Mexico Fishing Charters

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Top Mexico Destinations

Mexico: 564 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(333 reviews)
Puerto Vallarta
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trips from US $300
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(143 reviews)
Nuevo Vallarta
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trips from US $330
Excellent
4.4 / 5
(149 reviews)
San Jose del Cabo
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trips from US $220
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(747 reviews)
Cabo San Lucas
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trips from US $550
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(57 reviews)
Cabo San Lucas
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trips from US $550
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(32 reviews)
Cabo San Lucas
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trips from US $279
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(503 reviews)
Cabo San Lucas
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trips from US $215
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(213 reviews)
Cabo San Lucas
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trips from US $550
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(159 reviews)
Puerto Vallarta
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trips from US $370
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(623 reviews)
Cabo San Lucas
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trips from US $600

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Mexico

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Mexico are: Full list of top fishing charters in Mexico

The average price for a private 4 hour Mexico fishing trip is US $448, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you US $691 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Mexico that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Mexico are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in Mexico are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Mexico are:

Many fishing charters in Mexico provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in Mexico are:

Who are the top awarded captains in Mexico?

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Mexico are:
  • 4-hour fishing trips – US $293
  • 5-hour fishing trips – US $552
  • 6-hour fishing trips – US $453
  • 7-hour fishing trips – US $525
  • 8-hour fishing trips – US $613
  • 10-hour fishing trips – US $850

Fishing in Mexico

Mexico fishing charters tick all the boxes on most anglers’ sportfishing bucket lists. From its winding mountain rivers, across the vast lakes, to its two oceans and multiple seas – you won’t know where to look when choosing where to go! This country’s angling opportunities are so vast, that there’s something for everyone. 
 
We’ll start with the bluewater bite. The Pacific’s bays offer up prime Calico, Corvina, Seabass, Jack, Snook, and Roosterfish action. Head to the Caribbean and Gulf side, and it’ll be Bonefish, Permit, and Tarpon. Wherever you are, the reefs will offer up Groupers and Snappers, with pelagic monsters such as Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Sailfish, and Striped, Blue, Black, and White Marlin on offer around the country!
 
When it comes to freshwater fishing, Largemouth Bass is the name of the game in most places. However, Catfish, Carp, and even exotic creatures like Rainbow Bass, and Tilapia are on offer in some spots. Your best bet for finding a freshwater charter is on the lakes, with Mexican fishing guides few and far between on the rivers.
 
With so many fishing grounds, it’s no surprise that Mexico fishing charters offer a range of options. In some places, such as the Sea of Cortez or Riviera Maya, the big game action takes place just a few miles from shore. That means that a trip as little as four hours could land you a trophy! However, usually, you’ll see shorter trips tailored to families and beginners, and trips between 6–12 hours for the more experienced.

 

Rules & Regulations

If you’re fishing from a boat in Mexico, then you’ll need a license. These are often covered by your charter, but not always, so it’s worth checking before you go. Each angler can keep a maximum of five fish in freshwater, and ten in saltwater. However, you can only have five of each species, and one Billfish counts as half your daily limit. 
 

Mexico Fishing Seasons

January

Striped Marlin, Hammerhead Sharks, and Wahoo patrol the deep waters around Cabo. Puerto Vallarta is great for Black Marlin and Sailfish. Inshore, this is a perfect time for Snook fishing in Riviera Maya.

February

Striped Marlin and Sharks bite hard in Cabo San Lucas. Jack Crevalle join the Snook on Riviera Maya’s flats. You can catch the last of the winter Sailfish and Black Marlin bite in Puerto Vallarta.

March

March brings tasty Yellowtail to Cabo, just as Snapper and Grouper show up on the reefs. The first of the Marlin show up in Playa Del Carmen and Cozumel, just as the Billfish leave Banderas Bay.

April

Striped Marlin show no signs of leaving Baja California, and Puerto Vallarta’s reefs are full of fish. In the Caribbean, Permit, Tarpon, Snook, and Jack Crevalle are all around in big numbers.

May

Hundreds of boats swarm the island of Cozumel for the Rodeo de Lanchas Mexicanas (Mexican Boat Rodeo). Meanwhile, fly anglers head to Tulum for the Ascension Bay Permit Tournament.

June

Snook, Roosterfish, Sierra Mackerel, and Jack Crevalle offer epic shore fishing in Cabo. On the other side of the country, Blue and White Marlin, Sailfish, and Mahi Mahi will put your skills to the test in Cancun.

July

July offers the best Tarpon fishing Mexico sees all year long in Cozumel’s shallow flats. It’s not just Tarpon, either. Bonefish, Permit, Snook, and Jacks are all waiting – if you can take the heat!

August

Blue Marlin explode onto the scene in the Pacific, just as the Bisbee’s East Cape Offshore kicks off Cabo’s tournament season. All your inshore favorites are still in town in Riviera Maya.

September

Across the country, locals celebrate Diez y Seis, Mexico’s Independence Day. Crowds gather at midnight on the 15th to utter the grito (shout) that started the revolution. Expect fireworks, music, and dancing.

October

There’s only one event on everyone’s mind: the Bisbee’s Black & Blue. With millions of dollars in prizes and all the biggest names in sportfishing, this is unlike any other tournament on the planet.

November

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is Mexico’s most iconic festival. Watch costumed crowds parade through the streets after an awesome day offshore in Cabo or fishing the reefs in Riviera Maya.

December

Fancy something a little different this Christmas? How about beaches and fresh Tuna steaks? December has the best Tuna fishing Mexico sees all year, with Yellowfin and Albacore across the Pacific Coast.

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What anglers said about fishing in Mexico

Wasn’t really sure if we’d catch much being out of the better season for fishing. Was quite surprised to catch so many today. A variety of fish reeled-in in a 6 hour trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Wasn’t really sure if we’d catch much being out of the better season for fishing. Was quite surprised to catch so many today. A variety of fish reeled-in in a 6 hour trip.
Family Fishing Cancun – 29'
Family Fishing Cancun – 29'
Ask your guide for the techniques and cadences for what's been working best for catching fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Ask your guide for the techniques and cadences for what's been working best for catching fish.
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Absolutely. We were a party of three with two first timers. So glad they caught the best fish too. The boat is a perfect set. Loved it all!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Absolutely. We were a party of three with two first timers. So glad they caught the best fish too. The boat is a perfect set. Loved it all!!
Salty Dog Fishing Adventures
Salty Dog Fishing Adventures
Bring your kids !!! Maybe your talking birds to it’s so fun memories life!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring your kids !!! Maybe your talking birds to it’s so fun memories life!!!
Chawin Fishing Sayulita & Ocean Sports
Chawin Fishing Sayulita & Ocean Sports
You need to have knowledgeable locals who know about conditions/locations and what is biting. Gear is in good shape and captain/deckhand were top notch! They put us on the fish and we ended up with a full cooler after a couple of hours.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
You need to have knowledgeable locals who know about conditions/locations and what is biting. Gear is in good shape and captain/deckhand were top notch! They put us on the fish and we ended up with a full cooler after a couple of hours.
Chawin Fishing Sayulita & Ocean Sports
Chawin Fishing Sayulita & Ocean Sports
It was my first experience fishing in Mexico. I’m a child of the bays of the South Jersey Shore so this was an eye opening experience. Would definitely book again.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was my first experience fishing in Mexico. I’m a child of the bays of the South Jersey Shore so this was an eye opening experience. Would definitely book again.
El Patrón – Water adventure
El Patrón – Water adventure
Bring a sweatshirt for morning and sunscreen for later. Check the wave and wind weather.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring a sweatshirt for morning and sunscreen for later. Check the wave and wind weather.
Big Boss - Water Adventure
Big Boss - Water Adventure
Remember it is fishing! The sea is a big place. Crew are experienced fishermen but nothing is a sure thing. Enjoy the sun and water! Fish are a bonus Happy catching
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Remember it is fishing! The sea is a big place. Crew are experienced fishermen but nothing is a sure thing. Enjoy the sun and water! Fish are a bonus Happy catching
