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  1. We provide you with direct communication with the outfitter or guide to set up a guided fishing trip through our Day Trip program. All communication will be done directly with the outfitter or guide unless stated otherwise.
  2. Yellow Dog is entirely hands-off in our day trip program, providing the Yellow Dog approved outfitters and guides with referrals and client information.
  3. To set up a day trip and begin communicating with the outfitter or guide, click the “Reserve Now” button above. You will fill out a short form that will generate an action email that goes directly to the outfitter. The guide will in turn reply to you via email or phone. Please allow the outfitter or guide some time to respond to you, as they may be on the water or out of cell coverage during normal fishing and business hours.
Accommodation Details

Lodging Details
Under the Day Trip program, accommodations are at the hotel or resort of your choice. If you are staying at a hotel or resort in the Cancun-Playa del Carmen-Tulum area, please be sure to provide us your lodging details so that we can arrange your pick-up on the morning of your day trip.

Food and Beverages
A full cooler is packed for the day with a variety of refreshments, bottled water, beer, snacks and sandwiches.

Typical Length of Stay
Any number of days can be arranged.

Non-Angling Activities and Options
For non-anglers, the area offers extensive options for entertainment, including shopping, nightlife, water skiing, wakeboarding, parasailing, snorkeling, wildlife and bird viewing, sunbathing, swimming with dolphins, and more. The list is truly endless.

Internet / Communications
Most U.S. cellular phone providers will work in the Cancun area.  The majority of resorts and hotels have reliable Wi-Fi service and there is free Wi-Fi access throughout the Cancun area in restaurants and shopping areas.

Travel Details

How To Get There
All guests should book flights to Cancun International Airport (CUN). This is the hub for the entire area, including Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Tulum, and the Mayan Riviera.

Arrival and Departure Details / Times
Once you arrive to the Cancun/Playa del Carmen/Tulum area, Yellow Dog can arrange to have you picked up at any hotel or resort in the area for your Day Trip. When making a reservation, please be sure to provide Yellow Dog your full lodging details, including the name of the hotel at which you are staying, your room number, the name under which the room is registered, and the phone number and contact information for the hotel.

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 is 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 Travelling To Mexico Without Both Parents
If you are planning on traveling with minors, remember that all children 18 years of age or younger 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 provides airline reservations ad ticketing assistance through etcTravel Group, and a full-service airline logistics agent that can help book airline tickets, hotels, rental cars, and more. You can click here to request a quote or contact Yellow Dog for more information at 406-585-8667. etcTravel Group offers dedicated support services for all Yellow Dog clients. Service fees may apply when booking or researching tickets, and etcTravel will discuss this with you before sending quotes.

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General Information
The Isla Blanca area is a diverse and productive fishery and a “must do” for saltwater fly fishing enthusiasts. The sheer beauty of the area will make you forget that you are only 45 minutes from the heart of the Cancun Hotel Zone. During your day fishing the Isla Blanca area you will share the water with crocodiles, flamingos, sea turtles and a plethora of native and migratory birds. In a short boat ride, you will be on the flats in search of bonefish and permit or enter the mangrove canals in search of tarpon and snook near Boca Iglesias, the site of the first Catholic Church in the Americas dating back to 1517. 

Isla Blanca is an ideal fishery for all levels of saltwater anglers. The angling guides are experts in the area and know which areas to target for all experience levels. They are also fly fishing enthusiasts themselves and are eager to share their skills and suggestions.

Boats and Equipment Required
Classic 18-foot Mexican panga flats skiffs are a comfortable and efficient platform for fishing.  Each is equipped with a poling platform and casting deck. These pangas are ideal for push poling on the flats of Isla Blanca and cruising the narrow mangrove canals in search of tarpon and snook.

All fishing can be done with light fly fishing tackle and fly equipment.  All equipment and flies are provided; however, feel free to bring your own equipment. Typically, Cancun Fly Guides uses 8 wt. and 9wt. fly fishing rods with weight-forward floating lines.

Rates and Terms

Full-Day of Guided Fishing (1 or 2 anglers) = $450 US per day

What’s Included:

  • Daily Guide Service (approximately 8 hours)
  • All beverages, bottled water, beer, snacks, and sandwiches
  • Use of all fishing equipment, including flies

What’s Not Included:

  • Airfare from your original destination to Cancun, Mexico
  • Round Trip Transportation from your Cancun area accommodations
  • Meals and beverages outside of your fishing day
  • Gratuities for guides

Please review day trip terms and conditions section for more information specific to location/outfitter:


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