Cabo San Lucas Fishing Charters

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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Cabo San Lucas

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 US $570, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you US $853 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

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

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Cabo San Lucas are:

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Many fishing charters in Cabo San Lucas 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 Cabo San Lucas are:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Cabo San Lucas are:
  • 5-hour fishing trips – US $573
  • 8-hour fishing trips – US $688

Fishing in Cabo San Lucas

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 Fishing Seasons

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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What anglers said about fishing in Cabo San Lucas

I loved the personal experience with the captain on this small boat. My favorite fishing ever!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I loved the personal experience with the captain on this small boat. My favorite fishing ever!!!
BlueSea sportfishing
BlueSea sportfishing
wear long sleeves sunglasses hat and bring sunblock and water, I cant say I'm educated enough to say if it was good or bad, but seeing as we caught and say marlin I can't complain. I would say it's great time to see stuff besides the fishing, seeing all the whales was super cool
Excellent
5.0 / 5
wear long sleeves sunglasses hat and bring sunblock and water, I cant say I'm educated enough to say if it was good or bad, but seeing as we caught and say marlin I can't complain. I would say it's great time to see stuff besides the fishing, seeing all the whales was super cool
Cabo Sportfishing Crew – Blue Tail
Cabo Sportfishing Crew – Blue Tail
It was easy to see these guys new what they were doing Highly recommend by me !!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was easy to see these guys new what they were doing Highly recommend by me !!
Black Marlin Sportfishing
Black Marlin Sportfishing
Captain noted it was the end of the pelagic season. Boat was rigged only for trolling. We would have opted for reef fishing after 4 hours of trolling with no action and few other boats catching fish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain noted it was the end of the pelagic season. Boat was rigged only for trolling. We would have opted for reef fishing after 4 hours of trolling with no action and few other boats catching fish
Kellyfish Cabo Sportfishing
Kellyfish Cabo Sportfishing
Many boats to choose from. Recommend Black Marlin. Manuel and Jose have this down to a science. In any event read reviews and hope you can get on a boat with a solid crew who works to catch fish because it’s not easy.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Many boats to choose from. Recommend Black Marlin. Manuel and Jose have this down to a science. In any event read reviews and hope you can get on a boat with a solid crew who works to catch fish because it’s not easy.
Black Marlin Sportfishing
Black Marlin Sportfishing
Just get out there...you may not catch fish every outing but when you do your going to be pulling in some awesome fish in Cabo.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just get out there...you may not catch fish every outing but when you do your going to be pulling in some awesome fish in Cabo.
Cabo Mahi Mahi – 23' Panga
Cabo Mahi Mahi – 23' Panga
Book with the right boat and crew. Read reviews and speak with the captain beforehand and discuss expectations and what you are looking for in your trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with the right boat and crew. Read reviews and speak with the captain beforehand and discuss expectations and what you are looking for in your trip.
Cabo Sportfishing Crew – Reel Tequila
Cabo Sportfishing Crew – Reel Tequila
I alway wear shorts under pants for the early morning ride out and put the pants in a bag when it warms up. Most boats have a spot to stay out of the cool breeze though
Excellent
4.3 / 5
