Belize River Lodge is now operating a private camp on Long Caye in Central Belize, catering to anglers & non-angling R&R, eco-tour guests. Now called BRL’s Long Caye Outpost Lodge, this resort has most of the amenities we are known for, along with the excellent service and tasty cuisine in beautiful idyllic scenery.
BRL’s island resort sits on the front of Long Caye overlooking Belize’s Barrier Reef and offers spectacular views of the sparking blue-green waters of the Caribbean Sea. BRL’s Long Caye Outpost’s neighbor’s Caye Chapel and is less than a 10 minute boat ride from St. George’s Caye and Miami Beach and about 20 minutes from Caye Caulker. The Long Caye Island Resort provides the perfect get-away-from-it-all vacation.
If you have fished with us before, or if you know the area, you know that Long Caye is one of the best fishing areas in Belize with a wide variety of species available – Tarpon, Snook, Bonefish and Permit, along with Tripletail, Ladyfish, Jacks, Barracuda and many others; all only 5 minutes away from BRL’s Long Caye Outpost Lodge.
As with fishing from the main Lodge, BRL’s guides fish long hours AND as the Outpost sits in some of Belize’s best fishing waters you have a choice of your fishing day, fish early and/or fish late. You can start off early, come back to the island for lunch or “slack tides”, take a “siesta”, then fish late into the evening and come back to the island at the end of your fishing day. Or, you can leave after breakfast, take a packed lunch, and fish all day, then come back to the island in the late afternoon. Either choice ends after a long day of fishing, and with you watching the stunning beauty of a sunset, the oranges and reds overlapping the turquoise jeweled tones of the Caribbean Sea, while telling the tales of your day, enjoying appetizers in an extremely beautiful setting.
Before or after a day of fishing, or if you get “antsy” while on the island on your first day, or can’t get enough fishing, there are beach fishing options. Bonefish and Permit are found on a hard sand spit, right in front of the Island Resort, so just walk on out and catch a few fish.
If you are a group looking to get away from it all or a non-fishing spouse or someone who likes to fish only a half day, then BRL’s Long Caye Outpost Lodge is a great choice as it is on the beach. While relaxing part of the day, you can also schedule a snorkel at the Barrier Reef. Visiting neighboring islands is also an option, and we can “run” you to Caye Caulker, so that part of their day is spent exploring the village and souvenir shops. For the R&R/Eco-Tourist, any of our water tours are offered while staying on the island – Snorkeling, Manatee watching, Miami Beach and St George’s Caye, all are within easy boat distance of Belize River Lodge’s Long Caye Island Resort.
The BRL Outpost has three double occupancy bedrooms, two twin beds in each room; and a shared bath (hot & cold water) for all, thereby catering to groups of up to 6 people. The main building has a full verandah overlooking the beach and sea. The rooms have ceiling fans and power is from a generator which will run while you are visiting.
At the Lodge, we are very well known for our Belizean hospitality and our delicious Belizean Creole cuisine; diets are usually set aside for your visit. Our same wonderful BRL cooks will be preparing your meals at the Outpost Lodge, so a delicious variety of meals will be served daily. Please let us know of any dietary needs beforehand and we will be happy to accommodate you during your visit.
Whether, R&R’ing, touring or fishing, visiting BRL’s Long Caye Outpost Lodge is a great choice. As the only resort on the island, you can relax and enjoy the beachy Caribbean scenery. If touring, you are in the middle of the some of the best snorkeling and also, manatee watching. And staying at BRL’s Outpost Lodge on Long Caye still allows you to fish all of Central Belize, the areas that Belize River Lodge has fished for over 50 years. This area is best known for “Grand Slams” or “Super Slams”. Tarpon and Snook fishing is on the back side of the island, about 5 minutes away. Some of the best Permit and Bonefish flats are out front and very close by. The Long Caye Channel and Miami Beach Flat are known for large Tarpon. Basically, all of the fishing is right in your front or back yard, while still offering all the variety that Belize River Lodge is known for, Tarpon, Permit, Bonefish, Snook, Jacks, ‘Cudas, Snappers, Ladyfish and more.
Belize River Lodge has always offered options, and now, we have added one more! Combination packages are available from BRL’s main Lodge and the Island Resort, which is seated in the heart of some of the best fishing and sightseeing in all of Belize!
Outpost packages are based on groups of 4. Groups of 2 can be accommodated; maximum is a group of 6 people.
“Long Caye is also known as one of the most productive tarpon fisheries in the entire Caribbean, and the area is home to resident fish that range in size from 20 to over 150 pounds. We love the permit fishing in this area as well, and feel that Long Caye is home to some of the largest permit in all of Belize.” ~ Yellowdog FlyFishing Adventures
One year in review, a quick update.
Photos by Barry & Cathy Beck.