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The island of Cozumel is one of the most famous fishing locations this side of Mexico – and for good reason, too! It’s surrounded by a variety of impressively diverse waterways. There’s the majestic coral reef, deep offshore waters, and plenty of winding inshore flats and lagoons. Whatever type of adventure you’re looking for, hop aboard a Cozumel fishing charter and you’ll find it!
 
There’s always something biting here, but if it’s Billfish or a big game bonanza you’re after, an offshore angling adventure during the summer months is especially productive. Thanks to this island’s proximity to seriously deep waters, you’ll be able to start dropping your lines around half an hour from shore. Expect to encounter Mackerel and Tuna around the reefs, as well as Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Wahoo, and Marlin in deeper waters.
 
If you’re more of an inshore fanatic, however, Cozumel still has plenty of exciting action to offer. There are flats located within walking distance from the center of town, as well as northern fish-filled lagoons. You’ll have the chance to target a variety of prized game fish, including Permit, Snook, Mangrove Snapper, Bonefish, Jack Crevalle, and even the mighty “Silver King” (Tarpon). 
 
Cozumel’s many charter captains offer trips that run anywhere from 4–8 hours. You’ll be able to hit deep offshore waters on a shorter trip, but anglers looking for a brag-worthy catch should opt for a full day. The same goes for inshore fishing. Although newbies and families can get acquainted with the flats and lagoons on a half day trip, a full day is the best option for anglers wanting to hook a whole host of famous fish.
 

Rules & Regulations

You’ll need a valid Mexico fishing license to cast a line here, and the vast majority of Cozumel fishing charters will provide this for you. 
 
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January

If you're thinking of Ffshing in Cozumel in January, lucky you! Escape the new year blues and hit the water for some fast trolling action. Wahoo and Kingfish are waiting around the reefs.

February

February is a slow month in Cozumel, by which we mean there is "only" one Billfish around in big numbers, the Sailfish. Mardis Gras also usually falls in February, and Carnaval is something you can't miss!

March
Fishing in Cozumel during March is plentiful no matter what kind of angling action you prefer. Bonefish, Snook, and Permit crowd the flats, with a fair few Tarpon too. Offshore you have Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and Marlin.
April

This is when the offshore fishing season really gets going! White Marlin are hitting their peak, Sailfish are biting hard, and Blue Marlin start to show up in big numbers towards the end of the month.

May

The Rodeo de Lanchas Mexicanas bring anglers from across the country and beyond in May, with big prizes and even bigger fish! Do you have what it takes to be crowned king or queen of the rodeo?

June

If you are around in June it would be rude to ignore the festival of San Pedro and San Pablo. Two of Mexico's most important saints are honored every year with floats, rides, music, and dancing. 

July

Offshore you have Blue and White Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna, and Mahi Mahi. Inshore, there's Snook, Permit, Tarpon, and Bonefish. If you can stand the heat you'll be well-rewarded during this time of year!

August

The Billfish action starts to drop off and the reefs start to pick up. You have a chance of catching pretty much everything in August, from Mahi Mahi, to Wahoo, to tasty Snapper and Grouper, and plenty more.

September

Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, and Barracuda swarm the deep-water reefs from September onwards. The shallows are packed with great game fish like Bonefish and Permit.

October

The reefs really hit their stride in October, making for great food fishing. Offshore, large King and Sierra Mackerel start showing up, as well as the first of the Wahoo.

November

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is one of Mexico's most important celebrations, and certainly its most iconic. Things are far from dead on the water, with massive Wahoo smoking reels offshore.

December

Fishing in Cozumel in December is just about the best way to spend the holiday season. Target huge Wahoo, Kingfish, Snapper, and Grouper, or hit the shallows for some serious Bonefishing.

Cozumel Fishing Calendar

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Great trip
Zach B. fished with Aquadventures - 30' Grand Slam on August 3, 2021
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Mahi-Mahi was good, but we didn’t catch much else.
July fishing trip
KEVIN F. fished with Abrimar Fishing Tour Cozumel on July 27, 2021
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I Went reef fishing but should have went deep sea price differenceis nominal.
4+ Hour Trip
Paul C. fished with Aquadventures - 30' Grand Slam on November 7, 2020
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All good fishing. Trolling wasnt producing anything, so we went to the bottom and caught all kinds of smaller fish.
Half day with captain Mario and Mike
Michael Z. fished with Abrimar Fishing Tour Cozumel on February 20, 2020
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Bring your camera, it is amazing. Go early for best dishing
Mahi Mahi bite was on for us
Kevin K. fished with Aquadventures - 30' Grand Slam on May 6, 2019
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Stay in Cozumel and fish there. We stayed south of Playa and it was too much traveling early in the morning for my family with a 3 year old.
Big Time half day trip
Scott P. fished with Aquadventures - 42' Big Time on February 26, 2019
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Get with Captain Pedro & his crew & fish on Big Time!
Full day
Steven K. fished with Aquadventures – Why Knot? on July 24, 2018
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Have fun they will take care of everything else
Two Day Trip
Monty M. fished with Aquadventures - 30' Grand Slam on July 10, 2018
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Get ready to catch fish. This crew will work hard to put you on fish.

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Cozumel

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Cozumel costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $379, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $661. 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 Cozumel is 32 ft and the most common vessel type is a Offshore sport fishing.

According to customer reviews, Aquadventures - 30' Grand Slam, Abrimar Fishing Tour Cozumel, and Montze Fishing And Snorkel Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Cozumel, Quintana Roo. Full list of top fishing charters in Cozumel.

Aquadventures - 30' Grand Slam, Abrimar Fishing Tour Cozumel, and Montze Fishing And Snorkel Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Cozumel.

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

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

The reefs really hit their stride in October, making for great food fishing. Offshore, large King and Sierra Mackerel start showing up, as well as the first of the Wahoo. Check availability for local fishing charters in Cozumel.

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