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Holbox Tarpon Fly Fishing Lodge | Mexico

Overview

Tour code: MEX112  

Holbox Fly Fishing Lodge is the newest Giant and Baby Tarpon fly fishing resort in the clear waters near Cancun. All saltwater fly fishermen will have listened to the stories of giant Tarpon, that readily eat your flies in the open ocean just off the Isla of Holbox and now our lodge brings you closer to the action.

This small island, located on the northeastern point of the Yucatan Peninsula, just 2.5 hours from Cancun, provides anglers looking for a unique fishery, that provides world-class opportunities at large migratory Tarpon and one of the best baby Tarpon fisheries anywhere.

Although there are other species to be found in the waters of Holbox. Every year May to September large schools of adult fish congregate in the open waters just off the island.

Fishing with your guide, who will manoeuvre the boat to intercept the Tarpon and allow you to present your fly. If the fish manage to resist, your guide will allow them to pass and then repeat the process, giving you multiple shots. It is possible to see several schools and hundreds of fish each day.

Holbox also offers extremely productive baby Tarpon fishing for anglers, who wish to take advantage of the faster pace and acrobatic battle of smaller fish that range between 5 and 25 pounds. Just imagine, all this great all Season fishing, combined with the total contrast to the over development and commercialism of Cancun and Cozumel.

There are no cars, streets are made of soft beach sand and your accommodation is in a beach style, but still offering the utmost of high standards.

For more information about our fly fishing holidays to Mexico, contact our experienced team who will help you to plan and book the perfect fishing holiday.

Accommodation
Holbox Fly Fishing Lodge

The beachfront location affords privacy, a gentle breeze, and a terrace view that is just amazing, given that the lodge is only a 5-minute walk from town and presently caters to just 10 fishermen per week.

The rooms are modern, upbeat and air conditioned. Comfortable lounge furniture is available for deck or sand relaxing and the hammocks allow you to siesta “Island Style”. An outside shower with a Conch Shell spout pours warmish water over sandy feet and sweet water rod rinsing station helps you care for the gear.

The lodge has available an open cerveza bar, coffee to your door with a friendly wake up call. There is a golf cart for island exploration free for our customers use. There are rod racks and wash down station to keep all your tackle clean. There is also a complimentary happy hour and Cuban cigars, a fly tying bench to make those important patterns.

There is also WiFi connections and phone communication at a nearby internet cafe for anyone who needs to keep in touch with everyone at home.

Board: Bed & breakfast
Rooms: Twin
Telephone: At nearby internet cafe
Internet: At nearby internet cafe
Laundry: Nominal charge
Power: 110 volt
Air Conditioning: Throughout
Meals: In breakfast room
Alcohol: Happy hour included
Cash Accepted: US Dollar
Species Information
Tarpon
Season: January to December
Peak: April to September
Weight: 1LB to 160LB
Average Weight: 35LB
Permit
Season: April to September
Peak: May
Weight: 1LB to 30LB
Average Weight: 10LB
Snook
Season: January to December
Peak: April to September
Weight: 1LB to 10LB
Average Weight: 3LB
Bonefish
Season: April to September
Peak: May
Weight: 1LB to 10LB
Average Weight: 3LB

Itinerary

The below itinerary is only a suggested one, as we have flights departing from the UK everyday, therefore should you wish to extend your stay by adding more nights in Cancun, the itinerary below can be tailored to suit.

Day 1:

Depart UK (alternative routes available)
Arrive in Newark.

Depart Newark
Arrive to Cancun.

On arrival, you will take a taxi to your hotel in Cancun.

Overnight accommodation: Cancun Hotel (Twin Rooms) B/B

Day 2:

In the morning, we will pick you up from your hotel and at the village of Chiquita, you will board a private boat for the 30 minute ride to the lodge.

The rest of the day is free to relax.

Overnight accommodation: Holbox Fly Fishing Lodge (Twin Room) B/B

Day : Fishing Day

After an early breakfast, you will then spend the rest of the day chasing large pods of Tarpon.

You will return mid-afternoon after a good 8 hours fishing.

Note: It is better to get an early start, as the prevailing winds build in strength in the late afternoons.

Overnight accommodation: Holbox Fly Fishing Lodge (Twin Room) B/B

Day 4: Fishing Day

You will depart for another full days fishing.

On your return to the lodge, there is a golf cart available for a couple of hours of island exploration.

Overnight accommodation: Holbox Fly Fishing Lodge (Twin Room) B/B

Day 5: Fishing Day

Enjoy your day on the water chasing huge Tarpon. On your return, happy hour beverages and hors d’ oeuvres will be served, while you discuss the day’s activity with your fishing guide and plan the schedule for the following morning.

