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Big Buoy Fishing Charters

#1 of 4 things to do in Puerto de San Jose Features Animals
Calle Principal Lote 70 | Iztapa, Puerto de San Jose, Guatemala
+502 3215 9312
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Had a great first trip

Had been trying to get down here for 2 years, had a great trip, landed 29 sails 3 days which was a... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2017
James M
Big Buoy Brings Better Budget Billfishing

We love Eric’s Big Buoy fishing operation and just returned from another great trip. This was our... read more

Reviewed 9 February 2017
Ashland, Virginia
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27 Feb 2017
“Had a great first trip”
9 Feb 2017
“Big Buoy Brings Better Budget Billfishing”
Calle Principal Lote 70 | Iztapa, Puerto de San Jose, Guatemala
+502 3215 9312
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

Had been trying to get down here for 2 years, had a great trip, landed 29 sails 3 days which was a little slow but accommodations, captain Kennedy, and 1 day with Eric rounded out a great time. We came a day early to rest...More

Thank James M
Reviewed 9 February 2017

We love Eric’s Big Buoy fishing operation and just returned from another great trip. This was our second visit – and it was even better than the first. We’re experienced fishermen and we’ve traveled for fishing a number of times previously…but we’re also family men...More

Thank Kegotank
Reviewed 26 January 2017

We spent four days fishing at Big Buoy and what a great four days! Eric was an awesome host! He offered such excellent and personalized service! He truly went above and beyond... The fishing was unreal. We have never experienced anything like it and both...More

Thank taz50
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Starting with the personal communication during booking and questions, Captain Eric of Big Buoy Fishing Charters made our first trip to Guatemala a great experience. We appreciated the warm hospitality (all through the trip), airport pick-up and transport, comfortable accommodations, delicious home cooked meals and...More

Thank TravelBlue2
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

3 days at Big Buoy as a group of four friends. Everything was top notch from pre-trip communication, logistics, the awesome and plentiful food/beverage, wonderful people, comfortable accommodations, etc. We didn't worry about a thing. But especially the fishing... We were first timers at this...More

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

This was my fourth trip with Big Buoy Fishing. I fished for 3 days and caught 6 Mahi Mahi, released 21 Sailfish, and best of all released two Blue Marlin. One weighing 350# and the other 250#. I travel solo and try to do my...More

1  Thank Marlin1308
Reviewed 30 July 2016

We had such an amazing time with Eric and his crew. From beginning to end the trip was fantastic. Great communication too. I had never been fishing before and he patiently answered all of my 1,000+ questions :) We stayed at his villa the night...More

Thank cristina g
Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

The trip was one of the best fishing trips I have ever been on. I have fished many party boats this does not compare. Eric and his crew do their part to make you as comfortable as possible. Eric went out of his way to...More

1  Thank JamesRKnight
Reviewed 6 April 2016

Eric took care of anything you needed and more. Once you step off the plane you don't have another concern Eric and his staff took care of everything The fishing was the best raising up to 30 fish a day. Thanks Eric. I plan on...More

Thank _nicholsteve62
Reviewed 30 March 2016

We chose Big Bouy (BB) for a family fishing experience and in anticipation of an upcoming birthday. Two in our group had some special dietary/health needs and BB confirmed they would be no problem before-hand. Eric and his staff went over and above every day...More

Thank LonnieGirl
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Four of us will be landing at Puerto Quetzal on Feb. 28, 2017 on Azamara cruise line. We dock at 7 am and leave at 4:30. Will it be possible to charter for that time?
12 March 2017|
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Response from Ericgoetz | Property representative |
Yes that's no problem. Send me an email with a phone number
We are in the process of booking a trip to Big Buoy in January. We are from Canada and love fishing. We are wondering if it is possible to take fish home with us. We would be transitting through the U. S. back to Canada. Is this possible?
15 October 2016|
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Response from Ericgoetz | Property representative |
That is not a problem
Beverly N
what time of year do you feel you have the most success for anglers in their sixties who have been ds fishing several times
24 February 2015|
Response from Ericgoetz | Property representative |
Hey Beverly The fishing here in Guatemala is good all year round our busiest months tend to be January February March and April so you can book and come down anytime of the year and expect to catch good numbers of sailfish... More