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Scorpion Atoll

Alacranes Reef - Yucatan State
Accommodations
Comfortable Live-Aboard Staterooms // Capacity - 4 Anglers
Season
April-May & October-November
Species
Permit & Bonefish, With Barracuda, Jacks, Triggerfish & More
Ideal For
Friends & Adventurous Anglers
Fishing the Largest Coral Structure in the Gulf of Mexico
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Alacarnes Reef, or Scorpion Atoll, is the largest coral structure in the Gulf of Mexico. Since 1997 the waters of the atoll have been designated as a marine park forbidding commercial fishing. The remoteness and seclusion of the atoll will remind anglers of destinations like the Seychelles or Christmas Island. Enjoy the atoll while wade fishing for big bonefish and permit. The fishery also holds large numbers of barracudas, triggerfish, sharks, amberjacks, mutton snappers, and other Caribbean flats species. Scorpion Atoll is one of the most pristine destinations on earth and is home to an ecosystem full of nesting birds and sea turtles. With only a handful of trips offered each year, this is truly an incredible opportunity for the adventuring angler!
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Lodging Details

In-Land Accommodations:
Before departing for the atoll guests will overnight in downtown Merida nights at Casa del Balam Hotel (or similar hotel). Hotels in Merida are very nice with air conditioning and comfortable accommodations. Merida is an incredibly safe, beautiful, and interesting city. There are multiple options for dining and shopping within walking distance of the hotel. Early on the morning after arrival, guests will be transferred 40 minutes to Progresso to meet the live-aboard crew and guides.

Live-Aboard Cruiser:
The current yacht is a 42 ft Sea Ray and accommodates a group of 4 anglers and the crew comfortably.  

Food and Beverages
Anglers will be thrilled by hearty meals. Breakfasts consist of cereal, fruit, coffee, toast, scrambled eggs, omelets, and pancakes. Lunch usually consists of fresh ceviche, ham and cheese sandwiches, and fruit. Dinner might be a fresh fish plate from the daily catch—grilled with garlic and butter or steak tacos and fajitas from the grill.

Typical Length of Stay
The package consists of six (6) nights with four and a half (4.5) fishing days. Two nights in Merida and four nights at the Atoll. Fishing days include a full day on arrival and a 1/2 day of fishing on the departure day.

Non-Angling Activities and Options
Due to the isolated nature of the atoll, non-angling activities are extremely limited and this is a fishing-focused destination. However, there are large numbers of birds as well as turtles that may be nesting dependent on the season.

Internet / Communications
There is no internet or cell phone coverage on the atoll. The guides and outfitter do carry satellite phones for emergencies.

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