Cancun Light Tackle Fly Fish – 18'

See the other side of fishing in Mexico aboard “Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours”! You’ll explore the calm waters of the Nichupte Lagoon. This inshore fishing haven is in the Cancun Hotel Zone and there’s no one better to show you around than the longest standing guide service in Cancun.

The Nichupte Lagoon which is a brackish reserve that consists of 5 different systems, all connected to each other. Many of these lagoons have national park status and no motorized boats or wave runners are allowed, ensuring the waters are always calm.

The vessel you will be fishing aboard is a 2010 18’ Hell’s Bay Neptune flats boat. She can carry two adult guests who are both able to fish at the same time and can cruise at an impressive 40 knots. There are life jackets in all sizes for your safety and an ice box for your drinks and snacks.

You’ll target an impressive range of gamey inshore fish. Go after Tarpon, Permit, Snook, and Bonefish in shallower waters and target Jack Crevalle, Barracuda, and Snapper a little further out. Remember, all fish caught aboard Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours are strictly catch and release. Snap a great photo and send your fish off to keep on swimming!

Both spinning tackle and fly gear, as well as a variety of lures and flies, await on board. The captain is sponsored by Eagle Claw and the reels are custom made for the type of fishing done in these waters.

Help yourself to the bottled water and soda drinks on board or bring your own. On 6+ hour trips you’ll also be treated a light lunch. The Mexican sun is strong so don’t forget your sun protection either!

Head out for fishing that’s great for the whole family aboard Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Apr - Nov
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31
    $400
    Spend 8-hours exploring Cancun's Nichupte Lagoon! This brackish reserve consists of 5 different systems all connected to each other. Many of these lagoons are classified as national parks and no motorized boats or wave runners are allowed in. Year-round you'll catch Baby Tarpon, Snook, Jacks, Snappers, Barracudas, and Sea Trout. Head down between May and October to hook Permit and Bonefish too. Enjoy a light lunch, as well as soft drinks and water on board. Top-notch spinning and fly gear also await.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Nov - Apr
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Mar 31
    $400
    Explore the brackish haven that is Cancun Nichupte Lagoon on this 8-hour trip! Many of the lagoons within the reserve have national park status and no motorized boats or wave runners are allowed in. Hook Baby Tarpon, Snook, Jacks, Snappers, Barracudas, Sea Trout year-round. From May through to October, add Permit and Bonefish to the mix too. Help yourself to a light lunch, soft drinks and water on board. Top-notch spinning tackle and fly gear also await.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM) – Apr - Nov
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31
    $350
    If you’re hoping to target a specific species within the Nichupte Lagoon the 6-hour trip is the one for you! Go after Tarpon, Jacks, Sea Trout, Barracuda and Snapper year-round in this brackish reserve. If it’s Bonefish or Permit you’re after, head down between May and October. There are no motorized boats allowed in most areas of the reserve so the calm waters are ideal for sight casting. Spinning and fly gear await on board, as do soft drinks, bottled water, and a light lunch.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM) – Nov - Apr
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Mar 31
    $350
    Explore the Nichupte Lagoon on this 6-hour adventure! The majority of the 5 systems that make up the reserve restrict access to motorized boats, ensuring the waters are always calm and great for sight casting. Use spinning tackle or fly gear to target Tarpon, Jacks, Sea Trout, Barracuda and Snapper year-round and Bonefish and Permit for May to October. Gear awaits on board, as do bottled water, soft drinks, and a light lunch.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $350
    Sight cast with spinning tackle or fly gear on this 6-hour adventure in Cancun's Nichupte Lagoon! You'll target Tarpon, Snook, Barracuda, Jacks and Sea Trout year-round in this protected reserve. To go after Permit and Bonefish, head down between October and May. Everything you need for a successful day of fishing is on board and you can help yourself to bottled water, sodas, and a light lunch.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM) – Nov - Apr
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Mar 31
    $275
    Fish the brackish waters in Cancun’s Nichupte Lagoon for a variety of gamey inshore fish. Go after Tarpon, Snook, Jacks, Snapper, and Barracuda year-round. For Permit and Bonefish, you’ll want to head down between May and October. The waters here and calm and there are no motorized boats or wave runners allowed so it’s great for kids too! Gear and soft drinks await on board. Pack your sun protection and you’re good to go!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM) – Nov - Apr
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31
    $275
    Hook Baby Tarpon, Snook, Jacks, Snappers, Barracudas, and Sea Trout year-round in Cancun’s Nichupte Lagoon! You’ll spend 4-hours exploring the 5 different systems that make up this brackish, inshore haven. The waters are calm and there are no motorized boats allowed in most areas, making it a great place to take the kids. Gear, soft drinks, and bottled water await on board, just pack your sun protection and you’re good to go!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $275
    Head out on this 4-hour afternoon adventure and explore the brackish waters inside Cancun’s Nichupte Lagoon! There are no motorized boats or wave runners allowed here, which ensures the waters are calm and makes it a great space to come with the kids! Year-round you can catch Baby Tarpon, Snook, Jacks, Snappers, Barracudas, Sea Trout and from May till October Permit and Bonefish. Gear is provided, as are soft drinks and bottled water, just bring your sun protection!
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About the Charter Operator

Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico
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My name is Martin van der Does and I'm from the Netherlands. I've been living in Cancun for the last 22 years and fishing has always been my passion since I was a kid. I have 3 guides working for me and occasionally still guide myself too. We are the longest running guide service in Cancun, with well over 20 years of successful trips. Our seasoned guides will make sure you are fishing in the best spots in Nichupte Lagoon so you catch the fish of a lifetime.

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Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Bonefish Bonefish
Jack (Horse-eye) Horse-eye Jack
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

Ladyfish Ladyfish
Permit Permit
Snapper (Cubera) Cubera Snapper
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper

Snapper (Mutton) Mutton Snapper
Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Hell's Bay Neptune (Flats boat) originally built in 2010. Powered by a 150HP Evinrude Etec engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Ice Box
GPS
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Drinks
Fishing License
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash

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Appropriate for children
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Catch intended fish
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) – Apr - Nov on May 30, 2021
Mo did a fantastic job of getting us on the fish. His passion for fishing and helping others enjoy the sport was quite obvious....
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) – Apr - Nov on June 23, 2021
Not a live bait sit and wait (easy) fishing but Recommend you have some fly fishing or at least moderate level of spin cast...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) – Nov - Apr on April 19, 2021
Departed the dock and went into mangroves for early morning action.  There were very few big fish in front but a lot of bait...
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) – Nov - Apr on February 15, 2021
We started the day chasing tarpon in the mangroves, had plenty of shots at rolling and feeding fish but couldn’t get one...
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) – Apr - Nov on June 1, 2021
Had a great time. We caught trout, snook and jack creville. Hooked up one tarpon. Jose worked hard for us He spoke good English...
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FAQs about Cancun Light Tackle Fly Fish – 18'

Cancun Light Tackle Fly Fish – 18' offers the following trips to customers:
  • $275 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) – Nov - Apr (4 hours)
  • $275 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) – Nov - Apr (4 hours)
  • $275 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $350 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (AM) – Apr - Nov (6 hours)
  • $350 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (AM) – Nov - Apr (6 hours)
  • $350 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $400 per group - Full Day Trip – Apr - Nov (8 hours)
  • $400 per group - Full Day Trip – Nov - Apr (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Cancun Light Tackle Fly Fish – 18', you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Cancun Light Tackle Fly Fish – 18' include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License
  • Lunch (On 6 hour and 8 hour trips)
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancun Light Tackle Fly Fish – 18' offers the following type of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing

Cancun Light Tackle Fly Fish – 18' offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Cancun Light Tackle Fly Fish – 18' include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Bonefish
  • Jack (Horse-eye)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Ladyfish
  • Permit
  • Snapper (Cubera)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon