Belize River Lodge

Caribbean Tarpon and Bonefishing

Great Flats Fishing - Fly or Spin Fishing

Belize River Lodge is only three miles from the mouth of the Belize River and the Caribbean Sea and only 10-minutes from the international airport. The Lodge is open year-round for bonefishing and world-class flats fishing.


Belize River Lodge Fishing

Belize River Fishing

Sight casting the flats is Belize River Lodge's specialty with variety--bonefish, tarpon, permit, and great snook fishing on the rivers. Reef dwellers include jacks and barracuda. Three out of four anglers pursue the Super Grand Slam. Ninety percent of their fishing is on the flats. During a typical 6-day package, you'll fish the saltwater flats, cayes, reef, mangrove channels, Belize River, Sibun River, Manatee River, Black Creek, and several other creeks and lagoons. Great flats fishing is a short easy run from the Lodge. Bonefishing is year-round. Belize’s bonefish tend to be smaller than in other countries; however, they are very plentiful. Bonefish within this ecosystem vary from 2 to 8-pounds, with a majority of 3-pounders.
Typical Saltwater Fishing Day:
At 6:00 a.m.,  You'll enjoy coffee on the veranda. This is a great time to get out your binoculars to see the many wild, tropical birds.
At 7:00 a.m.,  You'll have breakfast.
At 7:30 a.m.,  Grab your gear and head to the dock. The guides are on the skiffs. Depending on the weather, you and your guide will discuss where to fish, what to target, and what to use. From the Lodge, the travel time to fishing ranges from 20 to 40 minutes.
Mid-day:  Your guide will find a shady spot for lunch. You'll enjoy a delicious boxed lunch of sandwiches, fruit, chips, and a dessert. Plus soft drinks, beer, or water. This is a good time to take a power nap. Anglers return to fishing. Many species of birds and other wildlife such as manatees, howler monkeys, iguanas, turtles, and crocodiles may be seen while fishing from the Lodge.
5:00 - 5:30 p.m.   The skiffs head back to the Lodge. After a shower, guests enjoy drinks, appetizers, and fishing stories on the verandah.
7:00 p.m.  Delicious family-style dinner. Then relax on the screened-in porch, or tie flies.

Belize River Guides and Boats

Belize River

Season:  The Lodge is open year-round.
Methods: 
Spin casting or fly fishing.
Guides:  
English-speaking local guides are licensed, very experienced, helpful, and friendly.
Boats:
 23’ fiberglass panga skiffs outfitted with Honda four-stroke 50-HP motors, a leaning/casting post, chairs, and a guide platform. Two anglers per boat and guide.
Rotation:  One angler fishes at a time – the rotation is set by fish caught, number of casts, or simply by the clock. The guides will help ensure each angler has equal time to fish throughout the day. Permit, bonefish, and tarpon are always released. Barracuda, grouper, and one snook can be kept for the table with restrictions on size.
The flats are a short, easy run from the Lodge - only about three miles up the river. The river mouth is about 10 minutes away by boat, and the nearest bonefishing flat is about 20 minutes from the Lodge. About 90 percent of their fishing is on the flats.
Fishing Equipment:  No equipment or tackle is included in the package. A comprehensive gear and tackle list is included in our confirmation packet.
Fishing License is not included, $25.00 USD, and can be purchased at the Lodge.
Belize River Brad Staples with his largest fly-caught tarpon and Jose the guide.
Over the years, we've hosted many groups here. Larry Schoenborn used to host annual groups at Belize River Lodge.

Belize River Lodge

Belize River Lounge Area

Belize River Lodge sits on 47 acres; ten acres are beautifully manicured. The well-kept and comfortable mahogany lodge sits on the lush, green banks of the Olde Belize River. The Lodge's screened-in porch overlooks the river (pictured above). The Lodge is a nature lover's paradise with tropical birds, iguanas, and lizards in the trees and crocodiles in the river. Eco-tours to the Maya Temples, Barrier Reef, and the mangrove cathedrals are easily accessible from the Lodge.
The Lodge accommodates up to 16 people in eight air-conditioned rooms. Each room has two twin-size beds, ceiling fans, a private bathroom with shower, and screened verandas overlooking the river.
Communications:  Free Wi-Fi is available at the Lodge. There is no public computer, so you'll need to bring your own device to access the internet. Some cell phones work at the Lodge; please check with your service plan.
Meals:  The cooks prepare an excellent combination of the best Belizean, Creole, and American cuisine using the freshest and finest ingredients—even coconuts from the trees in the front yard. They can accommodate special dietary needs.
Alcoholic Beverages: are not included in the package but are available for purchase at the Lodge.

Belize River Lodge YouTube Video

Belize River Fishing

Getting to the Lodge:

You’ll fly to the Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport, located just north of Belize City. You’ll be greeted by a lodge representative who will drive you to the Lodge, a 10-minute drive.


2021 USD Rates

Two anglers per skiff and room:
4-nights and 3-days guided fishing
$2,525.00 per person
5-nights and 4-days guided fishing
$3,250.00 per person
6-nights and 5-days guided fishing
$3,898.00 per person
7-nights and 6-days guided fishing
$4,575.00 per person

2021 USD Rates

Single Angler Rates:

One angler per room and boat:
4-nights and 3-days guided fishing
$3,650.00 per person
5-nights and 4-days guided fishing
$4,550.00 per person
6-nights and 5-days guided fishing
$5,445.00 per person
7-nights and 6-days guided fishing
$6,325.00 per person
Holiday Surcharge:  Add 15% to the package chosen when the trip begins or ends on or during the following dates:  January 1, 2021, to January 3, 2021
Special rates for children 12-years and younger = 50% of the package price.

