If stalking bonefish averaging better than 4 lbs. with possibilities of double-digits appeals, fish Los Roques. Add in some tarpon fishing, the occasional permit, horse-eye jack, and your smile will widen. This year-round destination will spoil you and become the standard for judging other flats destinations. The predominance of wading, good average-size fish, the quaint fishing village, the posadas meticulously operated by their owners, along with a well-run fishing operation has earned Los Roques a top spot in our bonefishing destinations.
Chris Yrazabal, Sight Cast owner and expert on this fishery, has 18 years guiding experience. His guides have 10-plus years on these diverse flats, from vast and expansive to small pancakes, firm sand to turtle grass; mangroves or along the beach where fish jump at baitfish or the “gummy minnow.”
With 12 spacious air-conditioned rooms, the Posada Acuarela has a Mediterranean feel. It is reputed to have the best meals on the island, created by Angelo Belvedere, the Italian owner/chef/artist. Tuna carpaccio, penne in a spicy ragu, panna cotte are all enjoyed while surrounded by his artwork.
9-ft. graphite fly rods for a 7-9 wt. line with single-action reels and weight-forward floating saltwater specialty lines work well. A complete list of fly and spinning gear for bonefish and other species including recommended flies and packing list is sent upon trip confirmation.
Arrive at the Simon Bolivar International Airport in Maiquetia (CCS) from any major US or European city to overnight at the nearby Marriott Hotel; the next morning, take a 35-minute flight to Los Roques. US citizens need a tourist visa and passport with 6 months validity from date of arrival for entry to Venezuela.
Nonfishing activities include beachcombing, snorkeling, windsurfing, scuba diving, kite-surfing, sea kayaking, paddle boarding, and a visit to the sea turtle research center. Due to the island’s National Park status, development and tourism are strictly controlled.
No set turn-around day or minimum-stay requirement. Rates below are per person based on double occupancy/shared boat. Please call for single rates and other variations. Rate sheets have inclusions/exclusions.
7 nights/6 days: $4,250
6 nights/5 days: $3,790
5 nights/4 days: $3,290
Fly Fishing at Los Roques with Frontiers