Cozumel Fishing

There are only two things you need to know about Cozumel's fishing prospects: 1. It is home to the largest reef system in the Americas, naturally vibrant with incredible fish life 2. Almost its entire annual income is comprised of tourism, diving and charter fishing. And let’s just say the island is doing very well financially. Also, Cozumel is so over the standard 20-30 minutes travel times often needed to reach the fishing hotspots: its shoreline disappears less than two miles from the pier, and other than being stunningly beautiful, the reefs double as a topographical barrier, keeping all of the game fish very close to home. The bite is on as soon as you leave the marina!

Known For

Mexico’s largest island, Stingray Beach, San Gervacio park, Declared one of the most beautiful scuba diving areas of the world by Jacques Cousteau, underground rivers, Mexico’s Fly Fishing central, Watersports on Palancar Beach, Ample Billfishing opportunities in the summer, El Cedral Mayan ruins, Chankanaab National Park, Dolphinaris, Paradise Beach

Rules & Regulations

Before fishing in Mexican waters, all anglers must have a valid Mexican Sport Fishing License. Fishing licenses for all charters on FishingBooker are either included in price or can be purchased directly from the charter operator. For more info, check the ‘Amenities’ section of any particular charter.

Only one rod or line with hook is permitted in the water per person.

It is prohibited to receive any financial gain from the fish caught while sportfishing.

It is prohibited to practice sportfishing 250 meters or less from swimmers.

Fish caught under a sportfishing license may not be filleted aboard the vessel from which it was caught.

Cozumel Fishing Calendar

See what’s biting by month or species.