Overnight accommodation: Holbox Fly Fishing Lodge (Twin Room) B/B

Day 6: Fishing Day

The Tarpon flats are about 20 minutes from the hotel and are anywhere from 5-15 feet deep, just perfect to chase fish with the fly.

Overnight accommodation: Holbox Fly Fishing Lodge (Twin Room) B/B

Days 7 & 8: Fishing Days

You will spend the last 2 days fishing, where you and your guide will be studying the water for rolling fish, fish making a wake or actual fish as it cruises close to the boat.

Overnight accommodation: Holbox Fly Fishing Lodge (Twin Room) B/B

Day 9:

You will depart the lodge by private plane. Your schedule will be posted the evening before you depart for your convenience.

Arrive Cancun (General Aviation Terminal).

On arrival our representative will transfer you to the International terminal.

Depart Cancun
Arrive to Newark.

Depart Newark

Day 10:

Arrive UK

Prices

Remember that Sportquest Holidays' services are completely FREE! When you book a trip with Sportquest Holidays, you never pay more than when you book directly with the lodge and flights independently. Plus what’s more if you book with Sportquest Holidays your holiday is protect by our ATOL and the Travel Package Regulations Act. To see more details CLICK HERE.

Start Date End Date Days Nights Fishing Angler Non-Angler Availability Notes
01/10/2019 31/03/2020 10 9 6 £3,282 On Request Enquire Now N/A
01/04/2020 30/09/2020 10 9 6 £3,940 On Request Enquire Now N/A
01/10/2020 31/03/2021 10 9 6 £3,282 On Request Enquire Now N/A

Price Notes

Prices are based on two adults sharing transfers, fishing and accommodation (unless otherwise stated) and are correct at the time of going to press. Subject to time of year or date and currency fluctuations, these prices may fluctuate slightly due to flight price increases or fuel surcharge.

ATOL
Holidays or flights booked with Sportquest Holidays Limited are protected by the Civil Aviation Authority by our ATOL bond (Number 6371). ATOL protects you from losing your money or being stranded abroad. It does this by carrying out financial checks on the firms it licenses and requiring a guarantee, called a bond.

What's Included

  • All international flights
  • Boat transfers to lodge
  • All accommodation
  • Boat beverages while fishing
  • Fully guided fishing
  • Fishing licenses
  • Packed lunch while fishing

What's Excluded

  • Personal holiday insurance
  • Evening meals
  • Alcohol
  • Tips for guides and all camp staff
  • Rods, reels, flies and all terminal tackle

Options

  • Flight upgrades

  • Additional nights Cancun

Price Supplements

  • N/A

Price Match Promise

We are so confident that our packaged prices are the best available and offer great value for money.

If, however, you find an identical holiday available with any other fully bonded Tour Operator at a lower price, we will match that price.

Financial Security

Holidays or flights booked with Sportquest Holidays Limited are protected by the Civil Aviation Authority by our ATOL bond (Number 6371). ATOL protects you from losing your money or being stranded abroad. It does this by carrying out financial checks on the firms it licenses and requiring a guarantee, called a bond.

Tour Notes

Visa

No visa for UK citizens required.

Note: Because your flight will involve travelling into the USA, you will be required before travel to complete an Electronic System Travel Authorisation (ESTA) online, which is compulsory for all USA Visa Waiver Programme (VWP) travellers before boarding an air or sea carrier to the USA.

Medical Requirements

No vaccinations currently required.

Please Note

All details of visa and medical requirements are correct at time of press however please check these requirements for changes.

Departure tax

No departure tax as it is included in the flight price

Flight Route & Flight Time

UK – Cancun (approx 12 hrs) Cancun – Casa Blanca (approx 50 mins)

Baggage Allowance

Your actual allowance is based on both which airline you are flying with and also what class of seat you are travelling in. Normally in economy it is 1 checked bag, Premium Economy / Business 2 checked bags, First 3 checked bags. In addition to your checked bags you are also allowed 1 cabin bag and either 1-laptop bag or ladies handbag. The actual size and weight limit for bags is dependent on the airline. We therefore recommend that once your flights are booked you check on the airlines website for the up to date allowances.

If your itinerary includes private light aircraft or helicopter flights we will advise you on your baggage and weight allowance.

Transfer Time

Cancun Hotel – Chiquila (3 hours by van) Chiquila – Fly fishing Lodge (20 Mins by boat)

Reviews

Joe

We all want to thank Luciano for hosting us, feeding us, and putting up with us. I do not know how anyone has that much patience, but I’m glad that he does!

Luciano you are one of the most gracious hosts in the saltwater world.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Thanks for the destination review and kind words

Regards Peter

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