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Mexico Fishing Charters

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Mexico: 612 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(277 reviews)
Puerto Vallarta
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Excellent
4.8 / 5
(117 reviews)
Nuevo Vallarta
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trips from $300
Excellent
4.6 / 5
(150 reviews)
Cabo San Lucas
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trips from $450
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(137 reviews)
Puerto Vallarta
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trips from $370
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(291 reviews)
Playa Del Carmen
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trips from $290
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(700 reviews)
Cabo San Lucas
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trips from $550
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(91 reviews)
Playa Del Carmen
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trips from $300
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(471 reviews)
Cabo San Lucas
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trips from $215
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(134 reviews)
Playa Del Carmen
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trips from $290
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(26 reviews)
Cabo San Lucas
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trips from $550

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 $680 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:
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $450
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $331
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $587
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $449
  • 7-hour fishing trips – $525
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $631
  • 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 27943 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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
El Patho is a really lucky boat with many years in cabo!! Kiss a coin and throw it in the water as soon and the lines are out! Pay for the fish and they will come!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
El Patho is a really lucky boat with many years in cabo!! Kiss a coin and throw it in the water as soon and the lines are out! Pay for the fish and they will come!!
Milton  V.
Milton V.
I don't know if our experience is typical. We went fishing at 9:00 am until 1:00 pm. Maybe the fish bite better earlier or later in the day?
Excellent
4.3 / 5
I don't know if our experience is typical. We went fishing at 9:00 am until 1:00 pm. Maybe the fish bite better earlier or later in the day?
Becky  P.
Becky P.
Make sure you are OK seasickness wise, take appropriate meds. Plus highly recommend a large hat to keep sun off. Also of course sunscreen you are at the Tropic of Cancer sun is very strong. Bring plenty of water etc and snacks.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you are OK seasickness wise, take appropriate meds. Plus highly recommend a large hat to keep sun off. Also of course sunscreen you are at the Tropic of Cancer sun is very strong. Bring plenty of water etc and snacks.
Greg  M.
Greg M.
The water may be rough out at sea. Dramamine is a safe better to ensure a good time. I didn't barf but there were times I wanted to. The boats are easy to get to and everyone is very friendly. The sun will also get you if you're not careful
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The water may be rough out at sea. Dramamine is a safe better to ensure a good time. I didn't barf but there were times I wanted to. The boats are easy to get to and everyone is very friendly. The sun will also get you if you're not careful
Jordan  F.
Jordan F.
Pretty much everyone only does reef fishing. We went in November and I was told by a guy on the beach there isn't enough daylight to go deep sea in Nov through March.?
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Pretty much everyone only does reef fishing. We went in November and I was told by a guy on the beach there isn't enough daylight to go deep sea in Nov through March.?
Scott  S.
Scott S.
Info is hard to find for diy shore anglers, but the sardines are around when we were there and jacks fed hard on the surface.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Info is hard to find for diy shore anglers, but the sardines are around when we were there and jacks fed hard on the surface.
Perry  H.
Perry H.

