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
4.2 / 5
Based on 24,785 reviews by FishingBooker anglers
Mexico: 84 fishing charters available

Keen M International – “Andrea M”

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(41 reviews)
Isla Mujeres
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trips from $348

Jazmin Fishing Charter

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(149 reviews)
Tulum
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trips from $320

Chili's Sportfishing Isla Mujeres

Excellent
4.6 / 5
(17 reviews)
Isla Mujeres
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trips from $375

Marietas Sportfishing

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(59 reviews)
Punta Mita
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trips from $260

What anglers said about Spearfishing 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

Top Targeted Spearfishing Species in Mexico