Holbox Island Lodge

Holbox Fly Fishing Lodge - Mexico

Sadly, Holbox Fly Fishing Lodge Closed in 2021.

• Warm water fly fishing and superb beachfront accommodations on the Yucatan Peninsula.
• Holbox is pronounced holl-bosch.
• Trophy Sized Tarpon are found May through September.
• The Lodge is open year-round.
• Holbox's remote island beaches are listed on a number of top ten world's best beaches.

Holbox Island Tarpon Fishing:

Holbox Island Lodge

Sadly, Holbox Island Fly Fishing Lodge closed in 2021. Tarpon exceed 100-pounds from May to September, and there are five to 40 pounders available year-round. Trophy tarpon destroy most tackle, and battles of over an hour are the norm, not the exception. Catch-and-release only. Plentiful barracuda, snook, and some permit are also available year-round.
Holbox is ideal for anglers looking for some world-class clear, warm water fishing. You'll target big tarpon, baby tarpon, snook, barracuda, cobia, sea trout, and even permit on occasion. Fly-fish from flats-style pangas. Present your Black Death fly to schools of giant tarpon in clear, shallow water. Each battle can last 45-minutes or more. Depending on water conditions in the afternoon, you may move into the mangrove lagoons where the guide will pole your boat in search of baby tarpon and snook.
Sample Fishing Day:
Coffee is delivered to your door. After breakfast, you'll depart the Lodge at 6:00 a.m., with another angler and your guide for the fishing grounds. Based on the weather, your guide will determine if you'll fish offshore or in the lagoons. You'll have a boxed lunch on the boat and then return to the Lodge at 2:00 p.m. in time for fresh Ceviche and a cold beer. Dinner is on your own at restaurants in the Village.

Fishing Facts:

Holbox Lodge

Season:  The Lodge is open year-round.
Peak Season:   May 1 to September 30. The Summer Season focuses on the big migrating tarpon and the resident baby and juvenile population. During the summer, most fishing will be for the big tarpon offshore as the big bruisers migrate along the island.
Low Season:  October to April. In the winter months, you'll target the baby tarpon in the Mangroves of the upper Island, flycasting in beautiful 2-5 foot deep flat. You'll be looking for baby tarpon, barracuda, Jack Crevalle, Snook, and a few other exotics marauding the shallows, looking for baitfish to fill their bellies.
Methods:  While most of their guests target tarpon with flies, spinning tackle is also an effective method.
Boats:  You’ll fish from 20’ to 25’ flats-style pangas with 50-HP motors. Two anglers per panga and guide.
Guides:  All of the guiding is handled by their partner, Alejandro "Sandflea" Vega, a renowned tarpon angler of the Holbox Tarpon Club. Five out of six of their guides speak English.
Equipment:  Is not included in the package. A detailed gear and tackle list is included in our confirmation packet.
Fishing License:  License is not included, $25.00 per week.

Holbox Island FlyFishing Lodge

Holbox Island Lodge rates

Holbox is a beachfront lodge with spectacular sunset views. The Lodge hosts up to twelve guests. There are five air-conditioned bedrooms. Four of the rooms have two queen beds with a private bath and shower. The master suite has a king bed and faces the beach. Outside of each room, there is a freshwater cleaning rack on the side of the building. Free Wi-Fi is available.
Meals:  You'll have breakfast at the Lodge, boxed lunches on the boat, and dinner on your own in the village. There are many interesting restaurants, a five-minute walk from the Lodge. Dinners average $10 to $15.00.
Golf carts and your own two feet are the only transportation on the island.
Non-Anglers: Enjoy the luxury of laying on the beach, reading, whale viewing, visits to Mayan ruins, and the charming shops of this quaint, little island paradise.

Fly Fishing Holbox Island

Getting to the Lodge:

Trips begin at the Cancun Airport or your hotel in Cancun. You'll arrive at Cancun airport before 2:00 p.m. for pick-up. Otherwise, a representative will pick you up at your Cancun Hotel at 10:00 a.m. A private van will transfer you to the seaport of Chicquila, about a 2.5-hour drive through the Yucatan jungle. At Chicquila, you’ll board a private boat for the 30-minute ride to the Island of Holbox. Golf cart taxis will be waiting for the five-minute transfer to the Lodge. Luciano, the Lodge host, will see to every detail of your experience; he’s famous for his morning espresso.


