Day 1: Arrive in Miami and overnight
Early morning check in for your direct flight to Manaus, Brazil.
Day 2: Arrival in Manaus
Check in to the Tropical Resort Hotel (included) to rest and relax for your 6 to 6 ½ days of exciting Peacock Bass fishing!
Day 3: Boarding day for your Peacock Bass Fishing Adventure
Early morning breakfast, meet in lobby at time of instruction by our representatives, leave for charter flight (included) where you will travel to meet your yacht. Let the Trophy Peacock Bass fishing begin!
Day 4-9: Peacock bass fishing and more Peacock Bass Fishing
Each morning enjoy gourmet breakfasts in this lush and exotic paradise. In no time you will be out on the open water experiencing world class Amazon Peacock Bass fishing.
Day 10: Catch charter flight back to Manaus to be transported to commercial airport. Check in for your commercial flight to your home destination.
9-10 total days / 8 night package / 7 nights on the yacht + 1 day in Manaus at hotel / 6 - 6 1/2 days of fishing
$4,950.00 per angler (Double-occupancy. Excludes commercial airfare. Additional $1500.00 per person cost for upgrade to Master Suite. Additional fees may apply for an individual room – and is not usually offered.)
• 6 ½ Days Peacock Bass Guided Fishing
• Fishing License
• Complimentary Tackle Package for your use ($1150 value)
• Airport “Meet and Greet” by our English-speaking staff upon your arrival
• Hotel and Airport Transfers throughout trip on regularly scheduled arrivals/departures
• First night Hotel upon arriving Manaus (based on double occupancy)
• Hot Breakfast at Hotel, prior to early morning Charter Flight departure
• Charter Flight to Yacht from Manaus
• Air-conditioned rooms in all interior Yacht rooms
• Standard Cabin Suite w/Private Bath (based on double occupancy). Couples’ Master Suite upgrade w/King Bed available at premium).
• Daily Laundry Service
• Daily Maid Service
• Delicious Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner meals
• Hors d’oeuvres, succulent fruits, bottled water, beer and wine (served with dinner) and mouth-watering regional drinks all suited to the American palate
• Guided fishing (2 Anglers + 1 Guide per boat)
• Tracker fishing boats with 60-70 hp engines
Trip Package Exclusions:
• Domestic/Commercial/International Air Travel getting into Manaus, Brazil
• Gratuities for Guides and Staff personnel
• Personal expenditures during your “Free Day” in Manaus
• Fly Fishing Equipment
• Trip Preparation expenses i.e. travel insurance
• Passport/visa, immunizations suggested, etc.
• Pre-trip hotel stays getting into Brazil
• Extra Day Stays in Brazil
• Airport Departure Taxes (if applicable)
• Additional amenity charges during Hotel stay (only double occupancy lodging and taxes for one night included)
Whether you are after numbers or trophies, cast plugs, or flies, want to troll, fish with live bait, or just want to learn about the various fish species of the Amazon watershed, our guides can, and will, increase your chances of achieving your goal. Their intimate knowledge of the peacock bass is such that the our onboard manager consults with our head guide daily to determine the most prime areas to be fished the following day. Most of the fishing will take place in lagoons and backwater bays off the Rio Negro or MadeiraRiversand other main tributaries, but main river structures can also yield trophy-class fish. One of the most exciting aspects of fishing for peacock bass is their propensity for attacking surface lures. Peacock bass fishing is very similar to largemouth bass fishing in the States. Both species ambush prey from cover and structure. Casting top water plugs, jerk baits, flies or jigs to stumps, shoreline blow downs, rock piles, lagoons, creek mouths and sandbars is the norm. If you desire to fly fish, the most successful flies are larger profiled patterns - all tied on 3/0 and 4/0 quality saltwater hooks. These should be tied in a diversity of colors. You will be sent a detailed packing and tackle list.
Peacock Bass fishing lodge reviewsor for more pictures of Trophy peacock bass
Any true angler that has never fished for “Giant Peacock Bass” in the Amazon must absolutely put it on their bucket list! Those that have had the experience are, no doubt, looking forward to their next opportunity to return. My trip on the Amazon Santana was not my first time fishing in the Amazon, and I was pleasantly surprised at the comfortable accommodations on the yacht. It “far” exceeded my expectations and was considerably better than previous houseboats from which I had fished on the Rio Negro.
Our group met the Amazon Santana at Barcelos on the Rio Negro, and the crew handled our luggage and fishing rod cases from the time we got off the plane until it was delivered to our cabins. Those that chose not to bring their own fishing rods and reels were provided with good Peacock Bass fishing tackle, unlike some of the other trips I had been on. After a hot buffet lunch, pairs of anglers joined their guides and were able to get in several hours of peacock bass fishing on arrival day.
The experienced guides, most of whom spoke English, constantly amazed me. Although the Amazon Santana moved each day in order to fish new water,they seemed to know each area like the back of their hands. With no charts, no GPS and no channel markers on the Amazon river they navigated the thousands of islands, rivers, lagoons, creeks and hidden lakes in order to seek out the best hot spots. In addition to catching Speckled, Orinoco and Butterfly Peacock Bass, we caught numerous other species unique to the Amazon river basin which was always fun. Our guide led us to several big Peacock Bass including a 23, 21, 20 and 19 lb bass. The 20 lb Peacock bass was caught on fly tackle.
Our week long experience included, on different days, a shore lunch, barbecue dinner on a sand bar, dining under the stars on the top deck, and even an optional visit to a local native village. Except for an occasional fly, mosquitoes and other pesky critters were almost non existent. Returning to the yacht each day after 10 or 11 hours of peacock bass fishing, we were met with a cold drink and a welcome cold damp towel. The food was plentiful and the bar was open all week.
All in all, it was a great experience which I am looking forward to experiencing again some day.
Mike Leech, Former IGFA President