Caribbean Flats Fishing!! Each year hundreds of fisherman, visit this absolutely untapped resource and are finding a virtually unbelievable fishery on the salt-water flats for tarpon, bonefish, permit, barracuda, snapper and many other species.
Fish at this exotic destination, especially the “Grand-Slam species” tarpon, bonefish and permit, are protected by an absolute policy of catch & release, and single barbless hooks. Turtles and Black Caimen are just two of the many protected species that our guests will encounter here. The large numbers of fish here are largely unaffected by fishing pressure and in most cases have never seen a fly! A friend of ours, who is a fishing writer and who has fished these waters with this outfitter many times, describes the fish as not being leader-shy and forgiving to a less-than-accurate cast!
Several years ago this outfitter completed the lease agreement with the local government thereby securing all recreational fishing rights, and ensuring that there is zero development in the archipelago where you will stay and fish. At the start, this area was seen as diving site. But as fishermen began to discover the untapped existing fishery, its fame has grown to now be regarded as perhaps the absolute best shallow-water fishery anywhere in the world.
- 7 day total trip duration with 5 or 6 days of fishing
- Fish from skiffs or wade endless saltwater flats
- Full accommodations, including double occupancy rooms with private baths
- Expertly prepared meals including appetizers
- Catch and release only
- Experienced English speaking knowledgeable guides
Typically, you will enjoy your stay on one of the outfitters floating hotels. In actuality, these are yachts up to 75’ in length that serve as your base of operations. There are several locations and options for lodging depending on preference and length of stay. From these yachts, you depart for your fishing day on flats skiffs manned by your native, English-speaking guides. Your guides are all very experienced fly fishermen, and who are intimately familiar with the habits of the bones, tarpon permit and other game fish here.
Anglers can fish throughout the year with the peak season from March to mid-July. All packages are a week long with a Friday arrival, then Saturday to Friday/Saturday fishing, with another overnight near the airport before your departure. Packages are based on shared rooms and fishing skiffs, but single rooms and skiffs are available at slightly increased rates. Fishing is done either from these skiffs or by wading on the spectacular white sand flats that stretch for hundreds of square miles.
Access this fantastic fly- fishing destination is relatively easy. Upon arrival at the nearest major airport, a representative from the lodge will meet you. The lodge representative will see that your transfer from the airport to the hotel for your overnight stay is flawless. The following morning you will be escorted to meet a waiting aircraft. You’ll be flown to your ultimate location that you’ve chosen for your Caribbean adventure. All programs and itineraries will be coordinated through Fins and Furs Adventures.
As is always the case, we have fished with this world-class outfitter and can assist with decisions about location choices. Also, as with all our travel packages, there are NEVER any fees for our services. Suggestions concerning tackle, gear lists, are provided. Travel assistance is offered through a Maine travel agency with whom we have worked with for many years. A fly-fishing paradise exists here and awaits you.
We are delighted to include “Saltwater Flats Fishing” on our list of outdoor adventures. Join us today!