Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours

Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours operates trips of a variety of lengths among the secluded waters of the Nichupte Lagoon. Conveniently located right in the Cancun Hotel Zone, the area is filled with a huge variety of table and game species that are just waiting to be caught. It is also perfect for children and those suffering from seasickness, as the waters are calm and sheltered.

During your trip you can learn all about handling the fly and spinning gear you will be using. Spinning gear is perfect for children to learn on, while the vast selection of fly fishing favorites makes this a great location for even the most seasoned angler. Target Permit, Tarpon, Bonefish, Snook, and Ladyfish in the shallows, or head to deeper waters to fish for big Jack Crevalle, Barracudas, Snappers, and more.

The vessel you will be fishing aboard is a 17’ Maverick HPX flats boat. She was built in 2016 and is the ideal fishing platform for these calm, shallow waters. The vessel can carry two adult guests and can cruise at an impressive 25 knots.

You will be supplied with quality fly and spinning tackle, and a selection of lifelike lures and flies to attract the wide range of target species. Your captain will teach you all about how to handle the equipment and the fish and will make sure everyone on board gets a chance of some great catches, whatever your age or skill level.



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 May 1 - Oct 31
    $400
    Fish the Nichupte Lagoon for a vast array of great inshore food and game fish. Top fly fishing favorites like Bonefish and Permit combine with great table fare like Speckled Trout and Mangrove Snappers. These waters are also very close and well sheltered, making them perfect for children of those who suffer from seasickness.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip (Nov-Apr)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Apr 30
    $400
    Fish the Nichupte Lagoon for a vast array of great inshore food and game fish. Top fly fishing favorites like Bonefish and Permit combine with great table fare like Speckled Trout and Mangrove Snappers. These waters are also very close and well sheltered, making them perfect for children of those who suffer from seasickness.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day trip - Apr-Nov (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 1
    $350
    Fish the Nichupte Lagoon for Snook, Tarpon, Ladyfish, Permit, Bonefish, Jacks, and more. This area is very close to the hotel district and its calm waters are perfect for children and those prone to seasickness.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day trip - Nov-Apr (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Apr 1
    $350
    Fish the Nichupte Lagoon for Snook, Tarpon, Ladyfish, Permit, Bonefish, Jacks, and more. This area is very close to the hotel district and its calm waters are perfect for children and those prone to seasickness.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $350
    Head out to the Nichupte Lagoon for an afternoon fishing for Snook, Tarpon, Ladyfish, Permit, Bonefish, Jacks, and more among the calm, protected waters which are perfect for children and those prone to seasickness.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Apr-Nov (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 1
    $275
    You'll be fishing inside a lagoon system called "Nichupte Lagoon" that is conveniently located in the Cancun Hotel Zone. Boat rides are short (5 to 10 min) to the fishing spot so you get the maximum fishing time. The waters are calm, so suitable for young kids and those prone to seasickness. Fly and/or spinning gear is provided and there are lots of different species to target.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Nov-Apr (AM)
    Just booked! Last booked: 5 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Apr 1
    $275
    You'll be fishing inside a lagoon system called "Nichupte Lagoon" that is conveniently located in the Cancun Hotel Zone. Boat rides are short (5 to 10 min) to the fishing spot so you get the maximum fishing time. The waters are calm, so suitable for young kids and those prone to seasickness. Fly and/or spinning gear is provided and there are lots of different species to target.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $275
    Spend the afternoon fishing around the Nichupte Lagoon, a 10-minute boat ride from Cancun's hotel district. Jacks, Ladyfish, Snook, Tarpon, Permit, Bonefish, and more.
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About the Charter Operator

Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico
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173 Customer Reviews
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Member since October 2017
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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Bonefish Bonefish
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

Maverick HPX (Flats boat) originally built in 2016. Powered by a 70HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 36 knots.

Length
17 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Fly Fishing

Amenities

Ice Box
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Drinks
Fishing License
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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
85%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day trip - Apr-Nov (AM) on July 15, 2021
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Rainy 3/4 day trip but still a good trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day trip - Apr-Nov (AM) on May 22, 2021
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Apr-Nov (AM) on May 8, 2021
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Fantastic Day with Cancun light tackle and fly fishing tours

VERIFIED   3/4 Day trip - Nov-Apr (AM) on March 22, 2021
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FAQs about Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours

Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours offers the following trips to customers:
  • $275 per group - Half Day Trip - Nov-Apr (AM) (4 hours)
  • $275 per group - Half Day Trip - Apr-Nov (AM) (4 hours)
  • $275 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $350 per group - 3/4 Day trip - Apr-Nov (AM) (6 hours)
  • $350 per group - 3/4 Day trip - Nov-Apr (AM) (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 Fishing Tours, you can expect the following amenity onboard:
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Bonefish
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Ladyfish
  • Permit
  • Snapper (Cubera)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon