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Blue Horizon Lodge

Blue Horizon Lodge

Blue Horizon Lodge is located in the middle of the most productive permit water in Southern Belize. Established and run by the best fishing guides in Belize, the lodge/camp at present, features four private cabanas, each with its own shower and bathroom.

 

Blue Horizon Lodge is a small operation taking 6 anglers maximum, per week. The lodge is located in the heart of permit country on Northeast Caye, which is one the the islands in the Pelican Range, 18 miles Southeast of Dangriga, a small sleepy village.

 

An on site generator supplies electricity. The food is a combination of the traditional dishes and fresh seafood of Belize combined with fresh vegetables and fruits from Dangriga, the heart of Belize's agricultural region. From Blue Horizon Lodge you can fly fish the flats for bonefish, tarpon and permit or offshore for grouper, snapper, mackerel, barracuda, dolphin, shark, etc. Blue Horizon Lodge is the best pure Permit fishing lodge in the world. At Blue Horizon, the fishing schedule is not dictated by a standardized kitchen schedule. Lincoln Wesby and his guides will have you fishing the best flats at the optimum tides regardless of the time of day - or even night!

 

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Blue Horizon Lodge is dedicated solely to fly fishing for permit.  The fishing program at the lodge is unique  in that it has been designed around the seasoned angler who is serious about catching permit on the fly. Through years of trial and error, the owner, Lincoln Westby, has developed and mastered permit-fishing techniques that consistently produce. This fact coupled with the lodges geographical location make Blue Horizon Lodge one of the best destinations available to get honest shots at permit on the fly.

Anglers can expect to get numerous realistic shots at permit on a daily basis. Something unique to Blue Horizon’s fishing program, and in contrast to traditional permit fishing, is spotting permit from the skiff, then stealthily slipping into the water, wading to within casting distance for optimal position, then casting to tailing fish. This type of fishing will blow your mind. There is no set fishing schedules at Blue Horizon Lodge; long fishing days are the norm. They fish by the tides, not the cook - but then you're not going there to eat.

A few resident schools of bonefish will keep things interesting and one the best tarpon fishing spots in this area is a ten minute boat ride from the lodge. Barracuda, jacks and snapper are abundant. No long boat rides are encountered at Blue Horizon, the lodge sits virtually in the middle of hundreds of flats, all of which fish differently depending on tides, wind and weather. The lodge uses 3 panga-type skiffs, complete with casting platforms, each with plenty of horsepower to scoot anglers between fishing grounds. Most fishing at Blue Horizon Lodge is done the way it should be, on foot, over grand flats that are solid and easily waded.

Itinerary

Arrival Day:

Belize City via your international carrier and clear immigrations and customs. Margie, your Blue Horizon Lodge representative, will have your Tropic Air tickets waiting for you and assist you with getting on the twenty-minute flight to Dangriga. The cost of the round trip ticket trip is $129.00 per person cash only U.S. funds (ticket price subject to change).  She will also reconfirm your return reservations 72 hours before departure. A small gratuity is customary.

You will be met in Dangriga by a lodge staff member and transferred to where your transfer boat is waiting. The boat ride to the lodge is approximately 50 minutes.

Arrive Blue Horizon Lodge, get settled and ready tackle for the next day.

Fish Days:

Fishing the living waters of Southern Belize with your host Lincoln Westby and the staff at Blue Horizon Lodge.

Departure Day:

Boat transfer back to Dangriga, catch Tropic Air flight to Belize City. Pay Belize departure tax of $20.00 U.S. and catch international flight back home.

Accommodations

The accommodations are rustic with a no frill approach, but you will find you host and staff eager to please, ensuring a delightful trip. 

The lodge/camp at present time features 3 private cabanas, each with a private bathroom with shower.  A generator supplies electricity.  The food is a combination of traditional Belizean dishes and fresh seafood. Fresh vegetables and fruit are incorporated in meals, as Dangriga is in the heart of Belize’s agricultural region. Plenty of cold Belikin beer is always available as well as soft drinks and fruit juice. Blue Horizon Lodge is rustic, but the permit fishing is as good as it gets.

  

Rates

2011 – 2012 Rates
(Rates subject to change)


                                Double Occupancy         Single Occupancy
4nights/3days fishing      $1,410                          $2,160
5nights/4days fishing      $1,740                          $2,820
6nights/5days fishing      $2,070                          $3,475
7nights/6days fishing      $2,350                          $4,030
8nights/7days fishing      $2,650                          $4,690
9nights/8days fishing      $2,950                          $5,340
10nights/9days fishing    $3,250                          $5,990

Rates are per person

The above package rates include: Meet and greet at Belize International Airport, meet and greet in Dangriga, transfer to Blue Horizon Lodge, 3 meals per day, accommodations as specified in package, and daily guided fishing while at the lodge.

Not included in the rates are: Air travel to Belize, airport departure tax; alcoholic beverages; gratuities; items of a personal nature.


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