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Review of Tarpon Caye Belize

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Tarpon Caye Belize
Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
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“Great Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

Spent 5 nights at Tarpon Caye Lodge, with fishing every day. I would highly recommend it, and we will return.
The cabins over the water are really unique, unless you are in Tahiti! The warm breeze and sounds of the Caribbean will lull you to sleep. Everything is clean and fresh. In the morning, wake up to rich coffee, rolls and fruit then motor 2 minutes to tarpon heaven. Return for a big breakfast then troll the reefs or fish extensive flats. Our guide was really good. Return for siesta and lunch. Dinner was great, featuring the fish you catch. Santiago, your waiter/bartender is a very nice gentleman at your service in the dining hall with overwater veranda. Very nice.

Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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TarponCaye, Director of Sales at Tarpon Caye Belize, responded to this review, July 14, 2013
Tarpon Caye Belize would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your visit and your excellent review. We look forward to having you back at Tarpon Caye Belize, soon, and to experience all the wonderful upgrades we have done.

At Tarpon Caye Belize, fun is intentional. Fishing. It is what we do.
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Rowley
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144 reviews
26 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2013

Just returned from our third trip to Tarpon Caye Lodge and are already planning our return trip. I caught my first Permit under the watchful eye of Charles Leslie, a great guide and awesome teacher. Tarpon are abundant in the lagoon just a few hundred yards from the boat dock, while Permit are located on the flats within sight of the lodge. Bonefish can be caught in the lagoon, but are more abundant at South Wind Caye a short 40 minute ride away.
With a new cook, new housekeeper and the addition of a waiter / bartender, all of our needs were anticipated and our entire trip, from arrival to departure, was great.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Fred S
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TarponCaye, Director of Sales at Tarpon Caye Belize, responded to this review, July 14, 2013
Tarpon Caye Belize would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your visit and your excellent review. We look forward to having you back at Tarpon Caye Belize, soon, and to experience all the wonderful upgrades we have done.

At Tarpon Caye Belize, fun is intentional. Fishing. It is what we do.
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Rockford, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2013

What a wonderful place to spend a week. Very simple and yet done very well. I'll start with the food... outstanding! Fresh catch of the day whenever you want, great cakes and pies, and the fry jacks are awesome! Charles and his staff make you feel right at home. Also, the beds are really comfortable... which is very important. The fishing, which was the main reason for our trip, was second to none. Charles knows these waters like no other and puts you onto permit and tarpon all day every day. The trick is getting them to eat... and Charles will set you up for success. The flats for permit were wonderful to fish. And the lagoon right on the caye was filled with 40-100lb tarpon. I spent alot of time wading and kayaking on my own right around the caye and caught tons of fish... both on the fly and spin. I can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank FredMTA74
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TarponCaye, Director of Sales at Tarpon Caye Belize, responded to this review, July 14, 2013
Tarpon Caye Belize would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your visit and your excellent review. We look forward to having you back at Tarpon Caye Belize, soon, and to experience all the wonderful upgrades we have done.

At Tarpon Caye Belize, fun is intentional. Fishing. It is what we do.
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Provo, Utah
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2012

Charles Leslie Sr. was an incredible guide. I cannot speak more highly of him. When it comes to Fly Fishing and going after Permit, Tarpon and bones he is amazing! He knows this area like the back of his hand. If you stay out at the lodge the fishing is literally within seconds of your bungalow. The island (caye) has Tarpon feeding under the mangroves all around you. I have never seen better permit and tarpon fishing in the world. This is the place to go and Charlie will put you on fish. He can really see the fish and knows exactly where to find them. I was amazed at the ability he had to get me exactly in the right place to catch the fish of a life time. He is one of the few guides that is also an excellent fly fisherman. He has 40 years of experience and it shows you will can tell he loves what he does. Book a trip with him soon before retires. His son Carlito will be taking over for him within the next copule years and he will be great too because he has been learning form the best for the past three years. The lunch was great too! I can't wait to go back next year.

Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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TarponCaye, Director of Sales at Tarpon Caye Belize, responded to this review, July 14, 2013
Tarpon Caye Belize would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your visit and your excellent review. We look forward to having you back at Tarpon Caye Belize, soon, and to experience all the wonderful upgrades we have done.

At Tarpon Caye Belize, fun is intentional. Fishing. It is what we do.
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Rowley
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144 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2012

Returned from our second trip to Tarpon Caye Lodge on 5/3 and rebooked for 2013 on 5/28.
Guides quickly access your casting ability and work to put you on fish within your ability. Tarpon within 100 yards of the dock and Permit flats within sight of the Lodge. Food was great and the entire staff worked to assure that your needs were met.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Fred S
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TarponCaye, Director of Sales at Tarpon Caye Belize, responded to this review, July 14, 2013
Tarpon Caye Belize would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your visit and your excellent review. We look forward to having you back at Tarpon Caye Belize, soon, and to experience all the wonderful upgrades we have done.

At Tarpon Caye Belize, fun is intentional. Fishing. It is what we do.
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Biddeford, Maine
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2012

This was our second trip to Tarpon Caye Lodge and it was everything we expected. The fishing was fantastic and we had a great time. No matter what species you are targeting or if you just want to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings, the lodge is perfect for all of your needs. We will definitely be looking forward to our next trip and always dreaming of the fish that didn't get away.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank James O
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TarponCaye, Director of Sales at Tarpon Caye Belize, responded to this review, July 14, 2013
Tarpon Caye Belize would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your visit and your excellent review. We look forward to having you back at Tarpon Caye Belize, soon, and to experience all the wonderful upgrades we have done.

At Tarpon Caye Belize, fun is intentional. Fishing. It is what we do.
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2012

I have been aguest at Tarpon Vaye Lodge for nine years and am already booked for 2013. Charlie Leslie and his staff know sport fishing and the lodge business to the max. You will be put on fish! Not only that, but you are in the midst of fish...the tarpon come right into the lagoon, just off the dock. Permit can be found on the flats adjacent to the caye, and bonefish are twenty minutes away. Charlie, son Marlin, and Charles Cabral are very competent guides. If you are new to salt water fishing, Charlie and his staff are excellent coaches. Accommodations are rustic/modern ...tiled en-suite baths with walk-in tiled showers. Food is exceptional. This is also an ideal family vacation retreat...kayaks and snorkeling are available right off the cabanas. Tours and side trips to a variety of Belizean archaeological and nature sites are available. There is a growing list of international clients who have discovered Tarpon Caye...to include guests from Canada to Europe and even South Africa. Tarpon Caye is a gem!!! Submitted by Col Dave Nuss

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank David N
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TarponCaye, Director of Sales at Tarpon Caye Belize, responded to this review, July 14, 2013
Tarpon Caye Belize would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your visit and your excellent review. We look forward to having you back at Tarpon Caye Belize, soon, and to experience all the wonderful upgrades we have done.

At Tarpon Caye Belize, fun is intentional. Fishing. It is what we do.
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Property: Tarpon Caye Belize
Address: Leslie Street, Placencia, Belize
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Location: Belize > Stann Creek > Placencia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 28 Specialty Lodging in Placencia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tarpon Caye Belize Fishing Lodge offers all inclusive Belize vacation packages designed for guided saltwater fly fishing charters and multiday package saltwater fly fishing charters. With decades of salt water fly fishing experience; your fishing adventure is our number one priority. Belize Fly Fishing Species: permit, tarpon, bonefish. Belize Spin Fishing species: Barracuda, four to five species of Jacks, Yellow Tail Snapper, Mutton Snapper, King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Black Fin Tuna, Yellow Jacks, Wahoos. ... more   less 
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