Guatemala

Incredible fishing with top-notch boats and captains

MAY 28 - JUNE 2, 2024 (Sold out)

Dec 16 - 21, 2024

OVERVIEW

  • World-class billfishing along Guatemala’s Pacific coast
  • Learn dead-bait and pitch-baiting techniques from instructors who are professional working fishermen 
  • Experience four days of offshore fishing with personalized expert instruction; compete in a one-day shootout on the fourth day
  • Stay at Casa Vieja Lodge, the five-star fishing resort that recorded 12,160 billfish releases in 2023
  • Package includes airport transfers, double-occupancy accommodations, meals and snacks, drinks, fishing, angling instruction, and standard boat tips

ITINERARY

Catch billfish and gamefish, improve your angling skills, and meet new friends in this six-day travel experience that’s fully curated just for you.

Arrive at La Aurora International Airport in Guatemala City for private transport to Casa Vieja Lodge for check-in. A short, casual fishing orientation is given to familiarize the guests with the equipment, fishing terms, positions, and scenarios you’ll likely encounter during a typical fishing day. This orientation is followed by dinner, where instructors pair you with others who share similar fishing skills.

Fishing days start early. The staff will gently wake you with coffee brought to your room at around 5:45 a.m. Breakfast is served at 6 a.m., and departure from the marina is at 7 a.m. Each day is unique as the anglers’ skills, weather, and bite factor into what happens on the water. But the overall goal remains constant: catch fish, learn, and connect with your team. Boats are back at the marina around 4 p.m. for pool time and dinner is served around 7 p.m.

Anglers put what they have learned to the test and compete in a one-day shootout against the other team(s). Everything is on the line, including a custom trophy made by King Sailfish Mounts. The day concludes with dinner and the awards and graduation ceremonies.

Breakfast starts at 6 a.m. Your departure time will vary based on your flight, but we’ll ensure there’s more than enough time for your private transport back to the airport in Guatemala City.

FISHING OVERVIEW

Since the early 1990s when boats discovered a huge concentration of Pacific sailfish, sport fishing has flourished off Guatemala’s Pacific Coast. Anglers from all over the world come here to catch them in big numbers, making Guatemala the perfect place to catch your first one on fly.

Guatemala is difficult to pass up. Close to 100 releases in a single day, totaling nearly 300 catches across three days, is a real possibility here, and almost nowhere else in the world offers this many shots at billfish. We’ve analyzed the data, and aim to put you right there in the middle of it.

Dead-bait circle-hook fishing is the name of the game here, and to be a good fisherman, you need to be able to accomplish this technique. And with so many shots, chances are you’ll improve a hundredfold over four fishing days.

Casa Vieja’s fleet of classic fish-raising boats, high-profile captains and top-notch mates ensure an unforgettable fishing adventure, with opportunities to catch sailfish, marlin, and other prized gamefish. These guys are just as into it as we are, and no one wants you to succeed more than they do, so we promise they’ll be working as hard as they can to put you on the fish. After that, it’s up to you to apply the skills you learn to make the connection, maybe place a tag and take a picture, and then release a healthy fish to fight another day.

If generally calm waters and multiple shots at billfish excite you, then the Pacific coast of Guatemala is your fishing paradise!

THE FLEET

ACCOMMODATIONS

Casa Vieja Lodge, located on the Pacific coast of Guatemala, is a premier destination for sport-fishing enthusiasts. Renowned for its world-class billfishing, the lodge offers access to some of the richest fishing grounds on Earth. Guests enjoy quaint and spotless accommodations, five-star dining, poolside and in-room massages and spa treatments, and the most exceptional service in Central America—all wrapped up in a lush and welcoming tropical paradise, where poolside snacks and cocktails abound. Casa Vieja is what all first-class fishing lodges should aspire to be.

PRICES & DATES

Dec 16 - 21, 2024

$7,495 per angler
GUATEMALA
  • LIMITED TO 12 - 16 ANGLERS
  • 6 DAYS
  • 4 DAYS EXPERT INSTRUCTION
  • AIRFARE NOT INCLUDED

A 50% deposit must accompany each registration; payment in full must be received 30 days in advance of your scheduled expedition.

Payments made toward your expedition are refundable for cancellations received, in writing, at least 61 days before the first day of the trip. If you cancel your trip, for whatever reason, 31-60 days before the start date, we will issue a refund less a $1,000 per person cancellation fee. If you cancel less than 30 days before the expedition start date, all payments will be non-refundable.

Travel insurance is not included, but is recommended to protect your investment.