Tarpon Caye is 10 acre mangrove caye (island) just 15 miles east of Placencia, Belize
in Central America and is 40 minutes away from the Placencia airfield by boat.
Tarpon Caye has a deep lagoon on the West side, which is protected by tall red mangrove
trees. This lagoon is one of the hottest tarpon fishing spots in Belize. This area
is covered with hundreds of square miles of flats; this area is also known, by many
fly fishermen (local and international), to be the "Permit Capital" of the world!
Charlie Leslie's Tarpon Caye is a private island retreat. We create long term relationships
with all our clients by providing the best quality, most exciting, entertaining and
successful fishing experiences in the area with great accommodations and services
in the most relaxing environment.
We cater to all levels of fishing experience as well as to those customers who are
looking for peace and relaxation only. Hard-core fly fishing, however, is our specialty.
Tarpon Caye Lodge is a family oriented fishing establishment operating with over
50 years knowledge. With this background we are able to make our guests' Belize fishing
experience second to none. It is an environment wherein we make all our guests feel
they are a part of our family.
Charlie Leslie has been an integral part of pioneering and popularizing the Belizean
sport and fly fishing industry. During the mid-1980's to the mid-1990's Charlie operated
KINGFISHER SPORT FISHING OPERATION, the first successful, professional Belize fly
fishing business in Placencia Village. Because of the great number of repeat and
new clients requesting overnight stays at their fishing grounds, Charlie created
his own fishing camp on Tarpon Caye where one of the largest Tarpon populations in
the Caribbean reside in it's lagoon. Tarpon Caye is located on the Barrier Reef in
the middle of Victoria Channel, the "Permit Capital" of the world.
In 1997 Charlie developed nearly 2 acres of his 10 acre private island for the building
of his Fishing Lodge. Since then the property has been further developed to include
landscaping, cabins, clubhouse, kitchen, guide quarters, water and electrical systems
( a 110 and solar 12 volt system) for a fully self-sustained operation.