FISHING WITH STYLE IN DIFFERENT REGIONS OF THE AMAZON RAINFOREST
PLUS ONE-DAY PRIVATE TOUR AROUND MANAUS, CAPITAL OF THE AMAZON STATE.
Once in a lifetime fishing experience.
STAYING WITH COMFORT WITHOUT COMPROMISING FISHING QUALITY.
If you do not want to spend between CAD$6,000 and CAD$8,000 on other hotel boats packages that operate in the Upper Rio Negro, the Maruaga is your best option and a perfect equation. Without compromising quality, safety and good fishing, the Maruaga package is at your disposal starting at CAD$ 3,430.
MARUAGA ADVANTAGES: The Maruaga begins and ends the trip in Manaus. This way you will not need to travel on charter flights to the north to board a hotel boat. So, with Maruaga you won’t have any luggage restrictions.
This package also offers an extra night in Manaus that includes a full-day city tour with bilingual guide. You can buy charming and very cheap native crafts. You can bring gifts to dozens of people without spending almost anything. Also, you will still have time to have lunch and dinner in some great restaurants in Manaus, always accompanied by our bilingual tour guide.
AMAZON RAIN FOREST & PRIVATE CITY TOUR
PACKAGE CODE: AM4MARU
PACKAGE CODE: AM4MARU
HOTEL BOAT MEAL PLAN
Daily American buffet style breakfast, lunch on board or snack during fishing, dinner on board with variety of meats, fish, pasta, salads and fruits. A meal on shore is also arranged (weather permitting).
THE AMAZON FISHING PROGRAM
THE AMAZON - HOME OF THE WORLD'S LARGEST FRESHWATER FISH
The main trophy species are the Peacock Bass, Piraíba, Redtail Catfish and Arowana, however other scale fish, such as Piranha and Pirarucu, inhabit these waters offering a variety of species for casting, including fly mode. Other giant fish available in these waters are the Pirarara, Flatwhiskered Catfish and Giant Trahira.
Anglers fish from 18 feet skiff boats with outboards (two anglers and one guide per boat). The skiffs have two platforms, one in the front and another one in the back, offering comfort and space for fly fishermen and baitcasting anglers. Anglers can choose fly fishing, casting or spinning, or other specific techniques for different species. The skiffs are also prepared for catfishermen. They have eight rod holders, rope and an anchor to stop in different catfish spots.
For more details and pictures of the fish available in this region, please click on the following button.
JULY - AUGUST: Rivers in the south of Manaus: SUCUNDURI, ABACAXI and ARIPUANÃ
SEPTEMBER: Rivers in the south of Manaus: UATUMÃ and JATAPU
OCTOBER - FEBRUARY: Rio Negro river and its tributaries called JUFARIS, AMAJAU, CAURÉS, BRANCO and JAUAPERI
Day 1 (Thursday): International trip to Manaus, AM - Brazil.
Day 2 (Friday): Arrival in Manaus. Transfer to Hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 3 (Saturday): Private transfer in the morning with bilingual guide from Hotel to Port of Manaus - Maruaga Hotel Boat. Welcome cocktails on board and start of the trip.
Days 4 to 7 (Sun-Wed): 4 Full-day fishing until 6:30pm.
Day 8 (Thursday): Fishing from 6:30am to 3:30 pm. Return to the hotel boat and travel back to Manaus.
Day 9 (Friday): Arrival in Manaus in the morning. Breakfast on board. Transfer to hotel. If it is not possible to check in immediately, luggage will be stored in the luggage storage of the hotel. Then we will start the private city tour with bilingual guide all day.
Day 10 (Saturday): Transfer to the airport at the appropriate time for the return flight.
End of our services.
Day 11 (Sunday): Arrival in your hometown and end of this unforgettable trip.
WEATHER: Temperatures usually range from 80-100F during the day, but typically it cools down to 70F degrees in the evening. Heavy tropical downpours (short duration) can occur even during the "dry season"; be sure to pack a rain suit.
LUGGAGE: Pack whatever you want!
THE MARUAGA HOTEL BOAT
MARUAGA HOTEL BOAT CAPACITY: 8 to 22 anglers per week.
9 suites with air conditioning. Split with 01 low double bed with dresser and 01 single bed upstairs and complete private bathroom.
COMPLEMENTARY LAUNDRY SERVICE ONBOARD and maid service free of charge.
TOP DECK: Top Deck for fishermen to relax with a drink and/or a cigar and have fun with the good stories of the fishing day while contemplating the Amazon landscapes.
MEALS: A daily full breakfast is served before anglers head out fishing each day. Lunch may be onboard or the angler may request a packed lunch to be enjoyed on the fishing boat. Dinner is onboard with a huge variety of meat, fish, salad, pasta, rice and fruit being served each evening.
