The following are the most common questions our guests have. Please feel free to contact the office if there is anything else we can help you with.
You will receive a Welcome Package 30 days before your trip with a Suggested Packing List and updated Trip Itinerary.
Resist the tendency to over pack. Fishing partners should coordinate their packing of items to avoid unnecessary duplication. Remember Captain Peacock has daily laundry service so there is no need to overpack, such clothes for each day.
We recommend a durable, water-resistant, lockable, top-zipper duffel as the checked luggage. However regular suitcases are acceptable. Carry your most valuable, essential and fragile items (preferably a change of clothes, too) in your carry-on pack. Unlike most charter flights, with Capt. Peacock there are no weight restrictions on your luggage flying up to, and back from, the yacht.
Peacock Bass are most commonly caught using bait casting and spinning equipment as described in our Fisherman's Handbook (found on our website www.captpeacock.com/fishingequipment.php) but peacock bass fishing is quickly becoming the fly fisherman's newest adventure. See our Fly Fishing Handbook for info on fly-fishing for Peacock Bass (found on our website www.captpeacock.com/fishingequipment.php).
You are welcome to bring your own gear but bait casting and spinning rods, reels, and lines are all included in your package. We also have some fly rods available. If you have not made arrangements for the lease of our Lure Kit – please bring your own lures.
It is not required to get Malaria, Yellow Fever, or Hepatitis vaccine when visiting Brazil. It is not mandatory, but because you are fishing and working with metal hooks, we recommend that you have had a current tetanus booster shot at least.
A yellow fever vaccination certificate may be required if you have traveled within the last 90 days, to any of the following countries: Angola, Bolivia, Benin, Burkina, Cameroon, Colombia, and Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador, French Guyana, Gabon, Ghana, Gambia, Republic of Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Peru, Sierra Leone, Sudan or Venezuela.
Please check with your personal physician or travel clinic for recommendations.
Given that you have likely travelled quite a distance to reach Brazil, we encourage you to take in the whole exotic, exciting, experience that is the Amazon! That is why we have created a number of custom local tours and additional activities. Please access our website: www.captpeacock.com/extraactivities.php) for details on extra tours, helicopter flyout, sightseeing tours or fascinating eco-adventures. Whether you want to swim with dolphins, watch a indigenous ritual, or take in local history. Please let us know before your trip starts so we can plan our route and guide assignments based on these special excursions.
We provide a package with English-speaking host at the airport, deluxe extra hotel night (either double or single occupancy), breakfast and taxes included, and airport transfers for up to two for the regular price of $295 USD when booked in advance. We do not offer just one of the services in separate.
Yes, if you decide to overnight in Miami, Capt. Peacock can provide you with exclusive SGL or DBL occupancy rates at the Miami International Airport Hotel all year long depending upon availability. Please let us know if you would like us to provide a quote.
In addition, we have arranged special rates with American Airlines and/or TAM Airlines. Please let us know if you would like a quote. (See our Airline Information for departure times).
We can accommodate up to 24 guests per expedition (double occupancy) or 12 guests (single occupancy). Guest lodgings include 1 Master stateroom with a king bed, 2 staterooms with a queen and single bed, and the 9 side-by-side single beds.
All staterooms are INDEPENDENTLY air-conditioned and have a private bath and walk in shower (with hot water), which affords optimal personal choice for your care and comfort.
Master suite is available for an extra cost of $1,000 per week. Queen suites are selected primarily for couples and it doesn’t cost any extra amount.
Absolutely – single occupancy can be arranged by contacting the office or your booking agent. Please note: A single room on the boat does not mean a private boat for fishing during the day. Anglers will fish with two people in each boat and a guide. However, a single package including private cabin on board yacht and hotel room while in Manaus is possible and subject to availability.
The boat has a high damper noise system that reduces up to 85% of engine noises while navigating. So it is very quite. When the boat is parked the generator can barely be heard. The Rio Negro is a very calm river and the Yacht is extremely stable. Even customers who regularly get seasick have had no problems on the boat.
Yes, Capt. Peacock can provide long distance phone services to anywhere around the globe for $10 per minute flat rate (taxes applied) as well as regular Internet access through our computer for $125 / 25 MB used (taxes applied).
Power on board yacht is standard North American 110-volt outlets.
Temperatures typically range from 75 at night to 95 degrees or more during the day. Anglers and non–anglers should be prepared to fish under the equatorial sun. But keep in mind that during the day, the yacht and the bass tracker boats are often on the move so you will have a cooling breeze while traveling from one great spot to another new adventure. Wear long sleeve shirts and pants made of a tropical weight material (ideally with UV protection built into the material), comfortable hats and good sunglasses. Although we fish during the dry season, downpours do occur, so don’t forget to pack a lightweight rain suit. Humidity is high but the ship is fully air conditioned for your comfort with each cabin being individually controlled.
It’s true. Because of the high acid levels of the Rio Negro mosquitoes and other types of insects cannot reproduce their eggs on the water. Consequently while fishing you will not see any black or biting flies, mosquitoes, or other pests.
The Rio Negro (Black River) is the largest tributary of the Amazon. It is also the largest black water river in the world, and one of the world's largest rivers in average discharge.While the name Rio Negro means Black River, its waters aren't exactly black; they are similar in color to strong tea. The dark color comes from acid caused by incomplete breakdown of phenol-containing vegetation from sandy clearings. The river's name arises from the fact that it looks black from afar.
The Rio Negro has a richness of species with about 700 fish species having been documented in the river basin with an estimate of 800-900 species total.
Portuguese is the official language of Brazil, which is very similar to Spanish. The guides can communicate very well in English, especially as it pertains to fishing. The host (yacht manager) on board the Captain Peacock yacht is an American and will assist you with any inquiries you may have.
Absolutely. Brazil has been elected to receive World Cup and Olympic Games for a good reason... it is one of the most safety countries in South America and Manaus is one very friendly city of Brazil. Capt. Peacock provides transfers and tours in order to not only ensure your comfort, but also your convenience when dealing with a foreig language (Portuguese) and a different culture.
Generally you will find the people welcoming and the city rich in attractions and history. Manaus is the bustling home to 1.9 million people and has every modern convenience you could need.Manaus is the capital city of the state of Amazonas. It is situated at the confluence of the Negro and Amazon rivers and has a bustling and active port. It was founded in 1693 and is located in the middle of the Amazon rainforest. It is basically only accessed by boat at the free port or airplane at the international airport. This isolation helped preserve both the nature and culture of the city and area.
Few places in the world afford such a variety of plants, trees, insects, birds, and of course fish! Rubber made it the richest city in the 1800’s and helped Manaus earn its nickname, the “Paris of the Tropics”. It is also one of the proud host cities of the FIFA World Cup in 2014 where England will face Italy, the U.S. will challenge Portugal, along with others mighty matches.
» We look forward to make your entire trip an unforgettable experience!
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