High comfort in the Caribbean
Located in the small fishing village of Punta Allen, Grand Slam Lodge provides fly anglers immediate access to incredible sight casting for permit, bonefish, tarpon and snook in Sian Ka’an Biosphere. The Sian Ka’an Biosphere encompasses incredible fishing flats in Ascension Bay, Punta Allen and the surrounding lagoons. This is the perfect destination for first-time to advanced saltwater anglers looking for a great variety of species and fishing scenarios.
Resting on a private, quiet beach, Grand Slam Lodge offers such a high level of comfort that we rate this resort high on our list of for non-anglers traveling with anglers. Duplex-style units flank the main lodge, featuring spacious rooms with luxurious bedding, sitting areas and spa-like bathrooms with rain showers and jet tubs. Rooms also have a semi-private deck overlooking the water, with rod racks and comfortable outdoor furniture. Pool chairs and raised lounging platforms on the beach provide relaxing places to rest after swimming or snorkeling.
Grand Slam Lodge features a full-service restaurant and bar, with a menu that can accommodate special dietary needs. Unique decor features bar stools hung from the ceiling and a large deck with oversized sofas where guests share stories and make plans for the following day. For anglers, a full cooler lunch is packed for your day on the water.
Typical Length of Stay
The standard package at Grand Slam is a 7 nights / 6 fishing days, but we can arrange itineraries of any length can be accommodated. Arrive and depart on any day of the week.
Non-Angling Activities and Options
Non-angling guests can enjoy a variety of activities including bird watching, snorkeling, exploring Mayan ruins, beach combing, and just plain relaxing. The lodge is located in one of the world’s largest protected wild areas, the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve. This pristine World Heritage Site covers over 1.3 million acres and is home to over 325 species of birds, 4 different types of marine turtles (Loggerheads, Green Sea Turtles, Hawksbills, and Leatherbacks) and fish species too numerous to name. We can also arrange for a private boat tour of the Boca Paila Lagoon and a day in the quaint tourist village of Tulum. You may also walk down the beach to Punta Allen, which offers minimal retail opportunities.
Wi-Fi is available for guests. Cell phone service available in the Cancun, Tulum, and Punta Allen areas depending on individual coverage plans.
How To Get There
All guests should book flights to Cancun International Airport (CUN). From there, a Grand Slam Lodge representative will transfer you by air-conditioned vehicle and by boat through Boca Palla Lagoon to the lodge.
Arrival and Departure Details / Times
It is very important to arrive in Cancun BEFORE 3 p.m. and depart home AFTER 1 p.m. to meet your transfers between the airport and the lodge. If you miss your transfer you may have to pay for a private transfer or stay overnight in Cancun. The transfer takes approximately 3 hours, including a one-hour boat ride through “Permit Alley.” Rough weather may require a 4-hour transfer directly to the lodge by van.
All U.S. citizens are required to have a valid passport that does not expire within six months of trip dates. No visas or vaccinations 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.
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.
Grand Slam is one of the finest destinations in the Caribbean for anglers seeking the big three flats species: bones, permit and tarpon. Whether you are seeking a well-balanced trip that offers a diversity of flats species, or you want to focus on hunting permit, Grand Slam Lodge can accommodate your needs.
Sweeping permit flats are located throughout Ascension Bay and the Boca Paila lagoon system, with wadeable flats located only minutes from the lodge. During calm conditions, the guides will locate permit from the pangas and have you stalk tailing fish by wading for a closer shot. Permit in the area average around 10 to 15 pounds, but larger permit well into the 30 pound range are found throughout the year. You can also opt to take a longer run into the larger area lagoons and expansive backcountry system for tarpon or snook. Juvenile tarpon between 10 and 30 pounds are common throughout the area, and larger fish can be found throughout the spring and summer months.
The lodge’s location allows guides to position anglers on protected flats during challenging weather. We have found Ascension Bay to be one of the more consistent destinations for bones, permit, snook, and juvenile tarpon. What does this mean to an angler? It means that you do not have to live and die by the tide charts and the moon phases for your next trip!
Boats and Equipment
Boats used by the lodge are 23-foot Mexican super pangas that comfortably accommodate two fishermen and a guide. The boats are roomy and clean, with large, uncluttered casting decks. If possible, anglers should plan on bringing all equipment such as rods, reels, and fly lines with them. The lodge does have some demo and rental rods available, but tackle in the area is limited. The lodge also has a basic selection of flies, leaders and tippet for sale in their small gift and tackle shop.
2019 / 2020 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.
A combination trip between Grand Slam Lodge and the all-inclusive Azul Sensatori Resort can easily be arranged and is an extremely popular trip with couples and families. Please call us for details and custom package pricing.
Double Occupancy Rates:
The following rates listed are per person and based on double occupancy with two anglers sharing a room and boat.
Peak Season (October 1 to June 30)
7 Nights / 6 Days of Fishing = $4,335.00
6 Nights / 5 Days of Fishing = $3,735.00
5 Nights / 4 Days of Fishing = $3,135.00
4 Nights / 3 Days of Fishing = $2,535.00
3 Nights / 2 Days of Fishing = $1,935.00
Low Season (July 1 to September 30)
7 Nights / 6 Days of Fishing = $3,525.00
6 Nights / 5 Days of Fishing = $3,045.00
5 Nights / 4 Days of Fishing = $2,565.00
4 Nights / 3 Days of Fishing = $2,085.00
3 Nights / 2 Days of Fishing = $1,605.00
Single Occupancy Rates:
The following rates listed are per person for a solo single angler with a single room and a single boat each day.
Peak Season (October 1 to June 30)
7 Nights / 6 Days of Fishing = $7,515.00
6 Nights / 5 Days of Fishing = $6,480.00
5 Nights / 4 Days of Fishing = $5,445.00
4 Nights / 3 Days of Fishing = $4,410.00
3 Nights / 2 Days of Fishing = $3,375.00
Low Season (July 1 to September 30)
7 Nights / 6 Days of Fishing = $6,315.00
6 Nights / 5 Days of Fishing = $5,460.00
5 Nights / 4 Days of Fishing = $4,605.00
4 Nights / 3 Days of Fishing = $3,750.00
3 Nights / 2 Days of Fishing = $2,895.00
- All accommodations at Grand Slam Lodge
- All guided fishing as specified in your package
- Ground and water transfers to and from Cancun
- Three meals per day
- All bottled water, breakfast juices and coffee
- Mexican fishing license
- Loaner rod and reel setups depending on availability (Check with YD for details)
- All applicable Mexican VAT taxes
What’s Not Included:
- International flight to Cancun
- Alcoholic beverages, sodas and bar tab
- Gratuities for guides and staff
- All flies and terminal tackle
- Phone calls, laundry and additional special services