Cancun Flats Fishing

Fishing the Isla Blanca 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.

 

Fishing Information

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.

 

Rates
Full day (8 hours) for 1 or 2 anglers: 
$415 USD

3/4 Day (6 hours) for 1 or 2 anglers:  $300 USD

1/2 Day (4 hours) for 1 or 2 anglers:  $275 USD

 

Maximum 2 anglers per boat.  A 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.

 

Trip Rates Include

An English speaking guide who is an expert on fly fishing and spin casting, box lunch (full days only), beer, soda, purified bottled drinking water, plenty of purified ice, 2 fly rods and reels, 4 spinning rods and reels, handmade leaders, fluorocarbon shock tippets and plenty of fresh bait. 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 and reel if possible.

Trip Rates Do Not Include
Your taxi transportation to the marina on the day of your trip, the mandatory Federal fishing licenses, the tip for your fishing guide and the flies, jigs and lures. The cost for your license is $15 USD per day, per person. The suggested tip for your guide is $30 to $40 USD.

Fish Species (Flats)

Bonefish

Permit

Tarpon

Barracuda

Snook

Speckled Trout

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