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Current Fishing Specials & Last Minute Fly Fishing Deals

Fellow Anglers, the discounted fishing rates we have had the past few years have faded away as the economy improved. However if you have the time, it is always a golden opportunity for anglers wanting to visit the top fishing lodges in the Caribbean.  If you are looking for that perfect fishing trip, now is the time to go.

Below you will find a list of our Fly Fishing Vacations offered by our best Fishing Lodges. However, Prime fishing time is here and most of these are booked well in advance. There are cancellations now and then, so give us a call and let us know where you would like to fish.

Escape to the Caribbean tropics, and let Edward Johnston  put you in the right place at the right time, for fly and light tackle fishing. We know all the major flats lodges. Honest accurate trip planning advice …

These Fly Fishing Specials & Last Minute Fishing Deals were updated May 12th 2016

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WOW Great Deal AT Turneffe Island Resort – June 4 – Dec 16, 2016 – Buy 4  nights and stay for 7. 

One week double occupancy fishing is $2,690.00 per person.  Click here for ratesCopyright: Leisure Time Travel, Inc : Edward R. Johnston : No Right For Re-Use

 

Bahamas

H2O Bonefishing:

A2O Bonefishing Maverick Skiff

H2O Bonefishing has an excellent Summer Special !

H2O is offering special rates are for any booking falling between the dates May 19 and June 30.

Book any package with H2O Bonefishing and you will receive an additional 1 night and 1 day of fishing free. Each angler must purchase a minimum 3 night /2 fishing day package to qualify for the special.

For example a 3 night /2 fishing day package purchase price is $ 1440 per angler double occupancy but anglers who purchase this package will receive a 4 night / 3 day package. The Value of the 4/3 is $ 2140 pe person so saving $ 1400 per pair of anglers.

Similarly a 4 night / 3 fishing day package purchase of $ 2140 gets the angler a 5 night / 4 fishing for that same price. The regular price on that is $ 2845 so saving the angler $ 705 or $ 1410 per pair of anglers. etc.

For single anglers the saving is even greater.
For example a 4/3 single is $ 3630 but is available at the price of a 3/2 of $ 2470 so saving $ 1160 per angler.

H20 Bonefishing is one of our favorite destinations especially for couples where the wife or girlfriend may not want to fish. Grand Bahama is a great bonefish location in its own right, however there is many things to do for the non-angler such as golf, diving, snorkeling and loads of shopping. Evenings are lively in the Lucayan Marketplace which is located adjacent to the property.

Throw in the new Bones Bar which has a reserved are for H2O guest make this an ideal destination for anglers and non-anglers alike.

The new “Bones” clubhouse

H2O Bonefishing opens the new “Bones” clubhouse and bar. Bones is located at the Pelican Bay property at Port Lucaya Marina within a few yards of all the guest rooms at Pelican Bay Hotel…..Read about it here.

Abaco Lodge

Nice bonefish from the Bahamas

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Bair’s Lodge – Andros Island Bahamas:

Bair’s Lodge on South Andros Island offers deluxe ocean-side lodgings. The lodge accommodates guest in spacious and comfortable air-conditioned guest rooms, each with tile floors, well-appointed furnishings, luxurious bedding and private bathrooms with plenty of hot water. Two recent report from January 2016 (see below)

NEW: Please click here to view a short video of Bair’s Lodge and the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust scientist at work.

Bairs Lodge Andros Island Bahamas

NEW: Here are two recent Reports from January 2016
Bairs Lodge | Bonefish and Tarpon Trust | Fly Fishing Andros Island Bahamas
Bairs Lodge |Bonefish Capital of the World | Fly Fishing Andros Island Bahamas

May and June are extraordinary months to target large tailing bonefish across the vast flats systems of South Andros. Why? Because this is the season for warm and stable weather systems, great ocean-side tides, and vibrant populations of happy, hungry fish.

Good news:  last-minute openings are now available at Bair’s lodge.

