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Amazon Peacock Bass Fishing

Amazon Peacock Bass Fishing

Amazon Peacock Bass Fishing

Amazon Peacock Bass Fishing

Amazon Peacock Bass Fishing

Amazon Peacock Bass Fishing

Fun Facts

Family Rating: Must Join the Hunt/Fishing to enjoy
Lodge Rating: Very Basic
Capacity: 12 Anglers
Season: July to March
Age Appropriate: 14 and up
Location: Amazon River
Nearest Airport: Manaus
Holiday Options: Christmas, Thanksgiving
Activities: Visit Local Villages
Species: Peacock Bass

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Our First-Hand Experience

Kevin had an amazing adventure in the Amazon flying by float plane to meet the fantastic staff waiting for him on the river.  He stayed in floating houses, rested in hammocks, and fished hard all day each day.  The sights and sounds of being so remote in the jungle stimulated all of his senses.

The excitement of the Peacock Bass aggressively attacking the giant lures.  Then the sheer pleasure of seeing these magnificent colorful fish in all sorts of designs.  The remoteness was exciting and definitely an adventure.

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Amazon Peacock Bass Fishing

Peacock Bass fishing in the Amazon!  Experience the explosion in the water as a huge peacock bass gets angry at the sound of your top water lure and determines that he is going to attack it to stop its intrusive noise. The Amazon is truly one of the very best river systems in the world for turning out peacock bass in excess of 20 pounds.

Since 1992, this outfitter continues to pioneer the Brazilian Amazon to maintain its reputation as the top adventure program for World Record Peacock Bass fishing in service levels, comfort, safety, and fishing productivity.Amazon Peacock Bass Fishing

THE ABILITY TO BYPASS LOW WATER is the key to exceptional Brazil peacock bass fishing. So, in 1998 they set out to build deluxe shallow drafting fly-in floating cabins.

Sport fishing yachts, commercial fishing boats and even survival fishing must stop where low water prevents passage and beyond these barriers is where the great fishing starts!  Exclusive private fisheries on Indian reservations and government preserves make for exceptional fishing.

The highly mobile fly-in floating cabins are 4-6 hours upriver (even in a super fast bass boat) from these fringe locations. Drawing only 4 inches of water, the fly-in floating cabins navigate past shallow water natural barriers in comfort and style. Exclusive private fisheries on Indian reservations and government preserves make for exceptional fishing.

Wake up every morning next to remote virgin lagoons in the savagely beautiful Amazon Rainforest.

This outfitter uses three state-of-the art turbo prop Cessna Caravan float planes to whisk small 8 guest parties directly to the daily moving floating cabins.

To turn your angling fantasies into that fishing trip of a life time, join this Amazon Outfitter who optimizes logistics and comfort for World Record Peacock Bass fishing.

All trips with this outfitter are in exclusive areas including access to Indian reservations and government preserves (Tapera, Xeruini, Marmelos and Shufari). If you are bait casting or spinning, each day you can expect to catch 20+ fish with several up to 17 pounds and a great chance at one over 17 pounds.  A fly fisherman will see the greatest difference going to this exclusive area since they may catch over 35+ fishand have a better opportunity at 17+ pound fish!

This is a hard-core fishing trip!  Everyone going on this trip needs to really love fishing in remote locals where anything is possible.

Accommodations & Meals

New Fly-in floating cabins that draft only 4 inches of water and are used to optimize mobility in order to get you to the fish! These cabins have attached bathrooms and are double occupancy.  A separate dining cabin is attached to the floating bedrooms. You must remember that you are in the middle of nowhere! The pictures tell the whole story here.

The food is very good for a remote destination.

The typical menu includes:

Breakfast – coffee, local fresh fruit juice (new type each day), fried eggs (warm if you are on time), bread, coffee cake, different melons & apples.

Lunch – make your own sandwiches to take out with you

Appetizer – nuts, popcorn, cheese or similar

Dinner – Every night you’ll have beans & rice, fried peacock, fruit ice cream & soup.  With that you may have chicken, beef or spaghetti.

Drinks – Coke, Diet Coke, bottled water, wine, beer, liquor

Dessert – homemade cookies and brownies available all the time


Using top water lures (wood choppers) is an exciting way to fish in the Amazon! However, the water level determines the type of lures you will use on any given day. If the waters are high, under water casting lures will be the best choice to catch the most fish. Fly fishing is another possibility. If you choose to fly fish, your skill will help determine your success.

