Fly Fishing in Ambergris Caye, Belize

Beautiful Beaches. Miles and Miles of White Sand Flats & Lagoons.

Ambergris Caye fishing guidesAmbergris Caye is the largest island in Belize, situated just off of the North East coast in the Gulf of Mexico. San Pedro is the only town on Ambergris and the central location for fly-fishing on the island.

Belize is an English-speaking nation, once known as British Honduras. The people of Belize are extremely friendly and accommodating. The friendly relaxed atmosphere, the people, the beaches, the swaying palm trees and the opportunity for a Grand Slam make Ambergris Caye an amazing fly-fishing destination.

San Pedro has many wonderful hotels along the beach as well as homes that are available for rent. The main vehicle of transportation on the island is via golf cart. Yes golf carts. The golf carts make travel around town and day off excursions a lot of fun. Golf carts can be rented for the time that you are on the island.

Fly fishing Ambergris Caye,Belize
Fly Fishing Ambergris Caye

Ambergris Caye is best known by the dive community for having the second largest barrier reef in the world. The reef lies a ½ mile off shore and runs the entire length of the 25 mile island. I know. Who cares about the reef? What about the fishing?

Fly-fishing on Ambergris Caye has been one of the best-kept secrets in the Caribbean. The spectacular expansive white sand flats are loaded with bonefish and good population of permit. Bonefish range from 2 – 5 lbs. with permit in the 5-30 lbs. range. Tarpon can be found all year in the mangroves and more abundantly in June through September during the regular migration. Grand Slam anyone?



For easy access to fishing, we suggest staying south of San Pedro. There is an abundance of good hotels and houses for rent along the beach south from San Pedro.

Ramon’s Village Resort is an excellent choice. Despite the name it is a very beautiful resort with excellent restaurants.

Belize PoolThe Victoria House is also an excellent choice if you are seeking luxury accommodations. Victoria House is a small exclusive resort famous for the Belizean experience.

The Palmilla restaurant at the Victoria House is by far the best restaurant on the island. The menu is a mix of island cuisine and continental. If you do not stay at the Victoria House you can still book dinner at the restaurant. Reservations are recommended.

There are also homes for rent on We have stayed at an amazing home on the beach with pool just south of San Pedro. This makes for a very affordable option if you are 2 couples or a family.

If interested in any of the hotels or homes for rent Holy Waters can make introductions for you.

Getting There

Access to Ambergris Caye is via international flights to Belize City and then a short flight to San Pedro via Maya Island Air or Tropic Air.

Full Day Guided Fly Fishing Excursions


PageLines- PeteBelizeBone.jpgBonefish: 7-8wt rods with bonefish taper lines. 8-10lbs fluorocarbon tapered leaders.

Flies: unweighted and lightly weighted flies. Bring plenty. Crazy Charlie's root-beer, tan or pink size 6 & 8, Gotcha size 6, Merkin Crab size 4 & 6. Crab patterns with rubber legs.

Permit: 8-10wt rods with quick loading bonefish/permit tapers. 10-15lbs fluorocarbon tapered leaders. Flies: weighted. Merkin Crab size 4 & 6, Crab patterns with rubber legs 4 & 6, Avalon Permit Fly size 4.

Tarpon: 10-12wt rods with floating Tarpon tapers & intermediate sink tip lines. 20lbs leader with an 80lbs bite tippet. Flies: 1/0 & 3/0 sizes. Black Death, Red/White Tarpon Fly, Grizzly Orange Tarpon, Cockroach. 

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