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
www.flyfishbelize.com 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.
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