Isla Holbox is the island that modern time has forgotten. There are no big mega resorts, no cars or paved roads. Golf carts or walking is the main method of transportation. It’s the tarpon fishing that entices the angler to Isla Holbox with both large migratory fish that begin to show up in late May and the smaller resident baby tarpon available year round. Excellent restaurants, a wonderful beach and a variety of non-fishing activities make Isla Holbox a great destination for the angler and non-angler alike.
Giant tarpon fishing is done offshore. After spotting the fish your guide will put you in position to present your fly in hopes of enticing a tarpon feeding on migrating sardines. Baby tarpon up to 30 lbs. are there year round in the shallow mangrove lined lagoons and open water bays.
The 5-bedroom air-conditioned villa is located steps away from the beach and the Gulf of Mexico. The second story veranda overlooks the beach and is the perfect setting to relax and enjoy a cold beverage while rehashing the day’s events or watching another perfect sunset.
As a general rule, an 8 wt. outfit and a floating tropical fly line for the resident tarpon and a 12 wt. with 500 gr. sink tip fly line for the big tarpon. A complete gear list will be sent upon confirmation. Frontiers can provide expert advice on finding the right gear for your trip.
Isla Holbox is located off the northern tip of the Yucatan, easily accessed via Cancun by a 2:30 minute ground transfer to the village of Chiquila followed by a 25 minute boat ride to the island. In order to complete the lodge transfer on the same day, guests need to arrive in Cancun by 2pm. For departure, any flight after noon is fine.
Activities for the non-angler include swimming, snorkeling, snorkeling with whale sharks during the summer months, kayaking, birding, horseback riding on the beach and more.
Open year round, rates based on a shared room/shared boat basis. Single and non-fishing packages are available.
High Season–April to September
(Low Season)–October to March
7N/6D: $3,495 ($2,995)
6N/5D: $3,095 ($2,695)
5N/4D: $2,695 ($2,395)
4N/3D: $2,195 ($1,995)
Tarpon > 40” Fork Length
Do not remove them from the water. This causes too much damage and stress, and decreases their chances of survival.
Minimize the time you handle the fish next to the boat before release.
Tarpon < 40” Fork Length
Minimize handling, since this can remove protective slime from the fish.
If you handle a fish, use clean wet ...