Cancún Fishing Charters

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Cancún: 110 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(27 reviews)
Cancún
trips from US $275
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(84 reviews)
Cancún
trips from US $350
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(455 reviews)
Cancún
trips from US $136
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(333 reviews)
Cancún
trips from US $750
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(68 reviews)
Cancún
trips from US $136
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(229 reviews)
Cancún
trips from US $710
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(69 reviews)
Cancún
trips from US $300
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
Cancún
trips from US $500

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 US $447, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you US $747 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:

Who are the top awarded captains in Cancún?

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Cancún are:
  • 4-hour fishing trips – US $451
  • 5-hour fishing trips – US $270
  • 6-hour fishing trips – US $554
  • 8-hour fishing trips – US $633
  • 10-hour fishing trips – US $1,153
  • 12-hour fishing trips – US $1,253

Fishing in Cancún

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
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Based on 28579 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

Cancún Fishing Seasons

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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What anglers said about fishing in Cancún

Take Dramamine 30 minutes prior to leaving. We got seasick during our trip which was no fault on the crew. They were very understanding and helpful. We still ended up catching a lot of fish and they made fillets for us to take back to our resort where the chef cooked it! Very cool experience. For what we paid, the boat was probably very reasonable, but in the future we might like a little roomier boat. Our crew was awesome!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Take Dramamine 30 minutes prior to leaving. We got seasick during our trip which was no fault on the crew. They were very understanding and helpful. We still ended up catching a lot of fish and they made fillets for us to take back to our resort where the chef cooked it! Very cool experience. For what we paid, the boat was probably very reasonable, but in the future we might like a little roomier boat. Our crew was awesome!
Nuj Kay
Nuj Kay
Take some Dramamine if you think you may possibly get seasick. Even on a tame day like we experienced today we were rolling in 6-10ft swells all day which can take its toll on you. Also wear a sun shirt and wear plenty of sunscreen!
Very good
4.0 / 5
Take some Dramamine if you think you may possibly get seasick. Even on a tame day like we experienced today we were rolling in 6-10ft swells all day which can take its toll on you. Also wear a sun shirt and wear plenty of sunscreen!
Nuj Kay
Nuj Kay
Morning trips have better odds at catching fish, and you should book 6 hours or more if you're targeting marlin and sail fish.
Very good
4.0 / 5
Morning trips have better odds at catching fish, and you should book 6 hours or more if you're targeting marlin and sail fish.
Good Life Fishing
Good Life Fishing
The water in the gulf has been very rough this week and there have been storms so that kept us from catching lots more. We still caught 4 and had an amazing time!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The water in the gulf has been very rough this week and there have been storms so that kept us from catching lots more. We still caught 4 and had an amazing time!
Golu Fishing Charters
Golu Fishing Charters
Be prepared to fish like you never have before. I still can't believe the size an quantity of fish we brought in.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared to fish like you never have before. I still can't believe the size an quantity of fish we brought in.
SportfishingCancun - Mamacita
SportfishingCancun - Mamacita
Just watch out for rough seas! Otherwise they do their very best to get you on the fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just watch out for rough seas! Otherwise they do their very best to get you on the fish!
SportfishingCancun - Mamacita
SportfishingCancun - Mamacita
My 8 and 10 year old girls got a little bit sea sick, but my 4 years old did well. Make sure you prepare for that
Excellent
5.0 / 5
My 8 and 10 year old girls got a little bit sea sick, but my 4 years old did well. Make sure you prepare for that
SportfishingCancun - Mamacita
SportfishingCancun - Mamacita
Yes they knew how to explain what to do in terms everyone would understand.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes they knew how to explain what to do in terms everyone would understand.
SportfishingCancun - Mamacita
SportfishingCancun - Mamacita
