Deep Sea Fishing - Full & Half Days
Once you go past the reef, the water gets deep fast. Here you will find some of the bigger fish for the taking. We typically recommend full day fishing adventures, due to distance, gas and available time to fish.
Duration: Full & Half Days
Departure Time: 8:30 a.m.
Return Time: 4:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Fishing Gear: Rod, reel, line, tackle, bait included
Included: Cold bottled water, fresh fruit, transportation to & from site, licensed guide.
What to Bring: Camera, cell phone, personal medications (for the day), light jacket or windbreaker, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, beach towel, swimsuit, cash for tipping your guide.
Deep Sea Fishing
Description: Because our Barrier Reef is less than half a mile from shore and runs parallel Ambergris Caye, you can be deep sea fishing in minutes. Belize deep sea fishing is usually done beyond the reef, in the deep blue waters of the Caribbean Sea.
This tour leaves the dock early in the morning (then depending on weather conditions), the flow of currents, low or high tide, this will dictate where the guide decides to take you. Each fishing charter can take you into a different direction, depending on the weather for the day.
Local guides use a combination of fishing methods, which makes for an exciting day. For Wahoo & Mahi Mahi, they use a fast trolling method. For Sailfish, they use a drifting bait method, and for large groupers, snappers and shark, they use a baiting technique for bottom feeders.
You will spend the morning applying these different baiting techniques (depending on the type of fish you are trying to catch). Included in this tour, is cold water, sodas, snacks and/or finger sandwiches. There is no real lunch prepared, because it is difficult to pay attention to lines, reels, and incoming fish when you’re trying to cook.
Fish you can expect to catch, deep sea fishing are: Sailfish, Blue Marin, Wahoo, Dorado, Black Fin Tuna, King Mackerel, Sharks, Grouper and Barracuda. These fish are commonly found in the deep waters of the Caribbean Sea. Some fish will be easier to catch then others. Check with your local guide, to find out which fish are biting, for the time of year you find yourself on Ambergris Caye.
Enjoy deep sea fishing with the best. We can troll several lines at the same time, and we mainly go for billfish (Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Sailfish), Wahoo, Dolphin-fish, Tuna, King Mackerel and Black Grouper.
Because our Barrier Reef is less than half a mile from the shore and runs parallel to our island, Ambergris Caye, you can be Deep Sea Fishing in minutes. Belize Deep Sea Fishing is usually done beyond the reef, in the deep blue waters of the Caribbean Sea. Deep Sea Fishing can also be done offshore in the Atolls of Turneffe and Lighthouse Reef which are South of Belize and takes some time to get there.
Sailfish, Blue Marin, Wahoo, Dorado, Black Fin Tuna, King Mackerel, Sharks, Grouper and Barracuda are common fish that would be baited to the catch in the deep waters beyond our barrier reef. Some fish are easier caught at certain times of the year.
Deep Sea Fishing requires a certain amount of patience and a steady stomach to ride the waves, but none the less it is very exciting. Just imagine riding the waves of the Caribbean Sea in a boat, in the tropical sunshine, sipping a beer, waiting for the pull on the line...
REEF SHARKS - Though there are exceptions, sharks typically have a tough skin that is dull gray in colour and is roughened by toothlike scales. They also usually have a muscular, asymmetrical, upturned tail; pointed fins; and a pointed snout extending forward and over a crescentic mouth set with sharp triangular teeth.
WAHOO - Wahoo fish is a member of the Scombridae family and is characterized by its very elongated, tuna-like body, dark blue-green on the top and silver on the sides, with a very short snout, a massive set of teeth, and a very elongated continuous dorsal fin.
MAHI-MAHI - Mahi-Mahi has lean flesh with a mild, sweet flavor profile, moderately firm texture and large, moist flakes. The skin is thick and should therefore be removed before cooking. Fresh Mahi Mahi has translucent pinkish flesh and a bright red bloodline. If the bloodline is brownish or dull then the fish is old.
BONITO - Bonitos are swift, predacious fishes found worldwide. They have striped backs and silvery bellies and grow to a length of about 75 cm (30 inches). Like tunas, they are streamlined, with a narrow tail base, a forked tail, and a row of small finlets behind the dorsal and anal fins.
SWORDFISH - The swordfish, an elongated, scaleless fish, has a tall dorsal fin, and a long sword, used in slashing at prey fishes, extends from its snout. The sword is flat, rather than rounded as in marlins and other spear-nosed fishes, and has thus given rise to the name broadbill.
BLUE MARLIN - Native to the tropical and temperate waters of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans, blue marlins are among the most recognizable of all fish. They are cobalt-blue on top and silvery-white below, with a pronounced dorsal fin and a long, lethal, spear-shaped upper jaw.
WHITE MARLIN - The white marlin is designed for fast, continual swimming. A sleek, powerful fish, the marlin is deep blue on the upper half of its body and silvery white underneath. The marlin's body is densely covered with bony scales. It has a long, sharp-pointed bill and a rounded dorsal fin.
BLACKFIN TUNA - Blackfin tuna are the smallest species of tuna. The All-Tackle world record blackfin tuna was caught off the coast of Florida and weighed 20.6 kg (45 lbs 8 ounces). Their oval shaped bodies have a dark blue to black colored back.
YELLOWFIN TUNA - Yellowfin tuna are torpedo-shaped with dark metallic blue backs, yellow sides, and a silver belly. They have very long anal and dorsal fins and finlets that are bright yellow. Yellowfin can live up to six or seven years. They are highly migratory and are found throughout the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Oceans.
BLUEFIN TUNA - Sleek giants with blue and gray coloring, bluefin tuna are one of the largest fish in the ocean and can grow to weigh more than 1,000 pounds. Their bodies are muscular, and they have short pectoral fins compared to other tunas.
ALBACORE TUNA - Albacore tuna have torpedo-shaped bodies, smooth skin, and streamlined fins. They are metallic, dark blue on the back with dusky to silvery white coloration along the sides of the belly. They have exceptionally long pectoral fins, which are at least half the length of their bodies. The edge of the tail fin is white.