Agua Boa Amazon Lodge
Agua Boa Amazon is a fly-fishing-only lodge. The large number of peacock bass make this trip mind-boggling. The Lodge is situated on a high bank, overlooking the Agua Boa River, which is one of the 1,000 plus tributaries feeding the mighty Amazon River. The Lodge is only accessible by plane and is 200 miles northwest of Manaus, Brazil.
Fly Fishing Agua Boa River
From its source to the Rio Branco, the Agua Boa is approximately 150 miles long. Many
lagoons and oxbow lakes, varying in size from two to 25 acres, are located along the Agua Boa.
When the water is slightly higher, the lodge's guides will pole the boat through the shallow creeks that lead off of the main river into the connecting lakes. When the waters are lower, a walk of no more than a quarter of a mile may be required to reach the fishing. Due to the unusual clarity of the many lakes and lagoons, this is the best fly fishing trip for peacock bass. Land 20 to 100+ peacock bass per day - some will be huge. The giant reserve area boasts birds, wildlife, very few people, no mosquitoes. Guided two anglers per boat. Very experienced guides who paddle and pole boats. Additional boats are kept on 12 or more lakes, a short hike away.
The fleet of 20-foot aluminum skiffs with poling platforms and new fishing support rails are ideally suited for fishing the Agua Boa River, its tributaries, and lagoons. All boats have the option of using a conventional two-stroke Mercury motor, or a four-stroke Yamaha jet motor. The jet motors prove invaluable for those low water sightcasting opportunities. Each of the boats has a GPS SPOT device in case of an emergency the guides can have contact with the lodge. Two anglers per boat and guide.
If you desire to tie your own flies, ask Guy Schoenborn to send you fly samples.
About Agua Boa Amazon Lodge
Agua Boa Amazon Lodge is open annually from October 15 through April 1.
The Lodge is remote. It’s over 50-miles to the nearest habitation. There are six individual bungalows. Each bungalow has two double beds, private bathrooms with showers, plenty of storage, and a refrigerator with cold drinks. Electric supply is standard U.S. sockets and 110 voltage.
The bungalows are normally shared by two guests, but if required, single occupancy can be booked for an additional cost. There is also free Wi-Fi access in the bungalows and the lodge. The Lodge has a 65-foot swimming pool,dining room, lounge-recreation area, and satellite TV. The Lodge hosts 12-anglers per week. This trip sells out before any other, so we recommend booking early.
The Lodge is handicap accessible and can accommodate most anyone.
The CDC is now recommending (2018) a
Yellow Fever Vaccination for most of Brazil,
including ALL Peacock Bass Fishing Areas.
Click here for CDC link.
2018 and 2019 Agua Boa Hosted Weeks:
7-nights and 6 ½-days guided fishing
2018 Hosted Fishing Weeks: $5,150.00
• Oct. 26 - Nov. 3: Alfredo De La Torre hosts
• November 2-10: Unhosted - SOLD-OUT
• November 9-17: John Holpuch hosts
• November 30 - Dec. 8: Mike Sadar hosts
• December 7-15: Host to be determined
2018 Hosted Holiday Weeks: $4,300.00
• November 16-24: Eric Schoenborn hosts
• Nov. 23 - Dec. 1: Eric Schoenborn hosts
Christmas Week: $4,300.00
• December 21-29: Unhosted
2019 Hosted Fishing Weeks: $5,150.00
7-nights and 6 ½-days guided fishing $5,150.00
November 1-9, 2019: Archie Adams hosts
November 8-16, 2019: John Holpuch hosts
November 15-23, 2019: Guy Schoenborn hosts
2019 Hosted Holiday Weeks $4,300.00
November 22-30, 2019: Guy Schoenborn hosts
Nov. 29 - Dec. 7, 2019: Host to be determined
Christmas Week Special:
December 20-28, 2019: Unhosted week
Rates are per person, double occupancy, unless listed otherwise.
Click here for our Agua Boa Hosted Trips page.
Prices listed are per person, based on double occupancy - unless listed otherwise.
Upon arrival in Manaus, Brazil, a hotel night is required and is not included in the package. Saturday morning, you’ll be met at your hotel at 5:00 a.m. by a lodge representative and transferred to the airport for your charter flight. The charter departs at 6:00 a.m. and is a 90-minute flight to the lodge. At Agua Boa Amazon Lodge's landing strip, you'll be greeted by the Lodge staff. The following Saturday, your return flight to Manaus will leave the Lodge at 9:00 a.m.
7-nights and 6 ½-days guided fishing:
January - March:
October - December:
50% of the angler rate.
Airport reception, three ground transfers, roundtrip flight from Manaus to the Lodge, lodging, all meals at the Lodge, soft drinks, beer, wine, daily laundry service, guided fishing, fishing license, (flies are provided on our hosted trips) and fly patterns (if you tie), and upon request, Larry’s 64-page eBook Fly fishing for Peacock Bass.
Packages do not include:
International airfare, Brazilian visa, satellite telephone calls, liquor, airport taxes, overnight hotel and meals in Manaus, mandatory trip evacuation and medical insurance, fishing tackle, and anything not mentioned under inclusions.
The government of Brazil introduced changes to the visa application process in May of 2016. The new application has additional questions, and travelers are required to submit a digital photo. Complete information is provided in our information packet.