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Great Sailfish Company | Big Game Fishing | Guatemala

Overview

Tour code: GUT001  

Join us fishing in Guatemala. 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 day, you will soon find yourself realising that this part of the world is a must-visit Sailfish destination for any saltwater specialist angler.

Location

You will be fishing the fish filled waters off Guatemala where the Sailfish swim free and are abundant in numbers. These South American waters of the Atlantic Ocean are full of nutrients and this in-turn attracts the many species of fish that you will find there, along with the amazing Sailfish fishery the sea off Guatemala are teaming with all the Tuna family and also most Billfishes.

Fishing

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 true saltwater anglers 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. The Sailfish at this destination in Guatemala are renowned speedsters and will leave you grinning from ear to ear as they scream off at a rate of knots. You will be holding on for dear life as you do battle with these stunning fish in the clear blue waters around Guatemala.

Guides

Your guides on this holiday are all experienced skippers and deckhands and have all been fishing these waters for a long time, meaning that you get the best possible fishing experience available.

Other Amenities

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 we will be happy to work with you to ensure that you enjoy the fishing trip of a lifetime.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the Great Sailfish Company Big Game Fishing Trips, contact our expert team who will be happy to answer any queries you have. Alternatively, you can request a free brochure. Looking for something else? Why not explore all our Big Game Fishing Holidays in Guatemala.

 

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. This resort is perfect for the travelling angler with its close proximity to the marina and even the beach meaning that if you wanted to try a bit of lure fishing from the shore in the evenings you can.

Key Features

  • Rooms – Single and Twin Rooms
  • Board – Full board
  • Air Conditioning – Throughout the resort
  • Power – 120 Volts
  • Internet – Wifi in the lobby

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 which really adds to the excellence of this resort. The pace sometimes picks up at the weekends though and this is when you will find most of the entertainment is scheduled for.

The Accommodation

The rooms at the resort are very stylish and modern and all have air-conditioning and very comfortable beds. If you wish to have a single room at this resort then please contact us in the office and we will be able to look into availability for you.  In the grounds of the resort, there are tennis courts and a large family pool only used by the resort guests.

This clean fantastic resort is very good for anglers and with the package being full board as well you have no food to worry about,  your meals will be prepared in the morning and the evenings ensuring that your holiday is hassle-free.

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
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

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 in Houston.

Depart Houston
Arrive in Guatemala.

Once you have arrived and collected your luggage, you will make your way to the arrivals hall where there will be Great Sailfish Company representative waiting to transfer you to your hotel. Thet transfer takes about 1.5 hours but drinks are served.

The rest of the evening will be yours to relax around the resort.

Overnight accommodation: Soleil Resort (Twin room) F/B

Day 2: Fishing Day

You will be served a full American breakfast before your transfer to the marina. The yypical fishing day is 7 am until 4 or 4:30 pm.

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

Overnight accommodation: Soleil Resort (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: Soleil Resort (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: Soleil Resort (Twin room) F/B

Day 6: Fishing Day

After arriving back from your days fishing and some refreshing drinks, you will have the rest of the day to relax and get your things packed before heading home the following day.

Overnight accommodation: Soleil Resort (Twin room) F/B

Day 7:

In the morning you will be transferred back to Guatemala airport for your return flights.

Depart Guatemala
Arrive in Houston

Depart Houston

Day 8:

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
01/01/2020 30/04/2020 8 7 5 £4,392 On Request Enquire Now N/A
01/05/2020 30/06/2020 8 7 5 £4,442 On Request Enquire Now N/A
01/07/2020 05/09/2020 8 7 5 £4,542 On Request Enquire Now N/A
06/09/2020 06/12/2020 8 7 5 £4,392 On Request Enquire Now N/A
01/01/2021 30/04/2021 8 7 5 £4,565 On Request Enquire Now N/A
01/05/2021 30/06/2021 8 7 5 £4,665 On Request Enquire Now N/A
01/07/2021 05/09/2021 8 7 5 £4,515 On Request Enquire Now N/A
06/09/2021 06/12/2021 8 7 5 £4,515 On Request Enquire Now N/A

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.

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 necessary ground transportation.
  • Accommodation in Soleil Pacifico Beach Resort
  • All-inclusive/all meals, open bar National drinks.
  • Weekend entertainment and disco at the resort.
  • International liquors served.
  • Guided fishing (Captain and two mates) with conventional tackle, ballyhoo and lures.
  • Lunch, snacks and beverages on the boat.
  • English to Spanish pocket dictionary.

