Mike Heusner & Marguerite Miles, the owners, managers and hosts at the historic Belize River Lodge welcome you to visit for a memorable fishing vacation. Our onsite management make this Belize fishing Lodge one of the most personalized touring and fishing lodges in the Caribbean
The Belize River Lodge rests quietly on the lush, green banks of the Belize Olde River, only 3.5 miles from the mouth of the river – the entrance into the Caribbean Sea and classic Flats fishing. This beautiful historic mahogany lodge is situated amidst an abundant tropical setting. Balmy breezes rich with the sound of bird song drift among the private cottages creating a naturalist’s paradise. Relax and delight in our Belizean hospitality and our delicious combination of fine Belizean-Creole cuisine.
The Belize River Lodge is a tried and proven world-class fishing lodge in continuous operation since 1960. It was the first fishing lodge built in Belize and was known as Barothy’s Caribbean Lodge Ltd; then Keller Caribbean Sports Ltd (KCS); and since January of 1987, Belize River Lodge. We specialize in some of the very best saltwater fishing in all of Belize. BRL also offers customized eco-tours for non-anglers looking to have a tropical vacation or the angler wanting to get to see a little more of Belize.
Conveniently located, Belize River Lodge is a short and easy trip to the spin and flyfishing Flats. Sight fishing the FLATS is our specialty, and variety the main attraction. BONEFISH, TARPON, PERMIT and SNOOK are the main species caught by fly fishing and/or spin casting anglers. About 75% of our guests are fly fishers, men and women, who are in pursuit of the Grand Slam. Belize River Lodge operates two systems: fishing &/or touring from the Lodge and fishing and vacation relaxation at our island Outpost on Long Caye. Whether you choose to stay at the Lodge or Long Caye Outpost Lodge, you will surely revel in your ultimate tropical adventure!
Belize River Lodge Location: 3.5 Miles Belize Olde River, Ladyville, Belize (Central America)
Long Caye Outpost Location: 14 miles off the coast of Belize City in Central Belize (Latitude: 17°37'36.69"N, Longitude: 88° 4'0.71"W)
Belize River Lodge Capacity: 16 total guests maximum, with 14 anglers and 2 non-anglers per week
Long Caye Outpost Capacity: 6 total guests maximum
Closest Major Air Hub: Phillip Goldson International Airport, Belize (BZE)
Target Species: Bonefish, Permit, Snook and Tarpon with possibilities for barracuda, snapper, jacks, tripletail, ladyfish and more
Documents Required: Valid passport. No visa required for citizens of most countries
The Lodge was built amongst the palm, coconut, mahogany, logwood & mango trees, in a genuine jungle setting. Many native trees were left in place around the Lodge for atmosphere & shade. Mahogany was the wood used for building this fishing Lodge.
Today, Belize River Lodge still rests quietly on the banks of the Belize Olde River, amidst the lush green tropical setting. Balmy breezes, rich with bird song, drift among the private mahogany cottages.
This jungle Lodge can accommodate up to sixteen people.
The main Lodge houses the kitchen, office, Mags’ gift shop, Mike’s fishing closet, the dining room, lounge area, screened in porch & self service bar. From the Belize River Lodge’s kitchen comes an excellent combination of the best Belizean, Creole and American cuisine. The Lodge cooks use the freshest and finest ingredients (even coconuts off the trees in the front yard), and along with some of Mags’ old family recipes, create some of the most memorable tasty meals, which will have you asking for a few of her recipes. Remember, save room for coffee or tea and dessert!
The dining room’s claim to fame are the three solid slab mahogany tables, where you can find some of the finest dining and socializing in Belize. Relax and enjoy the atmosphere, and tell a couple of stories yourself. After dinner, you can retire to the lounge or the porch for an after dinner refreshment. Located within this area is our self-service bar and the fly tying table.