What sounds better than waking up in a luxurious resort on the Pacific coast with a boat ready to take you to some world-class billfishing? Let us know if you think of anything, because we sure can't! This all-inclusive experience with Captain Ozzy can best be described as the dream vacation for avid anglers looking to catch some serious big game fish. This trip consists of 3 full days of fishing and 4 nights of lodging....Read More
The Pacific coast of Guatemala features some of the world’s most consistently calm billfishing waters. This fishing haven is known as one of the best Sailfishing spots in the world, where anglers can get 15 to 20 bites a day and up to 40 bites a day during peak season (October through June). The top boats catch and release over 2,000 Sailfish a year! While Sailfish is the main attraction, in these waters you can also reel in some massive Tuna and Marlins. If you're looking to break your personal record, this trip is for you!
On this trip you'll be fishing an area called the “Pocket”, a deep underwater canyon that is 30 Nm wide. Most days Captain Ozzy will start you just 12 to 15 miles offshore on the tip of the canyon, but he may run you as far as 40 miles out if that’s what it takes to put you on the fish. Once out on the water, you'll be going for Sailfish, Blue Marlin, Striped Marlin, Black Marlin and more. 300 to 600 pounds is average for these massive Blue Marlin. In recent years it has not been uncommon for the best captains to raise 4 or more marlin in a day! Marlin can be caught year round in Guatemala, and are especially good to fish in September through December.
You'll be targeting these fish using various methods such as light tackle, heavy tackle, bottom fishing, trolling and jigging. Whatever fish you want to go after, Captain Ozzy will get you set up with the best method! You can even choose to fly fish if you wish. For billfish, expect to use artificial teasers and naked rigged natural bait such as ballyhoo. Quality is ensured with Shimano 20 to 50 pound class stand-up tackle. Guatemala is a world leader in conservation and all bait is rigged with circle hooks. All billfishing is Catch and Release Only, ensuring this fishing “hot spot” remains the angler’s choice destination for many years to come.
With the "Standard Package," Captain Ozzy will take up to 4 anglers to the offshore waters in his Catamaran sportfisher powered by twin Suzuki 4 Stroke 250HP Engines. With a cruising speed of 38 knots, this zippy vessel will get you out to the deep waters in no time. She comes equipped with all the basic amenities as well as a cabin with a full size bed. Captain Ozzy makes sure all his boats are meticulously maintained for your comfort and safety. Expect top of the line gear and tackle and a world-class crew, with each boat featuring an experienced Captain and two excellent mates.
Fishing trips will run from 7:00am to 4:30pm. During the day your crew will serve you a hot lunch, snacks and fresh fruit. They will also prepare fresh Ceviche or Sashimi right in the galley! Beer, rum/vodka, sodas, Gatorade and bottled water will all be provided. It's safe to say the resort-class luxury does not stop when you get on the boat!
With this package, you'll be staying in an air conditioned suite with 2 queen beds and a bathroom. It comes furnished with a desk, lounge chair, and flat screen TV with SKY Satellite Service (English programming). Daily laundry service and Hi speed Wi-Fi Internet service throughout the Resort are also included.
Bar and Restaurant
This all-Inclusive dining experience includes a full a-la-carte breakfast, gourmet Dinner Menu featuring an international cuisine, and all the beer, wine and local & imported spirits you want! Enjoy breakfasts by the pool consisting of fresh fruit, cereal, pancakes, eggs cooked to order, fresh roasted Guatemalan coffee and freshly squeezed orange or pineapple juice. Fresh seafood with the local seasonings as well as impressive cuts of prime steaks are offered for dinner. Appetizers, entrees and desserts are all part of your dining experience.
English-speaking drivers greet you at the Guatemalan International Airport in a luxury passenger van upon your arrival. In it, a cooler filled with sodas and beer will quench your thirst on the drive down to the Resort. If your flight arrives mid-day, you'll have the option to tour Antigua Guatemala on the way to the Resort. You will be driven south to Iztapa, Escuintla for about 90 minutes on a four-lane highway. Getting out of the city you may see some traffic, but after that it will be a very comfortable drive amongst volcanoes, sugar plantations and a very picturesque background.
