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Accommodations
Ocean View Lodge Rooms
Season
Year-Round
Species
Bonefish, Permit, Tarpon, Barracuda, Jacks, Snapper, Snook
Ideal for
Couples, Families, First-Time Anglers, Seasoned Veterans

A Bellwether Operation Far From the World

Private and secluded, Casa Blanca sits on the northern tip of a small, coastal island called Isla Punta Pajaros, located in the southern waters of Ascension Bay. As the only lodge for miles, Casa Blanca is remote and pristine; as close to “the way it was” as you will ever be. Casa Blanca’s location, cuisine, amenities, staff and equipment collectively make it a bellwether operation against which we measure all other saltwater lodges.

Accomodation Details

Lodging Details
Formerly a lodging facility for cocoa plantation workers, the remodeled Casa Blanca offers eleven spacious, seaside rooms with air conditioning, tile floors, spacious baths and mahogany shutters. The Lodge also boasts a 100-yard long concrete pier, where you can fish for cruising tarpon and permit at night under the lights. Some of the best fishing happens right off the pier with a cold drink or cooler of beer in hand!

Dining
The nightly menu at Casa Blanca includes chicken, steak, conch, lobster and fresh fish. The house specialty is fresh Caribbean seafood. You will always find the day’s catch simply and skillfully prepared. All meals are served by professional staff in the Lodge’s waterfront dining room, at beautifully-set tables.

Typical Length of Stay
Due in part to the weekly private air charter, the structured packages are 7 nights / 6 fishing days or 5 nights / 4 fishing days. Please call us for details.

Non-Angling Activities and Options
The entire setting at Casa Blanca is the perfect antidote to civilization. Explore Mayan ruins, beach comb, kayak secluded lagoons, snorkel, watch turtles nest on the beach; or just relax by the beach in a hammock, tropical drink in hand. The lodge itself is in the center of one of the world’s largest protected wild areas, the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve. This pristine World Heritage Site covers over 1.5 million acres and contains 22 registered archaeological sites, two just down the beach from Casa Blanca.

Internet/Communications
Wi-Fi is available for guests via your own device. Cell phone service is not available. Satellite phone available for a modest fee.

Travel Details

How To Get There
Fly to Cancun International Airport (CUN) from most major cities, then access a Casa Blanca private air charter to the lodge.

Arrival and Departure Details / Times
Plan to arrive in Cancun (CUN) no later than 2 p.m. Return flights should be scheduled no earlier than 11 a.m. in order to make connections with the air charter. Many clients also choose to fly into Cancun on Friday evening and stay overnight to make the morning charter flight. Casa Blanca provides a private charter flight to Punta Pajaros. Flight time is approximately 55 minutes.

Documents Required
All U.S. citizens are required to have a valid passport that does not expire within six months of trip dates. No visas or immunizations are required for U.S. citizens. A Mexican departure tax is payable at the airport. Some airlines include this as a prepaid part of your ticket.

Minors Traveling Without Both Parents
All children 18 years of age or younger 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 travel. Single parents need NOTARIZED documentation of divorce or a spousal death certificate. Unaccompanied Minors require a NOTARIZED letter of consent signed by both parents.

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 [email protected] for more details on airfare ticketing, travel services, and trip insurance.

Fishing

General Information
The pristine waters of Ascension Bay provide the ideal habitat for a wide variety of sea life, including diverse game fish in the vast estuary, flats system and adjacent reef. It has been said that this part of the Caribbean boasts the world’s largest population of permit.

Ascension Bay is also loaded with large schools of bonefish that provide consistent action all year long. It is also home to one of the world’s most diverse selections of game fish. When conditions are right, an angler can cast to bonefish, tarpon, snook, permit, jacks, barracuda, cubera snapper, mutton snapper, sharks and several different reef species in a single week of fishing.

