September – March
Explore the remote Amazon River tributaries aboard these comfortable floating vessels. The new luxurious floating hotel is designed to access previously untouched waters along the lower reaches of the Rio Curicuriari. This adventure is for those willing to sacrifice numbers of fish for size as the Rio Curicuriari tends to yield 5x as many 20 lb. fish in a week as any other! This area is pretty much inaccessible to other vessels. Later in the season the floating hotel will access the upper reaches of the Rio Negro Basin, which is known for its sheer number of fish along with trophy size. Limited to eight anglers, each guest will enjoy a spacious private cabin, fully appointed private bath, hot showers, and individual a/c.
Another option is the 77′ yacht that features ten roomy cabins with private bathrooms and individual air-conditioning provide all the comforts of home. The spacious dining and lounge areas are furnished in beautiful Amazon hardwoods and the meals and service are exceptional. But even more importantly, she was designed for fishermen and built to fish. Her proportions were selected to maximize interior space while optimizing maneuverability, letting you safely and easily penetrate into the previously inaccessible Rio Negro basin as well as exclusive Indian reservations fisheries known for incredible numbers of peacock bass. These rivers are home to the highest concentrations of peacock bass in the world with lots of fish in the mid to upper teens and bigger.
A fleet of custom made 18’ welded aluminum bass boats, equipped with 40 HP outboards are provided for every two anglers. These boats are fast and efficient, built for accessing even the most hidden lagoons. Two stable fishing platforms provide solid footing and plenty of casting room. The comfortable padded seats can be pedestal mounted or anglers can fish standing. Guides are equipped with boga grips, fishing tools, and landing nets. The fishing continues to amaze even the most seasoned peacock bass fisherman, with more and larger fish landed each season!
Rio Negro Basin: $6,250 (shared cabin)
Rio Curicuriari: $7,950 (shared cabin)
Rio Negro Basin: $4,850 (shared cabin) $5,350 (private cabin)
Indian reservation exclusive rivers: $5,850 (shared cabin)
Round-trip in-country flight, one overnight in Manaus, day room in Manaus, guided fishing, rods/reels, license, accommodations, all meals and beverages aboard yacht.
Airfare to Manaus, gratuities, terminal tackle, personal items.
Day 1 – Fly to Manaus where you will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel to overnight; Day 2 – This morning you will be picked up at your hotel and transferred to the domestic airport for your flight to the yacht. Fish this afternoon; Days 3 – 8: Six full days of guided fishing. Your day begins at 5:30 a.m. with fresh brewed coffee and breakfast at 6:00 a.m. Your guide will be ready to go by first light. A cooler with lunch, snacks and plenty of beverages will be packed on board each day. You’ll break for lunch and a mid day siesta each day. Continue fishing and return to the yacht by dusk. Enjoy drinks, appetizers and a delicious dinner each night; Day 9 – After breakfast, you will be flown back to Manaus and transferred to a local hotel where a day room has been reserved. Relax at your hotel or book a city tour, shop, enjoy a great Brazilian restaurant. Later this evening you’ll be transferred back to the international airport for your return flight home.
“Although a rare occurrence (because of outfitters mobility) cancellations can occur in the Amazon due to weather (as per the outfitters’ judgement) and water conditions. In this case, customers are advised in advance and offered a rain check for another date of their choice. No refunds are made in these cases and customers are responsible for any airline change fees.”
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.