Pacific Sailfish, Blue Marlin, Striped Marlin, Black Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, and Mahi Mahi- what more could you ask for?!...Read More
We won't hold it against you if you answered luxurious accommodations, fast yet comfortable sportfishing yachts, quality Shimano tackle, endless opportunities to catch billfish on the fly, professional captains and crews, and hot lunch, Ceviche, Sashimi, snacks, fresh fruit, and beer while out on the water. Captain Ozzy and his team in Guatemala won't knock you for it either- these included amenities are all part of what their operation one of the leading sportfishing destinations in the world.
Book a trip to experience the best Sailfishing in the world. 15-20 eats/day is par for the course, while 40 daily bites is common most of the year from October through June . These Pacific Sailfish average 90 to 100 pounds, but sailfish over 125 pounds are common.
Bill fishing in Guatemala takes place only 12-40 miles offshore in the "Pocket", a deep underwater canyon just off the Guatemalan Pacific coast.
Marlin fishing out of Puerto Quetzal is especially renowned. Blue Marlin, Striped Marlin and Black Marlin are all caught with relative consistency, with 300-600 pound Blue Marlin proving most common. Marlin fishing is hottest from September through December.
This charter is a world leader in conservation. As such, all bait is rigged with circle hooks and all bill fishing is catch and release. These practices insure this pristine and vibrant fishery remains so for your return trips year after year after year!
Fill in date, party size, trip duration, and start time above to book and get out there with Captain Ozzy and Captain Experiences!
I organized 13 anglers for 3 days of fishing through Ozzy with Pacific Fins and it could not have been any easier. The reservation and payment process was easy. A large van met us at the airport with a cooler of beer and whisked us away to the coast. On ...Read More arrival we were met with smiling faces and frozen drinks. The grounds are beautiful. Tropical birds, nice pool, docks over the lagoon. You can hear the ocean but cannot see it. There is a barrier island that separates the lagoon from the ocean. Pretty sunrise and sunset from the docks. We had 3 two-bedroom suites with a total of 4 queen beds in each plus one single queen room. The accommodations were very nice. TVs, mini-fridge with water, spacious bedrooms, A/C, decks, and so on. Very few mosquitoes and spray was provided from the bar. On one side of the pool is a large bar area and the other side is the dining area. Cook-to-order breakfast. Dinners were outstanding. Boats were also very good. Express style for the most part. I fished from all three of our boats over the three days. All captains were very skilled in finding fish and maneuvering the boats. Mates worked hard and let us do or not depending on what we wanted. They are fine with hooking the fish and then letting you fight it or you can try your hand at hooking one up from the teaser. One of our guys even learned how to "wire" in a sail once it got close to the boat. Over 3 days and 3 boats we released 117 sailfish in the 80# to 120# range and one Blue Marlin of about 300#. Brought in 25 or so large Mahi as well. Epic trip and both Ozzy and Joel made it fun and easy.
We vet our guides to make sure they are the best of the best. We want guides who not only catch fish, but show you a great time on the water, keep you safe, and give you a memorable experience with your group.
Once you've paid your deposit at checkout, we'll send you a QR code (like a mobile boarding pass). Just show your guide your QR code on the day of the trip, they'll scan it, the remaining balance will transfer automatically, and you'll be all set to go fishing. Just make sure you bring a cash tip for the guide!
In the case of inclement weather, our guides will make the call and we'll work with you to reschedule your trip or issue a full refund. Your safety is our top concern.
We're always available to answer your questions via email, text, chat, or call!
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
All rods, reels, and tackle are included.
This guide will clean your catch for you.
Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.
You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.
At an Additional Rate
No added costs.
Hat, sunscreen, polarized sunglasses
A valid fishing license.
Payment & Tipping
After paying the deposit, a QR Code will be emailed to you. On the day of the trip, your guide will scan your QR code to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is for a customary tip (we recommend 20%).
Yes, cancel for free up to 30 days before the trip.
Where to Buy a Fishing LicenseFind out more about licenses here.
Pacific Fins Resort, Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala