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Saltwater Fly Fishing | Los Roques | Venezuela

Overview

Tour code: VEN010

Venezuela’s largest marine park, El Parque Nacional Los Roques, is hands down one of the most consistent Bonefish fisheries on the planet. A great attraction of Los Roques is that the flats provide a wealth of opportunity for wading and stalking Bonefish, the ultimate challenge in clear water.

Nursery Tarpon are ever present in the many channels and in the shadows of the mangrove roots systems, which offer protection from larger predators. The larger fish tend to be taken in deeper water, primarily in the cooler months of the year between October and March.

Permit are increasingly caught on the flats and protection of the marine ecosystem leads to an increase in the numbers of fish landed. With good numbers of Bonefish found and a wide range of other species to go for, with firm sandy flats on which wading is positively encouraged, coupled with the ability to fish here in every month of the year, Los Roques is a fishery that should be considered by any and every saltwater angler.

Each day on Los Roques you will have the option of fishing a variety of different areas. You can choose to wade the large classic-style Bonefish flats, the area‘s famous pancake flats, or miles of white sand beaches, where large Bonefish coral schools of minnows and baitfish, eating with a reckless abandon seldom associated with Bonefish! Los Roques is truly a year round fishery.

Lying the furthest south of any Caribbean destination, the island group is unaffected by the hurricanes which blow between August and October, curtailing the season further north.

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Accommodation
Natura Viva Lodge

Lodge Natura Viva is one of the biggest, best positioned and most impressive posadas in Los Roques. Its spectacular terrace is functionally as visual platform overlooking the great Caribbean sea and The Gran Roques town.

The rooms are very spacious and comfortable with decoration originating an Venezuelan European colonial style. Natura Viva is one of the biggest, best positioned and most impressive posadas in Los Roques. Its spectacular terrace is functionally as visual platform overlooking the great Caribbean sea and The Gran Roques town.

There are 16 rooms, including 3 doubles with loft and single bed, 12 double rooms and a junior suite with private terrace and direct beach access. All rooms are equipped with bathroom, shower, hot and cold water, air conditioning, ceiling fan, satellite TV, mini fridge and safe.

The lodge is very tasteful and appropriate for non-anglers as well. Serves wonderful four course dinners that showcase the region’s fresh seafood and there is a great roof top sitting area for enjoying the evening breeze.
Board: Full board
Rooms: Single & double
Laundry: For nominal charge
Power: 110 volt
Meals: In dining area
Cards Accepted: Debit & credit cards
Cash Accepted: US Dollars
Species Information
Bonefish
Season: All Year
Peak: April to May
Weight: 1lb to 10lb
Average Weight: 5lb
Permit
Season: All Year
Peak: April to May
Weight: 1lb to 30lb
Average Weight: 8lb
Tarpon
Season: All Year
Peak: October to March
Weight: 20lb to 130lb
Average Weight: 40lb

Itinerary

The below itinerary is only a suggested one, as we have direct flights departing from the UK everyday, therefore should you wish to extend your stay with either more relaxation days in Caracas or Los Roques, the itinerary below can be tailored to suit.

Day 1:

Depart UK
Arrive in Paris.

Depart Paris
Arrive to Caracas.

After clearing customs, our representatives will be waiting to greet you.

They will then transfer you to the Marriot Hotel.

Rest of the evening is yours to either relax or explore.

Overnight accommodation: Marriot Hotel (Twin Rooms) B/B

Day 2:

In the morning you will be picked up and taken to the domestic terminal Maiquetia airport, our representative will assist with check-in.

Depart Caracas
Arrive in Los Roques.

On arrival you will be met and taken to your accommodation for the week.

The rest of the time is yours to unpack and make all tackle ready for the coming days ahead.

Overnight accommodation: Natura Viva Lodge (Twin Rooms) F/B

Day 3: Fishing Day

After breakfast, depart for the days fishing with your guides.

Overnight accommodation: Natura Viva Lodge (Twin Rooms) F/B

Day 4: Fishing Day

This will be a full days fishing, which is based on 2 anglers to 1 guide.

