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


A non-refundable deposit of 50% per person is required to hold both space and guides on all packages
No rooms or guides will be held without receipt of the deposit
Full payment is due 90 days prior to arrival


All cancellations must be received in writing.
Prior to 90 days 100% of deposit may be transferred to another date/angler or refunded minus the cancellation fee
Between 45 – 90 days 50% of the package may be transferred to another date or angler or refunded minus the cancellation fee
Less than 45 days may not be transferred or refunded
All cancellations will be charged a 5% cancellation fee
The unused portion of these packages by guest’s choice is not refundable.
Trips canceled 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. We strongly encourage all guests to purchase travel insurance.

Conditions are subject to change without notice. 

***Please check our lodge’s cancellation policies. Packages booked for fishing are subject to the cancellation policy of the fishing packages.  ***

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.