Press Release (ePRNews.com) - ISLA HOLBOX, Mexico - Jul 07, 2016 - Tackling a trophy-size Tarpon lures fishing aficionados to Isla Holbox. Others angle to snorkel with and photograph whale sharks, or sea kayak or horseback ride on the beach, or head off-island to explore the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza.
Everyone who comes to Isla Holbox (http://holboxflyfishing.com/holbox/) appreciates island life and a beach that frequents international top-ten lists. While there’s a vibrant tourist scene, there are no high-rises and no cars. Local fishermen and their families, numbering around 1,500, share stories of the one that got away as visitors zip around in golf carts on this sun-and-sand vacation paradise near the Mexican Riviera – without the crowds. The island’s flair for laid-back sophistication and romance, plus its reputation as one of the world’s premier Tarpon fisheries, would do Papa Hemingway proud.
A hospitality company synonymous with sport fishing, adventure travel lodges and bear watching in Alaska, Great Alaska Adventures (http://www.greatalaska.com/), shares the fun of world-class line and fly fishing for sports fish off the doorstep of its strategically located Holbox Fly Fishing Lodge (http://holboxflyfishing.com/). Here up to 10 guests are privileged at any given time to enjoy European service and the let’s-walk-to-dinner fun of discovering yet another local eatery each evening.
Holbox Fly Fishing Lodge accommodation and activities packages include a daily continental breakfast and complimentary signature hors d’oeuvres each evening. Lunches are arranged for fishing and other excursions. To support the local economy, the lodge encourages guests to dine evenings at the eclectic mix of restaurants – think Italian, Mexican, French and Mediterranean – a five-minute walk away. The lodge also employs only local guides who underscore the importance of the catch-and-release fishing program.
Peak season when trophy-size giant Tarpon reveal themselves is from May through September. The popular winter season featuring fun-to-catch “baby” tarpon is October through April. Lodge packages (http://holboxflyfishing.com/holbox-fly-fishing-trips-and-…) may include full days of fishing and other activities. For example, a seven day/six night Trophy Tarpon Classic includes accommodation and lodge offerings plus six days of fishing with boat, guide and spin fishing gear. Fly fishing gear can be rented. The per person, double rate in peak season is $3,495 and in the winter season is $2,695. If someone goes out solo there’s a $200 a day single supplement. If one companion chooses not to fish, a Beach Bum rate of $200 per day in peak season and $100 in winter applies.
A Couple’s Combo combines Tarpon fishing and Holbox Island adventures that can include horseback riding on the beach, kayaking the mangrove lagoons and enjoying beach-side massages. Swimming with the whale sharks is offered as an optional activity for an additional fee from June through September. A five day/four night per person double rate is $1,995 in peak season and $1,895 in winter.
Arrangements can be made for one party to book the entire lodge in the winter season. For details please see http://holboxflyfishing.com/holbox-house-rental/
The island is just off the north coast of the Yucatán Peninsula (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yucat%C3%A1n_Peninsula) where an incredible variety of fish travel from the open waters of the Caribbean Sea to the protected waters of the Gulf of Mexico. As the Silver King or large trophy Tarpon migrate, they feed on the prolific baitfish located just offshore, making them prime targets for fly and spin fishing enthusiasts. Birders also consider this a privileged locale for observing migratory species of birds.
While the International Game Fish Assn. has recorded a 286-pound Tarpon, an average Silver King, with legendary strength and stamina, weighs between 70 and 100 pounds. Tarpon of up to 40 pounds are plentiful year round when casting in the mostly protected waters of the mangrove lagoons. As a guide poles a boat through the shallow water, guests spot groups of fish and cast to them. Along with the Baby Tarpon, Jack Crevalle, Snook and Barracuda more readily take flies, making each day different from the last.
The island is a 2.5-hour drive in a private van from Cancun to Chiquila where guests travel for 30 minutes by a small private boat to the island and the door of Holbox Fly Fishing Lodge. Manager Luciano is always happy to advise on where to dine and shop. For details on programs on Isla Holbox, please see a recently revamped website: http://holboxflyfishing.com/.
For information on programs in Alaska,please see http://www.greatalaska.com/. The telephone number is 866-411-2327 (outside the US please call (360) 697 6454) and the email address is greatalaska@GreatAlaska.com.
About Great Alaska Adventures
One particular love affair with Alaska began 40 years ago. Since then a venture that began as a fishing lodge has morphed into Great Alaska Adventures. Laurence John, Principal and Founder, son Kent John, and partner Kathy Haley, an Alaska native, have grown a sport fishing enterprise into opportunities for diverse adventure travel on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula, just 20 minutes by plane from Anchorage. The company is recognized as an industry leader by virtue of its world-class offerings of trips: sport fishing, bear viewing, family safaris, multi-sport adventures, eagle float trips, Kenai Fjords nature cruises, photo safaris and more. When guests asked where they could travel with the company in Alaska’s cold months, the company responded by creating programs on Isla Holbox in Mexico.
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