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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.

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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.

Species Spotlight: Amazon River Dolphin

By Capt Peacock
Dolphin Amazon

One of the most exotic species of Amazônia – and one found nowhere else in the world – is the Amazon River Dolphin (Inia geoffrensis). Also known as the Pink Dolphin and locally as Boto, these freshwater mammals are as mysterious as they are mythical. It is the largest of the world’s freshwater dolphins with males reaching weights of more than 400 pounds and lengths of over eight feet. Males are larger than females and are often more vibrant in color.  Despite the moniker of Pink Dolphin, it is born dark gray in color. Skin color lightens with age and eventually turns pink with repeated skin abrasion. Water temperature, transparency, and geographic location are also factors in color variants. (more…)

Species Spotlight: Giant Otter

By Capt Peacock

The largest of all the otter species, the aptly named Giant Otter (Pteronura brasiliensis) is indigenous to Amazônia and frequently seen while fishing with Capt. Peacock despite the fact that it is considered to be one of the most endangered mammal species in the neotropics. As its name suggests, it is a large animal with males reaching upward of 5.6 feet in length and weights upwards of 71 pounds. Females tend to be smaller than the males, averaging between 3.5 – 5 feet in length and reaching weights between 50 to 60 pounds. Both males and females carry short fur that is chocolate to reddish brown in color yet appears black when wet. Most individuals carry at least some cream colored markings under the chin and along the belly. These markings are as individual as the animal and are thought to help in identification as adults tend to greet each other by “periscoping” or rising out of the water to expose chest and chin.

Outdoor Beasts Capt Peacock Best peacock bass fishing in Brazil’s Amazon

Giant otters have a short muzzle and round, extremely small ears. The latter, along with its nostrils, close completely when underwater.  Its whiskers are long and extremely sensitive and are used to track changes in water current and pressure as well as to help in finding prey.  Despite this advantage, the giant otter is believed to hunt by sight.  Its hearing and smell are considered to be excellent.

An apex predator of the Rio Negro, giant otters prey on almost anything including fish, crabs, and small snakes and caiman. They are diurnal, meaning they are active during the day only, and have no natural enemies.
Giant otters are extremely vocal and often bark and growl at anglers who invade their territory. They are not dangerous unless they feel threatened, find their young to be threatened, and or are cornered.

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Seeing a giant otter in the wild is considered good luck and a positive omen by some local tribes!

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Capt Peacock Easter Bunny

Capt. Peacock On The Bunny And The Real Meaning Of Easter

Capt Peacock Easter Bunny
Artwork by Allison V. Young

By Capt. Peacock

A young lady by the name of Maria in Arlington, Texas writes:
“Dear Capt. Peacock,

I’m six years old and want to know what the Easter Bunny is like in the Amazon. In Texas he brings us a basket filled with grass and hides eggs and chocolates and toys all around the house and yard for us to find before we go to church.

Is that what happens down where you live?

Love,

Maria”
Well Maria, thank you for the letter and might I say what pretty handwriting you have for a six-year-old even if it is in crayon.
Yes, there is an Easter Bunny down here and I suppose it’s probably the same one that comes to your house in Texas. I’m not sure how he gets to every little boy’s and girl’s houses all over the world in one night but he seems to do just that.  Maybe he learned how to do that from Santa Claus. (more…)