If retiring to a corner of the world offering perfect year-round weather to indulge in your favorite sport isn’t in the cards for you quite yet, you need a trip to Belize for both your mental health and your spirit. Not only does Belize offer a dizzying array of fish and fishing environments, but the sheer variety of potential catches is vast: Bonefish, Permit, Tarpon, Snook, Jack, Barracuda, Snapper, Bonito, Tuna and Sailfish share Belize waters with other marine life, so lots of choices await you and your equipment.
Staying at the Yok Ha Island Resort is the ideal lodging choice for your adventure because accommodationsand amenities are superior by any standard and because Yok Ha caters to fisherman like you. Beyond a beautiful cabana and on premises dining are fishing packages that require you to do nothing more than book the trip and bait the hook. Bring your gear if you will partake in fly fishing activities, and for all other fishing tours, Yok Ha provides the equipment so be ready for action.
Exactly what will your fishing experience include? First, you can request the body of water in which you feel most comfortable: deep-sea, river-mouths, lagoons and if you’re eager for a more expansive adventure, request the Belize Barrier Reef where you can fish and dive. If your timing is right, it may be lobster catching season in Belize or you may even want to do your host country a favor by mastering the ancient art of spearfishing so you can go after predatory fish being hunted off the coast!
Does this Belize fishing package make the most perfect idea anyone has ever come up with for bachelor parties, guy get-aways and family-friendly outings? What do you think? And until you’ve fished Belize waters, you’ll never know the true meaning of the words “perfect fishing environment.”
If you aren’t sure what to bring in the way of gear, no worries. Ask your Yok Ha hosts for recommendations when you book your rooms—so you know exactly what to bring to snare the types of fish you seek. Pack protective gear, too. Sunscreen, sunglasses and a wide-brim hat are essentials, plus wading boots if you intend to fish flats and don’t forget to pack your lucky fishing shirt!
When we say that everything about your excursion is included, that’s no exaggeration. You’ll have your ground transport sorted to and from Dangriga and Yok Ha, picnics will be loaded on board your fishing vessel so you have plenty of sustenance to take you through your day and the boat, fuel and extras required to take you to your fishing destinations are also covered. But perhaps the best part of your fishing expedition will be talking rods, reels, bait, flies, and lures with Yok Ha’s expert fish whisperers, Daniel Cabral and Earl Godfrey. Follow their advice and you will never have to lie about the size of your catch!