per person, double occupancy
8 days/7 nights
6 1/2 days fishing
Amazon's only fly-fishing lodge
Rated one of the top 10 fly-fishing lodges in the
world by ForbesLife Magazine, 2010.
The Agua Boa River is a small clear water tributary of the Amazon, perfectly suited for fly-fishing for peacock bass. Imagine a small river flanked by pristine rainforest, with hardwood trees reaching heights of 300 feet. It is not uncommon to find beaches filled with the tracks of tapir and even jaguar. It is one of the few regions anywhere in the Amazon under permanent protection by the Brazilian Environmental Institute and the governor of the state of Roraima. Commercial fishing is absolutely prohibited. Three species of peacock bass are found in this crystal clear rivers and tributaries around the Agua Boa Lodge.
Agua Boa Lodge
Note: Fly-fishing only permitted
Clients will fish two to a boat with one guide. Guides have been trained extensively and have many years of experience guiding for peacock bass. They are conversant in fishing English and will understand your needs. After breakfast, you are welcome to fish with your guide until 6:00 PM. The rivers and tributaries around the Agua Boa Lodge are rich and diverse. Possible species include the three species of peacocks: the butterfly (up to 10 pounds), the paca or spotted (up to 20 pounds), and the temensis (up to 24 pounds (although it is almost certain that a world-record fish is present in the system). The current record stands at 27 pounds.
Peacock Bass are perhaps one of the toughest gamefish around. Their topwater strike is often so ferocious that the entire fish will fly several feet out of the water with the fly. Once hooked peacocks exhibit a savvy toughness unknown to trout and largemouth bass fisherman. A large peacock is unstoppable on its first few runs. Anglers can only hope that the fish stays well away from structures. This is usually their second escape route. Most fish go aerial in a tarpon like display...gills rattling as they fly end over end...only to run again. They are not for the weak of heart. Anglers return with stories of stripped reels, destroyed flies and memories of giants that couldn't be stopped.
In addition to peacock bass, other gamefish present include: payara, piranha, pirapatinga, matrincha, pirarucu, aruana, jancunda, traira, surubim and countless other species. The "Ecotourism Reserve" status has insured that river and the forest that surrounds it will be protected for years to come. Sportfishing is allowed on a catch and release basis.
8 days/7 nights
6 1/2 days fishing
(Call us for 2017 Season Rates)
Single occupancy is available at an additional cost of $6,900.
50% of trip cost per person. May be paid with check, credit card, certified check or money order. Final payments are typically due 90 days prior to departure.
Approximately $1100 from Miami to Manaus, except during holiday peak travel. Our in-house travel agency can help you make your flight arrangements to Brazil. 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 flight
- 7 nights lodge accommodations
- Meals and local beverages at camp
- 6 1/2 days guided fishing for peacock bass
- Beer, soft drinks and bottled water while fishing
- Fishing license
Airfare to Manaus, gratuities, fishing tackle, accommodations and meals in Manaus and personal items
October to April. Despite the best efforts to schedule anglers for trophy peacock bass fishing, occasionally water levels rise from unexpected "dry season" rains. River levels in this watershed can change quickly and affect fishing conditions, regardless of the season or historical patterns. While we make every attempt to monitor such conditions, anglers assume the risk of these natural forces beyond our control.
Please call us to confirm space availability or to request specific dates
You'll depart from Miami on morning flight to Manaus, Brazil. Upon arrival you will be transferred to the Hotel Tropical for overnight. Next morning you will take a charter flight to the lodge where a champagne breakfast awaits.
12 anglers per week at the lodge.
There are two accommodation options at Agua Boa - the lodge and the houseboat.
Houseboat not offer 2010/2011 Season.
The lodge offers spacious air-conditioned bungalows with ensuite bathrooms, wireless Internet and frigobars. The bungalows are surounded by jungle with a view of the river and accommodate two anglers. There is plenty of room to relax and ample room for storage of gear and fishing equipment.
The clubhouse is superbly equipped with large dining room and lounge/living room, bar and games room. Outside, there is a 20-meter pool with poolside dry and wet bar and al fresco eating area.
The houseboat is newly renovated in colonial-style. It takes up to six anglers in single room accommodation and travels up-river to remote locations with opportunities to catch really giant Peacock Bass that have never even seen an artificial fly.
For fly-fishers who wish to combine a trip to the lodge with the up-river experience we can offer two night trips to the houseboat for a supplement. This is an excellent way to "test the waters" (quite literally) and see if the houseboat experience is for you.
Breakfasts are hearty. You'll typically take a one hour midday break to enjoy a box lunch. Dinner is served at the camp around 7:00 PM and features a tasty array of chicken, steak or fish.
SAMPLE OUTLINE ITINERARY
(Subject to revision. Detailed itineraries are prepared on confirmation of reservation)
Day 1 (Friday): Arrive Manaus. Overnight hotel.(Hotel expense on own.)
Day 2 (Saturday): Early morning charter flight to lodge. Champagne reception and breakfast. Orientation. Afternoon fishing. Overnight lodge.
Day 3-8: (Sunday-Friday) Full fishing days.
Day 9 (Saturday): Return to Manaus. Depart.
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 Quest! or the country's consulate.
Malaria tablets and other inoculations are not required but may be advised by your doctor or local health clinic. Be sure to bring sunscreen and insect repellent. Drink plenty of bottled water to keep yourself hydrated. 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 Agua Boa Amazon Lodge host speaks English, and 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 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 upon receipt of your trip deposit and reservation form.
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