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Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours

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La Patrona 46 Ft

4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (70)
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trips from $700

SportfishingCancun - Mamacita

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trips from $136

Samaki Cancun Charters

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trips from $580

Fishing Cancún Charters

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Chartiers Del Mar – Camille

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Cancun Light Tackle Fly Fish – 18'

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Fishing Boats in Cancun – Robalo

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Chac Chi Marina - 36ft Heavenly

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Sportfishingcancun – Chowy

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Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula may be famous for its sun-drenched resorts and vacation-friendly coastline, but there’s another reason why you should make the journey here. Positioned right near the migratory route of some world-famous pelagic fish, it’s the country’s best-kept secret when it comes to casting a line! You’ll find a whole host of fishing charters in Cancun – the area’s hottest departure point for both inshore and offshore angling adventures.
 
Inshore, you’ll explore the fish-filled waters around Isla Mujeres and Isla Blanca, located about 25 miles from Cancun itself. These islands are home to famous game species such as Bonefish, Permit, Snook, and Tarpon. Closer to home, there’s the Nichupté Lagoon, which offers up some excellent flats fishing action for huge Permit. A local tip – fly fishing is especially popular on these shallow waters!
 
It’s fair to say, however, that the main draw for anglers visiting Cancun is the unbeatable offshore action. Thanks to its location, you’ll be able to start trolling or bottom fishing for your chosen target straight from the marina and will hit productive fishing spots around 15 miles out. Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, and Mahi Mahi all lurk beneath these waters. Make sure you bring along plenty of fighting spirit!
 
The best way to experience Cancun’s endless angling opportunities is alongside a local captain. There’s a whole host of charter vessels dotted around the city, offering adventures for all skill levels. Inshore trips generally start at the 4-hour mark, perfect for newbies and families, and can last up to 8 hours. Heading offshore and want to hook the Billfish of a lifetime? Opt for an 8-hour adventure – you’ll really increase your chances this way!
 

Rules & Regulations

You’ll need a valid Mexican fishing license, and most charters will make sure this is covered on your trip. Some fish species are subject to strict regulations, and traveling alongside a captain means you'll be fishing legally.
 
Cancún
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January

January is Cancun's peak hotel season, and with very little rain and temperatures averaging 84 degrees, you can see why. Most charters concentrate on bottom fishing. Don't miss the annual Barracuda handline tournament on Isla Mujeres.

February

The pelagic bite starts to gradually pick up as warmer currents arrive, but the best fishing continues to be over bottom structure or for Snook on the flats. Windy weather can disrupt offshore charters. 

March

The windy weather continues, but with it comes Billfish. Sailfish is biting well already and is joined by Blue and White Marlin this month. The beginning of the peak fishing season, this is a good time to try for a Billfish Grand Slam.

April

Everything is biting at this time of year, and with hotels being "off" season, this is one of the best times to go sport fishing. Fishing is as hot on the flats as it is offshore, as Bonefish, Permit, and Tarpon start to bite very well. 

May

This is the beginning of the peak season for Bonefish and Permit in the flats, while offshore Dorado (Mahi Mahi) joins the Billfish. Watch the Whale Shark migration from the middle of the month through September.

June

With Tarpon coming into peak season, flats anglers start to set their sights on a Super Grand Slam. Offshore, the pelagics are out in force. This is prime Cancun fishing season, although the weather is hot and cloudy. 

July

As the town gears up to celebrate the Mayan new year, anglers fish for Marlin, Dorado, Sailfish, Wahoo and more offshore. Inshore, Tarpon fishing is giving fishermen and women the fight of their lives.

August

The hottest month of the year, August temperatures average at 93 degrees during the day. There is usually a lot of rainfall. But the impressive pelagic bite is enough to lure anglers to Cancun's waters.

September

September is Cancun's wettest month and carries a hurricane risk. Flats fishing is at its best: high water temperatures create perfect conditions for Bonefish, Tarpon, Permit, and Snook. Hot deals can be had at the hotels.

October

October is still wet in Cancun. A transitional month for fishing, it notices a steep decrease in the number of pelagic fish being caught, with bottom fishing taking precedence offshore. This is the last good month for Tarpon fishing.

November

November kicks off with a bang with All Saints Day. With that comes the beginning of the peak tourist season - the weather is dry and the hotels are more expensive. Snook is biting well inshore.

December

As the holiday season approaches and the days remain dry and sunny, Cancun's beaches fill up. The first Sailfish start to show up in the middle of the month, bottom fishing is very good, and Snook are great fun in the flats and lagoons.

