Captain Logan Amazon Fishing Yacht
Luxury Sport Fishing in Brazil's Amazon
Fish for the world's most exciting gamefish in Brazil's Amazon ... in luxury
You don’t have to sacrifice comfort in the pursuit of world-record class Peacock Bass in Brazil’s Amazon!
The Captain Logan offers the finest combination of luxury mobile accommodations, first-class food, hospitable crew, and the most experienced guides on the shallow-draft 95 ft. aluminum-hulled Captain Logan mother boat, while experiencing the best fisheries in Brazil's vast and epic Amazon region.
Starting in Manaus, and then flying by charter plane to further upstream on the Rio Negro, the Captain Logan offers a nine-day itinerary, of which at least six days are spent fishing. The goal during these days is to give anglers the chance to catch as many of the biggest Peacock Bass - as well as Catfish, Piranha and Arapaima - as possible. And then after a hard day's fishing, the ship's kitchen offers delicious food in cosy surroundings, washed down by a beverage or two, followed by a great night's rest.
9-Day Amazon River Game Fishing Itinerary: Captain Logan Luxury Yacht
This nine-day itinerary provides you with six and a half days of fishing for peacock bass and catfish - among other Amazon species - using fast bass boats in abundant, hidden backwaters, with the Captain Logan as a supremely comfortable and secure mother ship.
Your host is American-educated Brazilian national, Leonardo Leao, co-owner of Captain Peacock Expeditions, and he is supported by an excellent crew and guides, who will ensure your fishing trip is both productive and effortlessly comfortable.
Fishery: Rio Negro & Tributaries
Season: August - January.
Day 1: Thursday: Manaus: Arrival
(No included meals)
On arrival in Manaus, we welcome you and take you to your upscale hotel in Manaus.
The rest of the day is free for relaxation from your flight, or exploration of the capital of Brazil's Amazon.
Day 2: Friday: Manaus - Rio Negro
After an early breakfast at the hotel, we transfer to the executive airport for the charter flight to either Barcelos or Santa Isabel, in a turbo-prop multi-engine EMB-110 accommodating up to 18 passengers. The precise destination will be determined by the water level and fishing conditions at the time: the flight time to Barcelos is 75 minutes, and 100 minutes to Santa Isabel.
On arrival, we transfer you to the mother ship, the luxury yacht Captain Logan, moored on the Rio Negro, ready to go. Once settled in, and been introduced to the 18-man crew, we have lunch and then go for a half day's fishing.
The fishing day ends at sunset, around 5:45pm and on return to the yacht, there is an open bar awaiting thirsty anglers, with special appetizers, snacks, and drinks served by our barman-waiter.
Dinner is served daily at 7 p.m. with different entrees, courses, and specials followed by desserts as well as a selection of complementary red and white wines and liquors.
After dinner, the living room and fly bridge areas will be available for relaxation, movies, chat ... and any other activities.
During the night the yacht heads to a better fishing spot, if necessary.
Days 3 - 7: Saturday - Wednesday: Six Full Days of Sport Fishing
The wake-up call is scheduled at 5:15am and breakfast will be served promptly at 5:30am. Our kitchen offers tempting breakfast and packed lunch options; or guests may return to the yacht for lunch, if they prefer.
At 6:15am (about sunrise) anglers are clear to go for a full day of fishing, ending at 5:45pm (about sunset).
The yacht will move to a new area of the river each day to enable anglers to fish new waters, unless the guides determine otherwise, on account of fishing and water conditions.
Day 8: Thursday: Return to Barcelos or Santa Isabel
The schedule is the same as the day before. However, today the yacht will sail back to either Barcelos or Santa Isabel after guests depart for the fishing day.
During the day anglers will fish their way back to the yacht for the night.
Day 9: Friday: Fly to Manaus
After breakfast on board, we disembark and transfer to the local city airport for the charter flight (the same type of aircraft) from either Barcelos or Santa Isabel heading back to Manaus,
We arrive in Manaus mid-morning, where you can either transfer directly to your international flight or to a Manaus hotel (included). Please note that clients can book a return flight from Manaus as early as 2pm on this day.
NB. Itineraries are designed to be flexible to accommodate the climactic conditions, river water levels, fishing opportunities and ever-changing flight schedules.
Sport Fishing Yacht: Captain Logan: Departure Dates
~ Fri, 4th - Sat, 12th January
~ Fri, 11th - Sat, 19th January
~ Fri, 18th - Sat, 26th January
~ Fri, 25th January - Sat, 2nd February
~ Fri, 1st - Sat, 9th February
~ Fri, 8th - Sat, 16th February
~ Fri, 15th - Sat, 23rd February
~ Fri, 22nd February - Sat, 2nd March
~ Fri, 1st - Sat, 9th March
~ Fri, 8th - Sat, 16th March
~ Fri, 15th - Sat, 23rd March
~ Thu, 29th August - Fri, 6th September
~ Thu, 5th - Fri, 13th September
~ Thu, 12th - Fri, 20th September
~ Thu, 19th - Fri, 27th September
~ Thu, 26th September - Fri, 4th October
~ Thu, 3rd - Fri, 11th October
~ Thu, 10th - Fri, 18th October
~ Thu, 17th - Fri, 25th October
~ Thu, 24th October - Fri, 1st November
~ Thu, 31st October - Fri, 8th November
~ Thu, 7th - Fri, 15th November
~ Thu, 14th - Fri, 22nd November
~ Thu, 21st - Fri, 29th November
~ Thu, 28th November - Fri, 6th December
~ Thu, 5th - Fri, 13th December
~ Thu, 26th December - Thu, 3rd January 2014
~ Wed, 2nd - Thu, 10th January
~ Wed, 9th - Thu, 17th January
~ Wed, 16th - Thu, 24th January
~ Wed, 23rd - Thu, 31st January
~ Wed, 30th January - Thu, 7th February
~ Wed, 6th - Thu, 14th February
~ Wed, 13th - Thu, 21st February
~ Wed, 20th - Thu, 28th February
~ Wed, 27th February - Thu, 7th March
~ Wed, 6th - Thu, 14th March
~ Wed, 13th - Thu, 21st March
Please note that the Captain Logan is available for charter outside of the above dates.