Yes. It's fun. Bring water/sunscreen/and a positive adventurous attitude and you'll be fine.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Yes. It's fun. Bring water/sunscreen/and a positive adventurous attitude and you'll be fine.
SportfishingCancun - Mamacita
SportfishingCancun - Mamacita
If you want to experience the trill of catching a lot of fightsy barracuda, this is the one for you.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you want to experience the trill of catching a lot of fightsy barracuda, this is the one for you.
SportfishingCancun - Mamacita
SportfishingCancun - Mamacita
The time of the year we went wasn't the best for the species we were after. Still lots of fun
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The time of the year we went wasn't the best for the species we were after. Still lots of fun
Cancun Light Tackle Fly Fish – 18'
Cancun Light Tackle Fly Fish – 18'
Be patient and let the crew do their job getting you on fish. Took us quite a while but once the caption put us on fish it was a steady bite!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be patient and let the crew do their job getting you on fish. Took us quite a while but once the caption put us on fish it was a steady bite!
SportfishingCancun – Nicte
SportfishingCancun – Nicte
caught 15 fish, mostly snapper, and a few jack. Saw a few tarpon, but could not get them to bite.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
caught 15 fish, mostly snapper, and a few jack. Saw a few tarpon, but could not get them to bite.
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Seas are pretty rough in February. Recommend you take Dramamine. If you want to catch some fish for dinner, make sure the captain stops at a reef for snapper, grouper, etc.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Seas are pretty rough in February. Recommend you take Dramamine. If you want to catch some fish for dinner, make sure the captain stops at a reef for snapper, grouper, etc.
Samaki II Cancun Charters
Samaki II Cancun Charters
Wasn’t really sure if we’d catch much being out of the better season for fishing. Was quite surprised to catch so many today. A variety of fish reeled-in in a 6 hour trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Wasn’t really sure if we’d catch much being out of the better season for fishing. Was quite surprised to catch so many today. A variety of fish reeled-in in a 6 hour trip.
Family Fishing Cancun – 29'
Family Fishing Cancun – 29'
Ask your guide for the techniques and cadences for what's been working best for catching fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Ask your guide for the techniques and cadences for what's been working best for catching fish.
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Yes. We let Captain recommend what to chase. We just wanted to catch fish. He kept us on big Amberjacks. Caught more than 2 an hour with 2 fisherman. Great trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes. We let Captain recommend what to chase. We just wanted to catch fish. He kept us on big Amberjacks. Caught more than 2 an hour with 2 fisherman. Great trip.
SportfishingCancun - Mamacita
SportfishingCancun - Mamacita
I researched the fishing prior and it showed it was low/gloom but we were catching so much barracuda that we headed out for sailfish and then we we’re got into bonita that I wasn’t sure if we could hold more fish lol. Then we cought 4 sail fish. 3 at one time
Excellent
4.7 / 5
I researched the fishing prior and it showed it was low/gloom but we were catching so much barracuda that we headed out for sailfish and then we we’re got into bonita that I wasn’t sure if we could hold more fish lol. Then we cought 4 sail fish. 3 at one time
Fishing Boats In Cancun – Big Hook
Fishing Boats In Cancun – Big Hook
Be prepared to have the fishing experience of a lifetime with these guys. If you've never been deep sea fishing, I would highly recommend eating some Gravol About an hour before your trip. The swells can get pretty big and you are out there for quite a while so be prepared. Also, be prepared to have a sore arm from reeling in so many fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared to have the fishing experience of a lifetime with these guys. If you've never been deep sea fishing, I would highly recommend eating some Gravol About an hour before your trip. The swells can get pretty big and you are out there for quite a while so be prepared. Also, be prepared to have a sore arm from reeling in so many fish!
Charter Fishing Cancun – Xaviera
Charter Fishing Cancun – Xaviera
Fishing isn't always catching but I appreciate a crew that works very hard. We had a great haul but even if we hadn't I'd have been pleased with the effort.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing isn't always catching but I appreciate a crew that works very hard. We had a great haul but even if we hadn't I'd have been pleased with the effort.
Family Fishing Cancun–34' Chutzpah
Family Fishing Cancun–34' Chutzpah

