Pez Raton Fishing Lodge - The real difference are the guides - besides the great accommodations, the meals, the handling of the transfers, and the pro-staff. Alex, the owner, and his team have a complete command of English. They know Los Roques supremely well having pioneered the fishing there from the late 80's and they have that rare ability to just add a little flavor and variety to a day. Los Roques is famous for its small wadeable flats that offer wonderful fishing for very decent sized tailing fish and for the beach fishing where the bonefish hang off the beaches and raid the baitfish.With the flexibility to operate either the traditional pinero (panga style) boats or their Keys-type, flats skiffs, they can access water and therefore different species and types of fishing that the pinero cannot, stalking schools, pods, or singles. In one day you can enjoy some fine, productive bonefishing to tailing fish, you can hook big-eye jack, land flag yellow-tail snappers and jump baby tarpon in the 10-30 lb. class as well as cast to fish in the 100 lbs calls rolling in deeper water but perfectly catchable or chase permit in the deep white sand flats. On top of this they have a small blue water boat to take guests out to fish for wahoo or tuna, for an added fuel charge. Alex is most driven by a quest for excellence. His enterprise, which he shares with his enchanting wife, Elena, is purely a vehicle to satisfy a boiling passion for fishing. He responds to the same in others and rallies to the cause with genuine desire. He knows that a first-rate offering is the best way to the goal. And he is sensitive to his place in the big picture of world-class fishing.
The lodge is open year-round with optimum fishing results January-October. Because it is located so much farther south than other bonefishing destinations, Los Roques is ideally protected from the cold fronts that plague the fishing in the northern Caribbean during the winter and also is out of danger from the hurricane zone in the summer and autumn months. All in all, we consider it the safest bet you are apt to find weather-wise.
There is flexibility too! With no set turnaround day or minimum required stay, Pez Raton can accommodate up to 12 anglers of all durations. By keeping their operation small you can more easily achieve your own personal fishing objectives and personalized service is guaranteed.
Arrive in Caracas the first evening of your trip. You will be met and privately transferred to a hotel close to the airport where accommodations will be reserved and pre-paid for one night. The next morning you will be met and transferred to the airport for the domestic flight to the island of Los Roques for your stay at Pez Raton Lodge.
Fishing Days: Each morning, coffee is ready at approximately 6:00AM with a full to-order breakfast served at 7:00AM. Followed with full days of guided fishing the flats of Los Roques with a boat and guide. Depending on the best fishing location, you will fish the crystal clear flats of Los Roques for bonefish and any number of local fishes (hopefully until your arms are tired). Lunch will be provided on the water during the day. When you finish your day of fishing, return to the Lodge and enjoy the hospitality the staff has to offer. Appetizers, beer, and rum drinks will be served on the front patio. You will have time to shower and unwind prior to the 7:00PM dinner. Then adjourn to your room, tell fish stories (hopefully about the one that didn’t get away!), or relax.
There are a couple of very enjoyable cantinas located at the waters edge which offer great drinks in an ideal beach paradise setting.
Capacity up to 12 anglers. The Pez hotel or Posada.
Each room at the Mediterraneo Hotel has air conditioning, a safe for valuables, satellite television, and a private bathroom with shower. Simple home-cooked meals are served on the rooftop terrace under Caribbean starlit skies. Accommodates 8 fishing guests.
A 7-night/6-day fishing package costs $3,595 per person based on double occupancy and shared boat and guide.
Includes guided fishing, all meals & accommodations at lodge, first & last nights stay in Caracas, round-trip private airport transfer from Caracas to lodge, fishing license & permits, beer & soft drinks.
Not included is international air to Caracas, meals & beverages in Caracas, Los Roques National Park entry fee (approx US$10), domestic departure tax (approx US$2), alcoholic beverages, baggage handler fees & tips, overweight baggage charge (if applicable), phone charges, personal items, laundry or room service, Venezuela Departure Tax (approx US$54), and gratuities to lodge staff & fishing guides.
A 25% deposit is due at the time of booking to secure a reservation. Final payment is due 60 days prior to arrival at lodge.