Itinerary: Premium Guide Service Package

We want to make this a GREAT trip for you. Please carefully review the information below to ensure an easy & safe trip. Legal and safety regulations are in red.

Your Flight:

NEW IN 2022  -THe CBX process has changed. Please click the below link for detailed instructions. Click here: CBX Instructions 2022

Prepare for Departure 

Make sure you are carrying the documents needed for travel:

Boarding Pass: We will send you two boarding passes for 2 or 3 days before your flight. Please print this as you will need to get through the CBX terminal. IT MUST BE PRINTED and please keep your return boarding pass in a safe place.

Mexican fishing license you need to purchase prior to your trip. Here is a link to buy your fishing license online: How to get a Mexican Fishing License

If you have an issue with your license please contact:
Customer Support: English +1 (805) 857-9349   email:

A valid passport that does not expire within 6 months of your trip return date. Passport cards are NOT valid for international flights.

Adults traveling with minors: Must have copies of both parents’ passports and a signed consent letter from any non-attending parent stating their permission for a minor child to travel into Mexico. The form: MENORES

Travel Visa FMM: You can get your FMM at CBX, or you can get it online.

Link to the FMM Website: If you are crossing via CBX you are crossing “BY LAND.”

The below document will walk you through the correct answers for your FMM.
View FMM Questions.docx

You will be asked to fill out a health form: here is a copy of it for your reference.

Arrival at CBX:

CBX Address: 2745 Otay Pacific Drive, San Diego, CA 92154

Directions to CBX

CBX Parking

CBX Instructions 2022

Remember, you CAN NOT bring illegal drugs OR marijuana (or any products containing cannabis or THC) into or out of Mexico! 

You may be subject to search by military personnel, border patrol, and/or drug-sniffing dogs when you clear customs coming and going and at Cedros Island. Medical marijuana cards are NOT valid in Mexico. Bringing marijuana products or any illegal substances would put you, the pilot, and the plane at terrible risk. DON’T DO IT. 

Pack and weigh your gear: 

Please bring 2 lightweight cooler bags to bring your fish home. 

  • Keep the weight of your gear is 35-40 lbs. 
  • Suggested Breakdown:
    • 5 lbs. clothes and personal items,
    • 25 lbs. for fishing gear. If you choose wisely, this should be sufficient.
  • You will get enough weight on your return to bring back fish. The amount you get to bring back depends on the total weight of your particular flight. The less gear you bring, the more fish you can bring home. 

Tips to reduce weight:

  • We will provide sinkers, so you don’t have to pack those.
  • We have Seeker rods that are free for you to use. If you want specifics on the gear, email 
  • The lists of recommended Cedros gear on our website will help bring you in underweight & with everything else you need.
  • Recent fishing reports will tell you what species are biting on and on what.
  • Please use small soft bags (backpacks or duffels), which can be accommodated easily. Small, lightweight, hard-sided tackle boxes are also fine.

Arrival at Cedros:

 You will be met at the airport by our staff and taken to Baja Magic Lodge, our private oceanfront lodge

  • At the lodge, you will drop off your luggage and get ready to fish. The cooks will have a lunch of quesadillas and guacamole ready for you. If you would like something different, let us know ahead of time, and we’ll have it ready.
    • Fishing! As soon as you eat and get your gear ready, you can go out to fish. If the plane runs late and you can’t go out on the first day, we will try to compensate for your fishing time by arranging extra hours on the regular days and/or the morning of the last day of the trip if possible. BE SURE TO CARRY YOUR FISHING LICENSE ON THE BOATS WITH YOU AT ALL TIMES. Here is a link to instructions on how to buy your fishing license:
  • 6:30 p.m. – Dinner and relaxing. 

Your Stay at Baja Magic Lodge:

  • Melanie and Jose are the owners, and one of them will usually be at the lodge during the summer months. Umberto (aka Guero) is the fishing services manager. If you have any questions or concerns, please let one of us know immediately. We want your stay to be enjoyable.
  • Breakfast and dinner are served family-style, and our cooks are great. If you have any dietary restrictions, please make sure to let us know in advance since much of our food is flown in. For any last-minute requests, let us know, and we’ll do our best to accommodate you. All produce is washed in drinking water and an iodine solution. The drinking water is purified by reverse osmosis. However, if you are still concerned about your stomach, many people recommend taking probiotic supplements before and during travel to foreign countries.
  • For breakfast, the cooks prepare big, hot meals. Cereal and fruit are also available. Breakfast is normally at 5:30, and you leave for fishing at 6:00 am. If you would rather have your breakfast prepared at a different time or go out fishing later, just let us know.
  • Lunch: we prepare lunches to go for the boats. You also have the option of coming back to the lodge if you are fishing nearby. Lunch options include burritos, sandwiches, fruit, granola bars, chips, etc. You should fill out the lunch order form each night at dinner to let us know what you want for lunch the next day.
  • Dinners: The menu for each night is posted in the kitchen in the morning. If you want more details or prefer something else, let us know. Dinner is at about 6:30, after fishing, and usually includes soup, an entree, veggies or a salad, and dessert. If you would like the cooks to prepare any of your fish, just ask! Yellowtail or calico sashimi style with soy and wasabi is a popular option. We also have a barbeque grill.
  • Days 2-5: You can fish up to 12 hours (6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.) each full day you’re on the island. If you want to fish less than that, just ask your driver to bring you in when you’re ready. You can take a siesta and go back out again. It’s up to you and the others in your panga boat. The pangeros are local, and most do not speak English. They are very experienced and know what to do, but if you have trouble communicating, let us know, and we will help!

Tipping: Tips are shared among several groups:

  • Lodge staff: the people who cook and clean and perform maintenance.
  • Dock staff: the guys who clean and package fish and drive you back and forth to the dock and airport
  • Pangero: the captain of your boat

The suggested tip total is about 10-15% of your total package cost. For example: for a $2000 package, that would be $200-$300 in tips divided among the groups as you see fit. Of course, you can always leave more if you appreciate the service. Our hardworking staff thanks you!

Give Away
We will give away a 50% discount on a future trip. To enter, submit pictures or short videos of the fish you caught on a COA 2018 trip, with the following details:

▪ Dates of your trip.
▪ What fish you caught.
▪ Where you caught the fish.
▪ What bait and gear you used.

Send details to

We will post these as reports on our blog and Facebook page. At the end of this season, we will put the names of everyone who submitted a report in a hat and do a drawing. The winner will be announced the following year.

Our Phone Numbers:

  • Cedros Outdoor Adventures: (619) 793.5419 (U.S.): This rings into the main office.
  • Rowan’s Mexican Cell: (dialing from U.S. 011.52) 646.127.2618
  • Baja Magic Lodge in Cedros (from U.S.):  011.52.616.158.5450.

Call us if you have any questions or concerns; otherwise, have a great trip!

*Travel Disclaimer: Cedros Outdoor Adventures is not an airline, nor are we associated with any airline, nor do we sell any type of travel by air, land, or sea. COA arranges transportation to Cedros Island, Mexico, as an incidental part of our fishing and eco-tour packages, solely for the convenience of our clients.