How did anglers rate fishing charters in Cancún?

Nuj Kay
Nuj Kay
Fishing charter in Cancún
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(84 reviews)
Amazing captian and crew Well experienced Caught 9 different fish Tuna Barracuda Mahi mahi What a experience Would 10000% recommend friends and family to book with them
Jesinth  P.
Jesinth P.
Cancun Light Tackle Fly Fish – 18'
Cancun Light Tackle Fly Fish – 18'
Fishing charter in Cancún
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(69 reviews)
Had a peaceful, beautiful fishing experience. Our guide Mao had great knowledge of the fish in the waters and his whereabouts. He did whatever it took for us to catch fish. Had a great time. Highly recommend.
Clifford  S.
Clifford S.
Fishing Cancún Charters
Fishing Cancún Charters
Fishing charter in Cancún
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(333 reviews)
The crew was fantastic and so was the boat! We caught Mahi, Grouper, Snapped, Tuna, mackerel, and wahoo! 5 stars! Would definitely come back again!
Rachelle  H.
Rachelle H.
La Rana Cancun Sportfishing
La Rana Cancun Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Cancún
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
He was a wonderful fishing guide we got a couple of monsters in the boat if was a wonderful fishing trip would have him again
Roger  P.
Roger P.
Nuj Kay
Nuj Kay
Fishing charter in Cancún
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(84 reviews)
If you want to fish with people who are going to hustle to give you the best chance to catch all types of fish, look no further. Captain Mauro and first mate Jose barely stopped throughout the 5 hour trip. We caught fish after fish thanks to all their hard work! They caught the fish, I just reeled them in lol.
Stephanie  Y.
Stephanie Y.
Family Fishing Cancun–34' Chutzpah
Family Fishing Cancun–34' Chutzpah
Fishing charter in Cancún
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(22 reviews)
4 hour morning charter was great. Captain William suggested 6hr was better. Deckhand Christian worked very hard switching baits to ensure we caught fish. Caught a nice Wahoo, several Barricuda, tuna and red snapper.
Donald  G.
Donald G.
Fishing Cancún Charters
Fishing Cancún Charters
Fishing charter in Cancún
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(333 reviews)
Didn’t have long to squeeze in a fishing trip but ended up fitting it in , was glad I went out with fishing Cancún charters they got rite at it and put fish on the boat ,,
Robert  B.
Robert B.
Family Fishing Cancun – 29'
Family Fishing Cancun – 29'
Fishing charter in Cancún
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(131 reviews)
Had a blast fishing for Barracuda & Snapper! Ocean was a little rough but we caught around 15 barracuda and snapper! My kids had a blast although one got a little sea sick. Will definately book again when in Cancun next!
Caydan  B.
Caydan B.
Samaki II Cancun Charters
Samaki II Cancun Charters
Fishing charter in Cancún
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(229 reviews)
The weather did not play in our favor that day. Thunderstorms and rough seas but the captain and his deckhand put me on fish. Landed one amberjack that fought for 40 minutes. Would recommend them to anyone. Boat is older but in great shape along with equipment. Will book again soon
Chad  M.
Chad M.
Nuj Kay
Nuj Kay
Fishing charter in Cancún
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(84 reviews)
Fishing was tough today but the crew never stopped trying. We caught tuna, strawberry grouper and trigger.
John  P.
John P.
Samaki II Cancun Charters
Samaki II Cancun Charters
Fishing charter in Cancún
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(229 reviews)
We had a short trip due to we were in for a wedding but had a great time! A little ceviche dock side! Was amazing! Def recommend and will come fish again next time we are in Mexico!
Colby  G.
Colby G.
Nuj Kay
Nuj Kay
Fishing charter in Cancún
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(84 reviews)
What an experience...My son and grandson joined me for a morning's fishing and...what a morning..1 x marlin (caught and released..) 1 x yellow tuna, 2 x bonitos and 1 x trigger fish later, we were fished out.. What an experience and we cam highly recommend skipper Nuj Kay..thanks for the memories.
Andre  S.
Andre S.
Nuj Kay
Nuj Kay
Fishing charter in Cancún
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(84 reviews)
These guys were impressive, both captain and deck hand worked with 3-4 roads. We caught 10 fish and lost a couple more in a four hour trip. I would highly recommend using these guys as they work hard to put you onto fish.
Morgan  I.
Morgan I.
Family Fishing Cancun – 29'
Family Fishing Cancun – 29'
Fishing charter in Cancún
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(131 reviews)
The weather was not cooperating with us this morning, but regardless we waited for the winds to die down. The water was a bit more choppy than usual, but we persisted and ended up catching all barracudas! A fun time. All inclusive experience, would do the 6 hour trip next time though. Was an enjoyable time.
Nina  G.
Nina G.
Nuj Kay
Nuj Kay
Fishing charter in Cancún
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(84 reviews)
Was a windy day and amazed at how the crew could balance themselves along with all three of us getting sick. It was rough waters, however we managed to catch a nice black-fin tuna and two barracuda…a first for us! We had a great time considering the rough water and extremely impressed with how hard the crew worked. A+ effort from the crew! Thank you!
Ryan  C.
Ryan C.
Samaki II Cancun Charters
Samaki II Cancun Charters
Fishing charter in Cancún
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(229 reviews)
Crew was awsome and very friendly. Catch fish immediately and ended it with a trophy snapper. Captain even called a local restaurant to some of the snapper for us. Amazing time and highly recommend this charter.
Ken  Z.
Ken Z.
Nuj Kay
Nuj Kay
Fishing charter in Cancún
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(84 reviews)
We had a blast fishing! Captain George was very kind and knowledgeable. We caught several fish, and he filleted a large red snapper for us to take to a local restaurant to have . I would highly recommend this charter to anyone looking to have a fun time and fish in the deep water.
Carey  B.
Carey B.
Samaki II Cancun Charters
Samaki II Cancun Charters
Fishing charter in Cancún
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(229 reviews)
We had a great time fishing and our captain put us on fish to take and eat.
Curt  F.
Curt F.
Samaki II Cancun Charters
Samaki II Cancun Charters
Fishing charter in Cancún
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(229 reviews)
Captain Enrique and his crew made our fishing trip absolutely incredible. We have been on a few different charters and they were by far the best. Professional, helpful, fun and extremely hard working. We had the best time and caught king mackerel, barracuda and even wahoo! They did everything they could to make it a great day for our group and we couldn't have been happier. You'll love going with them just like we did!
Cameron  H.
Cameron H.
Samaki II Cancun Charters
Samaki II Cancun Charters
Fishing charter in Cancún
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(229 reviews)
We caught a huge Barracuda. Took 1/2 to bring it in. Could have mounted it. 54” long. Boat was clean. Had a great time. Never went faster then idle was only bad part.
Mark  L.
Mark L.

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