ROBERT'S CAYE - BELIZE

 

ROBERT'S CAYE - BELIZE

Imagine waking up on a your own private island – no TV, no phones, no internet - only the sun, white sand and the waters of the turquoise sea beckoning. And from that same location, you can enjoy the best fishing, snorkeling and diving in all of Belize. Add to this natural setting an island cook who will start your day with a hot breakfast and end it with a dinner featuring authentic Caribbean dishes and perhaps your own freshly caught fish. This is Robert's Caye.

Typical Length of Stay

Standard package is seven nights / six fishing days, although trips of any length can be arranged. We can also easily customize a combo package that is split between Robert's Caye and the larger Robert's Grove Beach Resort, located 45 minutes away on the mainland. Call Yellow Dog for details.

Accommodations and Lodging

Dining at Robert's CayeRobert’s Caye, a tiny 1-acre island, is located 10 miles off the coast from Placencia. The Caye features four tastefully appointed cabanas, each built over the water on stilts. These cabanas have all been built with spacious decks and stairs that actually lower via a pulley system directly onto the small home flat. Each cabana is outfitted with a king bed (or two twins, if requested), a full bathroom with hot and cold showers, and a private terrace with hammocks.

An ideal setting for honeymooners and sportsmen alike, this “swept away” island paradise is surrounded by crystal-clear water, abundant marine life, and immediate access to some of the best permit fishing in all of Belize.

Food and Beverages

A small restaurant and bar, also built over the water, serves three meals daily. Start off with an America- style breakfast with bacon and eggs, enjoy a wonderful lunch packed for the boat each day, and have dinner at the restaurant or on your private cabana terrace if preferred. Local rum, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages are available at the small bar while on the Caye.

Fishing Information

Robert's Caye PermitThe waters off the coast of Placencia are perhaps best known for the large numbers of permit that inhabit the southern area’s huge chain of cayes and flats. If you are staying in Placencia or at the Inn at Robert's Grove itself, then you can typically plan on making a run of about 45-minutes each morning to fish. Staying at Robert's Caye will allow you to fish only minutes from where you are sleeping! As a matter of fact, we have actually had permit swim directly under our over-the-water-deck as we've relaxed in a hammock during a mid-day siesta.

Surrounded on all sides by deep, blue water, the healthy sand and turtle grass flats of the area are home to some of the largest permit found anywhere. A number of the nearby mangrove islands also hold good numbers of tarpon that can range in size from 20 to over 70 pounds. Schools of bonefish can occasionally be found in some areas of the cayes for those anglers interested in pursuing the elusive grand slam. This area of Southern Belize is blessed with a wide range of fishing contexts including extensive saltwater flats, mangrove islands, the largest Barrier Reef in the Western Hemisphere, and a plenitude of backcountry rivers and lagoons found along the mainland coast. There are few places in the Caribbean that offers a greater variety of fishing locations than Southern Belize and the waters of Placencia.

The Robert's Caye "Out Island Belize Fishing Package" as offered in conjunction with Robert's Grove Beach Resort packages, provides anglers with the opportunity to explore southern Belize’s extensive fisheries from Robert’s Grove for three night (the first two nights and the last night of your package) and two nights each at both Robert’s Caye, in the Tarpon Caye range, and Ranguana Caye on the Barrier Reef. Although not as luxurious as Robert’s Grove, both of these out-island fishing camps are private islands with comfortable accommodations, hearty fare, and fishing right from the islands!! Wade for bonefish at Ranguana Caye, and permit and bones at Robert’s Caye. The fishing hours with this out-island package is UNLIMITED, and guides will stay with guests on the islands to maximize the fishing opportunities

Boats and Equipment

Robert's Caye and Robert's Grove Resort both utilize pangas (skiffs) outfitted for fly fishing and light tackle saltwater fishing. These 23' skiffs are outfitted with cushion seats, a casting platform, polling platform for the guides, dry storage for cameras and clothing, VHF radios, and 4-stroke outboard engines. The Inn also has a limited amount of rental fly fishing equipment and small items such as flies, leaders, and tippet for sale. That said, it is recommended that anglers bring their own rods, reels, flies and terminal tackle.

Non-Angling Activities and Options

Robert's Caye Sea KayakingSince the island (Robert's Caye) is tiny, non-angling activities are pretty much limited to water sports. Snorkeling, kayaking, swimming, wading the flats, or simply relaxing in a hammock with a cold Belikin are all great options. Robert's Grove Resort is happy to pre-arrange rendezvous diving, fishing and snorkeling guides – even a massage therapist - upon request. Kayaks and snorkeling gear are complimentary to island guests.On the mainland, Robert's Grove Resort offers a wide range of complimentary activities the whole family can enjoy, including three (3) freshwater swimming pools, tennis court, rooftop Jacuzzis, Sea Spa, and a fleet of canoes, kayaks, wind surfing boards, Hobie Kats and bicycles. Additionally, the Dive Center at Robert's Grove offers daily diving and snorkeling trips to the Barrier Reef and outer cayes. The Resort can schedule day trips to the Monkey River, Cockscomb Basin Jaguar Reserve, and the area’s Mayan Ruins.

How To Get There

International flights to Belize (BZE) go through Miami, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta and Charlotte. The major airlines that service Belize are American Airlines, Delta, Continental / United, US Air, and Taca.

Arrival and Departure Details / Times

It is best to arrive into the Belize City International Airport (Phillip Goldston International) before 3:30 PM in order to make your necessary in-country connections and allow ample in-country travel time to Placencia. Depending on what time you arrive in Placencia, you can either overnight your first night at Robert's Grove Resort, or you can head directly offshore to Robert's Caye.

2012 Fishing Package Rates

Robert’s Caye offers all-inclusive comprehensive fishing packages. For quotes and rates on packages or itineraries not listed below, please contact Yellow Dog.

Length of Stay 2 Per Boat
2 Per Room
1 Per Boat
1 Per Room
Summer Rates - (June 1 - Nov. 31)
4 Nights / 5 Days $1,597 $2,876
7 Nights / 8 Days $3,102 $5,567
Winter Rates - (Dec.1 - May 31)
4 Nights / 5 Days $1,638 $2,957
7 Nights / 8 Days $3,163 $5,689

* 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

  • The number of nights lodging and days of guided fishing specified in your package
  • Applicable sales tax and service charges
  • Land and water transfers from Placencia air strip to Robert's Caye
  • Local rum, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages while on the Caye (not at the Resort on the mainland)
  • Three meals per day
  • Use of sea kayaks and snorkeling equipment

What's Not Included

  • International flight to Belize City
  • Round trip air transfers between Belize City and Placencia
  • Imported alcohol and wines
  • Gratuities for guides and staff

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

Please keep in mind that Robert's Caye is located too far out at sea for the lodge to operate any kind of regular ferry service to the mainland. It is usually not possible to go on mainland trips offered by Robert's Grove or partake of the Resort's amenities while staying on the Caye. Once on the island, please expect to spend your entire time on the island!

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