Agua Boa Amazon Lodge

Agua Boa Amazon is a fly-fishing-only lodge. 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. We've hosted annual fishing trips at Agua Boa since 2004.


Fly Fishing Agua Boa River

Agua Boa Amazon Lodge

Agua Boa River:  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 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.
Peacock Bass:  Due to the unusual clarity of the many lakes and lagoons, this is the best fly fishing trip for peacock bass. Land 20 to 50+ peacock bass per day - some will be huge. The giant reserve area boasts birds, wildlife, very few people, no mosquitoes. Two anglers per boat and guide. Guides and beats are rotated daily so that you get a chance to see the entire river. Additional boats are kept on 12 or more lakes, a short hike away.
Other Species:  Arowana, pirarucu, pacu, piranha, tiger catfish, and more.
Boats:  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. Each of the boats has a GPS Spot device, so in case of an emergency, the guides can contact the Lodge. Two anglers per boat and guide.
Guides:  Very experienced guides who paddle and pole boats. They speak Portugues but know enough English to get by.
Fishing License:  is included in the package.
Regulations: The Agua Boa River is the only fly-fishing-only, single barbless hook river in the Amazon.
Equipment:  is not included in the package. A detailed tackle list is included in our confirmation packet.
Flies:  We provide flies for our hosted trips. If you desire to tie your own, Guy Schoenborn will send you fly samples.

About Agua Boa Amazon Lodge

Agua Boa Amazon Lodge Season

Season:  The Lodge is open annually from October 15 through April 1.
The 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 main lodge has a dining room, lounge-recreation area, and satellite TV. The 65-foot swimming pool overlooks the river. The Lodge hosts 12-anglers per week. We recommend booking early.
The Lodge is handicap accessible and can accommodate almost anyone.

Agua Boa Dining

Meals:  Buffet-style breakfast with hot and cold dishes, bread, pastries, meat, fresh fruit, cereal, plus fresh fruit juices and coffee. You may either enjoy lunch at the Lodge or take a packed lunch and stay on the river all day. Three-course dinners served with wine. The main course is a buffet, with several choices of meats and fish dishes. Throughout the day and evening, snacks, and hot and cold drinks are available in the dining area. Beer, wine, bottled water, and soft drinks are served at the bar and are included in the package.
Communications:  There is free Wi-Fi access (a tad slow) in the bungalows and the main Lodge. A satellite phone is available for guests to use at $5.00 per minute.

2019 and 2020 Agua Boa Hosted Weeks:

Agua Boa Amazon Guided Fishing

7-NIGHTS and 6½-DAYS GUIDED FISHING
2019 Hosted Fishing Weeks:
$5,400.00 per person
Non-angler sharing room $2,700.00 p.p.
• Oct. 25 - Nov. 2:  Archie Adams hosts - SOLD-OUT
• November 8-16, 2019:   John Holpuch hosts

2019 Hosted Holiday Weeks  - Save $850.00
Reg. $5,400.00 now... $4,550.00 per person
Non-angler sharing room $2,275.00 p.p.
• Nov. 15-23, 2019:   Guy hosts - SOLD-OUT
• Nov. 22-30, 2019:   Guy hosts - SOLD-OUT
Christmas Week Special:  $4,550.00
• December 20-28, 2019:   Unhosted week

2020 Hosted Fishing Weeks
7-NIGHTS and 6½-DAYS GUIDED FISHING
October 30 - November 7:  Archie Adams hosts
November 6-14:  John Holpuch hosts
November 13-21:  Brad Staples hosts

Hosted Holiday Weeks - Save $850.00
November 20-28:  Guy Schoenborn hosts
Nov. 27 - Dec. 5:  Guy Schoenborn hosts
Christmas Week Special:
December 18-26:  Unhosted week

Click here for our Agua Boa Hosted page
You're not restricted to our hosted weeks. Provided there are openings, we can book Agua Boa Amazon Lodge for a time that works best for you.

