Facebook Vimeo YouTube Linkedin Google + Twitter Pinterest Instagram Blog
Dove Hunt Duck Hunt Pigeon Hunt Perdiz Hunt Mixed Bag Hunt

Lodges

San Javier Lodge

Videos

Pointer Watch video

San Javier - The Lodge

Pointer Watch video

Duck Hunt

Pointer Watch video

Mixed Bag Hunt

Pointer Watch video

Dorado Fly Fishing

More Info
San Javier Lodge Duck Hunt Mixed Bag Hunt

Typical Argentinean Estancia. Comfortable Accommodations, Good Service, an Amazing Hunt.

 

The Estancia is located in the north of the Santa Fe province. It is one of the best options for duck hunting in Argentina. The hunt is on the marshlands and islands of Parana River. The driving time from the airport to the lodge is one hour and thirty minutes. For those guests flying private charters, landing takes place forty minutes away from the lodge. 

There are daily direct overnight flights from many U.S. cities to Buenos Aires airport, with three daily connecting flights to Santa Fe. The duration of a commercial flight from Buenos Aires to Santa Fe is an hour and ten minutes. Important: when you land in EZE International Airport in Buenos Aires, you will need to change to Aeroparque Airport to fly to Santa Fe, since Aeroparque is the only airport that operates domestic flights.

 

Maps

Location

 

General Information

Species: Ducks, Perdiz, and Dove 

Season: May to August

Capacity: 8 people in single rooms. 16 people in double rooms

 

Itinerary

The following is a sample itinerary: 

Day 1:  Arrival to Santa Fe Airport. Direct Transfer to the Lodge (1:30 hour drive on average). Hunting time or lunch depending on schedule.  Afternoon dove shooting. Return to lodge for cocktails/dinner and overnight stay.

Day 2: Breakfast and morning duck shooting. Lunch and siesta.  Afternoon duck shooting. Cocktails, dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3: Breakfast and morning perdiz shooting. Lunch and siesta. Afternoon dove shooting. Cocktails, dinner and overnight stay.

Day 4: Breakfast and morning duck shooting. Lunch and siesta. Afternoon duck shooting. Cocktails, dinner and overnight stay.

Day 5: Breakfast and morning perdiz or duck shooting. Lunch and afternoon departure to the airport for your return flight home.

Go top

 

Accommodations

Beautiful Estancia built in the 19th Century style, with spacious rooms and private bathrooms. The Estancia has a comfortable living room with LED TV and WiFi access. Just by San Javier River, It will surely feel unique. 

8 Double/Single Standard Rooms; Each with Private Bathroom

Dining Room, Sitting Room, Bar, and Swimming Pool

Massage Service

Internet Access and TV

Argentinean Meals

Maid and Laundry Service

Gift Shop, Logo Wear, and Accessories

Gun Rental Semiautomatic 20 Gauges. Special Request for O/U and Other Gauges 

Professional Hunting Guides and Field Assistants

Comfortable Vehicles and Boats

 

Quiet Sleep

We want all of our guests to enjoy their stay at our lodge.  We ask that, during the hours of 9pm-8am, guests be considerate of those who are sleeping. If you plan to stay up late with friends please keep noise to a minimum to avoid disturbing others. 

Photos

Pointer Zoom Pointer Zoom Pointer Zoom Pointer Zoom Pointer Zoom Pointer Zoom Pointer Zoom Pointer Zoom Pointer Zoom Pointer Zoom Go top

 

Cuisine

Our menu was designed to include the most popular meals requested in various restaurants throughout the country. As always, our wish is to delight guest with fantastic food every evening. Our Chef works passionately every day to satisfy all our guests. We have delicious local desserts for every meal, and you will enjoy our famous sweet milk caramel, “dulce de leche”.

Enjor breakfast with eggs and bacon. “Asados” (BBQ), and special requests available. Good wine is provided every evening. As a suggestion, dont forget to try the Mate. It is the well reknown \"Guacho\" tea. 

Photos

Pointer Zoom Pointer Zoom Pointer Zoom Pointer Zoom Pointer Zoom Pointer Zoom Go top

 

The Field

Argentina is considered a dream for waterfowlers. One of the best options offered is the Parana River, one of the longest rivers in the world, surrounded by thousands of little islands that are just the right place for duck breeding. The Pilaga Island is also very famous for the amazing number of duck and variety of species that come every year.