May 14th – 19th, 2016 (5 nights and 4 days fishing) 2 rods
May 19th – 24th, 2016 (5 nights and 4 days fishing) 4 rods
June 2nd – 8th, 2016 (6 nights and 5 days fishing) 4 rods
June 4th – 8 th, 2016 (4 nights and 3 days fishing) 8 rods

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Abaco Lodge

Abaco Lodge : Bonefishing Abaco Island Bahamas

Good news: last-minute openings are now available at Abaco lodge.

May 24th – 30th, 2016 (6 nights and 5 days fishing) 4 rods
June 1st – 8th, 2016 (7 nights and 6 days fishing) 6 rods
June 27th – July 1st, 2016 (4 nights and 3 days) 6 rods

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Deep Water Cay:

Two New Reports:
A new report on the amenities Deep Water Cay Club (part one)
A new report on fishing at Deep Water Cay Club (part two)

Located on the east end of Grand Bahama Island and about an hour drive from Freeport. Deep Water Cay is surrounded by 250 square miles of bonefish and permit flats. Private aircraft can land at Deep Water Cay’s 4,000-foot-long paved jet airstrip. Guests can clear customs and immigration on the island. You will receive over the top service at Deep Water Cay. New photos here:

The Big Fish Challenge Returns.  

On the heels of the new bonefish record set at Deep Water Cay in June of 2015 at 15.44 lbs., just shy of the world record, Deep Water Cay is offering all guests booked July through August 14, 2016 the chance to win an entire FREE DAY for any bonefish caught weighing in at 10 pounds or over.

Plus, if any bonefish caught surpasses the world record at 16lbs, the guest will be invited back for an all-expenses paid trip for two, including three nights’ accommodations, two days of fishing and all meals. This deal will not only include a free night’s stay, but the boat, guide and tackle fees, as well as all meals. This applies to each day a guest catches a 10+ lb. bonefish. NOTE: Fish must be photo verified and measured by an official DWC guide on the IGFA scale.

And here is another Great Short & Sweet Deep Water Cay Summer Special

$1,995 per person, 3-night minimum ( Bahamian and Resort taxes are not included) Dates available –  June 15-July 15, 2016

You can mix and match activities, too. Choose to flats fish, reef fish, SCUBA dive, snorkel, swim, paddle board, take beach excursions, sun, relax, eat, or just be merry!
Based on double occupancy in a shared cottage with a shared boat, based on availability and not valid with any other offers. Such a deal !

Let us know if this is of interest to you ! Call us at 800-771-2202 and ask for Edward Johnston

Deep Water Cay Club : Beautiful hard bottomed sand flats at Deep Water Cay

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Grand Bahama Bonefishing:

Read our new report on fishing with the Pinder Brothers at Grand Bahama Bonefishing

Fishing with the with the Pinder Brothers. A fine bonefish caught and released at Grand Bahama Island

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Andros Island Bonefish Club:

Andros Island Bonefish Club now offers the same low 2015 rates for this year !!!

Andros Island Bonefish Club

Rupert – You were one of a kind. We are really going to miss you!

EXPERIENCE…”The Land of The Giants”

Call Edward Johnston at 1-800-771-2202 for more details.

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 Blackfly Lodge – Schooner Bay Abaco Island Bahamas

Black Fly Bonefish Lodge - Abaco Bahamas

Blackfly Lodge – Schooner Bay Abaco Island Bahamas

The Black Fly Bonefish Lodge is wide open for business at Schooner Bay, Abaco Island Bahamas. Enthusiastic anglers are making the trek, keen to sample the great bonefishing found on south side of Great Abaco Island. The launch of Black Fly Bonefish Lodge’s marks an important milestone for luxury Bahamian fishing lodges. If you are interested in bonefishing on Abaco Island and Black Fly Lodge please read on!

What to talk to someone about BlackFly Lodge? Call us at 800-771-2202 and ask for Edward Johnston

Read our 2013 Blackfly Lodge News Report here Luxury Lodging & Excellent Flats Fishing

Read our 2012 Blackfly Lodge News Report here.

