Sight Cast Outfitters//Los Roques, Venezuela

SIGHT CAST OVERVIEW

Tailwaters has been visiting and sending anglers to Los Roques since 2004. We stand by the destination as safe to visit, and one of the most rewarding saltwater flats fisheries on the planet. Los Roques is a series of 40-50 major islands located approximately eighty miles north of Caracas, Venezuela. Sight Cast and their charming Posada Acuarela are located on the main island of Gran Roque – the center of the Parque Nacional Archipelago de Los Roques.

Los Roques is a bonefisherman’s dream! The clarity of the water is simply amazing, the average size bonefish is a solid 4-5 pounds, all of the fishing is done wading, tailing fish are a daily occurrence, and there is very little fishing pressure. Traditional mangrove lined sandy flats, skinny water turtle grass flats that made the fishery famous, a unique beach fishery, and a 1:1 guide to angler ratio all combine to offer perhaps the most consistent bonefish fishing in the Caribbean. Los Roques also yields frequent opportunities for trophy-sized permit and a reliable year-round tarpon fishery. Anglers also enjoy encounters with barracudas, several species of jacks, parrotfish, and other reef species.

Gran Roque is vibrant with numerous shops, restaurants and bars. The beaches of Gran Roque rival the best Bahamian beaches in beauty with powdery, white sand and crystal blue water – a truly idyllic tropical paradise to combine as a couple’s vacation or complete angling holiday.

The Los Roques archipelago is located approximately eighty miles north of the Venezuelan mainland in the southern Caribbean Sea.

Anglers travel to Caracas International Airport (CCS) from several USA portals such as Houston, Dallas, Miami, Atlanta, Newark, and more. After an overnight on the mainland, guests then fly on board a local commercial flight approximately 45 minutes to Gran Roque Island and immediately start the first fishing day (See SAMPLE ITINERARY for more details).

Los Roques is considered one of the most consistent and spectacular bonefish fisheries on the planet.

Los Roques has been made famous by their skinny water turtlegrass pancake flats targeting tailing and Bahamian sized bonefish in the 4-6 pound range. Los Roques is a wade fisherman’s dream come true – both on the pancakes as well as the beaches and traditional sandy flats that are around nearly every turn. While this is a bonefish trip first, legitimate opportunities for permit are a frequent occurrence, and the tarpon fishing can be extremely reliable as well. Other gamefish such as barracuda, yellowtail, jack crevalle, sharks and parrotfish are also very much a part of a typical week in Los Roques.

Los Roques is truly a year round fishery.

Unlike many Caribbean or Atlantic destinations to the north, Los Roques enjoys a very consistent equatorial climate with little seasonality and excellent fishing twelve months a year. January – September offers the best months for wade fishing, while the larger tides in the fall months spice up things on the flats with more shots at permit and tarpon.

If you are interested in wade fishing for large bonefish, you needn’t look any further than Los Roques in this hemisphere. If you are the type of angler than enjoys diversity in species, Los Roques will work for you as well. It is the perfect destination for folks interested in a low-key holiday on a sleepy Caribbean paradise. Posada Acuarela is a lovely European style hotel that accommodates low maintenance and active non-anglers or spouses. You should NOT be intimidated by the politics associated with Venezuela – as Los Roques is 100% totally safe for American tourists.
7 Night / 6 Day Fishing Package (based on shared room/guide) is $4250 per person. Additional expenses include but are not limited to airfare to Caracas (CCS), alcoholic beverages, gratuities, National Park entry fees, and guided non-angling activities. (See RATES for more detail).
You the client don’t pay a penny for our travel services! Our destination recommendations, organization, and pre-trip planning services are completely free of charge – and oftentimes less expensive than booking direct with a lodge or outfitter. We can assist with every question, concern, or special request related to your adventure at zero cost!