Fishing Packages Include:  (Fishing from the Main Lodge) Roundtrip airport transfers in Belize, accommodations, air conditioning in BRL rooms, daily housekeeping, all meals (including a box lunch, soda, and drinking water), guided fishing, use of skiff and fuel, Belize Taxes of 9%, Hotel Tax, and 12.5% GST tax.

Packages Do Not Include:  Airfare to and from Belize, fishing equipment and tackle, Belize Fishing License ($25.00 per week/per angler), alcoholic beverages, tips to guides and staff, and Belize Departure Tax ($55.50 per person – included in your ticket or paid at the airport), Global Rescue, IMG Signature Travel Insurance, and anything not mentioned under inclusions.

2021 Non-Angler Rates

4-nights and 3-days lodging
$1,150.00 per person
5-nights and 4-days lodging
$1,425.00 per person
6-nights and 5-days lodging
$1,698.00 per person
7-nights and 6-days lodging
$1,980.00 per person
Non-Angler package Includes:  Roundtrip airport transfers in Belize, double-occupancy accommodations at BRL, air conditioning in rooms, daily housekeeping, all meals (including a box lunch, soda, and drinking water), going in the boat with a fishing guest or R&Ring around the Lodge, Belize Taxes of 9%, Hotel Tax, and 12.5% GST tax.

All Non-Angler Packages Do Not Include: Airfare to and from Belize, fishing equipment and tackle, eco-tours, alcoholic beverages, tips to guides and staff, Belize Departure Tax ($55.50 per person – included in your ticket or paid at the airport), Global Rescue, IMG Signature Travel Insurance, and anything not mentioned under inclusions.

2021 Non-Angler Eco-Adventure Tour Package:

7-nights and 6-days lodging and eco-tours
$3,750.00 per person

Non-Angler Eco-Adventure Tour Package Includes:  Roundtrip airport transfers in Belize, double-occupancy accommodations at BRL, air conditioning in rooms, daily housekeeping, all meals (including a box lunch, soda, and drinking water), guided eco-tours (Request an Information Packet for details), transportation to and from tour sites, entrance fees, Belize Taxes of 9%, Hotel Tax, and 12.5% GST tax.

Eco-Adventure and Birding Tour Package Includes:  Roundtrip airport transfers in Belize, accommodations at BRL, air conditioning in BRL rooms, all meals (including a box lunch, soda, and drinking water), daily housekeeping, guided eco-tours (see pages 8-12 for details), entrance fees, transportation to and from tour sites, Belize Taxes of 9%, Hotel Tax, and 12.5% GST tax.
Double-Occupancy
4-nights and 3-days lodging and eco-tours
$1,975.00 per person
5-nights and 4-days lodging and eco-tours
$2,498.00 per person
6-nights and 5-days lodging and eco-tours
$3,198.00 per person
7-nights and 6-days lodging and eco-tours
$3,750.00 per person
Single-Occupancy
4-nights and 3-days lodging and eco-tours
$2,798.00 per person
5-nights and 4-days lodging and eco-tours
$3,575.00 per person
6-nights and 5-days lodging and eco-tours
$4,550.00 per person
7-nights and 6-days lodging and eco-tours
$5,350.00 per person

Holiday Surcharge:  Add 15% to the package chosen when the trip begins or ends on or during the following dates:  January 1, 2021, to January 3, 2021.
Special rates for children 12-years and younger = 50% of the package price.

During the COVID19 pandemic, Belize River Lodge has more relaxed booking policies than normal.

COVID-19 Deposit Policy:

To confirm your reservation, a deposit of 30% is required at the time of booking, with full payment to be received within 30 days prior to arrival.

COVID-19 Cancellation Policy:

If, at any point up to the day of arrival, you need to cancel your trip due to COVID19 related circumstances, personal or in Belize, you will receive a full credit to be used towards any future visit. Anything non-Covid-19, regular cancellation policy applies.
Click here for more information on BRL’s COVID19 program.

Request a BELIZE RIVER LODGE Information packet  

Belize River Lodge photos


Brad with Gary's Fly-Caught Tarpon.

Brad Staples holding Gary's tarpon

Excellent Baby Tarpon Fishing

Angler with Baby Tarpon

One Snook can be kept for the Table.

Sheila and Guide with Snook

Variety of Fishing Species

Guide with Permit

Charlie with Bonefish

Man wearing Straw Hat holding Bonefish

Year-Round bonefishing

Brad Staples holding bonefish

Guy Schoenborn in Jungle Waterways

Guy seated on bow of boat heading through Jungle Waterways

Brad Staples with Tarpon

Brad Staples with Tarpon

Guides Pole Boats Photo: Mike Caranci.

Guide Poling the boat in beautiful blue water

Belize River Lodge

Green Single-Level Lodge Building with Flora

Eight Air-Conditioned Bedrooms

Twin Beds and Tropical Curtains

Hammocks in Screened-In Porch

Bright-colored Hammocks in Screened-In Porch

Fishing Travel Experts


Guy Schoenborn

1-800-205-3474 ext. 1

MT Office:  406-322-5709

Email:  guy@fishingwithlarry.com

Brad Staples

1-800-205-3474 ext. 3

Cell (503) 250-0558

Email:  brad@fishingwithlarry.com