Cancun Flats Fishing
Fly fishing or spin fishing the Isla Blana Flats
Very few anglers know that only 25 miles north of the world famous resort town of Cancun, exists one of the best flats fishing spots in the world for Super Grand Slams (tarpon, permit, snook and bonefish). This great place is known as the Isla Blanca Lagoon.
The Isla Blanca Lagoon is a maze of 12 square miles of mangrove shallow flats, sandy flats, grassy flats, mud flats, coves, inlets, grassy holes, shallow and open waters. The lagoon is teeming with hungry schooling baby tarpon, permit, snook and bonefish, along with plenty of speckled trout, lady fish, snapper, jack, barracuda, small shark, etc.
The fishing area is quite diverse and the anglers have a very good chance of getting a "Super Grand Slam" (tarpon, snook, permit and bonefish) or a "Grand Slam" (3 out of these 4 fish species) in a single fishing day. This is the fisherman’s delight for both the fly fishing and the conventional angler.
Experienced anglers consider the flats of Isla Blanca in Cancun, one of the best fishing places in the world for super grand slams (tarpon, permit, snook and bonefish). This area of Cancun produces fish all year, but during the winter months (Dec. - Feb.), due to the cold fronts, the lagoons and flats tend to get a little too cold for the permit and bonefish. Therefore, they leave the flats sparse. All other fish species are present throughout the year. The best months for fishing the four main fish species; tarpon, permit, snook and bonefish, are March through November.
We operate four 18’ flats fishing boats powered with 40 H.P. Yamaha motors with the latest safety equipment. The fishing is done from the boat, so there is no need to bring your wading shoes. We recommend that you bring a pair of comfortable soft shoes such as top siders, tennis shoes or strapped sandals. You must also bring a pair of good polarized sun glasses for fishing, a convenient hat, plenty of sun block lotion (SPF 50), bug spray, comfortable light clothing and please, don't forget your camera.
Full day (8 hours) for 1 or 2 anglers: $420 USD
(Due to the distance between the Cancun hotel zone, the Riviera Maya and Isla Mujeres, we only offer full day trips.)
*The 50% deposit of the total cost of your trip is required at the time of
your booking to reserve your boat. The total cost of your trip must be paid in full the morning of your trip. All trip reservations must be completed before your trip to Cancun.
Our Cancun manager or the fishing guide will pick you up at the lobby of your hotel in Cancun each fishing morning for a 25 to 45 minute car drive (depending on the location of your hotel) to the fishing grounds of Isla Blanca.
Ferry service accommodations
We welcome anglers staying in Isla Mujeres, Puerto Morelos, Playa Del Carmen, Akumal-Xel-Ha and Tulum in the Riviera Maya. The ferry service to Puerto Juarez, Cancun starts from Isla Mujeres at 6:00A.M. The last ferry to Isla Mujeres leaves Puerto Juarez, Cancun at 10:00 P.M. Everyday including Sundays.
The trip includes an english speaking guide, who is an expert spin and fly fisherman. Full day trips include sandwiches , bottled water and soda. Two fly rods and reels or four spinning rods and reels. Handmade fluorocarbon leaders, and tippets, flies or fresh bait .
Note: Our rods and reels go through daily wear and tear and sometimes abuse while fighting fish. We try our best to maintain our equipment, but we suggest bringing your own rod, reel and flies/lures if possible.
Trip does not include
The trip does not include taxi transportation to the Marina on the day of your trip. Federal fishing license. $15 USD per day. Tip for guide. We recommend $40 for one angler and $50 for two anglers.
Cozumel Fishing Seasons
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