Day Trips for flyfishing or light tackle fishing in Ascension Bay

Available from Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Puerto Morelos, Puerto Aventuras, Akumal, Tulum or anywhere in the Riviera Maya...

If you are on holidays in Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen, Akumal, Tulum or Puerto Aventuras and you are  looking for good flats fishing for bonefish, permit, tarpon, snook, barracuadas, without a doubt, world famous Bocapaila and Ascension Bay flats are your best choice. Bocapaila lagoons are only 50 minutes from Riviera Maya, one more hour and you will be in Ascension Bay (it’s worth it) and it’s world famous flats. We choose the area according to your preference or weather conditions. Light tackle fisherman will find many opportunities to catch different species and have a great day.

Family fishing trips are available with our kids program. We focus on snappers or small bonefish, either with spinning rods or handlines for kids younger than 6 years. They will love the action! We will try bottom fishing and spot fishing near the mangroves. A day that you wont forget.

If you are a beginner or if it’s your first time flyfishing, we will primarily target schools with small bonefish (1–2 pounds), because the school is easier to see, you can cast close to the school edge and they will compete for your flies (most times). When your eyes get used to see bonefish swimming or bonefish tailing and your casting in the wind, then the guide will work the flats positioning the wind on your back and will help you to spot the fish. Barracudas, Snappers and Jacks complement the menu.

Wind protection is one of the great advantages of this area. Unlike Bahamas , here we can fish for bonefish 365 days of the year. Of course in Tulum and all the Yucatan Peninsula we get very windy days, from South East, East and North, but we can always find protected flats or lagoons where we can see and cast at bonefish, permit, tarpon, snook, jacks, barracudas, Spanish mackerels, and other species.

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$ 785.00 USD Not including Fishing Licence and Natural Reserve Fee (US$24,00 PP)

per boat (1-2 anglers

Transportation to and from your hotel, with van and boat to avoid bumpy road to Punta Allen is included.


  • 8 hours guided fishing
  • Cooler with 6 liters purified water, 4 sodas, 4 beers
  • 4 sandwiches with fruit and snacks
  • 1 rod with reel per person, fly or spinning
  • Terminal tackle is not included (leaders, flies, jigs, lures), but available for sale at the lodge.

Pick up for transportation is at:

  • 05:00 AM in Cancun
  • 06:00 AM in Playa del Carmen
  • 06:30 AM in Tulum, at your hotel lobby.
  • We will drop you back at your hotel around 06:00 – 7:30 PM

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Amazing! 12 permit in a one Day Trip…
What a great day! My son will brings the luck everywhere we go. If there are 12 Permit around, he is going to catch them. From the hermit crab hunting to the Permit double header to the missed cast at the Tarpon we had a great experience.
Randy L & son, Nov 26

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