Baja California

19 Fishing Charters

Baja California Fishing Charters

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Baja California: 19 fishing charters available

Lucky Sport Fishing Baja

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(74 reviews)
Ensenada
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trips from $300

Todos Santos Adventures

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(32 reviews)
Ensenada
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Crazy Tuna Sportfishing

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(19 reviews)
Ensenada
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trips from $280

California Norte

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(10 reviews)
Ensenada
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trips from $478

Ensenada Sportfishing Charter

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Ensenada
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Fresh One Sport Fishing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
Ensenada
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trips from $280

Tours California Norte

Ensenada
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Ensenada Sportfishing Works

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Ensenada
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trips from $500

Magbay Sportfishing Lodge - 26'

Ensenada
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Encenada Works Sport Fishing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Ensenada
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FAQs about Fishing Charters in Baja California

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Baja California costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $383, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $755. 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 Baja California is 32 ft and the most common vessel type is a Offshore sport fishing.

According to customer reviews, Lucky Sport Fishing Baja, Todos Santos Adventures, and Crazy Tuna Sportfishing are some of the most popular fishing charters in Baja California. Full list of top fishing charters in Baja California.

Lucky Sport Fishing Baja, Todos Santos Adventures, and Crazy Tuna Sportfishing all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Baja California.

The best way to experience fishing in Baja California 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 Baja California.

The most popular fish species you can target are Yellowtail Amberjack, Dolphin (Mahi Mahi), and Tuna (Yellowfin). Top fishing techniques include bottom fishing, trolling, and light tackle. Offshore fishing, inshore fishing, and nearshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

The whole peninsula comes alive with avid anglers scrambling to get on a fishing charter. Big game fish start coming nearer to shore and even to the Sea of Cortez, giving you a wider range of fish to target. Check availability for local fishing charters in Baja California.

A Baja California fishing adventure knows no limits. From the range of bays nearshore, to the deep waters of the Pacific, all the way round to the unusually warm waters of the Sea of Cortez, there’s no end to what you can get up to here. With warm weather year-round, you can come whenever you want and get your hands on some of the world’s most sought-after fish.
 
Speaking of the fish, what you’ll catch depends on where you go. The bays are full of Snappers, Groupers, Jacks, Mackerel, Seabass, and the exotic Roosterfish. Meanwhile, the Sea of Cortez is a haven for Yellowfin Tuna and Mahi Mahi. Sailfish come right up close to shore, while Striped, Black, and Blue Marlin are available offshore, alongside swarms of Yellowtails, Wahoo, and more. 
 
With so many fish available, you can get your fill on a trip as short as a half day in the bays and the Sea of Cortez. If you fancy an offshore adventure into the Pacific, you’ll want to spend at least a full day, with extended full trips on offer for the pros, too. 
 
Wherever you are in Baja California, you’re not far from a fishing charter. Hop over from SoCal and travel out of Ensenada, or hit the Bahia Tortugas or San Carlos further down the Pacific Coast. Los Cabos and its resort towns in the south are a hotspot for tourists, while every town and village up the Cortez coastline has something for you. 

Rules & Regulations

Many fishing charters in Baja California will include your license as part of the package, but it’s always worth checking with your captain before you head out. They’ll also know all there is about bag and size limits, so you know that you’re fishing within the law. 
Baja California
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Based on 24785 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

Start the year with a splash and come to the sunny shores of Baja California for a nearshore fishing adventure. Yellowtails and Mackerel will provide plenty of light tackle entertainment, along with a delicious dinner.

February

With the holiday fever well and truly over, a vacation surely beckons. Why not head to Mexico, where you can escape the winter blues and get your hands on a range of delicious fish in the shallow bays?

March

There’s still some time to go before the fishing season hits its stride in Baja California, but you can definitely get some early practice come March. Test your bottom fishing skills on the reefs to land some exotic fish.

April

You’ll really feel things starting to heat up in April, as monstrous Striped Marlin start making their way along the Pacific coast and Seabass return to the nearshore waters. Wherever you head, there’s something going on!

May

The whole peninsula comes alive with avid anglers scrambling to get on a fishing charter. Big game fish start coming nearer to shore and even to the Sea of Cortez, giving you a wider range of fish to target.

June

As you reach peak season, it’s difficult to decide where to go on your Baja California fishing adventure. Exotic Roosterfish are aplenty nearshore, with the big game trophies starting to congregate offshore.

July

There’s no doubt that offshore fishing reigns supreme come the height of summer. Blue and Black Marlin join their Striped cousins, along with Sailfish and Albacore to give you the fishing trip of a lifetime.

