Cozumel FlatsLocated approximately 50 miles south of the famous resort of Cancun lies the island of Cozumel. World renowned as a diving, leisure island, Cozumel offers some of the best sport-fishing opportunities in the Caribbean.
Cozumel has become a dream destination for nature lovers and divers all around the world. Cozumel has only one town called San Miguel on the west side of the Island where all the hotels and resorts are located. On the east side you will find the turquoise blue water of the Atlantic Ocean.
Cozumel has some wonderful flats fishing for bonefish, tarpon, permit, snook, barracuda and jacks. It's the bonefish that is most prolific on the surrounding flats of Cozumel, offering classic sight fishing to the fly fisherman or spin fisherman. The bonefish in the Yucatan average 3 pounds, with a big fish weighing up to 6 pounds. From March to September you can find big permit weighing in at 25 pounds.
Now that Cozumel has become a popular cruise destination, it’s not uncommon for guests on board the cruise ships to take a day to go flats fishing with our local guides, which can be arranged quite easily. Just give us a call when you know when your ship will arrive in port and we will take care of everything for you.
Also, it’s not uncommon for guests to stay in the resort area of the Mayan Riviera, on the mainland side, south of Cancun. If you are staying in Playa del Carmen and want to flats fish with us, we will have you take the first passenger ferry boat of the morning, where you will be met by our guide, taken to get your fishing license and then driven to the marina where your boat and guide await you for your day of guided flats fishing on the Cozumel flats. Most of the fishing out of Cozumel is done on foot, wading the flats.