I alway wear shorts under pants for the early morning ride out and put the pants in a bag when it warms up. Most boats have a spot to stay out of the cool breeze though
El Pargo ll Fishing Tours in Cabos
El Pargo ll Fishing Tours in Cabos
Pick high season of species targeted, fish the week up to full moon, and go with a good crew.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Pick high season of species targeted, fish the week up to full moon, and go with a good crew.
Black Marlin Sportfishing
Black Marlin Sportfishing
Combine inshore with offshore on your trip to catch a nice variety . If motion sickness an issue get a bromine patch from your doctor. Works wonders.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Combine inshore with offshore on your trip to catch a nice variety . If motion sickness an issue get a bromine patch from your doctor. Works wonders.
La Guaycura Sports Fishing
La Guaycura Sports Fishing
Keep very positive energy and low expectations. You’ll enjoy it more and be much more grateful that way.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Keep very positive energy and low expectations. You’ll enjoy it more and be much more grateful that way.
BlueSea sportfishing
BlueSea sportfishing
Definitely a great time to fish for Marlin! They were leaping around us and tons of boats around us had them on the line.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely a great time to fish for Marlin! They were leaping around us and tons of boats around us had them on the line.
El Budster Pride
El Budster Pride
Have fished in Cabo for almost 10 years now and have never been disappointed…
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Have fished in Cabo for almost 10 years now and have never been disappointed…
Cabo Sportfishing Crew – Blue Tail II
Cabo Sportfishing Crew – Blue Tail II
Try to talk with your captain about your expectations or what you want to go after. Your first choice might not always be the hot bite.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Try to talk with your captain about your expectations or what you want to go after. Your first choice might not always be the hot bite.
Sushi Time Sport Fishing
Sushi Time Sport Fishing
Make a plan for fish cleaning, packaging, and shipping before boarding if you want to keep some to eat.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make a plan for fish cleaning, packaging, and shipping before boarding if you want to keep some to eat.
Black Marlin Sportfishing
Black Marlin Sportfishing
Manuel and Jorrge are capable of helping anglers of all experience levels. We were confident
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Manuel and Jorrge are capable of helping anglers of all experience levels. We were confident
Black Marlin Sportfishing
Black Marlin Sportfishing
I shop various boats to fish considering their cost and reviews. This was my first time using this boat. They did not disappoint. Bigger ain’t better, this Captain and Crew made our fishing enjoyable.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I shop various boats to fish considering their cost and reviews. This was my first time using this boat. They did not disappoint. Bigger ain’t better, this Captain and Crew made our fishing enjoyable.
George Fishing Charters
George Fishing Charters
Listen and let Capt. and Crew do what they do They spend a lot of hours out there bc they love to catch fish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Listen and let Capt. and Crew do what they do They spend a lot of hours out there bc they love to catch fish
Black Marlin Sportfishing
Black Marlin Sportfishing
They asked what we wanted to catch and then targeted that!! They were great from the time we go on the boat and the whole trip!! Would highly recommend them and will fish with them again!!???
Excellent
5.0 / 5
They asked what we wanted to catch and then targeted that!! They were great from the time we go on the boat and the whole trip!! Would highly recommend them and will fish with them again!!???
Cabo Sportfishing Crew – Blue Tail
Cabo Sportfishing Crew – Blue Tail
Amazing fishing in December and got to see some whales as well. Nice treat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Amazing fishing in December and got to see some whales as well. Nice treat
Phantom Fishing Cabo – Phantom
Phantom Fishing Cabo – Phantom

