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It’s the water – and in Belize, it’s definitely the water and the world’s second largest barrier reef that makes this destination special. Lots of options here – it does depend on what sort of experience you’re looking for and the make up of your group or family.
To begin, there is what many believe to be the top saltwater adventure anywhere – the Belize Mothership Trip. Staffed by Captain Dean Myers and his able crew, you and your group of 2, 3, 4, or 6 live on the shallow waters inside the reef on your own personal floating lodge – i.e., a comfortable, air conditioned, live-aboard yacht.
Behind the mothership your flats skiffs are towed, from which you will pursue tarpon, bonefish, snook, barracuda, and can access the world’s finest permit flats.
There are a variety of coastal options in Belize. For a top-of-the-line couple’s island get-away, there is Cayo Espanto.
Ambergris Caye, as well as some of the other cayes, offer different forms of island family getaways.
The eastern edge of the Turneffe Islands is one of the most beautiful spots in the world. Both Turneffe Island Lodge and Turneffe Flats Lodge provide slightly different experiences.
Your mothership, the Rising Tide, comes with an experienced captain (who doubles as the head guide) and the steward/cook who basically spends the day doing the housekeeping and preparing meals to meet the fishing schedule.
Since there is no one else on board but the people you bring with you (and the crew), the nature of this trip is such that it is a great experience for small groups of friends and family that enjoy spending time together.
The “top of the line” mothership available in Belize definitely qualifies for the term “yacht.”
The same experienced crew that many Fly Fishers have enjoyed for years will be operating it (l to r: Captain Dean, chef Carol, and First Mate and guide, Noel).
To those familiar with the Belize mothership approach, there is no better way to cover the options than living on the protected waters inside the Belize barrier reef, the second largest barrier reef in the world. What brings our regulars back each year, in spite of the sometimes fickle tropical weather, are these aspects:
Your price includes virtually everything except personal beverages, tips, and fishing equipment. A supply of purified water, soft drinks, and native Belikan Beer is on board. Prices listed below are for the standard seven night trip.
A trip for three or four would include a crew of three. The captain and mate would serve as your two guides and the cook/steward would take care of the culinary and housekeeping needs. Two flats skiffs with 40HP outboards would be towed and used for your daily excursions. The charter price for a party of five or six would include three guides; party of two would include one guide.
THE RISING TIDE – Mothership Trip
Party of two: with 1 skiff and guide – USD 5,645 each per person
Party of three: with 2 skiffs and guides – USD 4,795 each per person
Party of four: with 2 skiffs and guides – USD 4,195 each per person
Party of five or six: with 3 skiffs and guides – USD 3,895 each per person
Extra skiff and guide – USD 1,700
Please note: for the dedicated permit trip heading south from Belize City, there is a USD 1,200 fuel surcharge.
“Hinckley Crab” fly: this special crab pattern, tied especially for the permit flats of Belize, is now available direct from Captain Dean for $8 each.
You are met at the Belize City International Airport and, within twenty minutes, you’ll be on board your mothership.
Flight times from the U.S. are approximately 2 – 2.5 hours from Dallas, Houston, and Miami.
Belize is one of the strongest shallow water flats fishery on earth, and on the days when you “hit it right,” it is unforgettable, whether it’s tarpon, permit, bonefish, snook, or many other species ranging from cobia to jacks, cuda, etc. - just plan your trip now!
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