CAMPECHE/HOLBOX

Location

This is a split trip that begins in the city of Campeche, in the northern part of the Yucatan and ends on the Island of Holbox, off the northern tip of the state of Quintana Roo.

The Fishing

Guests wanting to learn what it takes to be a successful Tarpon fisherman will enjoy this combination trip. Anglers can put into use the experience gained from fishing for juvenile Tarpon fishing in Campeche and apply those lessons to the much larger and more challenging Tarpon found in Holbox. This trip is all about Tarpon and becoming a better Tarpon fisherman.

The waters of the Yucatan Peninsula and Campeche consistently hold large numbers of juvenile Tarpon throughout the year in the 5-25 pound range. This makes Campeche an ideal place for fishermen to learn the ropes about fishing for Tarpon; how they take a fly, how they fight, how to play them and what it takes to get them into the boat. The Campeche fishing grounds are comprised of grass flats, mangrove estuaries and wetlands teaming with bait that lure juvenile Tarpon to the area and allow them to fatten up before heading out to deeper water.

Holbox island sits off the northern tip of the Yucatan Peninsula. What makes Holbox so outstanding is the large numbers of big Tarpon that can be found migrating throughout the year. These monsters average between 60-140 pounds and demand 12 weight rods and sinking lines. If the wind is blowing, your guide will probably run you over to the large mangrove lagoon on the east side of the island where Snook and juvenile Tarpon can be targeted. With its' opalescent waters, white, sandy beaches and fishermen walking through the streets carrying their catch of the day – this 26 mile island exhibits a distinct Caribbean feel to it.


Trip Information

Documents Required

A current U.S. passport will be required for all United States citizens entering Mexico. It is highly recommended that U.S. citizens present a passport that is valid for at least six months after the last day of the trip. If your passport expires before then, please renew it prior to departing on your trip.

If you hold citizenship in a country other than the United States, please check with your national consulate / passport center for citizenship documents required for travel to Mexico.

Boats and Equipment

Campeche: 23 foot Mexican Pangas powered by 60 to 90 h.p. 4-stroke engines.

Holbox: 16 foot Dolphin Flats skiffs, powered by Yamaha 40 h.p. engines. There is room for one guide and two guests, who sit in comfortable tandem bucket seats with rod racks and poling platforms in each skiff.

Species

tarpon

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Season

Year-round

Capacity

8 anglers

Accommodations

Campeche: Guetst will stay at the beautiful Castlemar Hotel, in downtown Campeche. Originally built as a military barracks in 1800, the hotel was completely remodeled in 2004. Modern amenities include wireless internet, direct dial telephone, satellite TV, swimming pool and air conditioning. The hotel is located in the historic center of Campeche City and just a few steps from the sea. It is surrounded by historic buildings, colonial houses, churches, forts, museums, convention center, bars and restaurants. The drive from the hotel to the skiffs is a few minutes each way.

Holbox: Our second destination will take us to the white sand beaches of the island of Holbox. The Xaloc Resort is a eco-touristic hotel with two swimming pools, a boutique, spa and a spectacular terrace where you can enjoy beautiful sunny days, ocean breezes and admire the stars at night. The walk to the skiffs from the hotel is about one minute away.

Getting There

You can now fly directly from Mexico City to Campeche with Mexicana Airlines. For the return trip from Holbox, we suggest taking advantage of our complimentary ground transportation from Chiquila to Cancun Airport (6 hours) for connecting flights into Mexico City before returning home.

After clearing Customs and Immigration at the Campeche Airport, a Flytreks representative will greet you just outside of Customs and Immigration.

What's included

  • Number of nights accommodations as specified in booking in Campeche and Holbox
  • Number of days guided fishing as specified in booking
  • Ground transportation from Campeche Airport to hotel
  • Daily round-trip transportation while in Campeche and Holbox
  • Ground transportation from Campeche to Chiquila (4.5 hours)
  • Private round trip water taxi from Chiquila to Holbox (25 minutes)
  • Snacks, lunch and beverages on the days you fish
  • Fishing license
  • Ground transportation from Chiquila to Cancun Airport

What's not included

  • Airfare to Campeche and from Cancun
  • Dinner
  • Alcohol
  • Gratuities
  • Fishing gear
  • Departure tax is typically included in international airfare – please check with airline

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