Excellent Numbers - Great Trophy Potential - Intimate Group Size

Amazon Peacock Bass in the Rio Negro Basin

Excellent Numbers - Great Trophy Potential - Intimate Group Size

Rio Negro Backwaters - Mid-November – March

Blackwater Adventurer

Our Luxurious new floating hotel, is different than anything we've ever built before. The Adventurer provides the best possible combination of features, ensuring a productive fishing trip in truly first-class accommodations.

On the Luxurious Blackwater Adventurer

Giant Peacock Bass (Cichla temensis), Amazon Catfish

Central Amazon Basin

Rio Negro Basin

Mid-November – March

Accomodation Type
Floating Luxury Hotel

Hosted By
Heraldo Regis

Private Cabins or Couple's Suites

Giant Peacock Bass caught in the Rio Negro Backwaters

per angler

Private Cabins
or Couple’s Suites

Trophy Peacock Bass caught on the Blackwater Adventurer trip in the Rio Negro Backwaters.
Rio Negro Blackwaters Peacock Bass Fishing Trip Information

This fishery is accessed by floatplane, and an example of the fishing boats used on this trip.
Rio Negro Blackwaters Peacock Bass Fishing trip images

Great Mix of Numbers & Size
Luxury Accommodations

The Focus

Excellent Numbers and Size | Premium Accommodations

Our premium accommodation, the luxurious Blackwater Adventurer floating hotel, moves into the enormous Rio Negro basin from mid-November through March. Accessing some of the complex shallow backwaters and less accessible fish-laden regions in this basin can be challenging - but the Adventurer can get to any part of it. With its 16” draft, our barge-hulled flagship lets us go anywhere, even where others can’t. Floatplane access lets us stay there - ensuring excellent numbers and great access to trophy fish.

Blackwater Adventurer in the complex shallow backwaters and less accessible fish-laden regions of the Rio Negro Backwaters

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. Good daily catch averages (from 20 to 40 per day). Fish over 20 pounds are taken here routinely.

Private cabins or King-sized Couples Suites - Space is limited to 8 anglers per trip with floatplane only access.

The Dinning Room and Upper Deck and Bar on the Blackwater Adventurer.

Rio Negro Basin - Blackwater Adventurer

What's Included

The following is included with the price of the trip:

  • Comprehensive travel insurance for our clients (up to age 75) is provided via IMG Insurance.
  • Comprehensive Medical and site Evacuation services are provided via Global Rescue.
  • Airport assistance and transfers
  • Overnight at our Manaus home based hotel.
  • Six (6) + days of fishing
  • Seven (7) nights on the Blackwater Adventurer
  • Single occupancy cabin
  • Gourmet meals; fine wines
  • Open bar
  • Charter flights
  • Fishing licenses, rods & reels & lures
  • Guided fishing (2 anglers/ boat)
  • Dayroom at our Manaus home based hotel

What's Not Included:

The only things that aren’t included in our packages are discretionary tipping and flights provided by commercial airlines. However, we will be happy to arrange and book your flights for you, with no service charge, as part of our “turn-key” trip package:

  • International air transportation. We recommend that you use our free service to arrange and book your international flights.
  • Tipping — discretionary
  • Passports — required
  • Visas — no visa is required for U.S., Canada and Australia.
  • Fly Fishing gear is not included.

additional FREE services, external services & Upgrades:

Acute Angling provides these additional  services, options and upgrades for its clients as part of our turn-key trip package:

  • We will arrange and book your international flights for you, no charge.
  • All fishing tackle needed for this trip is included at no charge - Rods, reels, lines, even lures and fishing licenses are provided
  • Complete passport and visa service is available from ItsEasy Visa Services.
  • Single boat reservation upgrades are available upon request.


Fish for the world's most exciting gamefish on the beautiful, comfortably air-conditioned, "Blackwater Adventurer" Floating Hotel.

The Blackwater Adventurer provides a new level of comfort, exclusivity and intimate group size in its pursuit of the world’s most exciting freshwater gamefish, the giant peacock bass. Live aboard our brand new air-conditioned floating hotel while fishing remote Amazon backwaters in nimble bass boats.

The “Adventurer’s” unique design, featuring a super stable, super-shallow-drafting barge hull allows it to go anywhere, while it’s superior mobility allows it to quickly move into regions with optimal fishing conditions. The never-before implemented combination of these two critical fishing mechanisms, allows the “Adventurer” to maintain superior fishing productivity in a region where fishing conditions often change on a weekly, sometimes daily, basis.

