Accommodations: Private guest rooms with private bath
Cost: See rates below
Dates: Year round
Duration: 4 Night/3 day to 9 Night/7 day; max. 6
Location: Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
Not Included: Air travel to and from Merida, gratuities, phone service, internet access, laundry service, and alcoholic beverages#
Phone Number: 1-800-410-1222 ask for Gary or Mike
Provided: Lodging, guided fly fishing, fishing license, meals, non-alcoholic beverages, guest taxes, and ground transfers to and from Merida Int’l Airport
Species: Baby Tarpon, Snook, Barracuda, Snapper
Technical: Some Experience Helpful
Technique: Fly Fishing & Light Tackle
|Isla del Sabalo - Yucatan, Mexico
Welcome to Isla del Sabalo! This amazing destination is located in a very remote region of the Yucatan. The fishery in this region offers incredible opportunities for baby Tarpon and Snook. There is immense diversity in this environment - from vast gin-clear turtlegrass flats to mangrove lined channels and lagoons. Baby Tarpon range in size from 5 to 30+ pounds... an incredible sportfish on an 8/9 weight rod. Isla del Sabalo is a must-fish for anglers looking for a remote, unspoiled fishing experience. FISH ON!
Isla del Sabalo is truly the new frontier in world-class angling for baby Tarpon. Ranging in size from 5 to 30+ pounds, these Tarpon reside in environs of turtle grass flats and mangrove lined lagoons, creeks, and channels. This habitat is also home to Snook, Snapper and Barracuda. The hallmark of this fishery is the gin-clear flats and the amazing network of backcountry lagoons and channels. These characteristics make this fishery an incredible rearing ground for these resident baby Tarpon. Whether you are sight-casting to rolling Tarpon on the flats or working the mangroves with your top-water pattern, fly fishing for Tarpon at Isla del Sabalo is a pure adrenaline rush.
Isla del Sabalo utilizes spacious 18 foot pangas with an extensive level casting deck. All fishing is conducted out of these stealthy, stable, and comfortable fishing platforms. The nearest boundary of the fishery is very close to the lodge and, therefore, only requires a 15 minute boat ride to arrive at some of your fishing areas. The fishery is vast and, therefore, longer runs with the boat are sometimes required.
Most anglers prefer to fish 8 to 9 weight rods at Isla del Sabalo. When weather conditions and/or size of fish dictate, a 9 weight rod is the order of the day. One aspect that makes this fishery a pure joy is the ability to pursue these fish with a floating line only. Often shallow water pursuits of Tarpon demand lightweight (slow sinking) Tarpon flies or top-water offerings. Even in the deeper mangrove-lined channels, a floating line is all that is needed.
The accommodations at Isla del Sabalo are comfortable, bright, and enriched with traditional Mexican decor. The lodge is on the beach front facing the open ocean, allowing for refreshing cool ocean breezes while you relax at the lodge.
Guests stay in ocean front cottages and each spacious guest room is equipped with air-conditioning, fans, and a full private bath with shower. There is a housekeeping service that cleans the room and replaces, towels, bottled drinking water, cups, and bar soap each day.
A unique feature of the property is the beach front “palapa”. This wonderful area is perfect for relaxing after a long day of chasing Tarpon.
Meals are prepared at the dining palapa and served in an open air setting. Breakfast includes items such as fresh fruit, eggs, toast, and coffee/juice. Lunches consist of sandwiches, fruit, snacks, and sodas/water.
Dinner meals are served at the palapa each evening. Entrees may include chicken, pork, or the catch-of-the-day - fish, shrimp, or even lobster! Enjoy the tasty food and the charming atmosphere of Isla Arena while you dine!
2009/2010 Single Destination Package Rates:
4 Nights/3 Days Fishing - $1,995 dbl./ $2,750 single
5 Nights/4 Days Fishing - $2,495 dbl./ $3,250 single
6 Nights/5 Days Fishing - $2,895 dbl./ $3,750 single
7 Nights/6 Days Fishing - $3,295 dbl./ $4,250 single
2009/2010 Combo-Destination Package Rates:6 Nights/ 4 Days Fishing - $2,795 dbl./ $3,550 single
7 Nights/ 5 Days Fishing - $3,195 dbl./ $4,050 single
8 Nights/ 6 Days Fishing - $3,595 dbl./ $4,550 single
9 Nights/ 7 Days Fishing - $3,995 dbl./ $5,050 single
Combinations available April thru October and are as follows:
Tarpon Tour: Tarpon Cay Lodge & Isla del Sabalo
Yucatan Tour: Isla Blanca & Isla del Sabalo
Tarpon Route: Tarpon Cay Lodge & Isla del Sabalo
Grand Slam Tour: Tarpon Cay Lodge & Isla Blanca
Campeche Tour: Isla del Sabalo & Campeche Tarpon Club
Combo Sample Itinerary (8 Night/6 Day fishing pkg)
Day 1: Arrival/pickup day
Day 2-4: Fishing days at 1st destination
Day 5: Transfer day
Day 6-8: Fishing days at 2nd destination
Day 9: Departure day
Winter rates (November thru March) 15% less per angler
Lodging, guided fly fishing, fishing license, meals, non-alcoholic beverages, guest taxes, and ground transfers to and from Merida Int’l Airport
Air travel to and from Merida, gratuities, phone service, internet access, laundry service, and alcoholic beverages.
Note: From your location, you will need to fly to Merida International Airport (MID). Depending on flight arrival schedules, some travelers may have to fly in a day early and overnight in Merida. This destination is very remote and, therefore, has strict arrival and departure requirements.
For information/reservation please call Gary or Mike @ 1-800-410-1222 or email email@example.com