Bonefish, Tarpon, Permit, Saltwater Grand Slam, Snook
Destination Type
Fishing Style
Flats, Sightfishing, Skiff
Fishing Days
3 - 6+
Why We Go
  • Visit a private, remote location in the middle of productive waters
  • Sight-fish for the Grand Slam species – bonefish, permit, tarpon, and snook
  • Enjoy an intimate and private destination with exclusive access to vast fishing grounds
  • Take advantage of flexible fishing times, with options to fish early or late and break midday

Long Caye Outpost Lodge is a satellite operation of the longstanding and popular Belize River Lodge, and sits on an island called Long Caye, which is reachable only by boat. Long Caye is surrounded by a plethora of flats, deep channels, lagoons and mangrove edges where groups of two to six anglers have the opportunity for an incredibly unique angling experience. The lodge itself is a beautifully-crafted, three-bedroom, one-bathroom house with a large deck and private beach lined with palm trees.

This intimate lodge provides small groups of anglers a private and exclusive home base from which to launch their saltwater excursions. The remote location of the lodge is on some of the most productive flats systems in Belize, so runs to fishing grounds are very short. For those interested in a private saltwater experience and access to some of the most productive bonefish, permit and tarpon waters in Belize, look no further than the Belize River Lodge’s Long Caye Outpost Lodge.

Fishing Program

The coast of Belize is a complex system of river mouths, creeks, lagoons, flats, small cayes, mangrove islands and a barrier reef. This ecosystem supports millions of crabs, shrimp, baitfish and other aquatic life, hence the abundance of game fish like bonefish, permit, tarpon, and snook. This area is well-known for Grand Slams and even Super Slams. Anglers at Long Cay Outpost Lodge fish two per guide out of fiberglass pangas, which offer versatility for the variety of water fished. Wading is minimal in this part of Belize, however, guests may always ask their guide if wading spots are available. The guides at Belize River Lodge all Belizean, professional and highly skilled. Like the fishing program at Belize River Lodge, guides at Long Caye Outpost Lodge fish long hours. Combined with the lodge’s proximity to fishing grounds, this offers anglers the choice of fishing early in the morning or late into the evening. Anglers can break for lunch at the lodge or bring pre-made sandwiches with them to maximize time on the water. Oftentimes, anglers choose to take a short siesta during the hottest – and sometimes least-productive part of the fishing day – then fish late into the evening.

The Belize coast is known worldwide for its permit fishing flats and here they range from 5- to 30-plus pounds. The best time to fish for permit is usually between the months of April and September when there is less wind, but any day of the year can have good permit weather. Fly fishing for bonefish is a year-round pursuit in Belize, and though Belize’s bonefish tend to be smaller than in other countries, they are plentiful. The bonefish of Long Caye range from 2- to 8-pounds, with the majority being around 3 pounds. Belize has a resident population of large, adult tarpon, however in the spring and summer, migrating tarpon visit these waters, increasing the population. While you can fly fish for large tarpon year-round, the bigger tarpon are primarily found in the months of March through August.


The Long Caye Outpost Lodge accepts up to six guests. There are three double-occupancy bedrooms, with two twin-sized beds in each room and a shared bathroom downstairs with hot and cold water. The rooms have ceiling fans and plenty of breezy windows but no air conditioning. Power is provided by a generator which will run while you are visiting. The main building has a full verandah overlooking the beach and sea.

The Lodge is known for its Belizean hospitality and delicious Belizean-Creole cuisine, as a variety of delicious meals are served daily. Belikin beer is stocked and readily available as is One Barrel Rum. If you would like any other alcoholic beverages while on the island, please let the lodge know.

Additional Experiences

Long Caye Outpost Lodge is extremely quiet, peaceful and remote. Non-anglers may take advantage of fantastic snorkeling, swimming and birding or simply relax in the picturesque setting.


Day 1: Arrive Belize City, transfer to the Long Caye Island Resort

Days 2 - 7: Full days of guided fishing.

Day 8: Depart the resort for Belize City

Rates & Details

2024 Rates: Per person based on double occupancy

Based on group of 4:

  • 7 night/6 day package: $5,350
  • 6 night/5 day package: $4,550
  • 5 night/4 day package: $3,775

Based on group of 6:

  • 7 night/6 day package: $4,825
  • 6 night/5 day package: $4,075
  • 5 night/4 day package: $3,375

Included: Round trip airport transfers from Belize City, accommodations and all meals, soda and drinking water, guided fishing, Belize taxes, hotel taxes and GST.

Not Included: Airfare to/from Belize City, fishing license, Alcoholic beverages, gratuities, departure tax.

Target Species: Bonefish, permit, tarpon, snook, barracuda, jacks

Season: October – July

Capacity: 6 anglers

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