Details & Rates
Here’s a breakdown of our Utila, Honduras fly fishing experience: traveling and logistics, rates, and FAQ to help you plan your trip.
Most domestic flights land in Roatan between noon and 2pm. The 15 minute charter to Utila usually has our guests back at the house, enjoying a cold drink in time to catch the sun setting into the Caribbean sea. The host will take everyone to their first delicious dinner of the week.
The boats show up in the morning around 6:30 and breakfast and lunch is generally taken to eat on the boat. Fishing for the day usually ends around 3 or 4pm. Guests relax, get cleaned up, enjoy a sunset happy hour, with dinner to follow.
Dinners are in town at the many different restaurants and guests are responsible for purchasing their dinner. Trip hosts will work with guests to decide evening meals, provide recommendations, and secure reservations for our guests.
Guests are welcome to bring their own gear, or use ours. We have 8 through 10 weight fly rods available, as well as spinning rods for guest use if preferred.
There are plenty of activities and attractions aside from the fishing. Private beaches with great bars and restaurants, bluewater fishing, snorkeling, scuba, iguana tours, freshwater caves, hiking, horseback riding, and stand-up paddleboarding.
Give us a call to learn more and get your questions answered – we love telling stories and getting potential guests excited to fly fish Utila!
$4,000 Per Person Double Occupancy
$5,500 Per Person Single Occupancy
Our weeklong trips begin and end on Saturdays. You will need to schedule your domestic flight from the U.S. to Roatan (RTB), then we will schedule your puddle jumper or ferry leg to Utila and notify you of the cost. Charter flights to Utila are usually around $500 for the plane which carries up to four passengers. Costs are split among the passengers. Ferry tickets are about $35 each way, and the ferry is an air conditioned modern vessel. Most of the domestic flights arrive too late Saturday afternoon to catch the ferry, but it is an option for the return trip. Guests could arrive a day early, spend the night on Roatan, and take the ferry over on Saturday if ferry is preferred over a charter flight. Payment will be made to either the charter company or at the ferry office on the day of travel by cash only. Please be prepared with unmarked and unworn U.S. bills or Honduran Lempira.
- U.S. passports must be valid for at least 6 months from departure date.
- Exchange Rate: 1 USD = 24.5 Honduran Lempiras.
- Although a few places take cards, it’s not common whatsoever and cash is the most widely accepted form of payment on the island. We recommend bringing enough U.S. currency with you to cover most of the trip expenses, and you can supplement this with lempiras from the ATM. Remember that U.S. currency must be in PERFECT condition, the slightest tear will make it unusable. This goes for your tip money as well, a torn bill will not be accepted by the bank or any businesses on the island and is essentially worthless. Cash envelopes from your bank are a great way to protect bills while traveling and also in your pocket – it’s a good idea to grab a few extra envelopes to bring with you.
- Suggested gratuity for the fishing guides is $60-$100/day. This is their livelihood – if they do a great job (they always do), it’s nice to reflect that.
- Our lovely lunch & cleaning staff are $50-$75/week and help us pull off a seamless trip!
- No fishing license is required, but we ask that each angler makes a $10 donation to BICA, the Bay Islands Conservation Association. There is an office on Utila that guests can visit or we will be happy to drop your donation off for you. If we’re using these local resources, it’s important we do our part to help protect them.
- Rods are provided but feel free to bring your own if you’d like. For most of our Honduras fly fishing we primarily fish 8 weights for bonefish, 9 weights for permit, and 10 weights for tarpon. Each boat will also have a spinning rod available each day.
- Ferry schedule: Roatan to Utila leaves at 2 pm daily, and Utila to Roatan leaves at 10:20 am daily – both take just over an hour.
- The ferry dock is about 5 minutes from the airport and we will schedule a taxi to get you there.
- Charters will meet at Larry and Louie’s bar inside of the airport. Oliver (Banjo) will take your luggage and bring the captain to find you when it is time to depart.
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