Located off the coast of Placencia, Belize, Whipray Caye is Permit country pure and simple. The tidal flats east of town consistently provide more shots at permit than anywhere in the world. Whipray Caye is a very small private island located in the thick of the action that was developed with one thing in mind - catching permit.

The Fishing

The name Placencia has for years been synonymous with world class permit and tarpon fishing and is home to some of the finest, most experienced guides in all of Central America. Owned and operated by Julian Cabral and his wife Beverly, Whipray Caye Lodge is custom made for serious salt-water fishermen who are dedicated to the hunt for paranoid Permit. Not only is this a great place to fish, this is a place where you can really LEARN the intricacies and details of flats fishing from some of the best guides in the business. A week spent fishing with these veterans is the equivalent of taking an advanced course in saltwater flyfishing!

In the past, the only complaint that anglers have had about fishing the waters of Placencia was that each morning and afternoon required a long run from the mainland to the prime fishing areas. For those that would rather maximize their fishing time and eliminate the boat run altogether, then Julian Cabral's Whipray Caye is the place for your next saltwater trip! Due to its prime location more than eight miles off the coast of Placencia, this is an operation that is perhaps best suited for the angler whose primary concern is long days on the water with lots of shots and opportunities above all else.

The waters that surround Placencia are perhaps best known for the amazing numbers of permit that inhabit the southern area's huge chain of cayes and flats. Surrounded on all sides by deep, blue water, the picturesque sand and turtlegrass flats are home to some of the largest permit found anywhere. A number of the mangrove islands and lagoons hold tarpon ranging in size from 10 to 80 pounds, and schools of bonefish can usually be found for those anglers interested in pursuing the elusive grand slam.

Trip Information

Documents Required

For American, Canadian, and E.U. citizens, all that is required for entrance to Belize is a valid passport. If you plan to spend more than a month in Belize, you will have to request an extension from the Immigration Office. Guests from China, Columbia, Cuba, India, South Africa, and Taiwan require a visa for entrance to Belize. Visa information can be obtained from the Belize Immigration and Nationality Department, Belmopan, Cayo District, Belize, Central America. (telephone 011-501-8-22423 or fax 011-501-8-22662)

Boats and Equipment

23-foot Mexican super-pangas


permit, bonefish, tarpon, snook, barracuda, jack crevelle, snapper

Rates (Login required)

All prices are based on double occupancy – please contact us for single accommodation rates

9 nights / 8 days fishing $3,480 USD

8 nights / 7 days fishing $3,090 USD

7 nights / 6 days fishing $2,885 USD

6 nights / 5 days fishing $2,605 USD

5 nights / 4 days fishing $2,305 USD




8 anglers


Your accommodations on Whipray Caye will be in very basic yet comfortable cabins, each featuring a private bathroom, ceiling fans table and chairs, and a private veranda with hammocks overlooking the sea. The small lodge also features the famous Sea Urchin Bar and an eating area that is one of the most unique in the entire area! The kitchen serves up a variety of Belizean and American food, and the fully stocked bar serves the coldest beer for miles around.

Getting There

International flights to Belize travel through Miami, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta and Charlotte. American, Delta, Continental, US Air, and Taca all serve Belize.

Guests will fly into Belize City, where they will be met by a Flytreks representative. Guests are then escorted to a domestic air carrier for a 35 minute flight to Placencia. An assistant will ensure that luggage is properly tagged to the correct destination and will help with lost luggage should assistance be necessary. Upon arrival in Placencia, you will make your final transfer by boat to the lodge.

What's included

  • Being met as soon as you clear customs at Belize International Airport
  • Number of nights accommodations as specified in booking
  • Number of days guided fishing as specified in booking
  • Round trip water transfers between Placencia airport and lodge
  • All meals, soft drinks and bottled water
  • Hotel tax

What's not included

  • Round trip airfare to Placencia
  • Alcohol
  • Gratuities
  • Fishing gear
  • Departure tax is typically included in international airfare – please check with airline
  • Personal charges