What's 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
  • Upgrade to private Villa (Private villas come with your own chef, waitress and maid)

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 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)

Blogs

Reviews

Kenneth

All went perfectly

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Hi Ken, what else do we need to say...... Well done Ken on the amazing fishing you had and look forward to helping you in the near future

All the best

Paul

Ron

I can not fault the holiday, we had a great time. The fishing was fantastic, we had 26 sailfish and a 200LB Blue Marlin in ONE day! The accommodation was excellent also the staff and food.

Thanks Ron.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Hello Ron, thank you for your feedback. Sounds like you guys had a great time. I was following you on Facebook whilst I was out in Costa Rica. Guatemala is one of the best places in the world for Sailfish and you having 26 Sailfish and a Marlin in one day..... surely you can not ask more than that!

All the best Ron

Damien

Somedays we only had to travel a short distance but on others the boat journey was quite long.

The organisation of the complete operation is a real credit to you all, fantastic holiday so thank you.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Thanks for talking to me and the feedback. As discussed on someday you have to travel further to find the current lines which change on a daily basis. As you experienced it is well worth the journey as your catches proved.

Hope to talk to you again soon.

Tight lines Peter

Hugh

The staff and crew on our holiday were out of this world. The fishing was incredible have never seen action big game fishing like this in our lives.

We raised so many fishing on a daily basis, at times the boat was complete chaos with us running around while others in the group were playing fish. At one point we had a triple hook up. We would love to return just need to start saving up fast.

Hugh

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Hugh

Ha ha I did warn you what this place is like, go at the right time of year with the correct moon phase and its going to be an amazing trip. I would have loved to have seen the triple hook up, next time take some video for us to share.

Regards Paul

Dave

Caught my first Sailfish on the fly and then ended up having 6 more all in 3 days fishing. Simply the best Sailfish fishing destination, great service, great guides and boats. Well worth the journey.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Dave, congratulations on the sailfish on the fly. I can also remember my first one as if it was only yesterday. What next shall we look at a destination for Roosterfish next time. Cheers Peter

Peter

It was just mad from the time our lures hit the water, we had pods of Sailfish all over our baits. We will never forget it; what a trip. All we have left to say is a big thank you.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Peter, thanks for the feedback and I am glad you boys had a blast. Thanks again and look forward in seeing you again.

Mr Pearl

Peter I know Mr Blacker is sending you a detailed report with some pictures. I just wanted to add my hughe thanks to your staff and all the crew. We had one of the best trips of our lives. I also think it will be hard to beat this.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Hi, Yes I did receive Mr Blacker's report and all your pictures all I can say ios wow. I wish I had been on that trip with you guys.

Regards Peter

H

Hi Peter just a few lines to let you know how much we enjoyed our fishing trip to Guatemala from the minute we landed we were looked after by the rep who called himself jeremy so we would remember his name. To the time we were dropped back at the airport a week later.

The holiday surpassed our expectations the food the hotel & the weather. But the fishing was out of this world between the two of us we had 58 sailfish from about 80 pounds upto about 150 pounds & we had approx 25 to 30 Doradro up to about 28 pounds. we had a quick work out of the figures & that works out at 1 Sailfish every 30 minutes over the 5 days fishing not including the Dorado which were great fun & would have been good sport on light tackle. All the boats & there crew were fantastic & we left the marina bang on time every day so we got as much fishing as possible.

Thanks H Blacker

Ps we are saving our pennies for the next time.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Wow thanks for the feedback and all the pictures, yes you boys did get into all the fish. One sailfish every 30 mins is just amazing. Save hard and we will see you again next year. Regards Peter

Ryan

Great lodge
Super guides and staff
Food and drink in abundance.
Some of the very best boat fly fishing in the world

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Ryan, thank you for taking the time to send in your feedback. I am so happy that both you and Mike had a great trip. Also thanks for all the pictures, what an amazing trip.

Kind Regards Peter

PJ

Peter just got back from my trip and just wanted to let you know how sore my back is, it was not from the long off road drive but from playing too many fish. Must say a great trip just wish we could get a helicopter to fly us in.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Dr White, thanks for the feedback and the great pictures, i have added them all to our website. Also thank you for your continued business.

Kind Regards Peter

Neil

Only complaint was on the flight over Alcohol was for purchase only by plastic only no cash accepted. Fishing in the mornings was full on, but for some reason the afternoon bite was quite. We all had a great holiday thank you.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Neil, thats strange in relation to the drinks on the flights. You flew with united we will make sure we get this added to peoples pre departure to make sure anyone travelling is carrying a credit card. Long flight with no alcohol is not joke. Glad you all got plenty of action with the sailfish, in relation to the bite being quite in the afternoon these things can happen, it can also be the other way around. Glad that you all enjoyed the holiday and look forward to seeing your pictures. Regards Mel

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