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 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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Reviews of Fishing in Spearfishing in Mexico

All around excellent fishing experience
Jonathon K. fished with BlueSea sportfishing on April 6, 2021
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Great weather and some of the fish were biting. Not sure if you would come away with a trophy as I'm not expert, but you'll come away with something to eat and show, for sure.
Lots of fun!
Greg S. fished with Fishing Boats in Cancun–La Favorita on March 16, 2021
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Check the weather, it is sometimes rougher than it looks. You will still catch fish inshore though and it’s fun either way.
Great day
Jerry B. fished with El Budster Pride on March 11, 2021
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Sunscreen and a cooler full of cold drinks
Great Day with Captain Johnny!
Tony S. fished with BlueSea sportfishing on March 7, 2021
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Know what is in season and what is biting while you are in town. It will help with your expectations heading in to the day.
Great fishing Trip.
Tim J. fished with Aqua Sports – 28' Super Panga on February 3, 2021
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Marlin weren’t out but caught tons of grouper
Biggest Catch of My Life
Jason F. fished with The Rusty Hook on January 30, 2021
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Great experience in Playa fishing, have not been skunked yet!
8 Hours with Ramon and crew were INCREDIBLE!!
Eric L. fished with Lori III Sportfishing on January 12, 2021
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Take a charter....Captain Ramon on Lori III was absolutely excellent.
6 Hour Trip With Captain Jorge, Carlos, and Neo
Martin M. fished with The Rusty Hook on January 6, 2021
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Recommend Dramamine for anyone is unsure about their sea legs.

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