You'll enjoy the bonefishing and the beautiful scenery on this fly fishing trip in Belize.

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Belize Fly-fishing School At El Pescador


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DATES: Multiple dates available, see "Pricing & Dates" for full details.

LENGTH OF TRIP: 5 nights, 4 days (3 days of guided fishing)

PRICING: From $3,895 per angler

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The Story

If you are new to saltwater fly fishing, this is the perfect school for you! Orvis has a long history of guiding and coaching fly anglers in Belize. Northern Belize is one of our favorite destinations for flats fishing. The island of Ambergris Caye has an excellent year-round fishery with more than 400 square miles of sight-casting flats with abundant schools of bonefish, incredible schools of permit and tarpon exceeding 150 pounds. Each school is limited to a small group of anglers and will be led by a certified Orvis fly fishing instructor. You'll receive personalized instruction and learn tips and techniques for flats fishing, including how to spot fish, proper presentation of the fly, and the secrets to hooking and landing your first bonefish. In addition to daily casting instruction, each school includes several full days of guided flats fishing with an expert, Belizean guide.

El Pescador Lodge & Villas is the perfect location for our Belize fly fishing school. The lodge is nestled on an immaculate beach with easy access to the flats. The colonial-style lodge has been extensively upgraded and features three swimming pools and a long veranda with private rooms overlooking the beach and barrier reef. Each room is air-conditioned with two double beds, so sharing a room with another angler is easy. Private rooms are also available.

Dates Shared Room/Shared Guide Private Room/Private Guide Private Room/Shared Guide Non-Angler
August 27-September 1, 2022 $3,895 $5,370 $4,395 $1,450
March 22-27, 2023 $4,500 $6,250 $5,050 $2,700
August 19-24, 2023 $3,900 $5,650 $4,450 $2,200
October 14-19, 2023 $3,900 $5,650 $4,450 $2,200
 

*Guests traveling alone or requesting a private room must pay the private room supplement.

**Single anglers are not charged the private boat supplement as long as they are willing to share a guide with another single angler. Offer only valid on this Orvis Adventures fly fishing school.

 

Upgrades and Extensions

PRIVATE VACATION VILLA: Upgrade to a 1, 2 or 3-bedroom private, ocean view villa for an additional $75-$100 per person per night.

EXTEND YOUR TRIP: It's easy to extend your stay at El Pescador for additional days or nights. We can also help you plan an extension to the inland jungles and Mayan Mountains of Western Belize. Call the Orvis Adventures team at (800) 547-4322 to check availability and pricing.

Included:

  • 5 nights lodging in an air-conditioned, en suite room in the main lodge
  • 3 full days of guided fishing from flats boats (2 anglers per boat is standard)
  • 4 days of instruction from an Orvis fly fishing instructor
  • All meals at the lodge and boat lunches
  • Beverages, including local Belizean beer and rum at bar
  • Complimentary use of all amenities (pool, kayaks, bikes, Wi-Fi)
  • Local air and transfers between Belize City and El Pescador Lodge
  • Local sales and hotel taxes
  • Detailed packing list

Not Included:

  • International airfare to Belize City
  • $10 per person local air (Tropic Air) fuel surcharge
  • Marine park fees (optional) & fishing licenses (approx. $25/person)
  • Guide & staff tips (approx. $70/day, per person)
  • Imported liquors
  • Fishing equipment (available for rent or purchase)
  • Travel insurance (recommended)

You'll meet your Orvis fishing instructor at El Pescador Lodge & Villas after a short, local flight to San Pedro from Belize City (included in your trip price). A staff member will meet you at the airport for a scenic boat ride to your beachside home for the week.

Orvis has a long history of guiding and coaching fly anglers. You'll receive personalized instruction from your Orvis fly fishing instructor as well as an expert, local Belizean guide to help you maximize your opportunities for success. We'll cover topics including equipment selection and rigging, knot tying, and basic saltwater fly casting. You'll also learn how to effectively work with your guide, tips for casting in windy conditions, proper techniques for presenting the fly and the secrets to hooking and landing your first bonefish!

You'll feel the exhilaration as you speed out to the serene flats aboard a Panga (a Mexican-style skiff, with a casting platform on the front, and a v-shape hull). The boats are well stocked with food and cold drinks, so you can enjoy a full day chasing fish and practicing the proper techniques for spotting, hooking and landing bonefish, one of the most elusive species known as "The Ghosts of the Flats". With more than 400 square miles of sight-casting flats, you may also have opportunities to fish for permit and tarpon.

After each full day on the water, return to El Pescador Lodge in the early afternoon for video casting analysis and/or casting instruction on the lodge’s dock. Cap off each day with a Belizean cocktail and hors d'oeuvres at the lodge's outdoor bar followed by an al fresco dinner of local Caribbean specialties prepared by the resort chef.

On the final morning, we'll take you back to San Pedro after breakfast for flights back to Belize City and flights home. You can catch any flight to the U.S. departing Belize City after 9:30 a.m. If you want to extend your trip to Belize, just give us a call. We can arrange extra nights at El Pescador and additional days of fishing, or help you plan a trip to one of our other destinations in Belize.

Accommodations:

El Pescador features 14 standard rooms in our main lodge, eight private villas, a restaurant & bar, a gift & fly shop, tour office, a small gym, and three pools on a quiet beachfront location.

Our gracious, mahogany, colonial-style lodge is right on the beach, facing the sea, surrounded by fragrant tropical flowering plants and the whisper of shady palms.

Our villas are two-story, three-bedroom, three-bath homes, designed in a lock-off configuration, which enables you to rent a one, two or three-bedroom villa to perfectly match your individual needs, while ensuring your complete privacy.

