Golden Dorado River Cruiser - Liveaboard

Fly Fishing for Golden Dorado on the Paraná River. Within a few hours of Buenos Aires, you'll find fantastic golden dorado fishing opportunities in the heart of the intricate and vast Paraná River. This river, combined with its tributaries, extends 3,032 miles in length from the convergence of the Grande and Paranaíba rivers in southern Brazil.


Paraná River Golden Dorado

Golden dorado Fishing

Golden dorado are considered one of the best fighting freshwater fish on the planet. They’re aggressive with a ferocious strike, long, hard runs, high jumps, and fighting stamina. The locals call them River Tigers.Within minutes of the main river, you can be casting to aggressive dorado and enjoying this expansive wilderness area, yet still remain close to civilization. In addition to the golden dorado, there are also opportunities to catch pacu, pira pita, tararira, boga, and surubi. These fish provide excellent sport year-round. Due to the nature of the liveaboard, each day, you’ll fish new waters. If you put a good cast to a hot spot and start stripping the line as soon as the fly hits the water, a nice dorado could be charging your fly within seconds. These are not timid fish. Be prepared for them to viciously strip set your hook, pulling hard on your line, or you’ll end up with nothing. Dorado are tackle busting, mean, acrobatic fighters. Catches range from five to 20 pounds, with chances at bigger fish during every trip.

About Golden Dorado River Cruiser

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The Golden Dorado River Cruiser accommodates a maximum of eight anglers. There are four double occupancy bedrooms with air-conditioning and en-suite facilities. Also, a living room/dining room with a 42-inch LCD TV, and a beautiful upper deck round out an amenity list that provides all the comfort and services of a first-class fishing lodge. Electricity is available 24 hours a day (220 volts). Complimentary laundry service is provided twice per week.

Argentinian Cuisine

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There is a chef to ensure each meal's excellence.In the morning, receive your choices of coffee, tea, juice, yogurt, regional cheese, eggs, ham, toasts, freshly baked bread, croissants, cereals, as well as dried and fresh fruits. Lunches will be arranged depending on the plans for the day, either at the liveaboard or the different fishing locations. In the evening, you’ll enjoy a starter of “tablas de fiambres,” which consists of: selections of cow, goat and sheep cheese; several cold cuts from La Pampa, including ham, dried fillet steak, “bondiola”, pork, deer and wild boar “chorizos secos” (highly-seasoned sausages) and salami; as well as olives and pickles. Dinners are accompanied by an outstanding selection of wines. For desserts, our chef will prepare classical and new creations, served with coffee, tea, or an after-dinner drink. A full open bar offering a fine selection of wines, beer, clear brandies from Catamarca, Patagonian liquors, whiskey, brandy, and cognac is included in the package.

Getting Here:

Clients fly into Rosario (ROS), Corrientes (CNQ), or Resistencia (RES) according to the time of booking. All of these cities are near the Paraná River. The area has a very good road system, and they’ll have a vehicle waiting for you upon your arrival at the airport to transfer you to the boat that will take you to the liveaboard, an hour and a half to a three-hour drive. The boat ride, just 15 to 30 minutes, completes the final leg of your journey to the Golden Dorado River Cruiser.


2017 Rates:

Double occupancy

7-nights and 6-days guided fishing:
$4,200.00 p.p.
4-nights and 3-days guided fishing
$2,600.00 p.p.
Non-angler 7-nights and 6-days
$1,650.00 p.p.
Non-angler 4-nights and 3-days
$950.00 p.p.

Packages include:

Airport reception, roundtrip ground transfers to the liveaboard, lodging, meals, open bar, guided fishing, fishing license, Wi-Fi, and laundry service.

Packages do not include:

Airfare to/from Rosario, Resistencia or Corrientes; fishing equipment and tackle, phone calls, gratuities, airport taxes (usually included in cost of airfare), and anything not mentioned under the inclusions.

Required documents:

Argentina requires a valid passport with at least six months beyond extended stay. As of 2016, the Argentine Government has suspended the collection of the $160.00 reciprocity fee from U.S. passport holders who visit the country, for less than 90 days, for tourist or business purposes.

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

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Golden Dorado River Cruiser photos


Golden dorado fishing

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Mike McGinn with golden dorado on a fly.

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Keith Earnst with 17-lber on spin rod

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You walk to your boats from the lodge

Golden dorado fishing boat

Golden dorado fishing double

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Piranha fishing, too

Piranha fishing

Spacious, air-conditioned bedrooms

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Steak dinner on liveaboard

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Bedrooms

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