Return each evening to the comfort and security of the Blackwater Adventurer. As in all Acute Angling operations, our luxurious new vessel boasts superb meals, fine wines, impeccable service and an Amazon atmosphere so comfortable, you never want to leave. Purpose built fishing boats, professional guides, incomparable knowledge of the fishery, well-appointed cabins and a full, open, bar make this the most pleasant of Amazon fishing experiences.

Blackwater Adventurer -Peacock Bass Fishing Trip Peacock Bass caught on the Rio Negro Floatplane on the Rio Negro Peacock Bass caught on the Rio Negro Peacock Bass caught on the Rio Negro
View from the Adventurer


The Luxurious Blackwater Adventurer

Built to fish - Our new vessel’s navigational design is different than anything Acute Angling has ever built before. The Rio Curicuriari, where it was conceived, is a navigational challenge; with 90 miles of rocks and rapids in its lower reaches, making it pretty much inaccessible by normal vessels. So, we built our new flagship on a super shallow-drafting barge hull and we use super-safe, Cessna Caravan floatplanes to deliver anglers in comfort and ease, bypassing the difficulties. This vessel has been been built to fish. Its broad 7 meter beam maximizes its functional interior space while its unique barge-style hull, drafting less than ½ meter, lets it pass any obstacle. The Adventurer can easily penetrate into otherwise inaccessible regions. But more important for an angler — You’ll spend your day on fast bass boats fishing productive, hidden backwaters, then return each evening to a comfortable, secure accommodation that doesn’t have to leave to reach a runway, can get into the most difficult waters and has so much mobility that it isn’t tied to a given river or location.

Blackwater Adventurer Cabin Interior Blackwater Adventurer Open Bar Blackwater Adventurer Upper Deck Blackwater Adventurer Dining Room

Designed for fishermen - With a debarkation deck that accommodates its full complement of 8 anglers, you get started on your fishing day quickly, without crowding, fuss or confusion. The list of the Adventurer’s unique and luxurious features is long. Here are just a few.

  1. Private bathrooms w/sink, toilet and hot shower in each cabin.
  2. Roomy cabins with plenty of storage space.
  3. Two+ meter high ceilings. Gone are the days when six-footers have to duck.
  4. Spacious dining room and lots of walk-around space.
  5. Big, wide, non-slip stairwells.
  6. Large cabin windows provide river views.
  7. Super-shallow draft for improved access - less than ½ meter (20 inches or less).

Comfort and Security - The "Blackwater Adventurer" will take you to some of the world's most remote fisheries, with more comfort than anyone could expect. And, as in all Acute Angling operations, you can expect the highest level of personal service and the dedicated fishing expertise that makes the Blackwater Adventurer the perfect way to access the incredible Amazon peacock bass.

Blackwater Adventurer Cabin Interior

Sample Itinerary

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.

Day 8
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.

NOTE - Trip dates and Itineraries may vary depending on air carriers schedules and availability.

Blackwater Adventurer - Peacock Bass Fishing

Current Availability

Rio Negro Basin

Fall 2022/Winter 2023 Trips

Trip No. Departure Area Returns Price Availability

Fall 2023/Winter 2024 Trips

Trip No. Departure Area Returns Price Availability
HA-04 Dec 5, 2023 Rio Negro Basin Dec 12, 2023 $6895 2 Openings
HA-05 Dec 12, 2023 Rio Negro Basin Dec 19, 2023 $6895 4 Openings
HA-06 Dec 19, 2023 Rio Negro Basin Dec 28, 2023 $6895 6 Openings
HA-07 Dec 28, 2023 Rio Negro Basin Jan 4, 2024 $6895 OPEN
HA-13 Feb 8, 2024 Rio Negro Basin Feb 15, 2024 $6895 1 Opening
HA-14 Feb 15, 2024 Rio Negro Basin Feb 22, 2024 $6895 OPEN

Fall 2024/Winter 2025 Trips

Trip No. Departure Area Returns Price Availability
JA-03 Dec 5, 2024 Rio Negro Basin Dec 12, 2024 $6895 1 Opening
JA-07 Jan 2, 2025 Rio Negro Basin Jan 9, 2025 $6895 4 Openings
JA-08 Jan 9, 2025 Rio Negro Basin Jan 16, 2025 $6895 6 Openings
JA-11 Jan 30, 2025 Rio Negro Basin Feb 6, 2025 $6895 OPEN

*Note — Dates not shown are full.

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