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!
 
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What anglers said about Spearfishing in Mexico

Target the species that are migrating into the area and ask questions to see what bite is hot at the moment
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Target the species that are migrating into the area and ask questions to see what bite is hot at the moment
Matthew  R.
Matthew R. Shenandoah, TX
Yes definitely. Calm seas, quick trip to the first fishing spot. Plenty of fish to catch.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes definitely. Calm seas, quick trip to the first fishing spot. Plenty of fish to catch.
John  S.
John S. Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania
check out the Lagoon fishing for Tarpon,bones, huge permit, big jacks, No rough water and awesome wildlife all around you!!! Off shore is close, go for it!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
check out the Lagoon fishing for Tarpon,bones, huge permit, big jacks, No rough water and awesome wildlife all around you!!! Off shore is close, go for it!!
Bill  R.
Bill R.
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.
Brandon  H.
Brandon H. Cold Spring, MN
Bring your rain gear because the Pacific side is very windy and very cold. Oh where a hat you can cintch up under your chin!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Bring your rain gear because the Pacific side is very windy and very cold. Oh where a hat you can cintch up under your chin!
William  O.
William O.
Target the local experience Fishermen Johnny and Cesar. And early morning is the way I fished in cabo.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Target the local experience Fishermen Johnny and Cesar. And early morning is the way I fished in cabo.
FIDEL  J.
FIDEL J. Colorado Springs, CO
Do the full day. Bring plenty of sun screen (and be sure sprayer isn’t plugged up!)
Very good
4.0 / 5
Do the full day. Bring plenty of sun screen (and be sure sprayer isn’t plugged up!)
Tom  F.
Tom F. Carmel, IN
Get a smaller locally run boat as opposed to the larger party style boat.The local guys know what's up!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get a smaller locally run boat as opposed to the larger party style boat.The local guys know what's up!
Cameron  P.
Cameron P. Reno, NV
The port you sail from has a sea weed problem but look and smell past that. It’s well worth it.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The port you sail from has a sea weed problem but look and smell past that. It’s well worth it.
Alan  P.
Alan P. Cancún, Quintana Roo
Get your sea legs ready, rough water! If you aren’t staying at Isla Mujeres make sure you understand the ferry situation and where to go after arrival to Isla Mujeres. Sunscreen and Dramamine!
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Get your sea legs ready, rough water! If you aren’t staying at Isla Mujeres make sure you understand the ferry situation and where to go after arrival to Isla Mujeres. Sunscreen and Dramamine!
Kele  J.
Kele J.
This is mostly a bottom fishing fishery. Fish are generally under 10 lbs., but bigger fish are possible. If you are just looking for a fun day on the water any of the guides here will be great. If you are a more serious angler I would recommend bringing your own gear and be ready to try things your skipper may not be familiar with if different opportunities arise.and be flexible.
Very good
4.0 / 5
This is mostly a bottom fishing fishery. Fish are generally under 10 lbs., but bigger fish are possible. If you are just looking for a fun day on the water any of the guides here will be great. If you are a more serious angler I would recommend bringing your own gear and be ready to try things your skipper may not be familiar with if different opportunities arise.and be flexible.
MARK  T.
MARK T. United States
Captian Hector and crew from FISH'S were amazing best ocean fishing experience ever
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captian Hector and crew from FISH'S were amazing best ocean fishing experience ever
Scott  V.
Scott V. Juarez, Quintana Roo
Bring plenty of sun block. Relax and let the crew do their thing. If the fish are there they’ll get them on the line.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring plenty of sun block. Relax and let the crew do their thing. If the fish are there they’ll get them on the line.
Kevin  B.
Kevin B. Hamilton, ON
Make sure it is the correct season for what you are after, start early morning.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure it is the correct season for what you are after, start early morning.
Justin  W.
Justin W. Phoenix, AZ
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.
Jacob  B.
Jacob B. Independence, KY
Avoid booking the 5 hour trips. 5 hour trips are great, but when conditions and fish throw you a curveball, the 8 hour gives much more flexibility to get things done.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Avoid booking the 5 hour trips. 5 hour trips are great, but when conditions and fish throw you a curveball, the 8 hour gives much more flexibility to get things done.
Dustin  W.
Dustin W.
May is a tricky month with the water temps changing but still lots of opportunity for many tasty species
Excellent
5.0 / 5
May is a tricky month with the water temps changing but still lots of opportunity for many tasty species
Michael  H.
Michael H. Spruce Grove, AB
I don't have much experience but the crew was helpful. It was the most beautiful day anyone could ask for when we went out!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I don't have much experience but the crew was helpful. It was the most beautiful day anyone could ask for when we went out!
Joaquin  R.
Joaquin R. Florence, AZ
The absolute best. These guys know there stuff. 3 sailfish in 3 hours. We stopped counting shallow bottom fish after 12.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The absolute best. These guys know there stuff. 3 sailfish in 3 hours. We stopped counting shallow bottom fish after 12.
Dave  A.
Dave A. Houston, BC
I would say that Hector from cancun fishing charters was super knowledgeable and professional. The crew has a great technique for catching fish!!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would say that Hector from cancun fishing charters was super knowledgeable and professional. The crew has a great technique for catching fish!!!!
Timothy  F.
Timothy F. Spokane Valley, WA

Top Targeted Spearfishing Species in Mexico