Great Sailfish Company | Big Game Fishing | Guatemala

Overview

Guatemala is by far the most prolific and talked about Sailfish destination in the world, home to so many world records for Sailfish, it really is classed as the number one place in the world. With regular 50 shot days in peak season and 15 – 25 shots on a regular days, you will soon find yourself realising that this part of the world is a must visit Sailfish destination.

We all know that nothing is ever guaranteed in fishing, but this is about as close as you can get to perfection. Ever dreamt of teasing lit up Sailfish to within 20ft of the stern, multiple hook-ups and constant action? Then dream no more, as this is a fly fisherman’s dream location.

The reason for the outstanding action is the vast amount of baitfish all year round and put this together with warm eddies, makes the ideal habitat for huge pods of Sailfish that are present year round. If you fancy a break from the Sailfish, then the Dorado and Tuna action is also world class and are the perfect species to target, if you wish to bring something home for the table. In addition to the Sailfish, you also stand the chance of the odd Blue Marlin. Inshore fishing is also very good and well worth a change as the Roosterfish, Wahoo and Cubera Snapper fishing is well worth a go.

The fishing grounds start pretty much as you leave the breakwater and can be as far out as 50 miles, although it is more common to find the fish in what we term as “The pocket” a deep water canyon that has huge drop offs ranging from 1000ft – 5000ft.

Our packages are all-inclusive; we will take care of you from the moment you land in Guatemala until we return you either to your hotel the evening prior to departure or to the airport on the day of departure. If you would prefer the luxury and privacy of a villa staffed with a personal chef, maid and waitress or the larger resort atmosphere of the Soleil Beach Resort, we will be happy to work with you to ensure that you enjoy the fishing trip of a lifetime.

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Accommodation
Soleil Resort

The Soleil Resort prides itself on creating a very personal experience for all their visitors from the moment you step foot on the resort, to the moment you leave. You will feel like you have made many new friends, as the staff are some of the friendliest people you are likely to meet.

The resort is mainly owned by locals on a timeshare, so you will soon find yourself in relative solitude in the week and you may also be the only people at dinner, or the only one swimming in the pool during the week. The pace picks up at the weekend and this is when you will find most of the entertainment is scheduled for.

The rooms at the resort are very stylish and modern and all have air-conditioning and very comfortable beds. In the grounds of the resort, there are tennis courts and a large family pool only used by the resort guests.

Board: Full Board
Rooms: Single and double rooms
Telephone: In Room
Internet: In main lobby
Laundry: Chargeable
Power: 120 Volts
Air Conditioning: Throughout resort
Meals: Restaurant
Alcohol: Chargeable
Equipment Hire: Fly fishing equipment
Shop: Gift Shop
Cards Accepted: Debit & Credit cards
Cash Accepted: American Dollar
The Beach Villa

The Beach Villa is located in the grounds of the fantastic Soleil Resort famously known for great hosting and, of course, the world class fishing fleet they have. With it only being a short 10-minute drive away from the Marina Pez Vela, our guides will make sure you are transferred each day to our fleet of boats.

This new and very high spec villa has 4 bedrooms with 4 bathrooms and benefits from stunning Pacific Ocean views and direct access to the beach. This private Villa benefits from 24hr security to make sure you feel completely safe.

The Beach Villa is capable of sleeping up to 10 anglers with the addition of extra beds. It is a perfect place for larger groups to stay. The villa comes complete with its own staff from a personal chef, maid and waitress and they will cater to your every need. The villa is also stocked daily with snacks, juices, cold drinks, cigars, beers and of course wine.

So if you are looking for that something special then look no further than The Beach Villa in Guatemala.

Board: Full Board
Rooms: Single and double rooms
Telephone: In main villa
Internet: Free WiFi
Laundry: Chargeable
Power: 120 Volts
Air Conditioning: Throughout Villa
Meals: Dining room
Alcohol: Chargeable
Equipment Hire: Fly fishing equipment
Shop: Gift Shop
Cards Accepted: In main resort
Cash Accepted: American Dollar
Species Information
Sailfish
Season: October to May
Peak: January to March
Weight: 40LB to 180LB
Average Weight: 90LB
Blue Marlin
Season: November to April
Peak: April
Weight: 200LB to 800LB
Average Weight: 350LB
Black Marlin
Season: December to March
Peak: March
Weight: 200LB to 950LB
Average Weight: 400LB
Dorado
Season: April to October
Peak: August
Weight: 5LB to 60LB
Average Weight: 15LB
Yellowfin Tuna
Season: November to June
Peak: April to May
Weight: 5LB to 120LB
Average Weight: 20LB
Wahoo
Season: All Year
Peak: August
Weight: 10LB to 100LB
Average Weight: 30LB
Roosterfish
Season: All Year
Peak: August
Weight: 5LB to 100LB
Average Weight: 20LB
Suggested Itinerary

