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Light Tackle, Heavy Tackle, Bottom Fishing, Trolling, Jigging
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Boat type: Sportfisher
Boat Manufacturer: Blackfin
Boat length: 32ft Blackfin
Engine Manufacturer: Cat’s 3208
Number of engines: 2
Pacific Sailfish, Blue Marlin, Striped Marlin, Black Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, and Mahi Mahi- what more could you ask for?!
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. Pacific Fins 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.
Billfishing 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.
Pacific Fins is a world leader in conservation. As such, all bait is rigged with circle hooks and all billfishing is catch and release. These practices insure this pristine and vibrant fishery remains so for your return trips year after year after year!
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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 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.
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.
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Pacific Fins Resort, Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala
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