Day Trips from Cancun-Playa-Tulum-Cozumel



Overview


Cancun Fly Fishing Trips

fly fishing day trips out of Cancun, Plaa del Carmen, Tulum, and Cozumel.

We have orgnized some of the top independent guides from Cancun, Cozumel and Acension Bay for our day trips. These fly fishing day trips in Mexico are accessible from all the major hotels between Tulum and Cancun. In no case are you more than a few hours away from some good flats fishing.

There are 3 main fishing areas where we have guides and transportation for the day tripper:
Isla Blanca ( just north of Cancun by 20 minutes), Cozumel ( An hour ferry ride from Playa del Carmen or Ascension Bay ( A longer ride but well worth it) If you want the best flats fishing the longer day trip to Ascension Bay is the ticket.


Ascension Bay


Cancun Fly Fishing Trips – Ascension Bay

fly fishing day trips out of Cancun, Plaa del Carmen, Tulum, and Cozumel.

This is the premier day trip for fly fishing out of Cancun or anywhere up and down the Yucatan Coast (Maya Riveria). We pick you up very early at your hotel (any hotel from Cancun down to Tulum) and provide round trip transportation, breakfast and lunch, and a 8 hour fishing day. It is a long day but if you want the best fly fishing in Mexico and can’t get away for more than a day it can’t be beat. The fishing is varied with perfect white sand flats for bonefish, deeper edges for permit, and mangrove creeks and lagoons for tarpon and snook.

Ascension Bay is world famous and these trips are managed for us by a lodge with a firm base of operations both in Cancun and Ascension Bay. We have not missed a pickup or drop off yet!The fishing is spectacular for bonefish and permit with some access to tarpon. The flats are anywhere from 15 minutes to 1 hour from the lodge with a huge amount of water to fish. This is world class flats fishing.

These fly fishing day trips works for anyone staying in Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Tulum and all points in between. This trip is a bargain when you consider you get transportation, breakfast, lunch and a full day fishing for less than a day would cost for a Florida guide.

Tackle & Gear

Buy your gear at Pro guide direct and help your local guide - Me!!Here is a list of the basics you will need for your trip. I have organized this list on Pro Guide Direct where you can actually purchase the brands and items that I have found to be the best of the best. Any Items that you purchase from Pro Guide Direct will help us earn a living and help you by being ensuring that you have the right gear for the trip. Many of our destinations are pretty remote with no chance to buy things on site.

Caribbean Gear List

SpeciesRodsReelsLineLeaders
Bonefish9 foot 8 or 9 wt. (maybe a 10 wt. on a windy day) Large Arbor Disc drag reel with 200 yards of 20 lb. backing.Floating tropical line9 ft-12 ft leaders with 10-12 lb. tippet.
Permit9 foot 9 or 10 wt.Large Arbor Disc drag reel with 200 yards of 25 lb. backing.Floating tropical line9-14 ft leaders with 12-15 lb. tippet.
JuvenileTarpon9 foot 10 wt.Large Arbor Disc drag reel with 300 yards of 30-40 pound backing.#1 Floating tropical line
#2 Floating with clear sink tip
9-12 ft leaders with 25-30 lb. class tippet and 60 lb shock tippet.
Large Tarpon9 foot 12 wt.Large Arbor Disc drag reel with 300 yards of 40-50 pound backing.#1 Floating tropical line
#2 Floating with clear sink tip
#3 Full intermediate sink line
9-12 ft leaders with 25-30 lb. class tippet and 80 lb shock tippet.
Barracudas,
Sharks
9 foot 9-12 wt.Large Arbor Disc drag reel with 300 yards of 40-50 pound backing.#1 Floating tropical line
#2 Floating with clear sink tip
6-9 ft leaders with 20-30 lb. steel bite tippets.

Fly List

Tie a few patterns with just the weight of the eyes as a variable 1 with lead eyes, 1 with chain, 1 with small chain, and 1 with no weight or mono eyes just to make sure you have flies for very skinny water all the way to waist deep water. Presentation seems to be much more important than fly selection.