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

DAY 1:

Depart UK (alternative routes available)
Arrive Houston
Depart Houston
Arrive Guatemala

Once you have arrived and collected your luggage, make your way to the arrivals hall where there will be one of Sportquest Holidays representatives waiting to transfer you to your hotel.

Transfer takes about 1.5 hours, drinks served.

Rest of the evening is yours to either relax or explore Guatemala’s clubs and bars.

Overnight accommodation: Accommodation of your choice (Twin room) F/B

DAY 2: Fishing Day.

You will be served a full American breakfast before your transfer to the marina. Typical fishing day is 7 AM until 4 or 4:30 PM.

Lunch and beverages will be served on board the sportfishing boats.

Overnight accommodation: Accommodation of your choice (Twin room) F/B

DAY 3: Fishing Day.

In addition to the abundant Sailfish population, you will have the opportunity to catch Blue/Black Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, Dorado, Roosterfish and Wahoo.

Overnight accommodation: Accommodation of your choice (Twin room) F/B

DAYS 4 & 5: Fishing Days.

After your breakfast our guides will take you out on the water to target the fishes of your choice either with the fly or lure.

Overnight accommodation: Accommodation of your choice (Twin room) F/B

DAY 6: Fishing Day.

After arriving back from your days fishing and some refreshing drinks, you will have a private transfer back to Guatemala City for your last night.

Overnight accommodation: Real Inter Continental Guatemala Hotel (Twin room) B/B

DAY 7:

Morning free to relax in and around your hotel. At around lunch time you will be picked up and transferred back to Guatemala International Airport for your return flight home.

Depart Guatemala
Arrive Houston
Depart Houston

DAY 8:

Arrive UK

Dates & Prices
Start Date End Date Days Nights Fishing Angler Non-Angler Availability
06/09/2017 06/12/2017 8 7 5 £4,004 On Request   Book Now
01/01/2018 30/04/2018 8 7 5 £4,100 On Request   Book Now
01/05/2018 30/06/2018 8 7 5 £4,100 On Request   Book Now
01/07/2018 05/09/2018 8 7 5 £4,100 On Request   Book Now
06/09/2018 06/12/2018 8 7 5 £4,100 On Request   Book Now
01/01/2019 30/04/2019 8 7 5 £4,136 On Request   Book Now
01/05/2019 30/06/2019 8 7 5 £4,136 On Request   Book Now
01/07/2019 05/09/2019 8 7 5 £4,136 On Request   Book Now
06/09/2019 06/12/2019 8 7 5 £4,136 On Request   Book Now
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.

Price Notes

Prices are based on four adults sharing transfers, fishing and two adults in a twin room for 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.

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What's Included & Excluded
Included
  • All international flights
  • All necessary ground transportation.
  • Accommodation in our own private villa or the Villas del Pacifico Resort.
  • All-inclusive/all meals, open bar National drinks.
  • Weekend entertainment and disco at the resort.
  • Private villas come with your own chef, waitress and maid,
  • International liquors served.
  • Guided fishing (Captain and two mates) with conventional tackle, ballyhoo and lures.
  • Lunch, snacks and beverages on the boat.
  • Final night at the Inter-Continental 5 star Hotel in Guatemala City.
  • English to Spanish pocket dictionary.
Excluded
  • Personal holiday insurance
  • Personal items
  • Local Tips ($100 to $150 per day pr boat)
  • Airport departure tax
  • Personal expenses and any drinks/meals when staying in Guatemala City
Options

World Traveler Plus upgrades
Business Class upgrades
First Class upgrades
Boat upgrades
Quality fly fishing gear available for a nominal daily charge

Tour Notes

Visa

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

Note: Because your flight involves travelling through 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

Yellow fever, Malaria and Typhoid

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 $30 USD additional departure tax payable upon leaving Guatemala however this can change regularly.

Flight Route & Flight Time

UK – Houston (approx 9 hours)
Houston – Guatemala (approx 3 hours)

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

Guatemala airport – Resort (approx 90 minutes)

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