Holbox Fly Fishing Lodge//Mexico


Isla Holbox (pronounced HOLE-BOSH) is a small remote island located in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo on the most northerly tip of the Yucatan Peninsula. Holbox offers a slow paced and charming atmosphere with stunning beaches, sandy streets, a couple of hotels, and a half dozen restaurants. The lodge sits directly on the secluded white sand beach just a ten minute walk from the center of town and is a completely updated and modernized facility that will accommodate up to ten anglers in five comfortable air conditioned rooms.

The island is approximately twenty miles long and is composed of vast inland flats and mangrove lined lagoons — perfect habitat for juvenile tarpon & snook. This nursery fishery and reliable summertime adult tarpon fishery combine to create a year round, quiet, and affordable alternative for the serious tarpon angler exhausted with the overpriced and crowded Florida Keys.

Anglers run in comfortable panga style boats approximately ten – twenty minutes in search of large schools of adult tarpon from May – September. On a flat day anglers usually encounter schools of rolling, cruising, and feeding adults in the 60 – 180 pound range. 95% of the fishing is done sight casting to pods of fish on or close to the surface. This “run and gun” style of fishing is super exciting and unique for even the most experienced tarpon pros.

Isla Holbox, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Anglers travel to Cancun (CUN) where they are picked up and transported approximately three hours to the north end of the Yucatan to the village of Chiquila. From Chiquila, guests are loaded onto a water taxi equipped with twin outboards for the twenty minute boat ride to the island. It is also possible to charter a small five seater charter flight from Cancun directly to Holbox.

Holbox is more or less a dedicated tarpon fishery.

Baby tarpon are present year-round, but the main event is the summertime fishing for large migratory tarpon upwards of 150 pounds. When the conditions are right, anglers will also find snook in plentiful numbers in the inshore lagoons. Other species like barracudas and sharks are also present.

Holbox’s baby tarpon and snook fishery is year-round.

Most anglers visit for the summertime migratory tarpon fishing from May – September.

Holbox is an excellent spot for anglers gung-ho about targeting tarpon exclusively.

Holbox is ideal for anglers and non-anglers in search of a laid back and slow paced beach holiday without all the glamour or the high powered resorts on the Riviera Maya around Cancun and Playa del Carmen. Like any destination fishery focused on one species, poor fishing conditions don’t often allow for alternative species like bonefish to keep a bend in the rod. Anglers need to understand this risk, and we encourage a minimum stay of five nights to help ensure you will encounter nice weather and productive fishing.

7 Nights / 6 Days (April – September) – $3295 / person
7 Nights / 6 Days (October – March) – $2495 / person
Shorter and longer stays as well as non-angling rates are available. Fishing packages include accommodations, guided fishing, breakfast and lunch, and beer. Additional expenses are airfare to Cancun, dinner meals taken in town and gratuities. (See RATES for details).

You the client don’t pay a penny for our travel services! Our destination recommendations, organization, and pre-trip planning services are completely free of charge – and oftentimes less expensive than booking direct with a lodge or outfitter. We can assist with every question, concern, or special request related to your adventure at zero cost!