May 23-27, 2024
Guatemala – 4 anglers per boat
Casa Vieja Lodge, located in the heart of Guatemala’s Pacific coast, is a premier sport fishing destination renowned for its commitment to conservation and catch and release practices. The lodge offers guests a luxurious and sustainable fishing experience, with expert guides and top-of-the-line equipment to help anglers catch prized species like sailfish, marlin, and tuna.
What sets Casa Vieja Lodge apart is their unwavering dedication to preserving the marine ecosystem and promoting sustainable fishing practices. They operate under a strict catch and release policy, which means that all fish caught are released back into the ocean unharmed. This practice not only helps to maintain healthy fish populations but also ensures that future generations can enjoy the thrill of sport fishing.
Jessica Harvey, a visiting scientist and a GHF rep will be stationed on separate boats for the week and guests will rotate between boats according to a roster schedule organized by the Casa Vieja (CV) Fishing Director. After the first day, the GHF rep and the CV Fishing Director will confirm attendance each evening and make any changes to the roster if needed. (ie if people decide not to fish the next day). The boat roster will be shared every morning with guests at the dock. Guests will choose whether they want to fish inshore, offshore or a mixture of the two and be able to participate in dolphinfish tagging citizen science program during the fishing day. Following a day on the water, testimonials will be collected/filmed at the dock, during happy hour or in a designated interview location. Guests will be able to enjoy brief games at the lodge before dinner and an educational presentation after dinner on designated days. Guests will take turns being seated with the GHF staff at dinners every evening.
Approximately one month from the end of the expedition, a summary video of the experience will be shared with guests.
|Arrive at Casa Vieja Lodge – Welcome cocktail party
|Fishing Day 1 – Happy hour games (Name that species/Name that painting)
|Fishing Day 2 – Educational Presentation
|Fishing Day 3 – Leaving cocktail party, Happy hour games (Name that species/CV trivia)
|Depart – Casa Vieja Lodge
Funds to the Guy Harvey Foundation are generated from the proceeds of the expedition and individual contributions secured while on or following the expedition.
Securing your place
A full deposit is required to secure a booking. Payments can be made directly through the Guy Harvey Foundation website, wire transfer or a check made out to the Guy Harvey Foundation to the following address:
Guy Harvey Foundation, attn: Amanda Martin, 757 SE 17th Street, Suite 217, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Payments made on your expedition are refundable for cancellations received, in writing, at least ninety (90) days prior to the expedition start date. All payments are non-refundable less than 90 days prior to the expedition start date. Travel insurance is not included and is strongly recommended to protect your investment.
Tax deduction inquiry
Should you wish to evaluate whether you qualify for a tax deduction, the participant must send a request to the Guy Harvey Foundation, in writing, and a letter will be provided which the participant can present to their own tax attorney for evaluation.