Guatemala Sailfishing

Come and experience the most prolific billfishing anywhere. We have 17 years experience fishing these waters both conventional and fly. The most experienced crews!

Researching your trip to Guatemala?

We have written an extensive guide to offer tips and information about Fishing in Guatemala

Longest Established Operator

The Greatsailfishing Company  have been operating our Billfishing Charter business in Guatemala since 2002; others have come and gone but we have served our loyal customers out of the Marina Pez Vela for almost two decades.


Trusted Partners

We are a joint US/Guatemala fishing business. The partners are available on the ground and before your trip to answer questions and to address any issues or requests that may arise. They have the authority to resolve any challenge on the spot.

Quality Equipment

We operate 35ft Bertam Sportfishers – probably one of the best billfishing boats of all time. The large cockpits can accommodate up to six anglers comfortably. They are equipped with the best conventional and fly gear from Penn, Shimano, Sage and Billy Pate

Personal Attention and Privacy

Some anglers enjoy the lodge experience – mixing with other groups after fishing. Our groups stay in their own private villa, fully staffed with a chef, waitress and maid. It is an opportunity to reconnect with friends or family members over drinks and dinner without interruption.

Fishing in Guatemala: We Fish Where the Fish are

The undisputed sailfish capital – Guatemala has the perfect conditions to attract huge numbers of billfish throughout the year. Laws making possession of sailfish illegal coupled with strong conservation  ensure that the fishery continues to flourish. The fleet averages 15-20 billfish each day throughout the season. 



Tuna & Dorado


Your Trip to Guatemala

Fishing Equipment

Our boats are equipped with the best conventional and flyfishing gear. We use primarily Shimano and Penn stand-up when trolling and flyrods from 9Wt to 15Wt for gamefish from tuna/dorado to Blue Marlin

Inshore fishing

Inshore waters offer the prospect of the much sought after Roosterfish. Although the immediate coastline does not provide ideal conditions for fishing for these gamefish, they can be found usually trolling around areas of strong current within a few miles of the Pez Vela marina. 

Private Villa

For groups of three or more anglers (or families), we maintain a selection of villas from 4 – 8 bedrooms. They are all fully equipped with A/C, kitchen/bar and comfortable sitting areas. Each is staffed with a maid, personal chef and waitress.

Exploring Guatemala

If your schedule permits, we are happy to arrange side trips ranging from a day trip to Antigua, a two or three day trip to Atitlan  or an overnight/weekend trip to be awed by the Mayan Ruins of Tikal (flight required)

Food & Drink

The villas are stocked with a full bar as well as Agua Pura and soft drinks. The meals are prepared freshly each day in your kitchen by the chef. We are happy to accommodate any requests or preferences for meals.

Customizing your stay

If your group has any specific requests – whether fishing related or for further touring, we are happy to try and make appropriate arrangements for excursions, activities, golf etc……….please ask when you enquire and we will do our best !

The Best Guatemala Fishing Action !!!!

Constant action !! The bait-filled waters of Guatemala consistently attract huge numbers of billfish. Raising 20-30 each day is common………often many more. If fighting 100lb Sailfish on the fly is on your bucket list……………..this is the place to come!!

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Private Villa or All-Inclusive Beach Resort

We offer each group of three or more anglers the opportunity to stay in a private villa – just for your group. Enjoy appetizers and cocktails around the pool when you return from your day fishing, followed by a dinner prepared by a chef in your kitchen. Each villa is fully serviced and is staffed with a maid. For single anglers or couples, we offer accommodation in the all-inclusive Soleil Pacifico Beach Resort.

We also offer excursions on smaller or larger boats

We can accommodate requests for boats of almost any size, whether it’s a small panga (26-28ft),  to classic 31ft Bertams…………and on up to 60ft sportfishers.

Our recommendation for groups of up to 6 anglers is the 35ft Bertram; large open cockpit, comfortable salon, flybridge to watch and film the action – comfortable cruising at 22+ knots. Sometimes the fishing action can be as much as 50 miles offshore – so don’t underestimate the need for shade and a comfortable ride !!

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