Holbox Island Giant and Baby Tarpon Fishing

From Cancun, you'll take a two hour van drive through the Yucatan jungle to the village of Chicquila. Here, you'll board a private boat for a 30-minute ride to your island home - Holbox Fly Fishing Lodge.   Holbox is pronounced "holl-bosch."


Holbox Island Tarpon Fishing:

Holbox Island Lodge

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. While most of their guests target tarpon with flies, spinning tackle is also an effective method. 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.

Holbox Island Lodge

Holbox Lodge

Holbox is a beachfront lodge with spectacular sunset views. The lodge hosts twelve. Dinners will be on your own at the restaurant of your choice, about a five minute walk. Golf carts and your own two feet are the only transportation on the island. Non-fishing partners will 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.

Holbox Island FlyFishing Lodge

Holbox Island Lodge rates

Holbox's beachfront lodge has some of the most spectacular sunset views in the world. There are five, air-conditioned bedrooms. Four of the rooms have two queen beds with private bath and shower. The master suite has a king bed and faces the beach. The lodge hosts up to twelve guests. There are rod racks outside of each room, and there is a freshwater cleaning rack on the side of the building. Wi-Fi is available at the lodge. There is also laundry service for an addt'l fee.

Getting Here:

You'll arrive at the Cancun airport by 12:00-2:00 p.m. for pick up, otherwise they’ll pick you up at your Cancun Hotel at 10:00 a.m. A private van will transfer you to the seaport of Chicquila. It takes about 2 to 2 ½-hours to drive through the Yucatan jungle. At Chicquila, you’ll board a private boat for the 30-minute ride to the Island of Holbox. After the boat ride, you’ll be driven by golf cart to your beachfront home. Once you’re at the lodge, Luciano will see to every detail of your experience; he’s famous for his morning espresso.


2016 Rates:

High Season: May 1 - August 31:
7-nights and 6-days guided fishing $3,495.00
5-nights and 4-days guided fishing $2,695.00
4-nights and 3-days guided fishing $2,195.00
Non-angler companion $200.00 per night
Low Season: Sept. 1 – April 30
7-nights and 6-days guided fishing: $2,695.00
5-nights and 4-days guided fishing $1,995.00
4-nights and 3-days guided fishing $1,795.00
Non-angler companion $100.00 per night

Packages include:

pickup at airport in Cancun or at a Cancun hotel, lodging on Isla Holbox, breakfast, fishing boat lunches, happy hour, open cerveza bar, and fishing charters as indicated in itinerary.

Packages do not include:

passports, airfare, overnight in Cancun (if needed), dinners, non-boat lunches, gratuities for guides ($25.00 per day), tips for staff (average $25.00 per day), fishing license ($50.00 per week), rods, reels and flies, or anything not mentioned under inclusions. A Mexican departure tax of approximately $48.00 is payable at the airport when leaving Mexico. Some airlines include this as a prepaid part of your ticket – check with your agent regarding this.

Non-Angler Activities include:

Migrating flamingos find easy living on the small islands and lagoons, and a visit to Bird Island presents excellent picture-taking opportunities. Other activities include: 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 this undiscovered island.

Call 1-800-205-3474 for more Information:

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Holbox Island Photos


Holbox Island fish chart

Holbox Island fish species

Fly fishing for large tarpon

Holbox Mexico fishing

Air-conditioned rooms with ensuite bath

Holbox lodging

Golf carts are the main means of transportation

Holbox Island Mexico

Outdoor dining at Holbox

Holbox Island dining

Non-angler companion $100-$200 per night

Holbox Island beach

Beach entrance to Holbox

Fly fishing Holbox Island

Walk to your boat

Holbox Island beach