Uruguay Golden Dorado / River Plate

Welcome to River Plate Adventures in beautiful Uruguay! The finest fishing program in all Uruguay for Golden Dorado, and the biggest Golden Dorado's in the world. World-class lodging in one of the most beautiful countries in South America, adapted to the modern angler looking to find comfort, while accessing these powerful Golden Dorados to be caught in Uruguay. This amazing program features all the ingredients to make a trip of a lifetime chasing the hard fighting Golden Dorado. It's a 5 hour drive from Montevideo to the resort across the beautiful Uruguayan countryside.


Fly Fishing
Golden Dorado eagerly strike big streamer type flies, black and dark flies being the favorite colors. You need to have a good number of flies with you as the toothy Dorado can make short work of a fly. Fishing is conducted from boats and thus the casting is unobstructed. 8 & 9 wt fly rods loaded with floating and/or sinking tips fly lines are the norm with 20 – 30 lb. tippets sporting steel leaders being necessary as the Dorado have a mouthful of some rather impressive teeth.

Bait Casting & Spinning
Like most fish, Golden Dorado do 75% of their feeding subsurface. Hard plastic subsurface baits, both shallow and medium depth lures are the ticket such as Yo Zuri Crystal Minnows, Rapala and Pervasa type lures. Medium to medium heavy bait casting and/or spinning rods are necessary with reels of a basic bass sized bait casting reel or a 2500-4000 class spinning reel loaded with 50 lb braided Kevlar line being ideal. Again, you will need 12 inches or more of steel leader as the Dorado sport a mouthful of impressive teeth.

4 days fishing divided up to two 3 to 3.5 hour sessions depending on the season you are fishing.

PACKAGE PRICE (2023/24 Season Rates):
5 days / 5 nights / 4 days fishing 
Rates start at $4600.00 off season and $5600.00 in season
(double occupancy) plus international airfare 
Call for current rates fishing two anglers per boat

$1500.00 May be paid with check, credit card, certified check or money order. Final payments are typically due 60 days prior to departure.

Our in-house travel agency can help you make your flight arrangements. Note: airfares are subject to change and confirmed only at time of booking. Airline ticketing, refund, change and baggage restrictions may apply.

Domestic travel from Montevideo 
All meals at the Horacio Quiroga resort
4 days of guided fishing for Golden Dorado

International airfare to Montevideo, Uruguay, hotel room in Montevideo, tips or gratuities, any items of personal nature.

Year round though prime season is January, February and March

Call us to confirm space availability or to request specific dates.

Fly into Montevideo, Uruguay. Transfer to Horacio Quiroga resort, ground service to transfer via van is part of the trip.

4 to 8 anglers depending on the time of the year

Horacio Quiroga resort. Air conditioned single rooms. Included in the package are deliciously cooked meals, beverages, transfers to the fishery, expert guides and specially designed fishing boats.

A large variety.

Based on 4 days fishing (Subject to revision per flight schedules. Detailed itineraries are prepared on confirmation of reservation)
Day 1: Arrival in Montevideo, Uruguay. Transfer via van 5 hours across country side to Horacio Quiroga resort, settle in and eat dinner.
Days 2, 3, 4 and 5: Two half fishing days for Golden Dorado split up. Lunch/Dinner and overnight at Horacio Quiroga resort.
Day 6: This morning you will return trip to Montevideo. Transfer to hotel or international airport for flight home.
Day rooms and transfers or city tours can be arranged for your time in Montevideo

A valid passport required for U.S. citizens. Passengers assume all responsibility for obtaining valid passports.

Sunscreen and insect repellent are recommended. Note: health precautions are offered here as an informational service only. See your doctor or health clinic.

Spanish & some English

Daytime temperatures typically range from 60 to 90 degrees, depending on the season.
Spring (September - November)
Summer (December - March)
Fall (April - May)

We recommend you purchase trip cancellation insurance to cover any losses should you have to cancel to due to unforeseen illness or other emergency. Certain restrictions do apply. Premium rates are typically about $65 per $1,000 of coverage, and usually include some benefits for lost baggage, trip interruption, and emergency evacuation. Forms for Travel Insurance may be obtained by calling our office.

Our recommended packing list and other briefing materials will be furnished on receipt of your trip deposit and reservation form.

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