Come and experience the most prolific billfishing for sailfish and marlin anywhere – we routinely have over 20 billfish raises each charter day. Greatsailfishing have over 17 years experience fishing in Guatemala – both conventional and fly-fishing. Enjoy the speed and comfort of our 35-38ft sportfishers with the most experienced crews!
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.
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.
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
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 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.
Guatemala Fishing Lodge
New for 2019/20 season – our compact and private lodge has four double bedrooms – accommodating up to eight anglers in air-conditioned comfort. Your trip is all-inclusive from cold beer and cocktails served in the private pool area to meals and transport.
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 lodge is stocked with a full bar as well as Agua Pura and soft drinks. The meals are prepared freshly each day and served either in the air-conditioned dining room or comfortably in the seating area around the pool. 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!!
Private Lodge or All-Inclusive Beach Resort
We offer alternatives for different sized groups – from two to twenty anglers at a time. For parties of up to eight anglers, we have the new Guatemala Fishing Lodge and for larger groups the All-Inclusive Pacifico Beach Resort. Both options offer comfort, security and quality service. Breakfast is served at 6.30am and we will have you to the dock ready for the run to the fishing grounds soon after 7am – returning between 4-5pm.
Enjoy a refreshing swim accompanied by appetizers and cocktails when you return from your day fishing, followed by a dinner either buffet style in the Resort or served individually at the lodge. Either option ensures a great experience for your family or group – with nothing to worry about except landing all those fish !
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 !!