect. Their onsite fishing manager took time out of his day to give me some pointers on saltwater fly fishing. The guides for the fishing were outstanding. I can't wait to go back!

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Thank you so much for travelling with us and taking the time to comment on such a wonderful holiday. It is very pleasing for us when returning customers have throughly enjoyed their whole holiday experience. Plus congratulations on your 5th anniversary I was not aware beforehand. Mel

Stephen

From the moment you land in San Pedro to the day you leave they think of everything for you! They really operate as one big family. If you are coming to fish there is not a better place to go. The guides are experienced and do what you want to do. Can not fault the whole operation. Quick tip. The top floor villas overlooking the pool and ocean are outstanding.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Stephen we have many customers give us good feedback about this destination. We are so happy that you and whole family enjoyed the holiday and great idea about the room tip.

Robert

Staff & Service at El Pescador were superb - a real family atmosphere and nothing was too much bother. We were staying at El Pescador whilst a TV company was shooting a fly-fishing programme for one of the US Cable Networks and were privileged to meet Lefty Kreh, Tom Brokaw & Huey Lewis !

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Robert thank you for taking the time to send us such nice feedback glad that you both loved the place. I will pass on your kind comments to the resort. Regards Peter

Gary

The four of us had a fantastic holiday and we caught lots of different species. You do need to change the hotel in Miami plus your arrival instructions as there is no longer a phone to call the hotel. That was our only gripe, the rest of the holiday was wonderful.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Gary, so so happy that you and the family had another great holiday, sorry about the hotel in Miami, we have had several complaints about this airport hotel this month so it simple, we have removed this hotel from our books and now use Hyatt House Miami airport and all customers now seem a lot more happy with the new hotel. Also we have updated our arrival information, thanks for bringing both these things to our attention, which just goes to show how important customer feedback is to us and future customers. Tight lines Paul

Ian

Both me and my wife had an amazing holiday, all the staff and guides at El Pescador are so helpful and accommodating. Only issue on the return flight the airline split both me and my wife up so we did not sit together and when arrived back in the UK my fishing bag was all ripped. Not your fault I know but very annoying. Would love to go back sometime.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Hi Ian, glad both you and Caroline had a great trip, yes we get lots of great comments when we talk to returning customers about El Pescador. Such a shame about your bag tho. In relation to splitting both you and your wife lets complain to the airline as you were both booked on the same ticket so they should not split you. See if we can get an upgrade out of them. I look forward in helping you both for your future travel plans. Kind regards Peter

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