20 Years of Amazon Peacock Bass Fishing Experience.

Join us on a fishing trip of a lifetime. We offer the best price and experience found in the Amazon. 

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Emil Surovec
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Thank you all for a great trip! He put together a great group of guys to go with your great service! Thanks again until next trip! Two words ( First Class) ! Thanks Again Emil Surovec
Luke & Harris Smith
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Two more satisfied Amazon Clients on board “The Demeni” . Luke Smith and Son Harris from Georgia. Had a blast and caught several Peacock bass over 10 lb Include these two Monsters Luke’s was 22.5 lb. and Harris was 22 Lb. We had a blast. Fun, hard fishing. I also caught 18- 16 pounder’s and a couple of 12’s, a few 10’s and several 7-10 lbs. If you are interested in this trip to need to hold your spots. Due to the popularity of the Yacht and the fact it only take 8 angler’s the week book up Fast. Call 1-844-473-2262 or email for more information now
Harry Standall
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Need to redo my bucket list. I’ll have to do that trip again. We weren’t on the Queen Mary with champagne and caviar but that is about all that was missing. In regards to a fishing trip everything was covered. From first contact with Hawghunter Guide Services to the people of Demini sport fishing it was thumbs up all the way. The guides were especially very hard working and helpful even to the extent of removing the boat motor so we could access various tributaries, lagoons etc. Many was the time he was in the water keeping us going. Also there was the jungle with all its wonders. In the past I had taken a trip down the Amazon never really getting close to land. Here you got to be up close and personal.
Highly recommended
Harry Strandell
Stuart, Iowa
Carsten Bidsted
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Dear Ian and Eneida,

Claudia and I would like to thank you and the crew of the Kalua for an outstanding week of fishing and fun on Rio Negro. We had an excellent time and the food, drinks and service level you and the crew provided was extraordinary

We will be back to catch even bigger Piraiba and Pirarara with you in the future. Please don’t forget to keep me updated on special catfish offers an the best time and places to go and I will try to gather a couple of friends to come along

Best regards,

Carsten and Claudia
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More About The Amazon Hawghunter

My passion for fishing started about the time I was able to walk. In 1988 I moved my family to South Florida, and this is where my Bass career all started. First I joined a local Bass club then another one called “Hawghunters.” This is where I became known as “The Hawghunter.”

I first started offering guided fishing tours in 1991 in the Florida Everglades part time. Then as fate would have it, it turned into a full time business and I founded Hawghunter Guide Service in 1993. Since then, I have been featured in several National TV Shows & Magazine’s for spectacular guided fishing trips and trophy fishing in Florida.

Then in 1996 I took a big interest in Florida Peacock Bass fishing. After seeing what strong fighter these species are, I decided to broaden my horizons by offering trip to my clients to “THE AMAZON” for the monster 20 LB. 

Peacock Bass. Also this enabled me to study the habit and feeding frenzy and structure which help my guiding business.

Kalua II Boat Hotel

Since 2000, I have been hosting trips to the jungles of The Amazon in search of the Tucunaré (Peacock Bass) If you’re looking for the best in AMAZON guided fishing trips, look no further! My success is proven by my honesty & large return-customer base. You be the judge!

Jurubaxi River

The Kalua I or II houseboat won the EXCLUSIVE RIGHT to fish the Jurubaxi River between Barcelos and Santa Izabel do Rio Negro for the next five fishing seasons. Till 2022/23.

Kalua Rio Jurubaxi (Exclusive Fishing) $5,995.00

This river is parallel to the Rio Marié that today is considered the most viable area to beat a record. The Jurubaxi, because it is a reserve, has lakes still unexplored and with an average of larger fish. The FOIRN has this data but does not pass through the implementation of the inspection posts in order to avoid conflicts of interest.

In summary, the Jurubaxi has lakes with large specimens of tucunaré açu ( Peacock Bass) with dimensions of records.

Juru Me

The fact that we have exclusivity and only our operation can access the whole river that has an average of 300 km of extension, increase that potential.

This is a Big Fish River, if you’re looking for “Quality” you’ve come to the right river, to increase your odds of 20 LB. Monster Peacock Bass. This is not a river where some outfitters boost more numbers, but smaller peacock bass.

Kalua Boat Hotel

  • 4495
  • 85 Feet
  • 16 MPH
  • 10
  • 9
  • Amazon River

Come experience an unforgettable experience in one of the last wild places on the planet aboard the Kalua Boat. 

Boat Specification:

  • Accommodates: 16 Fishermen
  • Beds: 7 Doubles & 2 Singles
  • Length: 85′ length with maximum 1,20 m draft
  • Air conditioned Dining room
  • Lounge Area / Solarium
  • 09 Jon Boats with 25hp outboard and trolling motor
  • Fully air conditioned throughout
Barco Kalua
  • Motor Scania 420 HP V8 powerplant and 2 power generators
  • Audio ,TV and DVD in living room
  • Furuno Electronics, Spotlight and battery charger
  • Supply support boat for crew lodging, provisions and fuel storage.

Kalua II Boat Hotel

  • 4250
  • 57 Feet
  • 16 MPH
  • 8
  • 4
  • Amazon River

The Kalua II is a hotel boat providing full lodging comfort as well as all the required infrastructure to take you to prime, almost untouched fishing hotspots along the rivers of the Amazon.

With a mere 75 cm draft, the Kalua II is able to navigate to places that are out of reach to other boats which increases your chances of hooking into trophy–sized giant Açu Amazon Peacock Bass.

Aboard the Kalua II there are four fully equipped air conditioned double suites with bathroom and shower. 

Barco Kalua

Beds are 2.1 by 1 meters and a 2,1 meter deck to roof height caters to oversized sportfishing guests with headroom to spare.

Bookings are based on a minimum of 1 fisherman per suite (for a party of 4) and a maximum of 2 fisherman per suite. (for a party of 8).

The boat also has an air conditioned lounge with Bar, TV , music and DVD ; tables , chairs and sofas are perfectly geared for after fishing socializing. 

The boat is equipped with 2 generators and an MWM 114 HP powerplant. 

Boat Specifications:

  • 57’ length with maximum 75 cm draft
  • Accomodates up to 8 Fishermen in 4 double air conditioned suites
  • Air conditioned Dining room
  • 4 Jon Boats with 25hp outboard and trolling motor
  • 1 Super light Jon Boat for specific ingress in closed, cut-off lakes
  • Tents and camping gear if guests wish to try out even more remote locations
  • Fully air conditioned throughout
  • MWM 114 HP powerplant and 2 power generators
  • Audio ,TV and DVD in living room
  • Furuno Electronics, Spotlight and battery charge
  • Supply support boat for crew lodging, provisions and fuel storage.

Visit the Xingu Village

Mato Grosso / Multi Species – Xingu River

PACKAGE PRICE (2019 – 2020 Rates)
10 days / 9 nights / 6 days fishing
$4,995 per person (double occupancy) plus international airfare to Sinop, Brazil.

FISHING PROGRAM
Anglers fish two to three per boat with experienced guides. Target species are large catfish, peacock bass, corvena (freshwater drum), bicuda, payara and giant wolfish.

Jurubaxi River

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Roundtrip flight: Sinop to village.
  • Accommodations in village
  • Meals
  • Guided fishing (two or three anglers per boat)

NOT INCLUDED 
International airfare to Sinop, Brazil, gratuities to guides and village staff, international departure tax, meals while in Brasilia, fees associated with obtaining passport and visa.

SEASON
May-October.

WEATHER
Daytime temperatures typically range from 80-100 degrees during the day, but typically cool down to the 60’s or even the 50’s in the evening. So no need for AC in the village.

itinerary (the adventure)

We operate in the river regions that start from the mouth of the Rio Branco river to the Santa Izabel do Rio Negro area, north of Barcelos , and we are in constant search of prime fishing spots in accordance with river conditions and time of year. You will come face to face with the most beautiful scenery to be experienced in the heart of the Amazon in dark, coca cola colored waters.

Kalua Rio Jurubaxi (Exclusive Fishing)

This river is parallel to the Rio Marié that today is considered the most viable area to beat a record. The Jurubaxi, because it is a reserve, has lakes still unexplored and with an average of larger fish. The foirn has these data but does not pass through the implementation of the inspection posts in order to avoid conflicts of interest.

In summary, the Jurubaxi has lakes with large specimens of tucunaré açu ( Peacock Bass) with dimensions of records. The fact that we have exclusivity and only our operation can access the whole river that has an average of 300 km of extension, increase that potential.

In the waters where Kalua and Kalua II navigates on its itineraries, you will come across three species of Peacock Bass other than , of course, the formidable Açu giants. The Cichla Temensis is the bigger of the species , followed by Cichla Orinocensis and lastly by Cicla Monoculus. The Amazon region is rich in a variety of gamefish. Other game species that can be fished for aboard the Kalua are the Traira (wolf fish), small Matrinchã, small Payara, Apapá , Arowana, , Bicuda and the ferocious Black Pirana.

Fishing for Peacock Bass on the Rio Negro and its tributaries is excellent , especially for the Açu giants that can weigh upwards of 13 kgs (30lbs). It is also possible to fish for giant catfish such as the Pirarara, Piraiba/Filhotes ( 2 distinct species) which inhabit the Rio Negro and its tributaries.

Apart from these exotic gamefish, you will also see caymans , Blue Araras, Monkeys , Nutrias, freshwater dolphins and other fauna that inhabits the region.

