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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Cancún

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Cancún, Quintana Roo are: Full list of top fishing charters in Cancún

The average price for a private 4 hour Cancún fishing trip is $442, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $735 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Cancún that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Cancún are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in Cancún are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Cancún are:

Many fishing charters in Cancún 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 Cancún are:


Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Cancún are:
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $481
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $136
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $591
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $700
  • 10-hour fishing trips – $1,136
  • 12-hour fishing trips – $1,190

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.
 
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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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Bring some gravol or some other sea sickness medication and lots of Sunscreen.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring some gravol or some other sea sickness medication and lots of Sunscreen.
Travis  B.
Travis B. Juarez, Quintana Roo
Book a trip on the Macarela. You won't regret it! Excellent crew who knows how to fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a trip on the Macarela. You won't regret it! Excellent crew who knows how to fish!
Luigi  P.
Luigi P. Minooka, IL
Smaller boat and small crew. However wonderful trip for 2-4 adults due to boat size. We caught a giant barracuda with really no problem so the gear, tackle etc was effective. Crew was very very nice and understand English great. Give them a shot!!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Smaller boat and small crew. However wonderful trip for 2-4 adults due to boat size. We caught a giant barracuda with really no problem so the gear, tackle etc was effective. Crew was very very nice and understand English great. Give them a shot!!!!
Marcy  Q.
Marcy Q. CHATT HILLS, GA
Just remember it's called fishing and not catching and you'll enjoy the trip a lot more.....but we caught 10 Mahi Mahi today ?
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just remember it's called fishing and not catching and you'll enjoy the trip a lot more.....but we caught 10 Mahi Mahi today ?
Marvin  D.
Marvin D. Playa Del Carmen, Quintana Roo
Fishing not catching...try to go 6 to 8 hour..more time and more target fish...
Very good
4.0 / 5
Fishing not catching...try to go 6 to 8 hour..more time and more target fish...
Le  D.
Le D. Los Angeles, CA
Book with the mamacita through sportfishingcancun it was a great experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with the mamacita through sportfishingcancun it was a great experience.
Aaron  H.
Aaron H. Manzanola, CO
Book with Enrique and Samaki Fishing Charters! You will not be disappointed.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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!!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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
Check the weather, it is sometimes rougher than it looks. You will still catch fish inshore though and it’s fun either way.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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 ?
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The weather is beautiful, but the seas can be choppy. Bring plenty of sunscreen and motion sickness preventatives.
Trent  L.
Trent L. Cancún, ROO

