Amazon Hawghunter – Kalua 1 and 2 “Jurubaxi River”

Capt. Frank Carbone Manaus, Brazil Incorporated Licensed Insured

We operate in the river regions that start from the mouth of the Rio Branco river to the Santa Izabel do Rio Negro area, north of Barcelos , and we are in constant search of prime fishing spots in accordance with river conditions and time of year. You will come face to face with the most beautiful scenery to be experienced in the heart of the Amazon in dark, coca cola colored waters of the Kalua Rio Jurubaxi.

This river is parallel to the Rio Marié that today is considered the most viable area to beat a record. The Jurubaxi, because it is a reserve, has lakes still unexplored and with an average of larger fish. The foirn has these data but does not pass through the implementation of the inspection posts in order to avoid conflicts of interest.

In summary, the Jurubaxi has lakes with large specimens of tucunaré açu (Peacock Bass) with dimensions of records. The fact that we have exclusivity and only our operation can access the whole river that has an average of 300 km of extension, increase that potential.

Frank Carbone will be the captain throughout the course of your fishing excursion. He first started offering guided fishing tours in 1991 in the Florida Everglades part time. Then as fate would have it, it turned into a full-time business and he founded Hawghunter Guide Service in 1993. Since then, he has been featured in several National TV Shows & Magazine’s for spectacular guided fishing trips and trophy fishing in Florida. Then in 1996, he took a big interest in Florida Peacock Bass fishing. After seeing what strong fighter these species are, he decided to broaden his horizons by offering trip to his clients to “THE AMAZON” for the monster 20 LB. Peacock Bass. Also, this enabled him to study the habit and feeding frenzy and structure which help his guiding business. He has been hosting trips to the jungles of the Amazon since 2000. 



  • Accommodates: 16 Fishermen
  • Beds: 7 Doubles & 2 Singles
  • Length: 85′ length with maximum 1,20 m draft
  • Air-conditioned Dining room
  • Lounge Area / Solarium
  • 09 Jon Boats with 25hp outboard and trolling motor
  • Fully air conditioned throughout
  • Motor Scania 420 HP V8 powerplant and 2 power generators
  • Audio, TV and DVD in living room
  • Furuno Electronics, Spotlight and battery charger
  • Supply support boat for crew lodging, provisions and fuel storage.

In the waters where Kalua an Kalua II Boats navigates on its itineraries, you will come across three species of Peacock Bass other than, of course, the formidable Açu giants, the latter reaching in excess of 26 lbs . The Cichla Temensis is the bigger of the species, followed by Cichla Orinocensis and lastly by Cicla Monoculus. 

The Amazon region is rich in a variety of gamefish. Other game species that can be fished for aboard the Kalua are the Traira (wolf fish), small Matrinchã, small Payara, Apapá , Arowana, , Bicuda and the ferocious Black Pirana.

Other these exotic gamefish you will come face to face with the most beautiful scenery to be experienced in the heart of the Amazon in dark, coca cola colored waters where you will see caymans , Blue Araras, Monkeys , Nutrias, freshwater dolphins and other fauna that inhabits the region.

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  Launch Location

Manaus, State of Amazonas, Brazil, Manaus

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Trips start at $5995

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1-16 guests

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2009 85' Drift Boat

420 HP engine(s)

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Radar



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Includes 16 guests

Trip time: 7:00am to 7:00am (168 hours)

30 Day Cancellation Policy

The package duration commences upon arrival in Manaus on the Friday prior to departure for Barcelos. This transfer is included in the package.

All members without exception will be collected on the following day, Saturday, at a pre-arranged time for transfer to the Manus Airport, Eduardinho Terminal on a one-hour flight to the town of Barcelos-Amazon. The package ends on the following Sunday on the Group’s arrival in Manaus and their respective transfer from Eduardinho Terminal to either Eduardo Gomes International Airport or to any particular hotel.

