Cancun and Riviera Maya Fly Fishing Vacations Charters and Tours


Variety is the word to describe Ascension Bay and Boca Paila flats. As you can see in the flats-map there are hundreds of square miles where it’s common to see bonefish, permit, tarpon and barracuda in the same day, all year round! With seasons for migrants tarpon and snook. That’s why probably more Grand Slams have been caught here than anywhere else. You certainly have to bring tackle for all this species an at least 3 rods to be ready any time. After reservation we will send you complete tackle list.

The Flats: We can go South and in 15 minutes be in Ascension Bay or if the wind is to hard we can go North and find flats surrounded by mangroves that help to protect. Both places are well known for its bonefish, permit, tarpon, and barracuda abundance.


What’s the best time to fish Ascension Bay?

Pesca Maya is open all year round. Peak season goes from March to June, more and more anglers are taking advantage of our medium and low season discounts (10-20%). See rates for more info. Following is a description of the seasons. You choose what’s your best time:

Fall: More groups are coming during October and November to enjoy beautiful sunny days, with nice breeze but low winds. Lot’s of local bonefish, permit and some baby tarpon, plus bigger migrant tarpon whose arrives in June and departure in December. Last year Bob Bates broke our bonefish record landing 62 bonefish in one boat, one day. Also Doug Schlink made 2 Grand Slams back to back in October. When weather is good this is a perfect time to fish but rain might appear for one hour or two and disappear, or stay for 2-3 days. It’s also Hurricanes season. In such event, if we have to evacuate, or close to repair the damage we will reschedule your trip. We offer 10% discount during this season.



December, January, February are dry months, also offers many sun hours. Plenty of local bonefish, permit, tarpon and barracuda are around. Winter make’s a perfect time to run away from the cold weather and be fishing in the Caribbean. This time of the year might be windy when cold fronts coming from the north pass through the Caribbean. Last February Baker Smith from England had a double grand slam in February 99.We also offer 10% discount during this months.




March, April, May and June are our peak season. It’s general accepted that this time of the year weather is better, lot’s of sun and low winds, but sometimes we have heavy winds and rain. More and bigger permit is around.



If you want to fish with out wind, summer is the time to do it. Flat and Crystal clear water plenty of migrant tarpon, and hungry fish. Average temperature is higher than the rest of the year, but not too much, (see the year average temperature chart). Summer is raining season, so you might have some clouds and rain. Usually comes and goes in about one hour. It’s true that this is our lowest season, mainly because it’s trout and salmon fishing. But you might want to take advantage of our 10% discount during this season.



Pesca Maya recruited some of the old Pez Maya Lodge guides and the best Punta Allen Village guides. All are professional native guides, with years of experience, whose know Ascension Bay and Bocapaila Lagoons as the back of their hand and will put you on the fish. Some speak fairly good English and others speak international fishing English, good an off to spot the fish and direct your casting.

Two guides per boat

At Pesca Maya we use a head guide and a young apprentice. Both have very good eyes. This formula helps very much when wading, each angler has a guide, when learning to cast or to see the fish, one guide poles and the other is with the angler at the casting platform, when positioning the boat and when you don't want to wade all the way back to pick up the boat. Many of our customers appreciate it very much. I hope you will too. This program does not applyes to summer time or with special disscount rates.

You & Your Guide are a Team

It amazes me how many people get on a boat with a guide, who they might be fishing with for a week, without any formal introduction. Take the initiative and get to know your guide. Establish a repour. Remember his name. Let them know what you want to fish for, how you want to fish, your abilities and fishing experience as well as what really trips your trigger when it comes to fishing. Let the guide check your equipment, knots, leaders, tippet material, flies, rod and reel, etc. Don't be shy. Before you even leave the dock, go through the following exercise with your guide.

1.) Get on the casting platform, with rod in hand and review the basic "clock." 12 O'clock being the bow of the boat 6 O'clock being the stern, 9 O'clock is directly to port, while 3 O'clock is directly to starboard. It's imperative that you both have this straight. More than likely, your guide will call out fish in the following manner, "Tarpon at three o'clock, 60 feet, moving right to left."

2.) Still on the casting platform, strip out some Fly line and throw a short cast as the guide watches. Next, throw a medium cast. Lastly, throw a long cast. The guide now knows your casting abilities.

3.) If you have a problem seeing fish, let the guide know before you start fishing. Anything that you can relay to your guide concerning your abilities, your wants and needs, your dislikes and so on will make his job much easier and your fishing day more enjoyable.

