The Amazon's Most Remote Giant Fish River - In Pursuit of the World Record
Rio Curicuriari - World-Record Amazon Peacock Bass
The Amazon's Most Remote Giant Fish River - In Pursuit of the World Record
Rio Curicuriari - Late August to mid-November
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), Catfish
Central Amazon Basin
Rio Negro Basin
Late August to mid-November
Luxury Floating Hotel
Private Cabins or Couple's Suite
or Couple's Suite
TThis trip is all about giant fish in a unique high flood-plain river. Located in an exclusive Indian reserve, the Curicuriari is the Rio Negro's best protected giant peacock bass tributary. Experience the last frontier of world-class peacock bass fishing while living aboard the luxurious Blackwater Adventurer floating hotel. Late August to mid-November only.
World-Record Size Peacocks
Remote Exclusive Reserve
World Record Size Peacock Bass
If you're hunting for a real shot at a world-record peacock bass, then this is the place for you. We've already proven that it's a world-record class fishery (with the new IGFA length record). Although numbers of fish caught here are very low and its narrow focus and extreme isolation may not be for everyone, this trip delivers many more 20lb+ fish per week than any other Amazon fishery.
Private cabins or king-sized couple’s suites on our luxurious flagship - Space is limited to 8 anglers per group, floatplane only access.
Rio Curicuriari - Blackwater Adventurer
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.
- Five (5) + days of fishing
- Six (6) 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.
The Rio Curicuriari Giant Peacock Bass trip ... Why fish here?
If giant fish don’t interest you, don’t read any further.
How we got here — It took nearly a decade to put this together. Our first conversations with the Tucano tribe began in 2009, but it took until 2012 for us to get invited in to take a quick look around and test the waters. The three big fish we caught that day made us realize we needed a more thorough exploration here. Six long years later, we finally put together a 3 week exploratory trip. Although it was hardly enough time to learn all aspects of this unexplored fishery, one important fact jumped out at us immediately …
There are huge fish here! This beautiful blackwater river, completely enclosed within a remote Indian reservation, holds world-record class peacock bass that have never been fished before and have never seen a lure. The Curicuriari immediately proved that it’s a world-record class fishery. Our initial visit here yielded a new IGFA length record on our first day! ... and produced an astounding 22 fish over 20 pounds in three short weeks! That’s without even considering the amount of trophies lost … We estimate that as least as many fish were lost as were landed, including some giants that simply overwhelmed our anglers.
What we’re going to do — The fishery proved to be so good that we have made a long-term commitment to enable anglers to experience this remarkable fishery. We have created an exclusive partnership with the tribe’s 5 local communities for the privilege of fishing these remarkable waters. A partnership calls for a responsible social conscience and involves far more than just negotiating with tribal leadership. It means building a collaborative relationship and proactively working to improve the capabilities and quality of life of every member of the community.
How we will do it — This is an extremely remote region, with significant logistical challenges to achieve access, thus anglers will arrive directly via floatplane. We will operate here with our brand new “Blackwater Adventurer” — a new type of operating mechanism that will allow us to navigate the challenging entry and then cover all of the the peaceful floodplain waters that hold our giant quarry … with unrestricted mobility and in total comfort, luxury and security. Equipped with scientific instrumentation to precisely measure fishery parameters and with an array of fishing tools such as sonar and fish finders, we will fill in the information gaps while our anglers fulfill their fishing dreams.
How you can catch a 20 pounder — Join us here. Total trip price is $7995, all-inclusive. You can buy cheaper trips and more expensive trips, but you can’t buy this kind of experience anywhere else at any price. If you’ve been dreaming of a chance to go hand to hand with the biggest specimens of the world’s most powerful sportfish, then don’t miss this great opportunity. Call us, toll-free, for more information. 866 832-2987.
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.
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.
- 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.
- Spacious dining room and lots of walk-around space.
- Big, wide, non-slip stairwells.
- Large cabin windows provide river views.
- Super-shallow draft for improved access - less than ½ meter (20 inches or less).
Comfort, Service and Security - From mid-August through mid-November, the "Blackwater Adventurer" fishes the Rio Curicuriari, one of the world's most remote fisheries, with more comfort than you’d believe. 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 exclusive Rio Curicuriari’s world-record sized Amazon peacock bass.
Join us in the “Land of the Giants”
Day 0 — International Travel
Depart U.S. via International flight. Arrive in Manaus. 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 a Cessna Caravan floatplane directly to the Rio Curicuriari in the early AM. Arrive mid-day and gear up for a quick taste of the region’s fishing.
Day 2 through Day 6
Five 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 at your leisure. Relax for an hour at lunchtime each day. Return to the Blackwater Adventurer by 5:00 PM for appetizers, drinks and bragging, followed by a delicious dinner. Jungle hikes, spotlighting trips and catfishing can be arranged.
Early afternoon, board the floatplane to Sao Gabriel to refuel, then head back to Manaus, arriving early evening. Overnight at our Manaus home base hotel. Depart via International flight based on your itinerary.
NOTE - Trip dates and Itineraries may vary depending on air carrier’s schedules and availability.
Fall 2022 Trips
Fall 2023 Trips
|HC-02||Aug 30, 2023||Rio Curicuriari||Sep 6, 2023||$7995||5 Openings|
|HC-03||Sep 6, 2023||Rio Curicuriari||Sep 13, 2023||$7995||7 Openings|
|HC-05||Sep 20, 2023||Rio Curicuriari||Sep 27, 2023||$7995||6 Openings|
|HC-06||Sep 27, 2023||Rio Curicuriari||Oct 4, 2023||$7995||4 Openings|
|HC-09||Oct 18, 2023||Rio Curicuriari||Oct 25, 2023||$7995||OPEN|
|HC-10||Oct 25, 2023||Rio Curicuriari||Nov 1, 2023||$7995||OPEN|
|HC-11||Nov 1, 2023||Rio Curicuriari||Nov 8, 2023||$7995||OPEN|