Twelve of the most popular species of sports fish abound in these waters, including marlin, sailfish, kingfish, tuna, and grouper. Some of these fish are renowned trophy fish, while others offer some of the best tasting meat from the sea. Some Cancun fish jump high in the water and put on a spectacular show, while others dive for the bottom and offer you a long, protracted, muscular fight. No matter what you end up fighting, however, the fight is always rewarding and well-worth it after successfully landing a magnificent catch.
Cruising out on a Cancun fishing yacht takes you past some of the best scenery in Mexico into some of the finest water in the world. Your Cancun fishing experience begins at the Marina, where you are issued your boarding pass and introduced to your captain and crew who are trained to accommodate both beginning fisherman and veteran anglers alike. They will take you to one of many custom built, world-class fishing yachts and take off for deep water.
As you leave the marina, you will see the tropical scenery of the Nichupte Lagoon and Cancun bay as you head out to the hot spots. The boats are super fast and get you there in no time. You can charter boats for periods of 4, 6, 8, and 12 hours. The six hour charter is the recommended booking for those seeking the best experience without too much exposure to the sun.
Cancun fishing boats are fast and Loaded with Gear. Cancun fishing boats usually measure 11 feet wide by 34 feet long and are fully equipped with all required safety gear. Every boat has two fighting chairs and fish fighting belts, along with a cooler for food and drinks and a bathroom below decks.
You never have to bring your own rods and reels when fishing in Cancun (unless you choose to). All boats are decked out with the best Penn International rods and reels and thoroughly checked and rigged prior to departure from the marina.
Different fish in Cancun bite at different times of the year. Your captain knows which fish are in season at any given month of the year. This means that no matter when you plan to visit Cancun, there are always sports fish of some species running at that time. Your captain has a chat that shows exactly which fish are most active at a given month of the year, and where they are most likely to be found in the surrounding areas.
We recommend that beginning fisherman rely upon the experience of the Captain and crew to get them started in this great sport. While it is a simple thing to strap into a fight chair, it takes a team of people to bring in the larger fish…even if you are an expert fisherman.
It is also recommended that you always follow your captains recommendation on bait, lures, and tackle required to attract and land your trophies. If your Captain recommends a specific method for hooking the fish, go with the recommendation and let the crew position you for the best possible chance of landing your catch. Planning, cooperation, and teamwork always pay off when fishing in Cancun.