Welcome to the lodge with the best price point of all Guatemala. It all comes down to what you want to spend, but rest assure all of our boats and crews fish at a high level and use only the best.
At the Blue Bayou Sport Fishing lodge we have a very impressive line up of classic name boats, as well as other makes that will suit your fishing needs and then some. All of the listed boats are designed to raise bill fish! As well as regular winners in the local tournament scene.
Each boat comes with the best local Captains in the region & one American Capt over seeing the group. All Captains are certified Captains and average a minimum of 10 years or more as a Captain. Rest assure experience is behind the helm, as well as all of our crew speaks decent english for easy communication. Lastly, all of our Captains & Mates are experts in both conventional and fly fishing, as well as lite tackle if interested.
The following slide show below features the boats we run, while detailing information about the motors & crew.
1974 35' Bertram. Powered by twin Cummins diesels. Perfect boat for Guatemala as no sea can slow her down. Massive cockpit, AC, very comfortable seating, and the very popular shad cover that retracts when the bite is on. Your guide is Captain Chris Starrs, a USCG Captain who has been fishing these waters for 16 yrs now. This Bertram gets yearly paint and is in show room condition. A 21 knot cruising boat.
Very modern layout, and cold AC between bites. Its HOT in Guatemala.
A 1980 Bertram new for the 2023-24 season. She is powered with twin 380 QSB Cummins. Eletronic fuel management means easy on the fuel bill, no smoke and rather quiet.
She also has the works in terms of navagation equipment. 3 screens by raymaine with radar, sonar, plotter, night vision, cameras to catch the action, auto pilot & glenndinning controls. She is a SUPER BERTRAM! Inside she has a very cold AC, great layout for entertaining.
Bought in FL, loaded and shipped to Costa Rica and back up to Guatemala.
Fun adventure indeed!
New for the 2023-24 season!
The famous 28 Albemarle or Carolina Classic that Capt Starrs cut his teeth on. A 10,000 lb dry battle wagon that raises fish like none other. Powered by twin 240 hp yanmars, this boat burns minium diesel while cruising nicely at 22 knots. Eletric head, all new paint in 2018, boat is kept in perfect conidition. By far our best bang for your buck boat deal.
A 34' express Luhrs powered by twin 380 HP Yanmar engines. She has a 23 knot cruise. Listed as one of the top 50 sport fishers of all time this unique layout is perfect for our fishery. The bi-level seating allows you to see what the Captain sees, as well as the below cabin is great between bites to cool down with its ice cold AC. You will be senor Capt Juan Bomba who has been fishing these waters for 35 years!
The Captain Hook is a 43' Willis made famous by Capt Ronny Hamlin. The boat is powered by twin Cummins Cs 450hp diesels, and was built in North Carolina by master boat builders. Its wooden hull produces ''The Hum'' that gets billfish chasing it. This reason is why it has set so many single day catch and release records.
La Chapingo (Half Chapin & Half Gringo)
This name is given to Capt Chris' children as their Mom is Guatemalan and Dad Gringo.
A fun panga our guest have access to for some after hours fishing. But you don't have to go far. Our green light is a fish magnet, great fun on the fly rod, 4 wt will yield snook & snapper shots a few paces from the bar.
One of a few lodges on the water and with deep water no matter the tide and even pick ups with the main fleet.