Belize lodge debuts world-class fishing package

By Bob Schulman

Attention discerning anglers: Fishing experts down in the Central American country of Belize want you to know about a special six-day package combining eco-tours and fishing the country’s rivers, channels and flats. Slated for this upcoming May 6-13, the package features fishing for tarpon, permit and bonefish from 23-foot fiberglass panga skiffs.

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Guests will stay at the Belize River Lodge on the green banks of the Belize Olde River a few miles from its entrance into the Caribbean Sea. Guided excursions from the lodge include snorkeling Belize’s barrier reef, birding, ziplining, cave tubing and visiting Mayan ruins, Belize City and the Belize Zoo.

Put together by Frontiers International Travel based in Gibsonia, Pa, the trip (http://www.frontierstravel.com/belize-river-lodge-may-2017) starts at $4,375 per person based on shared accommodations and shared guide.

Belize River Lodge.

Local waters are said to be brimming over with tropical fish. Lodge officials report it’s not unusual for some guests to score a “grand slam” every day (when an angler is able to catch a bonefish, tarpon and permit on the same day).

The Belize River Lodge was the first fishing lodge built in Belize. Sleeping as many as 16 guests, the property has eight double rooms, each with a private bathroom. Meals are prepared in the Belizean-Creole tradition.

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Bordered on the north by Mexico, on the south and west by Guatemala and with the Caribbean lapping its eastern beaches, Belize was once known as British Honduras. It changed its name to Belize in 1973 and won its independence from Britain in 1981.

Photos courtesy of Barry and Cathy Beck, trip hosts.

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