The Rio Negro is one of the largest tributaries of the Amazon River where anglers will find themselves in the the Amazon rainforest surrounded by jungle, wildlife, and dozens of exotic fish species to catch. The Rio Negro is renowned for the peacock bass which grow large in the flooded timber and back channels of the Rio Negro, and anglers can anticipate catching numerous bass a day in the 8-15lb class with shots at 20lb fish routinely encountered. Other species available to catch include red-tail and goliath catfish, bicuda, piranha, and more! If anglers want a change of scenery from peacock bass fishing, we highly recommend fishing bait for a chance at an enormous catfish at the end of the day.
Luxury accommodations are found on the floating lodge that features modern necessities for accessing premier fishing grounds in absolute comfort. Guests will have their own private bedroom and bathroom, couples can combine rooms and enjoy twice the space. Delicious meals are prepared fresh daily and lunch is served on the water or back at the boat. Relax at the end of the day with a cold beverage, watching the sun set over the Rio Negro. If you're looking for an intimate group size in luxurious accommodations with lots of fishing action, plenty of trophy fish in the teens and a real shot at 20+ pound monsters, then this is the trip for you.
Day 0 — International Travel
Depart U.S. via International flight. Arrive in Manaus, time depending on your itinerary. After clearing customs, our transfer guide will meet you and bring you to our Manaus home-base hotel, where you’ll overnight.
Day 1 — Transfer to the Blackwater Adventurer
Board our floatplane to the Adventurer in the early AM. Arrive before midday and receive a thorough orientation, then relax and enjoy lunch and get ready for an afternoon of fishing.
Day 2 through Day 7
Six full days of fishing. Your angling day begins with a 5:30 AM wake up call followed by breakfast at 6:00 AM. Your guide will be ready to depart at first light, although you can always choose to sleep-in at your leisure. Relax for an hour at lunchtime each day. Return to the Adventurer by 5:00 PM for appetizers, drinks and bragging, followed by a delicious dinner. Jungle hikes and spotlighting trips can be arranged.
Early morning, take the floatplane back to Manaus, arriving before noon. Depending on your international flight itinerary, relax in a dayroom at our Manaus home base hotel or arrange a city tour of Manaus or head to the airport to depart Manaus via your International flight.