Last-chance summer: Our favorite luxury fishing vacations
By Aimee Heckel
We’re not talking about a boring day sitting in the dirt on the side of the creek with a stick and a string.
Fishing can be luxurious and exciting. Expanding your definition of a fishing vacation can open it up to the whole family — kids, mom, grandma, people who don’t consider themselves the “fishing type”.
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If you’re looking for a last-minute summer or early fall family vacation, or even just a splurge for yourself or a bachelor party, check out our favorite luxury fishing vacation ideas.
1. A customized fishing vacation in Costa Rica — from private fishing charters to completely customized packages, hit up some of the best fishing resorts in Costa Rica. Stay at a beautiful resort, like the Spring Resort and Spa, with its volcano views. CNN has named this resort one of the seven resorts with the most “spectacular views in the world.” Did we mention this is where they hosted The Bachelor in 2011? No matter your opinion on bait and tackle, staying here will transform your idea of a fishing excursion.
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2. Go to the “best fishing lodge in the world,” at least according to Star Trek actor William Shatner. Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort in British Columbia features spa treatments and helicopter trips to pristine fishing locations. Sign up for the City Detox Program, with guided kayaking or hiking, resort activities, marine adventures and more.
3. Experience the “ultimate in luxury adventure travel and ecotourism” at the King Pacific Lodge in British Columbia. This lodge, located on Princess Royal Island, has been named one of the best ecotourism resorts in the world and has a long list of awards. Enjoy some of the best ocean fishing, take a guided fly-fishing trip and participate in other wilderness activities, from “luxury hiking” to heli-hiking, to kayaking and whale-watching.
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