Hopkins Belize Fly Fishing Trips for Permit, Bonefish, Tarpon, Snook

Permit Alley Belize Fishing Charter

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Permit Alley, off the coast of Hopkins, is home to some of the most productive permit flats in the entire world.

Permit Alley Fly Fishing Adventure is docked in beautiful Hopkins, Belize. Hopkins is located fewer than 7 miles from the beautiful flats that surround the Belize Barrier Reef where you can catch some amazing fish. The area known as Permit Alley is well known for big hungry Permit, schools of Bonefish and resident Tarpon that can be caught year-round. The flats that surround the reef consist of class-style permit flats. Some are sandy, some are grassy, but all of them are productive!

DSC_4251.jpgThis makes Hopkins a great jumping off point for not only fishing, but many other activities as well. We offer fishing packages that include accommodations with custom fishing experiences. You have the choice to fish for half day, one full day or multiple days.  

Come take a chance to catch a "Grand Slam" on any given day! We will try our best to make your fishing trip the fishing adventure you have always dreamed of. 

Fly Fishing in Hopkins, Belize

cuda.jpgPermit Alley Fly Fishing Adventures fly fishing trips include full and half day trips as well as multi-day packages. These packages include accomodations in Hopkins Village. 

Full day fly fishing trips last 8 hours and can hold 2 anglers per boat/guide. The trip will start with going out to the Belize Barrier Reef and fishing the flats from the front of the boat with the wading technique. We run out in small pangas, or skiffs, from the Sittee River and sight cast to Bonefish, Permit, Tarpon and more. There are other species that can be targeted such as Snook, Baracuda, Snapper, Jack and much more.

Our experienced guides are ready to take you out for a day on the water you won't forget. Whether you are a novice or an old pro to saltwater fly fishing, Permit Alley has the right day planned for you. It's your day out on the water, and we are here to help you catch your grand slam.

Permit Alley Fly Fishing Rates

Contact us to learn more about our daily fishing trips as well as the fishing and lodging packages that we offer. We can set you up with half, full and multi day fishing trips, or fishing and lodging packages that make your trip to Hopkins as easy as possible. Custom packages and trips are also available, so don't be shy, just tell us what you'd like to do and we'll plan your adventure!

Full Day Fly Fishing (8 hours) - $450

Half Day Fly Fishing (4 hours) - $300

*All of our trips include a cooler of ice with refreshments, water, and snacks. Our full day trips include lunch.

What To Bring

Don't worry, if you show up empty handed, we've got your covered on rods, reels, flies and all other important stuff for fly fishing. These are some other things that you should. You are also more than welcome to bring your own gear as well. Below are some other things that you should bring:

  • Wading Boots
  • Sunscreen
  • Sun Protection
  • Rain Gear
  • Camera
  • Sunglasses (Polarized)

Where to Meet

Permit Alley Fly Fishing Adventures departs for fishing trips from the Sittee River Marina. If you are having trouble finding the location, we'd be happy to provide transportation to small groups within Hopkins. 


Fly Fishing in Hopkins, Belize Species


The Atlantic Tarpon (Megalops atlanticus) inhabits coastal waters, estuaries, lagoons, and rivers. tarpons feed almost exclusively on schooling fish and occasionally crabs. A tarpon is capable of filling its swim bladder with air, like a primitive lung. This gives the tarpon a predatory advantage when oxygen levels in the water are low. Tarpons have been recorded at up to 2.5 m (8 ft 2 in) in length and weighing up to 161 kg (355 lb). The Atlantic tarpon is also known as the silver king.

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The permit's genus name, Trachinotus comes from a fusion of the Greek words trachys, which means "rough", and noton, meaning "back". The species name for the permit, falcatus, is a Latin adjective, which roughly means "armed with scythes". This serves as a reference to the permit's dorsal fin that occasionally protrudes from the water when schools of permit feed near the surface.


An amphidromous species, it lives in inshore tropical waters and moves onto shallow mudflats to feed with the incoming tide. Adults and juveniles may shoal together, and they may be found singly or in pairs. The bonefish feeds on benthic worms, fry, crustaceans, and mollusks. Ledges, drop-offs, and clean, healthy seagrass beds yield abundant small prey such as crabs and shrimp. It may follow stingrays to catch the small animals they root from the substrate.


It's time for at least one day out on the water with Permit Alley Fly Fishing Adventures. Click the phone number below to book a fishing trip.