Quick Facts and Pricing
- Contact us for current pricing and availability. Prices vary based on season, number of anglers, number of days fishing, and size of boat desired.
- Sailfish, Marlin, Tuna, Dorado, Rooster
- Clothing and Equipment Checklist
- Cancellation Policy
Great Sailfish Company , Guatemala
Guatemala is recognised as the home of the most prolific fishery for Sailfish in the world. Our boats regularly have over 50 shots per day in peak season, and you can anticipate 15-25 shots on a “regular” day. Nothing is ever guaranteed in fishing – but this is about as close as you can get if you dream about casting to lit-up Sailfish within 20ft of the stern, multiple hook-ups and constant action.
The coastline and ecosystem support vast quantities of bait year round and warm eddies hold large pods of sailfish between 2 and 50 miles from port. Guatemala holds many official (and unofficial !) records for Pacific Sailfish including most in a day on the fly (57), most on conventional in a day and most in a season…………..so there is clearly no shortage of action!
There is also good action for Dorado and Tuna if you want to bring something home for the table in the evening. You may also have the opportunity to hook up to Blue Marlin in considerable numbers during the season. Inshore you may find Roosterfish, Wahoo, Cubera Snapper/Pargo and Amberjacks to bust your arm!
Prime season runs from October until June – although the fish are resident all year round, and releases of 40 or more fish have been recorded in every month – but this is the dry season, when the wind is calm and the air is warm, so preferred for its comfortable fishing conditions.
Fishing occurs anywhere from 2-50 miles out from the breakwater, although it is more usual to find the fish in what is termed the “pocket” – a deepwater canyon that is 25 miles wide and with dropoffs from 1000 ft to 5000 ft. It is here that strong currents from east to west turn back from the coast of El Salvador, and form a giant natural occurring eddy system that holds vast quantities of bait and attracts pelagic fish in huge numbers.
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, our inshore fishing offers shots at roosterfish and jack crevalle.
Fishing pressure? What fishing pressure? The sport fishing fleet here is small and it’s a rarity to see another boat while fishing offshore. You usually have Guatemala’s calm ocean to yourself…
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. While we call the prime season November thru May, 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!
“We have an amazing fishery. We protect it by practicing catch and release and using exclusively circle hooks.”
We have been providing economical all inclusive sportfishing trips in Guatemala for many years. Whether you prefer the luxury and privacy of a Villa staffed with personal chef, maid and waitress, the larger resort atmosphere of the Villas Del Pacifico – or the smaller complex of Costa Verde, we will be happy to work with you to ensure that you enjoy the fishing trip of a lifetime.
Our fleet of Bertram Sportfishers range from 28ft to 38ft and are fully equipped with quality conventional and flyfishing equipment.
Our packages are all-inclusive; we will take care of you from the time that you land in Guatemala until we return you either to your hotel the evening prior to departure, or to the airport on the day of departure. The Great Sailfishing Company offers accommodation alternatives to suit all of our clients needs.
We offer private 3&4 bedroom villas sleeping up to 8 clients. They are staffed with a personal chef, maid and waitress, so that there is maximum flexibility for menus and individual preferences.
Breakfast is served prior to leaving for the dock each morning, and on return you will find freshly made Hors D’oeuvres and cold drinks. Dinner may be Dorado caught on the trip that day – or whatever your party has chosen for the evening…but all served as you like and when you want it. All national drinks are also included.
Clothing and equipment checklist — Tropical
We highly recommend an emergency evacuation membership for this trip. It costs well over $100,000 to be air lifted to a safe US hospital from many parts of the world. These services will not be covered by general travel insurance or medical insurance. We use GLOBAL RESCUE.
|Please contact us for current pricing. Prices vary based on season, number of anglers, number of days fishing and size of boat desired.|
|Included: Reception in Guatemala City and round trip ground transfers between Guatemala City and Great Sailfish Company, accommodations; meals and open bar (local and international beers & spirits) at the Lodge, private charter fishing including captain and crew, use of conventional tackle and lures, last night accommodations at the Hotel Real Inter-Continental in Guatemala City,|