Travelers to the Cancun and Play Del Carmen areas can get away for a quick and easy day of fly fishing, through Yellow Dog's Day Trip option to the famous Isla Blanca. Outfitted by Cancun Fly Guides, this incredibly-productive fishery is home to strong numbers of bonefish, permit, snook, and small-to-medium sized tarpon.
LOCATION: Isla Blanca, Mexico (Cancun, Mexico)
CAPACITY: Groups up to 6 anglers (2 anglers maximum per boat)
TARGET SPECIES: Tarpon, Snook, Bonefish and Permit
CLOSEST MAJOR AIR HUB: Cancun International Airport, Mexico (CUN)
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED: Valid Passport. No Visa required for citizens of most countries
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Yellow Dog offers a full in-house travel and reservations system, and can assist with airline tickets, hotels, transfers and all travel logistics for every destination that we offer. Contact us at 888-777-5060 or travel [at] yellowdogflyfishing [dot] com for more details on airfare ticketing, travel services and trip insurance.
Full-Day of Guided Fishing (1 or 2 anglers) = $425 US per day
- 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