Cancún Spearfishing Charters

Cancún Spearfishing Charters

Best Spearfishing Fishing Charters in Cancún

Spearfishing in Cancún

You’ve heard all about the crystal clear waters of Cancun, so why not make the most of them and get in? Grab a speargun and hop into these pristine waters to test your skills against some prized, delicious creatures. Spearfishing in Cancun is the perfect way to get to know the Caribbean’s rich waters, all the while landing yourself something tasty as a reward for dinner.

What to Expect

Head out from Cancun to the stunning island of Isla Mujeres and get your fish on in style. The productive reefs are home to a range of dazzling, tropical fish, so get ready to be wowed just at the sight of them. 
 
There are several restrictions on spearfishing, so make sure to go with a trusted guide, who’ll take you to the best spearing grounds. One restriction is the ban on spearing with scuba gear, so you’ll be freediving with snorkeling equipment as you target monster fish. 
 
Trips last from as little as two hours to as long as a couple of days You’ll have the chance to focus on spearing, or can mix it up with some other fishing techniques to fill the boat. Head out past Isla Mujeres to the deep offshore waters of the Caribbean and you’ll come face-to-face with some of the ocean’s biggest creatures. 

What fish can I catch?

With such a range of fish on offer, you’ll want to make sure you target those that you can take back to shore to eat. In the deep waters, that means plenty of Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and monster Barracuda. These predators are incredibly quick, so you’d better be on your A-game to land them right away. 
 
Beginners may be better suited to the waters around the reefs. Not only will you come up against some tamer fish, but you’ll also have the benefit of being closer to the surface as you target Groupers, Cobia, Snappers, and many more. 

When to Go

Cancun is a popular tourist destination year-round, thanks to its tropical climate – and its spearfishing opportunities mirror this. Come throughout the year and take advantage of the warm water to get your fish on. May through December can see some tropical storms, so you may only be able to take a shorter trip during this time. 

How to Prepare

Most Cancun spearfishing guides are experts in their field and will provide the equipment needed to get you hunting the Caribbean. Some will even provide you with your fishing license, so there’s nothing left to do but come aboard, sit back, and enjoy a thrilling day out. 
 
Get in touch with your captain beforehand to check if they offer the full service and, more likely than not, they’ll even possess the skills to take beginners too. Check, too, if they provide food and drinks, or if you need to bring your own, and away you go.
 
You’ll never forget the experience of a Cancun fishing charter. Get booking now to make your holiday come alive!
Cancún
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 29,146 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Spearfishing in Cancún

