Guatemala - Ladies Only
A Billfishing Experience Exclusively For Women
- World-class billfishing along Guatemala’s Pacific coast
- Learn the latest cutting-edge skills and techniques from female captains and pros
- Experience four days of fishing with some of the best female anglers, and compete in a mini tournament on the final day
- Package includes all meals, charter boats and tips, accommodations, and airport transfers
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.
We pair female anglers with the best female fishing professionals in the industry for the ultimate learning experience. Whether you’re looking to take your first-ever swing at a billfish or fine-tune your angling technique, these ladies are ready to help you gain the confidence to pitch even the angriest of billfish. Angling is all about technique, so if you can hold a fishing rod, you can catch anything. We show you how.
“These ladies all have a common goal to not only learn proper angling skills, but to also gain the confidence to hook, fight and release a billfish all on their own,” says lead instructor and Marlin senior editor Capt. Jen Copeland. “In their accomplishments, they will always remember the details, and as a teacher, to be part of that lifetime memory is the reward. I’m so proud of each and every one of them.”
Learn more about fishing in Guatemala:
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
APR 22 - APR 27, 2023Limited to 16 anglers
What's NOT Included
Check out the memento video from our Guatemala Ladies Only 2022 expedition. As part of your package, you will receive a custom video documenting your trip.
Marlin Expeditions are priced as all-inclusive packages with 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.
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.