Cabo San Lucas Fishing Charters

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Cabo San Lucas Fishing Charters

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According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur are: Full list of top fishing charters in Cabo San Lucas

The average price for a private 4 hour Cabo San Lucas fishing trip is $566, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $838 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Cabo San Lucas that received great reviews from families are:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Cabo San Lucas are:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – $375
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $475
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $645
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $610
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $729

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
4.3 / 5
Based on 27959 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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you want to catch Marlin, recommend whole day booking in November so that you go further out to reach the Marlin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you want to catch Marlin, recommend whole day booking in November so that you go further out to reach the Marlin
Mitchell  J.
Mitchell J.
The Mahi are here crazy thick this time of the year! If you want marlin you have to go 25+ miles off shore and we were catching Mahi 10 minutes from the Mariana
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The Mahi are here crazy thick this time of the year! If you want marlin you have to go 25+ miles off shore and we were catching Mahi 10 minutes from the Mariana
Austin  F.
Austin F.
November is a very good month for beginners to get settled into catching Mahi Mahi. It is an excellent fighting fish that are small enough to figure out the basics of angling offshore. And one of the tastiest fish of all... Take your catch to Captain Tony's and have it prepared 3-5 different ways on the menu.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
November is a very good month for beginners to get settled into catching Mahi Mahi. It is an excellent fighting fish that are small enough to figure out the basics of angling offshore. And one of the tastiest fish of all... Take your catch to Captain Tony's and have it prepared 3-5 different ways on the menu.
Daniel  E.
Daniel E.
Go with the flow. Listen to the Capt. and the deck hand and enjoy the ride.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go with the flow. Listen to the Capt. and the deck hand and enjoy the ride.
Jeff  S.
Jeff S.
Be sure to communicate with your captain exactly what you want to get out of your trip for the day.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be sure to communicate with your captain exactly what you want to get out of your trip for the day.
Louis  P.
Louis P.
Unless you go to the finger banks, which are about 40 to 50 mile offshore, you are not guaranteed a Marlin. If that is the species, you’re after, prepared to have patience, and the money to go out that far.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Unless you go to the finger banks, which are about 40 to 50 mile offshore, you are not guaranteed a Marlin. If that is the species, you’re after, prepared to have patience, and the money to go out that far.
RAFIK  A.
RAFIK A.
If possible, try different boats and Captains. If at all possible, talk with the actual Captain beforehand for accurate and realistic plannng. FishingBooker twice used ineffective middlemen versus communication with the actual Captain (who will make or break your experience).
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If possible, try different boats and Captains. If at all possible, talk with the actual Captain beforehand for accurate and realistic plannng. FishingBooker twice used ineffective middlemen versus communication with the actual Captain (who will make or break your experience).
Mark  H.
Mark H.
Bring an extra hat or sunscreen lol wind took my to davie jones locker quick everything was good boat ran good they have a cooler bring ice or buy it at the docks for a bit more
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring an extra hat or sunscreen lol wind took my to davie jones locker quick everything was good boat ran good they have a cooler bring ice or buy it at the docks for a bit more
Nolan  U.
Nolan U.
Yes, this is a great trip for first time angler or more experienced folks. We targeted Dorado rather than marlin, but the boat is well set up for catching larger game fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes, this is a great trip for first time angler or more experienced folks. We targeted Dorado rather than marlin, but the boat is well set up for catching larger game fish.
Colin  T.
Colin T.
I definitely recommend the 8 hour trip. We were able to get way out into the water to target the big fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I definitely recommend the 8 hour trip. We were able to get way out into the water to target the big fish!
Daniel  P.
Daniel P.
First time and inexperienced anglers fishing in Cabo San Lucas on a 22ft panga provides a very exhilarating experience. Any person that experiences nausua from motion or sea sickness may not enjoy fishing on a 22ft panga boat.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
First time and inexperienced anglers fishing in Cabo San Lucas on a 22ft panga provides a very exhilarating experience. Any person that experiences nausua from motion or sea sickness may not enjoy fishing on a 22ft panga boat.
Lennie  A.
Lennie A.
Wear sun protection and a sun fishing shirt , long sleeve , for cool comfort , not a cotton shirt. Ice is provided so bring your favorite drinks and food. Nothing like an ice cold drink on a hot day. This boat is wide and stable in swells , compared to other boats. Enjoy yourself and have fun !
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Wear sun protection and a sun fishing shirt , long sleeve , for cool comfort , not a cotton shirt. Ice is provided so bring your favorite drinks and food. Nothing like an ice cold drink on a hot day. This boat is wide and stable in swells , compared to other boats. Enjoy yourself and have fun !
Jackie  F.
Jackie F.

