AGUA BOA AMAZON LODGE - BRAZIL

 

AGUA BOA AMAZON LODGE - BRAZIL

Fishing the waters of the Amazon basin is one of the most exciting angling experiences available today, with trophy peacock bass, payara, piranha, pacu, aruana and numerous other exotic species found throughout the region. Agua Boa Lodge - in business for more than 10 years - is arguably the finest fly fishing operation in the Amazon, with great guides, excellent equipment, and the most comfortable amenities and accommodations found anywhere in the jungle!

Typical Length of Stay

Standard package is a seven day / seven night package (Saturday to Saturday)

Accommodations and Lodging

Agua Boa Amazon Lodge AccommodationThe original owner of the lodge property, Dr. Jan Wilt, built the lodge complex (originally called Royal Amazon Lodge) in 2001. Now under different ownership with a different name (the Agua Boa Amazon Lodge,) the lodge continues its tradition of excellence and top-notch customer service. The lodge itself is a spacious facility with a large dining room, a living room, bar, and game room. The game room has a snooker table, ping pong, darts and an endless array of games from chess to backgammon. There is also an entertainment area with a DVD player and satellite TV. Outside, the lodge has a large porch with a dining area, hammocks, a communal sitting area, a 20-meter swimming pool, bar area, volleyball court, and a soccer field. Agua Boa Lodge is hands-down the finest facility in the peacock bass world. Combine the accommodations with the small capacity at the lodge and you will not find a better buy in the Amazon.

Guests stay in well-furnished, spacious, air conditioned bungalows. Each bungalow has a large front and back porch, hammock, and sitting area. Inside there is a 30x30-foot main room with two double beds, a reading area, frigobar, TV, and table. The bathroom is large and well designed (a ten-inch shower head will let you know that you are definitely in the land of water!) The bungalows have hot and cold running water, flushing toilets and enough storage for the fishermen that brings everything. The lodge is also equipped with wireless internet.

Food and Beverages

Breakfast each morning at the lodge is buffet style, with a choice of hot and cold dishes, breads, pastries, cold meat, fresh fruit and cereals. In addition, fresh fruit juices and coffee are freely available. Lunch may be taken either at the Lodge, where the chef will provide a cooked meal, or a packed lunch can be prepared in the morning for those who prefer to stay on the river all day. For those taking lunch on the river, all of the boats have a cooler on board to keep food fresh, and the guides will ensure that plentiful supplies of cool drinks are available throughout the day. Each evening, a three-course dinner, with wine, is served in the dining room. The main course is a buffet, with a choice of several meat and fish dishes, all freshly prepared by the chef. Throughout the day and evening, snacks and hot and cold drinks are always available.

Fishing Information

Agua Boa Lodge Peacock BassAt Agua Boa Lodge, clients fish two to a boat with one guide. The guides at Agua Boa Lodge have been trained extensively and have many years of experience guiding fly anglers for peacock bass. While they are not bilingual, they are fairly conversant in “fishing English” and can understand your needs and communicate fishing instructions.

After breakfast each morning, you typically fish with your guide until 6:00 PM. Most clients are happy to be on the water by 8:00 AM and off by 6:00 PM, and all clients are guaranteed a 10-hour fishing day. Unlike other Amazon outfitters, this is a very flexible fishing program that can cater to all of your fishing desires.

The rivers and tributaries around Agua Boa Lodge are rich and diverse. Possible targets include all three species of peacock bass. The species include the butterfly (up to 10 pounds), the spotted (up to 20 pounds), and the temensis (up to 24 pounds, although it is almost certain that a world-record fish is present in the system. The current record stands at 27 pounds!) Peacock Bass are perhaps one of the toughest gamefish around. Their top water strike is often so ferocious that the entire fish will fly several feet of the water with the fly. Once hooked, peacocks exhibit a savvy toughness unknown to trout and largemouth fisherman. A large peacock is unstoppable on its first few runs. Anglers can only hope that the fish stays well away from any type of structure. Most fish go aerial in a tarpon-like display, gills rattling as they fly end over end, only to submerge and run again. They are not a fish for the weak of heart. Everyone that fishes Agua Boa will return with stories of stripped reels, destroyed tackle and memories of giant bass that simply could not be stopped.

Boats and Equipment

The fishing boats at Agua Boa are 20-foot aluminum skiffs with poling platforms and four-stroke engines. They accommodate either one or two people fishing at a time. Houseboat options are also available for overnights on upper sections of the river. Anglers are encouraged to bring their own rods and reels. The lodge does have a small, well-stocked fly shop where guests can purchase flies, terminal tackle, accessories, and gifts.

