A Fishing Resort
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.
Guatemala has gained an international reputation as having one of the highest concentrations of billfish, in particular Pacific Sailfish year-round.
The Accommodations: Sailfish Bay is a deluxe beachfront lodge overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The lodge can accommodate 16-18 anglers in their 2 two story bungalows. There are 8 beachfront, air-conditioned bedrooms with private baths. There is an outdoor bar, swimming pool, and a Jacuzzi overlooking the ocean.
Dining: Sailfish Bay has its own restaurant overlooking the bayside of the property. You will enjoy a breakfast consisting of fresh fruit, cereal, pancakes and eggs, cooked to order, fresh roasted Guatemalan coffee and freshly squeezed orange and pineapple juice. For dinner, your chef will prepare fresh fish on the grill, jumbo shrimp, lobster and delicious seafood soups. The open bar features several local beers, national liquors and a variety of Chilean wines.
The Fishing: The coast in this area of Guatemala forms a giant bay. Strong currents coming west to east from the Mexican coast turn back after hitting the coast of El Salvador and create an enormous, natural occurring eddy, rich in bait and pelagic fish where billfish and many other sport fishing species are found in great numbers. Your trip will provide memories for a lifetime.
In addition to the always abundant sailfish population, you may also have the opportunity to hook dorado, tuna, blue and black marlin. At certain times, the inshore fishing offers shots at roosterfish and jack crevalle.
Scientists who have studied the large numbers of sailfish off the coast of Guatemala have concluded this might be the largest breeding ground for Pacific Sailfish in the world. Prime season is November thru May, however, Sailfish are caught year round in Guatemala. Since the lodge has been in business, not one of their clients has failed to release a sailfish! This is an amazing fishery and Sailfish Bay Lodge protects it by practicing catch and release.
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531 N. Citrus Ave.
Crystal River, Florida 34428
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