per person, double occupancy
6 days/5 nights
4 days fishing
Argentina's Famous Golden Fish
The dorado or the golden fish is, without a doubt, one of Argentina's most renown native fish. Its sporting qualities have reached far beyond our borders making it a catch of international value. Anglers from all over the world hold close the image of the acrobatic dorado jumping from the water like a gold bar reflecting the sun. Its original yellow-orange color is drawn from an aggressiveness that few fish can measure up to.
River Plate Dorado
Fishing is done from 20 foot shallow drafting bass boats on the Uruguay side of the Salto Grande Dam. The target species dorados have large heads, with powerful jaws that are filled with sharp teeth. They average about 3 feet (0.91 m) long, and are golden colored. The average size of the golden dorado is about 6-25 pounds, but the largest recorded size is 68 pounds. The aggressive nature of the dorado, its high jumps, and great fighting strength and stamina have created a great competitive market among anglers from all corners of the world, traversing South American waters in hopes of hooking a dorado.
6 days/5 nights
4 days fishing
(2012-2013 SEASON RATES)
8 days/7 nights/4 days fishing
Mid Season: April 01-30 and October 01-31
$4480 per person
High Season: November 01- February 28
$5180 per per person
Low Season: May 01 - September 30
$3800 per person
(Single occupancy), plus international airfare.
*With groups of six-eight anglers, one spot is given free and the discount can be shared amoung anglers.
Buenos Aires day room/transfers before/after fishing (if required)
$240 per person (double occupancy) based on four anglers
$350 per person (double occupancy) based on two anglers
EXTRA DAY RATE
Bonus dove shooting days (call FishQuest! for details)
You only pay for your airport gun entrance, shells $13 (20, 12, and 28 gauge), gun rental $50/gun/day, hunting license $100/hunter.
During the winter shooting season (April-September) person may substitute the dove shoot in the morning for ducks (4 boxes), perdiz (10 birds), or pigeons (if available) for $445/morning.
$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.
- All ground transfers
- Hotel Resort accommodations
- Guided fishing (two anglers per boat)
- Fishing licenses
- All meals, including wine, beer, and hard liquor
- Daily laundry service
- First class Loomis rods with Shimano reels for spinning and bait casting tackle
International airfare, food and beverages in Buenos Aires and private city tours, special transfers and hotel reservations when not arriving or departing with the party, tips, lures are available for sale, shells.
Prime season is from December through May. Dorado and other subtropical species are active and aggressive when the water is warm during the Argentine spring (September - November), summer (December - March) and early fall (April - May).
Please call us to confirm space availability or to request specific dates.
Fly into Buenos Aires, Argentina. Upon arrival you will be met by a member of our staff, who will tour you in Buenos Aires and transfer you to the domestic airport to connect with LAER's flight departing to Concordia/Salto. Upon arrival you will be transferred over the bridge into Uruguay and onto your hotel.
Check in at the Horacio Quiroga Thermal Spa Resort next to the Salto Grande Dam. Guests will have all private bedrooms, restrooms, sitting room, open bar, and dining facilities.
National chef-style cuisine. Itinerary will include at least one or two traditional “ asados” (barbecue). Also included are fine wines, beer, and a complete open bar.
SAMPLE OUTLINE ITINERARY
(Subject to revision. Detailed itineraries are prepared on confirmation of reservation)
Day 1: Depart USA.
Day 2: Arrive in Buenos Aires, Argentina in morning. A staff member will tour you until flight at 7:00 PM to Concordia/Salto.
Days 3-6: Full fishing days. Return to Resort in afternoons.
Day 7: After breakfast, depart Concordia/Salto back to Buenos Aires for a city tour and then fly back to USA.
Day 8. Arrive in USA.
A valid passport required for U.S. citizens. Tourist cards are provided on your international flight to Argentina. Passengers assume all responsibility for obtaining valid passports.
Sunscreen and insect repellent are recommended. Note: health precautions are offered here as an informational service only. See your doctor or health clinic.
Spanish. Lodge host and some guides speak English.
Daytime temperatures typically range from 60 to 90 degrees, depending on the season. Spring (September - November), Summer (December - March) and early Fall (April - May).
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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