Colombia - Peacock Bass Fishing

Fly or Lure Fishing the Tomo River

Afloat Adventures - Akuani Floating Camp

Afloat Adventures in Colombia offers a fantastic and remote peacock bass fishing adventure on the Tomo River, one of Colombia's most pristine ecosystems. The Tomo River serpentines its way through the north side of El Tuparro National Natural Park. This untouched jungle area is home to more than 72 mammal species and 320 bird species. This Camp sells out fast. Book early.

2024 Hosted Week:
Jan. 26 - Feb. 4, 2024:  Brad Staples hosts
9-nights and 6-days guided fishing
$4,800.00 per person
($4,400 + $400 Native Community Fee)
9 anglers + Host.
One Spot Left
You're not restricted to our hosted weeks. Book anytime.

Tomo River Peacock Bass Fishing

Colombia's Tomo River

The Tomo River is one of the main tributaries of the Orinoco River. The networking of the surrounding untouched lagoons and floodplains make the area a peacock bass fishing haven.
Ten out of the 12 weeks they fished last year, groups landed peacock bass over 20 pounds.
Other Species:  vampire fish, redtail catfish, tiger catfish, Amazon pellona, arowana, silver croaker, pacu, black pacu, red piranha, black piranha, and more.
Travel Time:  Most prime fishing locations are 10 minutes to an hour from the Camp.
See the 1-minute Facebook Video of Afloat Peacock Bass.

Tomo River Fishing Facts:

Large peacock bass

Season:  The 2024 fishing season runs from early January through late March.
Boats:  14-ft. Lowe aluminum boats with Yamaha 15 HP outboards and electric motors. Boats are comfortable, with chairs and platforms for casting. Coolers are stocked with lunch, snacks, beers, soft drinks, and water. Two anglers per boat and guide.
Guides:  Experienced guides do not speak English very well but can communicate what's important. You will have the same guide throughout the week.
Fishing Gear is not provided. Single hooks are required on all lures and flies. A comprehensive tackle and gear list is included in our confirmation packet.
Requirements:  All lines and leaders need to be at least 60-pounds. (80 is recommended.) All fishing is catch-and-release.
A Fishing License At this time, no fishing licenses are required in Colombia.

Aerial View of Boat on the River

Typical Fishing Day:
For this package, you’ll have six full days of guided fishing, up to ten guided hours each day. Schedules are flexible, but your day typically starts at 6:00 a.m. and ends between 5:00 and 5:30 p.m. You’ll eat breakfast at Camp or take it with you on the boat. Depending on your fishing location, you’ll return to the Camp for lunch, or your guide will prepare a shoreside lunch around noon. Dinner is at 7:00 p.m.
Most prime fishing locations are within 10 minutes to an hour from the Camp.

Colombia Peacock Bass

Akuani Floating Camp

Akuani is a floating camp that stays in one location in the Tomo River system. There are five fully-equipped floating cabins. Each cabin has two twin-size beds, a private bath with a shower, 110v electricity, a fan, and mosquito nets. The camp is limited to ten anglers per week.
Communications:  The camp does not have Wi-Fi. Each angler is allowed up to three minutes of satellite phone usage. After three minutes of usage, it's $3.00 per minute.
Meals:  The camp has a full kitchen and a dining tent with mosquito netting. Their chef prepares three international meals each day, plus unlimited snacks and soft drinks. With advanced notice, they can meet dietary restrictions. Alcohol: Unlimited beer is included in the package. If you would like wine or liquor, with planning, it can be arranged for you in advance, and you'll be invoiced at the Camp.

The Powerful Payara are here, too.

Angler with Payara

Dining Tent at Tomo River

Dining Tent

Insects:  You'll be in a jungle river setting, so there are many no-see-ums and mosquitoes. The cabins and dining tent have mosquito nets. Bring long-sleeved clothing and Deet.

Getting to Akuani Floating Camp:

An Afloat representative will greet you upon your arrival at the Jose Maria Cordoba International Airport in Rionegro, Colombia. He'll drive you to the Hotel Diez in Medellin, a 40-minute drive. At 6:30 a.m. the next day, a representative will drive you to the Olaya Herrera airport, a 10-minute drive. You'll take a one-hour and 40-minute charter flight to La Primavera. Guests are driven to town for last-minute purchases and lunch before heading to camp in 4WD vehicles. It's about a 3.5-hour drive to camp over unpaved roads. Around 5:00 p.m., you'll arrive at the river and take a 15-minute boat ride to camp. Dinner is at 7:00 p.m. (Your first and last night hotel stay in Medellin and in-country charter flights are included in the package.)
Baggage Limit:  The private charter flight has a strict baggage limit of 44 pounds (20 kg) for your luggage and carry-on bag.

