Do I need a passport or visa to travel to Nicaragua?
Yes, a valid passport is required to enter Nicaragua. A visa is not required for US Citizens. Please check your country requirements.
Do I need any vaccines or other medical attention before going?
No vaccines or immunization are required to enter Nicaragua.
Is there any danger of contacting the Zika virus via mosquito bites?
- The Caribbean coast and the islands have not had any cases of the Zika virus to date and is as safe as Florida or the Southern US, in this regard.
- We do advise wearing Deet repellant as a precaution against insect bites.
Is Nicaragua a safe country to travel to?
- Nicaragua is the safest and most politically stable country in Latin America and safer than most US cities. Nicaragua attracts more US retirees now than Mexico due to its low crime rate/safety, low cost of living, friendly people and beauty.
- Nicaragua’s civil war ended with a Peace Accord in 1992 and is a Democratic country that boasts high foreign investment due to its political stability and pro capitalism, tax/ investment policies .
- Forbes Magazine recently named Little Corn Island as one of the worlds best remote travel destinations!!
Can I do my laundry while there?
Daily light laundry service is available once we reach Little Corn Island.
Is there internet available?
WiFi is available at all the hotels, however at a slower speed than you may be accustomed to. Captain Reyes has a high speed, cell based Wifi connection that always connects us quickly to the outside world from anywhere that we travel.
Do I need an electrical converter or adapter?
The voltage throughout Nicaragua is 110 just like in the US; therefore, outlet adapters will not be necessary for your appliances in the hotel rooms.
About The Fishing
What is the fishing style? Trolling, live baiting, bait and switch?
Trolling with natural baits – bait and switch, fly and light tackle
What gear do I need to bring down?
Our fleet is outfitted with all the tackle, rods and reels you need to catch the big one. All boats are well equipped with fly (two rods), conventional or spinning tackle, you simply choose. Some choose to bring their own equipment.
Can I play my own music on the boat while out fishing?
Yes bring your I-Pod or MP3 player onboard. Our boats’ sound system is out of this world!
What kind of fishing can I expect?
- We expect that you will have an incredible overall fishing experience at Nicaragua Fishing Adventures! Our experience and knowledge delivers great results, with most groups catching several 150 lb plus Tarpon during the two days of jungle fishing.
- During the Ocean Fishing portion of the trip you can expect Sailfish, Marlin, Mahi Mahi (dorado), and Tuna into the spread. We can also fish specifically for shark just South of Bluefields, which is an area becoming very well known to sportfisherman in the US. If you want to get a specific species just let Captain Reyes know.
Do I need a fishing license?
No, we provide it for you and the Captain will have it on board.
What is a typical itinerary, daily, trip?
The beauty of the trip is that you have a private boat at your disposal. We can fish from dawn to dusk one day and then the other you might want to snorkel a 17th century Spanish Galleon, or take a jungle tour looking for birds and wildlife with local Miskito Indian Guides! We can customize the trip to your liking as we go!
What do I do with my catch? (Mahi Mahi, Snook, Snapper and Tuna)
Typically, mates will prepare sashimi, ceviche, and hot sandwiches with your catch on board – you can also enjoy it for dinner that night prepared by excellent chefs, just ask. Some anglers bring down insulated cooler bags with freezable gel packs to bring their catch back home.
What is the best time of year to travel?
- October through June are our prime booking months
- Although fishing and the weather are great year round.
What is the weather like?
The weather in Nicaragua’s Caribbean coast is sub-tropical and tropical. The weather is great year round and is typically 80-85 degrees during the day, cooling off to the low 70’s in the evenings.
What time zone is Nicaragua?
Central Time Zone and Nicaragua does not follow day light savings time. Nicaragua is in Central America just north of Costa Rica.
Is English spoken?
The Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua is a former English protectorate so English is the primary language spoken on Corn Island! All NFA crew members speak English. When we are in the jungle you will hear Spanish spoken and the still surviving Miskito Language!
What currency is accepted?
- The currency in Nicaragua is the “Cordoba” and the current rate of exchange is C 25 per $1 USD. Local currency is not required as all business’ accept US Dollars.
- We recommend you bring small denominations of clean U.S. dollars without tears, rips or other damage. US bills with any types of pen marks or rips are not accepted by vendors.
Tips- Who, When, How much?
We recommend: Boat crews – $100 per day covers the captain and mates. If you feel they did a great job – tip more it will be appreciated.
How long in advance should I book?
As soon as possible in order to reserve your spot! We normally are booked out a year in advance, so don’t hesitate!
Can I customize a package instead of the standard listed package?
Yes, give us a call at 740-777-3562 and we can arrange customized packages as well as tours to anywhere else your heart desires in beautiful Nicaragua.
How big can a group be?
NFA’s boats can comfortably accommodate up to 8-10 anglers.
You will experience an amazing “bucketlist” fishing adventure at a price that is very affordable and costs $1,000’s of dollars less than you would expect to pay in other Central American Fishing Lodges. With NFA you will be fishing for Monster Tarpon in virgin jungle areas that few people have even visited and you will catch fish, lots of them! NFA is the only company that fishes the Caribbean coast and Blue Water in the country! We take exceptional pride in assuring you world class service run by the most highly respected captain (English speaking) in the country. The Caribbean coast of Nicaragua has never been commercially fished and we know where the hot spots are!