Belize is world-famous for its fishing. Sports anglers, fly fishing enthusiasts, and spinners all come to Belize. For many, fishing in Belize waters also means staying at Yok Ha Resort on Waterfoot Caye. This private island is perfect as a base for fishing trips. We will arrange them for you, and even offer complete fishing packages, so your vacation is even more perfect, because all you have to do is fish, play and then relax in our luxurious cabanas. Let us begin with the fishing.There are so many reasons to make Belize your #1 destination but we’ll keep it to just seven.
#1 Our Unrivaled Natural Features
You don’t have more than 500 species of fish by chance! Fish of all sorts live in different places, and we have them all – a huge barrier reef, atolls and lots of open, deep water. We have flats and lagoons plus hundreds of islands, so you can catch anything from sailfish to bait fish. Then we have all the rivers and estuaries for freshwater fishing trips.
#2 Belize is the Fly-Fishing Capital of the Caribbean
We have more than 200 miles of coastal flats. There are bonefish in abundance, as well as shoals of tarpon to test your skills. A lot of our vacationers accept the challenge of snook – catch four in a day and you will have achieved what we call a ‘Super Slam’. There are so many excellent fly-fishing spots you can get to right from our dock – Ambergris Caye, Caye Caulker and, further south, you have Punta Gorda and Placencia.
#3 Deep Sea Fishing
Not far from Yok Ha, because we are eight miles into the Caribbean Sea, you have almost untouched deep waters. Just east of the reef drop-off you will find sailfish, go further out to try for marlin, blackfin tuna, and the like. You will fill your days with excitement doing things you can only dream of in other part of the world.
#4 So Many Niche Fishing Opportunities
Fish close to the coral reef for kingfish, jacks, grouper and barracuda. Our clear waters also make spinning a delight. Fish the lagoons, the flats, and the uninhabited island shores. Then head for the coast and fish the estuaries. Paddle up the rivers for some true, tropical river sport by going for the cubera – the fish we call the ‘river rhino’.
#5 Breathtaking Beauty
It’s easy just to think about the fishing but we also have some of the most beautiful sights in all the world. At Yok Ha we can arrange a sunset cruise, a jungle trip to the Mayan ruins, or scuba diving down the pristine Belize barrier reef.
#6 Preservation and Heritage
We want you to keep coming back, and we want generations of fishing enthusiasts to enjoy our land. To accomplish all of this we care for our land. We have many wildlife sanctuaries, including the world’s most important jaguar sanctuary. About a third of Belize is protected in some way or other. Hol Chan Marine Reserve, and others, will preserve our sensitive underwater habitat for generations to come.
#7 Prices, Experienced Guides, and Amazing Accommodations
It is cheaper to get to Belize than it ever was. Airlines compete for your business, so the cost of flights is down by about 20%. Our English-speaking tour guides know the waters like the backs of their hands, so you can guarantee successful fishing trips day after day. Finally, you will want to sit and tell your tales, enjoy good drink and great food. You will want to enjoy our private island, and your perfect views, so we make sure you sleep well, eat well, and want to return to Yok Ha year after year.