Kalua II´s unique 75cm shallow draft , allows for navigation into the headwaters of many of the exuberant Rio Negro tributaries that suffer little or no fishing pressure such as the Jauaperi, Caurés, Kalua II, Aracá, Itu, Arirarrá, Padauiri, Preto, Atauí, Uneuixi and Urubaxi.

Boarding and landing from the Kalua I and Kalua II vessels takes place in Barcelos and may sometimes take place from the port of Santa Izabel do Rio Negro.

Our tour package lasts 07(seven) days with 06(six) actual days dedicated to fishing. The Manaus/Barcelos/Manaus transfer is by air and will always be included in the package price.

The package begins on the arrival of the sportfishermen at the Eduardo Gomes International airport terminal in Manaus. From there, guests are transferred for an overnight stay to a 4 or 5 star hotel in the city (Tropical or Quality Hotel). On the following day , a Saturday, we will collect you for transfer to the airport’s Terminal 2 for a one hour flight to Barcelos.

The trip ends on the following Saturday with a flight back to the Manaus International airport or to a hotel as per visitor´s choice.

The fishing season commences in September and ends around March of the following year.

The package duration commences upon arrival in Manaus on the Friday prior to departure for Barcelos. This transfer is included in the package.

All members without exception will be collected on the following day, Saturday, at a pre-arranged time for transfer to the Manus Airport, Eduardinho Terminal on a one-hour flight to the town of Barcelos-Amazon. The package ends on the following Sunday on the Group’s arrival in Manaus and their respective transfer from Eduardinho Terminal to either Eduardo Gomes International Airport or to any particular hotel.

Xingu Village
  • Arrival (Friday). Reception of the Group at Manaus International airport. Transfer to Tropical or Quality Hotel. Evening Free.
  • Aluminum Jon Boats for each fishing couple with 25HP Outboard(gas included) , 44 lb thrust electric trolling motor, 2 hammocks for post-lunch jungle siesta safety
  • Day 1 (Saturday) : Early morning transfer from hotel to Manaus airport terminal 2 and charter flight to Barcelos or Santa Isabel. Group reception at Barcelos or Santa Isabel airport . Transfer to Kalua II or Kalua berthing with immediate sailing departure.

Fishing begins at 2 p.m and ends 6:30 p.m.

  • Day 2 (Sunday) after breakfast (starts at 5:30 a.m), all day fishing till 6:30p.m.
  • Day 3 (Monday) after breakfast (starts at 5:30 a.m), all day fishing till 6:30p.m.
  • Day 4 (Tuesday) after breakfast (starts at 5:30 a.m), all day fishing till 6:30p.m.
  • Day 6 (Thursday) after breakfast (starts at 5:30 a.m), all day fishing till 6:30p.m.
  • Day 7 (Friday) after breakfast , fishing till 4:00 p.m. Landing and overnight lodging at Kalua II Inn in Barcelos with a special Churrasco (Bar-B-Q) dinner, Accomodations at Kalua II Inn are in double or triple air conditioned rooms .
  • Day 8 (Saturday) following breakfast at the ranch transfer trip to Barcelos or Santa Isabel airport for charter flight back to Manaus.Arrival in Manaus and transfer to hotel or International airport for return flight. End of our Services.
Xingu Village

Package Inclusions:

Jurubaxi River
  • 2 transfers on GROUP arrival in Manaus , Airport to Hotel and Hotel to Eduardinho Airport (terminal2) for departure to Barcelos.
  • 1 or 2 transfers on return (either to Hotel or International airport)
  • 7 day lodging – 6 days effectively fishing
  • Kalua II Inn overnight stay on tour completion for the Kalua II Sportfishing fisherman
  • City Hotel overnight stay on tour completion for the Kalua Boat fisherman
  • Saturday breakfast at Kalua II Inn and City Hotel
  • Complete lodging with 3 meals , cocktail snacks etc
  • Air conditioned dining room
  • Beverages such as carbonated or plain mineral water , standard and diet sodas and soft drinks, beer , caipírinhas, 8 year old Scotch, Campari , wine etc​
  • Aluminum Jon Boats for each fishing couple with 25HP Outboard(gas included) , 44 lb thrust electric trolling motor, safety equipment , stocked cooler and experienced guide with regional fishing knowledge.
  • Daily housekeeping and laundry services
  • Transfer to and from Barcelos airport
  • Fishing tackle upon reservation (rods, reels etc)
  • Ipaam Amazon State fishing Licences

Not included

  • International flight from point of departure to Manaus and return
  • Any other additional travel/transfers not described in the package
  • Catering expenses outside those on board the Kalua II and of a personal nature
  • Travel Insurance, including aerial rescue
  • Satellite communications-Iridium –US$6.00/minute
  • Items of personal use
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