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Safari Camps

TRIP PACKAGE INCLUSIVES:

  • First Night Hotel in Manaus, Brazil w/ Breakfast.
  • All Transports Within Brazil (per regular trip schedule)
  • Floating Hotel/Camp Accommodations
  • All-Inclusive, 6-Day Amazon Peacock Bass Fishing Package (excludes airfare to Brazil)
  • Fishing Licenses
  • Six Full Days Fishing
  • 17 ft. , 60 hp Fishing Boats with Spot Radios
  • Double Occupancy Suites with Private Toilet/Shower per cabin
  • Daily Laundry & Maid Service (No need to over pack!)
  • Round-Trip float plane flight from Manaus to River and Return
  • Local Amazon Guides with Expertise in Bait Casting, Spin Casting, and Fly Angling.
  • Top-Star Customer Service Excellence
  • Mouth-Watering Regional Meals
  • Daily Pre-Packed Lunches with Requested Beverages in Iced Coolers
  • Complimentary Bottled Water, Beer, Juices, Dinner Wines, Coffee, Sodas, etc.
  • Special Shore Lunch (upon request / weather permitting)
  • Sightseeing Tours can be arranged (optional)
  • Rainforest walks / Village Visitation (upon request)
  • Complimentary Conventional Rod/Reel Loaners
  • English-speaking Guides and Personnel
  • Corporate/Group/Educational/Holiday Private Charters
  • Customized Eco Tourism to suit your needs







TRIP PACKAGE EXCLUSIONS: 

  • Domestic/Commercial/International Air Travel getting into Manaus, Brazil
  • Gratuities for Guides and Staff
  • Personal Expenditures during your “Free Day” in Manaus
  • Fly Fishing Equipment
  • Jigs/Flies/Soft baits and specialty lures
  • Personal expenses/Travel Insurance/Brazilian Visas/Suggested vaccinations
  • Pre-Trip Hotel stays getting to Brazil and Return & Extra Day Stays in Brazil
  • Airport Departure Taxes (if any)
  • Additional Amenity Charges during Hotel Stays (only double occupancy lodging for one night included).
  • Satellite Phone Calls ($5.00 per min)

Our Luxury Yachts

Mothership

Accommodates up to 18
$5995 per Angler

Sistership

Accommodates up to 12
$5695 per Angler

Booking Information

Where do I begin when booking a trip?

Please call our office at 1 (800) 398-5837, or email us at info@amazonriveradventures.com to make your reservation.  Our courteous and knowledgeable staff will be happy to help you and is close as a phone call or email away from the time you book your reservation, until the time you leave for your trip.  We will provide step-by-step instructions and booking packet information with loads of information about everything you need to know!  Should you desire not to handle things on your own, we also have affiliates such as airline agents, recommended Brazilian visa expeditors, and a certified trip insurance agent within our office to protect your trip costs and medical coverage should you need it.

The Steps Are:

  1. Call our office for availability and choose your trip week.
  2. Book your reservation and mail your deposit within 10 days of
    booking.
  3. Purchase your airline tickets.
  4. Apply for your Passport and Brazilian visa (if you do not
    already have one).
  5. Purchase your travel insurance (highly recommended but
    optional).
  6. Payment in full is due 75 days prior to departure.
  7. Pack your bags and prepare for your “Trip of a Lifetime”!

Call (800) 398-5837

REMOTE FLY-IN SAFARI FLOATING CAMPS

The Headwaters of the Rio Araca, Rio Cuiuni, Rio Caures and many more of the Amazonas tributaries and remote waters offer Safari Fly-In, Floating Camp trips in which we fish throughout a season. Wherever the fishing is best, that is where you will find us. Amazon River Adventures can offer you a spectacular Amazon fishing adventure with the remoteness of a Safari Camp. Anglers will enjoy and experience an extremely comfortable, remote safari-style, fly-in camp located deep in the Headwaters of the Rio Negro Tributaries that make it difficult to be accessed by other outfitters. Our operation will be fishing the picturesque, and productive, fishing waters of these rivers within the Rio Negro. The bonus to fishing the northern waters is not only the fact of the quality/quantity fish, but also the fact that mosquitos have a hard time breeding there.

 

Some of our extremely remote operations are self-sustained floating lodges with their own propulsion to total mobility OR bungalows that are towable. These air-conditioned units provide the comforts of home offering you a genuine jungle feel as you enjoy the serene nights snuggled within the rainforest. Most floating accommodations can hold up to 8 anglers, with private bath, hot and cold showers, ample air-conditioned suites with 2 twin beds (not bunked), air-conditioned dining room, inner walkways, daily laundry service and an observation deck within the tree line. After a delicious dinner of local fish, steak, chicken specialties, pasta dishes, regional desserts and tropical fruits, the observatory deck is a great place to unwind, enjoy cocktails and some relaxing camaraderie before bedtime. We offer “Daily Maid and Laundry Service” even in these remote areas so – DO NOT OVERPACK!

