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Minas Do Pantanal

A superior ship offering comfortable ecotourism and sportfishing charters in world's largest wetland.


The Minas Do Pantanal is an upscale Pantanal flotel sailing from the Port of Cáceres along the Paraguay River and its tributaries. The ship offers both ecotourism tours and fishing trips exclusively for charter trips of up to 10 passengers.

Life Aboard The Minas Do Pantanal

Designed for comfort and entertainment, the Minas Do Pantanal has everything you need to feel at home on your fishing trip or eco-tour through the northern section of the Pantanal region. The 82-foot ship features four ensuite cabins with air conditioning. The topmost open deck is home to an outdoor shower and solarium for relaxing, taking in a bird’s eye view of the river, and grabbing a bite to eat from the barbeque.

The dining room and bar are equipped with a sound system. Turn on some music while savoring regional dishes created by the ship’s two chefs. After dinner, grab a beer or soft drink from the bar and settle in for a movie in the theater and game room, complete with a 42-inch television, surround sound, a DVD player, Sky TV, and a video projector.

While on board, you will receive top-notch service from the crew, which is accredited by the Brazilian Navy and includes the ship’s captain, a cleaning person, and several deck sailors and guides.

Excursions From Your Minas Do Pantanal Cruise

As a dual-purpose ship, the Minas Do Pantanal offers both ecotourism cruises and sportfishing trips. Since the vessel is solely available for charter groups, it is possible to customize your trip or rely on the ship’s crew’s expert advice to design an itinerary.

During your ecotourism cruise, you may indulge in a variety of unique activities, both on and off the river. Start with a visit to a 150-year-old farm and then go for a horseback ride across the Pantanal floodplains. Hiking trips and photo safaris are opportunities to see the area’s wildlife, including jaguars, capybaras, and anacondas. You will be accompanied by a bilingual guide who will provide expert commentary on the region throughout the cruise.

A sportfishing trip aboard the Minas Do Pantanal is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to fish in the Pantanal. To help you make the most of the opportunity, one fishing guide will accompany every two anglers. The guides will pilot five 19-foot fishing boats equipped with 40-horse-power outboard motors, cushioned swivel chairs, rob holders, and thermal boxes for live bait.

During a four-to-six-day fishing trip, the Minas Do Pantanal’s captain will navigate the rivers at night and at lunchtime to relocate to new fishing spots. This schedule allows extra time for fishing during the day.

About Fishing In The Pantanal

The Pantanal is a diverse ecological landscape with 269 species of freshwater fish swimming in the area’s rivers. Licensed anglers can catch fish rarely seen outside the region during your Minas Do Pantanal cruise. Cast your line and reel in dorado, piranha, pintado, palmito, barbado, pacu, and more.

For groups of friends looking for a fishing getaway and families seeking a new way to travel together, a cruise aboard the Minas Do Pantanal is a fresh way to fish up some fun.

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