Ursula Fishing IV – 34’ Crystaliner
Ursula Fishing IV – 34’ Crystaliner
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(342 reviews)
Victor and Manuel absolutely killed it! We had 12 Dorado in the boat by 8 am! Awesome crew. Great Experience. Tons of fun.
AUSTIN  O.
AUSTIN O.
Black Marlin Sportfishing
Black Marlin Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(574 reviews)
The trip was perfect. Just make sure you have cash! It is written in the description but I always expect to pay for something as expensive as this trip to pay with a CC. It worked out, but added a non necessary stress
Steve  P.
Steve P.
Picudo Sport Fishing
Picudo Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(170 reviews)
Captain and crew were fantastic. We thoroughly enjoyed the day. Got our limit of fish. Beautiful day. Beautiful day. Great food. Could not have been better.
Madeleine  R.
Madeleine R.
Cabo Sportfishing Crew – Blue Tail II
Cabo Sportfishing Crew – Blue Tail II
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
Booked and 8 hour trip with these guys and it went great, the crew went above and beyond, I’m not a picky fisherman I just wanted to catch fish and maybe a marlin they definitely made sure we got into the fish they where constantly changing baits and lures and trying to get us a marlin even though we didn’t catch a marlin we had a great time catching big mahi mahi
Randy  C.
Randy C.
BlueSea sportfishing
BlueSea sportfishing
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(474 reviews)
Our captain, Cesar, got us on some Dorado before the sun had fully come up. The rest of the day was a blast, absolutely worth it for the price.
Nicholas  R.
Nicholas R.
Black Marlin Sportfishing
Black Marlin Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(574 reviews)
Fished for years with a larger company whose prices increased and service declined. Tried Black Marlin and what a fantastic day. 6 Dorado, 2 Skip Jack and 3 Marlin!! Captain and Jose were fantastic, kept us on fish all day and worked constantly to do so. Excellent crew skills, well maintained boat and equipment. Thanks for the amazing day guys... we will be back!
JEFFREY  K.
JEFFREY K.
El Budster Pride
El Budster Pride
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(459 reviews)
Luis put us on 2 marlin in the first 90 min! Incredible day. Ricardo was an exceptional deckhand. Boat was clean, service was excellent. We will be back!
Britney  S.
Britney S.
Cabo Sportfishing Crew – Blue Tail II
Cabo Sportfishing Crew – Blue Tail II
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
We had an excellent day of fishing with Captain Ismael and First mate Rafael. They went out their way to make sure we had everything we needed to have a great day. They were informative and very helpful. The fishing was great! We landed three Mahi mahi and we had two hookups and landed one Marlin before lunch! Best day ever!
Jon  M.
Jon M.
BlueSea Sportfishing –Mystic Marlin
BlueSea Sportfishing –Mystic Marlin
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(34 reviews)
Let’s just say I didn’t know what to expect… this was amazing! On time, friendly, best part?! We hit limit!!! The crew was so accommodating and just fabulous! There were 4 of us, we had a blast! We’re booking next year for sure!
Lacey  M.  V.
Lacey M. V.
Cabo Sportfishing Crew – Blue Tail
Cabo Sportfishing Crew – Blue Tail
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(705 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.
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.
Wahoo 33'
Wahoo 33'
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(152 reviews)
Great day on the water and captain took us right into the Dorado’s, we had our three limits in an hour, couldn’t ask for more!
Earl  G.
Earl G.
El Budster Pride
El Budster Pride
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(459 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.
Picudo Sport Fishing
Picudo Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(170 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.
Cabo Sportfishing Crew – Blue Tail
Cabo Sportfishing Crew – Blue Tail
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(705 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.
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.
Black Marlin Sportfishing
Black Marlin Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(574 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.
Cabo Sportfishing Crew – Blue Tail II
Cabo Sportfishing Crew – Blue Tail II
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(31 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.
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.