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Mexico Fishing Charters

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Mexico: 596 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(278 reviews)
Puerto Vallarta
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Excellent
4.8 / 5
(119 reviews)
Nuevo Vallarta
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trips from $300
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(138 reviews)
Puerto Vallarta
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trips from $370
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(292 reviews)
Playa Del Carmen
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trips from $290
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(704 reviews)
Cabo San Lucas
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trips from $550
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(28 reviews)
Cabo San Lucas
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trips from $550
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(94 reviews)
Playa Del Carmen
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trips from $300
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(135 reviews)
Playa Del Carmen
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trips from $290
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(472 reviews)
Cabo San Lucas
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trips from $215
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(573 reviews)
Cabo San Lucas
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trips from $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 $443, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $681 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:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Mexico are:
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $303
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $559
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $449
  • 7-hour fishing trips – $525
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $619
  • 10-hour fishing trips – $850

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
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Based on 27949 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

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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Go to captain Melvin on The Big Hook if you want a truly memorable fishing experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go to captain Melvin on The Big Hook if you want a truly memorable fishing experience
Steven  F.
Steven F.
Fishing can be spotty, but communicate with your captain prior to booking to make sure you know what to expect.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing can be spotty, but communicate with your captain prior to booking to make sure you know what to expect.
Andrew  N.
Andrew N.
Be prepared, if you get the opportunity to reel in a Marlin, and you will on The Black Marlin, it takes a while.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared, if you get the opportunity to reel in a Marlin, and you will on The Black Marlin, it takes a while.
Richard  H.
Richard H.
Pick a smaller boat with less people. I went by myself.... got alot more personal help!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Pick a smaller boat with less people. I went by myself.... got alot more personal help!
Daniel  P.
Daniel P.
I think telling captain what you are looking for at beginning- recommend morning
Excellent
4.7 / 5
I think telling captain what you are looking for at beginning- recommend morning
John  K.
John K.
Expect to enjoy bottom fishing for trigger fish. Be prepared to catch barracuda while trolling and amberjack fish a number of different ways. You are more than welcome to bring and use your own equipment. It is a beach entry into the boat so be prepared to get your feet wet.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Expect to enjoy bottom fishing for trigger fish. Be prepared to catch barracuda while trolling and amberjack fish a number of different ways. You are more than welcome to bring and use your own equipment. It is a beach entry into the boat so be prepared to get your feet wet.
Rach  D.
Rach D.
Not too bad if you are looking for mahi mahi and rooster Size can be matter but still You will catch them
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Not too bad if you are looking for mahi mahi and rooster Size can be matter but still You will catch them
JUN  H.  P.
JUN H. P.
To the offshore fishing ground is a daily short run and seasonal temps is nice
Excellent
5.0 / 5
To the offshore fishing ground is a daily short run and seasonal temps is nice
Joseph  P.
Joseph P.
Lots to fish in shore. Larger fish are further away, at least 1-2 hours away from shore.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Lots to fish in shore. Larger fish are further away, at least 1-2 hours away from shore.
David  R.
David R.
Be aware that parking can be challenging! If you can get a shuttle or ride-share, I would recommend it.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Be aware that parking can be challenging! If you can get a shuttle or ride-share, I would recommend it.
Jason  W.
Jason W.
Book an an all day’r with Captain David and Mate Marco on Capt. Brother’s boat.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book an an all day’r with Captain David and Mate Marco on Capt. Brother’s boat.
David  K.
David K.
Normal fishing experience. Bring a snack. Plenty of drinks on board. Water. Soda and beers. Variety of fish will be caught. Excellent experience!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Normal fishing experience. Bring a snack. Plenty of drinks on board. Water. Soda and beers. Variety of fish will be caught. Excellent experience!
Dawna  M.
Dawna M.
I recommend the Nuj Kay. The captain and first mate were very friendly and worked hard to put us on fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I recommend the Nuj Kay. The captain and first mate were very friendly and worked hard to put us on fish.
Darren  G.
Darren G.
this is a great trip for those who enjoy being more active in their fishing with casting and using plastic / live bait to target selective fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
this is a great trip for those who enjoy being more active in their fishing with casting and using plastic / live bait to target selective fish.
Edward  K.
Edward K.
