Cozumel Flats Fishing Charters

Cozumel Flats Fishing Charters

Best Flats Fishing Charters in Cozumel

Flats Fishing in Cozumel

Cozumel flats fishing is awesome no matter when you go. The island’s shallow lagoons are a dream come true for any inshore angler worth their salt, with Bonefish teeming the shallows all year round. During the summer they fight for space with huge numbers of Snook and Permit and you will even find a fair few Tarpon basking in the shallows.

What can I expect from an inshore trip?

Cozumel’s northern lagoons start just a couple of miles away from town and bank the entire northern side of the island. If you’re worried that your fishing will be disrupted by swimmers and noisy children, you will be pleased to hear that even the more remote and isolated points are easily reachable on a half day trip. 
 
Most Cozumel flats fishing guides will advise spending the whole day on the water, but what seems like a self-serving sales technique is actually sound advice. There are very few places on earth with such large numbers of Tarpon, Permit, Bonefish, and Snook. This draws many a fly angler to the island in the hope of catching the fly fishing Grand Slam. Besides, full days don’t cost much more, so why call it a day halfway through?

How much will it cost?

The upside to most Cozumel flats fishing charters being pretty basic is that they really aren’t expensive. Half days cost around $250-$300, and full days are around half as much again. Most boats only hold two or three anglers, but at these prices, you can always split a larger group between two boats and not have to compete for the same fish.

Do I need to bring anything?

Chances are if you’re asking this you’re into fly fishing. You will be pleased to hear that many boats stock fly fishing gear, as the area is just so perfect for it. You may still want to bring your own if you are serious about catching a Slam, though.
 
Cozumel
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Based on 28,767 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Flats Fishing in Cozumel

