Fin Chase Cabo is a family run business with a dedication to provide the best experience! The Finchaser is captained by Jose Paniagua, who has over 23 years of fishing experience at the Sea of Cortez of Los Cabos and in the Pacific waters.

Start the adventure on a 33’ Blackfin Sportfisher, perfect for a full day of fishing offshore and inshore. This sportfishing boat has twin 300 HP Cummins Turbo Diesel engines that easily reach high-speeds when you want to save more time for catching fish. There are all kinds of fishing equipment on board, such as a fighting chair, a live bait tank, tuna tubes, and many more. To make the trip more comfortable, there’s also a private bathroom, an enclosed cabin, and a kitchen.

The Fin Chaser and crew can fish for the species you want to target depending on the water conditions and time of year. They use everything you can think of…and then some - lures, Rappalas, Marauders, Hoochies, live bait, dead bait, they fly kites, run teasers, and spreader bars, cast live bait, jigging, and trolling.

This variety of techniques brings lots of fish you can target. This includes everything from inshore Roosterfish and Mackerel, to offshore Tuna, Marlin, and Sailfish.

The crew covers your fishing equipment on each trip, while your fishing licenses and box lunches depend on the type of the trip.

Book a trip with Fin Chaser Cabo and experience what real adventure feels like!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    5 hour A.M. Bare Bones
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $825
    This is a half day of fishing 5 hours for up to 6 anglers. We leave the dock at 6:00am and return at 11:30am. We only include taxes, and dock fees. Anglers must supply their own food, drinks, fishing license, and pay for their bait at $3 per bait.
  • Private trip
    5 hour PM Fishing Trip Bare Bones
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $825
    This is a half day of fishing 5 hours for up to 6 anglers. We leave the dock at 12pm and return at 5:30pm We only include taxes, and dock fees. Anglers must supply their own food, drinks, fishing license, and pay for their bait at $3 per bait.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – All Inclusive
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $975
    This trip is an all-inclusive half day adventure for up to 6 guest anglers. Each box lunch includes: a chicken sandwich, 2 beef burritos, a fruit, chips, and cookies. Available drinks are bottled water, beer, and sodas. The bite usually starts early, the action depends on the water temps and sea conditions. The crew will let you know what your chances are depending on the species of fish you wish to target. The trip also includes 10 baits, taxes, and fees. Gratuity is not included. 6:00am - 11:30am
    Targeted fish
    Yellowtail Amberjack
    Yellowtail Amberjack
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Roosterfish
    Roosterfish
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Marlin (Striped)
    Striped Marlin
    Sierra Mackerel
    Sierra Mackerel
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Bare Bones
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $995
    This is a full day of fishing 8 hours for up to 6 anglers. We leave the dock at 6:00am and return at 2:30pm. We only include taxes, and dock fees. Anglers must supply their own food, drinks, fishing license, and pay for their bait at $3 per bait.
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Yellowtail Amberjack
    Yellowtail Amberjack
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Roosterfish
    Roosterfish
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Marlin (Striped)
    Striped Marlin
    Bass (Largemouth)
    Largemouth Bass
    Bluenose Warehou
    Bluenose Warehou
    Bowfin
    Bowfin
    Sierra Mackerel
    Sierra Mackerel
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – All Inclusive
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,150
    This trip is an all-inclusive adventure for up to 6 guests. Each box lunch includes: a chicken sandwich, 2 beef burritos, an apple, chips, and cookies. The available drinks are bottled water, beer, and sodas. The bite usually starts early, and the action depends a lot on the tides, and the sea conditions. The crew will let you know what your chances are depending on the species of fish you wish to target. The trip also includes 10 baits, taxes, and fees. Gratuity is not included.
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Roosterfish
    Roosterfish
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Marlin (Striped)
    Striped Marlin
    Bonito
    Bonito
    Snapper (Pink)
    Pink Snapper
    Sierra Mackerel
    Sierra Mackerel

FAQs about Fin Chaser Cabo

Fin Chaser Cabo offers the following trips to customers:
  • $825 per group - 5 hour A.M. Bare Bones (5 hours)
  • $825 per group - 5 hour PM Fishing Trip Bare Bones (5 hours)
  • $975 per group - Half Day Trip – All Inclusive (5 hours)
  • $995 per group - Full Day Trip – Bare Bones (8 hours)
  • $1,150 per group - Full Day Trip – All Inclusive (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Fin Chaser Cabo, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair 130 Class
  • GPS Touchscreen Garmin
  • Fishfinder Garmin, ClearVu, DownVu, Chirp, Traditional
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well + Tuna tubes
  • Multimedia System Bluetooth Stereo
  • Outriggers Fiberglass
  • Tuna Tubes Built in transom
  • Ice Box Kill bag
  • Radar

