Pescamazon - Destinations
Negro River - Peacock Bass

Fishing for big Peacock Bass in the heart of the majestic Amazon rain forest - 6 days full fishing days.

Negro River - We will navigate this enormous River aboard our Hotel boat visiting numerous lakes, lagoons, and creeks, home for large numbers of this brave tropical game fish, admired as number one target for the visiting sport fisherman. From May thru October, considered high water season, when large parts of the forest get flooded, the fish will be hunting and hiding in surrounding vegetation making it hard to catch him. As from November the water will go down, forcing the fish out of the vegetation, offering proper conditions for the angler.

Untouched nature also offers breathtaking scenery only found in tropical rain forest environment, entertaining the angler while making a dreams trip come true.
Our adventure starts in Manaus/Amazonas, where daily flights to the fishing location are available.


Our house boat is a safe 80 ft. long vessel, fully equipped with 6 air-conditioned twin bed cabins, video/TV, saloon, solar deck and good kitchen, capacity 12 anglers.
Satellite TV, stereo, VCR, Global Star telephone, two types of communication radios (VHF), GPS system, radar, sonar. Cruising speed: 13 Knots
7 aluminum fishing boats with 25HP Yamaha outboard motors as well as electric trolling motors.



Fishing will be done out of 06 mt. Aluminum fishing boats (02 anglers per boat), complete with outboard engines, trolling motors, cooler with beverage, snacks.

As for recommending equipment; although the possibility of catching a 20 lbs up Peacock Bass is real, you’ll be more likely catching fish up to 16 lbs., we recommend the use of 17 to 25 lbs. casting rods with up to 50 lbs. multifilament lines for Peacock fishing, when fly fishing is preferred, your equipment should be at least # 8. For big catfish however, really heavy salt water type equipment is required.

These recommendations are based on experience, space and playing conditions, not to be taken as a rule.

More "The Fishing"



  • International flights are regular to the Manaus airport, where PESCAMAZON will meet you upon arrival, for transfer to and accommodation in local hotel.
  • Day one - Transfer hotel x International airport in Manaus, boarding float plane for 1:30 hr transfer flight to houseboat. Fishing
  • Day two thru day seven - Fishing.
  • Day eight – return to Manaus, overnight in Hotel Tropical.


  • All expenses on board house & fishing boat, transfer flights and (1) overnight in Hotel Tropical;
  • Houseboat accommodations, full pension aboard, except alcoholic beverage;
  • Fully equipped fishing boats, live baits, pilot, fuel and cooler with snacks, meals and beverage;
  • Fishing license;
  • Pescamazon guide.


  • Airfare to Manaus;
  • There are no hidden costs, but the following items are charged as extras;
  • Phone calls, satellite phone will be available;
  • Airport tax, as required when boarding international flights;
  • Excess weight of baggage;
  • Tipping is permitted at free will and not obrigatory.


  • The price of the Negro package is US$ 2,700.00;
  • Approximately $900 from Miami x Manaus x Miami;
  • For cancellation and refunding policy, please check our  Terms & Conditions.
  • Reservations are accepted through a 10 % deposit, up to 60 days prior to departure.


  • We strongly recommend use of common sense while packing;
  • Portuguese is the official language in Brazil, but an English-Portuguese interpreter will always be available on the trip;
  • Tropical climate, typical wet conditions, require climatic and proper protection for electronic equipment, photo cameras and general baggage, even a light weight rain suite may we wanted for shelter in sudden rainfall;
  • There are no shops along the river, so personal hygienic items, medicine, sun protection, etc. are to be bought in advance;
  • You will be traveling deep into a tropical rainforest environment, where insects and mosquitoes are common and personal care and protection is required. Wearing light weight, breathing long sleeved shirts and trousers are to be considered and insect repellents may be necessary while in the open, at sunrise and sun fall;
  • Preventive tetanus and yellow fever inoculations are always recommended.
  • Visa information can be obtained in the official website:
    Consulate General of Brazil in Houston (USA) or
    Brasilian Embassies and Consulates in your country.