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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.
 
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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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I definitely recommend fishing with these guys because you fish, and they are very friendly and attentive.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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!
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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.
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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 ?
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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.
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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
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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
It was hot. Bring plenty of water and sun protection. But was still a great day on the water.
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It was hot. Bring plenty of water and sun protection. But was still a great day on the water.
Robert  G.
Robert G. Denver, Colorado

Samaki Cancun Charters
Samaki Cancun Charters
Fishing charter in Cancún
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 88 reviews
Caught most fish with this crew than any other boat before captain and crew worked so hard to make sure we put fish in the boat and had a good time
Joe  L.
Joe L. Roslyn, WA
La Patrona 46 Ft
La Patrona 46 Ft
Fishing charter in Cancún
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 61 reviews
Everything was great except we didn't catch anything but barracudas, which was still fun. It isn't the best time of year for fishing so I understand but would have been more fun to see some more different kinds of fish. The captain & crew were very nice and helpful.
Shauna  R.
Shauna R. Rock Springs, WY
La Patrona 46 Ft
La Patrona 46 Ft
Fishing charter in Cancún
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 61 reviews
We had a wonderful day catching amazing barracuda, red snapper, and hooking into sharks! We Will book again next time in Mexico!
Dominic  P.
Dominic P. Lolo, MT
Fishing Cancún Charters
Fishing Cancún Charters
Fishing charter in Cancún
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 203 reviews
We loved the crew and the experience. The full team went above and beyond to make sure that my daughter caught a special fish! We will book with them next time for sure.
Seth  D.
Seth D. West Bloomfield Township, MI
Samaki Cancun Charters
Samaki Cancun Charters
Fishing charter in Cancún
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 88 reviews
Great day of fishing with the crew highly recommend it. Definitely would do it again
Matthew  D.
Matthew D. Saltillo, Coahuila
Fishing Cancún Charters
Fishing Cancún Charters
Fishing charter in Cancún
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 203 reviews
We had a great day with these guys. It started out slow but they got us on the fish. We where in 4 to 6 foot rollers all day. The Captain did a great job keeping as stable as he could. Awesome trip I will use them again in the future.
Jeremy  L.
Jeremy L. Port Townsend, WA
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Fishing charter in Cancún
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 158 reviews
Captain Noel knows fishing. In just ten minutes he gives you all the basics for fly fishing for tarpon. He’s very patient and attentive to all your needs. Caught a huge snook. Great trip!
DEAN  L.
DEAN L. Pen Argyl, PA
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Fishing charter in Cancún
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 158 reviews
Noel was a great and experienced captain. I would highly recommended booking with them.
Zeth  N.
Zeth N. United States
Fishing Cancún Charters
Fishing Cancún Charters
Fishing charter in Cancún
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 203 reviews
Thank you for giving my girlfriend and I the experience of a life time! Arturo and Omar were professional, kind and took care of everything!! When in Cancun look these guys up, you won’t be disappointed! We will be back to fish with them again!!!!
Shelli  R.
Shelli R. Mexico
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Fishing charter in Cancún
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 158 reviews
Had a great trip targeting tarpon. Capt was very knowledgeable and knew how to find the fish. Will certainly do it again next time in Cancun
Billy  H.
Billy H. Tallahassee, FL
Cancun Light Tackle Fly Fish – 18'
Cancun Light Tackle Fly Fish – 18'
Fishing charter in Cancún
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 15 reviews
Fish were not bitting at all. Jose was very professional and really worked non stop to get us on fish 🐠 all day. Although the fishing was not good I would book this Captain again.
Glenn  C.
Glenn C. Sheridan, CO
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Fishing charter in Cancún
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 158 reviews
Thank his company sure knows how to make you feel part of the family ! Great owner, super star Captain. I have been on a hundred plus fishing charters, this one was one of my favorite. The captain worked really hard to ensure we caught fish….. and had a good time doing it.
Melissa  Z.
Melissa Z. Oak Point, TX
Fishing Cancún Charters
Fishing Cancún Charters
Fishing charter in Cancún
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 203 reviews
Crew was very friendly and helpful, first time fishing in Cancun would recommend it to everyone, After our day fishing we had local restaurant cook out catch 4 different ways to totally experience fresh fish from oven to lunch. Can't say enough how well we enjoyed the day take the 6 hrs trip anything less would be pushing it for time. Thanks
Mike  P.
Mike P. Holliday, TX
Fishing Cancún Charters
Fishing Cancún Charters
Fishing charter in Cancún
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 203 reviews
Fishing was slow due to rough water, but still an awesome trip. Arturo,Omar, & Captain Hector,all professional & capable fisherman,where able to put us on 3 Sailfish, some Mahi-mahi,barracuda,& a black fin Tuna. Boat was clean,well maintained,& very adequate for the sea.We enjoyed an excellent lunch @ the local restaurant with our fresh catch. Highly recommend them, & I have been fishing for many years
SCOTT  W.
SCOTT W. Morristown, IN
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Fishing charter in Cancún
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 158 reviews
We had such a fun time on our fishing trip! Everyone we talked with was very helpful- from booking, to checking in, to the actual fishing. José was our guide and took us to a few different spots. When we weren’t catching anything we originally were trying for, he switched the plan to make sure we got some bites. He was able to teach us some new things while making sure we still had fun. Highly recommend this place!
Nolan  S.
Nolan S. Lincoln, NE
La Patrona 46 Ft
La Patrona 46 Ft
Fishing charter in Cancún
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 61 reviews
Yummy food, plenty drinks, and fishermen who never stop trying to get us a trophy fish!!
Rachel  V.
Rachel V. Idaho Falls, ID
Fishing Cancún Charters
Fishing Cancún Charters
Fishing charter in Cancún
4.3 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 203 reviews
Started off hungover from the night before but that quickly turned around as we hooked up on mahi-mahi right off the bat! Captain and crew were amazing, knowledgeable and just flat out fun!! Can’t wait to go chase sail fish in December!
FishingBooker Member
FishingBooker Member Midland, TX
Chartiers Del Mar – Camille
Chartiers Del Mar – Camille
Fishing charter in Cancún
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 10 reviews
My fiancé and I could not have asked for anything more! Captain Jorge and his crew we awesome! He made sure that we knew everything before the trip and during. I would recommend the vessel Camille and Captain Jorge to my closest friends and family. This was truly a memory to last forever! And wow, what a Wahoo!!!!!
Lori  T.
Lori T. Texas City, TX
Samaki Cancun Charters
Samaki Cancun Charters
Fishing charter in Cancún
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 88 reviews
Excellent experience, I would highly recommend! Very knowledgeable crew who were also extremely friendly and easy to communicate with. Plus we caught plenty of fish!
Josh  H.
Josh H. Florissant, MO
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Fishing charter in Cancún
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 158 reviews
I highly recommend this charter if you have a little one. My four years old boy was so excited when he caughted his first fish.
Kim  L.
Kim L. Renton, WA

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 $394, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $692. 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, Samaki Cancun Charters, and La Patrona 46 Ft 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, Samaki Cancun Charters, and La Patrona 46 Ft 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.

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. Check availability for local fishing charters in Cancún.

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