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From $4,250
per person, double occupancy

9 days/8 nights
6 days fishing

plus airfare

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Peacock Bass Fishing at its Best!
Run by an experienced I.G.F.A. peacock bass angler, the Amazon Obsession trip aboard the Kalua, a classic Amazon riverboat, is dedicated to taking small fishing parties into remote areas of Brazil. Explore the Rio Negro and Branco River affluent River in search of trophy-class peacocks and giant jungle catfish. The Kalua accommodates just 14 anglers a week, allowing for a more personalized angling adventure by an excellent staff. Its dining room serves some of the best meals in the Amazon.

Trips can be customized. Fish for peacock bass, catfish or any other Amazon species, eat or sleep onboard or onshore. Just let your crew know and they can make it happen.

Amazon Obsession


Your trophy species is peacock bass however, giant catfish and other fish such as: payara, trahira and pirarucu inhabit these waters offering a variety of species to anglers.

Anglers fish from 18' skiffs with outboards (two anglers and one guide per boat). The skiffs have two platforms, one in the front, the other in the back, offering comfort and space for fly fishermen and baitcasting anglers. Anglers can choose fly fishing, casting or spinning, or other techniques specific to different species. The skiff is also prepared for catfishermen. They have eight rod holders, rope and an anchor to stop in different catfish spots.

9 days/8 nights
6 days fishing

(2016/2017 Rate)
9 days/8 nights/6 days fishing
$4250 per person (double occupancy) plus international airfare

$2000 per person. May be paid with check, credit card, certified check or money order. Final payments are typically due 60 days prior to departure.

Our in-house travel agency can help you make your flight arrangements. Note: airfares are subject to change and confirmed only at time of booking. Airline ticketing, refund, change and baggage restrictions may apply.


  • Airport transfers in Manaus
  • Round-trip charter flights (when necessary)
  • Boat accommodations
  • Meals & beverages onboard the boat
  • Guided fishing for peacock bass (two anglers per boat)
  • Beer & soft drinks while fishing
  • Brazilian fishing license

Visa fees, international airfare and airport departure taxes, Manaus hotel nights, fishing tackle, tips, gifts or items of a personal nature.

Water levels in this watershed can change quickly and affect fishing conditions, regardless of the season or historical patterns. Navigation of boats may also be affected. While we make every attempt to monitor such conditions, anglers assume the risk of these natural forces beyond our control.

On arrival in Manaus, you will be transferred to the boat or to the hotel in Manaus.

Barcelos (Rio Negro) or Nova Olinda (Madeira River):
You will overnight in Manaus and the next morning you will be transferred to the local airport for your flight to the Obsession.

Jauaperi River:
Navigate from Manaus by boat (15 hours).

14 anglers per week.

All the rooms onboard the Kalua are very comfortable and spacious. There is a large lounge area, upper deck and dining room available for anglers to relax with a drink under the glorious Amazon night sky and enjoy tales of the big ones that did or did not get way.

Cabins consist of six double rooms and two single rooms (all with WC and air conditioning). Laundry service is available.

A full breakfast is served before anglers head out fishing each day. Lunch will consist of a packed lunch to be enjoyed on the fishing boat. Dinner is onboard with a huge variety of meat, fish, salad, pasta, rice and fruit being served each evening. A shore meal is also arranged (weather permitting).

(Subject to revision. Detailed itineraries are prepared on confirmation of reservation)

Saturday to Monday
Rio Negro and Madeira Rivers:
Day 1: Arrive in Manaus. Transfer to Hotel Tropical. Overnight hotel.
Day 2: Charter flight to Amazon Obession. Orientation. Overnight onboard.
Days 3-8: Full fishing days. Overnight onboard.
Day 9: Return to Manaus by charter flight and connect with your departure flight.

Special Fishery:
Day 1. Arrive in Manaus. Transfer to fishing area (15 hours). Overnight onbaord.
Day 2: Arrive at River midmorning. Overnight.
Day 3-7: Full days fishing. Overnight onboard.
Day 8: Fish morning. Afternoon navigation to Manaus. Overnight onboard.
Day 9: Arrive in Manaus. Transfer to Hotel Tropical. Depart for international flight.

A valid passport with at least six months validity is required for U.S. citizens, as well as a valid Brazilian tourist visa. Passengers assume all responsibility for obtaining valid passports and visas. Visa application forms may be available through FishQuest! or the country's consulate.

Sunscreen and insect repellent are recommended. Note: Health precautions are offered here as an informational service only. See your doctor or health clinic.

The official language in Brazil is Portuguese. The host speaks some English. Some of the guides have a very basic working knowledge of English with respect to fishing. Many Spanish words are similar enough to Portuguese that rudimentary communication in Spanish may be possible. Learning a few key words in the host country's language may prove beneficial and your efforts to communicate will be appreciated.

Daytime temperatures typically range from 80-100 degrees during the day, but typically cool down to the 70s in the evening. Heavy tropical downpours can occur even during the "dry season" so be sure to pack a rainsuit. Humidity in the tropics can play havoc with cameras or other electronic devices.

We recommend you purchase trip cancellation insurance to cover any losses should you have to cancel to due to unforeseen illness or other emergency. Certain restrictions do apply. Premium rates are typically about $65 per $1,000 of coverage, and usually include some benefits for lost baggage, trip interruption, and emergency evacuation. Forms for Travel Assure may be obtained by calling our office.

Our recommended packing list and other briefing materials will be furnished on receipt of your trip deposit and reservation form.

Information in Trip Details is subject to change without notice. FishQuest is not responsible for any unintentional omissions, or erroneous information which may be provided by the local operator. See our general Terms and Conditions statement. Information contained within this website is copyrighted by FishQuest and unauthorized use of photographs, graphics or text is prohibited by law.

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