Holbox Island

2021 USD Rates:

Summer (Peak Season) May 1 - September 30:
Two anglers per room and boat:
Sadly, the Lodge Closed in 2021.

2021 Fish and Beach Combo

If you are looking for a little beach time to go with your fishing, The Fish and Beach Combo is for you. Perfect for one or two couples, there will be time for each of you to focus on what you want. You'll work with your host Luciano and the weather reports to pick the best days for fishing or chilling. So that you fish about half of your days on the Island.

Double occupancy rooms. Two anglers per boat:
• 7-nights at Lodge and 6-days $2,495.00 per person
(3-days of guided fishing and 3-days of Beach Time)

• 5-nights at Lodge and 4-days guided fishing $2,095.00 per person
(2-days of guided fishing and 2-days of Beach Time)

Angler Packages Include:

Pickup at the airport in Cancun or at a Cancun hotel, roundtrip land and water transfer between Cancun and the Lodge, lodging at Holbox Fly Fishing Lodge (double occupancy, unless otherwise noted per itinerary), breakfast at the Lodge, cooler lunch on the boat and non-alcoholic beverages while fishing, happy hour, open cerveza bar, guided fishing charters as indicated in the itinerary, fuel, and applicable Mexican VAT taxes.

Packages Do Not Include:

Airfare, overnight in Cancun (if needed), dinners, non-boat lunches, golf cart rental ($45.00 per day), gratuities for guides ($35.00 per angler per day), tips for staff (average $20.00 per day), fishing license ($25.00 per week), rods, reels and flies (available for purchase at $5.00 each), Global Rescue, travel insurance, or anything not mentioned under inclusions. A Mexican departure tax is payable at the airport when leaving Mexico. Most airlines now include this as a prepaid part of your ticket.

Holbox Island
Deposit Policy:  $500.00 to hold the space. 50% of the total is due by February 1. The Final payment is due 90 days before arrival.

Cancellations:  You’ll get a full refund, less $200.00 per person booking fee, if written cancellation is received 120 days or more before arrival. 50% of all payments will be refunded if written notice is received 60 to 119 days prior to arrival. All trips are non-refundable 59 or fewer days before arrival. The Lodge highly recommends trip insurance.

Refunds and price adjustments:  No refunds will be given for services, activities, or accommodations voluntarily not participated in by the guest. It is the responsibility of guests to provide written notification of any health or dietary concerns that may affect their trip prior to final payment. Upon initial payment, the guest agrees to all prior stated conditions. Fuel surcharges may be added to reflect market conditions. We recommend Trip Cancellation Insurance.
Click here for our Travel Insurance page.

Non-Angler Activities

View Migrating flamingos on the small islands and lagoons, a visit to Bird Island for excellent picture-taking opportunities, Mayan Ruins tour, snorkeling with the whale sharks, horseback riding on the beach, kayak excursions, sweet water cenote swimming, windsurfing, or simply relaxing on the empty white sand beaches of Holbox Island.

Holbox Island Lodge

Holbox Island fish chart

Fish Species Chart

Fly fishing for large tarpon

Angler Kneeling and Holding Tarpon

Air-conditioned rooms with ensuite bath

Two Queen Beds and Red Decor

Golf carts are the main means of transportation.

Driver in Yellow Golf Cart

Permit fishing at Holbox

Angler Holding Bright Permit

Non-anglers $100 to $200 per night

Palm Trees on white Sandy Beach

Holbox tarpon fishing

Angler and Guide Holding up Large Tarpon

Walk from the Lodge to your boat.

Boat nestled on Beach

Fishing Travel Experts

Guy Schoenborn

1-800-205-3474 ext. 1

MT Office:  406-322-5709

Email:  guy@fishingwithlarry.com

Brad Staples

1-800-205-3474 ext. 3

Cell (503) 250-0558

Email:  brad@fishingwithlarry.com