Rio Negro Basin -Blackwater Explorer

Great Mix of Numbers & Size + Atmosphere

  • Species: Giant Peacock Bass (Cichla Temensis)

  • Location: Central Amazon Basin

  • Season: Mid October to March

  • Accommodation: Air-Conditioned Yacht

  • Operator: Da Silva Navigations & Tourism

  • Price: Double Occupancy $5,995 (23'-24' Season) - $6,195 (24'-25' Season). Single Occupancy $6,495 (23'-24' Season) - $6,695 (25'-26' Season)

Rio Negro Basin - Blackwater Explorer

Great Mix of Numbers & Size

  • Species: Giant Peacock Bass (Cichla Temensis)

  • Location: Central Amazon Basin

  • Season: Mid October to March

  • Accommodation: Air-Conditioned Yacht

  • Operator: Da Silva Navigations & Tourism

  • Price: Double Occupancy $6,195 (24'-25' Season) - $6,395 (24'-25' Season). Single Occupancy $6,495 (24'-25' Season) - $6,695 (25'-26' Season)

The Focus

Great Mix of Numbers & Size | Great Group Atmosphere

The most consistent fishing trip in the Amazon! This beautiful yacht roams the enormous Rio Negro basin from mid-October through March, concentrating on accessing productive waters. With hundreds of miles of complex, island-dotted archipelagos and dozens of fish-laden tributaries, this is the world's largest peacock bass fishery – and the Explorer is built to take advantage of it. Its great mobility and shallow-draft displacement hull let us go where conditions are best at a moment's notice.

The Focus

Great Mix of Numbers & Size | Great Group Atmosphere

The most consistent fishing trip in the Amazon! This beautiful yacht roams the enormous Rio Negro basin from mid-October through March, concentrating on accessing productive waters. With hundreds of miles of complex, island-dotted archipelagos and dozens of fish-laden tributaries, this is the world's largest peacock bass fishery – and the Explorer is built to take advantage of it. Its great mobility and shallow-draft displacement hull let us go where conditions are best at a moment's notice.

The Trip

Some fishing trips are all about a single-minded purpose — This one is a lot more. It boasts access to the world's biggest peacock bass fishery with the world's biggest peacock bass, while bringing you to one of the world's most beautiful locations with crystal clear blackwater and sparkling white sand beaches.

Your trip starts with a spectacular charter flight over the central Amazon jungle in an Embraer Bandeirante to meet the Explorer in the season's optimal fishing waters. Here you'll find more creature comforts than you can imagine in the middle of the world's largest wilderness. The spacious cabins boast private bathrooms, air-conditioning, 110V electricity and hot showers. This is definitely not roughing it!

This yacht trip is the most popular and most consistently productive trip. This extremely comfortable trip is especially recommended for anglers whose focus is constant action with Amazon peacock bass.

This beautiful, air-conditioned boat was built specifically for the purpose of accessing optimal peacock bass water. Gourmet food, fine wines and first-class service will make you forget you're in the middle of the world's largest wilderness. Living aboard this elegant yacht while fishing remote Amazon backwaters in nimble bass boats gives anglers the best of both worlds. The Blackwater Explorer’s great mobility ensures that we are always in optimal fishing conditions and allows you to follow the dry season as it moves through the major basins in the Amazon.

The Accommodations

Luxurious and Comfortable - The Explorer is a fishing mothership of the highest caliber. The list of her luxurious features is long. Here are just a few:

  • Private bathrooms w/sink, toilet and hot shower in each cabin.

  • Roomy cabins with plenty of storage space.

  • Two meter high ceilings. Gone are the days when six-footers have to duck.

  • Huge (6 and 1/2 x 7 meter) common area.

  • Spacious dining room and lots of walk-around space.

  • Big, wide, non-slip stairwells.

  • Cabin doors open directly to outside spaces.

  • Shallow draft for improved access - almost 1/2 meter less than typical Amazon yachts.

  • The Explorer can fish areas others simply can’t get to.

The Trip

Some fishing trips are all about a single-minded purpose — This one is a lot more. It boasts access to the world's biggest peacock bass fishery with the world's biggest peacock bass, while bringing you to one of the world's most beautiful locations with crystal clear blackwater and sparkling white sand beaches.

Your trip starts with a spectacular charter flight over the central Amazon jungle in an Embraer Bandeirante to meet the Explorer in the season's optimal fishing waters. Here you'll find more creature comforts than you can imagine in the middle of the world's largest wilderness. The spacious cabins boast private bathrooms, air-conditioning, 110V electricity and hot showers. This is definitely not roughing it!

This yacht trip is the most popular and most consistently productive trip. This extremely comfortable trip is especially recommended for anglers whose focus is constant action with Amazon peacock bass.

This beautiful, air-conditioned boat was built specifically for the purpose of accessing optimal peacock bass water. Gourmet food, fine wines and first-class service will make you forget you're in the middle of the world's largest wilderness. Living aboard this elegant yacht while fishing remote Amazon backwaters in nimble bass boats gives anglers the best of both worlds. The Blackwater Explorer’s great mobility ensures that we are always in optimal fishing conditions and allows you to follow the dry season as it moves through the major basins in the Amazon.

The Accommodations

This vessel has been been built to fish. Its broad 7 meter beam maximizes its functional interior space while its unique barge-style hull, drafting less than ½ meter, lets it pass any obstacle. The Adventurer can easily penetrate into otherwise inaccessible regions. But more important for an angler — You’ll spend your day on fast bass boats fishing productive, hidden backwaters, then return each evening to a comfortable, secure accommodation that doesn’t have to leave to reach a runway, can get into the most difficult waters and has so much mobility that it isn’t tied to a given river or location.

  • Private bathrooms w/sink, toilet and hot shower in each cabin.

  • Roomy cabins with plenty of storage space.

  • Two meter high ceilings. Gone are the days when six-footers have to duck.

  • Huge (6 and 1/2 x 7 meter) common area.

  • Spacious dining room and lots of walk-around space.

  • Big, wide, non-slip stairwells.

  • Cabin doors open directly to outside spaces.

  • Shallow draft for improved access - almost 1/2 meter less than typical Amazon yachts.

  • The Explorer can fish areas others simply can’t get to.

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