At PORTOFINO you can easily target a grand slam (the angler’s dream) of Bonefish, Permit and Tarpon. The flats around Ambergris Caye are excellently suitable for Fly Fishing. The great advantage we have is that we can go either to the front or the back of the island. Our shallow waters contains the only classic Tarpon Flats outside of South Florida. Our Flats are also world renowned for the opportunity to site cast of Tarpon all year round.
We take Fly Fishing very serious at PORTOFINO. Although we know that Fly Fish anglers take their own rods, reels and tackle, we always have a back up available. We can only guarantee Fly Fishing when it is at least booked and a deposit is made, 45 days prior to arrival.
Fly Fishing is different in Belize than in other locations. A hooked fish will run off the flat, and it is essential to keep the line high out of the water to avoid wrapping the coral heads (always carry a spare line). The most famous Fly Fishing area is Savannah Flats, a shallow lagoon of open water, rimmed in the distance by numerous small cayes, famous for big Tarpon.