Guatemala’s Pacific coast has long been known as the “sailfishing capital” and this American born captain offers a great option for budget minded anglers who are focused on the great billfishing this area has to offer. If raising 30-60 plus fish a day and releasing half that (if not more!) sounds fun, then look no further than this Central America fishing mecca. Depending on the time of year, fish are typically found 5-40 miles offshore. These waters are home to a well-defined west-to-east current, which harbors an unbelievable amount of bait fish.
The Guatemalan seas are usually quite calm so even those prone to motion sickness should be very comfortable here. The fleet consists of comfortable 31’-35 boats fully equipped with conventional and fly fishing tackle. The captains and mates have an impressive resume of fishing these waters, including an American captain who is a certified master 100 ton captain. The season is long and equally productive for sailfish plus yellowfin tuna and mahi mahi can also be encountered at any given time. These are an added bonus and make for a delicious lunch right on board! The area is also home to a good population of blue and striped marlin, which can also be encountered at any given time, especially in the Summer months.
Accommodations are in a safe and comfortable five bedroom house. The air-conditioned accommodations are not fancy, but clean and comfortable. Each bedroom has a full bed plus bunks and private bath. Downstairs is the kitchen, living room with satellite tv. Evenings are spent relaxing in the back patio area which has lots of shade, an outdoor BBQ, bar, and pool. Wifi is also available. Your morning begins with a 5:30 a.m. wake up followed by breakfast, which might consist of eggs, sausage, toast, fruit, juice, and coffee. Then it’s just a short five minute drive to the marina where you’ll be shoving off by 7 a.m. (if not earlier). You’ll then spend the day trolling with live bait and teasers.
The boats have plenty of shade and lots of cold drinks. Boats are typically back at the dock by 5 p.m. where you’ll return to the air-conditioned lodge or take a much needed dip in the pool while enjoying a cold cocktail and fresh appetizers before a delicious evening meal over the BBQ. Guatemala is an easy destination to get to (3 hours from Dallas and Atlanta) with no overnights or costly charter flights involved. It is also safe and beautiful, and a bilingual staff accompanies you throughout the entire trip. So give our office a call to discuss dates and to plan your next trip to the sailfish capital.
35’ Bertram 100 Ton Captain:
|Anglers||3 Nights / 2 Fishing Days||4 Nights / 3 Fishing Days||5 Nights / 4 Fishing Days||Extra Day Per Person|
|Party of 2||$2,788||$3,949||$5,109||$1,394|
|Party of 3||$12,027||$2,856||$3,686||$1,012|
|Party of 4||$1,646||$2,310||$2,975||$823|
|Party of 5||$1,417||$1,982||$2,548||$708|
Fly to Guatemala City where you’ll be met outside of baggage claim for the 90 min. drive to the lodge.
Easy: Somewhat easy walking when it comes to physicality. Minimal walking or hiking and terrain is very accessible. Mostly hunting from blinds or tree stands.
Moderate: Physicality is somewhat moderate to advanced. Spot and stalk method of hunting as well as some hunting from blinds. Terrain can vary from prairies to mountains at higher elevations.
Difficult: Requires an advanced degree of physical endurance. Terrain is typically more mountainous and hunting can take place at higher elevation.
Extreme: Most difficult and physically demanding hunts. Requires advanced to extreme endurance and terrain or game pursued may involve dangerous situations.