Great Mobility - Consistent Productivity
Igapó Açu - Exclusive Indian Reservation Fishery
Great Mobility - Consistent Productivity
Igapó Açu Indian Reservation – Blackwater Explorer Yacht
Species: Peacock Bass (high numbers) and occasional other secondary species
Country: Brazil (Central Amazon Region)
Fishery: Exclusive Fishery in the Igapó Açu Indian Reservation
Season: Six Weeks Only - from Late August through Early October.
Accommodation Type: Yacht / Mothership — Private Cabins
Hosted by: Barbara Silva and / or Paul Reiss
Format: Single Occupancy, air-conditioned, en-suite cabins.
All of the following are included with the price of this “all-inclusive” 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-base hotel.
- Six (6) + days of fishing
- Seven (7) nights on the Blackwater Explorer
- Double or single occupancy cabin
- Gourmet meals; fine wines
- Well-stocked open bar
- Charter flights
- Fishing licenses, lures, rods & reels
- Guided fishing (2 anglers/ boat)
- Dayroom at our Manaus home-base hotel
What's Not Included:
The only things we can’t include are discretionary tipping and travel services provided by other entities. However, we will be happy to arrange all of these services for you, upon request, as part of our “turn-key” trip package:
- International air transportation. We can advise (or book) Acute Angling clients on international carriers servicing Manaus, Brazil.
- Tipping — discretionary
- Passports — required
- Visas (for those countries where required — U.S., Canada and Australia are exempt.)
additional services, options & Upgrades:
Acute Angling provides these additional services, options and upgrades for its clients as part of our turn-key trip package:
- International air transportation. Our travel representative can arrange and book flights for Acute Angling clients on international carriers servicing Manaus, Brazil.
- All fishing tackle needed for this trip is included at no charge - However, for those who just have to have something additional, specialized gear, species and location specific, is available through; www.tackle-box.net
- Complete passport and visa service is available from ItsEasy Visa Services.
- Single boat reservation upgrades are available upon request.
Fish the Igapó Açu Indian Reservation
The Ultimate Numbers Destination
on the comfortably air-conditioned, "Blackwater Explorer" yacht.
We focus on delivering an experience that lives up to our angler’s expectations, so we’re very careful to accurately describe our trips and fisheries. Therefore, we’re comfortable with identifying the Igapó Aҫu region as a remarkable numbers fishery … for fly and conventional anglers alike. It never fails to deliver quantity, but it also delivers quality; plenty of fish in the teens ... and one of the Amazon’s premiere fly fishing destinations. It’s nice to be able to “under-promise” and “over-deliver” and this fishery lets us do just that. This is the place to go if constant action is your preference. Although fish here don’t often exceed 20 pounds, nowhere else can anglers encounter such an embarrassment of riches in both ridiculous quantity and great quality, with plenty of fish in the teens. Space is limited on this trip and is usually filled at least a year in advance. If this sounds like the trip for you, call now to reserve your space for the season after next—because next season is already almost completely full!
Our great mobility allows us to access three rivers and a huge flooded forest lake in this pristine, unpressured fishery. over 350 miles of exclusive, majestic, fish holding waters with hidden lagoons, winding creeks and placid lakes. We concentrate on the region with optimal water levels and productivity during each part of our six week season here. Our "turn-on-a-dime" flexibility allows us to find great fishing on every one of our trips. We boast extremely high daily catch averages. Great top water action and superb fly fishing opportunities. Return each evening to the comfort and security of the Blackwater Explorer.
The beautiful Blackwater Explorer
Built to fish - The "Blackwater Explorer" is one of the most attractive yachts sailing the Amazon basin. Her classic and graceful "Amazonian Regional" design blends perfectly with the pristine blackwater habitat she calls home. But more importantly, she's been built to fish. Her broad beam maximizes her functional interior space while keeping her length manageably short. This gives her great maneuverability, letting her safely and easily penetrate into inaccessible, meandering headwaters streams. The yacht's impressively low draft (she displaces only 1.2 meters) allows her to readily pass shallow sandbars and obstructions that would keep less efficiently designed boats back in port.
