The Pacific coast of Guatemala is home to one of the largest breeding grounds for Pacific sailfish in the world, concentrating huge numbers of these premier, saltwater game fish. Along this stretch of coastline strong eastward currents originating from Mexico collide with westward currents from El Salvador. This collision of nutrient-rich waters creates an ideal feeding ground for sailfish, marlin, dorado, tuna, grouper, and many other pelagic species.
Now Global Sporting Safaris is thrilled to have partnered with one of the premier bill fishing lodges in this esteemed locale. The lodge fleet has released up to 30 sailfish a day during peak season! Their year round daily average is 15-20 releases. Peak season is from October to June, but good numbers of sailfish are caught year round. The team at this lodge is passionate and dedicated to ensure you have the sport fishing experience of your dreams.
This lodge operates a fleet of charter sport fishing vessels ranging in size from 36 to 43 feet in length. All are safe, secure and comfortable boats, fully outfitted with the latest electronic packages, safety equipment and high quality fishing gear. With an average cruising speed of 25 knots these boats have no trouble in reaching the productive waters quickly.
The captain and crew of each boat are well-seasoned professionals with years of experience in Guatemalan waters. Each boat has its own special features and all are well-maintained, clean and equipped to cater to the clients’ comfort, right down to the air conditioning and icy cold beer!
Fly direct from Atlanta, Miami, Houston, Dallas or Los Angeles to Guatemala City to be met by the lodge driver. Enjoy a private, scenic 1.5 hour drive to the Pacific coast passing through the beautiful town of Antigua and breathtaking views of regional volcanoes. Upon your arrival at the lodge unpack and unwind by the pool before dinner that evening.
A 15 minute helicopter ride directly from the airport to the Pacific coast can also be readily arranged.
What fly fisher wouldn’t want to catch a bill fish on the fly! The experienced crews will apply all their hard-earned knowledge as they tease the sailfish up within casting distance. The pure adrenaline rush surges through you as you watch that sword snaking through the waves to slash at your perfectly thrown fly. You strip-set and WHAM! Lightning jolts through your doubled-over 10 weight. Seconds later a shimmering, hundred-pound, tail-walking explosion dances across the surf!
No matter if you’re an “old salt” or a relative newcomer to the sport, the veteran captains and mates of this lodge are eager to share the necessary skills and proficiencies to bring your billfish to hand. They are happy to work closely with those needing assistance with the challenges of big game fly fishing, doing their best to assure your success. The only remaining question may be, how many can you land!
Guatemala’s sailfishing is excellent throughout the year, with outstanding fishing from late-October through June. Call for details on current conditions.
Blue, Black, Striped
Blue marlins are the most prevalent species, averaging in the 200 to 500 pound range. While they can be caught year around, the months of July and August generally offer the highest numbers of blue marlin. Black and striped marlin are only occasionally caught in these waters.
Year-round, with exceptional fishing May through September
Yellow fin tuna
Year round, with the best fishing September through January
Year round, peaking from September to November and from February to April
June through October
The secure and spacious lodge is conveniently situated five minutes from the marina. It is the perfect place to relax after a day of battling the bill fish! Their beautiful gardens and outdoor areas are lush and tranquil with an inviting pool just perfect for a refreshing dip.
Enjoy your evenings at the open air bar and restaurant. Make new friends as you share stories of the day over a cold beverage and delicious snacks.
Peruse the lodge’s on-site store for local handicrafts, fine jewelry, regional coffees, Cuban cigars and fishing apparel. Free internet access is also available to the guests.
Wide boardwalks guide you to your comfortable, air conditioned bungalows when you’re ready to retire.
Prepare yourself to be delighted with the delicious array of food and quality wines at this lodge. Meals are prepared with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients, including organic vegetables, fresh and succulent shrimp, mahi-mahi and lobster purchased daily in nearby markets. USDA certified beef is served, as well. The chef here is passionate to ensure a wide variety of delectable creations certain to please all!Outstanding wines from around the world are served nightly to compliment your dinner.
Let us design the perfect fishing getaway for your company’s most valued executives. We will provide your executives with thrilling fishing encounters and surround them with relaxation in this serene locale. Your executives will enjoy unforgettable fishing and return to the office refreshed and revitalized.
Reward your top employees and clients with a world class sailfishing vacation! This renowned tropical lodge presents exhilarating game fishing opportunities in a remarkable setting. These employees and clients will leave with the knowledge or how much your company really appreciates their efforts and business.
This lodge is happy to cater to your non-fishing partners, too! Day trips to the old colonial village of Antigua are available for tours, or visits to the coffee and macadamia plantations. There is wonderful local shopping and fine dining to be experienced or they may indulge in luxurious spa treatments. Of course, your partner may just choose to lounge by the lodge pool and enjoy the relaxation. The patient and practiced captains and crews welcome novice partners should they wish to join in a day of fishing.
Additional daily excursions and tours are offered from the lodge.
Combination fishing and golf trips can also be arranged.
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