August

Yellowfin Tuna join the offshore party, even making their way around the peninsula and into the Sea of Cortez. Follow these monstrous, delicious creatures and get your fill of meat to take back to shore.

September

While the kids may be back in school, there’s no sign of things calming down in Baja California. In fact, the fishing has never been hotter, as the offshore beasts and nearshore beauties fill the waters for your enjoyment.

October

Make the most of the last of the deep water fishing opportunities, before the pelagics make their way out of the Sea of Cortez and away from Baja California for winter. Don’t miss out on Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna, and more.

November

There’s only one star offshore if you’re looking for a deep sea fishing adventure. If Wahoo’s not your thing, then fear not, as plenty of exciting smaller fish pack the shallow waters nearshore to keep you entertained.

December

What better way to see out the year than with a vacation to the warm seas? Come to Baja California in December and get your hands on Jack Crevalle, Mackerel, and many more prized inshore creatures.

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Get out there early and dress appropriately. Sunscreen, hats, and pants, we also took something just in case seasickness might set in.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get out there early and dress appropriately. Sunscreen, hats, and pants, we also took something just in case seasickness might set in.
LAWRENCE  N.
LAWRENCE N. San Gabriel, CA
Parking and finding the boat was a little tricky, but they called us and gave us assistance. Caught lots of bonitos, nothing else, maybe just due to time of year. We also went in the afternoon, so not the best time. Fishing Captain was a little slow to respond to emails, but eventually was able to communicate with him and make the changes we needed. They had water and chips for snacks, so remember to bring your own cooler and beer :)
Very good
4.0 / 5
Parking and finding the boat was a little tricky, but they called us and gave us assistance. Caught lots of bonitos, nothing else, maybe just due to time of year. We also went in the afternoon, so not the best time. Fishing Captain was a little slow to respond to emails, but eventually was able to communicate with him and make the changes we needed. They had water and chips for snacks, so remember to bring your own cooler and beer :)
Jason  R.
Jason R. San Diego, California

