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Address: Holbox Island, Mexico
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Caught a couple of tarpon, learned a lot and had a great time

Carlos was a wonderful guide! We left bright and early, headed out to wherever the fish were biting and the lunches were delicious. We had a great time and went out a couple days... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2017
Shawn S
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Reviewed 19 February 2017

Carlos was a wonderful guide! We left bright and early, headed out to wherever the fish were biting and the lunches were delicious. We had a great time and went out a couple days in a row because of it AND we were there at low season time. They were honest with us about it being low season and reduced... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 6 August 2016

The owner, Alejandro Vega Cruz ("Mr Sandflea"), is a legend in the fly fishing world. He has been featured in several films and many fly fishing articles. He has had some serious medical problems and seldom guides personally now, but he has a staff of excellent guides, and he manages the business closely. I fished there two days in April... More 

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3 reviews
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Reviewed 21 July 2016

I just got back from Holbox and OMG the people there are so GREAT now back to the fishing i met Mr sand flea and told him the skill level i was and he hooked me up with Valentine it was kinda windy but this man went way beyond to get me on some fish he worked with me on... More 

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Kirkland, Washington
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Reviewed 12 April 2016

This was a bucket list item for my partner so in doing research Mr. SandFlea's name came up (Alejandro is his actual name) . Through email we worked out logistics, he provided licenses, equipment and everything needed for a successful fishing adventure. The day before our fishing day he met us at our hotel (on time) and reviewed expectations and... More 

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Akumal, Mexico
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61 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2015

There is no better fly fishing guide operation in the northern Yucatan than Captian Alejando Vega Cruz fondly known as Sandflea. This guide service is known for producing the Grand Slam of fishing, bone, permit, tarpon and snook. The best thing that I can say is Alejandro knows how to hunt fish which is crucial to fishing success. His operation... More 

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Lander, Wyoming
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

My wife and I fished with two different guides. They were both excellent in their ability to get us into tarpon. They worked very hard poling the boat and positioning us in relation to the wind. We both caught tarpon and missed/didn't land many others. I caught a 20 lb tarpon. Our guides were Carlos and Beto. We fished the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

What an incredible experience! I have done several exotic fishing trips and I would highly recommend this experience. The guides are fabulous, very skilled, accommodating and great personalities. Can't wait to go back next year. Gracias Alejandro!

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Thank Garson H
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

I have great help from Mr Sandflea Alejandro Vega Cruz who is the ultimate guide for Tarponfishing but he was busy with two guys from Google Earth. But I was guided by two guides instead, Alberto and Valentin. Unfortunately we were surprised by a tropical storm and were forced to get back to land. I missed some Tarpons because to... More 

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Rolla, Missouri
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2014

The Holbox Tarpon Club is the place for tarpon on Holbox. Alejandro Vega (Senior Sandflea) is a world class guide who can always find tarpon. And the experience is more like fishing with a friend. I have fished with him 5 times in the last couple of years and have booked him for 3 days coming up this season.

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1 Thank Tom S
Billings, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2014

Alejandro put us on tarpon for 2 days straight. Super fun. Best fisherman in the Yucatan! 2nd trip down there to fish we him and he is the man.

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