The 50 square mile radius (129 km2) around the shooting area form one of the most amazing duck shooting reserves. On the northern area of the lodge, about 60 miles away, there are a couple of great roosting areas for doves, and the fields covered with natural grass have a great population of Perdiz. Our location is annually inhabited by over fifteen million duck during the season. People and outfitters talk about a population of twenty million dove. Our Company counts on thirty different shooting fields throughout the entire region.

Photos

Pointer Zoom Pointer Zoom Pointer Zoom Pointer Zoom Pointer Zoom Pointer Zoom Pointer Zoom Pointer Zoom Go top

 

The Hunting - Ducks

The Duck Program starts at 6:00 am with a hearty breakfast. Around 6:45 am we take a short boat ride to the shooting field. Schedules vary depending on the time of the year. The boat ride is between twenty to forty minutes. After the morning shoot, we go back to the lodge for lunch and a siesta. In the afternoon, we depart at around 3:30 pm for the evening duck shoot.

Photos

Pointer Zoom Pointer Zoom Pointer Zoom Pointer Zoom Pointer Zoom Pointer Zoom Go top

 

The Hunting - Mixed Bag

The Mixed Bag Program is a combination hunt of three different species in one place. It includes the challenging shooting of duck, thehigh volume shooting of dove, and the unique perdiz hunt. 

Normally an average program is four nights. In the mornings you will shoot duck or perdiz, and in the afternoons you will be shooting duck or dove. This is a seasonal activity that we are offering during our winters (from May to August).

The perdiz hunt could be compared to quail hunt in Georgia or Alabama, but these birds are normally in small groups of two. It requires a well trained dog, a professional guide with good skills to run the dog, and two shooters. Please the tab \"Hunting\" underneath the primary tag \"Mixed Bag Program\" for more details and pictures.

Dove shooting in this program is different from Cordoba’s Dove Shooting. The terrain is flatter, so there are not as many shooting angles in terms of presentation of the birds. The volume of birds is is just as good as the Cordoba program. It is important to know that you will have more than two hours of high volume shooting, which in Argentina means hot barrels and lots of action. 

Photos

Pointer Zoom Pointer Zoom Pointer Zoom Pointer Zoom Pointer Zoom Pointer Zoom Go top

 

Gear and Equipment

FOR THE FIELD: Shooting clothes should be green or brown; camouflage will be the most appropriate. Pack a sweater and a waterfowl cold weather jacket. A Men’s midweight based layer bottoms and top. Men’s silk base layer is also helpful (See table above for average temperatures.) A shooting Vests & shell bag will be good for the perdiz and dove shooting. At the lodge, Clothing is casual.

WADERS: We recommend you bring your own wader. The best option will be a Gore-Tex camouflage one.

SHOES: Lightweight, ankle-height is all you need. Many shooters even wear sneakers. A Gore-Tex breathing shoe, like the Rocky Boot, is excellent. For the ducks you will wear waders.

GLOVES: A great option for the duck hunt will be Cabelas-GORE-TEX 174-Thinsulate 8482 Deluxe II Shooting-Gloves. Sitka shooter gloves could be a nice choice for the dove & perdiz program.

OTHER CLOTHES: Get a man cold-weather headwear. A polar neck. Lightweight hat for the perdiz & dove shooting.

SHOOTING SAFETY GLASSES OR SUN GLASSES : they should serve as sunglasses and they should de be shatterproof. The green or yellow protective glasses that can be worn over regular glasses are good. They have a small side panel, which protects against glare. They are available in many shooting sports suppliers.

LIGHTWEIGHT HAT: one with a wide brim is best.

SHOOTING GLOVES: this item is important to protect hands from hot shotgun barrels and nicks and blisters from reloading, breaking guns or activating safeties. Golf or batting gloves are a good substitute if you cannot find quality, sensitive leather shooting gloves.

SOFT PROTECTIVE GUN CASE FOR DAILY USE : This is optional, we can provide you with one.

SHELL POUCH: one that will hold a box or two of shells. It can also be a belt-type pouch or vest. This is important specially if you plan to load the gun yourself.

SMALL FIELD BAG : to carry camera gear and other personal items into the field.

INSECT REPELLENT: especially for our summer season. Mosquitoes or other bothersome insects are very unusual in the field - you might take a small bottle of Cutters Cream.

CAMERA: The area is scenic and photographic possibilities abound. We also offer a private service by a professional photographer.

EVENING DRESS: Clothing is casual. Slacks and sport shirts are all you need.

BAND-AIDS OR TAPE: for sore fingers from shooting.


IMPOTRANT NOTE: We have wader and hip boots rental all sizes, please check with our office for reservations and pricing.

Go top

 

Travelling Here

Final destination for this hunting option is Santa Fe City (Sauce Viejo Airport)

Final destination for this hunting option is Santa Fe City (Sauce Viejo Airport).

The best international connection is through Buenos Aires (Argentina).

 

Ministro Pistarini Airport (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Right now, 31 airlines operate out of Ministro Pistarini Airport.

Ministro Pistarini Airport offers nonstop flights to 51 cities.

Every week, at least 126 domestic flights and 833 international flights depart from Ministro Pistarini Airport.

Sauce Viejo Airport (Santa Fe, Argentina)

Right now, only 1 airline operates out of Sauce Viejo Airport: 

Aerolineas Argentinas 

When connections are through Buenos Aires (Argentina) you arrive to Ministro Pistarini Airport in Ezeiza and have to change airport to Aeroparque. It is 40 minutes in between airports and up to 80 minutes in rush hours. 

Consider also private charters from Buenos Aires to San Justo.  From San Justo airport to The Lodge it is 45 minutes drive. We will be please to send you further info and budgets.

What people usually do is to arrive in Buenos Aires, spend the night there and take this flight the next morning since there is only one flight at 8:15 am to Santa Fe. 

Final destination for this hunting option is Santa Fe City (Sauce Viejo Airport). From the city to the lodge, is a 2:10 hours drive. 

And, to return, there are two flights from Santa Fe to Buenos Aires: one at 10.15 am and another one at 2.15 Pm. 

Please, notice that the departing schedule might vary depending on the day you chose to take the flight.

You will arrive in Aeroparque and we will take you to Ezeiza for your flight back home. 

We will organize your ground transportation in Buenos Aires to make it hassle free.-

Please feel free to contact us for further information,

Photos

Pointer Zoom Pointer Zoom Go top

 

Travel and Leisure

We have a special department inside Pointer Outfitters for Travel and Leisure.

For Non hunting activities, we have some other options for families like boat tours of the marshes, visits to historical sites (Santa Fe city ruins and museum), bird watching, shooting and fishing classes, etc.  

The boat and bird watching tour in the marshes are interesting if you enjoy sightseeing. Most likely you will see a wide variety of wildlife, especially exotic birds, and a spattering of local gauchos.

We are able to set a day trip to Cayasta, where the old Santa Fe City was built. The first foundation of Santa Fe was held in Gayaste, on the right bank of San Javier (tributary of the Parana River), just over 70 kilometers north of the provincial capital today. We can arrange for you to visit the museum and learn more of our history.

Shooting and fishing classes: Our experiences guides will be able to handle and personalize lessons for the whole family.

Please let us know if you would like to receive more info about it, contacting Cecilia Centeno, the manager of the Travel and Leisure department, at cici@pointeroutfitters.com 

 

Photos

Pointer Zoom Pointer Zoom Pointer Zoom Pointer Zoom Pointer Zoom Pointer Zoom Go top

 

Gun Rental

Most of our guns are semi-automatic Benelli 20 gauge and Beretta 20 gauge.

We have Benelli Montefeltro, Benelli Super Sports, Benelli M1 Black, Beretta Urika 391, Beretta A400 and Beretta A300. We also have Beretta Silver Pigeons over and under. We mostly use 12 gauge at San javier Lodge.

At Pointer Outfitters, like in all Argentina hunting companies, all guns are \\

Go top

 

Land Package Insurance

To be secured and not to make sure you do not lose your deposit and hunting trip, we recommend you to purchase Pointer Land Package insurance.  If you decide to cancel your trip, for any reason, any time till your arrival schedule, you will be covered and you will have the chance to plan the trip for the next 60 months.

Rate per person to be added to the invoice:

Cancellation for any reason for future credit:  $145 per person

Cancellation for any reason with a full refund: $310 per person

This Land Package insurance do not included airfare, hotel reservations, ground transportation bought by clients, reciprocity fee, other insurance/international medical evacuation or insurance.

Refunds will be done only to one bank account under the group leader’s instructions.

Go top

 

 

More Info
Other Lodges

More Info More Info More Info More Info More Info More Info More Info More Info More Info More Info More Info More Info More Info More Info More Info
View Photos View Videos View Files
Work with us Sales Agents Blog
Online paymnets

Facebook Vimeo YouTube Instagram Google + Twitter Pinterest Blog

Disclaimer and Copyright Privacy Policy

by Puente Digital ®