Agua Boa Amazon Lodge

Agua Boa Amazon Lodge is fly-fishing-only. The large number of peacock bass make this trip mind boggling. The lodge is situated on a high bank, overlooking the Agua Boa River, which is one of the 1,000 plus tributaries feeding the mighty Amazon River. The lodge is only accessible by plane and is 200 miles northwest of Manaus, Brazil.


Fly Fishing Agua Boa River

Agua Boa Amazon Lodge

From its source to the Rio Branco, the Agua Boa is approximately 150 miles long. Many lagoons and oxbow lakes, varying in size from two to 25 acres, are located along the Agua Boa.
When the water is slightly higher, the lodge's guides will pole the boat through the shallow creeks that lead off of the main river into the connecting lakes. When the waters are lower, a walk of no more than a quarter of a mile may be required to reach the fishing. Due to the unusual clarity of the many lakes and lagoons, this is the best fly fishing trip for peacock bass. Land 20 to 100+ peacock bass per day - some will be huge. The giant reserve area boasts birds, wildlife, very few people, no mosquitoes. Guided two anglers per boat. Very experienced guides who paddle and pole boats. Additional boats are kept on 12 or more lakes, a short hike away.
The fleet of 20-foot aluminum skiffs with poling platforms and new fishing support rails are ideally suited for fishing the Agua Boa River, its tributaries, and lagoons. All boats have the option of using a conventional two-stroke Mercury motor, or a four-stroke Yamaha jet motor. The jet motors prove invaluable for those low water sightcasting opportunities. Two anglers per boat and guide.

About Agua Boa Amazon Lodge

Agua Boa Amazon Lodge

Agua Boa Amazon Lodge is remote. It’s over 50-miles to the nearest habitation. There are six individual bungalows. Each bungalow has two double beds, private bathrooms with showers, plenty of storage, and a refrigerator with cold drinks. Electric supply is standard U.S. sockets and 110 voltage.
The bungalows are normally shared by two guests, but if required, single occupancy can be booked for an additional cost. There is also free Wi-Fi access in the bungalows and the lodge. The lodge has a 65-foot swimming pool, dining room, lounge-recreation area, and satellite TV. The lodge hosts 12-anglers per week.  This trip sells out before any other, so we recommend booking early.

Click here for Agua Boa Hosted Weeks:

Agua Boa Amazon Lodge

7-nights and 6 ½-days guided fishing
2017 Hosted Fishing Weeks:  $4,950.00
• Oct. 27 - Nov. 4:  Archie Adams host
• November 3-11:  John Holpuch hosts
• November 10-18:  Brad Staples hosts
• December 1-9:  Mike Sadar hosts
• December 8-16:  Host to be determined
2017 Hosted Holiday Weeks: $4,100.00
• November 17-25:  Mike McGinn hosts
• Nov. 24 - Dec. 2:  Mike McGinn hosts
Christmas Week:  $4,100.00
• December 22-30:  Unhosted
Click here for 2017, 2018, and 2019 Hosted Weeks.

Getting Here:

Upon arrival in Manaus, Brazil, a hotel night is required and is not included in the package. It’s possible that you may need to also spend one night in Miami. The charter for the lodge departs at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday morning. You'll take a 105-minute flight, (which is included in the package) to Agua Boa Amazon Lodge's landing strip, where you'll be greeted by the lodge staff. The following Saturday your return charter flight leaves the Lodge at 9:00 a.m.


2017-2018 Rates:

7-nights and 6 ½-days guided fishing:
January - March:
$5,950.00 p.p.
October - December:
4,950.00 p.p.
Non-angler companion:
$2,650.00 p.p.
Click here for a PDF of all pricing.

Packages include:

airport reception, three ground transfers, roundtrip flight from Manaus to lodge, lodging, all meals at the lodge, soft drinks, beer, wine, daily laundry service, guided fishing, fishing license, (flies are provided on our hosted trips) and fly patterns (if you tie), and upon request: a free copy of Larry’s 40-page book Fly fishing for Peacock Bass.

Packages do not include:

international airfare, Brazilian visa, satellite telephone calls, liquor, airport taxes, overnight hotel and meals in Manaus, mandatory trip evacuation and medical insurance, fishing tackle, and anything not mentioned under inclusions. If you desire to tie your own flies, ask Guy Schoenborn to send you fly samples.

New Requirements:

New as of 2016:  The government of Brazil introduced changes to the visa application process in May of 2016. The new application has additional questions, and travelers are required to submit a digital photo. Complete information is provided in our information packet.

Call 1-800-205-3474 for more Information:

Request Agua Boa Amazon info packet  

Agua Boa photos


Brad Staples with Agua Boa peacock bass

Agua Boa Amazon Lodge

Ken Siler with peacock bass

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Larry Schoenborn and Perry Cardoza

Larry Schoenborn and Perry

Aerial view of Agua Boa

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Breakfast buffet

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65-foot swimming pool

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Arowana - Charlie Swett

Agua Boa Amazon Lodge

About an 80 pound Pirarucu - Agua Boa

Agua Boa Amazon Lodge

Agua Boa has Payara, too - Mike McGinn

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Kelly Varnes with Agua Boa catfish

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Flies for Agua Boa

Agua Boa Amazon Lodge

20-foot aluminum skiffs

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View of the Agua Boa from the pool

Agua Boa Amazon Lodge

Ken Nordeste with large peacock bass

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Agua Boa at night

Agua Boa Amazon Lodge

Mike Casey with nice peacock bass

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Agua Boa peacock bass

Agua Boa Amazon Lodge

Camille Egdorf and guide

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Mike McGinn - Hosted Holiday Weeks

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20-foot aluminum skiffs

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Agua Boa has its own landing strip

Agua Boa Amazon Lodge

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