Fly NameColorsSizesQty for a 1
Week Trip
Toad Flychatreuse, olive, tan, purple/black1, 1/012
Cockroachstandard 1/0, 2/04
Black Deathwhite, tan1/0, 2/04
Purple Demonpurple/black1/0, 2/04
Layup tarpon fly brown, chatreuse ,yellow1, 1/06
Enrico's Tarpon StreamerPurple & Black2/04
Enrico's Tarpon PinfishOlive/white3/04
Del's Merkin tan/brown 1/0, 2, 46
Turneffe CrabCream, olive2, 4, 64
Clouser minnowchatr/white 1/0-2/06
Bonefish CLouserassorted4-612
Crazy Charlie
bead eye
pink,white,tan,brw 4, 6, 812
Moe bonefish amber, pink 46
Christmas Island Specialspink, orange6, 818
Gotchastandard4, 6, 812

Packing List

Tropical Packing List

Packing ItemPacking Item
PassportCamera & media
Photocopy of Passport (packed separately)Computer
Airline ticketsCell Phone
Itinerary with contact numbersReading & writing materials
Emergency Medical insurance docs ( if purchased)Rod repair (tip top and glue)
Major credit cardSun gloves
Cash for tips (there are a couple ATMs in San Pedro but they may not be working))Face Sun protection (buff)
2 Hats with brim and neck guard (or sun hat for non anglers)Sunburn relief spray
2-4 long sleeve shirts for fishing (SPF fabric)Sunscreens SPF 30 or above
2 quick dry pant for fishing (SPF fabric)Sun block for lips and nose
2 quick dry shorts for fishing (SPF fabric)Toiletries
White socks (tops of feet get burned in the boats or wear under wading shoes)Prescription meds
UnderwearNon-prescription Meds
Casual pants or shortsEyeglasses (and spare)
Casual shirts, short sleeveFly Rods
SandalsReels
BeltFanny or other small fishing pack
Light sweater or fleeceWater bottle ( Holster optional)
SocksWaterproof boat bag
Wading shoesLines
Bathing suits,Leaders
T- ShirtsTippet
Sandals or walking shoes ( Barefoot is good)Flies
Rain jacket (an occasional cold squall will roll though or the boat spray may chill you to the bone!)Nippers
Bug repellent (for dead clam days or evenings)Pliers/forceps
Sunglasses (polarized with lanyard)


Isla Blanca


Cancun Fly Fishing Trips – Isla Blanca

fly fishing day trips out of Cancun, Plaa del Carmen, Tulum, and Cozumel.

The fishing in the Isla Blanca is quite varied. This is the closest fly fishing to Cancun. Fly fishing entusiasts will not be dissapointed with the fly fishing so close to a major tourist destination. There are lots of grass flats, mud flats, sand flats, lagoons, Mangrove lined creeks and channels as well as reefs to provide lots of variety for your trip. The favorites are tarpon, bonefish and permit but snook and barracuda fishing are excellent as well. If it is windy or a bit cold you may be limited to snook and tarpon in the mangrove lined creeks and lagoons. The flats for bones and permit are pretty exposed and not good on windy days. The cover of the mangroves makes the difference and you get a great day of baby tarpon ( my favorite) and snook. It is about a 30 minute drive from most hotels in Cancun. This area is relatively unknown as a fishing destination, I think because it is in the shadow of Cancun. The lagoon is protected on all sides from large waves by the peninsula and the reefs. There are some islands north of the lagoon that has excellent fishing as well. The fishing is mostly done from the boat. There are a few flats that are good for wading but the majority have softer bottoms that require the boat. (further south in Ascension Bay there is much more wading available.)

Tackle & Gear

Buy your gear at Pro guide direct and help your local guide - Me!!Here is a list of the basics you will need for your trip. I have organized this list on Pro Guide Direct where you can actually purchase the brands and items that I have found to be the best of the best. Any Items that you purchase from Pro Guide Direct will help us earn a living and help you by being ensuring that you have the right gear for the trip. Many of our destinations are pretty remote with no chance to buy things on site.

