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Yes, Virginia There Is A Santa Clause And He Does Visit Amazônia


Artwork by Allison V. Young

I received the following letter late last week.

Dear Capt Peacock—

I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus and furthermore if there was such a man, he surely wouldn’t visit Amazônia. My dad said I should write you, as you are an authority on all things regarding the Amazon and that, “If Capt Peacock says there’s a Santa and that he visits the Amazon, it’s so.” Please tell me the truth, is there a Santa Claus?

Virginia O’Hanlon

Well, Virginia, first let me congratulate you on your usage of the words “furthermore” and “regarding.” Pretty good vocabulary for an eight year old. (more…)

Fishing Report: December 8 – 16, 2016

Another great week!

This past week saw lots of friends made, lots of fun had, and lots of fish caught.

Just the way I like it!

We had 12 guests on board and they ran the gamut from serious, hardcore anglers to first time adventure seekers and all had a ball.


This group partied, had a fantastic shore lunch, enjoyed a gourmet dinner on a virgin beach under the stars, visited a native village, enjoyed a plethora of wines, drank many cocktails, saw incredible wildlife, and, of course, landed many, many fish.


They landed an astounding 1,368 Peacock Bass along with a host of catfish, piranha, barracuda, dogfish, and other Amazonian species. Of these 1,354 weighed just under 10 pounds, three weighed 10 pounds, two weighed 11 pounds, four tipped the scales at 12 pounds, two weighed 13 pounds, two weighed 14 pounds, and one monstrosity weighed an astounding 17 pounds.


And what’s better than our guests landing all these fish is the fact that they all said they had a fantastic time. Such a great time in fact that half booked a return trip for next year.

I look forward to seeing them soon and hope you can join them.

You’ll have the Trip of a Lifetime.


I know this because I know Amazônia.

I’m Capt Peacock.

A vida é melhor vivida na Amazônia.






Fishing Report: November 26 – December 2, 2016

We’ve been having too much fun!

So much in providing folks with the Trip of a Lifetime that I’ve completely neglected writing up our fishing reports.

Fishing Brazil’s Amazon November 26 to December 2, 2016 was absolutely fantastic. Our 22 guests consisted of mothers and daughters, father and sons, husbands and wives, friends, and honeymooners and all had a great time.

We flew upriver in our private plane in which all enjoyed a tour of the cockpit, and then once onboard our yacht, the Rio Negro Queen, fished, cruised Amazônia, partied, had a superb shore lunch, and enjoyed a gourmet farewell dinner on a virgin beach under the stars prepared by One Star Michelin Chef Roland Villard. We visited a native village, enjoyed a plethora of wines, drank many cocktails, saw incredible wildlife, and learned some great fishing tips from our guides for fishing Peacock Bass.

During our shore lunch under a tall jungle canopy just off the beach, Michelin Chef prepared a tartar with fresh lime, peppers, and other local ingredients then grilled some just-caught-Peacock Bass with a sort of fruit chutney made with passion fruit, watermelon, and a host of other straight-from-the-jungle-sweets. Both dishes, along with Peacock and piranha grilled in the local flavor, were unreal. The gourmet indulgences continued two days later when Chef prepared a seven-course meal for our beach dinner.


You read that right.


And all were cooked right then and there on the spot.

The highlights of these were the duck breast with mushroom and the orange chocolate crepes with a raspberry sauce.


That’s how we eat here at Capt Peacock Yachts & Expeditions.

All of this and more was captured by our top photographers and videographers as we were joined by Ricardo Sassaki and Aldo Lopes. The video and still photographs these gentlemen captured are nothing short of works of art as you can see in this report!

I can’t wait to show more of them to you.

Fishing this week was great with our 22 guests landing a total of 1,288 Peacock Bass and countless other species including catfish, barracuda, dogfish, and piranha. And while my guest Mark Laehn catching a 20 pound Peacock Bass was great, I’ve gotta say that the most interesting catch was landed by Butch.

Butch was trolling for Peacock when something HUGE tore into his jig. He jerked back and reeled but the monster spun out most of his line. So much in fact that his guide had to put the boat in reverse just to keep up. It turned out to be a monster catfish that weighed 28 pounds. I’ve never heard of a catfish being caught while trolling.

Have you?

Of the 1,288 Peacock landed this week a very impressive 1,259 weighed just under 10 pounds, seven weighed right at 10 pounds, two weighed 11, eight weighed 12, two weighed 13, three tipped the scales at 14 pounds, one weighed 15, three weighed 16, there was one 17, one 18, and one landed by Mark that weighed 20 pounds! Mark said of his catch and trip, “I had a great experience and trip of a lifetime!”


Mark’s absolutely right.

We promise and deliver our guests nothing short of the Trip of a Lifetime.

And it’s one you should experience soon.

I know this because I know Amazônia.

I’m Capt Peacock.

A vida é melhor vivida na Amazônia.





Capt Peacock’s Journal: Macaws

Sometimes our trips go to the birds.

And that’s a good thing.

Today I’m referring to Kita.

She fished all day with her husband Hunter and although they caught tons of Peacock Bass – the biggest of which was pretty close to twenty pounds – she was most excited about the macaws she saw.

And she saw a lot of them.

She told me that she and her husband had just pulled into a cove to tackle some Peacock when, “The jungle just exploded in blue!” Kita continued saying that a flock over 70 blue macaws flew upward from the green void and that the sight left her breathless. She shared the experience with all the other guests and new friends that evening and was still talking about it the next day at breakfast.

Brazil’s Amazon is a very special and unique place and it’s experiences like the one Kita shared that keep people coming here.

I know this because I know Amazônia.

I’m Capt Peacock.

A vida é melhor vivida na Amazônia.