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Blue Horizon Belize Trip 2025

Date: March 8th - 15th 2025
Location: 9 miles off the coast of Placencia in Southern Belize
Price: $5,330 - per person | Double room/boat

* This trip will be hosted by TCO's owner Tony Gehman & State College Store Manager, George Costa

Following up on our 2022 trip to Blue Horizon hosted by George Costa, TCO is excited to get back to Belize and fish at this extraordinary lodge in the heart of Permit Ally! Our 2022 trip was a blast with the group landing multiple permit and bonefish as well as triggerfish and barracuda. We’ve locked in a special rate for this trip so act fast to get in on this trip of a lifetime!

For more info and to sign up, contact George Costa at TCO State College for more details: 814-689-3654 x 4


  • Accommodations and all meals, snacks, local beer, local alcohol, and non- alcoholic beverages
  • 7 nights and 6 full days fishing
  • Commuter airfare from Belize City to Placencia
  • Transfers between Placencia airstrip and lodge (land and boat)
  • WiFi & Marine fees, hotel taxes, and GST


  • International flight to Belize City (BZE)
  • Extra tours or Purchases in the pro/gift shop
  • Fishing guide and lodge staff gratuities
  • Trip Insurance – We work with Global Rescue to provide the best service


About Blue Horizon

Founded in 1997 by legendary Belizean fly-fishing guide Lincoln Westby, Blue Horizon Fly Fishing operates inside the protected waters of the South Water Caye Marine Reserve, in an area known as “Permit Alley”. This epicenter of the flats fishing is known as the finest permit fishing in the Caribbean, attracting anglers from around the world to our fabled flats.

Over the years, Lincoln and the guides he has trained himself, have developed into some of the most knowledgeable, friendly, professional, and fun guides to fish with in Belize. With literally thousands of permit, bonefish, and tarpon landed over the years, you can’t go wrong when you book a day, or a week, or more with Blue Horizon Fly Fishing.  For decades, Blue Horizon Lodge was known as ‘THE’ destination for hardcore permit anglers attempting to catch their 1st or 100th permit. With the rebuild of the lodge, we retain the title of the “Best Permit Fishing in Belize”. The lodge is located on the exact same footprint that Lincoln established his original lodge many years ago to maximize being on the flats during the best tides, with the best guides, during the best times of the day.

World Class Fly Fishing for Permit

Situated on a 7-acre island, locally known as Northeast Caye, Blue Horizon is perfectly located in the heart of “Permit Alley”, the most productive permit flats in Belize. Catering to dedicated and beginner anglers alike, Blue Horizon prides themselves on the complete satisfaction of all their guests. Blue Horizon Lodge, an Orvis Endorsed Fly-Fishing Lodge, has raised the bar for customer service while maintaining the relaxed ‘island’ attitude. It’s the perfect combination of focused fishing without all the pressure. Your job is to simply relax, go fishing, enjoy some great food, drink, and companionship… then repeat!

At Blue Horizon, you won’t experience long boat rides to get to the best flats. Our professional team of guides will have you casting to permit (or bonefish or tarpon) within minutes of leaving the lodge. The proximity to the flats allows you to maximize your time on the water during the most productive moments of each tide cycle. You’ll be fishing the tides, not the clock. The entire fishing program is determined by the tide cycle, not the time of the day or when a meal is served.

While most anglers who stay at Blue Horizon Lodge are focused on fishing for permit, there is an abundant population of tarpon nearby. And don’t forget about bonefish! Bonefish can be targeted and caught any day of the year, making our fishery the best place to target a Grand Slam in Belize.

Fishing Schedule

Most guides and fishing lodge operations in Belize will start the day at a set time, no matter what is happening with the tide. That’s not how we do it. At Blue Horizon Lodge, we fish the best tides no matter what time of the day (well… as long as there is day light). They fish the tides, not the clock. Some mornings the guides will be leaving before the sun rises. Other days you’ll sleep in. The tides are the master and they determine when and for how long each fishing session will span.

There are two basic schedules at Blue Horizon Lodge. The first routine sees early morning starts, with a mid-day break at the lodge, then back on the water once the tides turn, fishing until dark. During a mid-day high tide cycle, your guide day will start between 6-7 am, and you can expect to be fishing until at least 3 pm before returning to the lodge.  

The Blue Horizon team works smarter, not harder, to put you on the most fish during the most likely tide that permit will be feeding.

Accommodations above the Others 

The intimate Blue Horizon Lodge is ideal for all vacationing anglers. Blue Horizon Lodge officially re-opened in 2020. The new lodge features many of the original buildings with a fresh redesign that incorporates the modern comforts this generation of traveling anglers has come enjoy and expect. The goal of the redesign was to create an atmosphere that honors the heritage of Lincoln Westby’s original lodge, while rejuvenating it with contemporary luxury elements. During reconstruction, much of the old lodge and guest cabins were salvaged and have been incorporated into new furniture, accents elements and décor of the lodge and guest rooms. For those anglers who visited Blue Horizon Lodge in the 1990’s, there is no doubt you’ll recognize the remnants of the old lodge and you will certainly savor the updated and greatly improved accommodations.

The main lodge integrates an open-air design so that you may fully appreciate the beauty of the marina environment setting. The unique shutter system allows us to have the lodge fully open to the natural world, or to quickly close-up the shutters to protect interior when inclement weather threatens.

The five guests cabanas, for a maximum capacity for 10 anglers, have been completely refurbished and deliver a surprising level of sophistication for such a remote location. Each room is furnished with two full size beds and a private bathroom, complete with on demand hot water showers. Air conditioning is standard in all of the rooms, giving our guests the option of enjoying the ocean breeze or a controlled climate. Rod racks, shelving, and hangers will help you organize your gear during your stay.


The island has wireless internet access covering the majority of the property. Your room and the main lodge are 100% covered. Cellular service is limited, but available to most US carriers. We have installed a next generation internet system that allows for accessing the internet at fiberoptic speeds. WiFi calling, emails, internet browsing, text messaging, social media, and even high speed streaming of live TV and movies is not just possible, but standard. We expect you to be pleasantly surprised by the speed and consistency you’ll be able to access the internet.

Room Amenities

  • Two Full-Size Beds
  • Private Bathroom
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Fly Rod Racks, Shelving, & Hangers
  • Balcony
  • Towels
  • Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Wash
  • Drinking Water

Getting There

Internation flights to Belize are quick and easy from most U.S. airports, flights from the East Coast are typically 5-6 hours.  Plan to arrive early afternoon in Belize City, Philip Goldson International Airport (BZE). Once we arrive, we will check through Belize customs and proceed to the domestic terminal to catch a short flight from Belize City to Placencia.  These flights are serviced by Maya and Flamingo air and are on well-maintained duel-prop commuter planes. After landing in Placencia, we will be met by Blue Horizon staff and take a short bus ride to the marina at the Placencia Hotel for a 45-minute boat transfer to Blue Horizon lodge out on the reef.   Total travel time with transfers will typically be around 10-12 hours from your front door to the best permit fishing on the planet.