Trips booked with Fin Chaser Cabo include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Avet, Shimano, Penn Int. Swivels, Hooks, etc)
  • Live Bait (Subject to Availability)
  • Lures (Rappalas, Marauders, Sucker Heads, Hoochies, Etc.)
  • Snacks (included in boxed lunch)
  • Drinks
  • First Mate (20 - 25% Tip is customary for whole crew.)
  • Lunch (Box Lunch, )

Fin Chaser Cabo offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (near the beach)
  • Nearshore Fishing (On the rock piles)
  • Offshore Fishing (We fish the: 95, 1150, Horseshoe, Golden gate, etc)
  • Reef Fishing (few reef spots)
  • Wreck Fishing (Depending on the season and water temps.)

Fin Chaser Cabo offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (Small reel with light rods)
  • Heavy Tackle (50w & 80w Shimano, Penn, Avet)
  • Bottom Fishing (With jigs, lead weights, live baits)
  • Trolling (Trolling lures, dead baits, kites, teasers)
  • Spinning (for small species)
  • Jigging
  • Popping (kingbusters / hoochies / squids for tuna)
  • Drift Fishing (on the banks)
  • Kite Fishing (For big Yellowfin tunas)
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Fin Chaser Cabo include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (Black)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (Striped)
  • Roosterfish
  • Sailfish
  • Sierra Mackerel
  • Swordfish
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo
  • Yellowtail Amberjack

About the Captain

Jose Paniagua
Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico
14 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
29 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2020
Captain Jose has over 23 years of fishing experience in the Pacific waters and Sea of Cortez from Mazatlan to Cabo San Lucas. He has fished for all species of fish with record Blue Marlin caught weighing in at over 890 lbs. His record Tuna weighed in at over 285 lbs and was caught on a kite with Yummee flying fish lures.

About this listing

Targeted species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Black) Black Marlin
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Marlin (Striped) Striped Marlin

Boat specs

Blackfin (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1990, and restored in 2022. Powered by 2 300HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
33 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
near the beach
Nearshore Fishing
On the rock piles
Offshore Fishing
We fish the: 95, 1150, Horseshoe, Golden gate, etc
Reef Fishing
few reef spots
Wreck Fishing
Depending on the season and water temps.

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Small reel with light rods
Heavy Tackle
50w & 80w Shimano, Penn, Avet
Bottom Fishing
With jigs, lead weights, live baits
Trolling
Trolling lures, dead baits, kites, teasers
Spinning
for small species
Jigging
Popping
kingbusters / hoochies / squids for tuna
Drift Fishing
on the banks
Kite Fishing
For big Yellowfin tunas
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
130 Class
GPS
Touchscreen Garmin
Fishfinder
Garmin, ClearVu, DownVu, Chirp, Traditional
Bed
Flybridge

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Avet, Shimano, Penn Int. Swivels, Hooks, etc
Live Bait
Subject to Availability
Lures
Rappalas, Marauders, Sucker Heads, Hoochies, Etc.
Snacks
included in boxed lunch
Drinks
First Mate
20 - 25% Tip is customary for whole crew.
Lunch
Box Lunch,

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
we advise discretion with infants
You Keep Catch
Remember to tip your crew.
Crew Keeps Catch
(not for commercial sale)
Catch and Release Allowed
At anglers request
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
Bank Transfer

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 28 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (43)
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Full day fishing
Full day fishing
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Angler Rating
23
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
89%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
86%
Appropriate for children
82%
Satisfied with the boat
95%
Catch intended fish
53%
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Wayne S.
Poway, CA
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
Overall

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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – All Inclusive on August 14, 2022
Let me start by saying, it’s called fishing, not catching, and the captain and crew did everything they possibly could to...
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Stew K.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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May fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – All Inclusive on May 22, 2023
Excellent. Just be patient. You will catch fish. Great crew.
Stew K. recommends Fin Chaser Cabo
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Kevin J.
Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Jose

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – All Inclusive on January 25, 2023
Awesome experience!!! Struggled getting bait early but they caught like hell to put us on these two big ones!!! Highly recommend...
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Jessica W.
Middletown, DE
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half Day Trip with Captain Jose

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – All Inclusive on January 23, 2023
We had a great time fishing with Jose and Ramon! They did their best and put us on the fish. Highly recommend
Jessica W. recommends Fin Chaser Cabo
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Patrick I.
Guanajuato City, Guanajuato
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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1/2 day trip with Jose

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – All Inclusive on March 1, 2023
The captain and crew worked very hard to make our experience an excellent excursion!!  Very attentive.
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