Caribbean Gear List

SpeciesRodsReelsLineLeaders
Bonefish9 foot 8 or 9 wt. (maybe a 10 wt. on a windy day) Large Arbor Disc drag reel with 200 yards of 20 lb. backing.Floating tropical line9 ft-12 ft leaders with 10-12 lb. tippet.
Permit9 foot 9 or 10 wt.Large Arbor Disc drag reel with 200 yards of 25 lb. backing.Floating tropical line9-14 ft leaders with 12-15 lb. tippet.
JuvenileTarpon9 foot 10 wt.Large Arbor Disc drag reel with 300 yards of 30-40 pound backing.#1 Floating tropical line
#2 Floating with clear sink tip
9-12 ft leaders with 25-30 lb. class tippet and 60 lb shock tippet.
Large Tarpon9 foot 12 wt.Large Arbor Disc drag reel with 300 yards of 40-50 pound backing.#1 Floating tropical line
#2 Floating with clear sink tip
#3 Full intermediate sink line
9-12 ft leaders with 25-30 lb. class tippet and 80 lb shock tippet.
Barracudas,
Sharks
9 foot 9-12 wt.Large Arbor Disc drag reel with 300 yards of 40-50 pound backing.#1 Floating tropical line
#2 Floating with clear sink tip
6-9 ft leaders with 20-30 lb. steel bite tippets.

Fly List

Tie a few patterns with just the weight of the eyes as a variable 1 with lead eyes, 1 with chain, 1 with small chain, and 1 with no weight or mono eyes just to make sure you have flies for very skinny water all the way to waist deep water. Presentation seems to be much more important than fly selection.

Fly NameColorsSizesQty for a 1
Week Trip
Toad Flychatreuse, olive, tan, purple/black1, 1/012
Cockroachstandard 1/0, 2/04
Black Deathwhite, tan1/0, 2/04
Purple Demonpurple/black1/0, 2/04
Layup tarpon fly brown, chatreuse ,yellow1, 1/06
Enrico's Tarpon StreamerPurple & Black2/04
Enrico's Tarpon PinfishOlive/white3/04
Del's Merkin tan/brown 1/0, 2, 46
Turneffe CrabCream, olive2, 4, 64
Clouser minnowchatr/white 1/0-2/06
Bonefish CLouserassorted4-612
Crazy Charlie
bead eye
pink,white,tan,brw 4, 6, 812
Moe bonefish amber, pink 46
Christmas Island Specialspink, orange6, 818
Gotchastandard4, 6, 812

Packing List

Tropical Packing List

Packing ItemPacking Item
PassportCamera & media
Photocopy of Passport (packed separately)Computer
Airline ticketsCell Phone
Itinerary with contact numbersReading & writing materials
Emergency Medical insurance docs ( if purchased)Rod repair (tip top and glue)
Major credit cardSun gloves
Cash for tips (there are a couple ATMs in San Pedro but they may not be working))Face Sun protection (buff)
2 Hats with brim and neck guard (or sun hat for non anglers)Sunburn relief spray
2-4 long sleeve shirts for fishing (SPF fabric)Sunscreens SPF 30 or above
2 quick dry pant for fishing (SPF fabric)Sun block for lips and nose
2 quick dry shorts for fishing (SPF fabric)Toiletries
White socks (tops of feet get burned in the boats or wear under wading shoes)Prescription meds
UnderwearNon-prescription Meds
Casual pants or shortsEyeglasses (and spare)
Casual shirts, short sleeveFly Rods
SandalsReels
BeltFanny or other small fishing pack
Light sweater or fleeceWater bottle ( Holster optional)
SocksWaterproof boat bag
Wading shoesLines
Bathing suits,Leaders
T- ShirtsTippet
Sandals or walking shoes ( Barefoot is good)Flies
Rain jacket (an occasional cold squall will roll though or the boat spray may chill you to the bone!)Nippers
Bug repellent (for dead clam days or evenings)Pliers/forceps
Sunglasses (polarized with lanyard)


Cozumel


Cancun Fly Fishing Trips – Cozumel

fly fishing day trips out of Cancun, Plaa del Carmen, Tulum, and Cozumel.

This small island is famous for its diving but it also has some great flats fishing on the northern end of the island. There are a hundred square miles of bonefish and permit habitat. Naturally you can also find many other species like jacks, cudas and an occaissional tarpon. Most of the fishing for bonefish in the lagoons is wading. The flats are light tan and very firm for the most part.. Bonefish are mostly in the 2-3 pound range but there can be large schools that number in the hundreds. The bigger fish in the 4-7 pound range are usually either singles or small groups of 2 or 3.

