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Capt. Peacock’s Journal: The Legend Of Saci

Capt Peacock Saci In Brazil's Amazon

When something goes wrong in Brazil’s Amazon, just blame it on Saci.

At least that’s what the locals along the Rio Negro do.

You stepped on a nail?

It was Saci that put it there.

Lost your wallet?

It was Saci that took it.

You can’t find something?

Saci hid it from you.

A young girl in the village got pregnant by mysterious man in a top hat?

Saci…well, actually that one is usually blamed on a boto
For everything else however, blame it on Saci.

Saci (pronounced saˈsi), according to the locals, is a one-legged youngster of mixed blood with holes in the palm of his hands. He smokes a pipe and wears a red hat that gives him the power of teleportation and invisibility. It also allows him to turn into a dust devil.
Again, that’s with the locals tell me.
They also tell me that Saci’s red hat smells really, really horrible. When Saci turns invisible his hat and the glow of his piper remain visible. Saci can also turn himself into a bird known as the Matitaperê or Matita Pereira.

Saci’s not a mean person-elf-thing-whatever-the-hell-he-is. He just enjoys tormenting folks via annoying pranks.

As magic and elusive as he is, Saci can still be caught in a multitude of ways. Throwing a rosary at him just as he turns into a dust devil will do the trick. You can also capture him by dropping a knotted rope at his feet. Saci become so transfixed by the knots that he must stop to untie them. When he does is a good time to jump him.

Capt Peacock Saci

Throwing him in a bottle and plugging it with a cross-marked cork will also do the trick as will relieving him of his red hat which renders him powerless.

But, again, his hat is said to stink really bad.
Capturing Saci might get you a wish or two or it might cause him to curse you so try catching him at your own risk.


I think I’ll let him be.

I have no need for a one-legged man with holes in his hands even if he does possess magic powers.
I’ll stick to fishing for Peacock Bass.

That’s a lot more fun.

I know this because I know Amazônia.

I’m Capt Peacock.

A vida é melhor vivida na Amazônia.

Capt Peacock’s Journal: The Legend Of Lara

Capt Peacock's Journal The Legend Of Lara

By Capt Peacock

Brazil is home to some of the most beautiful women on the planet and that’s especially true of Amazônia.

But the allure of that beauty can be deadly.

Her name is Lara.

But some know her as Uiara or Yara.

Regardless of a region’s name for her, all agree that Lara is gorgeous.

She sometimes described as having brown hair and copper-colored skin.

Other times strawberry blonde with skin the color of the pale moon.

Sometimes she has brown eyes.

Other times, green or blue.

She is, without doubt, the most beautiful woman any man has every seen.

And if that wasn’t enough to tempt a man, she is also said to have an enchanting singing voice.

Men that see her beauty or hear her sweet sirens, become so entranced with her that they completely forget their life on land and follow her to the depths.

Some say she lets them live underwater.

Some say not.


I say never trust a beautiful woman you find alone on the banks of the Amazon.

It’s better to fish instead.

I know this because I know Amazônia.

I’m Capt Peacock.

A vida é melhor vivida na Amazônia.

Species Spotlight: Black Caiman

Black Caiman Capt Peacock

By Capt Peacock

Species Spotlight: Black Caiman

Reaching upwards of 20 feet in length and weights of over 800 pounds, the black caiman (Melanosuchus niger) is the largest predator and one of the largest animals in all of Brazil’s Amazon as well as one of the largest members of the family Alligatoridae. Its dark gray to black in color scaly skin is thought to act as camouflage during nocturnal hunts and to absorb and regulate heat during the day. The eyes are much larger than other crocodilian species and aid in hunting at night. The lower jaw is banded in gray and brown while the belly and flanks are pale yellow to white in color. It is an in-discriminant apex predator and will hunt and eat almost anything including fish, reptiles, birds, and even large mammals. Killing is done by ambush. Prey is either swallowed whole or stored underwater to rots until such times as it can be easily pulled apart.

Capt Peacock Black Caiman

It mates during the dry season with females building a nest mound on dry land to lay eggs.

Despite the black caiman’s size and predatory nature it goes out of its way to avoid man.

Capt Peacock Brazil's Amazon

SHOP With Capt Peacock!

Capt Peacock Brazil's Amazon

Capt. Peacock Yachts & Expeditions is pleased to announce the opening of its new Online Market.

Through this porthole, guests and clients will be able to purchase a plethora of goods and services ranging from fish replicas to First Class airfare.

And that’s just the beginning.

Capt. Peacock President Leonardo Leao promises, “In the future our Online Market will carry all necessitates for travel to Brazil’s Amazon; fishing shirts, t-shirts, buffs, hats, lure kits, luggage tags – all designed specifically for Amazonia and thoroughly tested by me and my crew in the field – and a host of extra services such as Visa Expediter, cancellation protection voucher, extra tours in Manaus, and extra night hotel and transfers, combining trips to Argentina and/or Rio.” Leao explains that those items will be available when the Online Market Phase 2 launches in the months to come.

Capt Peacock Peacock Bass Fishing

We decided to start the Online Market services. Capt. Peacock has always been about providing our customers with the best of all, that’s how we decided to roll out the Market.”

Through the company’s exclusive arrangements with American Airlines, Capt. Peacock guarantees the best deals on airfare from anywhere in the country to Manaus, Brazil. Guests planning the Trip of a Lifetime can start by entering a few details at the secure portal HERE.

But don’t let the filling out of online forms dissuade you from thinking that a computer will be handling all your travel arrangements.

“Absolutely not!” Leao assures.  “Booking through the Online Market is just an easier way for guests to provide us with the details we need to book their’ flights. Guests will still receive the same personalized service as if they had given us their travel information over the phone…And we’re still happy to handle travel arrangements that way if guests prefer. We’ve just found through our decade plus in this industry that most people find it easier to send us information via computer.  All we’ve done is make that process even easier.”

Quoting your trip to Brazil takes only 5 easy steps, and can be done securely HERE.

Capt Peacock Brazil's Amazon

And that same ease applies to ordering a Peacock Bass replica.

Or replica of any of the Amazon’s major game fish.

This service came about as the result of pure demand…and several bad fish mounts. “There is nothing worse than getting a bad fish replica,” Capt. Peacock Media & Marketing Manager Gayne C. Young explains.  “And I’ve seen some really, really bad ones.  Mounts done by taxidermists that have never been to the Amazon and have no idea what these fish truly look like.  Mounts that look like they got the patterns off of Wikipedia or some other site online.”

Because of this, the company has teamed with a group of taxidermists that have visited the Amazon with Capt Peacock numerous times over.  During these adventures, these artisans took molds, hundreds if not thousands of photographs, weighed and measured countless species, and in general did all that could to insure that the replicas they craft in their studios back in the US mirror the fish taken on the Rio Negro.

“We were very selective in who we chose to work with,” Young continues. “And the artists we’ve chosen are just that – artists.  They craft the finest replicas I – and our guides, guys that have been around these fish all their lives – have ever seen.”

Ordering a replica of your or your loved one’s or the World Record Peacock Bass or other Amazonian is easy, takes only a few minutes, and can be done securely HERE.

An Online Market that offers the best in service and products is a Capt. Peacock exclusive and just part of what the company promises will be the Trip of a Lifetime.