Thousands of Dollars in Prizes, Cocktails, and More Await at Grand Caribe’s Deep Sea Fishing Classic

by Khaila Gentle

With less than six weeks to go for the 7th Annual Deep Sea Classic, Grand Caribe – set on the sandy shores of Ambergris Caye, Belize – is prepping for one of the biggest weekends on the island. It all kicks off this summer on Thursday, June 29th with an opening ceremony and briefing followed by a Captain’s Cocktail and Dinner. After that, anglers get the chance to enjoy two whole days of fishing, complete with beach bashes and chill out sessions at the end of each day.

Head to Grand Caribe This Summer for the 2023 Deep Sea Fishing Classic

Grand Caribe’s Deep Sea Classic is Belize’s biggest fishing tournament. The event promises over $125,000 in cash and prizes, including $25,000 for the first place winner. In 2022, the tournament saw over forty teams from Belize and beyond vying for the number one spot. By the end of the weekend, though, it was team Catchin’ A Buzz who laid claim to the grand prize.

This year’s returning special guest is none other than world renowned marine artist Carey Chen whose signed and framed artwork will go to the top three boats. 

Carey Chen is Jamaican artist known for his stunning portraits of game fish in their natural marine environment

After Thursday’s captain’s briefing and cocktail night, the competition commences on Friday June 30th. From 6:00 am to 6:00 pm on both Friday and Saturday, fishing enthusiasts will be competing for a host of prize titles, including heaviest Wahoo, heaviest Tuna and top angler. Check out the full list of prizes below: 

Prize giving will begin at 11:00 am on Sunday, July 2nd. 

There’s still time to sign your boats up, but the 2023 Deep Sea Fishing Classic promises a memorable weekend even for non-anglers. 

Similar: Grand Caribe’s 6th Annual Deep Sea Classic

Enjoy A Weekend of Cocktails and Live Music

Alongside the three day fishing frenzy, weekend warriors can enjoy three evenings of exciting activities right on site at Grand Caribe. On Friday, indulge in some poolside BBQ and pair it with a beer special from the bar. The “Chat N Chill” session will feature live music at Grand Caribe’s pool bar from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm.

Then, on Saturday, it’s a full blown beach party with a taco and beer bar on the beach at Grand Caribe. And finally, on Sunday, enjoy sundowners poolside at Sunset Caribe. San Pedro’s very own DJ Dev will be on the turntables at Sundowners bar from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. 

See What Belize Has to Offer at the 2023 Connect Expo

During the same weekend Grand Caribe will also be partnering with the Belize Tourism Board to host the 2023 BTB Connect Expo. The all day event, which will be taking place in Grand Caribe’s West Room on Saturday July 1st, aims to help local businesses promote their services and reach more customers.

The Grand Caribe 2023 Deep Sea Fishing Classic is certainly going to be a weekend to remember. Get in on the action and book your stay at Grand Caribe or its sister property Sunset Caribe soon.

All photos courtesy of Grand Caribe Belize 

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