Congratulations are on hand for El Pescador in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize that was recently awarded with the Orvis Endorsed Lodge of the Year for excellence in the Fly Fishing Industry. Nominated for 2017 Saltwater Fly-Fishing Guide of the Year was local guide Carlos ‘Kechu’ Marin.
The winners of this year’s coveted awards were announced at a ceremony during the 2017 Orvis Guide Rendezvous in Missoula, Montana, on April 28. On hand to accept the award for Lodge of the Year was Ali Gentry Flota of El Pescador, who was accompanied by Carlos Marin and wife Lucy Marin.
“I am very proud and excited to have El Pescador be honored as the Orvis Endorsed International Lodge of the year again,” commented Ali on a Facebook post. “While I was lucky enough to accept the award last night with Captain Kechu, we accepted it on behalf of all the staff and all the guides who work so tirelessly and bring such excitement and love to their job every day. A special thank you to our wonderful guests. Without you none of this would be possible. We love being a part of your cherished vacation time. Thank you all.”
“On behalf of Kechu and myself, we want to congratulate El Pescador to be honored as the Orvis Endorsed Lodge of the year,” commented Lucy Marin. “Also want to give thanks to Ali for making this trip possible for Kechu at Missoula Montana. To the Orvis crew for the amazing hospitality and to everyone that attended the Guide Rendezvous. It was such a great experience for my husband. Thank you all!!”
Orvis is a retail and mail-order business specializing in high-end fly fishing, hunting and sporting goods which has been recognized as a leader in the industry. For more than 30 years, the Orvis Company has been recognizing excellence in sporting experiences through its Endorsed Lodges, Outfitters, and Guides program.