Peacock Bass Fishing

  • 01 Nov 2014
  • (MDT)
  • 09 Nov 2014
  • (MST)
  • Rio Negro, Amazon, Brazil (departing from Manaus)
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  • (per person per week)

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Amazon Santana Yacht

Peacock Bass Fishing

Peacock bass fishing is considered by many to be the greatest adventure a fresh water angler could ever experience.  Whether you're fishing with conventional tackle or fly tackle, chances are, you'll be hooked.  The world record peacock bass is 27 lbs.  Who knows - maybe you'll be the one to break it.   See details below.  Come join us. 

Amazon Santana Yacht

The Amazon Santana (operated by Hooked on Adventures) is The Gold Standard for peacock bass fishing on the Amazon River.  The Santana is your choice for luxury and experience.


Starting in 2012, you now have the option to book now and pay now (online), or you can book now (online) and pay later (by invoice). It's your choice. We also have a monthly payment option.

Package Includes

  • 6 days (or 6 1/2 days) of fishing (7 nights/8 days on yacht)
  • Guided fishing (2 anglers/boat) w/ trolling motor & cooler
  • Air-conditioned stateroom w/ bathroom (double occupancy)
  • Delectable meals (both Brazilian and American foods)
  • Regional hors d' oeuvres, drinks, fruit juices, and water
  • Daily laundry service (no need to over-pack)
  • Airport assistance and transfers (upon arrival in Manaus)
  • Charter flights to/from Manaus to Rio Negro or Rio Madeira
  • Hotel accommodations for one night in Manaus (if needed)
  • Brazil fishing licenses
  • New! Free Tackle Package: Fishing rods, surface baits, subsurface lures, and other tackle (excluding soft baits).

Does Not Include

  • International airfare and expenses to Manaus, Brazil
  • Meals, city tours, and shopping in Manaus (1 day)
  • Tips, gratuities, and souvenirs
  • Passport and Brazil Visa
  • Immunizations
  • Personal items and purchases
  • Fly-fishing gear/tackle
  • Accommodations and expenses for extra days in Brazil
  • Overweight luggage fees
  • Credit card transaction fees
  • Sales Tax (for Utah residents only)


Day 1 (Friday)

Fly to Manaus, Brazil (Eduardo Gomez International Airport).  Upon arrival, you will be greeted by our staff and accompanied to the hotel (Tropical Hotel or Park Suites).  Subsequently, as time permits, you may wish to take a city tour of Manaus, visit the Amazon Opera House, shop in the open-air market, visit the zoo, walk along the beach, or participate in other local events.

Day 2 (Saturday)

After your complimentary breakfast, your group gathers in the hotel lobby and then transports to a small local airport (Eduardinho), where you catch a charter flight to Barcelos (or other fishing destination) where the yacht awaits you.  Upon arrival, you will transport to the yacht and meet your guides and crew.  The voyage begins.  You may wish to fish a 1/2 day during the afternoon or simply relax and enjoy the cruise on the Rio Negro.

Days 3-8 (Sunday-Friday)

Fish, fish, fish, and fish some more.  Enjoy the fishing, food, and accommodations aboard the Amazon Santana.

Our guides will help you find and catch trophy peacock bass in the secret lagoons and tributaries of the Amazon.  As you fish, you will enjoy the use of Suzuki 50 hp (17 1/2 ft.) bass boats.  There is one guide for every two anglers.  The bass boats have a large stabilizing platform on the front to optimize for balance and technique while you are fishing.  Also, each boat has a VHF marine radio, which can be used to communicate with the mother ship if needed.  Likewise, each boat has life jackets and a cooler of food and drinks.  You may wish to eat lunch on the bass boat - or just travel back to the mother yacht.

Fishing is not your only option.  Our guides were born and raised in the Amazon and have a wealth of knowledge about the local villages, agriculture, and rainforest.  You may wish to ask your guide to take you on an eco-tour, village tour, or jungle trek.  Many guests also like to go bird watching, alligator spotting, or animal observing.  Each day, the choice is yours.

Day 9 (Saturday)

Take a mid-day charter flight back to Manaus.  Upon arrival, you will be transported to Eduardo Gomez International Airport so you can fly back home (leave no sooner than 2:30 pm).  If you stay extra days in Brazil, please make arrangement prior to your fishing trip.  Note: changes to this itinerary may occur.

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