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Scott B wrote a review Mar 2020
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Muchas Gracias to Captain Chris and all of his staff. It was a wonderful experience. The fishing was great by my standards. 7 Sailfish, and I think 3 Dorado the first day, and 5 or 6 Sails and a couple Dodos the next day. Enough to wear me out. The food is definitely first class. Both on the boat, and at the Lodge. All inclusive means what it is. There were no surprise extras at the end. The Lodge was immaculate. What else can I say? Wonderful country, people, history. Thanks again Blue Bayou for a great experience.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Tony P wrote a review Feb 2020
Cartersville, Georgia37 contributions3 helpful votes
If you want to fish with people as excited about fishing as you are, then this is where you want to go. Capt. Chris Starrs, the Crew of the Sales Pitch, and the staff at Blue Bayou will certainly make you feel welcome and right at home. We fished the Sales Pitch with Capt. Weecho and Jose. Their professionalism and dedication were clearly evident from day one through day five. I can't forget to mention great service from mates Emerson, Douglas, and Chente. The food at the Lodge was excellent as were the meals prepared on the boat. Many thanks to Marisol, Tanya, and Frank. On the boat "Marlin Fever" was rampant. When a marlin was spotted, everyone goes to battle stations. We released 2 marlin, one about 400 pounds, and 17 sails in five days. We ate Dorado and yellow fin right on the boat. Overall we had the time of our lives. We felt like we were fishing with old friends by the end of our stay. Many thanks to all involved.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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souzawrites wrote a review Mar 2019
Monroe, Washington18 contributions6 helpful votes
Guatemala is the hottest, most productive billfishing location in the world, and if you want to do it right, set up a charter with Blue Bayou. Whether you fish with traditional gear or fly fish. That's right, you can fly fish for marlin, sailfish, tuna and dorado. Blue Bayou knows how it's done, and you don't have to worry about equipment. They supply it all. Just show up, and later leave for home with a stupid grin on your face. Typically, the Blue Bayou boats travel out to their honey hole 18 miles off the coast. On my trip, the bite was slow. So there was a change of plan and they made a 50 mile run to chase fish so I could achieve my dream. And we did. That's the kind of outfit this is - first rate and willing to go to extremes to deliver. You'll stay in a first rate lodge on a canal, equipped with air conditioning, a swimming pool, and a thatched lanai with bar where you can rehash the day over rum or beer with friends. Everything is taken care of from fine meals and maid service, to ground transportation. I cannot recommend them too highly enough. If you are looking for the fishing trip of a lifetime, this is the place to go.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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rjarango wrote a review Oct 2017
Yakima, Washington33 contributions4 helpful votes
visited Captain Chris and in two half days of fishing we caught 10 sailfish, 6 large mahis, and raised 3 blue marlins. The lodge is really a great condo with swiming pool, and great food--You are going to be comfortable between fishing trips--the food is wonderful, but the fishing is even better. Great Captain and his crew is top notch. If you want to catch big fish, and relax in great accommodations, this is the place--we only went out for two half days (we're old) but caught 10 sailfish and 6 large mahis and raised 3 blue marlin. Another selling point is that Guatemala sport fishing regulations prohibit killing bill fish--plenty of time to get a good picture, and the fish live to fight another day. I can't recommend this place highly enough.
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Date of experience: October 2017
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Robert S wrote a review Mar 2017
13 contributions9 helpful votes
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We had a great time with Chris Starrs and his crew. We landed a lot of sailfish, some Dorados, and even a Bonito. Chris and his crews are very skilled in maneuvering the boat, and handling the rigging while we bring in fish. The lodge is very relaxing after a day out on the water, and the meals are delicious. Make sure that you try out the delicious Guatemalan coffee too! The monastery in Antigua is a must see, and has excellent breakfast offerings.
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Date of experience: February 2017
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