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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

are towed your flats skiffs from which you will pursue

tarpon, bonefish, snook, barracuda, and can access the

world’s finest permit flats.  Website for this adventure,

one ofsalt water fly fishing’s greatest values, is   Each year, this trip is wait-listed

for most dates so early reservations are required.

There are a variety of coastal options in Belize.  For a top-

of-the-line couple’s island get-away, there is Cayo Espanto.

Caye Chapel offers the unique family or group experience of a small, private island with a championship 18 hole golf course and fabulous 3 and 4 bedroom beachfront villas for rent (can combine guided fly fishing from this spot).  Ambergris Caye, as well as some of the other cayes, offer different forms of island family getaways.  For the hardcore permit fisherman looking for a rustic, permit lodge adventure, Blue Horizon is located near some of the world’s finest permit flats in Southern Belize.

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 if you wish to fly fish and/or dive the Turneffe atoll – both can be accessed from the Belize mainland via water taxi.

Click on the following links for additional information and/or client comments about this destination:

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Private Island /Honeymoon

Don Muelrath
Fly Fishing Adventures

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