per person, double occupancy
5 days/4 nights
3 days fishing
Grand Slam Action All Year Round
The fish of your life is just a hook-set away off Venezuela’s northern coast. The plankton-rich Caribbean waters of La Guaira Bank hold one of the world’s most impressive billfish concentrations. Blue marlin, white marlin and sailfish are found year-round, giving you a legitimate shot at achieving the distinctive “grand slam.” Dolphin, wahoo and tuna also are abound. Our select fleet of 31-45 foot yachts are manned by top-notch crews using state-of-the-art electronics and horsepower to get you to the fishing banks quickly. You’ll stay at a first-class hotel, convenient to Caracas International Airport and the Marina.
La Guaira Bank Billfishing
While seasonal variations host peak months for individual billfish species, tag studies and fishing reports show that a healthy number of each occupy these waters year-round. Grand slams occur regularly, and the chance of taking a record-sized fish is always just a hook-set away. Dolphin, wahoo and tuna also thrive in these plankton-rich Caribbean waters at the continental margin of South America. Our select fleet includes top-notch 35-foot to 45-foot fishing yachts. Each is equipped with state-of-the-art electronics and the horsepower to get you to the fishing banks in less than an hour. Charters include Penn International reels seated on custom-built rods with a range of line sizes from 12-50 pound test. Our captains and mates are experienced professionals who pride themselves in finding the fish and delivering VIP service. Daytime highs average in the mid-90's. The sun is intense at this latitude, especially on the ocean where water reflection doubles the risk of sunburn. Strong sunscreen (preferably waterproof) and lightweight reflective clothing are a must. Seas are often rough, so Dramamine or Equalibrium Patches can help reduce sea-sickness.
5 days/4 nights
3 days fishing
(2013 SEASON RATES)
(Pricing is valid until April 30, 2012)
5 days/4 nights/3 days fishing
2 anglers - $2550
4 anglers - $1550
*Call for pricing on different number of fishing
$750 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 assistance and transfers to Carabelleda Coastal Hotel
- Accommodations in deluxe Carabelleda Coastal Hotel (double occupancy)
- Buffet breakfast included every day
- Hotel tax and service charge
- Fishing on first-class boats, all tackle
- Beer, soft drinks and lunch on fishing days
International airfare, airport departure tax, meals and drinks at hotel, tips, gifts or items of a personal nature
Depending on time of year and space availability, you may be able to combine billfishing with one of our other fishing trips in Venezuela.
The combination of trade winds and coincident currents cause the upwelling of nutrients from January through June and attract huge schools of baitfish that, in turn, are prey for great numbers of billfish, particularly Blue Marlin which peak from February through May. White Marlin and Sailfish abound during May to November, peaking from August through October.
Please call us to confirm space availability or to request specific dates
Your adventure begins with arrival at Caracas International Airport. After clearing customs, you'll be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel, about 20 minutes away. A shuttle service will transport you each day to the marina where your fishing adventure awaits.
70 anglers per week
Anglers typically stay at the Hotel Ole Caribe or Hotel Eduard. These hotels are convenient to Caracas International Airport and the marina where we charter our top-notch fishing boats.
Meals are not included in the package, except lunch while fishing. A variety of dining options are available at the hotel and some fine restaurants nearby.
Sightseeing, shopping, swimming or relaxing by pool.
SAMPLE OUTLINE ITINERARY
(Subject to revision. Detailed itineraries are prepared on confirmation of reservation)
Day 1: Arrive in Caracas. Airport reception and transfer to your hotel. Overnight.
Days 2-4: Breakfast on own. Transfer to the marina. Full day fishing for blue marlin, white marlin, sailfish or other gamefish. Evening at leisure. Overnight at your hotel.
Day 5: Transfer to international airport for your departure flight back to U.S.
A valid passport with at least six months validity is required for U.S. citizens. Tourist cards are provided on your international flight to Venezuela. Passengers assume all responsibility for obtaining valid passports.
Be sure to take sunscreen and motion sickness tablets if you are susceptible to sea-sickness. Pepto-Bismol or Immodium may help incidental traveller's diarrhea. Note: health precautions are offered here as an informational service only. See your doctor or health clinic.
Spanish. Hotel staff and boat crew speak limited English.
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.
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