Huatulco Fishing Adventures - 38'
Huatulco Fishing Adventures - 38'
I loved the personal experience with the captain on this small boat. My favorite fishing ever!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I loved the personal experience with the captain on this small boat. My favorite fishing ever!!!
BlueSea sportfishing
BlueSea sportfishing
I learned that my kids don’t handle sea sickness well - I always want them to participate in the trip activities but this was a tough call.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I learned that my kids don’t handle sea sickness well - I always want them to participate in the trip activities but this was a tough call.
Pescado Adventures – Luhrs 40'
Pescado Adventures – Luhrs 40'
Be prepared, I was fishing in February, bring a light rain jacket with hood, light weight gloves good sunglasses and plenty of sunscreen
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared, I was fishing in February, bring a light rain jacket with hood, light weight gloves good sunglasses and plenty of sunscreen
Rubio Sportfishing Super Panga 25 ft
Rubio Sportfishing Super Panga 25 ft
Yes. We let Captain recommend what to chase. We just wanted to catch fish. He kept us on big Amberjacks. Caught more than 2 an hour with 2 fisherman. Great trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes. We let Captain recommend what to chase. We just wanted to catch fish. He kept us on big Amberjacks. Caught more than 2 an hour with 2 fisherman. Great trip.
SportfishingCancun - Mamacita
SportfishingCancun - Mamacita
Fishing is never guaranteed, and we caught fish that tasted delicious, so we can’t be mad.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Fishing is never guaranteed, and we caught fish that tasted delicious, so we can’t be mad.
Sport Fishing Arantza
Sport Fishing Arantza
It was our first trip and we listened to what the Capt and First mate told us. They are the experts. (Would take caution bringing small children)
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was our first trip and we listened to what the Capt and First mate told us. They are the experts. (Would take caution bringing small children)
Comocean Boat
Comocean Boat
Just put your trust in colypso and and be wowed by their service, knoledge and hospitality. These guys were absolutely amazing. A+. Very highly recomend.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just put your trust in colypso and and be wowed by their service, knoledge and hospitality. These guys were absolutely amazing. A+. Very highly recomend.
Calypso
Calypso
Just go fishing! Get a good boat and crew if you want to get out in open ocean!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just go fishing! Get a good boat and crew if you want to get out in open ocean!
PV Sail, Fishing & Tours – Top Gun
PV Sail, Fishing & Tours – Top Gun
Patience needed to catch big sport fish. Plenty of action fish in bay if your looking to reel in more fish in short periods
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Patience needed to catch big sport fish. Plenty of action fish in bay if your looking to reel in more fish in short periods
Lucina III Fishing Charters & Tours
Lucina III Fishing Charters & Tours
Yes, if your willing to be cold. Rough seas, wind and rain.... if not. You'll be miserable.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Yes, if your willing to be cold. Rough seas, wind and rain.... if not. You'll be miserable.
Escualo Fleet - 28ft Super Panga
Escualo Fleet - 28ft Super Panga
Do the 8hr trip so have the time to get to the fish before it’s to late!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Do the 8hr trip so have the time to get to the fish before it’s to late!!
Aquadventures – 30' Grand Slam
Aquadventures – 30' Grand Slam
I researched the fishing prior and it showed it was low/gloom but we were catching so much barracuda that we headed out for sailfish and then we we’re got into bonita that I wasn’t sure if we could hold more fish lol. Then we cought 4 sail fish. 3 at one time
Excellent
4.7 / 5
I researched the fishing prior and it showed it was low/gloom but we were catching so much barracuda that we headed out for sailfish and then we we’re got into bonita that I wasn’t sure if we could hold more fish lol. Then we cought 4 sail fish. 3 at one time
Fishing Boats In Cancun – Big Hook
Fishing Boats In Cancun – Big Hook

