This year-round fishery is the Yucatan’s hot spot to find the grand slam species and features the only two-guide-per-boat operation in the area. Having two experienced guides in your boat means that you have two times the vision to spot the fish and the knowledge to catch them. With a laid back “at home” feel to the lodge, it’s easy to relax after a day of chasing fish in the bay.
Ascension Bay is considered by many as the permit fishing capital of the world and the guides at the Palometa Club love to put you in front of this prized quarry. With two experienced guides in your boat you have the best chance of success targeting permit or any of the grand slam species.
The Palometa Club is a beach-front two-story structure featuring 6 air-conditioned bedrooms and 24-hour electricity.
Generally, 7- or 8-wt outfit for bonefish, 9-10 wt for permit, tarpon and snook, with saltwater tropical floating line. Flats-style wading shoes/booties are suggested. In the dual-guide setup, a guide and an angler can exit the panga to pursue permit. We send a complete gear list upon confirmation.
The lodge is accessed via Cancun. It’s a 2-hour ride south in an air-conditioned van to the Boca Paila Bridge near Tulum where you will meet your guide who will complete the remaining 55-minute transfer to the lodge by boat through the inside lagoon system. There are limited activities for the non-angler at the lodge but off site excursions can be arranged at an additional cost.
You must possess a passport valid for 6 months after the last day of your trip.
Open year-round, all rates listed are per person with shared room/boat.
Fall 2023 (July 28 – Dec 1)
7N/6D = $4500
6N/5D = $4000
5N/4D = $3500
4N/3D = $3000
Spring 2024 Season
Jan 19 – Jun 28 & Jul 26 – Dec 6
7N/6D = $4750
6N/5D = $4250
5N/4D = $3750
Senior Program Manager
Specializes in South America, Mexico, and Iceland fishing programs.
Specializes in South America fishing and shooting departments. Plus, fishing in Mongolia and Canada.
An excited Palometa Club has recently announced some meaningful changes to their overall program for the 2023 season. Some transitions reported include renovations to their two-story beachfront structure, updates to their fishing equipment, and the hiring of Francois Botha and Dasha Uspenskaya, their new entertaining and professional co-managers and ...