River Plate Anglers’ fly-in floating cabins are the ultimate in mobility and comfort (RP operates six independent shallow draft “river trains” in all). Upon arrival at the camp location, guests will find clean, well designed and air conditioned casitas, along with a large dining structure and a comfortable cocktail/beach lounging area.
Each river train has a Brazilian manager with an intimate knowledge of the fishery who is experienced in handling the complex logistics inherent in Amazon fishing.
Our small groups (normally eight guests) enjoy superb personalized service from the manager, camp host and staff. Amenities include daily laundry service and morning coffee delivery, and an excellent variety of both continental and exotic regional dishes make up the week’s menu. Fresh breads and pastries are baked daily and chilled wines, ice-cold beer, soft drinks, and local liquors are always available.
Typically set upon clean white beaches or clean grassy shores, each 12 -foot by 21-foot barge accommodates two peacock bass fishermen in comfort.
The cabin interiors are tastefully decorated and every detail from individual air-conditioners, writing tables, built-in shelving for clothes and gear, and reading lights has been carefully considered. Each barge -cabin has its own bathroom facility with shower, sink and toilet.
Our cabins cruise the headwaters of small tributaries with fish-filled lagoons, far from the melee of competing peacock bass fishing houseboats and lodges on the deep -channel waterways. Land-based lodges in Brazil have no mobility to seek better water levels and their areas become rapidly overfished two to three hours upriver and downriver. Our cabins move – sometimes daily – to unfished river segments and overnight along Caribbean-like beaches.
What you won’t find are many pesky bugs. The pristine rivers we fish have naturally-high tannin levels (from extensive leaf decay) which discourage the development of biting insects.