Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Deep Sea Fishing in Cancun

Twelve of the most popular species of sports fish are found in Cancun’s waters, including marlin, sailfish, kingfish, tuna, and grouper making Cancun deep sea fishing legendary.

Taking a Cancun deep sea fishing excursion during your vacation is a great and rewarding way to explore the coast. 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.

Cancun Fishing Charters

Aquaworld's fishing charter

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 Cancun deep sea fishing experience without too much exposure to the sun. Aquaworld offers 4, 6, 8 or 12 hour charters as well as shared options.

Your Cancun deep sea 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. Most of the captains and crew of Cancun deep sea fishing charters speak Spanish and English as they are experienced with travelers from all over the world.

A Cancun deep sea fishing charter is usually around $100 -$150 per hour.

Some companies reserve the boat per person ($100 -$200) which can end up being more expensive than a flat per hour fee if you have a lot of people. If you have only a few, this may be a better deal. Reserving your charter online ahead of time is a good tip to save money and insure that you will be able to get a boat.

A fishing license is required to go deep sea fishing in Cancun. This is usually included in the package you purchase with the charter. If it is not included, a Cancun fishing license costs about $5.

Cancun Fishing Boats

Cancun deep sea fishing boats usually measure 11 feet wide by 34 feet long and are fully equipped with all required safety gear.

Most boats have 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 deep sea fishing in Cancun (unless you choose to). All boats are decked out with the best rods and reels and thoroughly checked and rigged prior to departure from the marina.

Deep Sea Fishing

Different fish in Cancun bite at different times of the year. This means that no matter when you plan your Cancun deep sea fishing trip, there are always sports fish of some species running at that time. The captain of your Cancun deep sea fishing charter will be able to tell 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. The grounds for fishing are about 30-40 minutes away from the marina.

Deep Sea Fishing Tips

  • The number one thing to remember is to bring sunscreen on your fishing charter. You will be on the water for 4+ hours and the sun in Cancun is very strong. Hats and sunglasses are also good to have to help combat the sun.
  • Make sure to check with the company of your Cancun deep sea fishing charter to see if the price includes drinks and food. If not, make sure you bring enough water to stay hydrated as well as any beer or other drinks you might want to enjoy while fishing. Pack snacks and lunch foods as well.
  • Cancun deep sea fishing charters go out into the Carribean which can sometimes get rough. If you are prone to sea-sickness you may want take Dramamine or a similar medication before getting on the boat. Your fishing charter will be must more pleasant if you are not sick the whole time.
  • Although it is not required, most of the captains and crew members of Cancun fishing charters expect tips. Bring some small bills or pesos. 10-15% is customary.

Cancun Deep Sea Fishing Charter Operators

When dialing the local number from the U.S. or Canada, always dial 011 52 (998) before the number shown.

Operator Telephone
Aqua World
4, 6 & 8 hr. sportfishing charters
Shared charters. All tackle included.
Aqua Fun 985-3260
Aqua Tours 983-0400
Asterix Naviera 986-4847
Cancun Marina Club 983-1999
Mundo Marino 983-0554
Capt. Rodman Hunter 044 987-46333
(Local only)