Mahi are extremely strong fish - if you’re not experienced with large ocean fish, rely heavily on the crew to help you.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Mahi are extremely strong fish - if you’re not experienced with large ocean fish, rely heavily on the crew to help you.
David  F.
David F.
If you’re trying to catch Marlin go out on a full day charter in order to be able to travel further out for a better chance at a big catch
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you’re trying to catch Marlin go out on a full day charter in order to be able to travel further out for a better chance at a big catch
Eric  M.
Eric M.
This captain and crew were great. They will try everything for you to catch fish.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
This captain and crew were great. They will try everything for you to catch fish.
Sonja  B.
Sonja B.
Weather could be tricky, so check the night before that your trip and captains equipment is still good. Check for additional fees with your captain before you come. This particular trip was what I expected, but some others charge more fees that were not listed
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Weather could be tricky, so check the night before that your trip and captains equipment is still good. Check for additional fees with your captain before you come. This particular trip was what I expected, but some others charge more fees that were not listed
Roxanne  M.
Roxanne M.
Make sure you take steps to avoid motion sickness. Weather was great, but large swells. You don't want your trip ruined by a qweezy stomach.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you take steps to avoid motion sickness. Weather was great, but large swells. You don't want your trip ruined by a qweezy stomach.
Michael  B.
Michael B.
Have extra money for fees and tips not listed in your booking. Go early,morning is best.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Have extra money for fees and tips not listed in your booking. Go early,morning is best.
Roxanne  M.
Roxanne M.

Alondra III
Alondra III
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(94 reviews)
Isaias e il suo vice sono ottimi pescatori, abbiamo provato varie tecniche di pesca e tipologie di pesci, abbiamo pescato a trollin e a jighin, abbiamo fatto pesca da fondo e ci siamo divertiti! Super raccomandato!
VITTORIO  G.
VITTORIO G.
Burton lll Sport Fishing
Burton lll Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Puerto Vallarta
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(138 reviews)
I have done a few different fishing excursions while in different countries, and this by far was the best. The captain and his crew mate were professional, and fun to be around and had lots of knowledge. Plus we caught fish, so it was overall a great experience.
Amelia  H.
Amelia H.
Valeria I
Valeria I
Fishing charter in Puerto Vallarta
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(278 reviews)
Even though the red water had moved into the area Captain Jorge and deckhand David were able to put us on 2 Mahi Mahi. One over 30 pounds. They both worked hard and were on time. They were able to find areas with clear water. A great day
Roland  W.  G.
Roland W. G.
Cabo Sportfishing Crew – Blue Tail
Cabo Sportfishing Crew – Blue Tail
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(704 reviews)
This is the best fishing crew and trip we’ve ever been on…and we’ve fished Cabo many times. The captain and Joel were incredibly skilled and knowledgeable about the hot spots and ensured every fish was perfectly landed in the boat. We caught a 9ft Striped Marlin, 6 Mahi Mahi, 1 Wahoo, 1 Blue Shark and a handful of Bonito! The boat was spotless and the experience was world class!
Erik  R.
Erik R.
Split Decision II – Luxurious 38'
Split Decision II – Luxurious 38'
Fishing charter in San Jose Del Cabo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(64 reviews)
We had a great time with Captain Marco. He did a great job of finding the fish and helping us land them. We were fortunate enough to catch four Mahi Mahi fish.
Steve  M.
Steve M.
Pacific Time Sports Fishing in Cabo
Pacific Time Sports Fishing in Cabo
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(129 reviews)
Captain and crew were more than you can ask for! My 9yr old son caught his first Dorado and we landed a 190lb Blue Marlin…catch of a lifetime. Amazing crew, amazing weather, amazing fishing. If you’re making your way to Cabo and plan to go fishing, check if Capt. Paulo with Pacific Time Sports Fishing is available before you look anywhere else!
Tracy  O.
Tracy O.
Picudo Sport Fishing
Picudo Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(169 reviews)
We fish with Captain Casey every year we come down and had another great fishing trip! Two Marlins and two Dorado!!!!
David  E.
David E.
El Budster Pride
El Budster Pride
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(458 reviews)
I highly recommend EL Budster. Great crew, great prices and we caught fish. We got 6 Dorado and a Marlin. If you’re looking to fish in Cabo, look these guys up. And remember, there are plenty of places that will clean and cook your catch for you after if you want to.