Overnight accommodation: Natura Viva Lodge (Twin Rooms) F/B

Day 5: Fishing Day

You can discuss with your guides the species you wish to target each day.

Overnight accommodation: Natura Viva Lodge (Twin Rooms) F/B

Day 6: Fishing Day

Fishing is normally done either from the skiff or wading the miles of great saltwater flats.

Overnight accommodation: Natura Viva Lodge (Twin Rooms) F/B

Day 7: Fishing Day

Each day your guides will be more than happy to teach you how to spot and target Bonefish on the flats.

Overnight accommodation: Natura Viva Lodge (Twin Rooms) F/B

Day 8: Fishing Day

You can spend your last day enjoying the miles of saltwater flats.

Overnight accommodation: Natura Viva Lodge (Twin Rooms) F/B

Day 9:

After breakfast you will be returned back to the airport for your return flights home.

Depart Los Roques
Arrive in Caracas.

From here you will be transferred to the domestic airport to International airport.

Depart Caracas.

Day 10:

Arrive in Paris

Depart Paris
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.

Start Date End Date Days Nights Fishing Angler Non-Angler Availability Notes
01/01/2020 22/12/2020 10 9 6 £4,900 N/A Enquire Now N/A
01/01/2021 22/12/2021 10 9 6 £4,967 N/A 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
  • 1 night Marriot Hotel B/B
  • Accommodation at Natura Viva Lodge F/B
  • 6 days guided fishing
  • Soft drinks
  • Fishing licenses

What's Excluded

  • Personal holiday insurance
  • Tips for guides and all camp staff
  • Alcohol

Options

  • Flight upgrades

  • Additional nights in Caracas or Los Roques

  • Single rooms in Caracas or Los Roques

  • Tackle Hire

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

A machine-readable passport with at least 6 months before expiry. No visa for UK citizens required

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 no additional airport departure tax when leaving.

Flight Route & Flight Time

UK – Paris (approx 1.15 hrs), Paris – Caracas (approx 9.5 hrs), Caracas – Los Roques (approx 30 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

Caracas airport – Marriot Hotel Hotel (approx 10 mins), Los Roques – Posada Natura Viva (approx 25 mins).

Reviews

Ian

Hope the feedback comes through this time?

Peter as per telephone call, we all had a great time, our guides took very good care of us all and even spent some time sharping up our casting skills as we all were very rusty. We came across lots of bonefish opportunities and happy to report we landed a good number.

Flights are long but nothing you can do about that.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Ian

Thanks for the feedback and also telephone call back, nothing like cleaning some cobwebs of the old casting and getting stuck into some fantastic bonefish fishing :)

Yes you are correct flights are long but its the best route :(

Peter

Mark

The fly fishing at Los Roques was just what the doctor ordered.

Agreed with previous comments about accommodation, however it has everything us anglers needed, clean, lots of space for our tackle and great food, so no complaints from us.

Think we will have a couple more to add to the group next year please.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Mark

Glad we are the doctors then.... Thanks for the feedback and comments about the accommodation, very well explained buddy.

As per call just let me know when you have a definite handle on the numbers and I can then go to work for you.

Peter

Julie

Peter, having just landed I could not wait to say such a big thank you for a fantastic trip. both John and me just loved it all, wading the flats catching Bonefish with nothing around us was very special.

I will send through some pictures when we get back home.

Kisses Julie

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Hi Julie

Wow that was quick you must still be in the airport.....

So happy both you and John have enjoyed yourselves. I will call you in a few days time and I will also send you a memory stick to get copies of your pictures.

Talk soon Peter

Thomas

We throughly enjoy the fishing at Los Roques.

The accommodation is not luxurious but the fishing and guiding are first class.

A massive thank you to your team in recommending the destination it was just what we required.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Thank you for taking the time to talk to me on the phone as I do like to speak to customers on their return.

Glad you all enjoyed the trip, I have noted your comments about the accommodation, it is not luxury but adequate fishing accommodation.

I have sent you details on dates to return next year. Thank you for your custom and look forward in talking again very soon.

Peter

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