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 Yucatan Peninsula Mexico

Marco Ruz and Edward Johnston with a couple of nice tarpon .

Spend a week fishing the fabled Ascension Bay.

Casa Blanca Lodge:

Casa Blanca Lodge and sister Lodge Playa Blanca are open. Book now for Spring.

Tarpon at Casa Redonda Lodge

Here is a neat video Leisure Time Travel clients were involved: On a vacation to Playa Blanca Mexico, the Lost Boys discover they must fish for their lives in order to survive on the Island of sinister Dr. Ever-young. Filmed on location at the Playa Blanca and Casa Blanca resorts in Isla Punta Pajaros, Yucatan, Mexico.  Check it out – you will enjoy it!

Casa Blanca Lodge offers access to the “largest flats fishery in the Caribbean.” Two bays for the price of one!! Fish Ascension Bay and Espiritu Santo Bay in the same week. Anglers will access each bay from Casa Blanca Lodge where one can always expect excellent food, comfortable accommodations and one of the friendliest staffs in the business! Mix in the Santa Rosa lagoon system for Tarpon, Snook and Bonefish and you’re only problem will be deciding where to fish.

Edward  Johnston, of Leisure Time Travel, Inc.,  has visited the Yucatan 32 times in the past twenty-five years and has caught 83 permit on a fly at Ascension Bay and Espiritu Santo Bay.

Why take chances with your precious time? We’ve been there numerous times.

There is no substitute for first-hand experience.

Call now to reserve your spot!

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Grand Slam Deluxe Fly Fishing Lodge

Grand Slam Deluxe Fly Fishing Lodge  is our #1 choice for fishing from Punta Allen Mexico.

The Grand Slam Deluxe Fly Fishing Lodge is located on the scenic ocean-side beach of the fishing village of Punta Allen, on the northern edge of Ascension Bay. Sight cast for bones, tarpon and permit in crystalline waters and spend your evenings in luxury.

Situated on one of the most pristine fisheries in the hemisphere, the Grandslam Deluxe Fly Fishing Lodge is located on the northern edge of Ascension Bay, which is located in the middle of the huge acres Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve.

Grand Slam Lodge | Leisure Time Travel, Inc

Grand Slam Deluxe Fly Fishing Lodge  is our #1 choice for fishing from Punta Allen Mexico.

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Northern Yucatan

We added these lodges as the price to enjoy the lodge/fishery represents a lot of value for your money

Isla del Sabalo

Marco with a fine Campeche tarpon

 If you are considering the prospect of making or renewing your familiarity with the tarpon, the northern Yucatan is the place to be.

Just remember, Edward Johnston told you so……….

Book now to reserve your tarpon fishing spot in 2016 and 2017.

Isla del Sabalo Lodge:

Isla del Sablo Tarpon Lodge

New : Check out Isla del Sabalo Lodge at Campeche Mexico. Do you, or would you like to catch a tarpon? Read the latest Isla del Sabalo report here

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Tarpon Cay Lodge:

Tarpon Cay Tarpon Lodge – Rio Lagartos Estuary – Yucatan

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Rio Lagartos Estuary – Yucatan

The fishery in this region offers incredible opportunities for tarpon. Read the latest Tarpon Cay Lodge report here.

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Isla Holbox:

Near Cancun, Isla Holbox is located off the northern part of the Yucatan Peninsula, a half-hour ferry ride from the town of Chiquila.

 Call Edward Johnston at Leisure Time Travel at 1-800-771-2202 for updated information.

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 Isla Blanca

This amazing fly-fishing destination is located in the northern Yucatan peninsula close to Cancun. The fishery in this region offers good opportunities for tarpon and permit. If you are interested in a Yucatan Fly Fishing Adventure at Isla Blanca in the Yucatan peninsula near Cancun Mexico read on!

