Casa Vieja

Guatemala Sailfishing

Casa Vieja is located on Guatemala’s Pacific coast, the unchallenged Sailfish Capital of the World. Casa Vieja’s captains have guided anglers to such astounding records as:

  • 124 sails released from one boat in one day
  • 300 billfish released in 3 consecutive days, one boat
  • 57 sailfish landed on flyrod, in one day
  • An annual release rate of over a dozen sails per boat per day

It’s clear that Guatemala has the greatest concentration of billfish to be found anywhere on this planet.

Casa Vieja Lodge was built over twenty years ago as the private retreat to one of Guatemala’s most prominent sporting families. Today, Casa Vieja Lodge is a classically styled sportsman’s retreat sure to delight guests who’ve fished the world over. Also, the lodge is surrounded by landscaped gardens and tropical foliage providing the ultimate in privacy.

Casa Vieja Lodge offers a waterfront view, full service bar, pool, and lovely, landscaped grounds. Rooms are air conditioned and have satellite televisions and sliding doors leading to the pool and patio.

At Casa Vieja, Sailfish are abundant year round and the fleet has averaged raising more than 20 billfish per day per boat – YEAR ROUND! Casa Vieja’s records show 40 plus sailfish release days have been experienced in every month of the year. Days with finicky or non-aggressive feeders are few and far between!

The larger sailfish up to 150 pounds are usually taken during the Fall, but for pure volume of 80 – 100 pound fish, December through June tends to be the rule. During this time you’ll be tantalized with 20 – 40 bites per day and, on some of those exceptional days, more than 100!

If you like to play the numbers, while targeting sailfish, Casa Vieja boats usually encounter a marlin about every third day during the year, however more can be seen by requesting a strictly marlin venture! Casa Vieja has lots of football size tuna and dolphin in the 20 – 40 pound range and impressive sized roosterfish are plentiful along the coastline within minutes of the docks. A day of inshore fishing can be an excellent way to round off your trip.

Casa Vieja boasts one of the most impressive fleets of gameboats skippered by a roster of some of the world’s most accomplished bluewater captains. Under the direction of Fleet Captain and television personality, Tred Barta, Casa Vieja’s skipper list reads like a “who’s who” of names well known to international billfishermen.

Casa Vieja Fleet 2023/2024 Season

The Hooker, 48′ G & S, Capt. David Salazar
Pica Mas, 48′ Whiticar, Capt. Nicho Alvarenga
Poco Loco, 44′ Kincheloe Nickerson, Capt. Jonathan
Finest Kind, 40′ Whiticar, Capt. Benji
Rum Line, 40′ Gamefisherman, Capt. Terry Brennan
A-Fin-Ity,  39 Billy Knowles,  Capt. Franz Hoffman
Release, 37′ Merrit,  Capt. Sammy
Chilero, 38′ Warren O’Neil, Capt. Nico
Makaira, 37′ Rybovich, Capt. Jeffrey Garciav

Casa Vieja 2023-2024 Rates

36 to 39 Foot Gameboats

Number of Anglers 4 Nights / 3 Days, per angler Extra Days
Single Angler $9,340 $2,825
2 Anglers $5,090 p/p $1,510 p/p
3 Anglers $4,170 p/p $1,190 p/p
4 Anglers $3,400 p/p $940 p/p
5 Anglers $3,185 p/p $ 865 p/p

40 Foot Gameboats

Number of Anglers 4 Nights / 3 Days Extra Days
Single Angler $10,675 $3,325
2 Anglers $5,870 p/p $1,775 p/p
3 Anglers $4,695 p/p $1,360 p/p
4 Anglers $3,790 p/p $1,080 p/p
5 Anglers $3,500 p/p $ 975 p/p

44 Foot Gameboats

Number of Anglers 4 Nights / 3 Days Extra Days
Single Angler $12,065 $3,780
2 Anglers $6,565 p/p $2,015 p/p
3 Anglers $5,160 p/p $ 1,525 p/p
4 Anglers $4,135 p/p $ 1,200 p/p
5 Anglers $3,780 p/p $1,065 p/p

48 Foot Gameboats

Number of Anglers 4 Nights/3 Days Extra Days
2 Anglers $7,240 p/p $2,240 p/p
3 Anglers $5,610 p/p $1,675 p/p
4 Anglers $4,475 p/p $1,320 p/p
5 Anglers $4,050 p/p $1,160 p/p/

Additional Day Include: Double occupancy accomodations; meals and fishing arrangements.

Casa Vieja Lodge Fishing Packages Include: VIP airport reception and roundtrip airport transfers between Guatemala City and the Lodge; deluxe double occupancy accommodations with breakfast and dinner daily at Casa Vieja Lodge; beer and alcohol, non-alcoholic beverages; daily lodge-marina transfers; fishing on a choice of game boats with captain and crew; lunches, bottled water and soft drinks on the boat; all trolling, spin and fly tackle; bait, lures and flies.

Packages Do Not Include: Cost of obtaining and maintaining a valid passport, Intl. airfare to Guatemala City, airport security tax of $3 ea; meals, drinks and touring outside the lodge; room tax of $28 per night (must be collected in Guatemala); laundry, top-shelf alcohol, gratuities to lodge staff, Captain, boat crews and drivers and items of a personal nature.

* * * Rates subject to change without notice and fuel surcharges may apply.* * *