Ensenada Sportfishing Works
Ensenada Sportfishing Works
Fishing charter in Ensenada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Crew and boat didn’t disappoint, we will come back later this year for sure!
Sandra  R.
Sandra R. San Diego, CA
California Norte
California Norte
Fishing charter in Ensenada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Overall great experience. Communication was great from the day we booked it till we got on the boat. All questions were answered ASAP by captain Chirac. Got us a nice bluefin and a yellowtail. Nice conditions, good crew, and some cold beers. Couldn’t ask for a better time
Mark  N.
Mark N. San Diego, CA
Lucky Sport Fishing Baja
Lucky Sport Fishing Baja
Fishing charter in Ensenada
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(74 reviews)
We found this as our DIY excursion. Neither of the guides spoke English, but the boat owner is American. We had a great time fishing and caught a few small fish considering we were out only 4 hours. We had a great day and will definitely be using JB’s boat and crew again when we come back to Ensenada. JB recommended a restaurant and even drove us there afterward to fry our fish.
Telyn  P.
Telyn P. Farmington, UT
Lucky Sport Fishing Baja
Lucky Sport Fishing Baja
Fishing charter in Ensenada
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(74 reviews)
Was hoping to get on some yellow tail but this time of year there the water isn’t to busy with them just quite yet but we where not disappointed caught about 40-50 mackerel and kept 42 various fish we caught rock bass calico sand bass and barracuda they also will clean the fish now ever you want them as well definitely worth the money will be coming back again
Nathan  W.
Nathan W. Dallas, TX
Lucky Sport Fishing Baja
Lucky Sport Fishing Baja
Fishing charter in Ensenada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(74 reviews)
We had a pleasant experience. Even though we have no experience, the capitán took the time to teach us what to do. Very polite people
Rogelio  J.
Rogelio J. San Diego, CA
Lucky Sport Fishing Baja
Lucky Sport Fishing Baja
Fishing charter in Ensenada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(74 reviews)
The team was patient, helpful, informative and super chill to spend the afternoon with. We caught a lot of fish and will be eating good for the next week!! My husband says the sashimi on the boat was the best thing we’ve eaten in Ensenada. The experience was definitely the best thing we’ve done here and we’ll be back next time we’re in town!
Alexa  L.
Alexa L. Los Angeles, CA
Lucky Sport Fishing Baja
Lucky Sport Fishing Baja
Fishing charter in Ensenada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(74 reviews)
I can't say enough about this trip, crew, and the owner himself. My Family made forever memories they knew exactly what the were doing and had NO problem talking and teaching you about some history down there in Ensenada. I WILL be back
Bryan  W.
Bryan W. Reno, NV
Lucky Sport Fishing Baja
Lucky Sport Fishing Baja
Fishing charter in Ensenada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(74 reviews)
We had a group of 7 people. I booked last minute and they were able to get us out on the water no problem. We had a blast even though most of us had absolutely no fishing experience. We all caught fish and had a good time. The sashimi at the end of the trip was freaking delicious. I'm definitely using them again this summer!
Sarah  R.
Sarah R. Temecula, CA
Lucky Sport Fishing Baja
Lucky Sport Fishing Baja
Fishing charter in Ensenada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(74 reviews)
My wife and I went for a half day trip and had a great experience. The boat was clean comfortable and safe. Also communication was simple and easy. Helped us find safe and secure parking by the Marina and was flexible with our departure times. Also prepared an amazing lunch on our way back. Will be coming back to fish with them again for sure.
Ryland  K.
Ryland K. Portland, OR
Lucky Sport Fishing Baja
Lucky Sport Fishing Baja
Fishing charter in Ensenada
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(74 reviews)
What started out to be a Christmas eve fishing trip wasn't possible due to weather. To my surprise, Marc suggested we go the next day! My kids were in town for just few days and the fishing trip was to be one of the high points of their visit. These guys went above and beyond to make sure we got out there. It was a rough day but they put us right on the fish and wore us out! Thank you again for a great trip. We'll definitely be back!
Jason  B.
Jason B. Corsicana, TX
Lucky Sport Fishing Baja
Lucky Sport Fishing Baja
Fishing charter in Ensenada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(74 reviews)
Had a great half day of fishing with Captain Jerk Bait and the crew. Looking forward to going out with them again. Thanks!
Anthony  S.
Anthony S. San Diego, CA
Lucky Sport Fishing Baja
Lucky Sport Fishing Baja
Fishing charter in Ensenada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(74 reviews)
Got a early start at 5 AM, watched the sunrise! Enjoyable day of fishing on low season in Ensenada! Caught lots of Pacific Whitefish, and Red Rock Cod. Good eating fish, had fresh sashimi and ceviche onboard! Delicious and fun for our Family of 7. Thanks so much, love to come back when the Tuna and Marlin are in!
Tim  G.
Tim G. Kent, Washington
Lucky Sport Fishing Baja
Lucky Sport Fishing Baja
Fishing charter in Ensenada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(74 reviews)
Great experience! The crew was super kind and helpful. The sashimi they made for us using our fresh caught fish was a highlight. Definitely recommend!
Whitney  C.
Whitney C. Mexico
Lucky Sport Fishing Baja
Lucky Sport Fishing Baja
Fishing charter in Ensenada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(74 reviews)
It was a really good trip. We had a group of 5. Everyone had a good time. Something I think we will always remember.
Miguel  B.
Miguel B. Idaho Falls, ID
Lucky Sport Fishing Baja
Lucky Sport Fishing Baja
Fishing charter in Ensenada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(74 reviews)
The best of the best!! The crew was all about us having the best fishing experience and were so nice to us. I'm definitely going back!! Highly recommended 🤞❤️🐟🐠
Narda  J.
Narda J. Lake Elsinore, CA
Lucky Sport Fishing Baja
Lucky Sport Fishing Baja
Fishing charter in Ensenada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(74 reviews)
Overall fantastic fishing experience with the Lucky II. The captain and crew put us on some great fishing spots. The crew also was very accommodating and made sure that we caught some fish and had a good experience on the water. We will definitely be back for another fantastic trip.
Douglas  M.
Douglas M. Ventura, CA
Lucky Sport Fishing Baja
Lucky Sport Fishing Baja
Fishing charter in Ensenada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(74 reviews)
Captain Mike was nice and the crew was supper helpful We catch some fish but we had a blast thank you guys
Luis  M.
Luis M. Spanish Springs, NV
Lucky Sport Fishing Baja
Lucky Sport Fishing Baja
Fishing charter in Ensenada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(74 reviews)
We had an awesome trip, Captain Mike is awesome and knows his stuff. He took us to great locations to find a great catch. We will definitely be making another trip with Captain Mike.
Edgar  G.
Edgar G. Jamul, CA
Lucky Sport Fishing Baja
Lucky Sport Fishing Baja
Fishing charter in Ensenada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(74 reviews)
We had a great time out there with Captain Mike! Were planning on more trips in the near future! Highly recommended!!!
LAWRENCE  N.
LAWRENCE N. San Gabriel, CA
Lucky Sport Fishing Baja
Lucky Sport Fishing Baja
Fishing charter in Ensenada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(74 reviews)
Great experience and highly recommend it. Captain was attentive and accommodating to our needs and requests. Excellent sushi we had on board as well. Like I mentioned, highly recommend it!!
Andrew  P.
Andrew P. San Diego, CA