If you are heading to the resort mecca of Cancun for work or play and would like to schedule a quick and easy day of fly fishing, then consider a day trip to the Isla Blanca area. The productive Isla Blanca flats, located just 45 minutes from downtown Cancun, are easily accessed from anywhere in the city, and we work with an outfitter that has been guiding this area for more than 12 years. Baby tarpon and snook can be found year-round in these waters, as well as additional species such as barracuda, snappers, jacks, and ladyfish. Bonefish and permit are occasionally found, especially during the months of May through August. Anglers fish from a custom 18-foot panga, and lunch, all beverages, a professional guide, all flies, equipment, and transportation to and from your hotel is included.

Typical Length of Stay

Any number of day trips canbe booked through Yellow Dog. Most guests that book the day trips already have their hotel and resort accommodations. that said, Yellow Dog is more than happy to assist with lodging and hotels for your package.

Accommodations and Lodging

Cancun Area Baby TarponUnder the day trip program, accommodations are at the hotel or area resort of your choice. If you would like to incorporate an overnight excursion further south to the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve and the Ascension Bay area, we can accommodate you at Pesca Maya Lodge. Pesca Maya first opened its doors in January of 1996 and has since then established itself as one of the Yucatan's most popular fishing destinations. The lodge is located 90 miles south of Cancun on a long, narrow strip of barrier beach that is virtually surrounded by water. Packages that start at one night with two days of fishing are available. For more information on the accommodations at Pesca Maya, please visit the Pesca Maya home page on the Yellow Dog website.

Food and Beverages

A packed cooler lunch is included with your day trip. Food, all non-alcoholic beverages, bottles water and ice are all included in your day trip.

Fishing Information

Baby tarpon and snook can be found year round in the Cancun and Isla Blanca area. It is a great place to fish for tarpon. If you're looking for bonefish, the summer months are the most productive, although there is generally not a large abundance of bonefish in this particular area. For those who are after permit, Isla Blanca is a great option, with large numbers of fish showing up in May through August.

Throughout this immediate area you can also find barracuda, snappers, jacks, sea trout and ladyfish. The chances of getting a Grand Slam or Super Slam are always possible, as the area is hardly fished and a lot of the water is so shallow that commercial fishing boats can not enter the area.

Boats and Equipment

18 Foot Guide PangaGuides use custom 18ft. Pangas with 40hp Yamaha four-stroke engines which will make the required runs with little effort. Also, these Pangas can be poled in less than ten inches of water, meaning that there are few places that cannot be accessed and fished!

A guide has a much better view when poling from a platform rather than from the back of the boat, so all boats have a poling platform.

Non-Angling Activities and Options

For non-anglers, the Cancun and Playa del Carmen area has everything that Mexican mega-resort can possibly offer. Shopping, nightlife, water skiing, wakeboarding, parasailing, snorkeling, swimming with dolphins, wildlife and bird viewing, sunbathing, numerous nightclubs, and more. The list is truly endless.

How To Get There

All guests should book flights to Cancun, Mexico (CUN), an easy airport to get to with direct daily flights from most cities in the U.S. and abroad.

Arrival and Departure Details / Times

Mexican IguanaOnce you arrive to the Cancun/Playa del Carmen/Tulum area, we can arrange to have you picked up at any hotel or resort in the area. When making a reservation, please be sure to give us the name of the hotel in which you are staying, your room number, the name under which the room is registered, and the phone number and contact information for the hotel.

For your day trip to Isla Blanca, we arrange hotel pick-ups at your hotel if you are staying in the Cancun Hotel Zone or Downtown Cancun. Pick up time is approximately 5:30 AM. All of these days trips are 8-hour trips, as the area is a lot bigger than Cancun and to get you to all the spots requires a longer boat ride.

2012 Rates

Full Day Guided Fishing ---------------------------------------------------------- $400.00 per day
(for 1 or 2 anglers)

* Remember that Yellow Dog's services are completely free! When you book a trip with Yellow Dog, you never pay more than when you book directly with the lodge or outfitter.

What's Included

  • Daily guide service includes round trip transportation from your hotel
  • Use of rods and reels
  • A full day (8 hours) of guided fishing
  • Ice chest packed with soft drinks, bottled water, beer, and lunch

What's Not Included

  • Airfare from your original destination to Cancun, Mexico
  • Meals other than the packed cooler lunch
  • Flies and lures
  • Beverages outside of your fishing day
  • Gratuities for guides and shuttle driver

Travel Arrangements

Yellow Dog has a full in-house travel and reservations system, and can assist with airline tickets, hotels, transfers, and all travel logistics for every destination that we offer. Contact us at 888-777-5060 or for more details on airfare ticketing, travel services and trip insurance.

Other Information

If you are planning on traveling with minors, remember that all children 17 years of age or younger entering Mexico accompanied by only one parent must have a notarized letter of consent from the other parent stating the child/children have his/her permission to enter the country. Single parents need a notarized documentation of divorce decree or death certificate of spouse. Minors unaccompanied by either parent require a notarized letter of consent signed by both parents.

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