Shore meals are also arranged (weather permitting).
BOAT INFRA STRUCTURE: Ice machine for drinks, 02 refrigerators with freezer, 01 industrial stove, Stereo, DVD, TV, Satellite dish, Water treatment plant, Satellite telephone (Charged separately).
MARUAGA JON BOATS:
ln every trip, the Maruaga Hotel Boat is accompanied by its 13 (thirteen) JON BOATS (skiffs) with the specifications below:
10.5 meter boats with 2 swivel chairs and two throwing platforms
13 mercury 30hp outboards, 13 electric bow thrills 44 lbs and
14 115Amp batteries
MARUAGA HOTEL BOAT SPECS:
Width of 6.4 mts and 90ft (30 mts) length with maximum of 1.20m draft
Scania Motor 315hp Turbo
Diesel Tank: 4,000 litres
2 Power Generators Kolbach of 30 kva
Electronics: Furuno radar // Interphase GPS Sender Garmin // Electronic and analogue compasses
[MARUAGA BOAT PHOTO GALLERY]
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PACKAGE CODE: AM4MARU
Group of 18 people: CAD$3,460
Group of 16 people: CAD$3,750
Group of 12-14 people: CAD$3,990
*Full price in Canadian dollars (CAD$)
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WHAT TO BRING?
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGES
COMPLETE CHECKLIST FOR AMAZON FISHING:
- Two Pair of Polarized Sunglasses (in case you lose or break apair).
- Waterproof & Unscented Sunscreen SPF 50+ (UVA) (UVB)
- Buff Face Mask
- Spinning or baitcasting rods 6´ to7´
- Bait or spinning reels with minimum 50 lb braidedline
- Boxe of lures – propellers, poppers, jumping minnow, twitch baits, bucktails jigs, shallowdeep plugs,
- Fly tackle #8 to #10 with reels, floating or intermediate lines (bring extra lines), Fluorocarbon Tippet (spools of 60, 70 fluoro), Flies and Fly Box (at least 4 dozenflies)
- Long Sturdy Pliers
- Fishing Sun Protection Gloves
- Light Weight Gore‐Tex® Rain Jacket andPants
- 3 Long Sleeve Fishing Shirts
- 3 Pairs of Fast Drying Pants
- 2 Pairs of Fast Drying Shorts or Swimming Trunks
- Boat Sandals
- Waterproof Camera, Memory Cards, Batteries and Charger
- Smart Phone or Tablet with Charger
- Insect repellent with 30% + DEET and “anti‐itch”cream
- Lip Balm with sunscreen (highest SPF you can get)
- Dry Bag, Day Pack, boat bag or Fanny Pack (100%Waterproof)
- Waterproof Bags or Zip‐Loc Bags (to carry camera, other gear while in the boat)
- Passport with at least 6 months of validity
- Brazilian Tourist Visa
- 2 Copies of passport (***packed separately in zip‐lock bag***)
- Airline tickets and itinerary
- Cash for shopping and tips for boat staff & guides
- Credit Card (call your company and inform about your travel plans)
- Notebook and pen
- Emergency Telephone Numbers
- Toiletries (Toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, etc)
- Aspirin and other over‐the‐counter medication like antacids, stool softner, etc
- Prescription Medications (packed in your carry‐on bag)
- Prescription Glasses
- Please also check information on Fishing Gear on this page
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FISHING WITH THE MARUAGA CREW IN THE AMAZON
AMAZON FISHING GEAR:
The giant Peacock Bass ranges in size from 2 to 30 pounds (In Portuguese: Tucunaré‐Açú, Paca or Paca‐Açú). This specie (Cichla Temensis) requires very good and strong tackle. We recommend bait casting reels number 200 and spinning reels 4000 or 5000 sizes. Strong braided line is very important. We recommend braided line from 50 to 65 lb test. The rods can measure from 6´ to 7´ long with minimum of 25 lb resistance. Snaps, knots, swiwels, splitrings and hooks must have minimum of 50 lb strength. 4 X hooks minimum recommended.
We suggest many types of lures – propellers, twitch baits, jumping minnows, shallow water dive plugs, bucktail jigs and more. If you are a fly fisherman, you can choose rods from #8 to #10 with floating lines or sinking tips line. The water of the river is warm. Fluor carbon 60 or 70 lb recommended. Poppers and streamers from 8 to 20 cm can be used depending on the size of the PB target.
> WATER LEVELS NOTE:
The water levels in the Amazon Rivers basin can change quickly and affect fishing conditions, regardless of season or historical patterns. Navigation may also be affected. Although we make every attempt to monitor such conditions, anglers assume the risk of those natural forces beyond our control.
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