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Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos, or simply “Cabo” to most visitors, is well-known across the continent. It’s a hub for spring break and summer vacations, but it’s also home to some of the best angling action in the Americas. Cabo San Lucas’ fishing charters are legendary, allowing the town to brand itself as the unofficial “Marlin Capital of the World.”
 
At the meeting point of the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez, Cabo attracts an array of prized fish. Year-round, you can find Marlin biting at the end of your line with Striped Marlin appearing in winter and Blue and Black varieties available in the warmer months. 
 
However, it rarely gets cold here, so there’s never a bad time to visit. The Sea of Cortez attracts Mahi Mahi and Yellowfin Tuna just a few miles from shore, along with dazzling, exotic Roosterfish and exciting Yellowtails. Head further offshore, and the Billfish bite is sensational, with Sailfish and Swordfish joining Marlin for the chance to complete a “Grand Slam.”
 
One of the perks of casting from a Cabo San Lucas fishing charter is that you can land a monster fish on a trip as short as a few hours. The productive waters nearshore are ripe for fishing, and 4–6 hours can be enough to land dinner. However, the real prizes come offshore, where a full day or extended full day trip will take you 15–50 miles out to the banks. 
 

Rules & Regulations

Every angler fishing in Mexico needs a license, however, most captains in Cabo will arrange yours for you. Get in touch with your charter operator before you go to confirm, or pick yours up by the dock. You should also beware that you can’t cook your catch on board, so if you want a fishy dinner, you’d better bring your own snacks. 
Cabo San Lucas
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January

Visit Cabo in January, and you'll enjoy some of the best weather of the year. This is usually a dry month, so you can head out and search for Striped Marlin and Yellowfin Tuna offshore, along with Roosterfish inshore.

February

The conditions are generally good but spring storms are a possibility. Watch out for colder currents potentially hampering the conditions. But inshore fishing is very good and the bottom bite heats up offshore, too.

March

Spring Break sees great conditions in Cabo. The Marlin bite can slow down at the start of the month, but it may come back at the end, while Yellowtails and Spanish Mackerel show up inshore for a real fishing frenzy.

April

With temperatures in the mid 80s and humidity generally lower than usual, April has great conditions with virtually no rain. You'll find Striped Marlin and Dorado biting offshore, with Yellowtail and Roosterfish inshore.

May

It weather really begins to heat up come May. Offshore, you can find a good Striped Marlin bite, with exciting Dorado action too. Closer to shore, the Roosterfish season begins to kick off for real, so get your fill!

June

With water temperatures averaging 94 degrees, this is a month for those who like it hot. Fish offshore for Striped Marlin, Blue Marlin, Wahoo, and big Tuna. Inshore, Roosterfish is on fire, and Snappers and Groupers are biting.

July

July is the warmest month in Cabo and the fishing is hot, too. This is a month for Billfish fans, with Striped Marlin, Sailfish, and Blue Marlin all in the cards. Don't forget about inshore, where monster Roosterfish await.

August

You guessed it – it's hot. August is the wettest month of the year, but don't let that put you off. This is the month for big game anglers, with Black and Blue Marlin on the list Inshore, Wahoo and Dorado join Roosterfish.

September

Tropical storms may threaten but, when the weather allows, this is one of the best months for fishing. You'll find big Yellowfin Tuna, Blue and Black Marlin, and Sailfish to name a few offshore, with Roosterfish in the bay.

October

The world famous Bisbees Black and Blue Tournament is the talk of the town – this is something no sportfishing fan will want to miss. With cooler weather and big fish, this is the best fishing month in Cabo San Lucas.

November

The humidity and temperature drop, so you'll want to make the most of it. Don't miss the WON Tuna Jackpot at the beginning of the month, not the chance to land Striped Marlin, Dorado, and Wahoo, among more.

