Terms and Conditions

El Pescador Travel Terms and Conditions

Reservations, Deposits & Payments

The non-refundable deposit is 50% of the trip price. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before departure.

The trip price quoted includes payments for others, including but not limited to taxes for the Government of Belize, airfare between BZE-SPR as well as fuel. Tax percentages currently in effect and prices are subject to change. El Pescador reserves the right to adjust prices accordingly until the time of departure.

Packages Include: the number of nights lodging and days fishing specified in your package, round-trip land, air and sea transfers between Belize City and El Pescador, 9% hotel tax, 12.5% sales tax, 3 meals and an afternoon snack daily, local Belizean beverages consumed at our bar (including soda, beer and rum drinks) plus complimentary use of the amenities (pools, wi-fi, kayaks, paddle boards, bikes, etc).

Packages do NOT include: sport fishing licenses available online, park fees (if applicable), fly rods/reels (which may be borrowed, based on availability), terminal tackle or gratuities.

Nightly lodging rates include: complimentary use of the hotel’s paddleboards, kayaks, bicycles and wireless internet, as well as complimentary fly fishing workshops daily.

Planning information

When your reservation is confirmed, you will receive planning information designed to convey the spirit of the trip and guide you in the more practical details of getting ready for your adventure such as a packing list, in-country transfers, cellular and internet service, and fishing gear recommendations.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be received in writing by El Pescador:  

  • Prior to 90 days *100% of deposit may be transferred to another date or angler.
  • Between 45 - 90 days *50% of package may be transferred to another date or angler.
  • Less than 45 days * may not be credited or refunded, but may be transferred to another angler for the original dates/package.  
  • All cancellations have a $100 processing fee per guest.
  • *All confirmed reservations that occur during the US President's Day weekend and/or between Christmas - New Years are immediately non-refundable, non-changeable and non-transferable.  

Cancellation fees cannot be waived for any reason, including health, business or personal emergencies, or weather. We strongly urge you to purchase trip cancellation insurance.

No refunds will be made for unused portions of a trip, including late arrival or early departure. Guide fees and hotel costs are not refundable if unused as outlined in the itinerary. El Pescador reserves the right to modify an itinerary due to circumstances beyond our control. In the unlikely event that El Pescador must cancel a reservation, all payments received to date will be credited to a future date within 10 months of the original dates based on availability, which constitutes a full settlement.

El Pescador is not responsible for expenses incurred in preparation of any canceled trip, including airline tickets.

Travel Insurance

We strongly urge that you purchase trip insurance to cover unexpected cancellation, interruption, delays, cancel for any reason, cancellation for medical reasons, expenses, lost baggage and medical evacuation.  Global Rescue has created travel insurance built with the outdoorsman in mind. With minimal exclusions, the IMG Signature Travel Insurance is the perfect add-on to your Global Rescue membership which provides integrated medical, security, travel risk and crisis response services to travelers worldwide. Please note the Signature Plus Policy will cover cancellations related to the coronavirus. To enroll please CLICK HERE.  

We urge you to obtain this coverage.  If you choose not to purchase it, El Pescador cannot act as your insurance policy.  You will be subject to the cancellation policy as detailed above.

Passports and documents

All visitors to Belize must travel on a valid passport (non-expired). Check your passport early and make sure it has six months validity at the time of travel. To enter the country of Belize as a tourist for a period of 30 days or less, citizens of the United States, Commonwealth realms, European Union Member States (EU) and Caribbean Community Member States (CARICOM) do not require a visa.

Children under 18 years of age traveling with one parent only, or a guardian, require a notarized letter of authority from the other parent(s) indicating their travel consent (must be the original document stamped and signed by a Justice of Peace or Notary Public).

Arrival and Departure

Guests fly to/from Belize International Airport (BZE) at their own expense. The local flights between BZE and San Pedro (SPR) are coordinated around all on time international arrival and departures.  This local flight is included as part of the package, or may be booked a la carte if you have booked on a nightly lodging-only rate.  For policy info regarding the local flight, including baggage policies, please see https://www.tropicair.com/travel-info/ .

Equipment & clothing

You will receive a detailed list of appropriate gear with your trip planning information.

Limitation of liability

This section defines El Pescador Ltd’s responsibility with regard to all travel arrangements made by El Pescador Ltd. Please read it carefully.

Upon sending your deposit to El Pescador, you acknowledge that you have read and understand all the terms and conditions outlined here, and agree to be bound by them.

All trips that involve outdoor sporting activities such as fishing and water sports, and travel through remote places by vehicle, boat, small plane or on foot, put you at risk for accidents and serious injuries in the normal course of the activity. That is the nature of travel to such destinations and you acknowledge that you accept these hazards as a condition of participation.

El Pescador Ltd, its Owners, Employees, Associates and Agents give notice that they act only as the agent for the owners, contractors and suppliers providing means of transportation and/or other services including but not limited to guided fishing and assume no responsibility howsoever caused for injury, loss or damage to person or property in connection with any service resulting directly from: acts of God, detention, annoyance, delays, expenses arising from quarantine, strikes, thefts, pilferage, force majeure, failure of any means of conveyance to arrive or depart as scheduled, civil disturbances, terrorism, government restrictions or regulations, and discrepancies or changes in transit or hotel services over which it has no control. Reasonable changes in the itinerary may be made where deemed advisable for the comfort and well-being of the passengers.

Baggage and personal effects, including items purchased, fishing equipment or sporting goods are the sole responsibility of the owner(s) at all times. No employee/agent/guide of El Pescador Ltd, its subsidiaries, affiliated or associated companies is authorized to accept these for storage, safekeeping, or transportation. El Pescador cannot be responsible for loss, theft or breakage of any rods or reels or tackle of any kind, at any time, whether in the boats or on/off the property.