Joe  P.
Joe P.
Captain Pollo Sportfishing
Captain Pollo Sportfishing
Fishing charter in San Jose Del Cabo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(40 reviews)
This was a great trip. We caught three good size Mahi-Mahis in a half day outing…. Crew was professional and very helpful. Thanks
Jean-pierre  L.
Jean-pierre L.
Cabo Sportfishing Crew – Blue Tail
Cabo Sportfishing Crew – Blue Tail
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(704 reviews)
This was a great crew with a lot of good experience. Would recommend them to anyone
Benjamin  M.
Benjamin M.
Go Deeper Sport Fishing – 44'
Go Deeper Sport Fishing – 44'
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
Would definitely book with them again. They were so nice and knowledgeable very Interactive with us. We were celebrating 2 Birthdays. They even had the boat decorated and had a cake for us!!! We hall had the best day
Nicole  J.
Nicole J.
Cabo Sportfishing Crew – Blue Tail II
Cabo Sportfishing Crew – Blue Tail II
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
Freddy and Ismael were very professional, friendly and worked hard to find the fish that we were looking to catch. Started the day at 6 am and within an hour had our first fish and caught 2 more over the next hour. Then we started looking for Marlin. Spent an hour looking then we hooked a Blue Marlin and spent over 3 hours working the fish to land it in the boat. Great day, great boat and great crew.
Linette  F.
Linette F.
Chili's Sportfishing Isla Mujeres
Chili's Sportfishing Isla Mujeres
Fishing charter in Isla Mujeres
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(69 reviews)
Captain and crew were 1st class. Busted their buts all day to keep us busy catching fish. Great guys that love to fish!
Dan  S.
Dan S.
Lucina III Fishing Charters & Tours
Lucina III Fishing Charters & Tours
Fishing charter in Puerto Vallarta
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(77 reviews)
We enjoyed the day. We were wanting to catch bill fish but couldn’t find them that day. I guess that’s why we call it fishing and not catching. Very good trip. We recommend this captain and crew
Danny  P.
Danny P.
Black Marlin Sportfishing
Black Marlin Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(573 reviews)
Had a great day fishing on the black marlin caught some really nice Dorados in the morning then caught a 100 pound striped marlin ...cannot say enough on how good captain Manuel and Jose were ..they got me to the fish I've wanted my whole life
William  S.
William S.
Rosa Del Mar II
Rosa Del Mar II
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(22 reviews)
Had a great time on the boat!! Hooked a nice Marlin and Mahi Mahi. One Wahoo was on the line but got away!! Will be back to try again!!
Sam  S.
Sam S.
El Budster
El Budster
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(263 reviews)
Asked Francisco the the wife and I wanted to catch some tuna and he delivered for sure! 6 tuna, 1 stripped marlin, and 3 white Bonita. 👍🏼💪🏼🏆🎣🍀
Erik  R.
Erik R.
Abrimar Fishing Tour Cozumel
Abrimar Fishing Tour Cozumel
Fishing charter in Cozumel
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(162 reviews)
Was a great trip! Some of us ended up getting sea sick, so we cut our trip short. But we still ended up catching a couple fish and also a baby shark! There were no taxis around and he was generous enough to bring us back to our resort! Would highly recommend!!! Mario and his crew member frank were the best!
Natalie  F.
Natalie F.
Cabo Sportfishing Crew – Blue Tail
Cabo Sportfishing Crew – Blue Tail
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(704 reviews)
You guys want to fish have fun and laugh. Book with blue tail fishing !!! Not to brag but we caught a big Marlin and a pile of Mahi Mahi and even some bottom fish . But we would have still had a great time with our guides even if we didn’t catch a thing. Joel and Gilbert were pros with years of experience. They knew the area like the back of their hand. It was a wonderful trip and would recommend this company to anyone looking for a great fishing experience in Cabo.
Tess  A.
Tess A.
Nuj Kay
Nuj Kay
Fishing charter in Cancún
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(23 reviews)
Professional team and perfect fishing trip! It was my first time fishing in vacation and I will reserve again for sure.
Jean-philippe  M.
Jean-philippe M.