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 Boats, Guides

Holbox Lodge

Holbox Island Lodge is open year-round. Peak fishing season runs from May thru September. Low Season is October thru April.
You’ll fish from 20’ to 25’ flats-style pangas with 50-h.p. motors. Two anglers per panga and guide.
All 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.

Holbox Island FlyFishing Lodge

Holbox Island Lodge rates

Holbox is a beachfront lodge with spectacular sunset views. The Lodge hosts twelve. Dinners are on your own at the restaurant of your choice in the village, about a five-minute walk from the Lodge. 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.
The Lodge hosts up to twelve guests. 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. There is a freshwater cleaning rack on the side of the building and rod racks outside of each room. Wi-Fi is available.

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.

2018 Rates:

Per person based on double occupancy
High Season: May - September:
7-nights and 6-days guided fishing
$3,495.00 p.p.
6-nights and 5-days guided fishing
$3,095.00 p.p.
5-nights and 4-days guided fishing
$2,695.00 p.p.
4-nights and 3-days guided fishing
$2,195.00 p.p.
3-nights and 2-days guided fishing
$1,595.00 p.p.
Non-angler companion:
$200.00 per night
Low Season (October - April)
7-nights and 6-days guided fishing
$2,995.00 p.p.
6-nights and 5-days guided fishing
$2,695.00 p.p.
5-nights and 4-days guided fishing
$2,395.00 p.p.
4-nights and 3-days guided fishing
$1,995.00 p.p.
3-nights and 2-days guided fishing
$1,595.00 p.p.
Non-angler companion:
$100.00 per night
Click here for a PDF of all rates.

Packages include:

Pickup at airport in Cancun or at a Cancun hotel, lodging on Isla Holbox (double occupancy, unless otherwise noted per itinerary), 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 angler per day), tips for staff (average $25.00 per day), fishing license ($25.00 per week), rods, reels and flies, or anything not mentioned under inclusions. A Mexican departure tax 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:

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.

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

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Air-conditioned rooms with ensuite bath

Holbox lodging

Golf carts are the main means of transportation

Holbox Island Mexico

Permit fishing at Holbox

Holbox Island dining

Non-angler companion $100-$200 per night

Holbox Island beach

Holbox tarpon fishing

Fly fishing Holbox Island

Walk to your boat

Holbox Island beach