“Patty & I had a great time at your place. I can say without reservation, it is the best run operation of its type we have ever been involved with. Your attention to detail is commendable. The fishing was exciting. If this was your off-season we gotta’ come back and see what the good stuff is like.”
On October 31st, “Just got back from Belize River Lodge @ 0230 today and walked into a mountain of snow from this week’s storm- however, looked at this one picture from and all that snow just magically disappeared for a moment. Bonefishing in Belize is like an elixir that makes all your work, worries and problems melt away, just like the snow. This place in Belize is like Paradise Found, perfect water, perfect fishing, perfect ‘drift’, and just spectacular people. The place we stayed at was loaded with Tarpon, Snook, Bones and the ever elusive and hard-to-catch Permit. I scored very high on Tarpons, Bonefish and not so well on Snook and Permit, but saw a ton of them!
Our week stay at Belize River Lodge met all our expectations; it was enjoyed by all members of our family. We especially appreciated the pre-trip planning assistance, the gracious atmosphere of the lodge, and the owner’s love and knowlege of Belize that informed our excursions. Our daily explorations were delightful, with each day bringing a new adventure customized to our needs and interests. We loved every activity we did and would highly recommend Belize River Lodge as a base site for diverse eco and adventure touring.
I really enjoy the surprise of the variety of fish and fishing locales I can run into in a day or a week at BRL. Small tarpon, giant tarpon, snook, snappers, permit, bones. I dig the jungle rivers and the ocean flats. I dream about the homemade food. And I love my guide Pedro!
Every time I come to the lodge the fishing gets better. I don’t know if it’s the fish, or me, or both. My last trip brought me a super slam, two grand slams, and a hookup with a 150 pound tarpon. That, together with the hospitality and great food, is a guarantee that I will keep coming back!
I recall my first visit to BRL in early 1962. The lodge and the fishing experiences were terrific and not too different from today except the country British Honduras is now independent and the new Belize has become widely known and a very popular destination. Little did I realize in 1962 that I would return to BRL over 30 times including this year with my two sons and stepson (who wants to move to Belize!). And the Lord willing, my wife and I will return next year.