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Address: Joe Taylor Creek, Punta Gorda, Belize
Phone Number: (501)722-0070
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Guides who know how to find the Permit

Having fished all over the world I can say that as a group the Garbitts are hands down the best guides I have ever fished with. The are knowledgeable, friendly and super patient... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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English first
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

A trip out to Lime Caye was an expensive journey 39 miles out to the reef. We thought we were getting two full days - instead it was less than 24 hours. At Lime Caye they turned off the electricity at night so we couldn't have fans going. The trip out in the little "Penga" was not too bad but... More 

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Washington, D.C.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

Having fished all over the world I can say that as a group the Garbitts are hands down the best guides I have ever fished with. The are knowledgeable, friendly and super patient-- you won't be disappointed!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Great guides, hard working, patient and enthusiastic. Fly fishing for permit is challenging and difficult but the guides found permit and several were caught.

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Alameda, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Our all-day snorkeling and scuba excursion with Garbutt's was one of the highlights of our trip to Belize. Garbutt-family-owned Lime Key is gorgeous, and the food is fantastic. :)

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Denver, Colorado
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37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We showed up in PG for a 3 week stay without a place to stay, and got so lucky when we found Garbutt's! The grounds are very well kept, all of the staff is fantastic (Lawrence, the night guard, is one of the best guys in PG!), and the family is a great resource for anything you want to do... More 

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San Luis Obispo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

George. We love George - what can we say, he absolutely made our day for us. PG was doom and gloom skies during our stay but he made our outing fantastic and when the sun came out for a few hours, he dropped everything we were doing and got us in the water to see the gorgeousness of Snake Cayes.... More 

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Private
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167 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

After arriving in Belize, I learned that September/October is not low season, but CLOSED season. The further south I traveled into the country, the more difficult it was to find available tours and open facilities. By the time I arrived at Punta Gorda, I was frustrated and feeling stuck in Belize. And that is how I arrived at Garbutt's Fishing... More 

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Portland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I make a near annual trek to southern Belize, mostly for the diving but also to explore the country, see the sights and get to know the people. I spent a few days in Punta Gorda a couple of years ago and just happened to stumble across Garbutt's as I wanted to check out the dive flag I saw posted... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Myself and about 14 others contacted Dennis Garbutt about an all-inclusive trip to his family's island- Lyme Caye. They arranged the transportation, 6 meals prepared by the wonderful mom on the island, 3 snorkeling outings, a few opportunities to troll for fish, and lodging for Friday and Saturday night all for a very reasonable price. We had the island to... More 

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Vancouver
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

If you are a Permit Fly Fishing Junkie this place is made for you. The Garbutt brothers are the best of the best in the game. The lodge is inexpensive as far as great trips go but that doesn't effect the quality in anyway. The rooms are small but comfy and silent. The food is never fancy in Belize but... More 

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Address: Joe Taylor Creek, Punta Gorda, Belize
Phone Number: (501)722-0070
Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Toledo District  >  Punta Gorda

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