While most people fish the Amazon for peacock bass, there are other exciting fish to catch such as piranha, dogfish and jacunda.

Water levels are very important to the level of success on this river system. If water levels are high, fishing becomes more difficult and the size of fish as a whole decreases. When the water levels are low, the opportunity for greater numbers and greater size fish increases. Typically the best water levels occur from December through February! Even these months can be a gamble. You just never know. All we can do is plan your trip around what is typically the low water period and hope that it happens as planned.

There are no guarantees that the waters will cooperate! However, this is the most mobile outfitter in the Amazon and if the water is low anywhere, they have the ability to move to that area! On a typical week the caravan of boats will move 3-4 times.  Exclusive private fisheries on Indian reservations and government preserves make for exceptional fishing.

Length of Stay / Itinerary

You will be met by the outfitter at the Manaus airport and they will arrange a float plane to the boats.

Itinerary for 6 1/2 days of fishing trip:

Day 1 – Your flight should arrive at Miami airport no later than 6:30 p.m. (You will want to get a seat at the front of the plane in order to get through immigration faster.  It could take up to two hours to get through)

  • Depart Miami at 8:30 p.m.
  • Arrive in Manaus at approximately 11:30 p.m.
  • After you have cleared customs, our city guides, Maggie and Brahama, will take you to overnight at the Hotel Tropical, which is 15 minutes away.

Day 2 – Caravan (8) turbo prop and Grand Caravan (10) turbo prop float/wheel plane with auto pilot and GPS departs approximately 6:30 a.m. to one of the six fly in floating cabins.  If weather conditions are normal, you should arrive at our floating cabins in about 1-2 hours in time to fish for the rest of the day.

Day 3-8

  • Six and a half days of fishing
  • Breakfast is served at 7 a.m., and you and your guide will be ready by 7:30 a.m.
  • We suggest you return to camp for lunch and a “siesta” since you could be as few as 5-15 minutes from the cabins.

Day 9

  • Time allowing, you will be able to fish for a few hours in the morning.
  • Departure via float plane back to Manaus.  Be prepared for the plane to be late to pick you up.  You must be flexible.
  • Overnight at the Tropical Hotel

Day 10

  • Transfer to Manaus International airport for flights leaving for Miami at approximately 11:00 a.m.

Travel Details & Location

You will be met by the outfitter at the Manaus airport who will transfer you to a hotel 15 minutes from the airport.  The next morning your host will transfer you to your float plane to the boats.

Departure will be the reverse of the arrival.

Internet & Communications

If you must communicate with home, you will want to take a Satellite phone with you as phone services are extremely limited.

Changing Generations

Learning at a distance:  The planned investment would maintain our pilot LaD High School program (learning center and satellite system) in one (Caicobi) of our four communities and expand it to the other three, with a total socio-environmental reach of six communities and a total of 350 families. Project completion would take four months, including the time it would take to gain the communities’ full approval and understanding of the project and its conservation obligations.


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2023-2024  Pricing per person:  Call for updated pricing and details of each offering

Higher Logistical Cost Rivers: Itapara & Rocado Fishery
6 Full Fishing Days/ 8 Nights:
$6,990 per angler: 4 anglers in camp single occupancy cabin
$5,990 per angler: 8 anglers in camp double occupancy cabin

6 Full Fishing Days/ 8 Nights: Double occupancy cabin
$5,590 per angler: 8 anglers in camp
$4,990 per angler: 12 anglers in camp

6 Full Fishing Day/ 8 Nights: Single occupancy cabin
$5,990 per angler: 6 anglers in camp


Trip Insurance & Cancellation Info

Trip insurance is highly recommended to protect your investment on this trip. We will assist you with trip insurance upon booking. See links at the bottom of this page for the two providers we suggest for our clients.

Family Expeditions, LLC confirmation and refund policy:

If your trip is more than 90 days out from date of departure, a 50% non-refundable deposit confirms your reservation and must be received within 10 days of booking to confirm your dates. All trips must be paid in full at least 90 days prior to the departure date. If your trip date is within 90 days, FULL payment for the trip is required. All payments to Family Expeditions are non-refundable. Should you need to reschedule or cancel your trip, we will do everything in our power to assist you in finding a suitable substitute or transferring your dates per the lodge/providers/government requirements. Trip insurance protects your investment!

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