Reef fishing, reeling in the big one - by a guest

Fishing Charters in Paradise

Maximize your Belize fishing experience by staying aboard the Legacy, right where the action is!

With some of the best reef and flats fishing in the world, plus exciting deep water, and river fishing there are many choices throughout Belize for a terrific charter fishing vacation.

Spin your own fish stories. Cook your catch on our outdoor BBQ or have our chef prepare your favorite fish dish!

Belize Fishing Vacations

Trolling from back of the catamaran is very popular, but we also have 14' and 25' skiffs to take you places more remote. The waters of Belize are typically serene, uncrowded, and free of swarming fishermen.

  • Bonefish cruise the reef and flats among the outer cayes.
  • Tarpon patrol inner mangrove islands, the rivers, lagoons, along the reef and coast.
  • Permit, southern Belize's true world-class sportfish, can be found tailing on the coral flats, off mangrove islands, and in the extensive backcountry lagoons.
  • In addition to these big three species, Belize has fantastic fishing for snook, jack, barracuda, bonito, mutton snapper, and untouched offshore fishing for tuna, cobia, dorado, and even sailfish.

Note that Belize officials encourage a catch and release policy for all fish that you're not going to eat, to preserve the Caribbean's delicate aquatic ecosysytem. In January 2009, the Cabinet of Belize passed legislation prohibiting the possession of Tarpon, Bonefish and Permit except in the act of catch and release.

Reef Fishing

Fishing near the reef crest along many of the cuts through the barrier reef provides plentiful opportunities year round.

The coral reefs support Grouper, Mackerel, Snapper, Jack and Barracuda while the deeper waters outside the drop off are home to Sailfish, Marlin, Bonito and Pompano.

River Fishing & Fly Fishing

Fishing is great all along the coast of Belize. Any of the many rivers which empty into the Caribbean along Belize's coasts can guarantee a daily catch. The estuaries, inlets and mouths to the many rivers are known for their Tarpon, Snook and Jack.

A short ride in our skiff to the Belize Sibun & Manatee rivers, or several other creeks and lagoons in the area will yield hours of fishing pleasure.

Enjoy trolling or casting surrounded by the warmth of the lush tropical forest lining the river banks. Iguanas, monkeys, and brilliant tropical birds watch from the trees.

Saltwater Flats Fishing

Belize has long been known as a world-class destination for saltwater flats fishing. The reef-protected coastline has numerous flats that host the elusive Bonefish and hard-fighting Permit which are in residence year round. Bonefish can be caught from the beach or from a small boat in many of the shallow waters of Belize.

We'll take you out in our skiff around the beautiful cayes, lush mangrove channels and lagoons known for the Bonefish, Permit and Barracuda.

And for the Non-Fishing members of your group?

Non-fishing family or group members will have plenty of options to entertain themselves. Legacy charters have a diverse range of activities available including scuba diving, snorkeling, naturalist, and archaeology tours! They can swim and snorkel off an island while you fish, or kayak through mangroves, or enjoy the action from the boat!