Eat a nice dinner and get a good nights rest the night before your trip and show up ready to catch fish & enjoy the beautiful nature God has blessed you with.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Eat a nice dinner and get a good nights rest the night before your trip and show up ready to catch fish & enjoy the beautiful nature God has blessed you with.
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
If you plan an 8 hour trip in Cancun in July, be prepared to be hot. The inside cabin has ample couches to hide out of the sun and the stern has a sun shade which helps tremendously but it’s hot no matter what. 8 hours of patiently waiting for the fish to bite can be tiresome and so I would not recommend 8 hours if children plan to attend.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
If you plan an 8 hour trip in Cancun in July, be prepared to be hot. The inside cabin has ample couches to hide out of the sun and the stern has a sun shade which helps tremendously but it’s hot no matter what. 8 hours of patiently waiting for the fish to bite can be tiresome and so I would not recommend 8 hours if children plan to attend.
Fishing Cancún Charters
Fishing Cancún Charters
Enjoy the experience if you catch fish or if you catch no fish. Not every trip is filled with trophy fish ,but every fishing trip is filled with memories!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Enjoy the experience if you catch fish or if you catch no fish. Not every trip is filled with trophy fish ,but every fishing trip is filled with memories!
Fishing Charters in Cancun – Super Panga 27'
Fishing Charters in Cancun – Super Panga 27' Louisburg, Kansas
Look at the place you are booking with in person. Visit with the guide or representative in person if possible.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Look at the place you are booking with in person. Visit with the guide or representative in person if possible.
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
The day was perfect. Fish were biting. I felt like we caught a lot of fish because of the season !
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The day was perfect. Fish were biting. I felt like we caught a lot of fish because of the season !
Chac Chi Marina – 33' Pulga Marina
Chac Chi Marina – 33' Pulga Marina
Yes- just have realistic expectations that ocean fishing isn't always as good as social media makes it seem. Was hoping to catch some mahi, snapper, grouper, etc but the bite wasn't on that morning. So like any good captain, he adjusted to an "easier" catch and put us on bonita and baracuda so we had some action. At the end of the day we had a great time in some amazing, clear and relatively calm waters.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Yes- just have realistic expectations that ocean fishing isn't always as good as social media makes it seem. Was hoping to catch some mahi, snapper, grouper, etc but the bite wasn't on that morning. So like any good captain, he adjusted to an "easier" catch and put us on bonita and baracuda so we had some action. At the end of the day we had a great time in some amazing, clear and relatively calm waters.
SportfishingCancun – Nicte
SportfishingCancun – Nicte
The boat is a little more rough than larger boats but well equipped to handle the open sea. The crew was very good.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
The boat is a little more rough than larger boats but well equipped to handle the open sea. The crew was very good.
SportfishingCancun - Mamacita
SportfishingCancun - Mamacita
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
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
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
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
Check fish available to catch during your stay. Weather they get seasick easily or not. Seas can be rough and even with sea sick medication you can get sick.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check fish available to catch during your stay. Weather they get seasick easily or not. Seas can be rough and even with sea sick medication you can get sick.
Chartiers Del Mar - La Patrona 46'
Chartiers Del Mar - La Patrona 46'
Very accommodating, knowledgeable and experienced. Omar tended to our needs and focused on our experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Very accommodating, knowledgeable and experienced. Omar tended to our needs and focused on our experience.
Fishing Cancún Charters
Fishing Cancún Charters
We all took less drowsy Dramamine before hand and none of us got sea sick, definitely be prepared for larger waves
Excellent
4.7 / 5
We all took less drowsy Dramamine before hand and none of us got sea sick, definitely be prepared for larger waves
Nuj Kay
Nuj Kay
If you are looking for a great trip and catch fish this is the boat. If you want luxury with A/C and all the other amenities this is not your boat
Excellent
4.3 / 5
If you are looking for a great trip and catch fish this is the boat. If you want luxury with A/C and all the other amenities this is not your boat
Nuj Kay
Nuj Kay
Get out early in the morning. Fish were hitting early, but dropped off as the day got warmer
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get out early in the morning. Fish were hitting early, but dropped off as the day got warmer
Nuj Kay
Nuj Kay
Easy booking and the guide really goes all out to make sure you have a great experience. Hard worker, funny and I have caught fish 4 years in a row and will continue to use this company. I have had the same guide Mauricio which is Awesome!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Easy booking and the guide really goes all out to make sure you have a great experience. Hard worker, funny and I have caught fish 4 years in a row and will continue to use this company. I have had the same guide Mauricio which is Awesome!
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Cancun Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Tours
Pay attention to the advise the captain gives and simply just enjoy being in nature! Relax!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Pay attention to the advise the captain gives and simply just enjoy being in nature! Relax!
Cancun Light Tackle Fly Fish – 18'
Cancun Light Tackle Fly Fish – 18'
It’s fishing, nothing is guaranteed, go often if you hope to catch trophies. But these captains and crews will put you on what’s biting,
Excellent
4.7 / 5
It’s fishing, nothing is guaranteed, go often if you hope to catch trophies. But these captains and crews will put you on what’s biting,
Chac Chi Marina - 36ft Heavenly
Chac Chi Marina - 36ft Heavenly
This was our first time fishing in Cancun. Captain Hector and the crew took great care of us and made it seem like we’ve fished here for years.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This was our first time fishing in Cancun. Captain Hector and the crew took great care of us and made it seem like we’ve fished here for years.
Fishing Cancún Charters
Fishing Cancún Charters

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