How did anglers rate fishing charters in Cabo San Lucas?

Wahoo 33'
Wahoo 33'
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(176 reviews)
Captain and first mate were first rate! Caught so many Mahi today! Do not hesitate to book with them!
Anne  M.
Anne M.
Cabo Sportfishing Crew – Blue Tail
Cabo Sportfishing Crew – Blue Tail
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(748 reviews)
We fished 2 days and they are a great crew. We caught striped marlin and Mahi both days. I would highly recommend this boat
James  M.
James M.
Fin Chaser Sportfishing – “Fin Chaser”
Fin Chaser Sportfishing – “Fin Chaser”
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(52 reviews)
We had a great time with the morning trip. The burritos for lunch were great and we were able to pull in a White Marlin and a Dorado, catching both fish we hooked
Jake  H.
Jake H.
Black Marlin Sportfishing
Black Marlin Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(623 reviews)
The captain and first mate were the best. The captain's years of experience kept us on the fish all day. The first mate did a great job keeping the variety of lures to present to the fish. The fresh bait was changed in a timelly manner. Our entire day was greeted with very friendly, outgoing, and knowledgable crew, and they were top-notch. I would recommend the Black Marlin, and I will be back to fish with them again.
Debra  H.
Debra H.
Picudo Sport Fishing
Picudo Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(182 reviews)
Captain Casey and crew were amazing. Second time out with them. Fantastic time! Three marlin’s and 3 dorado. Excellent day!
Cara  V.
Cara V.
El Pargo ll Fishing Tours in Cabos
El Pargo ll Fishing Tours in Cabos
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
Juan and his crew were great! We got a ride out, got some burritos from captain tonys restaurant and we’re off. Caught a marlin and was great!
Alan  L.
Alan L.
Blue Sky Cabo – 43’ Riviere
Blue Sky Cabo – 43’ Riviere
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(11 reviews)
A nice trip fishing but wished we could have fished the Pacific as well as the Sea of Cortez.
Pat  C.
Pat C.
Cabo Sportfishing Crew – Reel Tequila
Cabo Sportfishing Crew – Reel Tequila
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(214 reviews)
This was our first ocean charter and won’t be the last! Great experience from start to finish had the chance to catch a few species and target Striped Marlin, the captain and first mate where great to us showed us lots and went above and beyond expectations thanks for the trip!!
Jordan  R.
Jordan R.
Cabo Sportfishing Crew – Blue Tail
Cabo Sportfishing Crew – Blue Tail
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(748 reviews)
Captain and mate were great to get us some fish. Gave my boys some good memories. Slow day fishing but they still were able to get some fish on lines.
Justin  F.
Justin F.
Wahoo 33'
Wahoo 33'
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(176 reviews)
Great trip. Crew was diligent in the pursuit of my target species. Caught and released two striped marlin.
Michael  G.
Michael G.
Cabo Sportfishing Crew – Reel Tequila
Cabo Sportfishing Crew – Reel Tequila
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(214 reviews)
Started off with sunrise and lots of whales Caught bonito and a very nice stepped marlin. Crew on reel taquila was top notch , good English
Marcel  P.
Marcel P.
Kellyfish Cabo Sportfishing
Kellyfish Cabo Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(47 reviews)
We had a great time, caught a large Marlin and Mahi Mahi as well as a Bonito and a Tuna. The captain and crew worked tirelessly for us. The whales breaching all around were a bonus
Ken  C.
Ken C.
Black Marlin Sportfishing
Black Marlin Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(623 reviews)
We had an incredible day with Manuel and José! Caught some skipjack first to get the kids warmed up and then hooked into a 2 hour battle with a striped marlin😁. The kids kept switching every 15-20 minutes on the reel and José was great about helping them with the battle. Caught a nice Mahi Mahi to finish the day and had it prepared right near the dock for us to eat. Great day!!!
Eric  H.
Eric H.
El Budster Pride
El Budster Pride
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(483 reviews)
I’ve been to Cabo fishing a number of times but this was the best by far. Not only did we catch bass, skipjack, dorado and marlin!! But the Captain and crew were fantastic with our sons who had not done this before! Caught fish from the first thing in the morning to the last hour of the trip. I am certainly coming back to fish with this team again. You go Louis and Miguel !!!!!
Michael  L.
Michael L.
BlueSea sportfishing
BlueSea sportfishing
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(503 reviews)
Jonathan was super cool. Very personal experience. Just him and i fishing all day. I even got to drive the boat. I have been on a lot of charters. This one was the best by far. Also we caught fish
Jeremiah  F.
Jeremiah F.
Ursula Fishing IV – 34’ Crystaliner
Ursula Fishing IV – 34’ Crystaliner
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(358 reviews)
The crew made sure all of us in the family caught some bonita fish and we ended up hooking two beautiful marlins and a dorado! Great time was had by all. The ship was clean and crew was very professional!
Richard  B.
Richard B.
Picudo Sport Fishing
Picudo Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(182 reviews)
We thoroughly enjoyed our day with Casey and crew. Very experienced captain who put us on the fish and did not disappoint. Caught 3 great Marlins, 2 Dorado, and a bunch of other fish I can’t remember the names of. Was great with our four kids and I highly recommended.
Timothy  S.
Timothy S.
Cabo Sportfishing Crew – Blue Tail
Cabo Sportfishing Crew – Blue Tail
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(748 reviews)
What a great trip and a great crew. Once in lifetime catch for me. 30 - 40 minutes to get it on deck.
Mike  F.
Mike F.
Cabo Sportfishing Crew – Reel Tequila
Cabo Sportfishing Crew – Reel Tequila
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(214 reviews)
There was four of us on the fishing trip, and we told the captain that we wanted everyone to catch some fish, and we did! We caught mahi-mahi ! And then to make the trip even better, we caught a huge Marlin! We all had a great time. A huge shout out to the cabin boy (Rafael), who was very attentive and patient with all of us. Drinks and a lunch were provided as promised.
Marsha  S.
Marsha S.
El Budster Pride
El Budster Pride
Fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(483 reviews)
The crew of The Budster Pride, Luis the Captain and deck mate Ismel did an incredible job allowing us to check one off on our bucket list in catching a Marlin. We caught two (2) Stripped Marlin and a tuna! Great crew and they work hard!
Wayne  T.
Wayne T.

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