Cedros Outdoor Adventures
Help Center

Fishing

We put a maximum of three people per 26’–27’ open panga. If you prefer to fish two persons per panga, we can arrange that for a surcharge of $50 (per person per day) or a single person on a panga for a surcharge of $125 per day.

We are proud of our safety record. Our pangas are operated by highly experienced local fishermen from Cedros. Our boats are licensed for use in tourism. We always carry communication devices and let others know about our destination and schedule. Most fishing is done within a few miles from the island, and for hiking and other activities on other parts of the island, we travel near the coast. Life jackets are provided.

Cedros Fishing and Ecotour boat outings are from 6 a.m.–4 p.m. on full days.. We provide lunch to eat on the boats, since sometimes the fishing grounds are not close to town. However you can choose to go out for shorter periods, depending on the preferences of others in your panga.

We offer free Seeker, I-Rod, and Daiwa rods to our clients. Use our rods and save on plane weight. Bring your own reels, or rent ours for $10 per day. 

Keep in mind that if you bring your own rods on the plane you must remove reels from rods, and remove rods from their holders. We recommend that you protect the tips with cloth or foam. Cloth or foam from Home Depot and Lowes used for pipe insulation works perfectly and is inexpensive. Make sure to bundle no more than two of the rods together.

Most people prefer to bring their own gear, but if you would rather save the weight, we offer Seeker rods and rent reels at $10 per day. You can bring your own jigs, rapalas, leads, and hooks. There is also a small tackle store on Cedros Island with a few selected and locally tested jigs, rapalas, leads, hooks, lines, etc.

Go here for in-depth recommendations of what gear to bring.

Our packages include fileting and vacuum-sealing your fish. We then freeze it until your departure. We recommend that you bring soft coolers for transporting your fish home. We try to also have cooler bags on the island for sale. The cargo capacity of the plane from Cedros Island limits each guest to about 70 pounds of gear and fish upon return. Please plan to travel light!

Lodging

Each room at our Baja Magic Lodge has sliding doors opening onto the deck with panoramic ocean views. Each room has a private bathroom with a shower, hot water, toilet, and sink. There is free wifi in all the rooms. The rooms all have either 2 or 3 beds (extra long doubles, or queen sized) with high quality mattresses and linens on solid wood platforms. We have four rooms upstairs and four on the first level. If you have a problem climbing stairs please let us know and we will put you in a downstairs room.

Visit our accommodations page to learn more.

Yes! A trail from the lodge leads to a private, rocky beach just a five-minute walk away. There is also a public beach near the jetty, also an easy five-minute walk. The beach is sandy, and easy to get in and out of for swimming or snorkeling.

Our company’s policy on illegal drugs is “zero tolerance.” Please do not attempt to bring, request, sell, or buy any illegal drugs while on one of our trips.

Dining

The lodge food is fresh, delicious and nutritious. We bring food (including plenty of fresh produce) from the mainland to supplement the local seafood. The food service is fully customizable. If you don’t like the main course, you can request substitutions or additional food at any time. See our accommodations page for more information on the food we serve.

We accommodate specialized diets: gluten free, vegetarian, vegan, diabetic etc., if you let us know your needs ahead of time. Our staff are friendly and the kitchen is at your disposal! If you have any problems or requests during your stay, just ask! We will do our best to accommodate you.

We do not provide or sell alcohol at the lodge, but you can purchase it on the island. If you would like wine or a specific kind of liquor, you can bring it with you.

Visitor Info

Cedros has most services available such as internet, cell phone coverage, markets, pharmacy, police and government services. There is NO bank or ATM, however.

There is a small tackle store on Cedros Island with a few selected and locally tested jigs, rapalas, leads, hooks, lines, etc.

(GPS 28 05′ 27″ N – 115 11′ 13″ W)

Cedros Island has a desert climate, meaning you will typically have hot sun during the day, and cooler temps at night. There can be fog in the morning, but it usually burns off quickly. There can be cool breezes at any time. Rain is rare except for during the occasional tropical storm or hurricane in the fall months. For the most recent updates on surf, wind and precipitation, we use the below websites in combination, which helps accuracy in evaluating rain, wind, swell, since some are more specific. They have detailed hourly forecasts.

