Mexico Spearfishing Charters

Mexico Spearfishing Charters

Best Spearfishing Fishing Charters in Mexico

Spearfishing in Mexico

Love the idea of a fishing adventure that’ll really get your pulse racing? There’s one place in particular that you should head to – Mexico! Spearfishing has become a seriously popular sport here, and it allows you to explore this country’s plentiful fishing grounds from a whole new angle. Armed with a spear gun, you’ll venture beneath these waters, taking in the stunning underwater scenery and chasing some world-famous fish – this includes Wahoo, Grouper, Permit, Amberjack, and even Mahi Mahi. If a unique, action-packed angling adventure is what you’re after, what more could you ask for?

Need to Know

Before heading out on your spearfishing trip, it’s important to know how spearfishing in Mexico works. It’s strictly a free-diving sport, meaning that “spearos” aren’t permitted to dive with tanks, even in deep waters. This shouldn’t put you off if you’re a beginner, though – the majority of Mexico’s spearfishing hotspots are located in vacation-friendly areas, and you’ll find a wealth of captains who can’t wait to show you the ropes!

Where to Go

When it comes to getting the most out of your spearfishing adventure in Mexico, location is everything! Whether you want to combine your fishing trip with an unbeatable beach holiday, or just want to target some exotic species, there are destinations to suit every type of angler.

Playa del Carmen

If you’re a newer angler and are just branching out into the world of spearfishing, this is the perfect starting point. Most famous for its sandy beaches and vacation resorts, Playa del Carmen also happens to have access to some of the Carribbean Sea’s most productive fishing grounds! The island of Cozumel is close by, too, and you’ll find plenty of underwater shipwrecks and coral reefs to explore.
 
Dive into these clear waters, and you’ll find yourself coming eye-to-eye with Mahi Mahi, Grouper species, Wahoo, and Yellowtail Amberjack. These fish can be found within 6 miles from shore, meaning that it’ll only take a short trip for you to reach the hotspots. Charter captains in Playa del Carmen are used to accommodating brand new anglers and families who want to fish together, and will show you exactly what it takes to spear one of these underwater beauties.

Cancun

Cancun may be most well-known for its on-land parties, but there’s plenty happening under the water here, too! Crystal clear with great visibility, you’ll have no problem spotting your target species, which includes Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Kingfish (King Mackerel). 
 
Even better, Isla Mujeres lies only 13 kilometres from Cancun’s shore, and is surrounded by plenty of coral reefs where fish love to lurk. You’ll be able to free dive in these waters under the guidance of a local charter captain, take in the breathtaking scenery, and go after some impressive fish. With trips generally running in four, six, and eight hour chunks, there’s something to suit hardened anglers and newbies alike.

How to Prepare

Depending on your skill level and the charter you’re traveling with, whether or not you need to bring your own spearfishing gear will vary. Get in touch with your captain beforehand to find out what you need to bring along. Typical spearfishing equipment includes diving fins, a wetsuit, a snorkel, and your spear or spear gun. 
 
The same goes for your Mexican fishing license. Some outfitters will provide this for you, especially in more tourist-friendly locations, but this can vary, so it’s always best to check with your charter captain in advance. Then it’s just a case of breathing in deep and taking the plunge into your Mexico spearfishing adventure!
 
Mexico
Excellent
4.4 / 5
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What anglers said about Spearfishing in Mexico