 

These are unique operations being offered to our Anglers, many of which have fished these rivers and have been waiting for the opportunity to come and fish this water once again. The floating hotels are you home during your adventure dep into the heart of the Headwaters of the Rio Negro Tributaries. You can move along the river as the days go by, with fishing “at its best” within the locations where fishing scouts have determined we should be fishing. Anglers are taken in to these rivers via Float Plane direct from Manaus to start their 6-days of pure fishing action. Our Guides are born and raised in the region in which you will be fishing and conversant in “fishing English”, and our Guides and Staff will make sure your stay is the best during your Amazon Jungle Experience.

 

Wildlife is all around you, so don’t be surprised when you see birds, monkeys, tapers, otters, and maybe even a jaguar on the banks. Due to the nature of our new destination, there is a limited amount of openings with 8 anglers per week. Call today for more information and reservations.

2018/2019 Fishing Season
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Day 1: Fly from Miami on a direct flight to Manaus, Brazil. Upon your arrival into Manaus, you will be greeted by an English-speaking representative who will then transfer your group to your hotel to rest up for an early a.m. flight out to the fishing grounds via float plane.

Day 2: After a complimentary breakfast, your group gathers in the lobby for an early morning transport to the airport for a short float plane ride to the river. You can begin fishing half-day that afternoon, or rest up for six more full days of action-packed, Peacock Bass fishing.

Days 3-8: Six full days of fishing (possibly 6 1/2 days)

SAT Day 9: Early morning flight back to Manaus Airport. Enjoy a free day of rest/relaxation or sightseeing. Prepare for transport to Manaus airport to check in for your return flight to Miami at approx. 8:00 p.m. (Expenses incurred on your free day are “exclusive ” of your trip package . )

PRO FLY ANGLER’S TIDBITS
“Peacock on the Fly”

Let me introduce you to a little tidbit about Peacock Bass “on the Fly”.  It is not Rocket Science! Peacock Bass like Flies and it is very natural bait for them. If you can throw a large streamer, you will catch Peacock Bass. A good Fly Angler can easily out-fish a bait caster or spin fisherman. They love large streamers and will take a good-sized popper on the top (good fun).

Rods & Reels

First, you are going to need an 8 -11 weight Fly rod, one that has a fast action. Also, fast rods are a must. You are throwing large streamers all day, and a fast weight rod will work much better and save your arm from casting all day! Good quality with a strong drag and capacity for a lot of 30 lb. backing, designed for the weight rod you are bringing. Use a reel that picks up the line faster (example Large-Arbor) and again save your arms from getting overworked.

Flies

Peacock Bass flies should be tied on large sharp, 3/0-4/0 hooks. Peacock bass will hit top-water poppers, but large streamers will produce more strikes. All colors will attract peacocks to strike, especially combinations using yellow, green, red, olive, and blue. Smaller 3”-4” streamers are easier to cast and will produce a lot of strikes from fish in the 2-6 pound range. For really large Peacock Bass, you will need to fish with a streamer that is from 5”-8” in length.

Streamers: Puglisi Peacock, Puglisi Back County imitations, Puglisi Big imitations, Puglisi Peanut Butter Flies and Pike Flies, CF Bait Fish and Tandon CF B. (Wool Flies- can be tied with Bozo hair,, Rabbit Tail Sliders and Deceivers.

Poppers: Taco Pescadors, Polo Dancers, Big Boy Travealle, Dahlsberg Divers and Foam Poppers.

Hooks

Peacock Bass flies should be tied on large sharp, 3/0 – 4/0 hooks.

Colors:
Most popular in the Amazon is the color FireTiger. After that, Chartreuse/White, Red/Yellow, Black/Red, Perch, Orange/Yellows and most bait fish imitations are preferred.

Line

Any good quality floating, weight forward, line will work best. We prefer to use a shooting head system because peacock bass are definitely not line shy. If you are bringing a second rod, we recommend a 5ft. #6 sinking-tip line for the second outfit. Jim Teeny’s Saltwater Series TS 350 and his Saltwater Floating Lines are good. Some use Scientific Anglers SA Sharkskin Magnum Tropic in floating and clear, slow sink tip, and also Rio’s Tropical Outbound short, in floating and clear slow sink tip.

Leaders

A very quick and easy method is to simply cut a 5-6 ft. section of 40, 50, or 60 lb. “hard mono” and tie it on as a strait-leader. If you are interested in fishing for line class records for peacock bass, you will need a leader with a heavy butt section, followed by your IGFA approved line class section between two bimini twists, ending in a 20lb., 30lb., or 40lb. fluorocarbon tippet. Be sure to check on the current IGFA record for the line class that you are fishing, so you will know if a record breaking fish has been caught.

Rods & Reels

First, you are going to need an 8 -11 weight Fly rod, one that has a fast action. Also, fast rods are a must. You are throwing large streamers all day, and a fast weight rod will work much better and save your arm from casting all day! Good quality with a strong drag and capacity for a lot of 30 lb. backing, designed for the weight rod you are bringing. Use a reel that picks up the line faster (example Large-Arbor) and again save your arms from getting overworked.

