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Hosted Trip F ly f i s h i n g i n M e x i c o

A Barry & Cathy Beck Departure May 8 - 13, 2018 Grand Slam Lodge

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Mexico


Take Your Travel Experience Further: The Hosted Trip Difference Unparalleled Service and Knowledge Every Step of the Way Dear Traveler, The Punta Allen / Ascension Bay region has always been a mecca for fishermen as the Yucatan Peninsula draws tourists and anglers from around the world. At the end of the road at Punta Allen is Grand Slam Lodge. As the name indicates, this is the place to be for permit, bonefish, tarpon, snook and other shallow water species.

What to Expect

• Ascension Bay is one of the most acclaimed permit fisheries in the world. Bonefish, tarpon, snook, cuda and jacks are also available.

With the opening of the newly built Grand Slam Lodge, anglers now have the best of both worlds. Grand Slam is a beautiful tropical resort with plush accommodations, a swimming pool, and a beach for the non-angler and access literally around the corner to the flats of Ascension Bay. Experience bonefish, mangrove lined lagoons and edges for tarpon and snook, and the nearby reef and endless miles of ocean frontage for a variety of other saltwater species.

• Grand Slam Fishing Lodge is one of the finest flats fishing destination in the Caribbean. Comfortable accommodations, fresh cuisine and experienced guide all contribute to a memorable trip.

Miguel Encalada, owner of Tarpon Bay and manager at Grand Slam, has helped us choose the May dates. We took into consideration the moon and tides, as saltwater is always a risk because of so many variables a successful fishing trip. We feel confident that with just a little luck from Mother Nature, we’ll have a very good week.

• Ascension Bay offers a variety of fishing options. While the guides prefer to fish from the boat, there are plenty of areas that can be waded.

This trip can be easily dove-tailed with Campeche Tarpon Bay Hosted Trip, where we are for a few days following Grand Slam. So, if eight days of fishing sounds better than four, consider continuing on with us to Campeche. Refer to the respective itineraries for more details and pricing, and then give Frontiers a call.

Sincerely,

About the Lodge

Grand Slam Lodge: A premier property on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, experts and beginners will enjoy fishing the famed Ascension Bay waters. Located within the protected Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, with luxurious modern accommodations, experienced guides, eclectic fusion of Mexican and American food, and warm Mexican hospitality, Grand Slam Fishing Lodge is fast becoming a favorite for anglers and non-anglers alike.

Barry and Cathy Beck

About Barry & Cathy Beck Longtime Frontiers trip hosts and photographers, the Becks travel far and wide to follow their love for fly fishing and nature photography. Based in Pennsylvania, Barry and Cathy write books, host fly fishing departures, lead African photo safaris, and operate a stock photography business. The Becks are well-known in the fishing, photography, and travel industries, and possess a stellar reputation for their skill, knowledge, and expertise born out of a 20 year career. Their most recent books include Cathy Beck’s Fly Fishing Handbook, now in its third edition; Fly Waters Near and Far, a coffee table book of photographs, and a soon-to-be-released book on Alaska.


Proposed Itinerary for Grand Slam Lodge May 8 - 13, 2018

Tuesday, May 8

Depart US for Cancun, Mexico. You will be met at the airport and transferred to the lodge via a ground transfer to the Ultimo Maya Pier where your guide will be waiting to complete the transfer to the lodge via the inside waterway.

Wednesday, May 9 - Saturday, May 12

Enjoy four days of guided fishing on the waters of Ascension Bay. After a hardy breakfast, you’ll head out to fish the renowned waters of Ascension Bay. The guides fish from the traditional Mexican panga, which offers a large casting area with an optional leaning bar and lots of room for comfort. From crystal clear shallow flats to the deeper 3 - 4 foot flats where the larger bones and permit roam, your guide will offer plenty of different fishing options during the course of your day, whether it is fishing from the boat or wading the white hard sand flats.

Sunday, May 13

Depart the Lodge for Campeche for the second half of the trip or for the airport for your flight home. Extended stays at Grand Slam are welcome.

*Itinerary subject to change


Rates

Grand Slam Lodge* Double occupancy / shared guide: $3,152.50 Single occupancy are available upon request. Inclusions: Beachfront accommodations, guided fishing, all meals, fishing license, round trip Cancun ground/water transfer and all Mexican taxes. Exclusions: International flights to Cancun, guide and staff gratuities, bar tab and items of a personal nature. Deposits payment refund policy: A non-refundable deposit of 50 percent of the land cost is due at time of reservation. Balance payable at time of final land package invoicing. Final / full payment is also nonrefundable unless client replacement is provided. *Rates subject to change.

Extend Your Trip

This trip can be extended along side either of the following departure: • Campeche Tarpon Bay: May 13 - 18, 2018

Your Airline Connection

In addition to providing a superior experience while you’re fishing in Mexico, the Airline Department at Frontiers can coordinate all of your travel logistics to and from Santiago.

Frontiers Contact Our team of highly specialized agents coordinate every last detail of your trip. For this hosted departure, please contact:

Bob Artzberger

Mexico Program Manager Toll-free: 1-800-245-1950 Phone: 724-935-1577 bartzberger@frontierstravel.com


United States Office 600 Warrendale Rd., Gibsonia, PA 15044 Toll-free 1-800-245-1950 Phone 724-935-1577 Fax 724-935-5388 Email info@frontierstravel.com Website www.frontierstravel.com

European Office Kennet Cottage, Kempsford Gloucestershire, GL7 4EQ, England Tel +44 (0)845 299 6212 Fax +44 (0) 1285 700 322 Email info@frontierstrvl.co.uk Website www.frontierstrvl.co.uk

The air holidays and flights in this brochure are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is ATOL 3315

Copyright © 2016. Frontiers International Travel. All rights reserved.

The air holidays and flights in this brochure are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is ATOL 3315. Copyright © 2017. Frontiers International Travel. All rights reserved.

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