How did anglers rate fishing charters in Mexico?

Fin Chaser Sportfishing – “Fin Chaser”
Fin Chaser Sportfishing – “Fin Chaser”
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(52 reviews)
We had a great time with the morning trip. The burritos for lunch were great and we were able to pull in a White Marlin and a Dorado, catching both fish we hooked
Jake  H.
Jake H.
Valeria I
Valeria I
Fishing charter in Puerto Vallarta
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(333 reviews)
Captain Jorge worked to put us on the fish Couldn’t be better day and fishing Also thanks to a Don Juan mate from puerto Highly recommend Will do it again
Alex  A.
Alex A.
Burton lll Sport Fishing
Burton lll Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Puerto Vallarta
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(159 reviews)
It was a fantastic day on the water and Mario and Shorty were fantastic! Highly recommend this character. We’re doing another charter with them in a couple of days and looking forward to it.
Bruce  H.
Bruce H.
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Fishing charter in Cancún
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(411 reviews)
This was my second time fishing with Jose and Cancun light tackle, and this trip was even better than the last one. Fishing was slow in the morning and took a while to find them but my guide kept trying different spots and areas he knows very well in the lagoon. Eventually found the fish and I caught the big jack I have been after!
Dylan  P.
Dylan P.
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Fishing charter in Cancún
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(411 reviews)
Excellent time! Our guide was very personable and knowledgeable! I highly recommend and will book another fishing trip!
Scott  F.
Scott F.
El Jefe Boat Charters
El Jefe Boat Charters
Fishing charter in Puerto Peñasco
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(257 reviews)
The Captain did a great job of finding alot of fish and looking for different kinds of fish.
JAMES  E.
JAMES E.
Black Marlin Sportfishing
Black Marlin Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(623 reviews)
The captain and first mate were the best. The captain's years of experience kept us on the fish all day. The first mate did a great job keeping the variety of lures to present to the fish. The fresh bait was changed in a timelly manner. Our entire day was greeted with very friendly, outgoing, and knowledgable crew, and they were top-notch. I would recommend the Black Marlin, and I will be back to fish with them again.
Debra  H.
Debra H.
Cancun Light Tackle Fly Fish – 18'
Cancun Light Tackle Fly Fish – 18'
Fishing charter in Cancún
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(60 reviews)
We had a great experience right from booking to directions we met Martin who introduced us to Jose who said he was the fish finder. We had a great session travelling from spot to spot between us we caught five and lost a few, you always lose the big ones 😩 Thanks for a great trip Dave from the UK
Dave  E.
Dave E.
Picudo Sport Fishing
Picudo Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(182 reviews)
Captain Casey and crew were amazing. Second time out with them. Fantastic time! Three marlin’s and 3 dorado. Excellent day!
Cara  V.
Cara V.
Chawin Fishing Sayulita & Ocean Sports
Chawin Fishing Sayulita & Ocean Sports
Fishing charter in Sayulita
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
What a great time we had ! Lot’s of fish,dolphins, whales, sea turtles and great conversations !!!
Steve  L.
Steve L.
El Pargo ll Fishing Tours in Cabos
El Pargo ll Fishing Tours in Cabos
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
Juan and his crew were great! We got a ride out, got some burritos from captain tonys restaurant and we’re off. Caught a marlin and was great!
Alan  L.
Alan L.
Blue Sky Cabo – 43’ Riviere
Blue Sky Cabo – 43’ Riviere
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(11 reviews)
A nice trip fishing but wished we could have fished the Pacific as well as the Sea of Cortez.
Pat  C.
Pat C.
Alondra III
Alondra III
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(137 reviews)
Everything was excellent. Fun for both newbies and seasoned anglers alike. We will be back!
Kristin  H.
Kristin H.
Alondra III
Alondra III
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(137 reviews)
Hi, Isaias and Danny were great Captain and First mate. They were friendly and fun and very attentive. We had a slower morning but still reeling in a few big ones and then had a fun later morning with lots of rods popping. My boyfriend is an experienced fisherman and I am not and it was the best for both worlds! They then cleaned as much as we wanted and we took it home. Would highly recommend!
Kim  K.
Kim K.
Cabo Sportfishing Crew – Reel Tequila
Cabo Sportfishing Crew – Reel Tequila
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(213 reviews)
This was our first ocean charter and won’t be the last! Great experience from start to finish had the chance to catch a few species and target Striped Marlin, the captain and first mate where great to us showed us lots and went above and beyond expectations thanks for the trip!!
Jordan  R.
Jordan R.
Team Margarita Sportfishing – V
Team Margarita Sportfishing – V
Fishing charter in San Carlos
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(72 reviews)
As a 40 year guide I understand the business. Brian is down to earth and got us on fish. Arturo was a great mate
Dave  F.
Dave F.
El Patrón – Water adventure
El Patrón – Water adventure
Fishing charter in Puerto Morelos
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(44 reviews)
I brought my 8 and 11 year old for a 4 hour charter. The captain and crew were amazing. They never stopped working to get us on fish. The kids caught 4 or 5 each and I finally landed a Red Snapper. They were very patient with the kids and their limited attention spans too! Highly recommend to anyone looking for a reputable charter.
Jonathan  W.
Jonathan W.
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Fishing charter in Cancún
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(411 reviews)
Noel (our boat Captain) Worked real hard to find the fish. It was a touch cold in Cancun standards, but we caught Snapper Jacks and barracuda. We did the 6 he trip Had a blast!
Darren  C.
Darren C.
Cabo Sportfishing Crew – Blue Tail
Cabo Sportfishing Crew – Blue Tail
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(747 reviews)
Captain and mate were great to get us some fish. Gave my boys some good memories. Slow day fishing but they still were able to get some fish on lines.
Justin  F.
Justin F.
Wahoo 33'
Wahoo 33'
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(175 reviews)
Great trip. Crew was diligent in the pursuit of my target species. Caught and released two striped marlin.
Michael  G.
Michael G.

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