In 1997, iconic Belizean fly fishing guide Lincoln Westby started Blue Horizon Lodge on Northeast Caye. For decades Blue Horizon Lodge was the destination for hardcore permit anglers looking to fish the famed flats of central and southern Belize. Over the years, Lincoln and his guides developed into some of the most experienced and skilled permit guides found anywhere in the world. With literally thousands of permit landed out of Lincoln’s skiff over the years, Lincoln’s knowledge of his home waters and the fish that inhabit them are legendary.
These days Lincoln is still pursuing the permit he has spent his career studying and his passion for sharing his home waters with traveling anglers and his fellow guides has not diminished in the slightest. Lincoln’s lodge is now closed (awaiting renovation) but he and his team of guides have partnered with a company that owns several outstanding resorts in Placencia, Hopkins and off-shore from Dangriga in the heart of some of the world’s best permit flats. Fly Water will help guests select from one of four luxury accommodations and Lincoln and his guides will meet you on-site, taking care of all your fishing and guiding needs.
Blue Horizon Belize focuses on the productive permit grounds of southern Belize around Placencia, Hopkins and Dangriga.
The Blue Horizon fishing program is centered around a team of seasoned guides headed up by legendary permit guide Lincoln Westby. The guides will either pick you up at your accommodations or will stay in and around the same complex. Anglers fish two per boat with a single guide. While most of the flats in this area are hard enough to wade, Blue Horizon guides prefer to minimize the impact that wade fishing has on the sensitive coral ecosystem by fishing from the boat. Over the years, they've determined that more fish are caught from the boat as the fish are less aware of the presence of anglers.
Accommodations and Meals:
Guests have the choice of several great accommodation options when booking a trip to Blue Horizon Belize. All of the resort options provide lodging for a range of guests including hardcore fisherman, honeymooners, vacation goers and families alike. Pair any resort with Blue Horizon guides for a complete fishing, lodging and meal package.
Thatch Caye is a small private-island situated about nine miles to the southeast of Dangriga, Belize. The main lodge and surrounding guest bungalows combine a perfect blend of rustic adventure appeal with luxurious comfort. The over-water accommodations offer an exciting and unique experience where one can enjoy a morning cup of coffee while scanning the flat for tailing permit. Thatch Caye provides the closest jumping off point for some of the best permit flats in Belize. Guests may also enjoy swimming, snorkeling, sailing, kayaking, diving, bluewater fishing or simply relaxing on a beautiful sandy beach.
South Water Caye
South Water Caye is a permit bum's permit camp! Everything you need and nothing you don't. Accommodations are basic, the rates are affordable, camp life is simple and the Belikin is ice cold. Rooms are not air-conditioned but are located near the water and are outfitted with fans. South Water Caye is positioned squarely on among the area's most prime permit hunting grounds. Each day a member of Blue Horizon's legendary guide crew will pick you up from the island's dock and whisk you away to access to areas ideal shallow water permit flats. If you're looking for a no frills permit camp with fantastic guides, reasonable rates and world class water then look no further than South Water Caye.
Hopkins Bay Belize
Hopkins Bay Resort is located in the small rustic village of Hopkins, Belize. Hopkins is the “real” Belize. The roads are not paved, there are no traffic lights and the locals are as friendly as they come. When in Hopkins, one gets the sense that it is on the edge of being “discovered”, so the time is now to see this amazing and authentic little village. Hopkins Bay Belize offers luxurious accommodations on a beautiful sandy beach with incredible opportunities for birding, jungle adventures and fantastic dining at both the resort and some of Belize’s best small locally-owned restaurants. Close to the resort are several large lagoons and rivers that can yield tarpon, snook, jacks and snapper. The famed permit grounds of southern Belize are also within easy reach of this location.
Belize Ocean Club
Belize Ocean Club is a premier resort located near Placencia, Belize in Maya Beach. Complete with luxurious rooms, a large swim-up bar, kayaking, manatee watching, snorkeling and a host of other adventures, Belize Ocean Club offers a refined Belize adventure with easy access to shopping and nightlife in the village of Placencia. Anglers can take advantage of excellent opportunities for tarpon and snook in the lagoon or venture out to the flats for permit.
Royal Belize is an exclusive private island resort offering Belize's ultimate luxury experience. Among one of the finest operations in all of Belize, guests may only book Royal Belize as a private intact group. While the entire operation can be rented by small groups or a couple, this venue really shines (and pencils out) with groups of 8-12. With an incredible facility, a private beach, nearby permit flats and an exceptional private staff, this refined venue is ideal for groups of anglers, couples, and private family gatherings.
Day 1: Arrive Belize City and clear customs. Take a 20-minute flight on Maya Island Air to Dangriga. Take a boat (Thatch Caye, Royal Belize) from Dangriga to lodge. Arrive lodge, settle in and ready tackle for the next day.
Day 2-7: Six days of guided fishing with Blue Horizon guides.
Day 8: Boat transfer back to Dangriga to catch Maya Island Air to Belize City. Transfer to flight home or other destinations.
2019 Rate: Please call for details
Included: Accommodations and meals, Belizean taxes, guided fishing, ground transfers, non-alcoholic beverages.
Not included: All airfare, alcohol, fishing guide gratuities, fishing license.
Species: Permit, bonefish, tarpon, barracuda, jacks, snapper
Season: October to July
Capacity: 12 anglers
Map: Dangriga, Belize
Time: UTC/GMT -6 hours