Amazon river Fishing Cruises with Bill Grimes and Phil Jones aboard Dawn on the Amazon III.
Escape to the enchanting Nanay and Napo valleys, the settings for our Fishing Cruises from Iquitos, Peru on the exclusive river cruiser Dawn on the Amazon III(Dawn III). A quick online reservation via Cruiseline Fans and other Internet-based companies can be a good option for who are looking for good deals and do not have time to spare. A unique chance to take you fishing to some of the wildest, least fished areas of the world, all without going more than a few minutes from the comfort of your very personal, floating hotel.
The fishing is all-important, we are after Tucunare (Peacock Bass) and arowana but can expect to find, barracuda,
pacu, dorado and many other fish in these waters. The prime time for most of these fish is an hour either side of
sunrise or sunset so our main daily fishing sessions are based around these periods. Relaxing in the mid day sun
After a fishing session you can celebrate with a drink on the sundeck, eye to eye with the birds, animals and plants
as they gently slip by. Or maybe swim from the bathing platform in clear blackwater lakes. Savour the peace and
tranquillity that only can be found in such remote places. Wake up to the jungle dawn chorus. Enjoy the incredible
amazon sunsets. Greet passing locals in dugout canoes. These are experiences not to be missed.
Dawn III is the perfect size, small enough to reach much further up the rivers to remote locations not accessible to
the larger boats. (Our cruises are only open to a maximum of 8 persons). The attentive crew always on the lookout for
changes in the weather or river to maximise your fishing opportunities
Dawn III has a shalupa (small motorboat) and canoes, from these you can fish far into the flooded forest or up small
tributaries, virtually wherever the fish go you can follow.
In the evenings its good to talk about the days experiences with your fellow fishermen, maybe sample something from the
Dawn III wine cellar or just listen to the sounds of the rainforest filling the air.
Night fishing, especially good for catfish, is available from the boat wherever we tie up for the night.
Dawn on the Amazon III has become famous in the upper Amazon watershed of Peru. Designed as a 19th century
rubber boom vessel, with 21st century accommodations, such as electricity, refrigeration, freezers, lights,
fans, GPS/sonar, HF radio, VHF radio, satellite phone, showers, and flush toilets. The boat is built of
naturally finished tropical hardwoods, reinforced with steel, with 21 artistic carvings of jungle scenes,
many with vegetable ivory inlays. The figurehead is an eagle catching a giant fish in its talons.
All of the furniture was crafted by local cabinetmakers from the tropical hardwoods Purple Heart and Blood Wood.
There are comfortable mattresses, and pillows, and the most beautiful linens on the upper Amazon River. The sheets
are handmade of the best fabrics, fitted, and decorated with embroidery, bows and ribbons, nice fluffy towels and
bathrobes. The rooms are cleaned hotel style everyday.
Great pride is taken in the quality of the food on board Dawn III. Every morning brings a different fresh squeezed tropical
fruit juice, brewed coffee, eggs, bacon, Muesli, made of rare cereal grains from the Andes, yogurt, whole
milk, or skimmed milk.
Lunch and Dinner will contain fresh basil, cilantro, ginger or other herbs and spices, and tasty home-made sauces.
Healthy chicken soup is served. The chefs use palm oil or olive oil depending…fresh fish, chicken, duck, and some
Portions are large. You can be sure of no skimping on the quantity or the quality. Cooking like a Peruvian grandma
whose family is gathering for a special occasion, and she wants them to remember it is special.
Fishing Cruises 2007
In 2007 we can offer 10-day fishing holidays starting and finishing in Lima. Included are one night in Miraflores, Lima
(4 star accommodation), three nights in Iquitos (4 star accommodation) and five nights on board boat. Flights and transport from Lima
is included. Breakfast is included whilst in hotel accommodation and all meals whilst on board Dawn III.
We offer Peacock bass tours and fly fishing tours and although these are the main interest of the tours we will
catch a variety of other fish, we will be happy to accommodate anyone wishing to try other methods.