"Our team knows the importance of having an unforgettable trip, while achieving your fishing expectations & staying within your budget" Company Mission Statement
The Blue Bayou Sport Fishing team started out with the desire to provide a service of first-class fishing and accommodation's, for a fraction of the cost. We are inviting those who never could have thought about fishing the ''sail fishing capital of the world'', to join us with a desired budget in mind. Our charters limit our expenses by personally providing all of the services and using fuel efficient boats (31 to 35 foot diesel powered yachts). Transportation is also provided with our Blue Bayou in house vans, and the lodge owner/head USCG Captain (who is American as well as lives year round in Guatemala) is with you throughout the trip, assuring quality service throughout your stay. That is the difference between us and our competitors, being involved in your entire trip from start to finish.
The team consists of an experienced crew all equiped with university degrees from the US and lots of hours on the pacific of Guatemala, as well as various other bodies of waters in the US. Our Captain is well rounded with the knowledge of general business practices, ethics, as well as conservation awareness in our fishing industry which we practice (catch and release). Our Captains & mates are local Guatemalans with more than 10 years experience bill fishing, and 1 American Captain over seeing the operation who is certified as a master USCG 100 Ton Captain. All members of our fishing crew have an impressive resume to offer with many catches under their belt in many parts of the world. By using our sport fishing services you will not only be extremely satisfied with the fishing and total cost, you will also get to see Guatemala behind the scenes, and enjoy your vacation the way it should be.
Captain Christoper Starrs- Has been fishing in Guatemala for almost 10 yrs where he lives full time. Chris is a 100 ton US Coast guard licensed Captain, the last two summers he has been fishing in South Carolina for all types of sharks, as well as he does boat deliveries all over, fishes tournaments up and down the central america coast, and in general is dialed in to this fishery.
''The great thing about being a Captain & Boat owner, is I don't have a schedule to follow, my interest is making sure my clients catch fish. Not being back at the dock at a certain time or being within my fuel budget. I want to catch fish as much as the client does!.''
Co-owner, wife to Capt Chris and trip coordinator for all groups. Patti is behind the scenes making sure everything is perfectly staged for your trip, as well as the financial backbone to our operation.
You will see Patti involved in most things hospitality related: wine cellar, room staging, meal planning, offday tours, as well as the friendly face at select trade shows. Patricia is fluent in 3 langages, well traveled and highly educated. A joy to have a glass of wine with!
These are the fantastic 4. Jose (2nd Mate/Captain), Marisol (Head Chef), Freddy (Lodge Manager, Chente (1st Mate)
For those who have been with us throughout the years, you know how hard these core workers work.