Accommodations: Dbl. rooms with private bath - max. 6 anglers
Cost: See rates below
Dates: Year round
Duration: 4 Night/ 3 Day to 9 Night/ 7 Day
Location: Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
Not Included: Air travel to and from Cancun, tips, phone service, laundry, and alcohol
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 Cancun Int’l Airport
Species: Tarpon, Snook, Barracuda
Technical: Experience helps
Technique: Fly Fishing & Light Tackle
|Tarpon Cay Lodge - Yucatan, Mexico
Welcome to Tarpon Cay Lodge! This wonderful destination is located in a charming little fishing town on the northern coast of the Yucatan. Tarpon Cay Lodge is truly the complete Tarpon experience. It offers world-class angling for baby Tarpon - 5 to 30+ lbs!!! From majestic tropical sunsets to incredible jumping Tarpon, your visit to Tarpon Cay Lodge will etch memories of a lifetime. FISH ON!
Tarpon Cay Lodge is truly the new frontier in world-class angling for "baby" Tarpon. Ranging in size from 5 to 35 pounds, these Tarpon reside in environs of turtle grass flats and mangrove lined lagoons, creeks, and bays. This habitat is also home to Snook and Barracuda.
This incredible fishery has been designated a marine preserve, thus protecting this Tarpon "nursery" from commercial netting and fishing. The hallmark of the fishery at Tarpon Cay Lodge is the sheer numbers of baby Tarpon that inhabit the region. On a calm day, it is not uncommon to observe pods of Tarpon rolling and slashing bait on the flats - an awe-inspiring moment to say the least ... don't forget to cast. Another highlight is during the months of June thru August, migratory Tarpon (40 to 100+ pounds) inhabit the waters near Tarpon Cay Lodge. If weather conditions allow (low wind), anglers can pursue these “Silver Kings.” Whether you are sight-casting to rolling Tarpon on the flats or working the mangroves with your top-water pattern, fly fishing for Tarpon is a pure adrenaline rush.
Tarpon Cay Lodge 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 - 25 minute boat ride to arrive at most of your fishing areas.
Most anglers prefer to fish 7 to 9 weight rods at Tarpon Cay. When weather conditions and/or size of fish dictate, 8 to 9 weight rods are the order of the day. The wonderful part of fly fishing at Tarpon Cay Lodge is that most of the fishing is done with floating lines. The Tarpon hold or cruise in areas as shallow as one foot deep! This shallow water pursuit demands lightweight (slow sinking) Tarpon flies or top-water offerings such as floating Puglisis, sliders, or crease flies. When conditions are prime, this shallow water angling makes for an exciting visual display - Tarpon waking behind your fly and a top-water "blow-up" finale ... it does not get any better than this! When pursuing migratory Tarpon (40# - 100#), a 10+ weight rod is essential to battle these silver brutes.
The accommodations at Tarpon Cay Lodge are comfortable, bright, and enriched with traditional Mexican decor. With the ocean at its doorstep, the sea breeze and beautiful scenery refreshes the spirit after a long day of fighting Tarpon. A spacious lounge provides dining areas, comfortable seating for relaxing, and a nice workspace for fly tying or working on tackle at the day's end.
As we venture upstairs, you will find spacious guest rooms equipped with air-conditioning, fans, and a full private bath with shower. Rooms are bright with a nice ocean view. There is a housekeeping service that cleans the room and replaces linens, towels, bottled drinking water, cups, and bar soap each day. A unique feature of the lodge is a nice rooftop balcony. It provides a splendid 360 degree view of the charming area surrounding the lodge - perfect for after-dinner relaxation.
The wonderful meals are yet another highlight of your stay at Tarpon Cay Lodge. Hearty portions with a local flavor are an absolute culinary delight for the big appetite. Breakfast is ordered the night prior from a full menu (American and Mexican dishes). Your breakfast will be promptly served in the morning to assure you an on-time start of your daily fishing adventure. Lunches consist of made-to-order sandwiches, snacks, and assorted beverages.
Upon your return from an exciting day of Tarpon-mania, dinner is served. Entrees may include chicken, pork, or the catch-of-the-day - fish, shrimp, or even lobster! The meals at Tarpon Cay Lodge are truly unique and delicious.
Need a break from all that fishing? Join us in visiting local Mayan ruins such as Chichen Itza or on an Dzilam de Bravo Eco-Tour.
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
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 Cancun Int’l Airport
Air travel to and from Cancun, gratuities, phone service, internet access, laundry service, and alcoholic beverages
For information/reservation please call Gary or Mike @ 1-800-410-1222 or email email@example.com