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Belize

Turneffe Island

Peter with a fine tarpon from the Turneffe Atoll

Read about Peter’s almost super grand slam here!

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Turneffe Island Resort:

Turneffe Island Resort Belize

Edward Johnston with a fine Turneffe permit : Turneffe Island Lodge

WOW Great Deal AT Turneffe Island – June 4 – Dec 16, 2016 – Buy 4  nights and stay for 7. 

One week double occupancy is $2,690.00 per person.  Click here for rates.

Edward Johnston, of Leisure Time Travel,Inc. has visited Turneffe Atoll nine times (last trip April 2013)

and has caught 21 permit on a fly at Turneffe (111 permit total in Caribbean).

Why take chances with your precious time? We’ve been there. There is no substitute for first-hand experience.

Two New Reports:

Read our 2013 Turneffe Island Lodge News Report part one   A Caribbean Paradise

Read our 2013 Turneffe Island Lodge News Report part two   Five dolphin skiffs and 21 permit in one week!

You may be interested in reading a previous post  ”The Tale of Tacu”  Flats Fishing Turneffe Island Belize

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Belize River Lodge:

Belize River Lodge

One of the pangas the Belize River Lodge uses for fishing. Good sturdy boats and they run shallow. Captain Dirk guiding.

Belize River Lodge is again offering a great opportunity and at a discounted rate for those looking to fish the beautiful Flats of Central Belize.

And if your looking for adventure,  The Belize River Lodge Outpost at Long Caye  and the Long Caye Island Resort may be for you. The Resort caters to anglers and people who are just looking to get away from it all in a comfortable and relaxing setting. While called an outpost, Belize River Lodge’s Outpost is more of a destination, offering three double occupancy bedrooms and a shared bath (hot & cold water) for all guests, thereby catering to groups/families of up to 6 people. 

Call for the current rate.

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Turneffe Flats:

Turneffe Flats Lodge Belize

 

Edward Johnston, of Leisure Time Travel,Inc. has visited Turneffe Atoll nine times (last trip April 2013)

and has caught 21 permit on a fly at Turneffe (111 permit total in Caribbean).

Why take chances with your precious time? We’ve been there. There is no substitute for first-hand experience.

You may be interested in reading a previous post  ”The Tale of Tacu”  Flats Fishing Turneffe Island Belize

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Turneffe Isla

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El Pescador Lodge:

Main Building at El Pescador Lodge Belize

 El Pescador Lodge’s  

Snuggled in the crystal clear waters of the western Caribbean at the base of the Yucatan peninsula, just off the coast of Belize is the beautiful island of Ambergris Caye and El Pescador Lodge.

Why El Pescador ?

A premier Belize Fishing Resort
All Inclusive Vacation Packages
Onsite PADI Dive Master and Guide
Choice of standard lodging or private villa
Groups \ Weddings \ Special Events
Ambergris Caye beachfront location
Family owned and operated

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Belcampo Lodge

Belcampo Lodge | Southern Belize Belize Permit

If you’re looking for eco adventure and some of the best Permit fly fishing in the world then you will wish to experience Belcampo Belize. Punta Gorda Belize is a diverse angling destination, but is probably best know for world class permit fishing. There are numerous cays and hundreds of tiny islands which you will find as soon as you enter the Caribbean Sea. Permit are plentiful. The fishing grounds of Punta Ycacos, Wild Cane Cayes, Snake Caye, Punta Negra and Port Honduras are all close by. 

BELCAMPO LODGE SUMMER SPECIAL -­ 20% OFF FISHING PACKAGES

For all trips between May 1st and September 30th, guests will get 20% OFF their entire Fly Fishing Package. Space and Dates available apply.

Call for a Package rate. 

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Costa Rica

Costa Rica Sailfish - Edward Johnston

Edward Johnston with a fine Pacific Sailfish

Crocodile Bay Resort:

Crocodile Bay Resort Costa Rica

Crocodile Bay Resort is the finest Costa Rican fishing and adventure tour destination. Crocodile Bay Lodge’s 44 acres of lush tropical gardens, located on Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula are home to an astounding variety of fishing species anglers enjoy. Crocodile Bay Lodge is a great place for a family as their are numerous tours and other things to do.

