Sailfish Bay Lodge - Guatemala Sportfishing


Trip Details

Guatemala Fishing Boats

Fishing pressure? What fishing pressure? The sport fishing fleet here is small and it's a rarity to see another boat while fishing offshore. You usually have Guatemala's calm ocean to yourself... Guatemala has gained an international reputation as having one of the highest concentrations of billfish, in particular Pacific Sailfish - year round. Guatemala holds both the conventional and fly fishing records with most sailfish released in one day. Sailfish Bay Lodge records include 70 sailfish releases in one day on conventional gear by the Buck Nichols Group on March 13, 2006. They also released 235 sailfish in 3 days of fishing aboard "Maverick" and "Gypsy" March 13, 14, and 15. Our fly fishing record for one day is 22 releases (2 anglers - Michael Barnett & James Yates) on February 14, 2004. In addition to the always abundant sailfish population, you may also have the opportunity to hook dorado, tuna, blue and black marlin. At certain times, our inshore fishing offers shots at roosterfish and jack crevalle.

Trip Duration

5 days / 4 nights / 3 days fishing

Package Price - 11 / 12 Season (Nov. 15, 2011 - April 15, 2012)

Starting at $2,750 per person (double occupancy / fishing 4 per boat)

Deposit Amount

50% per person. Balance due 60 days prior to arrival date.

Package Includes

  • Reception in Guatemala City and round trip ground transfers between Guatemala City and Sailfish Bay

  • Private charter fishing including captain and crew

  • Fishing tackle

  • All meals at the lodge including local liquor, beer, wine and soft drinks 

  • Full days guided fishing 

  • Daily maid service

  • Fishing License

Not Included

  • International airfare to/from Guatemala City, optional but HIGHLY recommended trip cancellation insurance, rental fly fishing equipment ($20 per person per day)meals, bar tabs and personal expenses in Guatemala City, $3 airport improvement tax; gratuities to captains/mates, staff, drivers and hotel nights in Guatemala city caused by late arriving flights. YOU MUST ARRIVE INTO GUATEMALA BY 7 PM. IF YOU ARRIVE LATER THEN 7 PM YOU WILL NEED TO OVERNIGHT IN GUATEMALA CITY.

  • Tips – Gratuities for guides and staff

  • A deposit of 50% per guest is required within 10 days of the reservation request. The balance is due 90 days prior to scheduled arrival at Sailfish Bay Lodge.


Sailfish, which range from 70 - 120 pounds, can be taken year-round. The peak time for sails is Nov - April. The summer months produce good numbers of sails. May - September is considered the rainy season, but it usually just rains at night for an hour or two.
Marlin (Pacific blue, black and striped) can be taken year-round, although they show up more reliably in the fall from October-December. Marlin in Guatemala generally ranges from 200 to 500 lbs.
Yellow fin Tuna (15 - 30 lb average) is best in the summer months.
Dorado is very good all year with the peak time being May - August.
Roosterfish, Jacks and other inshore species - The inshore fishing in our area can be outstanding. We just need a high tide and clear water for it to be most productive.

Available Dates

We are now accepting reservations for the current fishing season as well as the 2012 and 2013 season. Contact us for available dates. We recommend that you book early to get the dates you want.


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