Top fishing trips in Cancún, Mexico
Everything to Know About Booking a fishing charter in Cancún
What are the best fishing charters in Cancún?
Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 14 trips in Cancún, and the most popular trips in the area are 25' Panga - Nearshore or Offshore guided by Alberto, Cancun on the Fly guided by Alberto, and Barracuda Fishing Trip guided by Alejandro.
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What types of fishing charters are common in Cancún?
Offshore fishing is the most popular in Cancún as well as nearshore fishing, inshore fishing, and flats fishing.
The most commonly sought after species in Cancún are: 1. barracuda, 2. sailfish, 3. mahi mahi / dorado, 4. white marlin, and 5. amberjack.
The most common fishing techniques in Cancún are trolling, bottom fishing, and light tackle fishing but heavy tackle fishing and jigging are popular as well.
How much do Cancún fishing charters cost?
in Cancún prices can range anywhere from $150 to $1,560, but the average price for a half day in Cancún is $329. The average price for a full day in Cancún is $736.
When is the best time to go fishing in Cancún?
The most popular season for fishing in Cancún is fall, and most anglers book their trips 1 days in advance.
Where can I get a Cancún fishing license and what are the bag limits in Cancún?
See here for more information on fishing licenses in Cancún, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Cancún. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Cancún.
Species in Cancún
- Atlantic Mackerel
- Black Grouper
- Blackfin Tuna
- Blacktip Shark
- Blue Marlin
- Bull Shark
- Cero Mackerel
- Cubera Snapper
- Gag Grouper
- Goliath Grouper
- Jack Crevalle
- King Mackerel / Kingfish
- Lane Snapper
- Mahi Mahi / Dorado
- Mangrove Snapper
- Mutton Snapper
- Red Grouper
- Red Snapper
- Snowy Grouper
- Striped Marlin
- Tiger Shark
- White Marlin
- Yellowtail Amberjack
- Yellowtail Snapper