Non-Angling Activities and Options

We are happy to assist you in the organization of non-angling activities during your visit to the Amazon. That said, it should be understood that while at the Agua Boa Lodge, non-angling activities are virtually non-existent. This is primarily a trip for fishermen only. The lodge does have a great pool and deck area, and the wildlife viewing opportunities (including the lodge's "pet" crocodile!) are endless.

How To Get There

Depart from Miami on a Friday on TAM Airlines to Manaus, Brazil (MAO) arriving in Manaus in the evening. After you pass through customs in Manaus, you will be met at the airport by a representative of Agua Boa Amazon Lodge for a transfer to the hotel of your choice in Manaus, where you will spend the night. The following morning at 6:00 AM, you will board a private air charter to the lodge. The flight is one and half-hours over some of the Amazon’s most pristine rainforest.

On your departure day, you will leave the lodge via private air charter at approximately 9:00 AM, arriving back in Manaus at 10:30 AM. You can catch a direct flight back to the U.S. that day, or choose to overnight once again in Manaus and depart for the U.S. and your return flight to Miami the following day.

Arrival and Departure Details / Times

Most flights into Manaus, Brazil from the U.S. arrive late at night. Since you will be overnighting in Manaus on your first night, you can arrive at any time the day before your trip actually begins. On departure day, most flights depart very late at night, allowing you to arrive back in Manaus, and then catch an international flight later that night.

2012 All Inclusive Package Rates


All prices are per person. A standard package is a seven day / seven night package (Saturday to Saturday.)

Length of Stay 2 Per Boat
2 Per Room
October 15th - January 1st
7 Nights / 6.5 Days of Fishing $4,850
January 1st - April 15th
7 Nights / 6.5 Days of Fishing $5,500

A complimentary 8 day Global Rescue package is available to all guests visiting the Lodge and in INCLUDED in the rates listed above.

* Remember that Yellow Dog's services are completely free! When you book a trip with Yellow Dog, you never pay more than when you book directly with the lodge or outfitter.

What's Included

  • Seven nights lodging at the lodge
  • Six full days of guided fishing
  • Brazilian fishing license
  • Round-trip private air transfers between Manaus and the lodge
  • Three meals a day
  • Bottled water, soft drinks, wine, beer and local liquor
  • All related taxes and fees at the lodge
  • Complimentary 8 day Global Rescue package for all guests

What's Not Included

  • International flight to Manaus, Brazil
  • Gratuities for guides and lodge staff
  • Accommodations and meals on arrival or departure day in Manaus
  • Optional city tour or activities in Manaus or surrounding areas (recommended!)
  • Imported liquor at lodge
  • Airport and departure taxes
  • Rods, reels, flies, terminal tackle and equipment
  • Phone calls, tackle/gift shop purchases, and items of a personal nature

Travel Arrangements

Yellow Dog has a full in-house travel and reservations system, and can assist with airline tickets, hotels, transfers, and all travel logistics for every destination that we offer. Contact us at 888-777-5060 or info@yellowdogflyfishing.com for more details on airfare ticketing, travel services and trip insurance.

Other Information

SAMPLE ITINERARY
(7 Nights / 6 Days Fishing at Agua Boa Lodge)

DAY 1 (Friday)
Arrive in Manaus, Brazil after a direct flight from Miami. You will be met by a Agua Boa Amazon Lodge representative. Overnight in Manaus at a hotel of your choice. (Hotel nights in Manaus are not included).

DAY 2 (Saturday)
At 6:00 AM, you will board a private air charter to Agua Boa Lodge. The flight is one and a half hours over some of the Amazon’s most pristine rainforest. The plane will land at the lodge’s private air strip. Arrival at lodge with Champagne Reception. Breakfast will be served. Morning will be free to unpack and settle in, or get on the river! Lunch, followed by an afternoons fishing. Return to the Lodge for a relaxing glass of Caipirinha and the evening meal.

DAY 3 - 8 (Sunday through Friday)
Full days of fishing from the main lodge. Lunch on the river or at the lodge. Overnight accommodations are at main lodge. Typical fishing days are 8 to 10 hours long.

DAY 9 (Saturday)
Breakfast at the lodge. Transfer to Manaus by private charter. If the schedule permits, you can depart immediately for Miami, or spend the afternoon and evening in Manaus or overnight once again at a hotel of your choice. (Hotel nights in Manaus are not included). If that is the case, then you will fly out the following morning for the U.S.

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