A Typical Camp Day
After your arrival at the floating camp on a Cessna Caravan turbo-prop floatplane, you'll be far away from anything resembling civilization, so we create our own oasis of civilization in the middle of the Amazon jungle. The comfortable camps will make you forget just how far from the "real" world you actually are. A typical day offers the following possibilities.
Wake-up Call - Unless you request otherwise, your wake-up call will come at 5:30 AM. The sun comes up around 6:15 (Remember, peacocks are strictly diurnal fish, meaning they are only active in daylight so there's no value to heading out before dawn). Breakfast is served at 6:00 AM, and your guide will be ready to leave by 6:30.
Fishing - This is why you came isn't it? And, of course, this will be what you remember most. Your expert guide will prepare your gear, select the best lures for the conditions and then put you onto the biggest, most exciting freshwater fish you've ever encountered. Imagine weighing in your personal best peacock bass after the excitement of a violent surface explosion and a brutal hand to hand battle with one of these magnificent giants. The fully equipped aluminum bass boats will be stocked with the food and beverages of your choice. Spend the day casting plugs, fly-fishing or just enjoying the variety of experiences peacock bass fishing provides. Peacocks are inactive without daylight, so when the afternoon shadows start to lengthen into twilight, you'll head back to camp . A comfortable jungle oasis awaits you after a long day's fishing adventures.
Camp Movement - Acute Angling’s floating bungalows are mobile. Although without the ability to rapidly move from fishery to fishery like our yacht operations, our camps can move very effectively within a fishery. While you're out fishing, the camp may pack-up and move in order to give you access to new waters for the next day's fishing or to pursue improving conditions in the event of water level changes. It will be set up and waiting for you in its new location at the end of the fishing day. We typically park our floating bungalows on beautiful white sand beaches so you can experience the comfort and carefree atmosphere of a Caribbean beach resort.
Lunch Time - Take a boxed lunch along with you and enjoy a break in your fishing day without having to waste time running back and forth to camp. If a snooze appears to be in order, your guide will string a comfortable Brazilian hammock in the shade for your relaxation.
Cocktail Hour - Upon your return to camp in the evening, your camp waiter will have ice-cold Brazilian cocktails (caipirinha) waiting for you along with a variety of tasty appetizers.
The beautiful white-sand beaches on which we park our floating bungalow camps make for a comfortable, barefoot camp environment. If you're not totally exhausted after a long day of fishing, you can unwind with a spirited game of volleyball, or challenge our Brazilian guides to a game of soccer (usually a losing proposition for the guests). Afterward, enjoy a nice hot shower (or a quick dive into the clear black waters) and you're refreshed and ready for dinner.
Dinner - Our unique, motorized, floating dining room is the site for meals beyond your expectations. It's hard to remember you're in the middle of the world's largest wilderness when you're enjoying food this good. Start your day off with a hearty breakfast and return after a day of fighting peacock bass. A full, sumptuous dinner, with excellent wine, is served around 7:00 PM, including salads, soups, main courses and desserts. There are choices at every meal. You can stick with the familiar (steak, chicken, porkchop, etc.) or try some Brazilian favorites like fresh peacock bass, traditional "feijoada" or a meat lover's "churrasco". You won't go to bed hungry.