Choose this operation and pray for good weather if you're going in June. When the weather shuts down offshore fishing the mangroves provide wind blocks and calmer water. You don't have to bring anything, everything you need is provided.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Choose this operation and pray for good weather if you're going in June. When the weather shuts down offshore fishing the mangroves provide wind blocks and calmer water. You don't have to bring anything, everything you need is provided.
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
I definitely recommend going here for first time fishers!! They are expert at what they do and know exactly how to ensure you have a great tike!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I definitely recommend going here for first time fishers!! They are expert at what they do and know exactly how to ensure you have a great tike!!
Cabo Sportfishing Crew – Blue Tail
Cabo Sportfishing Crew – Blue Tail
Wear sunscreen and take it with you if out longer than 3 hours. Bring at least 1 liter of water for each person, a camera, and snacks. Pin down the operator on exactly where to meet as their "home dock" may not be where they pick you up and you need to know where to be dropped off by your ride service.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Wear sunscreen and take it with you if out longer than 3 hours. Bring at least 1 liter of water for each person, a camera, and snacks. Pin down the operator on exactly where to meet as their "home dock" may not be where they pick you up and you need to know where to be dropped off by your ride service.
Rusty Hooker Charters
Rusty Hooker Charters
Mahi season starts in July and Marlin season starts around September. We didn’t go out very far so didn’t catch anything too crazy but was still so fun. If it’s your first time and you wanna catch some crazy stuff- go deeper and during the fish season months you want to catch.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Mahi season starts in July and Marlin season starts around September. We didn’t go out very far so didn’t catch anything too crazy but was still so fun. If it’s your first time and you wanna catch some crazy stuff- go deeper and during the fish season months you want to catch.
Valeria I
Valeria I
ask questions before you come, do your research and hire Regis! check him out on Insta @fishingsayulita
Excellent
5.0 / 5
ask questions before you come, do your research and hire Regis! check him out on Insta @fishingsayulita
Fishing With Regis and Tio
Fishing With Regis and Tio
Definitely more time gives you more chances to get on fish. Also, you will get a great workout from just one or two big fish.:)
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely more time gives you more chances to get on fish. Also, you will get a great workout from just one or two big fish.:)
Samaki I Cancun Charters
Samaki I Cancun Charters
It’s rough this time but the top water bite is great. Take the morning if possible as our guide said the mornings were almost always better this time of year.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It’s rough this time but the top water bite is great. Take the morning if possible as our guide said the mornings were almost always better this time of year.
Alondra III
Alondra III
Gabriel told us that the best time to fish for the large trophy sized game fish is October through January. If your trip revolves around catching these, I'd reach out to Gabriel directly to see how things are going that particular year and have him help you plan your trip. For our family, we were just happy reeling in fish and Gabriel made sure we got to do plenty of that while also fishing for the big ones which are pretty hard to find in June.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Gabriel told us that the best time to fish for the large trophy sized game fish is October through January. If your trip revolves around catching these, I'd reach out to Gabriel directly to see how things are going that particular year and have him help you plan your trip. For our family, we were just happy reeling in fish and Gabriel made sure we got to do plenty of that while also fishing for the big ones which are pretty hard to find in June.
Super Panga Tres Estrellas
Super Panga Tres Estrellas
Make sure you have a clear understanding of what fish is biting for the season that you are booking. We did so we were not disappointed in our outing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you have a clear understanding of what fish is biting for the season that you are booking. We did so we were not disappointed in our outing.
Cabo Sportfishing Crew – Blue Tail
Cabo Sportfishing Crew – Blue Tail
Warm on certain days. Bring long sleeve hooded fishing shirt and sunscreen. Consider headphones or earplugs as the boats can be loud under power trolling for several hours.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Warm on certain days. Bring long sleeve hooded fishing shirt and sunscreen. Consider headphones or earplugs as the boats can be loud under power trolling for several hours.
El Budster Pride
El Budster Pride
I would only say that i would have preferred trolling a bit longer in search of bill fish and mahi and tunas as was my goal catch
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would only say that i would have preferred trolling a bit longer in search of bill fish and mahi and tunas as was my goal catch
Samaki I Cancun Charters
Samaki I Cancun Charters
If your looking for certain species be sure to ask first as not all are likely all year. If you just want a great day on the water anytime is good.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If your looking for certain species be sure to ask first as not all are likely all year. If you just want a great day on the water anytime is good.
Ursula Fishing IV – 34’ Crystaliner
Ursula Fishing IV – 34’ Crystaliner
Choose tres hermanos for your fishing trip if you want to catch alot of fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Choose tres hermanos for your fishing trip if you want to catch alot of fish.
Cozumel Fishing
Cozumel Fishing
Expect a bit of rain throughout the day that will last a few minutes. Even if the weather report is calling for rain, it is still worth it to go as it didn’t seem to last long.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Expect a bit of rain throughout the day that will last a few minutes. Even if the weather report is calling for rain, it is still worth it to go as it didn’t seem to last long.
Kay Kib Fishing Charters
Kay Kib Fishing Charters
Think we were lucky getting a fish that day, but the crew tried hard to find them. Also, when you show up, the marina is not is great shape with garbage all over. A bit of a confusing check in process. Bring your own food etc. and do not assume you can get some there easily. There was a great place where your fish can get cleaned by locals.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Think we were lucky getting a fish that day, but the crew tried hard to find them. Also, when you show up, the marina is not is great shape with garbage all over. A bit of a confusing check in process. Bring your own food etc. and do not assume you can get some there easily. There was a great place where your fish can get cleaned by locals.
Daliken Sportfishing – Kokopelli 35'
Daliken Sportfishing – Kokopelli 35'
I would recommend Puerto Morelos for first time fishermen. Opportunity to catch some nice size fish. I believe we got lucky with the white marlin, but the mahi mahi were pretty fun to catch vs other areas that may be more challenging.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would recommend Puerto Morelos for first time fishermen. Opportunity to catch some nice size fish. I believe we got lucky with the white marlin, but the mahi mahi were pretty fun to catch vs other areas that may be more challenging.
Dream Catcher Boat
Dream Catcher Boat
I just wish there were more options to have the fish prepared after the trip is over, I like being able to eat my catch.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I just wish there were more options to have the fish prepared after the trip is over, I like being able to eat my catch.
Nuj Kay
Nuj Kay
The seas can get pretty rough. I was expecting more trolling action with mahi-mahi and blackfin tuna but instead got the bigger fish like sailfish and wahoo. Bottom fishing was very good when the current was cooperative.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
The seas can get pretty rough. I was expecting more trolling action with mahi-mahi and blackfin tuna but instead got the bigger fish like sailfish and wahoo. Bottom fishing was very good when the current was cooperative.
Ciprea Fishing Expeditions-25'
Ciprea Fishing Expeditions-25'
Its Hot in June. Bring your sunscreen, a nice hat, and long sleeve fishing shirt. If you are susceptible to sea sickness, Ginger Pills work better than Dramamine.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Its Hot in June. Bring your sunscreen, a nice hat, and long sleeve fishing shirt. If you are susceptible to sea sickness, Ginger Pills work better than Dramamine.
Aquadventures – 30' Grand Slam
Aquadventures – 30' Grand Slam
Get to know someone like Captain Gabriel who knows the waters, the fish and the lay of the land. He’s excellent!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get to know someone like Captain Gabriel who knows the waters, the fish and the lay of the land. He’s excellent!!
Super Panga Tres Estrellas
Super Panga Tres Estrellas

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