We celebrated our 40th anniversary with a total expansion and renovation of our lodge and villas. We are now able to offer our guests larger, modernized and well-appointed accommodations, while still retaining the authentic Belizean colonial feel.

Kayak, canoes, and paddleboards are available for complimentary use.

Massages, manicures, pedicures, and facials are available by appointment.


Food & Drink:

El Pescador is an Orvis-endorsed fly-fishing lodge located on the island of Ambergris Caye in Belize. We are easy to get to, English is our official language and we are a safe destination. Belize was formerly British Honduras; the Queen is still pictured on our dollar bills which are pegged at $2 Belize = $1 USD.

Most El Pescador guides are native San Pedranos, born and raised on the island. Many of them have been with us for over 20 years; now our second and third generation of El Pescador guides are in full swing! Our guides' encyclopedic knowledge of this fishery comes from a lifetime dedicated to learning where the fish are and how they behave. El Pescador guides are talented casters and will be happy to provide instruction during your fishing day. We also offer complimentary fly-casting lessons daily on the dock, where we can work of some skills that take time to develop, like a double haul or getting rid of a tailing loop.

The El Pescador "family" is on site to make sure your every need is met. El Pescador is family owned. Most of our staff are blood relatives from a village on the mainland named Valley of Peace. They have become our extended family. We greet our guests upon arrival as honored guests and hope that upon departure, our guests too, are a part of the El Pescador "family."

El Pescador was founded in the early 1970s. We celebrated our 40th anniversary with a total expansion and renovation of our accommodations. We are now able to offer our guests larger, modernized and well-appointed rooms, while still retaining the authentic Belizean colonial feel.

We look forward to welcoming you to the flats fishing experience of a lifetime at El Pescador.

Our goal is to create the best menus using products from our local fisheries and farms. Our chef uses fresh, seasonal local fruits, vegetables, meats, and seafood. All of our breads and desserts are homemade. Please let us know if you have any food allergies or any special dietary concerns, which we will be happy to accommodate.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner and an afternoon snack served daily.

Reservations, Deposits & Payments

The deposit is 50% of the trip price unless stated differently in the itinerary. Deposits may be made by check or credit card: Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover Card. The balance of the trip cost is due 90 days before departure, except where specified differently on individual itineraries. The balance will be charged automatically to the credit card used for the deposit, unless otherwise specified. Any changes made to the method of payment after the final balance has been collected are subject to processing fees.

A reservation form and release are required prior to departure.

All prices must be paid in U.S. dollars. Deposits are not transferable from one trip to another.

Prices quoted are based on foreign exchange values and tariffs currently in effect and prices are subject to change. Orvis Adventures reserves the right to adjust prices accordingly until the time of departure.

Planning information

When your reservation is confirmed, you will receive planning information to guide you through trip preparations. Details about arrival and departure, clothing and equipment, trip cancellation insurance, pre- and post- trip extensions, visas and documents and activities are included in the planning information.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Although cancellation fees may be higher for some trips, the following minimum cancellation fees will apply:

Days Prior to Trip Fee
+ 90 days $300 per person
89 days or less 100% of cost

For trips that include an Orvis gift card or Orvis merchandise, the retail value of the gift card or merchandise is non-refundable upon delivery. Cancellation fees cannot be waived for any reason, including health, business or personal emergencies, or weather.

We strongly urge you to purchase trip cancellation insurance.

No refunds will be made for unused portions of a trip, including late arrival or early departure. Guide fees and hotel costs are not refundable if unused as outlined in the itinerary. Orvis reserves the right to modify an itinerary due to circumstances beyond our control. In the unlikely event that Orvis must cancel a tour, all payments received to date will be refunded, which constitutes a full settlement.

Orvis is not responsible for expenses incurred in preparation of any canceled trip, including airline tickets and visas fees.

Cancellation Insurance

Your planning information includes information for travel insurance covering cancel for any reason, cancellation for medical reasons, trip delay, medical expenses, lost baggage and medical evacuation. We urge you to obtain this coverage.

Share policies

Trip prices are based on double occupancy. Single rooms & cabins are limited. If you request a single room, a single supplement will apply as noted in the itinerary. We will confirm the single room as early as possible, but in some cases it may not be earlier than 30 days prior to the trip. If you request a roommate, we can usually pair you with another guest of the same gender, and no single supplement will apply. If you request a roommate, and one is not available, we will only charge you the single supplement if required by the lodge or facility used in the trip.

Children under 18 must share a room with a parent or other family member. In some cases this may be waived.

Passports and documents

International trips require a passport. Check your passport early and make sure it has six months validity at the time of travel. A visa is needed in some countries and we will send you complete details and instructions.

Arrival and Departure

Group transfers from a central location such as an airport are described in the itinerary, and are included in the land cost.. Transfers are not included in the land cost if you arrive early or leave after the scheduled departure day.

Equipment & Clothing

You will receive a detailed list of appropriate gear with your trip planning information.

Airline reservations

The land cost of your trip does not include airfare.

Limitation of liability

This section defines Orvis Travel’s responsibility with regard to all travel arrangements made by Orvis Travel, including individual travel and pre- and post- trip extensions. Please read it carefully.

Upon sending your deposit to Orvis Travel, you acknowledge that you have read and understand all the terms and conditions outlined here, and agree to be bound by them.

All trips that involve outdoor sporting activities such as shooting or fishing, or travel through remote places by vehicle, boat, small plane or on foot, put you at risk for accidents and serious injuries in the normal course of the activity. That is the nature of travel to such destinations and you acknowledge that you accept these hazards as a condition of participation.

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Baggage and personal effects, including items purchased, guns, fishing equipment or sporting goods are the sole responsibility of the owners at all times and no employee/agent of Orvis Travel, its subsidiaries, affiliated or associated companies is authorized to accept these for storage, safekeeping, or transportation.

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