On the northern tip of the Isle of Cozumel, about ten miles from the plaza of San Miguel, are three lovely lagoons all teeming with hungry bonefish ready to pounce on your “Gotcha” or “Crazy Charlie”. These lagoons are known as Laguna Monte Cristo, Paso Balem, and Rio de la Plata. These lagoons are quite shallow, from 3″ – 18″ deep, and they are quite large. They are so large that you will not be able to wade the full expanse of each lagoon in a full day’s fly fishing. The lagoons are a fly or light tackle angler’s dream come true! Each lagoon has the ideal flats habitat and environment to attract bonefish, permit, and other sport fish. These trips are very popular if you are staying near Play del Carmen or on Cozumel. We provide an 8 hour day of fishing, trnsportation from downtown Cozumel or the ferry dock, you must provide your own lunch.

Tackle & Gear

Buy your gear at Pro guide direct and help your local guide - Me!!Here is a list of the basics you will need for your trip. I have organized this list on Pro Guide Direct where you can actually purchase the brands and items that I have found to be the best of the best. Any Items that you purchase from Pro Guide Direct will help us earn a living and help you by being ensuring that you have the right gear for the trip. Many of our destinations are pretty remote with no chance to buy things on site.

Caribbean Gear List

SpeciesRodsReelsLineLeaders
Bonefish9 foot 8 or 9 wt. (maybe a 10 wt. on a windy day) Large Arbor Disc drag reel with 200 yards of 20 lb. backing.Floating tropical line9 ft-12 ft leaders with 10-12 lb. tippet.
Permit9 foot 9 or 10 wt.Large Arbor Disc drag reel with 200 yards of 25 lb. backing.Floating tropical line9-14 ft leaders with 12-15 lb. tippet.
JuvenileTarpon9 foot 10 wt.Large Arbor Disc drag reel with 300 yards of 30-40 pound backing.#1 Floating tropical line
#2 Floating with clear sink tip
9-12 ft leaders with 25-30 lb. class tippet and 60 lb shock tippet.
Large Tarpon9 foot 12 wt.Large Arbor Disc drag reel with 300 yards of 40-50 pound backing.#1 Floating tropical line
#2 Floating with clear sink tip
#3 Full intermediate sink line
9-12 ft leaders with 25-30 lb. class tippet and 80 lb shock tippet.
Barracudas,
Sharks
9 foot 9-12 wt.Large Arbor Disc drag reel with 300 yards of 40-50 pound backing.#1 Floating tropical line
#2 Floating with clear sink tip
6-9 ft leaders with 20-30 lb. steel bite tippets.

Fly List

Tie a few patterns with just the weight of the eyes as a variable 1 with lead eyes, 1 with chain, 1 with small chain, and 1 with no weight or mono eyes just to make sure you have flies for very skinny water all the way to waist deep water. Presentation seems to be much more important than fly selection.

Fly NameColorsSizesQty for a 1
Week Trip
Toad Flychatreuse, olive, tan, purple/black1, 1/012
Cockroachstandard 1/0, 2/04
Black Deathwhite, tan1/0, 2/04
Purple Demonpurple/black1/0, 2/04
Layup tarpon fly brown, chatreuse ,yellow1, 1/06
Enrico's Tarpon StreamerPurple & Black2/04
Enrico's Tarpon PinfishOlive/white3/04
Del's Merkin tan/brown 1/0, 2, 46
Turneffe CrabCream, olive2, 4, 64
Clouser minnowchatr/white 1/0-2/06
Bonefish CLouserassorted4-612
Crazy Charlie
bead eye
pink,white,tan,brw 4, 6, 812
Moe bonefish amber, pink 46
Christmas Island Specialspink, orange6, 818
Gotchastandard4, 6, 812