Family Fishing Cancun – 29'
Family Fishing Cancun – 29'
Fishing charter in Cancún
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(114 reviews)
Was fun and crew was nice hard working. Rough waters but still caught fish thanks
Billy  S.
Billy S. Haines, AK
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Fishing charter in Cancún
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(276 reviews)
Six hour fishing trip was excellent and I had a lot of fun catching snook, jack, and barracuda. Looking forward to booking again.
Steve  W.
Steve W. Marshall, MI
Cancun Light Tackle Fly Fish – 18'
Cancun Light Tackle Fly Fish – 18'
Fishing charter in Cancún
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(41 reviews)
Excellent experience! Mauricio was my guide for the day and he was great. Very knowledgeable of the water and allowed me to catch many fish. I did a 6hrs trip which I thoroughly enjoyed. The trip went by so fast. I look forward to coming back in the near future to have a go at it again!
Keita  O.
Keita O. Solidaridad, ROO
Samaki Cancun Charters
Samaki Cancun Charters
Fishing charter in Cancún
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(161 reviews)
My friends and I really enjoyed our 4 hr fishing charter with Samaki! Captain Enrique was VERY accommodating even before the day of our trip & answered any questions I had. The boat itself was maintained very well & the marina it was in was beautiful even though it was further out of our way than what we realized. Getting a cab to our resort afterwards was a breeze! The crew members were super nice and we had a few laughs together between reels! Highly recommend!
Mara  M.
Mara M. Juarez, Quintana Roo
Cancun Light Tackle Fly Fish – 18'
Cancun Light Tackle Fly Fish – 18'
Fishing charter in Cancún
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(41 reviews)
Started off the day with fly fishing for Tarpon. My guide Mao had me on the fish right away but my fly fishing skills need some improvement. Mao taught me what I need to practice for the next time. Spent the rest of the day spin casting and caught jacks, barracuda, snapper and snook. Had a blast!
Joe  W.
Joe W. Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Fishing charter in Cancún
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(276 reviews)
Awesome experience for the angler that actually wants to fish. I've been on a few deep see trips and the captains and crews basically want you out of the way until the fish is hooked. Definitely recommend this outfit! The owner Martin and our captin Mauricio were top notch 👌
Nathan  M.
Nathan M. Rigby, ID
Cancun Light Tackle Fly Fish – 18'
Cancun Light Tackle Fly Fish – 18'
Fishing charter in Cancún
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(41 reviews)
Incredible day on the water! Martin and Noel made our fishing trip relaxing, fun, productive and enjoyable!!! It isn’t easy to find a guide service that is laid back, has knowledge and quality equipment and vessels, but this place has it all! For the price, impossible to find a better ROI! Tight lines, see y’all next year!!!
Andrew  C.
Andrew C. Austin, TX
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Fishing charter in Cancún
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(276 reviews)
Our captain kept us on fish… we just couldn’t always catch them!!! Lol.😂 But we ended our day catching a snook and a tarpon… which were two of our target species. Definitely recommend
Ruth  H.
Ruth H. Richardson, TX
Fishing Cancún Charters
Fishing Cancún Charters
Fishing charter in Cancún
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(279 reviews)
What an awesome trip. Professional, friendly and experienced Captain and crew. Everything was made easy and we had a blast. Thank you!
Sol  W.
Sol W. Yelm, WA
Fishing Cancún Charters
Fishing Cancún Charters
Fishing charter in Cancún
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(279 reviews)
Such an amazing experience, the best day I’ve had out in the water!! Crew was awesome, Omar made us fresh sashimi, which was absolutely amazing!! Definitely will be going again with this crew!!
Robert  K.
Robert K. Edmonton, Alberta
Samaki Cancun Charters
Samaki Cancun Charters
Fishing charter in Cancún
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(161 reviews)
We were hoping to catch a few fish, but did that after fishing for 45 minutes. Then they just didn’t stop biting for another hour. We caught over 10 Barracuda and a shark before heading back to the dock. The guides were terrific and most importantly, the cabin was air conditioned. Great trip.
Steve  F.
Steve F. Deerfield, IL
Xaviera
Xaviera
Fishing charter in Cancún
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
Everyone on the boat was incredibly nice and helpful. They new what they were doing. We ended up having an incredible day catching wahoo, barracuda, red snapper, and king mackerel. But the coolest part was that we caught a sailfish! Waters were rough and some of us struggled with that. Overall it was an amazing trip and I would highly recommend this crew to anyone!
Tyler  D.
Tyler D. Boise, ID
Fishing Cancún Charters
Fishing Cancún Charters
Fishing charter in Cancún
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(279 reviews)
Excellent experience... seas were a little rough.. but a good day was had by all. Thanks
Kirk  S.
Kirk S. Lynch Station, VA
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Fishing charter in Cancún
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(276 reviews)
Really enjoyed our 3/4 day trip. Fishing was a bit slow but our guide Noel still worked hard to put us on fish. Casting in the Lagoon is a nice alternative from deep sea trolling. We came in from Isla Mujeres and Martin arranged us a ride back to the ferry terminal after our trip. Overall great service and a fun experience.
Daniel  N.
Daniel N. Plymouth, MN
Fishing Cancún Charters
Fishing Cancún Charters
Fishing charter in Cancún
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(279 reviews)
The crew is awesome. We had a great time, we caught 2 mahi mahi, a ton of bonitos, and a great barracuda. A few of us got sea sick halfway through but the crew was so nice and accommodating. We went to the beach and snorkeled for the other half of the day. It was great! Highly recommend
Katie  J.
Katie J. Lorain, OH
Samaki Cancun Charters
Samaki Cancun Charters
Fishing charter in Cancún
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(161 reviews)
What a day of fishing. The crew was fantastic and their efforts paid off. We filled the box with sea monsters! We had a few novice anglers and the crew coached them all the way.
Coleman  D.
Coleman D. Baltimore, MD
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Fishing charter in Cancún
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(276 reviews)
If you want a very friendly and hard working guide, this is the trip for you! I only wish we paid for a longer trip. For Canadian anglers like me and my wife this was perfect! We will be coming back and try to catch some big trophy fish!
Brennan  S.
Brennan S. Winkler, MB
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Fishing charter in Cancún
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(276 reviews)
Did not stop his pursuit to put us on quality fish from spot to spot. Funny, patient, and extremely helpful. Couldn't ask for more
Justin  V.
Justin V. Fishers, IN
Fishing Cancún Charters
Fishing Cancún Charters
Fishing charter in Cancún
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(279 reviews)
The crew was very experienced and friendly and made certain that everyone had a great experience. We caught a bunch of huge fish! We definitely have some bragging rights due to the great crew!
Catherine  D.
Catherine D. Houston, TX
Samaki Cancun Charters
Samaki Cancun Charters
Fishing charter in Cancún
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(161 reviews)
These gentlemen work very hard and deserve every penny! I would go fishing with them every day if possible. Good hard working and hospital folk! They will make sure you have a great time, 10 out of ten will come back!
Brennan  S.
Brennan S. Winkler, MB

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