Fly Fishing Mexico

Grand Slam Fishing Lodge

Fly and Spin Anglers - Permit, Bonefish, and Variety

Ascension Bay is one of the most pristine fisheries in the hemisphere and is part of the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, which was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. The beachfront Lodge welcomes fly and spin anglers.

Ascension Bay

Grand Slam Fly Fishing Lodge

Ascension Bay:  There are miles of coastline at Ascension Bay, shallow flats, and lagoon systems for fly and spin anglers to explore. Good flats fishing is just minutes from the Lodge. The best spots are a 20-to 45-minute boat ride.
Species:  Target permit and bonefish with a variety of year-round species. You’ll find rolling tarpon in the lagoons, making this one of the few places in the world where a Grand Slam is possible. Hook a snook on the same day for a Super Slam. Reef and offshore fishing are also available.
There are crystal clear flats with one to two feet of water that many smaller bonefish call home, plus three-to four-foot-deep flats where bigger bonefish and permit roam. There are also restricted channels for longer fights since the fish can’t run and tire out, deep holes for lurking monsters, protected areas when the wind kicks up, and a 70-mile reef for migrating game fish. All fishing in the biosphere is catch-and-release. Trips to Boca Paila Lagoon are available at no added charge.

Grand Slam Fly Fishing Season

Grand Slam Fly Fishing Lodge

Season: Grand Slam Fishing Lodge is open year-round, with peak fishing March through June.
Boats:  23-foot panga-style boats with 40-to 60-HP motors. Comfortable seats, rod holders, and coolers. Two anglers per boat and guide.
Guides:  English-speaking, local Mayan guides have a minimum of 15 years of guiding experience in Punta Allen.
Equipment:  No fishing gear is included. A rod and reel rental is $25.00 per day, with a $100.00 breakage fee. A comprehensive gear and tackle list is provided in our confirmation packet. The Lodge has a fully-stocked tackle shop, complete with equipment, flies, fly-tying material, and more.
Fishing License is included in your package.

Typical Fishing Day:
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. is typically the best light for spotting fish.
6:30 a.m. - Breakfast is available.
7:30 a.m. - You’ll meet the guides at the boats on the beach in front of the lodge or at the dock on the lagoon side of the Lodge.
Midday - You’ll have a packed lunch on the boat. The package includes two beers on the boat per angler per day.
4:00 p.m. - You’ll return to the Lodge. While you enjoy appetizers and drinks on the patio, the staff rinses your rods and reels and brings them to your room.
6:30 p.m. - Dinner is served.

Grand Slam Fly Fishing Lodge

Grand Slam Fly Fishing Lodge

The Lodge accommodates up to 24 guests in six beachfront villas with twelve private rooms. Each villa has air conditioning, king-size beds, flat-screen TV, rod racks, a wrap-around deck with lounge chairs, and a hammock. Each bedroom has a coffee maker, a safe for valuables, and daily housekeeping service. There is no cell phone service at the Lodge.
Meals:  The main Lodge features the Kai Restaurant--a full-service restaurant and bar. The chef prepares hearty and satisfying meals with fresh local ingredients. Anglers take a packed lunch each day. Dinner choices include fresh fish or lobster, steak, and other Mexican and American food options. With advance notice, the chef can accommodate special diets.
Alcohol:  A fully stocked bar is open from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Coolers are filled with bottled waters and two beers per person for the boat each day. No other beverages are included, except for coffee and tea. All other beverages are added to your tab to be paid at the end of your stay.
Communications:  Wi-Fi is available in the Lodge’s lobby and restaurant. There is no cell phone coverage at the Lodge. You may charge calls to your villa room on the hotel line or use the Lodge’s computer or your laptop to access the Skype network.

Grand Slam Tarpon and Permit

Getting to the Lodge:

You’ll fly to Cancun International Airport. As you exit Customs, an English-speaking lodge representative will greet you near the airport doors. He will drive you in an air-conditioned van to Ultimo Maya Pier in Tulum, a two-hour drive. You'll meet your guide at the Pier. He will drive you by boat through the inside lagoon system to the Lodge, a one-hour boat ride.

2024 USD Rates:

Peak Season:  October 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024
Two anglers per room and boat:
7-nights and 6-days guided fishing
$5,330.00 per person
6-nights and 5-days guided fishing
$4,600.00 per person
5-nights and 4-days guided fishing
$3,870.00 per person
4 nights and 3-days guided fishing
$3,140.00 per person
3-nights and 2-days guided fishing
$2,410.00 per person
Low Season:  July 1 - September 30, 2024:
Two anglers per room and boat:
7-nights and 6-days guided fishing
$4,630.00 per person
6-nights and 5-days guided fishing
$4,000.00 per person
5-nights and 4-days guided fishing
$3,370.00 per person
4 nights and 3-days guided fishing
$2,740.00 per person
3-nights and 2-days guided fishing
$2,110.00 per person

The Packages Include:

• Ground and water transfers between Cancun and the Lodge
• Beachfront accommodations
• Guided fishing
• Fishing license
• Two beers on the boat each day
• Three meals per day
• All bottled water
• Daily housekeeping service
• All applicable Mexican VAT taxes

The Packages Do Not Include:

• Airfare to Cancun, and return
• Departure tax, approx. $65.00
• Hotel stays and meals in Cancun, if needed
• Alcoholic beverages, sodas, and mixers
• Gratuities for guides and Lodge staff
• Fishing Equipment
• Rod and reel rental, $25.00 per day
• Phone calls
• Laundry service
• Global Rescue
• Travel insurance
• Anything not mentioned under inclusions.

Non-Angler Activities:

Non-anglers pay the same rate as anglers. Enjoy the beach. Go for a swim. Walk to the small village of Punta Allen. The sea has a sandy bottom and nearby areas of coral for snorkeling, or opt for a swim in their beautiful pool. Explore the Coba and Muyil Hidden Ruins or embark on a day of offshore fishing. Birdwatching and more. Tours are not included in the package.

Grand Slam Fly Fishing Lodge

Brad Staples with Ascension Bay Permit.

Grand Slam Fly Fishing

Tarpon Fishing

Angler with Tarpon over the side of the Boat

Peak Season is March through June.

Angler with Bonefish

Permit take Skill, Persistence, and a lil Luck.

Angler with Large Permit

Dining Room at the Lodge

Dining Room with Anglers and Fish Pictures

Beachfront Rooms and Swimming Pool

Grand Slam Fly Fishing

King-Size Beds and Satellite TV

Grand Slam Fly Lodge

A UNESCO World Heritage Site as of 1987.

Grand Slam Fly Fishing

Fishing Travel Experts

Guy Schoenborn

1-800-205-3474 ext. 1

MT Office:  406-322-5709


Brad Staples

1-800-205-3474 ext. 3

Cell (503) 250-0558