Our travel team can help you design the perfect Costa Rica Vacation! Choose from over 25 activities including Sport Fishing, Bird Watching, Kayaking, Rain Forest Canopy Zip Line Tours, Exotic Beaches, Spa treatments and More!!

News – April 2016: Dr. Bruce Pratt Takes 150th Sailfish on Fly at Crocodile Bay. Congratulations Bruce !

News: British Airways Has Started Non-Stop Flights to Costa Rica From London Gatwick!  Come-on over !

Call Edward Johnston at Leisure Time Travel, Inc. at 1-800-771-2202 for updated information.

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Guatemala

Sailfish Bay Lodge

One of many at Sailfish Bay Lodge

Sailfish Bay Lodge:

Sailfish Bay Lodge is Guatemala’s only beachfront fishing lodge. The lodge is located right in the middle of one of the world’s greatest sail fisheries and operates one of the best Big Game fishing programs on the planet. Sailfish Bay Guatemala has a tremendous sail fishery.

Selected as one of Men’s Journal’s “100 Greatest Adventures” in the world, Sailfish Bay is Guatemala Fishing at its finest. 

Call Edward Johnston at Leisure Time Travel for updated information at 800-771-2202.

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New Report of Giant Tarpon Fishing at Homosassa

Tarpon Fishing Homosassa

Giant Tarpon Fishing at Homosassa Florida

Check back often for new Specials and Last Minute Fishing Deals!

Booking with Leisure Time Travel costs no more than dealing directly with the lodge, and we can help save you time, money, and costly mistakes by helping you make the right decisions about your travel interests for maximum enjoyment during your fishing vacation.

Turneffe Island 2012

Edward Johnston with his 18th Turneffe Island permit. Edward has caught 105 permit on a fly as of this date.

Leisure Time Travel: Your best and most knowledgeable choice for fishing the Caribbean

Remember that booking with us costs exactly the same as dealing directly with the lodge (check our rates). The difference is that we expedite the process, save you valuable time, and prevent costly and disappointing mistakes and assist you with specific point of origin information to make sure you get to the right place at the right time. For more reason to book with us click here.  Please call Edward Johnston Leisure Time Travel, Inc. at 1-800-771-2202 for updated information.

Our Business is registered with the state of Florida under the name of Leisure Time Travel, Inc. Florida Seller of Travel Registration #ST16607. This seller of travel registration allows us to legally sell travel arrangements to our customers.  You may check our Business with Florida Department of  Consumer Services. Just type in our Registration number ST16607.

Our customers may like to know that we incorporated our business more than twenty years ago and we have operated Edward Johnston’s – Leisure Time Travel, Inc. from the same location in Crystal River Florida for the past twenty three years.

Leisure Time Travel's Corporate Headquarters

Leisure Time Travel’s Corporate Headquarters

We are not going to knock someone for working out of their home or such, as everyone needs to start somewhere. We would like you to try this little test; Google our address and then select the little yellow icon above the zoom bar and drag it to our location. Take a look at the photo which will be very similar to the photo we have attached. Now, do the same with any other company you are considering using. This only reinforces our permanency and stability as a company.

Meet Janet of Leisure Time Travel, Inc. – When you call Leisure Time Travel, there is a very good chance you will talk with Janet first.

We want you to book your fishing vacation with us. Call and speak with one of our knowledgeable staff members. They will be pleased to help you make a intelligent decision on your next fishing destination to make sure you get to the right place at the right time. ON YOUR DREAM FISH!

Sincerely,

The folks at

Leisure Time Travel Inc.

531 N. Citrus Ave.
Crystal River, Florida 34428
352-795-FISH (3474)
1-800-771-2202

All Photographs by Edward R. Johnston
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