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
    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
    $300
    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. $5 US dollar dock fee per person.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Nov-Apr (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Apr 1
    $300
    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. $5 US dollar dock fee per person.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $300
    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. $5 US dollar dock fee per person.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day trip - Apr-Nov (AM)
    Just booked! Last booked: 11 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 1
    $375
    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. $5 US dollar dock fee per person.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day trip - Nov-Apr (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Apr 1
    $375
    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. $5 US dollar dock fee per person.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 16 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $375
    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. $5 US dollar dock fee per person.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip (Apr - Nov)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31
    $425
    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. $5 US dollar dock fee per person.
  • 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
    $425
    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. $5 US dollar dock fee per person.
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FAQs about Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours

Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours offers the following trips to customers:
  • $300 per group - Half Day Trip - Apr-Nov (AM) (4 hours)
  • $300 per group - Half Day Trip - Nov-Apr (AM) (4 hours)
  • $300 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $375 per group - 3/4 Day trip - Apr-Nov (AM) (6 hours)
  • $375 per group - 3/4 Day trip - Nov-Apr (AM) (6 hours)
  • $375 per group - 3/4 Day trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $425 per group - Full Day Trip (Apr - Nov) (8 hours)
  • $425 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

Meet the Charter Operator

Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico
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402 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

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

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 1 day before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
5 and up
You Keep Catch
Can keep a few Snappers and Snook for eating
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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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 351 reviews
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Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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This one threw the hook but we got another!
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Friendly captain
98%
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96%
Appropriate for children
84%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
66%
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Lee W.
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Captain was very good and very helpful

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Apr-Nov (AM) on July 13, 2023
The places i was taken were very nice secluded and personal! I had never been on this type of trip before and didn’t know...
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Excellent 6 Hour Trip!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day trip - Apr-Nov (AM) on June 21, 2023
My son and I had a great time on this trip and I highly recommend this to anyone looking for some backwater fishing. The entire...
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Half Day Trip with Captain Noel

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Apr-Nov (AM) on June 20, 2023
Captain Noel was extremely kind and friendly starting from the greet! The boat was very clean and the tackle was in very good...
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Jose Z.
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6 hour trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day trip - Apr-Nov (AM) on April 23, 2023
We were hunting tarpon in open water and also in flats with additional bonefish. ( there also other species around, jacks,...
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Great morning of tarpon and snook

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Apr-Nov (AM) on July 22, 2023
My wife and I fished with Mauricio on Saturday, July 22nd. This was my second year in a row fishing with these guys. I initially...
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