December

If you want to land a lot of different species in one day, December is the month for you. The main target is Striped Marlin, with Wahoo, Dorado, Yellowfin Tuna offering a prized supporting cast offshore, along with more inshore. 

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Don’t fret about little things the crews there are professionals and if you’re missing something they will get for you.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Don’t fret about little things the crews there are professionals and if you’re missing something they will get for you.
Maria  M.
Maria M. YPG, AZ
Take dramamine. The first time I went, I got so seasick. This time, the dramamine did the trick!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Take dramamine. The first time I went, I got so seasick. This time, the dramamine did the trick!
Cathy  C.
Cathy C. San Marcos, California
Stripped marlin were our intended target and we were not disappointed. We landed 8 marlin in 4 days and will be returning to do this again!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Stripped marlin were our intended target and we were not disappointed. We landed 8 marlin in 4 days and will be returning to do this again!
Timothy  S.
Timothy S. Eagle Mountain, Utah
Don't get drunk the night before if you think you MIGHT GET SEA SICK. SUNBLOCK AND SUNSCREEN ESSENTIAL
4.3 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Don't get drunk the night before if you think you MIGHT GET SEA SICK. SUNBLOCK AND SUNSCREEN ESSENTIAL
Logan  H.
Logan H. Round Rock, TX
The fishing was good in May. I have previously fished in Cabo San Lucas in January and that was better but May was also good.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
The fishing was good in May. I have previously fished in Cabo San Lucas in January and that was better but May was also good.
Thomas  K.
Thomas K. Van Dyne, WI
Great weather and some of the fish were biting. Not sure if you would come away with a trophy as I'm not expert, but you'll come away with something to eat and show, for sure.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Great weather and some of the fish were biting. Not sure if you would come away with a trophy as I'm not expert, but you'll come away with something to eat and show, for sure.
Jonathon  K.
Jonathon K. Orlando, FL
Know what is in season and what is biting while you are in town. It will help with your expectations heading in to the day.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Know what is in season and what is biting while you are in town. It will help with your expectations heading in to the day.
Tony  S.
Tony S. Rockford, MI
Big boats targeting Marlin means fishing all day for that one bite. I have much more rewarding trips on pangas, more fish and a good experience.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Big boats targeting Marlin means fishing all day for that one bite. I have much more rewarding trips on pangas, more fish and a good experience.
Mike  C.
Mike C. Guelph, ON
Use fish Booker when looking to book a trip be careful there are a lot of people at the marina trying to sell fishing trips
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Use fish Booker when looking to book a trip be careful there are a lot of people at the marina trying to sell fishing trips
Ruben  R.
Ruben R. Philadelphia, PA
Captain louis and Anthony are really awesome. Caught 12 Dorado and they wouldn't quit till we caught fish. We caught 9 mahi one morning and they shut down the port and had to quit early because of wind. They offered to take us out again to get our full day finished and we we caught three more huge Dorado. They are very easy going and go to any length to get you your fish.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Captain louis and Anthony are really awesome. Caught 12 Dorado and they wouldn't quit till we caught fish. We caught 9 mahi one morning and they shut down the port and had to quit early because of wind. They offered to take us out again to get our full day finished and we we caught three more huge Dorado. They are very easy going and go to any length to get you your fish.
William  S.
William S. San José Del Cabo, BCS
bring sunscreen, a good book and some patience... It is offshore fishing "Not Offshore Catching". You will get the bites, just enjoy everything around you for what it is. Blue water good friends and family. When the bite happens, be ready, listen to the crew and captain. HAVE FUN
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
bring sunscreen, a good book and some patience... It is offshore fishing "Not Offshore Catching". You will get the bites, just enjoy everything around you for what it is. Blue water good friends and family. When the bite happens, be ready, listen to the crew and captain. HAVE FUN
Kyle  T.
Kyle T. Houston, TX
We had a great time heading out for 5 hours. The boat was really clean and comfortable with room to relax. We saw dolphin and a sea turtle as well as catching the tuna we were hoping to catch.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
We had a great time heading out for 5 hours. The boat was really clean and comfortable with room to relax. We saw dolphin and a sea turtle as well as catching the tuna we were hoping to catch.
Jill  M.
Jill M. San José Del Cabo, Baja California Sur
Enjoy the moment! If you catch something, great!!! Remember, you are not guaranteed to catch a fish. First time out and I caught a 10 ft blue marlin. Awesome!!!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Enjoy the moment! If you catch something, great!!! Remember, you are not guaranteed to catch a fish. First time out and I caught a 10 ft blue marlin. Awesome!!!
Greg  P.
Greg P. Spring, TX
Be ready for a little ruffer seas. We are used to fishing the Carribean. This was a little more than my wife could take
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Be ready for a little ruffer seas. We are used to fishing the Carribean. This was a little more than my wife could take
Jason  M.
Jason M. Mexico
Pack a light jacket and sunscreen. The temperature was low 60's in the morning and heated up to low 80's mid day. Make sure you have a way of transporting your catch back with you. One collapsible cooler will fit about 50lbs of fish (and is still fairly manageable to transport).
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Pack a light jacket and sunscreen. The temperature was low 60's in the morning and heated up to low 80's mid day. Make sure you have a way of transporting your catch back with you. One collapsible cooler will fit about 50lbs of fish (and is still fairly manageable to transport).
Nicholas  V.
Nicholas V. Houston, Texas
Come during a peak season for the fish you want. It is expensive because everyone gets their hand for money in your fishing trip (taxis, resorts, fishing company, fishing license, bait, filleting the fish, freezing the fish, etc....) Not to mention the pressure to catch and release. I love fish and wanted to keep it so we did.
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Come during a peak season for the fish you want. It is expensive because everyone gets their hand for money in your fishing trip (taxis, resorts, fishing company, fishing license, bait, filleting the fish, freezing the fish, etc....) Not to mention the pressure to catch and release. I love fish and wanted to keep it so we did.
Scott  H.
Scott H. Clayton, CA
Bring sunscreen and a big hat and we preferred the all inclusive for the fishing.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Bring sunscreen and a big hat and we preferred the all inclusive for the fishing.
Stan  G.
Stan G. Pima, AZ
We fished in Cabo in mid May 2019. The first two days were slow but the third day was great. It sounds like the striped Marlin fishing was just starting to get good. The rooster fishing was also good this time of year. Overall a great value for fishing compared to prices for charters at other destinations
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We fished in Cabo in mid May 2019. The first two days were slow but the third day was great. It sounds like the striped Marlin fishing was just starting to get good. The rooster fishing was also good this time of year. Overall a great value for fishing compared to prices for charters at other destinations
Michael  M.
Michael M. Boston, Massachusetts
Dress warm(waterproof jacket) in case of weather change and could get windy. No bathroom on boat. I asked the captain that I was not interested in Marlin and wanted to catch fish to eat. They can take you elsewhere to fish.
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Dress warm(waterproof jacket) in case of weather change and could get windy. No bathroom on boat. I asked the captain that I was not interested in Marlin and wanted to catch fish to eat. They can take you elsewhere to fish.
Brian  L.
Brian L. Tlaxcala De Xicohténcatl, Tlax.
Yes, absolutely. They took any pressure off and made it a great day and fun outing.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Yes, absolutely. They took any pressure off and made it a great day and fun outing.
Josh  S.
Josh S. Alabaster, AL

Reel Job Charters
Reel Job Charters
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 30 reviews
We saw a little of everything on our trip with Marro and Beto. Dolphin, 2 whales breaching at the same time, a sea turtle, seals,etc… We caught 2 fish: a Stripped Marlin and a Mahi. The crew went way out of their way to accommodate anything we needed. The breakfast and lunch burritos were very good and authentic. Will do it again.
Grant  Y.
Grant Y. Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur
Go Deeper Sport Fishing – 37'
Go Deeper Sport Fishing – 37'
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 6 reviews
Great experience! Our first mate Anthony worked hard with the captain to put us on some fish during a slow day. Wound up bottom fishing and had a ton of fun! Beer was cold! Would highly recommend. Worth the $$$. Thank you. We will be back.
Kevin  K.
Kevin K. Querétaro City, Querétaro
Black Marlin Sportfishing
Black Marlin Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 172 reviews
Very good experience fishing with this truly professional fisherman. They are anyhow relaxed and welcoming making your stay on board a pleasure. Very nice and interesting talks AND 2 beautiful Stripped Marlin
Max  W.
Max W. San José Del Cabo, Baja California Sur
El Budster Pride
El Budster Pride
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 226 reviews
If you're thinking about going fishing in San Lucas this is the choice to make. Ismail and Luis are passionated and well experience guides who will give you a perfect day on the water. We cauhgt three Marlins and some smaller stuff.
Max  W.
Max W. Mexico City, Mexico City
Black Marlin Sportfishing
Black Marlin Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 172 reviews
What a wonderful time. These guys are top notch. We limited out on large mahi mahi in no time. Had 4 on the hook at the same time. They were very professional and kept the boat very clean. Will be going again with them in the near future. Highly recomended!
Jim  R.
Jim R. Loretto, MN
Black Marlin Sportfishing
Black Marlin Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 172 reviews
Exceptional experience with Black Marlin Sportfishing! Manuel and crew are amazing and accommodating. We had a great time and caught an beautiful stripped marlin. Thank you to Captain and crew!!!
Ryan  H.
Ryan H. Tucson, AZ
Marlin Hunter I
Marlin Hunter I
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 41 reviews
We had a very good day fishing catching the first stripped marlin only half an hour after leaving the harbor. another one we got around noon. thanks a lot for that trip!
Max  W.
Max W. Mexico City, Mexico City
BlueSea sportfishing
BlueSea sportfishing
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 202 reviews
Awesome Experience! Jonny is So Nice and literally “a johnny on the spot”, kinda guy. Always great communication pre trip and he speaks excellent English, which he doubts 😉. The boat is small, but you see that upfront. I actually loved steering the boat, while he reloaded the lines between catches. As a solo gal fishing, I couldn’t ask for more. I look forward to fishing with him again in April.
Jennifer  H.
Jennifer H. Arlington, TX
Marlin Hunter I
Marlin Hunter I
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 41 reviews
Captain Chuy and first mate met all my needs without hesitation. They asked what I wanted to catch so that is what went for even though we all knew chances were only 50/50 at best. Within an hour of getting a line wet we had a 7+ footer Marlin onboard. My first. They are great with and will cater to your wants and needs.
Art  S.
Art S. Mount Selman, TX
El Budster Pride
El Budster Pride
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 226 reviews
I fish A LOT...great captain and deckhand. Worked hard, constantly changing lures. Will definitely use again!
Greg  S.
Greg S. Mesa, AZ
BlueSea sportfishing
BlueSea sportfishing
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 202 reviews
Johnny had us through a school of dorado and within seconds three of our four poles were engaged. Our limit was reached which gave way to many other more expensive charters to try our secret fishing spot. Thank you for the memorable and fun times! My son, 8 yrs old, will be coming back to San Diego with great fishing stories to tell.
Robert  D.
Robert D. San Diego, CA
BlueSea sportfishing
BlueSea sportfishing
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 202 reviews
What a great day. Captain Johnny Sanchez did a great job finding the fishing and giving my son and I a perfect day of fishing. We will be back.
Brandon  L.
Brandon L. West Linn, OR
Pacific Time Sports Fishing in Cabo
Pacific Time Sports Fishing in Cabo
