April 29 to May 6 2016
If you’re wondering where on San Pedro Island we will be staying I finally have some answers! Considering that some of you are “bed fellows” (Joe/Bob) there should be plenty of room. Fortunately nobody needs to worry about roughing it. We will enjoy a two story beachfront home with an optional casitas and an infinity pool. Pictures and details can be found on the VRBO website.
Comfort and budget was key to choosing this property. The cost should amount to approximately $100 per day per person depending on how many commit to joining us in paradise.
There will be plenty of activities that include:
- Pier, fly, and boat fishing – Bonefish, Tarpon, Permit, etc. (Guided and unguided)
- Scuba diving and Snorkeling (Hol Chan Marine Reserve, Blue Hole, Barrier Reef, etc.)
- Jet Skiing, Kayaking
- Cave Tubing, ATV excursion
- Mayan Ruins Excursion
- Exploring the island via golf carts
- Cliff Diving
- Kite Surfing
I’ll post the options and discounted group rates that I’ve negotiated very soon. Also the US to BZ currency exchange is presently 2 to 1 and everyone speaks english.
As TGT 2016 Belize is rapidly approaching the following information will provide some updates to budget and plan for.
Private Beach-front lodging
$600 per person. Feel free to send a check or use Paypal. If you want to send a check and need an address just send me a text or email and I’ll provide it.
From Belize International (MZBZ) airport to San Pedro Island there are some options:
- Tropic Air $79.25 One Way (15 minute flight)
- Maya Island Air $72.75 One Way (25 Minute flight)
- Belize Water Taxi – $38.50 Round trip – This will take much longer
I have used and prefer using Tropic Air. On May 6, I recommend booking a flight from San Pedro at least two hours prior to your departure from MZBZ.
Getting around on San Pedro Island is done almost exclusively with golf carts. 2 Golf Carts can be reserved for approximately $76 per person during our entire stay.
We will have a full kitchen that we can use and stock. On our first night I plan to have a private chef cook so we can get settled, relax and prepare for the traditional TGT opening ceremony. As soon as we arrive on the island we will pick up a few groceries and “beverages.”
Considering that our first day will include traveling and a long night I won’t plan anything early.
What to bring
While I’m stating the obvious we are staying near the water and we will be in or near it daily so bring swim gear and water shoes. This time of year you can expect a rain storm to blow through so be prepared with a poncho or at least a bar of soap to clean your stink.
If you have a fly rod bring it!
Sun Screen and sunglasses
Anti Nausea and other Meds
If you have dive gear, i.e. mask, snorkel, fins bring it!
Currency: Bring a credit card and some cash
The following includes group and optional excursions.
- Fri – 4/29 Arrive on San Pedro Island
On arrival we will pick up two golf carts that we will use to race and hopefully avoid using insurance to pay for damages or possible injuries. A guide will escort us to our rental property. Dinner will be prepared at the house for us by a chef at a cost of $15 per person plus the amount for groceries.
- Sat – 4/30 Meet at our dock at 07:00
After learning over the last few years what a day looked and felt like following a TGT ceremony I thought we should all adjust to the island lifestyle and time change the first day by relaxing, exploring, and hanging out to get caught up. Then I changed my mind and determined that we needed a serious fishing competition instead.
We will be professionally guided in 3 boats with two anglers per boat fly fishing for Bone, Permit, and Tarpon. For additional information go to Belize Fly!
The cost is $225 US per person plus the cost of your fishing license. You can get a license online for a day or a week. Remember the cost for the license is in $BZ. All the gear, flies, and tackle is provided. You can also bring your own if you prefer.
- Sun – 05/01 Meet at our dock at 05:45 am
We will boat to San Pedro Town for breakfast. At 07:00am we will fly to Belize City where our “tuff-e-nuff” tour guide will meet us. On our private air conditioned van you a cooler will be provided with water, soda and beers and snacks.
- Mon – 05/02 Meet at our Dock 08:30
We will head out to do some reef fishing and spear fishing and then take our fresh catch to a beach area to prepare a beach bbq for lunch, along with flour tortilla, veggies, and potatoes.
- Tues – 05/03 Sunset sail starts at 04:30
- 05/04 – 05/05