Located at the southern end of Ascension Bay in the heart of the 1.3 million acre Sian Ka’an biosphere preserve, Casa Blanca has established itself as Mexico’s premier saltwater fly fishing destination. For nearly fifteen years Casa Blanca has mesmerized anglers with its endless expanses of turquoise flats and its exceptional service. The fly fishing guides here are among the most experienced anywhere, and many have dedicated the majority of their lives to learning the subtle intricacies of this prolific fishery. In addition to bonefish, tarpon and permit, anglers can fly fish for numerous other species, including snook, barracuda, snapper and jacks, making this the ultimate destination for anglers keen on variety. Remarkably, the fly fishing in Ascension Bay is actually improving due to the biosphere’s protected status and a growing conservation ethic among its inhabitants. Whether you are a seasoned angler in search of permit, or a novice intent upon landing your very first bonefish, you will be eager to revisit year after year. For those who want the same great Ascension Bay fly fishing with non-angling companions or family members, we suggest Playa Blanca. Located just nine miles south of Casa Blanca, Playa Blanca offers a more intimate setting, a wonderful beach, Mayan ruins, and a wide range of outdoor activities. Packages vary in length and include a private air charter flight to the island once Cancun is reached.
Casa Blanca is located on the southern end of Ascension Bay on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula.
Located on the northern tip of a private island in the heart of the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve at the southern end of Ascension Bay, Casa Blanca is considered the region’s premier Yucatan fly fishing destination. The fishery focuses on sight fishing for bonefish, permit, and tarpon, but snook, snapper, jacks and barracuda are also present. The majority of the fly fishing is done from 16 foot Dolphin Skiffs. Wade fishing is also possible in some areas. If you want to wade be sure to tell your guide and they will help make this happen as much as possible. Catch and release fly fishing is practiced for all of the primary species. Casa Blanca provides the region’s most experienced fly fishing guides who are well suited to helping both beginning and expert anglers alike.
Accommodations and Meals:
Casa Blanca lodge has an ideal private setting and features a main bar and dining area, comfortable outdoor lounge and eleven guest rooms. All rooms have large baths, ceiling fans, plenty of storage room and air conditioning. Nine of the rooms are situated in a row facing the beach and two are separate bungalows closer to the lagoon. While they are all great, our favorite rooms are 5,6, 9,10 and 11.
Breakfast and dinner are a wonderful mix of continental and Mexican fare and are expertly prepared by the lodge host and a local chef. Lunches are also wonderfully diverse and each day anglers choose from numerous options at the do-it-yourself lunch bar. The staff is warm, hospitable and always looking for ways to be of service to guests. Anglers and non-anglers may also enjoy a professional massage at an additional cost during their stay as well.
Day 1: Arrive Cancun. Take charter flight to island.
Days 2 – 7: Six full days guided fishing.
Day 8: Depart island for Cancun and points beyond.
Typical Daily Schedule:
5:30 AM: Coffee ready
6:00 AM – 7:00 AM: Breakfast
7:30 AM – 3:30 PM: Fish*
5:30P M: Pre-dinner appetizers
7:30 PM: Dinner
*Guides fish eight hours a day, including travel time. If you want a longer day please tell your guide first thing in the morning how much longer you want to fish and tell him you will compensate him for his extra time. We recommend approximately $10 per hour.
Arrival Information: To get to Casa Blanca, you will need to make flight arrangements to Cancun, Mexico. From there, the lodge will provide an air-charter to fly you directly to the lodge.
Getting to the Lodge: If you arrive Cancun the day you are scheduled to arrive at the lodge you will be met by a lodge representative in the Arrival Lobby after clearing customs. The representative will arrange for you and your baggage to be transferred to the General Aviation Terminal by car. You will then board a plane and take a charter flight (approximately 50 minutes) directly to the Casa Blanca airstrip.
Departure Information: On your departure day you will take a charter back to Cancun after breakfast.
2018 Rates: $4,441-$4,748 per person for a 7 night/6 day package
Included: Air charter from Cancun to the lodge, deluxe seaside accommodations, all meals, non-bottled beverages, guided fishing & boat beverages, and use of all recreational equipment.
Not Included: Airfare to Cancun, accommodations/meals/transfers in Cancun, alcoholic beverages, phone service, gratuities, flies, laundry and departure taxes. Any flight changes received less than 72 hours prior to arrival may incur an extra charter fee.
Species: Bonefish, permit, tarpon, barracuda, snook, jacks
Season: February to May (High Season); October to December (Low Season)
Capacity: 20 anglers
Map: Cancun, Mexico
Time: UTC/GMT -5 hours. Daylight Savings Time observed.