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 14 reviews
The crew made everything easy ,operation is Great I will go back and fish on this boat.Thank you .
Mario  L.
Mario L. San Fernando, CA
Pacific Time Sports Fishing in Cabo
Pacific Time Sports Fishing in Cabo
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 14 reviews
The crew was profession, kind, fun and very knowledgeable. We started catching fish in the first hour including a Blue Marlin. I would highly recommend Captain Paulo’s crew.
Brock  E.
Brock E. Bow, NH
Black Marlin Sportfishing
Black Marlin Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 172 reviews
Staff was exceptional from the moment we got to Dock. Very attentive and helpful. Would recommend to family and friends. We will be back !
Darren  F.
Darren F. Twin Falls, ID
Pacific Time Sports Fishing in Cabo
Pacific Time Sports Fishing in Cabo
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 14 reviews
Paulo and his team were on time, friendly and were able to find a beautiful Marlin for us. It was a first for our girls. After we caught the Marlin we also scored some Skipjack to give us each a chance to fight some more fish before it was time to head back to the Marina. Good times for all!
Robert  L.
Robert L. San Diego, CA
Marlin Hunter I
Marlin Hunter I
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 41 reviews
This trip was amazing and we hauled in a 93-inch marlin. The name of the boat speaks for itself and the crew was incredible. We would highly recommend this trip!
Irwin  B.
Irwin B. Huntley, IL
Picudo Sport Fishing
Picudo Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 85 reviews
Captain Casey and his crew never disappoint! This was our 4th time with Picudo as we did two days back to back. We caught a lot of Dorado both days and ended with a nice Marlin! We got close to a pod of whales and had the dolphins swimming along side our boat. Captain Casey speaks English fluently so we can always communicate easily. Every time we book with Picudo, we feel like we get a once in a lifetime experience!
Morgan  M.
Morgan M. Charlotte, North Carolina
Go Deeper Sport Fishing – 37'
Go Deeper Sport Fishing – 37'
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 6 reviews
Had a blast with the crew of Go Deeper. The boat is in excellent shape and the crew was engaging the whole trip. Caught a great marlin and had a blast. Daniel and Rambo kept us entertained the whole time. Taught me a lot about rigging baits as well. Thanks guys!
Jason  F.
Jason F. Mexico
Black Marlin Sportfishing
Black Marlin Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 172 reviews
Captain Manuel Jimenez and crew gave us an experience of a lifetime... we were able to catch not just one but two (2) huge catches. 1- 8'9" stripped Marlin & 1- 8'ft sail fish. It was amazing.... if your looking for a guide he is the person to call. ***** five star review from The Bertrand's from Houston.
Frank  B.
Frank B. Pasadena, TX

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Cabo San Lucas

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Cabo San Lucas costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $451, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $731. These prices are based on trips booked on our site recently.

Prices will vary depending on trip length, fishing technique, as well as the type and size of the boat you booked. However, to give you an indication, the average boat size in Cabo San Lucas is 32 ft and the most common vessel type is a Offshore sport fishing.

According to customer reviews, BlueSea sportfishing, Black Marlin Sportfishing, and Cabo Sportfishing Crew – Blue Tail are some of the most popular fishing charters in Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur. Full list of top fishing charters in Cabo San Lucas.

BlueSea sportfishing, Black Marlin Sportfishing, and Cabo Sportfishing Crew – Blue Tail all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Cabo San Lucas.

The best way to experience fishing in Cabo San Lucas is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur.

The most popular fish species you can target are Dolphin (Mahi Mahi), Marlin (Blue), and Tuna (Yellowfin). Top fishing techniques include trolling, bottom fishing, and deep sea fishing. Offshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and inshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

If you want to land a lot of different species in one day, December is the month for you. The main target is Striped Marlin, with Wahoo, Dorado, Yellowfin Tuna offering a prized supporting cast offshore, along with more inshore.  Check availability for local fishing charters in Cabo San Lucas.