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 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!


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What People Are Saying About Spearfishing in Mexico

"Half day trip"

Brian Baptist fished with Easy Spearfishing on July 3, 2019

My family had our first Spearfishing trip yesterday morning and enjoyed it even though my daughter has motion sickness! Reuben and the crew were great and we learned a lot of different things. Had fun experiencing it and enjoyed watching my son get a Trigger fish. Seeing the different species was also fantastic. Thanks Rueben, Paco and the rest of the crew!

"Great Trip"

Jose Montelongo fished with Spearfishing Baja on May 12, 2019

Baja Spearfishing was an amazing experience thanks for the crew who was very experienced and able to guide us every step of the way. The fresh ceviche was amazing as well. Would definitely recommend it.

"Half Day with Diego"

Alex Trumpower fished with Spearfishing Today – Tulum on January 23, 2019

Diego was the best instructor. He was patient, experienced & knowledgable. We caught fish our very first time out. It’s basically a 2 for 1. You get snorkeling and Spearfishing all in one.

Top Targeted Spearfishing Species in Mexico





Tuna (Yellowfin)

Tuna (Yellowfin)

Yellowtail Amberjack

Yellowtail Amberjack