Mexico Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Mexico Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Top Mexico Deep Sea Fishing Destinations

Best Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Mexico

Deep Sea Fishing in Mexico

There’s a reason why deep sea fishing in Mexico can usually be found right at the top of an angler’s bucket list. With access to the Carribean Sea, Pacific Ocean, and the Gulfs of Mexico and California, you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to the hundreds of species on offer. It’s all about big game fish, with mighty Marlin, spectacular Sailfish, tremendous Tuna, and plenty more lurking in these waters. Even better? There are plenty of fishing charters that cater to anglers of all skill levels. All you need to do is choose your starting point and get ready to battle some beasts of the deep!
 

What to Expect

For Beginners

Mexico’s west coast is probably what most anglers think of when they hear “deep sea fishing,” with Baja Sur Peninsula being especially popular. Here you’ll find the famous resort city of Cabo San Lucas, which is also an excellent place to wet your line! 
 
Thanks to the sudden drop created by the area’s continental shelf, anglers will find themselves coming face-to-gills with Sailfish, Blue Marlin, and White Marlin a mere mile or so from shore. Big game fishing without the usual lengthy travel time? This makes Cabo San Lucas the perfect place for families and newer anglers who are just discovering their sea legs.
 
In addition to Cabo San Lucas, Cozumel and Playa del Carmen also shine when it comes to newbie-friendly deep sea fishing. Charter captains here have plenty of experience when it comes to showing tourists and newbies the ropes, so you’ll be in safe hands. 
 

More Experienced Anglers

If you have more experience under your belt, head to the party city of Cancun. Regularly rated as one of the top ten Billfish locations in the world, you’ll have to travel between 15–20 miles offshore before you can troll the hotspots – but when you do, it’s worth it. 
 
You’ll battle Sailfish, Marlin species, huge Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and plenty more. Charters here will happily take you out for extended full day trips, too, so you can really hone in on the hotspots and hook that Billfish Grand Slam of your dreams.
 
Want to fish slightly off the beaten path? Head to Puerto Vallarta to explore two underrated deep sea hotspots: Roco Corbetania and El Banco. Located 40 and 50 miles from shore, respectively, you’ll need to opt for an extended full day trip to reach these waters, but you’ll be rewarded with trophy-sized Yellowfin Tuna, Sailfish, a trio of Marlin species, and whatever else is biting.
 

How to Prepare

Catch and release is preferred in Mexico, especially when it comes to Billfish – it’s only fair that other anglers get to experience the excitement of hooking them, after all. If you’re casting off alongside a charter captain, your fishing license will usually be covered for you, as well as everything you need for a productive day of angling action. All you need to bring is your best game face – these world-famous deep sea beasts won’t go down without a fight!
 
Mexico
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4.2 / 5
Based on 24,785 reviews by FishingBooker anglers
Mexico: 545 fishing charters available

Cpt. Brother's Boat

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(41 reviews)
Nuevo Vallarta
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trips from $240

Nuevo Vallarta Fishing – Flipper IV

Excellent
4.6 / 5
(71 reviews)
Nuevo Vallarta
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trips from $300

Cabo Sportfishing Crew – Ya Sabras

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(39 reviews)
Cabo San Lucas
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trips from $550

BlueSea sportfishing

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(270 reviews)
Cabo San Lucas
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trips from $179

