The Mother Boat
Our brand-new and ultra-modern Motherboat is the only boat of its kind with great lines, modern furnishings and four double cabins with smoky-black windows (to view out but not in …). Each cabin has its own private bathroom with hot and cold water showers.
We have a Jacuzzi, bar area, dining room, large living room and outside seating areas, and all inside areas are fully air-conditioned.
The kitchen, all staff and two generators are set in our support boat well away from our anglers and this makes for a totally comfortable and relaxing stay for our guests and a good night’s sleep!.
The food on board is delicious and beautifully presented and is a mix of Brazilian and American-style. Beer, soft drinks and water on board are available 24/7.
In May in this area, the water levels drop quickly and the river starts to recede out of the flooded jungle. Mid-July to end-October is prime time to target Peacock Bass and other species as the water levels have dropped and the fish are easier to target during this period. Most Cats can be found also, depending on water levels at the time.
Fishing on the Rio Abacaxi can be superb, with topwater action for Giant Cichla Pinima ‘Yellow’ Peacocks, the smaller Popoca/Monoculus Peacock Bass and big Arowana. Anglers use surface Prop baits, poppers and stick baits/Super Spooks in the many lagoons and river system, against submerged trees and brush, banks, off points and along the white sandy banks.
Excellent subsurface action for Peacock Bass and Arowana can also be had using minnow baits, bucktail jigs with extended tails, soft plastic glide baits and flukes, and other lures.
There are many other predators including ‘Knife’ Payara, big Black piranhas, Bicuda, Matrinchá, Sardinata and more in the upper reaches (levels depending).
Fly fishing is a great way not only to target Peacock Bass, but also to search out other species with good results, like Bicuda, Sardinata, Trairão, Arowana and more. These fish will rip line off your reel at a blistering pace and stripping gloves should be worn to avoid cuts and burns.
Cats include two species of Surubim/Tiger, Flat-whiskered, Redtails and Piraiba/Filhote.
Our fishing boats are 17ft skiffs with raised decks, fishing seats if needed, 25Hp engines and electric trolling motor. The boats will have an ice box filled with ice and drinks of your choice. Two anglers will share the boat with a guide. These boats are light and can be easily carried and dragged to get into landlocked lagoons and lakes.
Included: Six + days of fishing; 7 nights aboard the Motherboat, 1 night on arrival at hotel, based on double occupancy; all meals while at the Motherboat and when fishing; open bar; return flights by floatplane Manaus/Motherboat/Manaus; daily laundry; fishing licenses, guided fishing (2 anglers/ boat); airport assistance and transfers.
Not included: International and National air transportation to and from Manaus unless specified above (floatplane); tipping; fishing tackle; lures; passports; visas (Europeans do NOT need a visa to enter Brazil); meals in the city or elsewhere other than at the Motherboat; costs associated with medical advice and medications for your trip; other hotel stays (if necessary) elsewhere.
* Prices are stated as a guide and may be subject to currency and seasonal variations. Please inquire for exact prices for the dates you are interested in.
** A 15kg weight allowance is the limit allowed on each trip on the floatplane flight + 5kgs hand luggage. There is no need to over-pack as laundry is done daily.
A small 20% deposit is required to reserve places when booking. The remaining payment is due 90 days before actual trip starts.
Day 1: TOUR STARTS - arrival in the city of Manaus and transfer to the hotel and overnight.
Day 2: Early morning floatplane from Manaus to the river and start fishing after lunch! Overnight on the Motherboat.
Day 3 - 8: Six full days of fishing. Overnight on the Motherboat.
Day 9: Floatplane back to Manaus late morning and transfer to international airport for onwards journey home - TOUR ENDS.
My trip price is $700 below listed price!
My first day fishing the bRio Abacaxi aboard "The Amazon Legend. It was the trip of a lifetime.
Nothing but big Peacock Bass and devastating blowups!
Day 1 aboard the Kahlua
Day 2 Aboard the Kahlua
Day 4 Aboard the Kahlua
Day 5 & 6 Aboard the Kahlua