Game Fishing Tour Prices: Captain Logan Luxury Yacht
9-Day Amazon River Game Fishing Itinerary:
~ Air-Conditioned Stateroom: $5,199 Until March 2013
~ Air-Conditioned Stateroom: $5,899 From August 2013
- All prices listed are PER PERSON in DOUBLE OCCUPANCY Cabins
- Published Prices for 2013/14 Season only
- Individual occupancy of cabin incurs a single supplement of $1,500
- All meals mentioned in the itinerary
- 2 night's accommodation at Manaus hotel
- 7 nights' accommodation in double cabins
- 6.5 full days' fishing
- Guided fishing (2 anglers per boat)
- Open bar
- Charter flights to/from Captain Logan
- Fishing licenses
- TFO bait-casting, spinning and fly rods
- Airport assistance & transfers
- Excursions as described in the itinerary
- International or Domestic Airfares to Manaus
- Airport Taxes
- Cost of medical emergencies including evacuation
- Souvenirs or additional services
- Travel Insurance
- Cost of relevant visas
- Internet access & phone calls
- Anything else not listed as included
The Captain Logan is one of the most luxurious, comfortable & safe mother boats operating in the Amazon.
Vessel Type: All-Aluminium River Yacht
Gross Tons: 150
Registered: Manaus, Brazil
Length Over All: 29m / 95 feet
Maximum Width: 6.1m / 20 feet
Draft: 1m / 3.25 feet
5 cabins have a bunk bed with a double-sized bed as the lower unit.
1 Master Cabin has a king-size bed.
All with Private Bathroom and hot water
Ceilings a minimum of 6.5ft / 2m in height
Passengers: 14 max
Anglers: 14 max
Cruising Range: 750 miles / 1,200 km
Cruising Speed: 6 - 8 knots
Top Speed: 12 knots
Air-conditioning: Cabins & All Public Areas
Electricity: 110 & 220 VAC
Generator: 2 x Kohler 35kva
Engine: 1 x 552HP SCANIA, V8-cylinder turbo diesel
Communications: 2 x VHF and 1 x HF-SSB Radios
Navigation: 24 miles Furuno radar, Furuno Satellite Navigator, Garmin GPS, Electric Compass, Magnetic Compass
Life Vests (25 with whistles + 12 inflatable with fluorescent marker)
2 x 12-Person Navy-Certified Capsule Lifeboats
Advanced First Aid Kit with AED Defibrillator
10 Circular Buoys with Emergency Lights
Smoke Detectors & Fire Extinguishers
Automatic Radio Buoy with satellite Emergency Position Indicator Radio Beacon (EPIRB)
Satellite phone service: $5 per minute
Satellite Internet: $5 per MB
Daily Laundry Service (included)
Open Bar: Beer, Wine & Selected Liquors
Water Capacity: 1,000 gallons
Fuel Capacity: 1,500 gallons
Entertainment: DVD Home Theater
Navy Certification for Safety & Navigability
Lower Deck: Cabins 1 - 5; Crew Area; Engine Room
Main Deck: Master Cabin 6; Lounge; Kitchen
Upper Deck: Dining Room; Cockpit
Captain Logan Yacht: Game Fishing
The Captain Logan operates in the blackwater Rio Negro system, and the old adage 'big waters means big fish' certainly holds true in Brazil’s Amazon! An angler, Bill Gassman, caught a world record 28lb Peacock Bass in the upper Rio Negro in February 2010 ... while on a trip on the Captain Logan! This was surpassed in November, 2010 in the same region.
This trend is sure to continue as in 2011, the Governor of the State of Amazonas signed a decree that extended the ban on commercial fishing for Peacock Bass on the upper Rio Negro.
Our anglers fish two people with a Brazilian guide in Eagle 176 carpeted bass boats. This is an 18ft model made and designed to run smoothly and dry using efficient Yamaha four stroke 60HP engines. This fully-featured boat combines comfort and convenience like no other. Two livewells, lockable storage for all equipment, and three pedestal locations on the extra large front deck make the Eagle 176 able to deliver more 'fun per fish' than any other bass boat. Drinks, snacks and lunch are carried on the bass boat, so that anglers don't need to interrupt their fishing day.
The guides have many years experience guiding fishermen for Peacock Bass and communicate in English. Four species of Peacock Bass, the huge Catfish the Amazon is known for, Piranha, Arapaima and Arowana are among the more than 2,500 species available to the angler. The Peacock is a favourite amongst anglers on account of their size and aggression.
Most of the Peacock Bass fishing is done with bait casting and spinning equipment, throwing big top water lures, jerk baits and jigs, with both casting and trolling being effective. Peacock Bass are the fly fisherman's new frontier as they will readily hit big poppers, Dahlberg Divers, Deceivers & Clouser patterns. Fly rods in the 9 or 10 wt class and 35 to 50 lb leaders are a necessity. The Captain Logan provides high-quality Temple Fork (TFO) bait casting, spinning and fly rods on board at no additional costs. With this equipment - and a measure of skill - catches of 50 to 60 Peacock a day are not unusual!
Contact us to explore the amazing possibilities.
Map of Rio Negro Area