Charles S. Group June 2016

Brandon´s Group from TX: June 2015

Craig´s Group from CO August 2015

John´s May 2015 Trip

The Atoll

THE BONEFISH ATOLL OF MEXICO
"In 1997, the atoll was protected and titled as a Marine Park, by the Mexican environmental authority giving it the benefit of having a core zone where commercial fishing is forbidden, thus the abundance of marine life that remains
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Located nearly 70 miles North offshore from the Yucatan mainland, this atoll is shaped by a system of five islands, shallow sandbars, and coral heads circled in a bean-shape of 20 miles long and 5 miles wide.  Most of the islands have a wadable skirt of  2-5 ft deep flats and or grass patches. Some others have a 80 to 120 ft drop just a couple of steps off the beach. Due to the geographical conditions, this atoll is good habitat for all sort of specie that likes to feed on the shrimp, crabs and baitfish that make the sand and coral home during the tidal change. Yes, Bonefish, Permit and Tarpon (Large Migratory Tarpon are supposed to be around). Snook and Baby Tarpon are  not on this list due to the high salinity and non-sheltering environment provided by the present marine structures.

It is both a nesting sight for many types of sea birds as well as a prime turtle nesting sight.  In fact, at times turtle nests can virtually cover the islands.  Care must be taken where and when people walk. That is why we try to limit the number of people in each group.


Only one island is inhabited, with the lighthouse keeper and a marine park research unit having their base camps there. Being that far from mainland, the length of stay is limited to the supplies one can carry on the vessel. The atoll only visited in the summer by recreational Yachters who mainly are into sport fishing for deepwater species. The main concerns about a pleasant cruise and stay would be wind, shade and ice. The lower the winds the more comfortable the cruise, and the longer we can keep the ice for food and drinks the longer the stay we can handle. Our logistic has taken care of supplies calculations and we now run hassle free programs.

 

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SAFETY FIRST

All our trips are driven by capable and professional personnel including boat Captain, 1st Mate and Well Expertised Fishing Guides. However, the wild nature always dictates different rules that commit us to anticipate the events. The safety equipment in all trips consist in: SPOT SATELLITE MESSENGER DEVICES, SATELLITE PHONE, FIRST AID KIT, LIFE VESTS, FIRE EXTINGUISHER, MARINE VHF RADIO, PORTABLE VHF WATERPROOF RADIOS, IN-LAND SUPPORT CONTACT PERSONNEL TO COORDINATE COMMUNICATIONS, EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION PROCEDURES, AGREEMENTS WITH ON-CAMP NAVY MEDICAL FIRST RESPONSE SERVICE AND LIGHTHOUSE SHORTWAVE RADIO.