About Aquarius Fishing

Aquarius Fishing

Established in 1980, Aquarius Fishing is the perfect choice for every variety of fishing in the Cozumel, Cancun and Riviera Maya area.


Carlos Vega can apply his lifetime experience for the best flats fishing, deep sea fishing, or bottom fishing in the Cozumel, Cancun and the Riviera Maya area.


Whether your interest is flats fishing for bonefish, permit, tarpon and snook or deep sea fishing for white marlin, blue marlin, sailfish, wahoo, tuna, mahi-mahi, etc., Carlos can arrange the most successful fishing experience for you.


The Aquarius Fishing team will be happy to assist you in any way possible to make your fishing trip a most pleasant one!


Carlos Vega

Aquarius Fishing was founded by Carlos Vega.  If you are looking for an angler who knows the most exclusive, hidden spots for "super grand slams" (blue marlin, white marlin and sailfish) or (bonefish, permit, tarpon and snook), you have found him in Carlos Vega.


Carlos Vega was born and raised on Cozumel Island.  Fishing runs through his blood and this wisdom has been passed down through generations of native Mayan fisherman.


His ancestors bestowed their knowledge of their sacred fishing grounds upon him and this was shared with him by his grandfather and father, who were the first lighthouse keepers on the island in the 1930's.


A native Cozumelenian, Carlos has spent his entire life on these waters. After World War II, the island was isolated, unheard of as a tourist spot. He helped support his family by fishing and diving for black coral. Black coral was a major export in the 1950's and often required divers to dive depths of over 200 plus feet! As his expertise in diving grew, so did Cozumel's reputation as a diver's paradise. As divers began to arrive, he worked as a dive master for 5 years, guiding other master divers through the famous reefs and walls of Palancar, to depths of 150 + feet.


However, his love has always been fishing. As a youngster he began hand line fishing. One day an American friend taught him how to spin fish and he was hooked. He left guiding tourists under the ocean and began guiding them to the secret places of his ancestral Cozumel and Cancun waters.


In 1975, he began Aquarius Travel Sport-fishing as a deep sea fishing boat owner and outfitter, but his real passion was flats fishing the mangrove lagoons and flats for bonefish, permit, tarpon and snook. From there, evolved his flats fishing business.  30 years ago he was taught the art of fly fishing while working at Ascension Bay (the famous Yucatan mangroves and sandy flats area) and added this skill to his outfitter business.


25 years ago Carlos leased the beautiful virgin flats known as Isla Blanca in Cancun. Here the angler will fish 10 square miles of lagoons, flats and mangroves. These lagoons and flats are teeming with hungry bonefish, permit, tarpon and snook. There are also snapper, speckled trout, barracuda, small sharks and other shallow water lagoon dwellers. The boats are custom made shallow draft boats, powered with 40 and 60 hp Yamaha outboard motors. The boats have plenty of room to cast a fly and spin anglers will enjoy the many options the crystal clear lagoons of Cozumel and Cancun have to offer.


In 1998, Carlos added Enrique as a flats fishing guide. Enrique, a family member, has been trained by Carlos himself. All his secrets have been passed on and now Enrique shares the guiding with Carlos. In addition, Carlos has trained nearly every Cozumel flats fishing guide himself, always willing to share his knowledge with others.


Over the years, Carlos has been featured in many major sports and fishing magazines, such as Florida Sport Fishing, Field & Stream, Cabela’s Outfitter, Fishing World, Salt Water Fly Fishing and The Florida Sportsman. Carlos has also appeared on many ESPN and other televised fishing shows.


If you are looking for a professional experienced outfitter with over 35 years of fishing expertise, try the most trusted and respected outfitter in the Cozumel and Cancun area, Aquarius Travel Sportfishing, for the angling experience of a lifetime.


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