Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours

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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
    up to 2 persons
    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)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Apr 30
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    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)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 1
    $350
    up to 2 persons
    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)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Apr 1
    $350
    up to 2 persons
    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
    up to 2 persons
    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
    up to 2 persons
    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)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Apr 1
    $275
    up to 2 persons
    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
    up to 2 persons
    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, Méjico
Angler's Choice
42 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since Octubre 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.

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Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Bonefish Bonefish
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Ladyfish Ladyfish

Permit Permit
Snapper (Cubera) Snapper (Cubera)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Mutton) Snapper (Mutton)

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

Life Jackets
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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
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4.51
out of 5 stars from 42 reviews
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Crew
Experience
January fishing trip
3\/4 day on the national park lagoons
3\/4 day on the national park lagoons
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Angler Rating
30
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
86%
Friendly captain
92%
Recommend this charter
88%
Appropriate for children
77%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
59%
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Patrich S.
Houston, TX
 5.00
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Half day trip in lagoon

VERIFIED   Agosto 7, 2019
Beautiful location , water was very clear. You could see bottom in over ten feet of water. Very clean unspoiled lagoon.
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Jacqueline T.
Charleston, SC
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3/4 day on the national park lagoons

VERIFIED   Noviembre 21, 2019
We had a great time today fishing the lagoons.  Our guide Mel was great, even though this isn’t the height of the season...
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Jon M.
Los Mochis, Sinaloa
 4.33
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Fun outing...

VERIFIED   Julio 14, 2019
Guys, you could catch a lot more bonefish with the smaller crab jigs - or a spinning-sized Crazy Charlie. Found a nice school,...
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Steve B.
Portishead, England
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Good day even with no fish!!!

VERIFIED   Agosto 14, 2019
Spent 4 hours in the afternoon with My son and Mauricio chasing Tarpon.Our guide made it clear that this may have been the...
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February fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Febrero 21, 2020
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