Fly Fishing

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Perched above the Rio Grande River and just a short boat ride from the Caribbean Sea, this Orvis Endorsed Lodge is a fly fishing paradise. Cast for tarpon and snook on the rivers and in the mangroves, spend the day fishing the flats for permit—or head out to the white sand beaches of the Sapodilla Cayes for bonefish. The majority of our fishing takes place in protected marine reserves and national parks.

Southern Belize is best known as a world-renowned permit territory—and while most anglers who visit the region are intermediate to advanced, our experts are also happy to guide beginners for a one-of-a-kind fly fishing experience. Copal Tree Lodge’s guides are all local to the Southern Belize region and will customize each day’s itinerary to your fishing preference and style. They’re extremely patient, professional—and understand that this is your trip.

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Fly Fishing Excursions

The packages listed in the PDF include the respective number of fishing days with a professional guide, round trip Tropic Air flights between Belize City (BZE or TZA) and Punta Gorda, nightly accommodation, all meals, afternoon snacks, use of gym, laundry service, self-guided complimentary activities (kayaking/canoeing, mountain biking, onsite hiking), ground transfers between Punta Gorda airstrip and lodge, tax and service charge. Packages for any number of days fishing are available. For each day not fishing, please deduct $520 from the package price. Guests are encouraged to bring their own equipment; however, the lodge does have gear available on loan. Copal Tree Lodge also has a fly shop on site stocked with flies, leaders, tippet, fly lines and other accessories.

All prices are in US Dollars. Excluded Services: Gratuity for Fishing Guide, optional activities, and beverages. For bookings, please contact us at

Payment & Cancellation


  • Credit card details are required to confirm all bookings. Accepted credit cards are: Visa, Mastercard, Amex and Discovery.
  • 20% deposit on the entire value of the booking (lodging, meal plan, activities, in-country flights) is due to secure booking.
  • 30% additional is due 60 days prior to arrival date.
  • Balance is due 30 days prior to arrival date.


If cancellation is more than 60 days prior to arrival date, full refund less 4% credit card/lodge processing fee.

If cancellation is 30-60 days prior to arrival date, 50% of the entire value of booking will be refunded.

If cancellation is less than 30 days prior to arrival date, there will be no refund.

***Please note any changes or amendments to the fishing portion of the package must be done 30 days before arrival or a 100% cancellation fee will apply. ***

***Groups (3 or more boats) – Changes to the fishing portion of the package for all groups must be done before 60 days of arrival or 100% cancellation fees will apply***

The unused portion of hotel and/or any part of the package plans and trips not taken by guest’s choice are not refundable. Trips cancelled or shortened as a result of inclement weather and/or acts of nature including hurricanes or due to airline delays, strikes or political unrest are not refundable. Copal Tree Lodge is not responsible for missed or delayed flights. We strongly encourage all guests to purchase medical, accident, luggage, emergency trip cancellation and dive insurance.

River Fishing

Join Captain George as he takes you along the Rio Grande on our pontoon boat looking for the roll of the tarpon, listening for the call of the howler monkey or the splash of a crocodile. Try your luck trolling for snook, snapper, or jack fish. Tour lasts 3 hours.