Cancun Deep Sea Fishing

Cancun and the peninsula of Yucatan is often referred to as

“The privileged location on the Mayan Riviera for Sailfish migration” 

It is in these waters off Yucatan, between Isla Mujeres (“the Island of Women” in front of Cancun) and the bio-preserve Isla Contoy, where the big game fish love to lurk. Fresh runs of blue and white Marlin, Dorado, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna tempt anglers all year around. View our sports fishing calendar below and gamefish description.

Due to the unique topography, the area is virtually perched on the edge of an underwater valley. The sandy ocean floor plunges dramatically down into deep blue darkness, bringing the hunting ground for monster-sized game fish practically to the shore. Sports fishermen also praise the southern beaches of this area for their abundance of  Dorado, Wahoo, Barracuda, Jack Crevalle, Red Snapper, Grouper, Spanish Makarel and other minor species. There are tales of the seasonal Marlin runs that offer up giants as large as a 500 pounds, “once you see that sail jumping out of the water, you’re hooked”.

With our Deep Sea Fishing Charters from Cancun you can reach prime fishing territory and be running gear in less than 15 minutes. With over 500 species in the waters of the Mayan Riviera, there’s fishing for every level, from the curious beginner to the serious professional. The best months for fishing and other activities are March, April., May, and June. For our location, enjoy the thrill of catching sailfish, marlin, or tuna when you visit Cancun. The experienced captain and crew will take you to all the right spots for an opportunity to hook the “big one”.

Check our Deep Sea Fishing Charters from Cancun

Inshore & Offshore Cancun Deep Sea Fishing Options

The fishing opportunities in Cancun are exceptional with both inshore and offshore fisheries. Trophy Snapper, Grouper, Spanish Makarel and Yellowtail Jacks are available throughout the year inshore. Offshore species boast Atlantic Sailfish, blue and black Marlin, yellow fin Tuna, Dorado and Wahoo that have been caught on the fly rod, in this yet undiscovered destination. Klick on the link for more details on our inshore & offshore fly fishing species and gamefish description.

Sport Deep Sea Fishing Calendar Cancun - Riviera Maya
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Sailfish

Excellent

May & June

Very Good

March, April & July

Good

February, August & September

Poor

January, October, November & December

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White Marlin

Excellent

May & June

Very Good

March & April

Good

July

Poor

January, February, August, September, October, November & December

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Blue Marlin

Excellent

May & June

Very Good

March & April

Good

July

Poor

January, February, August, September, October, November & December

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Dorado|Mahi-Mahi

Excellent

May, June, July & August

Very Good

April

Good

September

Poor

January, February, March, October, November & December

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Wahoo

Excellent

May & June

Very Good

March, April & July

Good

February, August & September

Poor

January, October, November & December

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Barracuda

Your Cancun Deep Sea Fishing Day

Your fishing day begins usually about 9:00am, when you will be picked up from the dock to enjoy the exciting offshore fishing action. Our Captains who are fluent in English, are very knowledgeable of the species that you are targeting. There is an optional transportation available for an additional charge, depending on the location of your hotel.

What to bring

We suggest bringing tennis shoes, comfortable clothes, sunglasses, baseball-type cap or visor, sunscreen lotion, snacks, Cool-cup holder and your favorite cd’s… Don’t forget your camera, be it video or snap shot or both! If prone to sea sickness bring your medicine.

Boat Description

We offer a variety of boat options from 27’ pangas to custom ocean cruisers and 38’ luxury yachts, all with the capability of getting you to the fish quickly and comfortably.

Pesca Maya Fishing Lodge implements a mandatory ‘catch and release’ policy on all billfish. We will be happy to photograph your catch, so bring your camera! We can recommend several taxidermists should you like a replica of your trophy catch. Dorado, Tuna, Wahoo, and a variety of other species are available for retention, but all billfish are released. Please also see our game fish description.

What your boat provides
  • Your Captain speaks English.
  • Your Captain has more than 10 years of experience.
  • Soft drinks, cold beers, ice and water, you can bring snacks and / or liquor.
  • Tackle, bait and fishing license.

Beginners are welcome!!!! Both women and men, instructions are given in the proper technique for fighting deep sea game fish

Check our rates and boats: Deep Sea Fishing Charters from Cancun

You don't want to charter the whole boat for yourself?

No problem! Shared fishing available:

  • 4 hours morning (07:00 – 11:00 am) $155.00 USD
  • 4 hours afternoon (01:30 – 05:30 pm) $155.00 USD
  • 6 hours (07:00 – 01:00 pm) $165.00 USD

Shared fishing on 30′ to 32′ boat – max of 6 persons
Shared fishing on 33′ to 38′ boat – max of 8 persons
A 10.00 USD dock fee needs to be paid in cash upon arrival at the marina.

VIP Transportation (Chevrolet Van w/ AC)
  • From Cancun hotelzone $50.00 USD round trip
  • From Cancun / Moon Palace / Puerto Morelos $70.00 USD round trip
  • From Cancun / Playa del Carmen / Playacar $100.00 USD round trip

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