  • Arrival (Friday). Reception of the Group at Manaus International airport. Transfer to Tropical or Quality Hotel. Evening Free.
  • Aluminum Jon Boats for each fishing couple with 25HP Outboard (gas included), 44 lb thrust electric trolling motor, 2 hammocks for post-lunch jungle siesta safety
  • Day 1 (Saturday): Early morning transfer from hotel to Manaus airport terminal 2 and charter flight to Barcelos. Group reception at Barcelos airport. Transfer to Kalua II or Kalua berthing with immediate sailing departure.

Fishing begins at 2 p.m and ends 6:30 p.m.

  • Day 2 (Sunday) after breakfast (starts at 5:30 a.m), all day fishing till 6:30p.m.
  • Day 3 (Monday) after breakfast (starts at 5:30 a.m), all day fishing till 6:30p.m.
  • Day 4 (Tuesday) after breakfast (starts at 5:30 a.m), all day fishing till 6:30p.m.
  • Day 5 (Wedneday) after breakfast (starts at 5:30 a.m), all day fishing till 6:30p.m.
  • Day 6 (Thursday) after breakfast (starts at 5:30 a.m), all day fishing till 6:30p.m.
  • Day 7 (Friday) after breakfast, fishing till 4:00 p.m. Landing and overnight lodging at Kalua II Inn in Barcelos with a special Churrasco (Bar-B-Q) dinner, Accommodations at Kalua II Inn are in double or triple air-conditioned rooms.
  • Day 8 (Saturday) following breakfast at the ranch, transfer trip to Barcelos airport for charter flight back to Manaus. Arrival in Manaus and transfer to hotel or International airport for return flight. End of our Services.

Package Inclusions:

  • 2 transfers on GROUP arrival in Manaus, Airport to Hotel and Hotel to Eduardinho Airport (terminal2) for departure to Barcelos.
  • 1 or 2 transfers on return (either to Hotel or International airport)
  • 7 day lodging – 6 days effectively fishing
  • Kalua II Inn overnight stay on tour completion for the Kalua II Sportfishing fisherman
  • City Hotel overnight stay on tour completion for the Kalua Boat fisherman
  • Saturday breakfast at Kalua II Inn and City Hotel
  • Complete lodging with 3 meals, cocktail snacks etc
  • Beverages such as carbonated or plain mineral water, standard and diet sodas and soft drinks, beer, caipírinhas, 8-year-old Scotch, Campari, wine etc
  • Air-conditioned dining room
  • Aluminum Jon Boats for each fishing couple with 25HP Outboard (gas included) , 44 lb thrust electric trolling motor, safety equipment , stocked cooler and experienced guide with regional fishing knowledge.
  • Daily housekeeping and laundry services
  • Transfer to and from Barcelos airport
  • Fishing tackle upon reservation (rods, reels etc)
  • Ipaam Amazon State fishing Licences

Not included

  • International flight from point of departure to Manaus and return
  • Any other additional travel/transfers not described in the package
  • Catering expenses outside those on board the Kalua II and of a personal nature
  • Travel Insurance, including aerial rescue
  • Satellite communications-Iridium –US$6.00/minute
  • Items of personal use

Close details

Fish Species

Peacock Bass

Additional Details

Safety Features

  • Life Jackets
  • Life Raft
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • First-Aid Equipment
  • CPR-Trained Crew
  • Flares
  • VHF Radio


  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Radar

Boat Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Cooler
  • Refrigerator
  • TV


  • Bed
  • Kitchen
  • Shower
  • Salon
  • Toilet

Boat Gear

  • First Mate
  • Casting Platform
  • Livewell
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Fishing Techniques

  • Bottom Fishing
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Trolling

Price Includes

  • Catch Cleaning & Filleting
  • Fishing License
  • Fresh or Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Rods, Reels & Terminal Tackle
  • Lodging with 3 meals

Fishing Location

  • River

About the Vessel


Capt. Frank Carbone

Boat Type

Drift Boat

Boat Length


Year Built


Engine Manufacturer

Scania V8

Number of Engines


Engine Horsepower

420 HP