Packing List

Tropical Packing List

Packing ItemPacking Item
PassportCamera & media
Photocopy of Passport (packed separately)Computer
Airline ticketsCell Phone
Itinerary with contact numbersReading & writing materials
Emergency Medical insurance docs ( if purchased)Rod repair (tip top and glue)
Major credit cardSun gloves
Cash for tips (there are a couple ATMs in San Pedro but they may not be working))Face Sun protection (buff)
2 Hats with brim and neck guard (or sun hat for non anglers)Sunburn relief spray
2-4 long sleeve shirts for fishing (SPF fabric)Sunscreens SPF 30 or above
2 quick dry pant for fishing (SPF fabric)Sun block for lips and nose
2 quick dry shorts for fishing (SPF fabric)Toiletries
White socks (tops of feet get burned in the boats or wear under wading shoes)Prescription meds
UnderwearNon-prescription Meds
Casual pants or shortsEyeglasses (and spare)
Casual shirts, short sleeveFly Rods
SandalsReels
BeltFanny or other small fishing pack
Light sweater or fleeceWater bottle ( Holster optional)
SocksWaterproof boat bag
Wading shoesLines
Bathing suits,Leaders
T- ShirtsTippet
Sandals or walking shoes ( Barefoot is good)Flies
Rain jacket (an occasional cold squall will roll though or the boat spray may chill you to the bone!)Nippers
Bug repellent (for dead clam days or evenings)Pliers/forceps
Sunglasses (polarized with lanyard)

Rates


Yucatan Day Trips

Single day trip Isla Blanca
up to 2 people
Cozumel
up to 2 people
Ascension Bay
up to 2 people
Price$475$415$575
TransportationFree from Cancun,
$90 from Playa del Carmen
Free from Cozumel ferry dock or any hotel in CozumelFree from Cancun, Play del Carmen, Tulum and all points in between
Foodwater, ice and cooler , BYO- lunchwater, ice and cooler , BYO- lunchIncludes breakfast and lunch, water, ice
Not includedfood, fishing license, soft drinks, beer or gratuities for driver or stafffood, fishing license, soft drinks, beer or gratuities for driver or staff fishing license, or gratuities for driver or staff
Species availabletarpon and snook always, if it is calm then bonefish and permitbonefish and unlikely permitbonefish, permit and tarpon

Ascension Bay Extensions

You could also spend 2 days fishing like this but overnighting at the lodge. For example We could pick you up at the crack of dawn on October 2nd and get you to the lodge in time for breakfast at the lodge, and a full day fishing, then on October 3rd after a full day of fishing you would depart back to Cancun. This would make a 1night trip with 2 full days of fishing

Ascension Bay Extended trips

Number of nightsNumber of days fishingFishing
2 to a boat, 2 to a room
Fishing
1 to a boat, 1 to a room
Couples Fishing
1 or 2 to a boat
2 to a room
56$2875$4000$5750/couple
45$2365$3304$4730/couple
34$1855$2068$3710/couple
23$1345$1912$2690/couple
12$835$1216$1670/couple

Prices Include: round trip ground transportation from Cancun to the lodge, lodging, three meals a day while at the lodge, guided fishing each day, u. It includes soft drinks, beer and local mixed drinks ( Vodka, tequilla, rum) . It also includes all taxes. Prices quoted are per person and are in US dollars.

Prices do not include: Imported alcoholic beverages, fishing license or gratuities for your guide and resort staff

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A 10% deposit is required if you are booking more than 6 months in advance, 50% deposit is required when less than 6 months until departure date with the balance due 60 days prior to departure. If you are forced to cancel with more than 60 days notice, you may keep full credit towards another trip or receive a refund less a 10% service charge. Deposits on cancellations with less than 60 days notice are not refundable unless your spot can be filled. MC, Visa, and checks are accepted. We recommend travel and or medical emergency insurance for all our trips.



Seasons



Yucatan Fishing Calendar

MonthBonefishPermitTarpon
JanuaryGoodGoodFair
FebruaryGood/ExcellentGood/ExcellentFair
MarchGood/ExcellentExcellentFair
AprilGood/ExcellentExcellentGood
MayExcellentExcellentExcellent
JuneExcellentGood/ExcellentExcellent
JulyExcellentGood/ExcellentExcellent
AugustExcellentGood/ExcellentExcellent
SeptemberExcellentGoodGood
OctoberExcellentGoodFair
NovemberGood/ExcellentGoodFair
DecemberGoodFairFair

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