Guatemala

Incredible fishing with top-notch boats and captains

Overview

  • World-class billfishing along Guatemala’s Pacific coast
  • Learn the latest cutting-edge skills and techniques from instructors who run fishing charters and compete in tournaments around the world
  • Experience four days of fishing with side-by-side expert instruction, and compete in a mini tournament on the final day
  • Stay at Casa Vieja Lodge, the five-star fishing resort that recorded 11,391 billfish releases in 2021
  • Package includes all meals, charter boats and tips, accommodations, and airport transfers

Itinerary

Catch billfish and big game species, improve your skills, meet new friends and explore the destination: our six-day itinerary is all about creating a fun, immersive experience

Anglers arrive at the Casa Vieja Lodge for check-in. A welcome reception and dinner gives participants the opportunity to get to know each other before heading out on the water.

Fishing days start early: breakfast at 6 a.m., and departure from the marina at 7 a.m. Each day is unique as the anglers’ skills, weather, and bite factor into what happens on the water. But the overall goal remains constant: catch fish, learn, and have a great time. Boats are back at the marina at 4 p.m. so anglers have time to freshen up before dinner at 6:30 p.m., which often consists of the day’s catch.

Anglers put what they have learned to the test and compete in a mini fishing tournament. Bragging rights and trophies are on the line. The day concludes with dinner and the awards ceremony.

Breakfast starts at 7 a.m. Departure times vary, but we ensure there’s ample time for the return to Guatemala City for flights back home.

Fishing OvervieW

Since the early 1990s when boats discovered a huge concentration of Pacific sails, sport fishing has flourished off Guatemala’s Pacific Coast. Anglers from all over the world have come here to catch thousands and thousands of Pacific sails.

Guatemala’s huge numbers of billfish make it impossible to pass up. More than 100 releases in a single day, totaling 300 catches across three days, are a real possibility. Almost nowhere else in the world offers this many shots at billfish, and we make sure you’re there during prime season.

At Casa Vieja Lodge, you’ll fish from world-class vessels that are run by highly respected captains. Boats here troll circle-hook ballyhoo in conjunction with teasers in a bait-and-switch setup. Boats will run two or four ballyhoos, with two or more teasers from the fly-bridge and cockpit. If a marlin comes up on one of the smaller baits or teasers, the angler reaches for the big pitch bait that is on standby at all times.

If calm waters and multiple shots at billfish excite you, then the Pacific coast of Guatemala is your fishing paradise.

The Fleet

Accommodations

Built more than two decades ago as one family’s private retreat, Casa Vieja Lodge is now a top-notch fishing resort that attracts anglers from around the world.

The entrance to Casa Vieja is along a busy port street, but once inside the gates, it’s an oasis. The grounds are tropically lush. It’s cozy and low-key, save for the resort’s centerpiece: a grand, three-story palapa known as the Rancho where anglers gather for micheladas (beer, tomato juice and hot sauce) after a day on the water, and dinner in the evenings. As for the fishing, top-flight captains and state-of-the-art equipment leave little to be desired when it comes to a first-class offshore experience.

The lodge is located less than a mile from the entrance of Marina Pez Vela, so after a day on the water, you can be poolside in five minutes.

Prices & Dates

may 30 - june 4

Limited to 16 anglers
$ 8,000
  • 6 DAYS
  • EXPERT INSTRUCTORS
  • ALL INCLUSIVE

What's Included

What's NOT Included

Check out the memento video from our 2022 Costa Rica expedition. As part of your package, you will receive a custom video documenting your trip.

Marlin Expeditions Guatemala – May 30 – June 4, 2023

  • Single Angler Standard Rate ($8,000)
  • Single Angler Early Registration Rate ($7,750) Must register by 3/30/2023
  • Four or more anglers ($7,700 per angler)

Cost includes all meals, charter boats and tips, accommodations, and airport transfers. Airfare is not included.

A fifty percent (50%), deposit must accompany each registration. The full payment must be paid 30 days in advance of your scheduled expedition.

Please contact us for more information.

Repeat anglers, active duty military and veterans qualify for special discounts. Please contact us for more information.

Payments made on your expedition are refundable for cancellations received, in writing, at least sixty-one (61) days prior to the first day of the expedition. If you cancel your trip, for whatever reason, 31-60 days prior to the start date, we will issue a refund less a $1,000 per person cancellation fee. If you cancel less than 30 days prior to the expedition start date, all payments will be non-refundable.

Travel insurance is not included and is strongly recommended to protect your investment.

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