Black Marlin Sportfishing
Black Marlin Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(570 reviews)
We booked two days with Manuel and it did not disappoint! Caught two trophy striped marlin and the delivered on the service and know how! Could not be happier with our experience. Book these amigos with confidence! They know their stuff. One of my best fishing trips ever.
Dillon  V.
Dillon V.
El Budster
El Budster
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(262 reviews)
Trip was a little slow then we got on Marlins and it was game on. Captain Francisco was patient and worked it hard. Finally a Marlin strike. 40 minutes later 120 lb Striped Marlin in the boat. Terrific day. Worth the effort.
Lorne  R.  G.
Lorne R. G.
Alfonso Tours
Alfonso Tours
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(291 reviews)
We had an excellent time on the water with Alfonso and Jesus. He has excellent knowledge of the waters around Playa del Carmen. We hit on Bonita, barracuda and a surprise yellowfin, which made for an excellent lunch and dinner. We will be booking with Alfonso again next time we are here!
Alex  L.
Alex L.
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Fishing charter in Cancún
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(376 reviews)
Even we did not catch fish we had two actions and really great time, we caught the feeling with my son - fishing in mangroves - and we saw real tarpons very close to the boat. I can recommend for fishing funs. Tibor from Hungary
Tibor  M.
Tibor M.
Pescado Adventures – Luhrs 40'
Pescado Adventures – Luhrs 40'
Fishing charter in Puerto Aventuras
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(96 reviews)
Amazing day with a professional crew. I’ve been here 8 years in a row and this team is the best bar none Barracuda x2 Tuna x1 Bonito x1 Wahoo x1 Mahi Mahi x1 Amazing day!!! Thank you Leo Chino and Alex
Michael  H.
Michael H.
Nuj Kay
Nuj Kay
Fishing charter in Cancún
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
Mauro and Alex were the BEST!!!! We had so much fun. They took very good care of us. I would definitely recommend this crew. Thank you..
Lisa  H.
Lisa H.
Black Marlin Sportfishing
Black Marlin Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(570 reviews)
Nuestro viaje estuvo genial ! Logramos un Marlín Rayado que era nuestro objetivo (catch @ release), y un Dorado de 8 kgs., que estamos degustando día a día !
Manuel  S.
Manuel S.
Go Deeper Sport Fishing – 37'
Go Deeper Sport Fishing – 37'
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Very good
4.0 / 5
(93 reviews)
The weather was warm. The seas were calm. We had super exchanges with a helpful and professional Captain and crew. We caught 5 Dorados and 1 Marlin. A terrific and memorable day. .were
Harry  M.
Harry M.
Big Boss - Water Adventure
Big Boss - Water Adventure
Fishing charter in Benito Juárez
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(128 reviews)
It was a really good trip and caught several fish and a really nice king fish. Would highly recommend going on again or for anyone else.
Tyler  E.
Tyler E.
BlueSea sportfishing
BlueSea sportfishing
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(471 reviews)
Captain Johnny is the best captain I've had the pleasure of fishing with in my 53yrs. He found the fish but also made the trip very fun and engaging. My brother and I limited out and loved the whole time
Grant  J.
Grant J.
Samaki Cancun Charters
Samaki Cancun Charters
Fishing charter in Cancún
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(208 reviews)
The weather (wind) wasn’t as cooperative as we’d hoped, but the captain and crew were great! They made it a safe and fun trip, along with catching a lot of fish. We had 8 people and all had the opportunity at multiple fish. Couldn’t have asked for more from the captain and crew. Will definitely book a trip again!
Kyle  S.
Kyle S. Smederevo, Podunavlje
Valeria I
Valeria I
Fishing charter in Puerto Vallarta
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(277 reviews)
The captain and crew were great and we had an epic day of fishing! Our captain took us further out because the red tide had come into the bay. It was an extra hour ride but well worth it. Caught 3 sailfish, one mahi and an amberjack.
David  H.
David H.
Alfonso Tours
Alfonso Tours
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(291 reviews)
Has a great day and I would say that even if I did not catch any fish, but captain Alfonso and his mate where fantastic and we ended up with 9 amberjacks and a couple of snapper. Really enjoyed butit was a workout. Excellent job.
Adrian  M.
Adrian M.
Go Deeper Sport Fishing – 37'
Go Deeper Sport Fishing – 37'
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(93 reviews)
Captain and crew were knowledgeable and put us on Marlin and Tuna. Was a great morning.
John  B.
John B.
Miss Adventure
Miss Adventure
Fishing charter in Puerto Vallarta
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Omar was great. 3 Dorado and a 9 ft SAILFISH. Great boat, great guide and probably the best trip I've ever had and I've had many. Thanks Omar, your the best. Art
Art  S.
Art S.
Rubio Sportfishing – Super Panga II 25 feet
Rubio Sportfishing – Super Panga II 25 feet
Fishing charter in Loreto
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(40 reviews)
Caught 3 nice mahi-mahi and 6 other fish. Boat tour was a plus. Dolphins, sealions, blue footed boobies and rays.
James  A.  M.
James A. M.
Alondra III
Alondra III
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(91 reviews)
Thanks for taking me fishing amigos! I had a great time! I'll see you on the next trip!
Eric  H.
Eric H.
Cabo Sportfishing Crew – Blue Tail II
Cabo Sportfishing Crew – Blue Tail II
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
The captain and first mate are real professionals and did a great job. The boat was super clean and we had an amazing trip. We’ll definitely book with them next time we are back in Cabo.
Lindsey  P.
Lindsey P.
Cabo Sportfishing Crew – Blue Tail
Cabo Sportfishing Crew – Blue Tail
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(700 reviews)
Very friendly and efficient, caught 8 fish on a morning trip (mostly mahi mahi) and could’ve caught more I’m sure had we not asked the team to chase Marlin.
Samuel  M.
Samuel M.
Alfonso Tours
Alfonso Tours
Fishing charter in Playa Del Carmen
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(291 reviews)
Had a great morning with Alfonso and crew on the boat. My 4 year old got to catch and eat his first saltwater fish and had a fun time for his easy fishing excursion. Caught 10 fish in 4 hours including some good barracuda and amberjack. Crew worked hard and clearly knew the water well. Would go fishing with them again.
Andrew  K.
Andrew K.