The Rio Marié is born in the Northwest corner of the Brazilian Amazon, up near the Colombian border. It is a tributary of the upper Rio Negro. The Rio Negro basin is the largest drainage of “black” water in the world, with approximately 710,000 km² of land are and is currently one of the most preserved regions in the Amazon, with less than 0.5 % of deforestation. The Rio Negro is its main river, the second largest tributary of the Amazon River, which has the headwaters in the Serra do Junai Hills in Colombia and runs approximately 1700 km to its confluence with the Solimoes River near the jungle city of Manaus.
The Rio Marie is entirely located inside a far-reaching Indigenous Territory and approximately 500 miles northwest from Manaus, which is our operation's base point and the most important city in Brazilian Amazon.
The fishing operation utilizes an area of more than 2 million hectares. This untouched environment has more than 800 kilometers of rivers, more than 180 known creeks, 60 lakes, and three major tributaries. Plenty of water to keep us busy chasing fish that rarely will see humans and anglers.
The first green ship in Amazon – the Untamed Amazon, our own deluxe vessel, specially designed for the Marié project!
The Untamed Amazon is the very first vessel in entire Amazon with 100% Solar Power Generation for all electricity use. The system has 96 state of art German solar panels generators and 3 tons of Hitachi Solar Batteries – the most advanced Japanese battery system for solar power generation. The Untamed Amazon is an audacious project, which brings a new concept in boat design that changes the current fishing vessel standards. All boat space was planned to promote a unique remarkable experience.
The Untamed Amazon has 3 floors. Lower Floor is the restricted area for staff, where is located the heart of the boat - a twin 200hp propulsion engines. It’s also has the laundry, staff rooms and water filtration systems. All the boat has a sewage treatment plant.
Main floor has 8 suites, where 6 of them are available for Marié guests (5 double and one single suite). Each Suite has a new standard in space and amenities for a fishing veseel. Each suite accommodates two person, in super single beds. Besides, it has a private bathroom and air conditioning and good space for clothes storage.
The upper floor is the place for relaxes after your long fishing day. We offer a spacious living and dinning room, and on the rear an open lounge where we serve the drinks and appetizers with two big Jacuzzi’s for up to 10 people.
The 3rd floor also counts with the cheff’s cuisine and the command control of the vessel.
Satellite phone Wiﬁ Internet
The Rio Marié is entirely located inside a far-reaching Indian Territory, an area of more than 2 million hectares. This untouched environment has more than 800 kilometers of rivers, 180 known creeks, 60 lakes, and three major tributaries inside the new operation area. We propose to develop the Rio Marié Project as a Fly Fishing ONLY destination in order to increase the river sustainability over time. With these unique resources in our hands, we designed the whole concept of the project as a new approach to targeting trophy peacock bass on the fly.
Release Fly Fishing
FISHING & SPECIES
Largest peacock bass in the world!
The river area is huge, encompassing nearly a vast amount of virgin waters, boasting a healthy population of giant Peacock Bass. For anglers, this translates into very real opportunities to consistently hook and release much larger-than-average Peacock Bass on the fly.
Rio Marié is proven to hold the most remarkable average size of all peacock bass fisheries currently known to the angling world. The features that set this river system apart from all others are its remoteness, the natural characteristics of the river, its intact and perfectly functioning ecosystem, and the level of protection inside a designated Indian Territory that is almost totally un-impacted by modern man.
PEACOCK BASS: There are more than 15 described species of Peacock Bass, (Cichla genus) in South America, and these family of fish has a very complex reproductive cicle and their feeding adaptive behavior are remarkable when compared with other species. The Cichla Temensis is the largest peacock bass specie and can reach up to 35 pounds in upper Rio Negro.
The week at Rio Marié is from Wednesday to Thursday (Set-Dec) and Saturday to Sunday (Jan-Fev). Most US guests will reserve flights to Manaus out of either Miami (American Airlines) or Panama City (Copa Airlines), but there are flights also from Recife/Fortaleza with Europe hub and Rio de Janeiro/São Paulo/Brasilia Airports. Upon arrival in Manaus, you will pass through immigrations and customs and be greeted by our host staff at the airport.
Brazil requires U.S. citizens to carry a valid U.S. passport and a Brazilian visa when traveling to Brazil for any purpose. You must obtain your Brazilian visa in advance from the Brazilian Embassy or Consulate nearest to your place of residence in the United States. There are no "airport visas" and immigration authorities will refuse entry into Brazil to anyone not possessing a valid visa.
Manaus is a modern, rapidly growing city (1.4 million population). It is one of the busiest ports in the Amazon, where cargo ships distribute their goods throughout the basin. There are many interesting places to visit: The Amazonas Theater, The Palace "Río Negro", the Floating Port, the Municipal Market Adolpho Lisboa, the Forest of Science, the Museum of Natural Science, as well as the Aboriginal Fair, where you can buy items made by the Indians. We strongly recommend you consider visiting the Fish Market, no one that visits is disappointed!
The weather can be considerably hot. During the day, temperatures can range from 20º Celsius (68ºF) to 35º Celsius (95ºF). Due the hot weather and high UV levels We strongly recommend wearing long sleeve shirts and pants and face masks during your fishing week. This part of the Amazon jungle is surprisingly friendly due to the high tannic acid concentration in its waters. There’s almost no mosquitos or no-see-ums at Rio Marié. Some bees or horse flies may be present, but very few in our experience. As for the rest, we remind you that this is a virgin rain forest where all kind of spiders and strange insects live. We recommend guests not to go deep into the Jungle, pass through dense vegetation or turn logs over, fallen leaves, etc.