Agua Boa


Agua Boa Amazon Lodge is an Orvis endorsed lodge and was voted as one of the top ten fly fishing lodges in the world by Forbes Magazine spring 2010. The number of guests who return year after year are testament to the fact that they also believe that Agua Boa Amazon Lodge is a world class destination for fly fishing.

With an Ecotourism Reserve status, and its permanent protection from the INPA (the Brazilian Environmental Institute) the Agua Boa and its beautiful surroundings are protected from illegal commercial fishing, hunting and deforestation. The policy of using only single barbless hooks and only allowing catch and release ensure the variety of fish to be found whilst fishing the Agua Boa is truly amazing. This has led to a large population of top quality fish that has been allowed to develop over the years. The added protection given to the region provides a wonderful environment for species such as the endangered Amazon River Turtle, giant Amazon River Otters, Bracket Deer and Jaguar to name a few.

The Lodge has been lovingly constructed on the high river bank, some 30 feet above the Agua Boa River itself. Built largely of local materials to the highest standards, it boasts a superbly equipped club house, complete with large dining room and lounge / living room, bar and games room. The Agua Boa Lodge, with its high level of service, combined with the friendly atmosphere, makes it the perfect destination for all discerning fly fishermen. Set in landscaped gardens the Lodge House is comfortably furnished and equipped with all modern facilities, including television with English channels, a bar and a games room. Wireless internet access is available at no additional cost in both the Lodge House and the individual chalets

Breakfast is buffet style, with a choice of hot and cold dishes, breads, pastries, cold meat, fresh fruit and cereals. In addition, fresh fruit juices and coffee are freely available. Lunch may be taken either at the Lodge, where our chef will provide a cooked meal, or a packed lunch can be prepared in the morning for those who prefer to stay on the river all day. A three course dinner, with wine, is served in the dining room each evening. The main course is a buffet, with a choice of several meat and fish dishes, all freshly prepared by our chef. Throughout the day and evening, snacks and hot and cold drinks are always available.

The fishing

Fly-fishermen from around the world have been astounded and charmed by the spectacular fishing and unspoilt rain forest surroundings of the Agua Boa. The sight-fishing for the legendary Tucunare, Aruan and other denizens of our crystal clear waters is world class and many regard the experience as one of the highlights of their extensive fly fishing careers.

All clients fish two anglers to a boat with one guide. The local guides have extensive knowledge and experience of fly fishing for the various species of fish on the Agua Boa. The clear water of the Agua Boa lends itself ideally to fly fishing. Fishermen visiting the area have caught eighteen different species of fish on the fly in the waters of the Agua Boa. This unspoilt wilderness is sure to be home to other species of fish that have not yet succumbed to the numerous fly patterns cast on the Agua Boa. The clarity of the water allows sight casting to cruising Peacock Bass as well as the elusive Arowana as they glide across the fine sandy bottomed shallows. The light coloured sands provide the perfect background for spotting wonderful and varied colours found in the different species of Peacock Bass. Of the six known species of Peacock Bass, four have been taken on the fly at Agua Boa. Their ferocious and violent top water strikes often result in the fish leaping several feet clear of the water, before powering away on one of its explosive runs. This amazing world class fly fishing destination is a must for any fly fishing enthusiast.



  • October 16th 2010 to January 1st 2011 $5300 per person*
  • January 1st 2011 to April 16th 2011 $5500 per person*
  • Single occupancy is available with the additional cost of $1400*

*All rates quoted are for the 2010 2011 season and based on double occupancy and two anglers sharing a boat and guide.

The Agua Boa Lodge is located on the Agua Boa River, almost 200 miles North West of the Brazilian city of Manaus.

Max Pax:12 pax sharing (6 x Ensuite Chalets)


  • Transfer from the international airport in Manuas to your hotel and back to the airport for the charter flight to the lodge
  • Transfer to the international airport or hotel on your return to Manaus from the lodge
  • All meals, soft drinks, beer, wine, and local liquor at the lodge
  • WiFi internet access (including use of Lodge computer)
  • Daily laundry service & International satellite TV


  • Imported liquor
  • Fly shop purchases
  • Equipment rental
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tipps/gratuities
  • Hotels and all expenses in Manuas if required

Getting there:
All guests are met in Manaus by a representative from the lodge who will escort you to and from your hotel. From Manaus you will board a private charter plane to take you camp.

Target Species:

  • Peacock Bass (3 Species)
  • Up to 18 other species have been taken on fly

Fishing season & Weather:

  • August April is prime season
  • Weather is hot and humid tropical climate

Pre trip

Time difference: GMT -3 hrs

Flight time:

  • London – Sao Paulo 11h30
  • Johannesburg – Sao Paulo 08h55
  • Atlanta – Sao Paulo 09h40
  • Sao Paulo – Manaus 3h50

Passports & Visa requirements:

  • All visitors to Brazil need a valid passports with at least six months to its expiry date.
  • UK citizens no visa requirements
  • RSA citizens no visa requirements (need yellow fewer inoculation)
  • USA citizen – need visas.

Medical & Health Requirements:
There is no Malaria in camp but you will be exposed to Malaria in Manuas on your way into and out of camp, please consult with your local physician regarding the best prophylactics.

All guests visiting the lodge during the 2010 2011 season will be eligible to receive a complimentary 8 day Global Rescue membership, this complimentary Global Rescue cover will provide the quickest and most efficient means of evacuation from the lodge in the event that medical evacuation should be required.

Credit cards or in cash (US dollars)

Camp staff speak English

Satellite Phone & Communications
The Lodge computer is available to all guests, there is no charge for this service. There is no cell phone reception in camp.

Tackle & Gear: 
8, 9, or 10 weight rods matched with large arbor reels and tropical floating- and sink tip line. 30-50lb hard mono leaders.Guests can rent equipment from the lodge at $150 per outfit per weekClothing for suitable for warm weather (mid 30s centigrade). Hat and UV protective long sleeved fishing shirts and trousers, swimsuit for relaxing in the swimming pool. Light weight rain jacket. Daily laundry service available.