If you plan to go reef fishing it is for beginners and you will have a lot of action. If you are not getting bites you may need to check your line or bait. Try to keep the bait as close to the bottom as possible as you can while you "drift" fish. That is how I would explain reef fishing. If you go deep sea fishing most of the fishing is done at the surface and trolling so the equipment does most of the work.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you plan to go reef fishing it is for beginners and you will have a lot of action. If you are not getting bites you may need to check your line or bait. Try to keep the bait as close to the bottom as possible as you can while you "drift" fish. That is how I would explain reef fishing. If you go deep sea fishing most of the fishing is done at the surface and trolling so the equipment does most of the work.
Abrimar Fishing Tour Cozumel
Abrimar Fishing Tour Cozumel
We only caught Mahi Mahi, and this was one that I did list that I wanted to fish for. It would have been neat to also see some other fish, but in retrospect we should’ve booked a longer trip so we had more time to try for other fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We only caught Mahi Mahi, and this was one that I did list that I wanted to fish for. It would have been neat to also see some other fish, but in retrospect we should’ve booked a longer trip so we had more time to try for other fish.
Aquadventures – 30' Grand Slam
Aquadventures – 30' Grand Slam
May is the best month but these guys worked really hard to successfully put us on plenty of big fish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
May is the best month but these guys worked really hard to successfully put us on plenty of big fish
Cozumel Fishing
Cozumel Fishing
Early March is not great for trolling and can be hit or miss. Reef fishing seems consistent. Check with guides on what seems best for the times your fishing
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Early March is not great for trolling and can be hit or miss. Reef fishing seems consistent. Check with guides on what seems best for the times your fishing
Abrimar Fishing Tour Cozumel
Abrimar Fishing Tour Cozumel
100 percent recommend this group. Best fishing in ocean I have ever done. Fantastic. A memory for my 12 year old son and I to have for a lifetime.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
100 percent recommend this group. Best fishing in ocean I have ever done. Fantastic. A memory for my 12 year old son and I to have for a lifetime.
Aquadventures – 30' Grand Slam
Aquadventures – 30' Grand Slam
Do the 8hr trip so have the time to get to the fish before it’s to late!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Do the 8hr trip so have the time to get to the fish before it’s to late!!
Aquadventures – 30' Grand Slam
Aquadventures – 30' Grand Slam
Take Dramamine if you think you might get sick 12 hours before fishing, my daughter got sick early on but finished strong thanks to the crew.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take Dramamine if you think you might get sick 12 hours before fishing, my daughter got sick early on but finished strong thanks to the crew.
Aquadventures – 30' Grand Slam
Aquadventures – 30' Grand Slam
Best fishing season seems to be in spring/summer, but you can catch other species in fall / winter with a good Captain. Definitely recommend Abrimar / Captain Mario to take you on a very private trip. He grew up on the island- his dad was a fisherman who taught him where the fish are!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Best fishing season seems to be in spring/summer, but you can catch other species in fall / winter with a good Captain. Definitely recommend Abrimar / Captain Mario to take you on a very private trip. He grew up on the island- his dad was a fisherman who taught him where the fish are!!
Abrimar Fishing Tour Cozumel
Abrimar Fishing Tour Cozumel
The only recommendation a beginner like me could make is to book with Mario and Abrimar Fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The only recommendation a beginner like me could make is to book with Mario and Abrimar Fishing.
Abrimar Fishing Tour Cozumel
Abrimar Fishing Tour Cozumel Houston, TX
Good fishing, good crew but very hot. No AC on boat and if not acclimated to heat could be a long trip.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Good fishing, good crew but very hot. No AC on boat and if not acclimated to heat could be a long trip.
Cozumel Fishing
Cozumel Fishing Wilmington, NC
Not sure if was the heat but the fishing was slow. Thank goodness for our hardworking crew.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Not sure if was the heat but the fishing was slow. Thank goodness for our hardworking crew.
Aquadventures – 30' Grand Slam
Aquadventures – 30' Grand Slam
Yes, I would recommend highly that you give them a try. We learned of this crew from a fellow traveler, and are well pleased with our first deep sea fishing trip!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes, I would recommend highly that you give them a try. We learned of this crew from a fellow traveler, and are well pleased with our first deep sea fishing trip!
Aquadventures – 30' Grand Slam
Aquadventures – 30' Grand Slam Chicago, Illinois
The guys will whip up some fresh shashimi on the deck if you catch something that cant wait to eat at the dock! Great Captain and extremely hard working anf friendly First Mate.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The guys will whip up some fresh shashimi on the deck if you catch something that cant wait to eat at the dock! Great Captain and extremely hard working anf friendly First Mate.
Kay Kib Fishing Charters
Kay Kib Fishing Charters Hico, TX
Fishing was ok, but the trip was over the top because of the crew. Got to play with wild dolphins and se a big water spout! Half of one Mai fed my whole family anyways.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Fishing was ok, but the trip was over the top because of the crew. Got to play with wild dolphins and se a big water spout! Half of one Mai fed my whole family anyways.
Aquadventures – 30' Grand Slam
Aquadventures – 30' Grand Slam
Taxi’s to the marina will try to charge high fees for transportation. Make sure to set a price before departure or arrange with charter. Also, make sure to communicate your expectations to the captain before the trip. Make sure there are no hidden fees. You can keep your catch and ask resort chef to prepare a meal for you. Bring sunscreen and take some Dramamine 1hrs before your trip to avoid sea sickness.
Very good
4.0 / 5
Taxi’s to the marina will try to charge high fees for transportation. Make sure to set a price before departure or arrange with charter. Also, make sure to communicate your expectations to the captain before the trip. Make sure there are no hidden fees. You can keep your catch and ask resort chef to prepare a meal for you. Bring sunscreen and take some Dramamine 1hrs before your trip to avoid sea sickness.
Montze Fishing And Snorkel Charters
Montze Fishing And Snorkel Charters Huntsville, TX
If your debating between the 4 hour or 6 hour trip I would fully recommend doing the full 6 hour trip. We caught half of our fish in the last 2 hours of the trip. Gives the crew the best chance to get you on the fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If your debating between the 4 hour or 6 hour trip I would fully recommend doing the full 6 hour trip. We caught half of our fish in the last 2 hours of the trip. Gives the crew the best chance to get you on the fish.
Aquadventures – 30' Grand Slam
Aquadventures – 30' Grand Slam Cold Spring, MN
Pick the GrandSlam!!!!! The crew is absolutely amazing!!!! They are so friendly and makes your trip very worth the trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Pick the GrandSlam!!!!! The crew is absolutely amazing!!!! They are so friendly and makes your trip very worth the trip.
Aquadventures – 30' Grand Slam
Aquadventures – 30' Grand Slam Independence, KY
Getting with high quality guides like Victor, Augusto and Miguel on the Grand Slam
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Getting with high quality guides like Victor, Augusto and Miguel on the Grand Slam
Aquadventures – 30' Grand Slam
Aquadventures – 30' Grand Slam Whitesville, KY
Book with Pedro and his crew on the Grand Slam! Very patient and knowledgeable.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with Pedro and his crew on the Grand Slam! Very patient and knowledgeable.
Aquadventures – 30' Grand Slam
Aquadventures – 30' Grand Slam Playa Del Carmen, Quintana Roo
I Went reef fishing but should have went deep sea price differenceis nominal.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
I Went reef fishing but should have went deep sea price differenceis nominal.
Abrimar Fishing Tour Cozumel
Abrimar Fishing Tour Cozumel West Deptford, NJ

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