Brazil Fishing: Agua Boa Lodge

Brazil

Agua Boa Amazon Fishing Lodge

Located on the Agua Boa River, an uninhabited tributary of the remoteRioBranco, 200 miles northwest of Manaus, Agua Boa Amazon Lodge wasbought by the current owner in early 2007. Already established as a fly fishinglocation, the current owner has made a great location even better by improving the quality of the service supplied in all aspects of the trip. Our aim is to ensure all staff are prepared to go that extra mile to make every trip a memorable one.

Agua Boa Amazon Lodge is an Orvis endorsed lodge and was voted as one of the top ten fly fishing lodges in the world by Forbes Magazine spring 2010. The number of guests who return year after year are testament to the fact that they also believe that Agua Boa Amazon Lodge is a world class destination for fly fishing.

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The lodge

Set in landscaped gardens on the banks of the Agua Boa River, the Lodge House is comfortably furnished and equipped with all modern facilities, including television with English channels, a bar and a games room. Wireless internet access is available, at no additional cost, in both the Lodge House and the individual chalets. Both the Lodge House and the chalets are constructed from local materials and are finished to a high standard.

Set right on the banks of the river, a 20 metre swimming pool and pool bar, provide a perfect place to relax after a days fishing.

Breakfast is buffet style, with a choice of hot and cold dishes, breads, pastries, cold meat, fresh fruit and cereals. In addition, fresh fruit juices and coffee are freely available. Lunch may be taken either at the Lodge, where our chef will provide a cooked meal, or a packed lunch can be prepared in the morning for those who prefer to stay on the River all day.

For those taking lunch on the River, all our boats have a cooler on board to keep food fresh, and our guides will ensure that plentiful supplies of cool drinks are available throughout the day. A three course dinner, with wine, is served in the dining room each evening. The main course is a buffet, with a choice of several meat and fish dishes, all freshly prepared by our chef. Throughout the day and evening, snacks and hot and cold drinks are always available.

The Boat

The fleet of 20 foot aluminium skiffs with poling platforms and new fishing support rails are ideally suited for fishing the Agua Boa river, its tributaries and lagoons. All boats have the option of using a conventional 2 stroke Mercury  motor, or a 4 stroke Yamaha jet motor. The jet motors being invaluable in those perfect low water sight casting conditions.

Double occupancy guests will fish two fishermen per boat, whereas single occupancy guests have a boat to themselves.  All boats are in radio contact with the Lodge, and with life jackets supplied for our guests safety.

Equipment for rent is also available. Sage rods and reels with a Rio line is available for rental for $150 for the week.

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Your trip to the Agua Boa Amazon Lodge will begin with your arrival in the northern Brazilian city of Manaus. From the USA you can fly direct to Manaus international airport from Miami or Atlanta. From Europe you can fly in to Brazil from various airports (London, Zurich, Lisbon, Paris, Frankfurt, etc) and then connect with an internal flight to Manaus.  Guests should arrive in Manaus the day before they are due to fly to the Lodge (Friday), as the charter flight to the Lodge leaves very early on Saturday morning.

On your arrival in Manaus you will be greeted by our English speaking representative Ray Santos. He will arrange for your hotel transfer, and will be happy to answer any questions or queries you may have regarding your short stay in Manaus. On the Saturday morning you will be collected from your hotel and transferred to the charter aircraft for your flight to the Lodge.

Example itinerary

Day 1 Friday: Arrival
Day 2 Saturday: fishing experience on the Agua Boa
Day 3 – 8 Sunday – Friday: Fishing
Day 9 Saturday: Departure
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Example itinerary

 

Day 1: Friday: Arrive at Manaus international airport where guests will greeted by our English speaking Agua Boa representative Ray Santos. He will arrange for transfers to the hotel of your choice in Manaus.*

Day 2: Saturday: Guests will be collected from their hotel between 5.00am and 6.00am and transferred to Manaus airport. There, guest will board the private charter for a 1.5 hour flight to the Lodge. On arrival guests will be greeted with a champagne reception by our Lodge manager Carlos Azevedo. A full breakfast will be served followed by an orientation and introduction to the Lodge and its surroundings whilst guests luggage is transferred to their accommodation.

Guests can then chose to unpack and relax for the morning, or immediately commence their fishing experience on the Agua Boa. Lunch is taken on the river, followed by an afternoons fishing. All guests will return to the Lodge by 6.00pm, where you will be greeted with a relaxing glass of Caipirinha and have the opportunity to relax in the swimming pool prior to the evening meal which is served at approximately 7.30pm.

Day 4 -8:  Sunday to Friday: Breakfast is available from 6.00am every morning, and the guides will be ready and waiting to take guests for their days fishing from 7.00am. Lunch is taken on the river, followed by an afternoons fishing and return to the Lodge by 6.00pm. Guests will be greeted with a relaxing glass of Caipirinha and have the opportunity to relax in the swimming pool prior to the evening meal which is served at approximately 7.30pm.

Day 9: Saturday: Breakfast from 6.00am. The return charter flight to Manaus will leave the Lodge at approximately 9.00am, with an estimated arrival time in Manaus of 11.00am. Guests will then be transferred to Manaus international airport for their ongoing connecting flights, or transferred to their hotel of choice.