2024 USD Rates:

9-nights and 6-days guided fishing
(2 hotel nights and 7-nights at camp)
Two anglers per boat and cabin: $4,400.00 per person
Does not include a $400.00 Native Communities Fee.

• A signed Waiver of Release and Liability Form is required for this adventure.

The Package Includes:

• First and last night’s hotel stay in Medellin, double occupancy
• Ground transfers in Medellin
• Charter flight from Medellin to La Primavera and return
• Ground transfers from La Primavera to Camp and return
• 6-Days Guided fishing
• Floating cabin tent lodging
• Daily housekeeping
• Daily laundry service
• All meals and unlimited snacks at the Camp
• Unlimited soft drinks and beer and wine at Camp
• Up to 3-minutes of satellite phone calls
  ($3.00 for every minute after that)
• Travel insurance
• Fishing licenses are not required in Colombia.
• Upon request, our eBook Fly Fishing for Peacock Bass
  by Larry and Guy Schoenborn.

The Package Does Not Include:

• Airfare to Medellin, Colombia, and return
• Native Communities Fee $400.00 p.p. paid with final deposit
• Gratuities for guides and staff
• Meals and beverages in Medellin
• Extra hotel overnights
• Fishing gear
• Global Rescue or similar medical/safety evacuation insurance
• Travel insurance
• Anything not mentioned under inclusions.
• Single-occupancy accommodations in Medellin
  are an additional $70.00 per night.

Colombia - Afloat:

Your Trip Begins in Medellin, Colombia.

Rio Verde Hotel in Medellin

The first and the last hotel nights are at the Hotel Diez in Medellin. Both hotel nights are included in the package. Medellin is the second-largest city in Colombia and one of the most developed cities for tourism in Latin America.

Private Charter Flight

Charter Flight

From Rionegro, Colombia, you'll take a one-hour and 40-minute charter flight on a Jet Stream 32 to LaPrimavera. The private charter flight has a strict baggage limit of 44 pounds (20 kg) for your luggage and carry-on bag. A Yellow Fever Vaccination is recommended for this area.

The Drive to Camp

Drive to Camp

From La Primavera, you'll be driven to a nearby store for last-minute purchases and lunch in town. Then, you'll take a 3.5-hour drive on an unpaved and, at times, bumpy road. You'll arrive at camp, settle in, and enjoy dinner at 7:00 p.m.

The Tomo River

Drive to Camp

The Tomo is a big river with lots of structure, white sand beaches, smaller tributaries, and numerous lagoons. The Tomo is considered the best river in Vichada for trophy peacock bass.

Tomo River System

Tomo River

The Tomo River is one of Colombia’s most pristine ecosystems. The untouched network of lagoons and flooded plains surrounding the Park is home to 26 fish species.

14 ft. Lowe Jon Boats

Peacock Bass Flies

14 ft. Lowe Jon boats with 30-HP Suzuki outboards and electric motors. Portable coolers are stocked with lunch, snacks, and drinks for the day. Two anglers per boat and guide.

Powerful Peacock Bass

Powerful Peacock Bass

Their explosive topwater strike and ability to break heavy lines make peacock bass one of the most sought-after fish species. Peacocks are strong and play a tug of war in their attempts to reach a structure where they can hide.

Tomo River Peacock Bass

Tomo Peacock Bass

The Camp lands peacocks over 20 pounds most weeks of their 12-week season.

Five spacious floating cabins

Floating Cabins

Each cabin has two twin beds, a private bathroom with a shower, electricity, mosquito netting, a fan, and a drawer for storage.

Delicious meals

Delicious meals

The camp has a full kitchen. Delicious meals served riverside.

Fishing Travel Experts

Guy Schoenborn

1-800-205-3474 ext. 1

MT Office:  406-322-5709


Brad Staples

1-800-205-3474 ext. 3

Cell (503) 250-0558