4.) If your guide spots a fish and you do not see it, DO NOT cast until you see that fish. Point your rod out in front of you as if a pointer on a chalk board and have your guide direct your rod to where he sees the fish. Your guide might say, "3 o-clock , more right, keep going, keep going STOP!" this is where you should concentrate your vision and again DO NOT cast until you see the fish.

5.) Follow your guides instructions. Guys, I have found that the ladies, when learning how to Fly cast or fish, are the quickest learners... Why? Because they listen to the guide. LISTEN... If he says strip, STRIP!, stop, STOP!, set the hook SET IT! You'll see that by listening to your guide your success rate will increase substantially


** Yards vs. Meters

Make sure that you and your guide are talking the same language. That is, you may be thinking feet and yards and he may be thinking meters. One meter (39.37 inches) is very close to one yard.

Boats.- Our boats are local made, fiber glass “pangas”, with a Yamaha 40 HP outboard motor. Boats are well suited for fly-fishing, With a spacious and clean platform. comfortable to cross Ascension Bay, even in the tough days and with only 6 inches in the water we can get into any flat. They do such a good job that we have even export 4 of them to the United States.

Tackle List

For fly fishing we recommend to bring, at least, 3 rods: a seven for bonefish, and two 10's one to be ready for permit and one for tarpon. It's always good to have an extra seven just in case. At the Lodge we have rods & reels for rent at US$25.00 per day.

Flies.- You will see a complete flies list, we also have flies at the Lodge and a fly ting table, where you can share your secrets with your friends and also buy flies from Brian (your host). If you are going to buy select some blind charlies, get all colors available and ask for new designs. It's always good to present new stuff to those big and old bonefish. About permits the world is steel looking for the killer and effective fli. Of course bring crabs, light and heavy, shrimps, and sometimes the bonefish flies do the work.

Rates (USD) January 1st, 2007 - December 31st, 2007

            10% Discount January 6th through 31st and October 16th - December 18th
Discount June 16th through October 15th

1 nights
2 nights
2 nights
3 nights
3 nights
4 nights
5 nights
6 nights
7 nights
2 days fishing
2 days fishing
3 days fishing
3 days fishing
2 days fishing
3 days fishing
4 days fishing
5 days fishing
6 days
Double boat & room, pp $ 710.00 $ 970.00 $ 1,120.00 $ 1,380.00 $ 1,230.00 $ 1,640.00 $ 2,050.00 $ 2,460.00 $ 2,870.00
Single boat & room, pp $ 1,048.00 $ 1,376.00 $ 1,616.00 $ 1,944.00 $ 1,544.00 $ 2,112.00 $ 2,680.00 $ 3,248.00 $ 3,816.00
Couple rate (per couple) $ 1,420.00 $ 1,940.00 $ 2,240.00 $ 2,760.00 $ 2,460.00 $ 3,280.00 $ 4,100.00 $ 4,920.00 $ 5,740.00
Non fishing companion double occupancy double $ 310.00 $ 570.00 $ 520.00 $ 780.00 $ 830.00 $ 1,040.00 $ 1,250.00 $ 1,460.00 $ 1,670.00




Couple Rate = 1 Single plus one Non fishing companion.
If you live after fishing, add to the prior pack US$350.00 per boat per day
If you don't want to fish one day, deduct to the double rate US$175.00 per day or 350.00 to the single.
If you want to change fishing days for tours, disscount US$175.00 pp to the double rate and US$350.00 to the single rate




* Two per boat and room is designed for two anglers sharing room and boat. Price is for each angler.
** Single boat and rate is designed for those fishermen who desire a private room and boat.
*** Non fishing companion is designed for those who want a private boat and bring along a non-fishing companion, price is for companion. Extra day with boat and guide



  Package Includes

* Boat and guide.

* Three meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

* Accommodations in solar power cottages, with private bath and hot water.

* Transfer from and to the airport.

* National drinks beers and sodas.



  Not Included

* Airplane ticket and any other costs related.

* Gratuities,

* Tackle.

* Cellular phone is available. Calls are not included.

* Entrance fee to the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve $2.00 dollars or $20.00 pesos per person per day.



  Reservations 50% deposit, refundable less fee (20%), and 60 days prepayment.

Cancellations Before 30 days will be charged with 20% fee. Within 30 days non refundable except "force majour" will be reschedule.








For details


1-914-512-8876 ext 122
(9am - 5pm central time)

We accept cash, travelers checks & credit cards
Transportation available - extra fee applies