While Cedros Island is typically sunny, it can experience tropical storms or hurricanes in the fall months. As a courtesy, if  COA has to cancel your trip due to dangerous weather or multi-day port closure on Cedros Island, we will give you the option to rebook your trip for the same season. However, if this does not work out with your schedule and you needed to rebook for a future season, you will lose your $900 deposit. We strongly recommend trip insurance to protect this portion of your investment.

Planning Your Trip

We recommend bringing quick-dry shorts or pants, sunscreen, lip balm, sandals or wet shoes, and a windbreaker, long-sleeve shirt, or sweatshirt in case it gets windy. When you’re on the water you may want sun-protective shirts, hats, and buffs.

Check out our downloadable packing list for a full summary of what you should bring.

Yes, each person who will be fishing needs to get a one week Mexican fishing license before arriving at the island. You can purchase online yourself here.

Contact customer support here:

  • Spanish (612) 123-3807
  • English +1 (805) 857-9349
  • email: permisos.fonmar@gmail.com

You don’t need to bring pesos unless you plan to buy something in Cedros Town (such as alcohol or t-shirts). COA accepts dollars on the island, and our staff will be happy to accept either for tips. You will want some form of cash since there are no ATMs on the island. Businesses accept dollars, but you will get a better value for pesos. If you decide to bring pesos, you can often order them from your bank or you can exchange them along S. San Ysidro Blvd., a few miles from CBX.

Yes. Travel insurance can protect against loss due to travel interruptions out of the control of COA and which COA will NOT reimburse, including but not limited to work, illness, or other personal emergencies, acts of God, inclement weather, travel restrictions placed by the US or Mexican governments, etc.

 

PLEASE NOTE OUR CANCELLATION POLICY: 

  • Deposits are non-refundable, and within 60 days of departure, non-transferable.
  • Other payments are transferable to a future trip, up to 60 days before departure.
  • As a courtesy, if  COA has to cancel your trip due to dangerous weather or multi-day port closure on Cedros Island, we will give you the option to rebook your trip for the same season. However, if this does not work out with your schedule and you need to rebook for a future season, you will lose your $900 deposit. For this and all of the reasons mentioned, we strongly recommend trip insurance to protect your investment.

If traveling with a minor, please review the requirements for minors to travel to another country from the Department of Homeland Security here. As of March 2023, the travel requirements are:

  • Child’s passport or Trusted Traveler Program document for U.S. entry
  • If you are escorting a minor child without the parents, have a letter from both parents indicating that you have permission to travel with the minor.
  • If the child is accompanied by only one parent, the parent should have a note from the child’s other parent. For example, “I acknowledge that my wife/husband is traveling out of the country with my son/daughter. He/She has my permission to do so.”
  • If a single parent has sole custody, a copy of the court custody document can replace a letter from the other parent.

Most people prefer to bring their own gear, but if you would rather save the weight, we offer Seeker rods and rent reels at $10 per day. You can bring your own jigs, rapalas, leads, and hooks. There is also a small tackle store on Cedros Island with a few selected and locally tested jigs, rapalas, leads, hooks, lines, etc.

Go here for in-depth recommendations of what gear to bring.

We offer free Seeker, I-Rod, and Daiwa rods to our clients. Use our rods and save on plane weight. Bring your own reels, or rent ours for $10 per day. 

Keep in mind that if you bring your own rods on the plane you must remove reels from rods, and remove rods from their holders. We recommend that you protect the tips with cloth or foam. Cloth or foam from Home Depot and Lowes used for pipe insulation works perfectly and is inexpensive. Make sure to bundle no more than two of the rods together.

Here are the suggested tips:

  • $40-$80 to the lodge and kitchen staff
  • $40-$80 to the dock and transport staff
  • $100-$200 to the boat captain
 
Please note: If you are short on cash, we can charge the tips on your credit card. Our hardworking staff thanks you!

 

Yes. Visas can be obtained online or at the CBX terminal. You will receive instructions in your itinerary before departure.

STILL FISHING FOR ANSWERS?