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Mexico: Scorpion Atoll Availability Update For The Last Remaining Weeks

July 30, 2019

These protected waters are only available during a select few weeks of the year…and we have availability. This majestic atoll serves up an exciting live-aboard flats fishing opportunity for experienced saltwater anglers looking for that next great experience. Pick your choice of dates to fish the largest, protected coral structure in the Gulf of Mexico.


This is the ideal destination for anglers looking for a remote, totally off-the-grid saltwater trip – similar in many ways to the more remote and exotic destinations of the Indian Ocean. With only a handful of trips offered each year this is an incredible opportunity for the adventuring angler.

Scorpion Atoll

Since 1997 the waters of Alacranes Reef, or Scorpion Atoll, have been a protected marine park. The remoteness and seclusion of the atoll coupled with the protections of the marine park, have created a pristine saltwater flats destination. The remoteness and seclusion of the atoll will remind anglers of destinations like the Seychelles or Christmas Island, but much closer to home.

Trip Details – Scorpion Atoll

Current Fall 2019 availability:

Sep 29 – Oct 5 (Open for a group of 4 or 5 anglers)

Oct 20 – 26 (4 rods available – group total is 5 anglers)

Nov 17 – 23 (Open for a group of 4 or 5 anglers)

Dec 1 – 7 (SOLD OUT)

Current Trip Rates

Six (6) nights with Five (5) days of fishing

Five (5) anglers = $4,850.00 per person

Four (4) anglers = $5,250.00 per person

October trip itinerary:

Day 1: Fly into Merida and overnight at Casa del Balam or similar hotel

Day 2: 4 am transfer to Progresso, board boat for atoll. Full day of guided fishing on arrival, overnight at Atoll

Day 3: Full day of fishing, overnight at Atoll

Day 4: Full day of fishing, overnight at Atoll

Day 5: Full day of fishing, overnight at Atoll

Day 6: Full day of fishing, back to Progresso and transfer to Merida Hotel

Day 7: Departure for home

What’s Included:

  • Two (2) nights at Casa del Balam Hotel (or similar hotel) in Merida
  • Four (4) nights on live-a-board
  • Five (5) days of guided fishing
  • Three meals per day
  • Sodas, beer and wine while on the live-aboard
  • Ground transfers to and from airport
  • Ground transfers and from hotel and Progresso marina
  • Fishing License
  • Marine park usage fee

What’s Not Included:

  • Airfare to and from Merida
  • Meals and beverages while in Merida
  • Liquor while on live-a-board (BYO)
  • Gratuities for guides, boat crew and shuttle drivers

How to Get There

All guests should book flights into Merida’s Manuel Crescencio Rejon International Airport (MID) is serviced by a number of major U.S. airlines that offer direct service from Houston, Dallas, Miami, and a number of other major U.S. cities.

Arrival and Departure Details / Times

Late arrivals and early departures can be accommodated due to the close proximity of the hotel to the airport.

Documents Required

All U.S. citizens are required to have a valid passport that does not expire within six (6) months of trips dates. Please be sure that your passport has at least two blank, unstamped pages remaining in back, and that it’s not torn, delaminated, or damaged in any way. No visas or inoculations are required for U.S. citizens. A Mexican departure tax is payable at the airport when leaving Mexico. Some airlines include this as a prepaid part of your ticket.

Minors Traveling To Mexico Without Both Parents

If you are planning on traveling with minors, remember that all children under 18 years of ages entering Mexico accompanied by only one parent or legal guardian must have a notarized letter of consent from the other parent stating the child/children have his/her permission to enter the country. Single parents need a notarized documentation of divorce decree or death certificate of spouse. Minors unaccompanied by either parent require a notarized letter of consent signed by both parents. Please visit the US Embassy in Mexico Website for more information.

Travel Arrangements

Yellow Dog works directly with and recommends Kanna Travel. They can assist with airline tickets, hotels, transfers and all travel logistics for every destination that we offer. Contact them at 855-739-3139 or for more details on airfare ticketing, travel services and trip insurance.

Contact Yellow Dog Flyfishing’s Mexico Director Shaun Lawson today or call 888-777-5060


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