Designed for fishermen - The Blackwater Explorer was designed for fishermen. Her well-organized debarkation deck lets a full group of anglers get started on their fishing day quickly, without crowding, fuss or confusion. The debarkation deck's waterline exit lets you walk right onto your fishing boat, with no ladders to climb. All of your fishing gear and take-along items can remain right at hand and be ready to go when you are. We've done our homework and we've designed the best purpose-built sportfishing vessel in the Amazon. Luxurious and Comfortable - The Explorer is a fishing mothership of the highest caliber. The list of her luxurious features is long. Here are just a few.
- Private bathrooms w/sink, toilet and hot shower in each cabin.
- Roomy cabins with plenty of storage space.
- Two meter high ceilings. Gone are the days when six-footers have to duck.
- Huge (6 and 1/2 x 7 meter) common area. Spacious dining room and lots of walk-around space.
- Big, wide, non-slip stairwells.
- Cabin doors open directly to outside spaces.
- Shallow draft for improved access - almost 1/2 meter less than typical Amazon yachts. The Explorer can fish areas we've never accessed before.
Comfort and Security - The "Blackwater Explorer" will take you to some of the world's most remote fisheries, with more comfort than anyone could expect hundreds of miles away from the last vestiges of civilization. Hot showers, private bathrooms, personal air-conditioners, 110VAC in each cabin, reading lamps, storage cabinets - who could expect all this on an Amazon fishing adventure? You should! Spend your day on fast bass boats fishing in productive, hidden backwaters, then return each evening to the comfort and security of the Blackwater Explorer. Added to this, the high level of personal service provided by our staff and the dedicated fishing expertise provide by our guides make the Blackwater Explorer the ultimate way to access the incredible Amazon peacock bass.
The Blackwater Explorer yacht — Igapó Açu
Day 0 — International Travel
Depart U.S. via International flight. Arrive in Manaus in the late evening. 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 Yacht
Board our floatplane to the yacht 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 remain aboard the yacht at your leisure. Relax for an hour at lunchtime each day. Return to the yacht 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. Relax in a dayroom at our Manaus home base hotel or arrange a city tour of Manaus. Depart Manaus via International flight around midnight.
NOTE - Trip dates and Itineraries may vary depending on air carriers schedules and availability.
Igapó Açu - Exclusive Indian Reservation Fishery
Note – The Blackwater Explorer's schedule in the Igapó Açu is completely full for the 2021 season. However, we have negotiated access to an additional river in the reservation (the Rio Autaz Mirrim) that will allow us to operate staggered, but parallel trips with our newly acquired Harpy Eagle yacht. Same trip configuration, same high productivity fishing, same comfortable accommodations and familiar staff members will allow us to provide this additional availability while maintaining every aspect of this extraordinary trip's quality.
Fall 2021 Trips (See Note Above)
|FH-02||Aug 27, 2021||Autaz Mirrim||Sep 3, 2021||$5850||8 Openings|
|FH-03||Sep 3, 2021||Autaz Mirrim||Sep 10, 2021||$5850||4 Openings|
|FH-05||Sep 17, 2021||Autaz Mirrim||Sep 24, 2021||$5850||8 Openings|
Fall 2022 Trips
|GI-03||Sep 5, 2022||Igapó Açu||Sep 12, 2022||$5850||8 Openings|
|GI-04||Sep 12, 2022||Igapó Açu||Sep 19, 2022||$5850||6 Openings|
|GI-06||Sep 26, 2022||Igapó Açu||Oct 3, 2022||$5850||8 Openings|
|GI-07||Oct 3, 2022||Igapó Açu||Oct 10, 2022||$5850||6 Openings|