Each day, choose to fish from a skiff or wade, guided by the Lodge’s on-site fishing coordinator who will advise you on angling methods, availability, equipment and fly selection for the numerous species available. The daily fishing schedule is flexible, so you’ll want to discuss your plans with the lodge staff every day. Most anglers choose a schedule that takes advantage of the best time to spot bonefish and permit on the flats, generally between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Boats and Equipment
Most boats used by the lodge are 16-foot Dolphin flats skiffs that accommodate two fishermen and a guide. Each is constructed with a forward casting deck, tandem passenger seats, rod racks, and a poling platform. Anglers should bring all equipment such as rods, reels, and fly lines with them, though the lodge does have a rental program and some flies and tackle available for purchase. For rental rods, the lodge offers Sage Xi3 rods in weights 8, 9, and 10, with Sage 6080 and 6010 large arbor reels with appropriately weighted Rio Tropical Clouser lines. Each rod and reel package is available to rent for $25/day or $150/week. The lodge also sells a limited selection of local flies that are tied by the Casa Blanca guides.

Rates

Package Rates
Remember that Yellow Dog’s services are completely free! When you book a trip with Yellow Dog, you never pay more than when you book directly with the lodge or outfitter. All prices listed below are per person and quoted in US dollars. Due in part to the weekly private air charter, the structured packages are seven (7) nights / six (6) fishing days or five (5) nights / four (4) fishing days.

Double Occupancy (2 Per Boat / 2 Per Room)

(May 18 – October 5, 2019)
7 Nights / 6 Fishing Days = $4,487.00

5 Nights / 4 Fishing Days = $3,769.00

(October 5, 2019 – February 1, 2020 and May 23 – October 3, 2020)
7 Nights / 6 Fishing Days = $4,553.00

5 Nights / 4 Fishing Days = $3,825.00

(February 1 – May 23, 2020)
7 Nights / 6 Fishing Days = $4,824.00

5 Nights / 4 Fishing Days = $4,075.00

Single Occupancy (1 Per Boat / 1 Per Room)

(May 18 – October 5, 2019)
7 Nights / 6 Fishing Days = $6,188.00

5 Nights / 4 Fishing Days = $4,908.00

(October 5, 2019 – February 1, 2020 and May 23 – October 3, 2019)
7 Nights / 6 Fishing Days = $6,280.00

5 Nights / 4 Fishing Days = $4,981.00

(February 1 – May 23, 2020)
7 Nights / 6 Fishing Days = $6,573.00

5 Nights / 4 Fishing Days = $5,583.00

Non-Angler Rate Based on Double Occupancy (2 People Per Room)

(May 18 – October 5, 2019)
7 Nights / 6 Fishing Days = $3,529.00
5 Nights / 4 Fishing Days = $3,157.00

(October 5, 2019 – February 1, 2020 and May 23 – October 3, 2019)
7 Nights / 6 Fishing Days = $3,581.00

5 Nights / 4 Fishing Days = $3,203.00

(February 1 – May 23, 2020)
7 Nights / 6 Fishing Days = $3,876.00

5 Nights / 4 Fishing Days = $3,669.00

*** Anglers sharing a room with a non-angler and fishing as a single angler must add $470.00 to the double occupancy rate.

AIR CHARTER SURCHARGES 
For all late arrivals, early departures and/or partial week itineraries
Round trip costs of air charter are included in the above weeklong Seven (7) night, six (6) day package rates. For the short Five (5) night, four (4) day package the only the Saturday flight is included. For the short package, there is a surcharge for the non-Saturday flight based on the number of passengers in the group.
1 Pass.= $1,266.00 ea. / 2 Pass. = $633 ea. / 3 Pass. =$422 ea. / 4 Pass. = $316.50 ea.

What’s Included:

  • All accommodations at Casa Blanca Lodge
  • All guided fishing as specified
  • Round trip air transfer between Cancun and the lodge
  • Breakfast and dinner in the main lodge and lunch on the water with your guide
  • Non-bottled beverages
  • Boat beverages while fishing
  • Snorkeling, sea kayaking, natural history excursions, and unlimited use of all recreational equipment

What’s Not Included:

  • International flight to Cancun
  • Beer and alcohol
  • Gratuities for guides and lodge staff
  • Rods, reels, flies and all terminal tackle

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