per person, double occupancy
9 days/8 nights
6 days fishing
Fly-In Floating Cabins
The tingle of adventure begins as your plane soars over the magical Amazon rainforest. In the secluded waters below, lurks the world’s most exciting freshwater fish — the explosive peacock bass. You’ll land in a remote location, completely private and exclusive to River Plate. You will have no other operators competing for the waters on which you fish.
In addition to this privacy, the cabin's mobility is key to adapting to river fluctuation, giving you the best chance for optimal fishing conditions. Piloting shallow-draft boats equipped with outboards and trolling motors, your Brazilian guide will lead you to tributaries and lagoons inaccessible to others. It’s common to catch two or three dozen peacocks a day, from 3-pound butterflies to 20-pound monsters. Back at camp, you’ll enjoy incredible meals and fly-in floating cabins with comfortable beds, reading lights, air-conditioning and private bathrooms.
River Plate Anglers
A typical fishing day runs from 6:30 AM. until 6:00 PM. Anglers are paired two to a boat with an experienced Brazilian guide. Usually, you will be fishing from narrow-hulled 18-foot V-hull aluminum skiff with a short-footed 40 h.p. outboard. These boats can cruise over shallow sandbars and flats and get you into places other boats cannot reach. Fly anglers may fish from 14-foot Jon-boats with a casting platform. All boats have 25-HP outboards, trolling motors, swivel seats and coolers to store drinks and lunches. To have the best opportunity at landing a record-class fish, you should concentrate your efforts in secluded lagoons off the main river. The most exciting aspect of peacock bass fishing is its propensity for annihilating large topwater plugs or flies. When topwater activity slows, switch to a jerk bait. Additional information can be found on the peacock bass fishing website www.peacock-bass.com.
9 days/8 nights
6 days fishing
(2013-2014 SEASON RATES)
ALL EXCLUSIVE RIVERS
9 days/8 nights/6 days fishing
12-angler camp - $4650 per person
8-angler camp - $5650 per person
7 days/6 nights/4 fishing
12 angler camp - $3750 per person
(double occupancy) plus roundtrip airfare to Manaus
**Marie or Itapara/Tapera River Fishing Option
9 days/8 nights/6 days fishing
8-angler camp - $6450 per person
$2000 per person. May be paid with check, credit card, certified check or money order. Final payments are typically due 60 days prior to departure.
Our in-house travel agency can help you make your flight arrangements. Note: airfares are subject to change and confirmed only at time of booking. Airline ticketing, refund, change and baggage restrictions may apply.
- Airport transfers in Manaus
- Round-trip flights or express boat
- Camp accommodations
- Meals & beverages at camp
- Guided fishing for peacock bass (two anglers per boat)
- Beer & soft drinks while fishing
Visa fees, international airfare and airport departure taxes, fishing tackle, tips, gifts or items of a personal nature.
Southern Amazon: August-November.
Northern Amazon: December-April.
The Brazilian Amazon actually offers two distinct fishing seasons, coinciding with the dry season north and south of the equator. On the Rio Negro north of Manaus, prime time is between December and April. From July through November, we head south to the Rio Madeira and other tributaries. River levels in this watershed can change quickly and affect fishing conditions, regardless of the season or historical patterns. Navigation of boats may also be affected. While we make every attempt to monitor such conditions, anglers assume the risk of these natural forces beyond our control.
Please call us to confirm space availability or to request specific dates
You'll depart from Miami on your international flight to Manaus, Brazil. On arrival, you be transferred to the Hotel Caesar Business or similar. The next morning you will transfer to the regional airport and be transported by plane and/or express boat to camp.
8 anglers per week or 12 anglers per week, depending on your chosen camp size.
Two anglers share roomy safari-style fly-in floating cabins. These units are actually constructed on small floating cabins, which can be easily towed to new fishing areas, and securely beached in scenic jungle settings. Each fly-in floating cabin offers two comfortable beds, air-conditioning unit, fluorescent overhead lighting, chairs and tables. Each unit has its own bathroom facility, with sink, toilet and solar shower. Each camp typically accommodates 8 or 12 anglers. There is no need to overpack, as laundry service is available.
Breakfasts are hearty. You'll typically take a one hour midday break to enjoy a lunch that you prepare early that morning from a variety of deli meats. Dinner is served at the camp around 7:00 PM and features a tasty array of chicken, steak or fish.
SAMPLE OUTLINE ITINERARY
(Subject to revision. Detailed itineraries are prepared on confirmation of reservation)
Day 1: Depart Miami in early morning (Tam) or late afternoon (American Airlines). Arrive into Manaus. Transfer to Hotel Caesar Business. Overnight.
Day 2: Fly to fishing area. Orientation. 1/2 day fishing. Overnight at camp.
Days 3-8: Full fishing days. Overnight at camp.
Day 9: Return to Manaus by flight and connect with your departure flight to Miami.
A valid passport with at least six months validity is required for U.S. citizens, as well as a valid Brazilian tourist visa. Passengers assume all responsibility for obtaining valid passports and visas. Visa application forms may be available through FishQuest! or the country's consulate.
Malaria tablets recommended. Be sure to bring sunscreen and insect repellent. Drink plenty of bottled water to keep yourself hydrated. Note: health precautions are offered here as an informational service only. See your doctor or health clinic.
The official language in Brazil is Portuguese. The camp host speaks English. Some of the guides have a very basic working knowledge of English with respect to fishing. Many Spanish words are similar enough to Portuguese that rudimentary communication in Spanish may be possible. Learning a few key words in the host country's language may prove beneficial and your efforts to communicate will be appreciated.
Daytime temperatures typically range from 80-100 degrees during the day, but typically cool down to the 70s in the evening. Heavy tropical downpours can occur even during the "dry season" so be sure to pack a rainsuit. Humidity in the tropics can play havoc with cameras or other electronic devices.
We recommend you purchase trip cancellation insurance to cover any losses should you have to cancel to due to unforeseen illness or other emergency. Certain restrictions do apply. Premium rates are typically about $65 per $1,000 of coverage, and usually include some benefits for lost baggage, trip interruption, and emergency evacuation. Forms for Travel Assure may be obtained by calling our office.
Our recommended packing list and other briefing materials will be furnished on receipt of your trip deposit and reservation form.
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