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These 5 luxury fishing lodges are the best in the world

Many anglers would agree that the best way to explore the world is by combining it with the quest for a trophy fish. Even better if it’s combined with a stay at a luxury lodge, to enjoy ultimate relaxation after a long day on the water. Below we list 5 of the world’s top luxury fishing lodges:

Costa Rica: Crocodile Bay

Fishing species:

Sailfish, striped, blue and black marlin, dorado, tuna, wahoo, roosterfish, cubera snapper, Jack Crevalle, bluefin trevally, sierra mackerel, tripletail, and grouper.

Boats and Equipment:

Crocodile Bay’s fleet of 40 boats, easily accessed from the resort’s 850-foot private pier, includes 24-foot center consoles, 27-foot offshore center consoles, 32-foot, and 33-foot tower boats, plus the 35-foot owner’s tower boat. There is a tackle shop that is fully stocked with all the necessary gear and equipment.

Accommodation:

All rooms at Crocodile Bay feature A/C, purified water dispensers, fishing gear racks, an observation deck, and queen-sized beds. Some rooms include optional jacuzzi tubs and a second room. There are also a number of private villas perfect for family and group vacations.

Minimum Stay:

3 nights or any number of fishing days.

Food and Drink:

Breakfast, à la carte lunch, and an all-you-can-eat nightly dinner buffet.

Non-Angling Activities and Options:

Tours include kayaking, rainforest canopy tours, snorkeling, visits to animal sanctuaries, botanical gardens, surfing, birdwatching, horseback riding, gulf tours, spa.


Panama: Selva Terra Private Island Resort

Fishing Species:

Marlin, sailfish, yellowfin tuna, roosterfish, cubera snapper, wahoo, Mahi, bluefin trevally, snook, grouper, and amberjack. 

Boats and Equipment:

5 sportfishing boats (fit 4 comfortably per boat), 32ft BlackFins and Center Consoles

Accommodation:

Private island, home to Panama Nautical Club. One of the top luxury fishing lodges in Panama. 9 luxury ocean facing casitas, 3 bedroom villa and 2 storey beach house. Available for private island rental for groups.

Minimum Stay:

5 night minimum stay or 3 nights with fishing.

Food and Drink:

International and Panamanian cuisine with open bar. Luxury all-inclusive breakfast, lunch and 3 course dinner. 

Non-Angling Activities and Options:

Scuba diving, island hopping, whale watching, yoga, massages, snorkeling tours, surfing, SUP, kayaking in the mangroves, howler monkey hiking, coffee tours, rum tours, ziplining. Check out our extensive list of experiences for more information.


Seychelles: Alphonse Island

Fishing Species:

Bonefish in extraordinary numbers as well as several different species of trevally, milkfish, triggerfish, permit, and a host of other reef and flats species.

Boats and Equipment:

Fishing and access to the St. Francois Atoll are via the large transfer boat, St. Francois. Each day you will typically fish two anglers to a boat out of individual skiffs, depending on client preference. Alphonse does offer a full line-up of rods and reels available for client use, although it is recommended that you bring your own equipment.

Accommodation:

Private, stand-alone beach chalets, or in larger one-bedroom beach villas. All accommodations feature en-suite sunken baths, “open-air” outdoor deck showers, air conditioning, and direct access to the beach. Remote and secluded, Alphonse Island is considered one of the best luxury fishing lodges in Seychelles.

Minimum Stay:

The standard Alphonse Island package is seven (7) nights / six (6) fishing days.

Food and Drink:

European and Creole menu.

Non-Angling Activities and Options:

Bikes, pedal boats, windsurfers, laser sailboats, kayaks and scuba diving.

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Australia: Lizard Island

Fishing Species:

Black marlin, Spanish Mackerel to Tuna, Queenfish or Trevally.

Boats and Equipment:

51 foot Riviera Platinum Model Flybridge Cruiser fits 10 people.

Accommodation:

Ocean view villas and rooms, some with infinity pools.

Minimum Stay:

Typically 3 nights.

Food and Drink:

A la carte, local and Australian inspired.

Non-Angling Activities and Options:

Hiking, SUP, snorkeling, scuba diving and spa.

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Belize: El Pescador Lodge and Villas

Fishing Species:

Bonefish, Tarpon, Permit, Barracuda & More

Boats and Equipment:

23-foot Mexican super pangas, outfitted with large and spacious casting decks and poling platforms for the guides. The lodge also offers top-of-the-line loaner gear and equipment included in your stay.

Accommodation:

Lodge Rooms and Private Villas.

Minimum Stay:

3 nights minimum.

Food and Drink:

Local Carribbean, breakfast made to order, a la carte lunch menu and dinner buffet.

Non-Angling Activities and Options:

Scuba diving, naturalist excursions, snorkeling, tours of Mayan ruins, beachcombing, trips to the town of San Pedro and biking.

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By: david FRASER
Title: 5 of the World’s Top Luxury Fishing Lodges
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Published Date: Fri, 20 Oct 2023 22:48:53 +0000

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