Getting Here:

Upon arrival in Manaus, Brazil, a hotel night is required and is not included in the package. Saturday morning, you’ll be met at your hotel at 5:00 a.m. by a lodge representative and transferred to the airport for your charter flight. The charter departs at 6:00 a.m. and is a 90-minute flight to the Lodge. At Agua Boa Amazon Lodge's landing strip, you'll be greeted by the Lodge staff. The following Saturday, your return flight to Manaus will leave the Lodge at 9:00 a.m.


2019 USD Rates:

January - March, 2019:
7-nights and 6 ½-days guided fishing:
Two anglers per room and boat:
$6,400.00 per person
Non-angler sharing room:
$3,200.00 per person

October - December, 2019:
7-nights and 6 ½-days guided fishing:
Two anglers per room and boat:
$5,400.00 per person
One angler per room and 2 per boat:
$6,400.00 per person
One angler per room and boat:
$10,800.00 per person
Non-angler sharing room:
$2,700.00 per person

2019 Holiday Weeks - Save $850.00
During these weeks:
• November 22-30, 2019
• Nov. 29 - Dec. 7, 2019
• December 20-28, 2019
Two anglers per room and boat:
Reg. $5,400.00 now $4,550.00
One angler per room and 2 per boat:
$5,550.00 per person
One angler per room and boat:
$9,100.00 per person
Non-angler sharing room:
$2,275.00 per person

2020 USD Rates:

January - March, 2020:
7-nights and 6 ½-days guided fishing:
Two anglers per room and boat:
$6,400.00 per person
One angler per room and 2 per boat:
$7,400.00 per person
One angler per room and boat:
$12,800.00 per person
Non-angler sharing room:
$3,200.00 per person
October - December:
Rates to be determined

Packages include:

Airport reception, three ground transfers in Manaus, (airport transfers to hotel and charter in Manaus), roundtrip charter flight from Manaus to the Lodge, lodging and 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, Larry’s 64-page eBook 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, 10 to 15% guide and staff gratuities at the Lodge, fishing tackle, and anything not mentioned under inclusions.

We recommend Global Rescue.
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New Requirements:

• 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 confirmation packet.
• For Agua Boa Amazon Lodge, all guests must have Global Rescue or some other equivalent form of medical evacuation insurance in the event of an emergency.
• And, all guests must sign a release form.
• As of 2018, The CDC now recommends a Yellow Fever Vaccination for most of Brazil, including ALL Peacock Bass Fishing Areas.
Click here for CDC link.

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

Request Agua Boa Amazon info packet  

Agua Boa photos


Jack and Brad with Agua Boa double

Agua Boa Hosted Weeks

Kyle Siler with peacock bass

Agua Boa Peacock Bass

Larry Schoenborn and Perry Cardoza

Larry Schoenborn at Agua Boa

Aerial view of Agua Boa

Aerial View of Agua Boa Amazon Lodge

65-foot swimming pool

Agua Boa Swimming Pool

Arowana - Charlie Swett

Arowana Fishing

About an 80-pound Pirarucu - Agua Boa

Agua Boa Pirarucu Fishing

Mac Voght with arapaima - a rare catch.

Agua Boa Arapaima Fishing

Kelly Varnes with Agua Boa catfish

Agua Boa Catfish

Flies for Agua Boa

Agua Boa Flies

20-foot aluminum skiffs

The Lodge's Fishing Boats

View of the Agua Boa River from the pool

Agua Boa Lodge Swimming Pool

Ken Nordeste with large peacock bass

Large Peacock Bass

Agua Boa River at sunset

Agua Boa River at Sunset

Mike Casey with nice peacock bass

Peacock Bass Fishing

Agua Boa peacock bass

Fly Fishing Agua Boa River

Jim Brown and Al Larson - 2018 Hosted Week

Peacock Double at Agua Boa

Agua Boa has its own landing strip

Agua Boa Landing Strip

Fly Fishing for Peacock Bass eBook on Amazon

Fly Fishing for Peacock Bass

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Agua Boa Hosted Weeks' page