The Campeche fishing area is really comprised of 2 distinct eco systems that hold juvenile tarpon. The “Los Petenes” National Park is a massive mangrove estuary located just outside the city that stretches for hundreds of miles to the north. This mangrove forest is dotted with countless bays, lagoons and creeks that all hold juvenile tarpon. When fishing this pristine mangrove shoreline guests will have the opportunity to site casting to cruising tarpon in the 5 to 20 pound range. These fish may be found rolling, but more than likely they will be hugging the mangrove shoreline in search of an easy meal. Snook are not uncommon in this area, as are large jack crevalle, up to 25 pounds. The second eco system in the Campeche region is a vast series of grass flats that stretch for thousands of square miles to the north and south of town. These grass flats range in anywhere from 2 to 8 feet of water and extend up to 20 miles off shore. Holding an astonishing array of shrimp and minnows, the grass flats serve as a feeder system for juvenile tarpon to grow fat on, before they grow large enough to head out to deeper water to begin the initial stages of their migration pattern. Most of the fish found feeding on the grass beds will be seen either rolling or fining on the surface.
Regardless of which environment the tarpon are being fished in, all the tarpon encountered in the waters around Campeche will generally not exceed 25 pounds. Once they reach 25 pounds or so, the fish move offshore to begin the second phase of their lives. The runs from the marina out to the fishing grounds are anywhere from 5 to 40 minutes, depending on where your guide is planning on fishing that day.
BOATS AND EQUIPMENT
23 foot Mexican pangas powered by 60 to 90 two stroke engines. The skiffs have rod holders and generous non slip casting platforms.
There are a couple of ways to get into and out of Campeche from the US, but by far the easiest way is flying into Mexico City (airport code MEX) and then flying on Aero Mexico direct to Campeche (airport code CPE). There are a couple of flights per day from Mexico City to Campeche and once you arrive, the Campeche Airport is about a 10 minute drive to your hotel. This is how the majority of our guests fishing Campeche opt to arrive and depart when fishing Campeche. Another fairly easy option is to fly into and out of Merida (airport code MID), and then driving the 1.45 hours from Merida to Campeche. For both the Campeche and Merida arrival/departure options, round trip airport shuttle service is included in the price and will likely be handled by Raul, our old friend who owns the fishing operation. Another option, although far less attractive, is to fly in and out through Cancun, which then entails a 7 hour drive each way on your arrival and departure days. This Cancun option entails a significant round trip shuttle cost which is not included in the price of the trip. If this is the route you chose to come in and out through, please inquire about the round trip shuttle costs before booking your flights.
Slipstream is a full service travel company that can handle a variety of services relating to your trip. For assistance, please contact us directly at 1 866 644-7703.
RATES FOR 2024
7/6 $4,350 USD DBL
6/5 $3,800 USD DBL
5/4 $3,250 USD DBL
4/3 $2450, USD DBL
7/6 $5,800 USD SGL
6/5 $5,200 USD SGL
5/4 $4,400 USD SGL
4/3 $3,800 USD SGL
- MEX - Campeche
- year round
- Juvenile tarpon…
- 8 rods per week. guests
- Wifi: Yes
- Language: English/Spanish
- Physicality: Low
- CC Payment at Facility : Yes
SEASON OF OPERATION
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE LOGISTICS
INCLUDED IN PRICE
- Round ground transfer in private shuttle airport-hotel-airport at selected airports CME-MID-CPE. Surcharge may apply to CUN airport (see transportation link on the main menu for visual reference).
- Accomodations. All rooms have A/C, TV, wireless internet, daily maid service
- Daily Breakfast “Fishermen BUFFET”
- Daily Transportation hotel-marina-hotel if needed.
- Guided Fishing Charter for selected number of days with unlimited gasoline for long range days.
- Ice chest with sodas, plenty of bottled water, beer, chocolate bars
- On Board Lunch
- Fishing License for the number of days of booked fishing
- Reservoir Los Petenes entrance & usage fee
- Proportional aboard Insurance coverage fee
- Use of our flies / lures
- Service and Sales Tax
NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE
- Gratuities for guides and hotel staff
- Alcohol, other than beer with lunch
- Fishing gear
- Round trip airfare from your point of departure
TRAVEL DOCUMENTS REQUIRED
American, EU and Canadian citizens require a passport valid for at least six months after date of entry, along with a return ticket. You must supply proof of citizenship to obtain a Mexican Tourist Card and to enter the country. The Tourist Card application is issued at the ticket counter by airlines that fly into Mexico. Just fill it out while in flight and present it along with your proof of citizenship to the immigration officials when you arrive in Mexico City or Cancun. For proof of citizenship you can use only a valid passport (check expiration date). The tourist card will be checked at your first point of entry. The immigration official will retain one copy and give you the other, which you must surrender at the airline ticket counter when you check in for your return flight. Keep your copy (Tourist Card) in your possession during your stay in Mexico. No visas or inoculations are required for U.S, Canadian or EU citizens. A Mexican departure tax is payable at the airport when leaving Mexico. Some airlines include this as a prepaid part of your ticket. Please check with us or your travel agent or carrier to verify this.