BLUE BONEFISH LODGE - Kienes' Premier Destination
Belize is tucked just under the Yucatan Peninsula and has 240 miles of shoreline that consists of estuaries’, flats, and barrier reefs, and has become one of the most visited saltwater fly fishing destinations in the world. It’s home to one of the most diverse collections of game fish that range from Bonefish, permit, tarpon, snook, snapper, jacks, barracuda and numerous other species.
This small Central American country, was first settled by a group of English pirates called “Baymen” who established a base in 1638 from where they could organize attacks on Spanish treasure ships until eventually coming under Spanish rule. In 1836 the British took over and abolished slavery and named the country British Honduras which remained its name until its independence in 1981, when it was renamed Belize.
In 2009, recognizing the importance of Belize as a destination fishery the Belizian government passed one of the most stringent set of catch and release regulations in the world to ensure that its populations of Bonefish, Tarpon and Permit will continue to flourish. Our staff at Kienes has spent over 25 years traveling and fishing the waters of Belize and are intimately familiar with all of the lodges. We have selected only the best lodges to assure that you have a memorable experience and Blue Bonefish Lodge is one of the finest.
The Blue Bonefish Lodge is strategically located on the southern end of Ambergris Caye. Four miles south of San Pedro Town, overlooking the Caribbean Ocean and the Belize Barrier Reef. Just a short ride in a panga and our guides will have you on the bow searching for tails.
At a Glance
Target Fish: Bonefish, Tarpon, Permit and Snook
Seasons: All year
Lodge Capacity: 20
Nearest Airport: Belize City
Electricity: 110 volts
Documents needed: Passport (no visa required)
Because of the large variety of water accessible from the lodge, the Blue Bonefish Lodge can get you into fish no matter what type of weather condition occurs during your visit. Almost all fishing is done from skiffs with two fishermen to a boat that rotate either by caught fish, casts or time.
Normally one angler gets to fish to the pod of fish until he or she either catches one or spooks them and then the next person gets the next group. The guides make sure that both fishermen in their boat get equal time over the course of the day.
The bread and butter of the flats. This is how you prepare for the big leagues. Even though they are the easiest to catch, our bones will still challenge the seasoned angler. Many shots at schools, as well as tailers ensure that nearly everyone can get their fill of bonefish here at Blue Bonefish. If you want a challenge, search out the big singles and doubles cruising the edges of flats. We definitely offer world class bone fishing here in San Pedro.
The Holy Grail of saltwater fly fishing. These fish will test your skills, your wit and your will. With great numbers of permit traveling the waters that surround our lodge, you will likely have multiple shots and see multiple schools….in a single day! However, don’t think that it will be easy. They are still permit after all.
Tarpon put on one of most impressive aerial displays of any fish that swims. They are pure muscle and will put your tackle to the test. Belize has all sizes of tarpon, smaller juvenile tarpon that grow up in the mangroves ranging from 5-20lbs, and migratory ocean tarpon that swim the edges of deeper flats can push upwards of 100lbs.
Our 6700 square foot lodge offers the highest level of comfort and amenities needed to entertain the non-fishing members of your family or circle of friends, allowing you to escape to the flats without guilt.
We start with the six private staterooms, each with an ensuite bathroom, tile shower and personally controlled air conditioning. Each room has custom made Belizean mahogany furniture, tile floors and are tastefully decorated with local artwork and carvings.
Also, the construction of our new 2800 square foot building next door will be completed December 1st, 2019. It will feature 4 additional rooms, each with its own private balcony that will overlook the Caribbean ocean. Each room is custom designed and decorated with Belizean hardwoods, tile floors and two king size beds.
The expansive living and dining area has 270 degree views of the ocean and the barrier reef and features French doors that open out onto an upstairs deck with a grill, outdoor tables and a breakfast bar that overlooks the beautiful blue Caribbean.
Each of the rooms open out to one of our decks facing the ocean. The downstairs decks wrap around our pool that features a swim up bar and a seating area to relax in and cool off at the end of the day while sipping a cool drink watching the sunset.
The sandy beach area of our 150′ of ocean frontage features multiple social areas. Choose from a relaxing hammock chair under our shaded palapa, a swing seat in our shaded poolside pergola, a beach chair down in the sand or on our waterfront raised deck or a chair at one of our shaded outdoor tables.
Take a stroll out to the end of the dock and enjoy the cool breeze while sitting under the large palapa over the water. Make sure that you grab a towel in case you decide to take advantage of the swim platform and ladder located at the end of the pier.
Golf carts, kayaks, stand-up paddle boards and bicycles are available for our guests to borrow to go out and explore the island. Loaner rods are also available for use if needed. The Blue Bonefish Fly Shop is located in town, if additional equipment is needed.
Onsite Amenities and Activities
24-Hour Electricity – 110 volts
All rooms are air conditioned
Restaurant serves three Home-Cooked Meals Daily
Local rum, tropical drinks, and soda
Free Wi-Fi is available on main lodge porch and living room
Daily Maid Service
Laundry Services available
Snorkeling/scuba diving, Manatee watching, visit to Maya ruins.
Fly tying room
When you arrive at the Belize City you will either take a connector flight to San Pedro, or taxi to the water taxi terminal, take a water taxi too San Pedro where you will be met by a lodge representative. Depending on group size you will be transported to the lodge via golf cart, Taxi or boat.
Rate per person, based on double occupancy
7 Night/6 days Fishing Package:
Jan, Feb $2995
March, April $3295
May - July $2995
Fishing Package Includes: Round trip transfers from San Pedro airport or water ferry dock to the lodge, meeting & checkout services, accommodations, air conditioning in rooms, daily housekeeping, all meals – including a box lunch, soda & drinking water, guided fishing, skiff & fuel.
Fishing Package Does Not Include: Airfare to and from Belize, flight or ferry service from Belize City International airport to San Pedro, fishing equipment & tackle, Belize Fishing License (US$25.00 per angler, per week. Licenses can be purchased at the Lodge), alcoholic beverages, tips to guides and staff, Belize Departure Tax (approximately US$39.25 per person – included in ticket or paid at airport) Belize Taxes of 9% Hotel Tax & 12.5% GST tax