Flies

Peacock Bass flies should be tied on large sharp, 3/0-4/0 hooks. Peacock bass will hit top-water poppers, but large streamers will produce more strikes. All colors will attract peacocks to strike, especially combinations using yellow, green, red, olive, and blue. Smaller 3”-4” streamers are easier to cast and will produce a lot of strikes from fish in the 2-6 pound range. For really large Peacock Bass, you will need to fish with a streamer that is from 5”-8” in length.

Streamers: Puglisi Peacock, Puglisi Back County imitations, Puglisi Big imitations, Puglisi Peanut Butter Flies and Pike Flies, CF Bait Fish and Tandon CF B. (Wool Flies- can be tied with Bozo hair,, Rabbit Tail Sliders and Deceivers.

Poppers: Taco Pescadors, Polo Dancers, Big Boy Travealle, Dahlsberg Divers and Foam Poppers.

Hooks

Peacock Bass flies should be tied on large sharp, 3/0 – 4/0 hooks.

Colors:
Most popular in the Amazon is the color FireTiger. After that, Chartreuse/White, Red/Yellow, Black/Red, Perch, Orange/Yellows and most bait fish imitations are preferred.

Line

Any good quality floating, weight forward, line will work best. We prefer to use a shooting head system because peacock bass are definitely not line shy. If you are bringing a second rod, we recommend a 5ft. #6 sinking-tip line for the second outfit. Jim Teeny’s Saltwater Series TS 350 and his Saltwater Floating Lines are good. Some use Scientific Anglers SA Sharkskin Magnum Tropic in floating and clear, slow sink tip, and also Rio’s Tropical Outbound short, in floating and clear slow sink tip.

Leaders

A very quick and easy method is to simply cut a 5-6 ft. section of 40, 50, or 60 lb. “hard mono” and tie it on as a strait-leader. If you are interested in fishing for line class records for peacock bass, you will need a leader with a heavy butt section, followed by your IGFA approved line class section between two bimini twists, ending in a 20lb., 30lb., or 40lb. fluorocarbon tippet. Be sure to check on the current IGFA record for the line class that you are fishing, so you will know if a record breaking fish has been caught.

Peacock Bass love to hit big flies! The good news is that on the average, an experienced fly fisherman will land more peacock bass than an equally skilled fisherman using casting equipment! The fly fisherman’s peacocks will be slightly smaller in size, but larger in numbers. The peacock bass that will normally hit a fly are in the 2 – 8 pound range; although 10 – 20 pound fish are often taken, and the world record (all tackle) on the fly is a 24 pound peacock! While fishing for peacock bass, you will need to bring heavy-weight fly fishing rods and fish with large streamers and top-water poppers.
Peacock Bass love to hit big flies! The good news is that on the average, an experienced fly fisherman will land more peacock bass than an equally skilled fisherman using casting equipment! The fly fisherman’s peacocks will be slightly smaller in size, but larger in numbers. The peacock bass that will normally hit a fly are in the 2 – 8 pound range; although 10 – 20 pound fish are often taken, and the world record (all tackle) on the fly is a 24 pound peacock! While fishing for peacock bass, you will need to bring heavy-weight fly fishing rods and fish with large streamers and top-water poppers.

TIPS FROM PRO FLY ANGLERS

ABOUT OUR REMOTE, FLOATING, FLY-IN, SAFARI CAMPS:

Operating deep in the headwaters, tributaries, or private waters of the Amazon, we offer total mobility. Our floating camps can navigate into, and around, the river’s most shallow waters easily and in as little as 14 inches of water. This operation offers the angler all the comforts of home while in the most remote regions of the Amazon Rainforest with access via float planes direct from the city of Manaus. Whether you are an avid fly fisherman, or beginning conventional angler, our floating safari camp trips can offer quantity and quality for all to enjoy in the most indigenous areas that most other vessels cannot get into!

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The "Don't Panic" Trick

Peacocks are going to try and head for the jungle and the trees. This is where most Anglers lose their BIG FISH (in a panic).

As stated above, keep the rod down and to the side, then try to stop that hawg! However, if you feel you cannot keep it without breaking the line, or bending the hook, and they get to the trees quickly, back off all pressure immediately! They will normally go just a few feet into the trees and stop (again, don’t panic). After they have stopped, add a little pressure to the line very slowly, and they will swim out – the same way they went in.

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The "Don't Panic" Trick

Peacocks are going to try and head for the jungle and the trees. This is where most Anglers lose their BIG FISH (in a panic).

As stated above, keep the rod down and to the side, then try to stop that hawg! However, if you feel you cannot keep it without breaking the line, or bending the hook, and they get to the trees quickly, back off all pressure immediately! They will normally go just a few feet into the trees and stop (again, don’t panic). After they have stopped, add a little pressure to the line very slowly, and they will swim out – the same way they went in.

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The "You Can Do It" Trick

Do not let anyone tell you cannot catch Big Peacock’s on the fly! You can definitely catch 20 lb Peacocks on the fly if you work at it.

Here’s wishing you “Tight Lines Always” in catching the BIGGEST PEACOCK BASS of your life! Come join us on the “hunt” for those Monster Peacock Bass that can only be found in this intriguing, and mysterious river system, as we fish our way through the Amazon canals, tributaries and hidden lagoons surrounding the shorelines of the Rainforest. FISH ON!

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