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Book with Enrique and Samaki Fishing Charters! You will not be disappointed.
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Book with Enrique and Samaki Fishing Charters! You will not be disappointed.
Macy  B.
Macy B. La Paz, Baja California Sur
I definitely recommend fishing with these guys because you fish, and they are very friendly and attentive.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
I definitely recommend fishing with these guys because you fish, and they are very friendly and attentive.
Carlos Miguel Kantun Martin
Carlos Miguel Kantun Martin Ciudad Obregón, Sonora
If you are heading out with someone who is prone to sea sickness, make sure they take some Gravol or something similar to reduce sea sickness.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
If you are heading out with someone who is prone to sea sickness, make sure they take some Gravol or something similar to reduce sea sickness.
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FishingBooker Member Nanton, AB
Wouldn’t suggest if you are known to get motion sickness. I was fine but it’s a hour ride back so it’s not the best if you don’t feel well
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Wouldn’t suggest if you are known to get motion sickness. I was fine but it’s a hour ride back so it’s not the best if you don’t feel well
Jeronimo  R.
Jeronimo R. Idaho Falls, ID
I 100% recommend it to all ages. They were very professional and helpful about what we should do with our catch. We ate ceviche and fish tacos from oylur barracuda catch at the onsite restaurant. My only advice is is specify what you want cooked. We had 32 tacos and 2 bowls of ceviche for 3 people. My family had a great time!!!!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
I 100% recommend it to all ages. They were very professional and helpful about what we should do with our catch. We ate ceviche and fish tacos from oylur barracuda catch at the onsite restaurant. My only advice is is specify what you want cooked. We had 32 tacos and 2 bowls of ceviche for 3 people. My family had a great time!!!!
Kristy  R.
Kristy R. Roswell, NM
it's so worth the money if you want to get a fishing experience to go in as small a group as possible. you get so much more value for your time!!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
it's so worth the money if you want to get a fishing experience to go in as small a group as possible. you get so much more value for your time!!
Shawn  B.
Shawn B. Las Vegas, Nevada
Check the weather, it is sometimes rougher than it looks. You will still catch fish inshore though and it’s fun either way.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Check the weather, it is sometimes rougher than it looks. You will still catch fish inshore though and it’s fun either way.
Greg  S.
Greg S. Littleton, CO
We had a great time and the Captain worked tirelessly, just wasn't our day to catch fish.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
We had a great time and the Captain worked tirelessly, just wasn't our day to catch fish.
Melissa  S.
Melissa S. Noel, MO
Fishing in Cancun has delivered the largest Mahi as well Grouper I have ever caught
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Fishing in Cancun has delivered the largest Mahi as well Grouper I have ever caught
Jay  B.
Jay B. Cancún, ROO
Be sure to take Dramamine so your trip isn't ruined by not feeling well. Wear sunscreen and sunglasses of course get a good night sleep and be prepared for a good fight with some big fish!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Be sure to take Dramamine so your trip isn't ruined by not feeling well. Wear sunscreen and sunglasses of course get a good night sleep and be prepared for a good fight with some big fish!
Sarah  H.  L.
Sarah H. L. Summerville, South Carolina
Definitely book your next Cancun Fishing Trip with Captain Willie and Coca, from Family Fishing Cancun.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Definitely book your next Cancun Fishing Trip with Captain Willie and Coca, from Family Fishing Cancun.
Michael  B.
Michael B. Selma, TX
Like all fishing some luck is involved but May June July have a large amount of seaweed which can be annoying. Bring lots of sunscreen the sun can be brutal.
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Like all fishing some luck is involved but May June July have a large amount of seaweed which can be annoying. Bring lots of sunscreen the sun can be brutal.
William  G.
William G. Philadelphia, PA
Know that fishing is hit and miss you don’t always catch what you are going for, but these guys out here will work their butts off to try to put you on some fish!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Know that fishing is hit and miss you don’t always catch what you are going for, but these guys out here will work their butts off to try to put you on some fish!
Christopher  N.
Christopher N. Houston, TX
Have strong arm muscles that's all you need (fish are bl...dy strong) rest is provided by the crew ?
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Have strong arm muscles that's all you need (fish are bl...dy strong) rest is provided by the crew ?
Beatrice  M.
Beatrice M. Preston, ENG
The weather is beautiful, but the seas can be choppy. Bring plenty of sunscreen and motion sickness preventatives.
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The weather is beautiful, but the seas can be choppy. Bring plenty of sunscreen and motion sickness preventatives.
Trent  L.
Trent L. Cancún, ROO
Bottom fishing is probably best chance as lots of billfish are about a month or so earlier. Still possible to get some but not as much. I hear January is best time for sails in this area.
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Bottom fishing is probably best chance as lots of billfish are about a month or so earlier. Still possible to get some but not as much. I hear January is best time for sails in this area.
Jeff  B.
Jeff B. Benito Juarez, ROO
Expect to have a good time! Be prepared for the sun and possibly rain too.
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Expect to have a good time! Be prepared for the sun and possibly rain too.
Jim  H.
Jim H. Cancún, Quintana Roo
I am crazy about fishing and have been to Alaska, Canada, Costa Rica, Portugal,Australia, New Zealand ,and of course, Mexico (Cabosan lucas, Mathatran). My fishing in Cancun is the first time but I was satisfied with getting excellent result above my expectation.
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I am crazy about fishing and have been to Alaska, Canada, Costa Rica, Portugal,Australia, New Zealand ,and of course, Mexico (Cabosan lucas, Mathatran). My fishing in Cancun is the first time but I was satisfied with getting excellent result above my expectation.
Hidenori  T.
Hidenori T. Himeji, 28
was an amazing experience just would suggest with waters being a little rough that you take sea sick medicine before hand
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was an amazing experience just would suggest with waters being a little rough that you take sea sick medicine before hand
Amanda  H.
Amanda H. Calgary, Alberta
Take Dramamine for sure and make sure you go with the best crew !! Misael, Oscar, and Tito!!! Best experience from my trip to Cancun
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Take Dramamine for sure and make sure you go with the best crew !! Misael, Oscar, and Tito!!! Best experience from my trip to Cancun
Samara  F.
Samara F. Scottsdale, Arizona

Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Fishing charter in Cancún
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 174 reviews
Being from the UK this was my first time fly fishing for Tarpon which is slightly different techniques to salmon and trout that Im used to. My guide put me on the fish all day and whilst none were landed there was plenty of hooks ups, follows and missed opportunities. Probably the most enjoyable and interesting day fishing I've ever had without the trophy photo to show for our efforts! That's fishing!!!
Adam  B.
Adam B. Mexico
Fishing Cancún Charters
Fishing Cancún Charters
Fishing charter in Cancún
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 210 reviews
Even knowing swells were up, we got into fish and ones we have never caught. This group including Arturo, Omar and Captain Hector took care of us
John  C.
John C. Cancún, Quintana Roo
La Patrona 46 Ft
La Patrona 46 Ft
Fishing charter in Cancún
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 70 reviews
Very professional crew, high quality boat and gear. They put us on fish right away. The crew was fast and helpful. They did a great job explaining how to best fish the species we were after. I will go again with this crew.
Todd  W.
Todd W. Owatonna, MN
La Patrona 46 Ft
La Patrona 46 Ft
Fishing charter in Cancún
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 70 reviews
This company goes above and beyond what is required! I would recommend my friends here to anyone that is looking to catch some fish and share an experience! Jorge is a great man! Thank you for everything today! Means so much to me and my family what you provided
Alec  W.
Alec W. Oklahoma City, OK
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Fishing charter in Cancún
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 174 reviews
3 of us went out with Captain Jose and had the perfect fishing experience. If the fish werenot biting in one area we quickly went to another. Jose was a great guide and educator about the wildlife and the area. I highly recommend this company and Captain Jose. Thanks for making our vacation to Cancun a huge success.
Lewis  C.
Lewis C. Belleville, IL
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Fishing charter in Cancún
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 174 reviews
Had a great time fishing, told Jose we wanted to catch some snook and he made it happen for us. All the guides are very knowledgeable and friendly. Would definitely recommend
Jonas  H.
Jonas H. Wake Forest, NC
La Patrona 46 Ft
La Patrona 46 Ft
Fishing charter in Cancún
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 70 reviews
Excellent is all I can say!!!! El Caption Jorge was wonderful(both Jorge’s were wonderful). Very talkative and informative of everything we were fixing to do. Mickey the deck hand was also wonderful. He was 100 percent there to make our experience the best it could be…I would definitely use them if I ever fish Cancun again. I asked for a Sailfish and they delivered!!!! Conditions were less than ideal but they still delivered! 100 out of 100!!!!
David  W.
David W. Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Fishing charter in Cancún
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 174 reviews
Martin was extremely helpful and responsive. Captain Jose was marvelous! We did the light tackle excursion, and although we didn’t haul in the big fish, we had a great time. Weather may have played into the catch, but highly recommend Martin and Jose!
Jody  D.
Jody D. Palisade, CO
La Patrona 46 Ft
La Patrona 46 Ft
Fishing charter in Cancún
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 70 reviews
Owner Jorge, very communicative and helpful Team on board Kept my kids v Happy and a great boat Overall great day
Simon  B.
Simon B. Ciudad Del Carmen, Campeche
Chartiers Del Mar – Camille
Chartiers Del Mar – Camille
Fishing charter in Cancún
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 12 reviews
The waves were pretty rough and I got see sick. The crew made the best of it and helped my 12 year old son have the time of his life. Would definitely recommend and I will use this charter again in the future (on a calmer day :)
Dave  P.
Dave P. Las Vegas, NV
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Fishing charter in Cancún
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 174 reviews
Had a great trip, owner very nice, our guide was awesome. Caught a lot of fish even lost some big ones. Overall great experience.
Chad  S.
Chad S. Prosper, TX
Chartiers Del Mar – Camille
Chartiers Del Mar – Camille
Fishing charter in Cancún
