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Fly Fishing Trip and Lodge Details:
This is our "secret spot"!
While some fishermen search the world's waters for giant tarpon, those that weigh well over 100 pounds, perhaps even more anglers look for areas where schools of small tarpon are found. Their reason is sound. First of all, it is not as tiring to land a small tarpon as it is to land a giant. Secondly, the sporting challenge is preserved by using fly rod and reel. And finally, these anglers prefer to catch many fish.
The Lagoon harbors a remarkable tarpon fishery. Protected from commercial fishing since the turn of the 20th century, and separated from the Atlantic Ocean by a strip-shaped beach and larger lakes, and because of its richness in forage fish and other foods, it is an ideal habitat for small tarpon and Snook. Most of the tarpon range from five to ten pounds. There are also bigger tarpon, from ten to thirty pounds. Occasionally a person hooks a trophy of over fifty pounds, which turns the challenge from exciting into a spectacle. Sixteen-foot boats powered by outboard motors, skippered by native guides, will take you to the tarpon grounds. You typically begin casting the mangrove pockets with a fly; surface flies will often work, and a strike on top water is a great thrill. Two anglers and a guide occupy each boat.
The Lodge offers 9 comfortable new villas right in front of the sea, each one with private baths and a total capacity for 6 anglers. The Lodge also has a great churuata (Indian pavilion) that works as a bar/restaurant and offers guests delicious meals. The Lodge is integrated perfectly to the natural surroundings.
Trips are individually designed to your wishes. Call or email us for a quote.
Accommodations and capacity:
Accommodations are at the Tortuga Lodge, perfectly located for fishing or relaxing on the beach. Anglers are accommodated in double occupancy guestrooms, each with two standard double beds, ceiling fan and a private bath.
- Meeting at Caracas International Airport (English speaking representative)
- All ground transfers in Caracas with English speaking driver/guide
- First and last over nights at the Tamanaco International Hotel or Eurobuilding Hotel
- Ground transfers to the lodge and return in air conditioned van
- Accommodation at Tortuga Lodge
- All meals at the Lodge and on the boat
- All other necessary ground transfers
- Guided fishing, sport fishing licenses and permits
- Beer and soft drinks on the boat
- Open bar at the Lodge (11am to 7pm)
Not included are meals or beverages on the mainland; gratuities; tackle; Tacarigua Lagoon Nataional Park entrance fee (around $20 per person, but subject to change); alcoholic beverages (except as indicated), departure taxes (approximately $70 in Caracus and subject to frequent changes), and items of a personal nature (laundry services, telephone calls etc.).
3 hours from Caracas airport, by car or van.
How to get there:
International flight to Caracas (CCS).
Owner and Host:
Chapi Sport Fishing and Eduardo Pantoja
Travel Adventures will be happy to assist with all of your travel arrangements
to any of our destinations, including air, extended stays, sightseeing tours, special
requests, other "stops in route", shuttles, airport transfers, rental cars, etc.
We are "The Angler's Concierge".
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We want to be your personal concierge service for fly-fishing adventures. We provide highly personalized service and will make all of your reservations and assist in any special requirements you may need. We are happy to assist with frequent flyer air reservations or search for discounted flight arrangements and make the necessary reservations.As your concierge, we will take care of everything. Just what a busy traveler needs. We will insure that your travel needs are covered, even if it is shipping your special selection of wine or a box of fine cigars ahead of time to your destination. We would enjoy hearing from you. Just contact us by email or use our toll free phone number 1.877.874.1400.
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