Bone Up on Great Fishing The crystal Caribbean water ripples slightly. You cast your fly gracefully through the air to where youíve spotted the tailing gray ghost. The momentís serenity is shattered, as your screaming reel announces that a trophy bonefish is on its way to Trinidad. Itís just another day in paradise at Los Roques. Eighty miles off the Venezuelan mainland, hundreds of islands form the archipelago that has become mecca for fly fishing fanatics. Your seasoned guide will lead you to pristine flats to stalk legions of bonefish averaging 4 pounds and occasionally running into double digits. The mangrove lagoons and coral reefs also teem with permit, tarpon, barracuda and a plethora of other fish. Youíll stay in a clean guest lodge, enjoying great seafood, swimming and snorkeling.
Los Roques Bonefish
Venezuela's National Park Service has limited fishing permits to 12 anglers a day, guaranteeing the long-term prosperity of this undisturbed angling paradise. Our guides are seasoned professionals, specializing in fly fishing and light-tackle. They will lead you to a different area each day depending on your preference and fishing conditions. You'll fish from early morning until mid-afternoon, leaving plenty of time for swimming, snorkelling or just relaxing. Fishing is done either from small skiffs or by wading knee-deep along remote sand-flats. These flats range from 100 yards to miles long, and offer ideal shallow-water wading conditions on hard sand. Record size barracudas and a variety of reef fish prowl the edges of many of the flats, including grouper, snapper and king mackerel, offering more challenges and variety.
5 days/4 nights 3 days fishing
*Call for 2012 Rates*
(2010 SEASON RATES) 5 days/4 nights/3 days fishing $2475 per person (double occupancy), plus international airfare to Caracas.
$2995 per person, extra day $650
EXTRA DAY RATE
$620 per person (double occupancy), $500 for non-anglers
$2000 per person. May be paid with check, credit card, certified check or money order. Final payments are typically due 60 days prior to departure.
Our in-house travel agency can help you make your flight arrangements. Note: airfares are subject to change and confirmed only at time of booking. Airline ticketing, refund, change and baggage restrictions may apply.
All ground transportation
First and last overinght at the Marriot Hotel
Charter flight to and from Caracas to Los Roques
Double occupancy accommodations with private bathroom and air conditioning
Personal safe for valuables
3 full days guided fishing in lodge boats
All meals at lodge
Overweight baggage, charges, gratuities, tips, and meals at the overnight hotel
Depending on time of year and space availability, you may be able to combine bonefishing with one of our other fishing trips in Venezuela.
January to July. Fly-fishing enthusiasts should note that winds are typically lowest between the months of March and July.
Please call us to confirm space availability or to request specific dates. Early reservations are recommended.
Your adventure begins with arrival in Caracas, where you'll be transferred to a first-class hotel. The next morning you'll board a 40-minute charter flight to Los Roques. After your last day's fishing, you'll fly back to your hotel in Caracas, where you can do a little last-minute shopping before your departure for the U.S. the following day.
12 anglers per week
The main island of Gran Roque has a population of about 1000 inhabitants and is primarily a fishing community. There is little tourism infrastructure except for the airstrip and a few guesthouses. You'll be staying in simple, clean lodges that accommodate just a few visitors, or on a liveaboard yacht that can access the more remote flats.
Each evening, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres are enjoyed by guests on the deck overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Your meals are comprised of an assortment of local delicacies, ranging from fresh seafood to steaks.
SAMPLE OUTLINE ITINERARY
(Subject to revision. Detailed itineraries are prepared on confirmation of reservation) Day 1: Arrive in Caracas. Airport reception and transfer to Hotel Sheraton Macuto. Overnight. Day 2: Early morning flight to Gran Roque. Transfer to guest lodge. Orientation. Fishing. Overnight. Day 3 (and extra days): Full fishing day(s). Overnight at guest lodge. Day 4: Breakfast. Fishing. Late afternoon return flight to Caracas. Overnight in Hotel Sheraton Macuto. Day 5: Transfer to international airport for your departure flight back to U.S.
A valid passport required for U.S. citizens. Tourist cards are provided on your international flight to Venezuela. Passengers assume all responsibility for obtaining valid passports.
While not required to enter Venezuela, anti-malaria precautions may be advised. Be sure to take sunscreen and insect repellent. Pepto-Bismol or Immodium may help incidental traveller's diarrhea. Note: health precautions are offered here as an informational service only. See your doctor or health clinic.
Heavy tropical downpours can occur even during the "dry season" so be sure to pack a rainsuit. Humidity in the tropics can play havoc with cameras or other electronic devices. Daytime highs can reach the 90s, but the gentle sea breeze and clear wading waters lessen the impact. Temperatures drop into the 70s at night. The sun is intense, so the greatest risk is sunburn. Pack protective clothing and sun cream.
We recommend you purchase trip cancellation insurance to cover any losses should you have to cancel to due to unforeseen illness or other emergency. Certain restrictions do apply. Premium rates are typically about $65 per $1,000 of coverage, and usually include some benefits for lost baggage, trip interruption, and emergency evacuation. Forms for Travel Assure may be obtained by calling our office.
Our recommended packing list and other briefing materials will be furnished on receipt of your trip deposit and reservation form.
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