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 12 reviews
So accommodating, great boat good people to be around an 8 hour trip. Was not a very successful day. Had a chance a Miah miah. Got lots of bits on the top some on the bottom. Came home with 2 yellow snappers. Bring cash. They charge 5% for card charge. Have fun.
Jason  L.
Jason L. Parker, CO
La Patrona 46 Ft
La Patrona 46 Ft
Fishing charter in Cancún
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 70 reviews
Great trip capt and crew were great. Capt put us on the fish. Caught several nice Barracuda one 50" fish. Cant thank the creo enough for all there great service
Fred  H.
Fred H. Crystal Lake, Illinois
Fishing Cancún Charters
Fishing Cancún Charters
Fishing charter in Cancún
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 210 reviews
This is a totally professional crew who know how to fish. The came prepared to put us on fish and not mess around. The gear was quality and Captain Hector knows where to go to find them. Would definitely book with them again.
Maury  G.
Maury G. Clemville, TX
La Patrona 46 Ft
La Patrona 46 Ft
Fishing charter in Cancún
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 70 reviews
The crew worked hard all day and did a great job getting us on fish and getting them in. When booking, I missed that lunch was not included so be aware of that but they will do their best to give you a great day on the water!
Scott  E.
Scott E. Windsor, CO
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Fishing charter in Cancún
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 174 reviews
My son and I had a good time and caught some snook. Mauricio knew what he was doing and you can tell that he loves fishing. Practice casting a bit before going as you need to be accurate. Great communication with the company. This place is a little tricky to find so get the picture from the company on where to have the taxi drop you off.
Christien  O.
Christien O. Suffolk, VA
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Fishing charter in Cancún
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 174 reviews
Really enjoyed my time on the water. Mau was a great guide. Put us on the fish.
Ted  J.
Ted J. United States
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Fishing charter in Cancún
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 174 reviews
The staff was very good the captain put you on the fish this is great time to test your fishing skill spin cast and they you can try your hand on the fly Rod
Lamont  D.
Lamont D. Taunton, MA
La Patrona 46 Ft
La Patrona 46 Ft
Fishing charter in Cancún
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 70 reviews
This trip was awesome!! The crew was great and worked really hard to put us on the fish. We all caught fish and hooked into a giant barracuda that wore 3 of us out before it spit the hook at the boat. Just that was worth the money. Really recommend these guys!!
Tyler  S.
Tyler S. Boise, ID
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Fishing charter in Cancún
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 174 reviews
Was super fun trip I really enjoyed sight fishing the captain was cool and easy going had some good laughs. And saw quite a few fish only landed 2 but not bad for a mid day trip
James  H.
James H. Port Orchard, Washington

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Cancún

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Cancún costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $405, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $696. 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 Cancún is 32 ft and the most common vessel type is a Offshore sport fishing.

According to customer reviews, Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours, La Patrona 46 Ft, and SportfishingCancun - Mamacita are some of the most popular fishing charters in Cancún, Quintana Roo. Full list of top fishing charters in Cancún.

Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours, La Patrona 46 Ft, and SportfishingCancun - Mamacita all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Cancún.

The best way to experience fishing in Cancún 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 Cancún, Quintana Roo.

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

January is Cancun's peak hotel season, and with very little rain and temperatures averaging 84 degrees, you can see why. Most charters concentrate on bottom fishing. Don't miss the annual Barracuda handline tournament on Isla Mujeres. Check availability for local fishing charters in Cancún.

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