Fly Fishing Mexico
Grand Slam Fly Fishing Lodge
Fly and Spin Anglers - Permit, Bonefish, and Variety
Ascension Bay is one of the most pristine fisheries in the hemisphere and is part of the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, which was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987.
Ascension Bay: There are miles of coastline at Ascension Bay, shallow flats, and lagoon systems for fly and spin anglers to explore. Good flats fishing is just minutes from the Lodge. The best spots are a 20-to 45-minute boat ride.
Species: Target permit and bonefish with a variety of year-round species. You’ll find rolling tarpon in the lagoons, making this one of the few places in the world where a Grand Slam is possible. Hook a snook on the same day for a Super Slam. Reef and offshore fishing are also available.
There are crystal clear flats with one to two feet of water that many smaller bonefish call home, plus three-to four-foot-deep flats where bigger bonefish and permit roam. There are also restricted channels for longer fights since the fish can’t run and tire out, deep holes for lurking monsters, protected areas when the wind kicks up, and a 70-mile reef for migrating game fish. All fishing in the biosphere is catch-and-release. Trips to Boca Paila Lagoon are available at no added charge.
Grand Slam Fly Fishing Season
Season: Grand Slam Fishing Lodge is open year-round, with peak fishing March through June.
Boats: 23-foot panga-style boats with 40-to 60-HP motors. Comfortable seats, rod holders, and coolers. Two anglers per boat and guide.
Guides: English-speaking, local Mayan guides have a minimum of 15 years of guiding experience in Punta Allen.
Fishing tackle: is not included. A comprehensive gear and tackle list is provided in our confirmation packet. The Lodge has a fully-stocked tackle shop, complete with equipment, flies, fly tying material, and more.
Fishing License is included in your package.
Typical Fishing Day:
From 8:00 to 4:00 is typically the best light for spotting fish.
6:30 a.m. - Breakfast is available.
7:30 a.m. - You’ll meet the guides at the boats on the beach in front of the lodge or at the dock on the lagoon side of the Lodge.
Midday - You’ll have a packed lunch on the boat. Each boat has a cooler filled with bottled water, sodas, and a few beers.
4:00 p.m. - You’ll return to the Lodge. While you enjoy appetizers and drinks on the patio, the staff rinses your rods and reels and brings them to your room.
6:30 p.m. - Dinner is served.
Grand Slam Fly Fishing Lodge
The Lodge accommodates up to 24 guests in six beachfront villas with twelve private rooms. Each villa has air conditioning, king-size beds, flat-screen TV, rod racks, a wrap-around deck with lounge chairs, and a hammock. Each bedroom has a coffee maker, a safe for valuables, and daily housekeeping service. There is no cell phone service at the Lodge.
Meals: The main Lodge features the Kai Restaurant--a full-service restaurant and bar. The chef prepares hearty and satisfying meals with fresh local ingredients. Anglers take a packed lunch each day. The restaurant serves lunch for non-anglers. Dinner choices include fresh fish or lobster, steak, and other Mexican and American food options. With advance notice, the chef can accommodate special dietary requests.
Alcohol: A fully stocked bar is open from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. All alcoholic refreshments and beverages—other than coffee, tea, and water—are added to your tab to be paid at the end of your stay.
Communications: Wi-Fi is available in the Lodge’s lobby and restaurant. There is no cell phone coverage at the Lodge. You may charge calls to your villa room on the hotel line or use the Lodge’s computer or your laptop to access the Skype network.
Getting to the Lodge:
You’ll fly to Cancun International Airport. As you exit Customs, an English-speaking lodge representative will greet you near the airport doors. He will drive you in an air-conditioned van to Ultimo Maya Pier in Tulum, a two-hour drive. At the Pier, you’ll meet your guide, who will transfer you by boat through the inside lagoon system to the Lodge, a one-hour boat ride.
2023 USD Rates:
Peak Season: October 1 - June 30, 2023
Two anglers per room and boat
• 7-nights and 6-days guided fishing $4,520.00 per person
• 6-nights and 5-days guided fishing $3,895.00 per person
• 5-nights and 4-days guided fishing $3,270.00 per person
• 4 nights and 3-days guided fishing $2,645.00 per person
• 3-nights and 2-days guided fishing $2,020.00 per person
Low Season: July 1 - September 30, 2023:
Two anglers per room and boat
Special Summer Rates:
• 7-nights and 6-days guided fishing
Reg. $3,855.00 now $3,495.00 per person
• 6-nights and 5-days guided fishing
Reg. $3,325.00 now $3,015.00 per person
• 5-nights and 4-days guided fishing
Reg. $2,795.00 now $2,535.00 per person
• 4 nights and 3-days guided fishing
Reg. $2,265.00 now $2,055.00 per person
• 3-nights and 2-days guided fishing
Reg. $1,735.00 now $1,575.00 per person
The Packages Include:
Ground and water transfer to and from Cancun, beachfront Lodge accommodations, guided fishing as specified in your package, fishing license,
a few beers on the boat each day, three meals per day, bottled water, breakfast juice, and coffee; daily housekeeping service, and all applicable Mexican VAT taxes.
The Packages Do Not Include:Airfare, departure tax approx. $65.00 USD, hotel stays if needed before or after your stay at the Lodge, alcoholic beverages, sodas, and mixers (except for a few beers on the boat each day), gratuities for guides and staff, use of rods, reels, tackle, and flies; phone calls, laundry service, Global Rescue, travel insurance, and anything not mentioned under inclusions.
Non-anglers pay the same rate as anglers. Enjoy the beach. Go for a swim. Walk to the small village of Punta Allen. The sea has a sandy bottom and nearby areas of coral for snorkeling, or opt for a swim in their beautiful pool. Explore the Coba and Muyil Hidden Ruins or embark on a day of offshore fishing. Birdwatching and more. Tours are not included in the package.