What anglers said about Deep Sea Fishing in Mexico

Our crew said that May is the ideal month to fish although you can catch interesting fish year round. We were on the tail end of the best fishing season when we went in late June.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Our crew said that May is the ideal month to fish although you can catch interesting fish year round. We were on the tail end of the best fishing season when we went in late June.
Travis  K.
Travis K. Austin, TX
If you're not a seasoned fisherman, be prepared with Dramamine. The earlier in the day, the better they bite!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you're not a seasoned fisherman, be prepared with Dramamine. The earlier in the day, the better they bite!
ANN  G.
ANN G. West Chester, PA
We really enjoyed fishing but the sea was a bit rough. Cabo in May-June is changing seasons so the winds are very present. This made the sea a bit rough and for someone who gets motion sick it was a bit much. Just keep that in mind and go fishing in the morning and not in the afternoon if your fishing during these months.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We really enjoyed fishing but the sea was a bit rough. Cabo in May-June is changing seasons so the winds are very present. This made the sea a bit rough and for someone who gets motion sick it was a bit much. Just keep that in mind and go fishing in the morning and not in the afternoon if your fishing during these months.
Jamie  T.
Jamie T. Hollowayville, IL
Been fishing 7 different private charters these guys were great! Thank you!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Been fishing 7 different private charters these guys were great! Thank you!
Byron  K.
Byron K. Linden, PA
On this four hour trip, you are only a couple miles offshore the whole time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
On this four hour trip, you are only a couple miles offshore the whole time.
Jason  D.
Jason D. Houston, TX
The fishing was a little slow at times, but the Spanish Mackerel were biting big in the morning. Afternoon slowed down a bit. Were not able to link up any Mahi or Marlin, but did grab a Rooster to end the day!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The fishing was a little slow at times, but the Spanish Mackerel were biting big in the morning. Afternoon slowed down a bit. Were not able to link up any Mahi or Marlin, but did grab a Rooster to end the day!
Zach  C.
Zach C. Gilbert, AZ
Book with the mamacita through sportfishingcancun it was a great experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with the mamacita through sportfishingcancun it was a great experience.
Aaron  H.
Aaron H. Manzanola, CO
Don’t be afraid to ask the captain for tips on catching fish you never caught
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don’t be afraid to ask the captain for tips on catching fish you never caught
Janis  B.
Janis B. Mesa, AZ
Hire a boat because no matter how many fish you catch it's an enjoyable and fun adventure being on the water in Mexico. I also think it's nice to go with a small group so there's plenty of action for everyone and the personal attention is worth it.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Hire a boat because no matter how many fish you catch it's an enjoyable and fun adventure being on the water in Mexico. I also think it's nice to go with a small group so there's plenty of action for everyone and the personal attention is worth it.
Bruce  W.
Bruce W. Playa Del Carmen, Quintana Roo
Make sure you take something for sea sickness prior to going out even if you you think you have good sea legs.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you take something for sea sickness prior to going out even if you you think you have good sea legs.
Kristine  S.
Kristine S. Muskegon, MI
We prefer bottom fishing for fish you can have a restaurant cook for you. We're not really into sport fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We prefer bottom fishing for fish you can have a restaurant cook for you. We're not really into sport fishing.
Gayle  D.
Gayle D. Playa Del Carmen, ROO
Give Kevin and the Shark boat a call and relax. They do the work and you have the best day ever. He seems to have a knack for finding fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Give Kevin and the Shark boat a call and relax. They do the work and you have the best day ever. He seems to have a knack for finding fish.
Robert  C.
Robert C. Huatulco, Oaxaca
This was my first time here. I would recommend this reasonably price company
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This was my first time here. I would recommend this reasonably price company
Christopher  M.
Christopher M. Clackamas, OR
February is not high season for fishing, but there are plenty of fish to be caught if you have an experienced crew.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
February is not high season for fishing, but there are plenty of fish to be caught if you have an experienced crew.
Kevin  S.
Kevin S. Montreal, Quebec
Very organized very efficient had a record a “22 Bonita fish they know the spots book with them
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Very organized very efficient had a record a “22 Bonita fish they know the spots book with them
Cort  C.
Cort C. San Diego, CA
Check the moon phase table and bring a soft cooler and sweatshirt. Normally see whales that time of year.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check the moon phase table and bring a soft cooler and sweatshirt. Normally see whales that time of year.
Scott  M.
Scott M. Graham, WA
Had an awesome day fishing. Captain and deck hand were great, knew what they were doing and very friendly and attentive. Only thing that could have been better was a couple pieces of equipment could have been newer/in better shape. Overall I would highly recommend this charter, and more than likely book with them again on our next visit
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Had an awesome day fishing. Captain and deck hand were great, knew what they were doing and very friendly and attentive. Only thing that could have been better was a couple pieces of equipment could have been newer/in better shape. Overall I would highly recommend this charter, and more than likely book with them again on our next visit
Cameron  W.
Cameron W. Langdon, AB
Book an early trip, it is fishing, so enjoy your day, and resoect your crew, doing all the can to put you on fish and deliver a great day.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Book an early trip, it is fishing, so enjoy your day, and resoect your crew, doing all the can to put you on fish and deliver a great day.
Tim  C.
Tim C. Fairview, OR
Absolutely - my son in law caught a Marlin as his first fish on rod and line (Boom)
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Absolutely - my son in law caught a Marlin as his first fish on rod and line (Boom)
Michael  B.
Michael B. Henderson, NV
Book with Enrique and Samaki Fishing Charters! You will not be disappointed.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with Enrique and Samaki Fishing Charters! You will not be disappointed.
Macy  B.
Macy B. La Paz, Baja California Sur

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