BLUE HORIZON LODGE, BELIZE
The fishing program at Blue Horizon Lodge is unique in that it has been designed around the seasoned angler who is serious about catching a permit on the fly. Through years of trial and error,the Westby’s have developed and mastered permit-fishing techniques that consistently produce. This fact coupled with the lodges geographical location make it one of the best destinations available to get honest shots at permit on the fly.The lodge uses 4 panga-type skiffs, complete with casting platforms,each with plenty of horsepower to scoot anglers between fishing grounds. The majority of fishing is done wading solid bottom flats.Typically one angler will be wading out front with the guide while the other pulls the boat a safe distance behind. When a fish is hooked,everyone gets back in the boat to chase the fish as it exits the narrow flat in search of deeper water. Other species available at the lodge are bonefish, barracuda, jacks, snapper, and tarpon.
Blue Horizon Lodge Accommodation:
Blue Horizon Lodge is a small rustic operation taking only eight anglers per week. The lodge is located in the heart of permit country on the Northeast Caye, which is one of the islands in the Pelican Range, 18 miles Southeast of the small sleepy village of Dangriga. The lodge/camp at present features four private Cabanas, each with its own shower and bathroom. A generator supplies electricity. The food is a combination of traditional Belizean and fresh seafood. Fresh vegetables and fruit are incorporated in the meals, as Dangriga is in the heart of Belize’s agricultural region. Plenty of cold Belikin beer is always available as well as soft drinks and fruit juice.
Blue Horizon Lodge Travel:
To reach Blue Horizon Lodge all anglers must fly into Belize City. Belize City is easily reached by flights from Houston, Miami,and Dallas. Upon arrival to Belize City, you will clear immigrations and customs and then be met by the lodge’s logistic coordinator.
The coordinator assists all travelers in catching the twenty-minute Tropic Air flight to Dangriga (also known as StannCreek). Once in Dangriga there is a fifty-minute boat ride east to the Lodge.
Blue Horizon Lodge Climate:
Temperatures typically range from the low 70’s to the mid 90’s. Isolated afternoon thundershowers are a possibility year round. Wind can be factor while fishing and the sun is very strong.
Blue Horizon Lodge Sample Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrive Belize City and clear customs. Meet Blue Horizon Lodge representative and take 20 minute flight on Tropic Air to Dangriga.Take boat from Dangriga to lodge. Arrive at the lodge, get settled and ready tackle for the next day.
Day 2-7: Six days of Guided fishing at Blue Horizon Lodge.
Day 8: Boat transfer back to Dangriga to catch Tropic Air Flight to Belize City. Transfer to flight home or other destinations.
Blue Horizon Lodge Documentation:
A valid passport is mandatory.
Accommodations, meals, meet and greet at Belize International airport,meet and greet in Dangriga, transfers to and from Blue Horizon, guiding.
Transportation to and from Dangriga (about $105 US), gratuities, flies, beer, alcohol, sodas, departure tax.