Cabo San Lucas

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Cabo San Lucas Fishing Charters

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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Cabo San Lucas

According to customer reviews, BlueSea sportfishing, Black Marlin Sportfishing, and Fish On – Private Charters 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.

The average price for a private 4 hour Cabo San Lucas fishing trip is $561, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $838 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

BlueSea sportfishing, Black Marlin Sportfishing, and Fish On – Private Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Cabo San Lucas.

The most popular fish species you can target are Dolphin (Mahi Mahi), Blue Marlin, and Striped Marlin. Top fishing techniques include Trolling, Bottom Fishing, and Deep Sea Fishing. Offshore fishing, inshore fishing, and nearshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

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
Excellent
4.2 / 5
Based on 27746 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

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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If you’re looking for numbers of dolphin, this is a great time of year. Marlin can be tough in the early and mid September. I would wait until October for bills
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you’re looking for numbers of dolphin, this is a great time of year. Marlin can be tough in the early and mid September. I would wait until October for bills
Jason  R.
Jason R.
A fish processor came to the boat and took us to their shop, vacuum packed the catch over night and delivered a 50 pound, airport ready box for us the following morning at 7:00 am, so convenient and reasonably priced. If you have a great trip like we did, tip captain and mate generously, they deserve it!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
A fish processor came to the boat and took us to their shop, vacuum packed the catch over night and delivered a 50 pound, airport ready box for us the following morning at 7:00 am, so convenient and reasonably priced. If you have a great trip like we did, tip captain and mate generously, they deserve it!
Henry  D.
Henry D.
Fish with El Budsters pride. They are low key, friendly, professional, listen to all customer requests and make it happen!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fish with El Budsters pride. They are low key, friendly, professional, listen to all customer requests and make it happen!
Rob  W.
Rob W. Hughson, CA
Read all the reviews of the boats listed on the site. We thought that a larger boat might be better equipped to handle the swells (which it did) but upon return, some of the smaller vessels actually caught more fish and marlin which we were hoping for. We understand that marlin are in towards Dec. & Jan. Nevertheless, this is my second time going personally and cannot wait to go back next year! You will not be disappointed. The people are wonderful in Cabo
Very good
4.0 / 5
Read all the reviews of the boats listed on the site. We thought that a larger boat might be better equipped to handle the swells (which it did) but upon return, some of the smaller vessels actually caught more fish and marlin which we were hoping for. We understand that marlin are in towards Dec. & Jan. Nevertheless, this is my second time going personally and cannot wait to go back next year! You will not be disappointed. The people are wonderful in Cabo
Robert  H.
Robert H.
It is really hot on the boat in Sept even for the morning trips. Dress in light clothing! Bring sunscreen hat, and sunglasses.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It is really hot on the boat in Sept even for the morning trips. Dress in light clothing! Bring sunscreen hat, and sunglasses.
Kaitlyn  S.
Kaitlyn S. Gardena, CA
Half day is all you need to schedule... only 2 boats oit for the full day. 1 hit in the afternoon.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Half day is all you need to schedule... only 2 boats oit for the full day. 1 hit in the afternoon.
Michael  D.
Michael D. Mesa, AZ
Sept might not be the best time. We have had better luck fishing in Oct, but we still have 3 more fishing days left.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Sept might not be the best time. We have had better luck fishing in Oct, but we still have 3 more fishing days left.
Timothy  B.
Timothy B. League City, TX
Hat , sunglasses, sunscreen, be prepared for rough seas. This boat was all inclusive and provided licence, bait tackle, and also food and beverage.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Hat , sunglasses, sunscreen, be prepared for rough seas. This boat was all inclusive and provided licence, bait tackle, and also food and beverage.
Phillip  M.
Phillip M. Sargent, TX
You just never know. But the worst day fishing is better than the best day at work
Excellent
4.3 / 5
You just never know. But the worst day fishing is better than the best day at work
Eric  L.
Eric L. Gillette, WY
El Budster is very professional and the want you to get fish. Cleanness boat and restroom, Excellent gear, they know the waters!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
El Budster is very professional and the want you to get fish. Cleanness boat and restroom, Excellent gear, they know the waters!
Bill  B.
Bill B. San José Del Cabo, Baja California Sur
Go early. It gets hot about midday. Bring snacks and drinks (they provided water) if going on the 1/2 day trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go early. It gets hot about midday. Bring snacks and drinks (they provided water) if going on the 1/2 day trip.
Donald  M.
Donald M. El Paso, TX
These guys were just so nice and the fishing experience may not have ended how you would see on tiktok or something crazy, but the men in the ship her all very kind and my first experience deep sea fishin trip was not disappointing
Excellent
4.7 / 5
These guys were just so nice and the fishing experience may not have ended how you would see on tiktok or something crazy, but the men in the ship her all very kind and my first experience deep sea fishin trip was not disappointing
Laura  M.
Laura M. Oak Point, TX
Get yourself a good captain who has good vision. I wish I would have stretched my arms before heading out (I am still sore 2 days after fighting my fish for 1 hour). Be patient and get ready for a fun fight!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get yourself a good captain who has good vision. I wish I would have stretched my arms before heading out (I am still sore 2 days after fighting my fish for 1 hour). Be patient and get ready for a fun fight!
John  R.
John R. Canyon Lake, TX
This is an awesome place to go fishing. The water 12 miles out was 600 to 800 feet deep. This allows you a lot more fishing on your trip. At 1 to 2 miles out you are already 250 feet deep. Great place and very friendly people.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This is an awesome place to go fishing. The water 12 miles out was 600 to 800 feet deep. This allows you a lot more fishing on your trip. At 1 to 2 miles out you are already 250 feet deep. Great place and very friendly people.
Alan  S.
Alan S. Monongahela, PA
Definitely chose the meco yace! The crew was fabulous. In the fall you can fish while whale watching!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely chose the meco yace! The crew was fabulous. In the fall you can fish while whale watching!
Mindy  M.
Mindy M. Waxahachie, TX
If you are susceptible to motion sickness at all, take anti-motion sickness medicine.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you are susceptible to motion sickness at all, take anti-motion sickness medicine.
Andrew  M.
Andrew M. Arvada, CO
We did a 3 hour sunset trip. We def needed more time. Would recommend a full day!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We did a 3 hour sunset trip. We def needed more time. Would recommend a full day!
Ethan  D.
Ethan D. United States
Definitely go out on a boat, we have been fishing from the surf but it’s been too rough. And this particular boat and Capt., I thought that an excellent job targeting the fish.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Definitely go out on a boat, we have been fishing from the surf but it’s been too rough. And this particular boat and Capt., I thought that an excellent job targeting the fish.
Greg  W.
Greg W. Lineboro, MD
Heard that the fishing wasn’t great this week but we got lucky with two fish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Heard that the fishing wasn’t great this week but we got lucky with two fish
David  A.  P.
David A. P.
If you’re a beginner or novice fisher, try Johnnys crew and the mystic Marlin.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you’re a beginner or novice fisher, try Johnnys crew and the mystic Marlin.
Ray  L.
Ray L. Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua

Rosa Del Mar II
Rosa Del Mar II
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
For a 1/2 day of fishing it was just what we were looking for being inexperienced. We had a great time and an outstanding lunch in the Marina at the Tiki Bar that prepared the fish that we had caught.
Gregg  D.
Gregg D.
Black Marlin Sportfishing
Black Marlin Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(523 reviews)
Manuel and José were awesome! Already booked another trip with them. Extremely professional and prepared for any species that came our way. Had a fish onboard in the first hour and it never stopped! FANTASTIC!
Kayla  S.
Kayla S.
La Paloma 34'
La Paloma 34'
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
Caught dorado limit for the boat with 2hrs to spare to try for a Marlin. Great day. Captain did real good at trying to keep us out of direct sun most of the time as well
Kevin  M.
Kevin M.
Fish Tale’s
Fish Tale’s
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
We left the Cabo marina at 6am and by 7:12am we were reeling in Dorado. Captain Ricardo Nuñez took us right to them, and Victor the deck hand kept everything going as we were reeling in 2 or 3 at a time! Both of them made this trip awesome. We caught 15+ in all. Definitely coming back to Fish Tales.
Edward  R.
Edward R.
Black Marlin Sportfishing
Black Marlin Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(523 reviews)
My name is C.R. This was my first time to Cabo I took 2 other friends that hadn’t done anything like this and we all had so much fun!! The crew is excellent and worked very hard and went above and beyond! Next time I am in Cabo we will defiantly be aboard The Black Marlin!!! Many thanks!!
Charles  B.
Charles B.
M Sport Fishing Cabo - Mextime 31'
M Sport Fishing Cabo - Mextime 31'
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Mextime is a fabulous fishing machine. The Captain Fillipe and mate Tony are outstanding fishermen. You will be amazed. Chartered the Mextime 3 times now and caught marlin on all three trips. What can I say. WOW !! Poncho the owner is great to deal with. Super communication and very flexible. A great team to hire for your next charter.
Eric  R.
Eric R.
Black Marlin Sportfishing
Black Marlin Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(523 reviews)
Third outing with this crew and boat. We caught a Marlin and 6 Mahi Mahi. Crew is professional and know how to find fish. Already booking our next trip with them. Highly recommend the Black Marlin.
Derrick  K.
Derrick K.
Black Marlin Sportfishing
Black Marlin Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(523 reviews)
The crew were knowledgeable and experienced. The boat was comfortable and well equipped. The communication with the captain, via the app, was very good. We would recommend the Black Marlin!
Steven  C.
Steven C.
El Budster
El Budster
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(250 reviews)
Francisco and Homer were awesome, asked what we wanted to do and delivered big. We caught sailfish, mahi, and big yellowfin tuna, ended the day hoping no more would bite, so tired of cranking big fish. My wife and I booked hoping just to see the beauty of Cabo and maybe catch a few fish, our expectations were more than met. I would recommend El Budster to anyone! Thanks for the trip of a lifetime!
Henry  D.
Henry D.
Pacific Time Sports Fishing in Cabo
Pacific Time Sports Fishing in Cabo
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(110 reviews)
It was a slow day but they kept changing bait until we found what they wanted. The deck hand worked hard at all day. And we did get into it with three Dorado, a small Tuna and ended the day with a 104”, 140 # striped Marlin.
Richard  C.
Richard C.
Black Marlin Sportfishing
Black Marlin Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(523 reviews)
Manuel and his crew did a fantastic job getting my son and I on the fish!! Great experience!!
Todd  T.
Todd T. United States
Cabo Sportfishing Crew – Reel Tequila
Cabo Sportfishing Crew – Reel Tequila
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(161 reviews)
Nice and clean boat. Crew was great and we got some nice Dorado and a bonus Wahoo.
Kyle  R.
Kyle R.
BlueSea sportfishing
BlueSea sportfishing
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(443 reviews)
Went 2 days with my dad, got so many dorado the first day we lost count, the next day got into som big yellowfin. Great crew, great time and plenty of fish. Best fishing trip I have had ever!
Constantine  P.
Constantine P.
Blue Water  – 35' Riviere
Blue Water – 35' Riviere
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
I got sick after one fish but my wife kept reeling in the dorado for us. Crew were helpful and found the fish quickly. Got a fish filleted and cooked at Alexander’s.
Curt  C.
Curt C. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Wahoo 33'
Wahoo 33'
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Very good
4.0 / 5
(137 reviews)
Thought Eduardo was going to be our captain as advertised but nevertheless we had a great captain (limited English) who tried his darndest for us to attempt to catch a marlin in the afternoon. However, we caught several mahi that were prepared for us to take to a restaurant which was greatly appreciated. Would definitely book this again but would appreciate a "refresh" on the inside cabin.
Robert  H.
Robert H.
BlueSea sportfishing
BlueSea sportfishing
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Very good
4.0 / 5
(443 reviews)
The captain and the crew were great. We caught lots of fish. Sorry guys we gave you a small tip. We asked afterwards what the tip should be and we were told 40 to 50 per person. We gave them 20 each. We will be more generous next time!
DESPINA  T.
DESPINA T. Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur
Rosa Del Mar II
Rosa Del Mar II
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Captain Carlos and the crew took great care of us. It was my first time fishing and we managed to catch a dorado and a large marlin. So stoked 🤙🏽
Colby  C.
Colby C. Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur
Black Marlin Sportfishing
Black Marlin Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(523 reviews)
The Captain and Crew of the Black Marlin were nothing less than amazing!! They made me and my team feel welcome, very comfortable, and confident we would not only enjoy the trip but catch a Monster…. And we did!! We will definitely be booking our next trip will Black Marlin!!!
Gary  T.
Gary T.
Cabo Sportfishing Crew – Blue Tail II
Cabo Sportfishing Crew – Blue Tail II
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(13 reviews)
Had a wonderful day on the water the captain and crew worked there hardest to Make sure our experience on the trip was a success
Rodney  C.
Rodney C. Shorter, AL
Cabo Sportfishing Crew – Reel Tequila
Cabo Sportfishing Crew – Reel Tequila
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(161 reviews)
Captain Jose and Raphael were experienced and knowledgeable, we caught 5 mahi and 1 back tuna. This was our second trip with Cabo Sportfishing, they took good care of us. Fun day, great experience!
Shannon  M.
Shannon M. Parish, NY